|Appears in||Oblivion, ESO|
Fort Alessia (also known as Castle Alessia) is a ruined military fort located on the Red Ring Road, southeast of the Imperial City in the Great Forest of Cyrodiil, in an area known as the Bloody Grasslands. The fort is located just east of the Ayleid ruins of Sardavar Leed, where Saint Alessia was raised as a slave. It can be assumed that the fort was named in her honor.
During the Alliance War of 2E 582, Castle Alessia was an expansive and strategically important keep. It had its own farm, mine and lumbermill, and was heavily fortified. Likely due to the proximity of Sardavar Leed, the castle bore a clear Ayleid influence, with Welkynd Stones incorporated into the architecture. It was initially located within the territory held by the Aldmeri Dominion, and its central location made it essential for control of the Imperial City. The keep changed hands many times over the course of the war. The nearby Alessia Bridge once spanned the Upper Niben.
The fort was abandoned by the Imperial Legion during the relatively peaceful Third Era. By the time of the Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, Fort Alessia was no more than a ruin, controlled by a hostile band of marauders.