The Battle for Fort Greenwall is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn must capture Fort Greenwall, a critical military installation in the Rift, for their faction in the Civil War.
- Join the men attacking Fort Greenwall
- Take over Fort Greenwall by defeating the enemy
The quest giver will give an assignment to assist the allied soldiers at Fort Greenwall. Travel to Fort Greenwall, which is located north of Riften. Follow the quest marker to locate your allies. Once the allied soldiers are found, they will automatically charge at the fort. Attack the Stormcloaks inside the fort until 0% remain. You may want to take out the barricade at the front entryway and snipe the enemy archers from there. Once the remaining enemies have reached 0% the quest will be complete.
|The Battle for Fort Greenwall – CWFortSiegeFort|
|10||Imperials: Legate Rikke has sent me to assist in taking Fort Greenwall from the enemy.
Stormcloaks: Galmar Stone-Fist has sent me to assist in taking Fort Greenwall from the enemy.
|9000||We have succeeded in taking Fort Greenwall from the enemy.
- There is a way to finish this quest without going to Fort Greenwall: simply go to Mistveil Keep and hit Jarl Laila Law-Giver until she falls to her knees and the quest is finished.
- Taking out the archers in the beginning is recommended before destroying the barricades.
- If you wish to loot the enemies, do so as soon as the battle is over. There may be no way to recover the items later, as many of the soldiers' bodies disappear after a short amount of time.
- A dragon may spawn near the meet up point. If it does, you might try to get its attention and run to the fort. It will take out most of the soldiers until it decides to attack the Dragonborn. It will attack allies as well as enemies, but there is no penalty associated with this.
- If the main quest has been completed or the Call Dragon shout is obtained, you can summon Odahviing to help attack the fort. Odahviing will only attack your enemies.
- With the Dawnguard add-on, becoming Vampire Lord here is a good way to advance the skill tree. Note that both factions will attack, and both Imperials and Stormcloaks can be killed without any negative repercussions. During the day, however, it is advised to use Bloodcursed Elven Arrow to blot out the sun first.
- Using Beast Form and feeding on any corpses will similarly benefit a werewolf Dragonborn.
This section contains bugs related to The Battle for Fort Greenwall. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
Sometimes, no one will spawn at the fort and the battle will not begin.
"setstage CWFortSiegeFort 9000". The "Regain The Rift" objective of the Reunification of Skyrim quest will be completed automatically. Open the console and type
- Mistveil Keep in Riften and sneak into the Jarl's Quarters. Wait until she goes to sleep then go up to her and sneak attack her. It will suddenly say that the Battle for Fort Greenwall is complete and so is regaining the Rift. Report to General Tullius and that will be the end of this part (no achievement is awarded). Go to
- Clear all waypoint arrows before being assigned the quest.
- Use the wait feature until the Stormcloaks appear. This method may not work.
- Reload from an earlier save that was before getting the quest (you may have to reload more than once.)
- Open the console and type
- Fort Sungard instead of Fort Greenwall (without a quest marker appearing on the map).
If the Rift was taken in "Season Unending", Legate Rikke may try to send the Dragonborn to
- Understone Keep and killing the new Jarl should complete the Regain The Reach objective and The Battle for Fort Sungard. Solution: Sneaking into
- Sometimes, the promotion to Tribune may not occur.
|Civil War Quests (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Imperial Legion|| Joining the Legion • Get Outfitted • The Jagged Crown • Message to Whiterun|
Battle for Whiterun • Reunification of Skyrim • A False Front • The Battle for Fort Dunstad
Compelling Tribute • The Battle for Fort Greenwall • The Battle for Fort Sungard • Rescue from Fort Kastav
The Battle for Fort Snowhawk • The Battle for Fort Neugrad • The Battle for Fort Amol • Battle for Windhelm
|Stormcloaks|| Joining the Stormcloaks • The Jagged Crown • Message to Whiterun • Battle for Whiterun|
Liberation of Skyrim • Rescue from Fort Neugrad • Compelling Tribute • The Battle for Fort Sungard
A False Front • The Battle for Fort Snowhawk • The Battle for Fort Dunstad • The Battle for Fort Greenwall
The Battle for Fort Kastav • The Battle for Fort Hraggstad • Battle for Solitude
|Other|| Dragon Rising (required to start "Battle for Whiterun")|
Season Unending (may influence "Liberation of Skyrim" and "Reunification of Skyrim")