Oblivion: Fort Hastrel

Oblivion: Places: Forts
Fort Hastrel
(view on map)
# of Zones 2
(1 boss-level Vampire)
Important Treasure
1 boss-level Coffin
1 War Axe of Seduction
2 Arrows of Embers
Console Location Code(s)
FortHastrel01, FortHastrel02
Colovian Highlands
North-northwest of Kvatch in the heart of County Kvatch
Fort Hastrel

Fort Hastrel is a medium-sized fort north of Kvatch containing vampires. It is west of Camp Ales and southeast of Last Chance Camp. It contains two zones: Fort Hastrel and Fort Hastrel Keep.



Key to Maps
Map of Fort Hastrel Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel -39, 7
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Fort Hastrel (editor name FortHastrelMapMarker). The entrance door is S of the marker, 50 feet away.
  • 1 Melee Skeleton is near the entrance
  • 3 Wilderness Creatures (Highlands variety) are near the entrance
  • 2 Chest 01 is near the entrance
  • The following potions can be found near the entrance: 1 Potion of Nighteye
  • The following plants can be found near the entrance: 6 Fennel plants, 6 Ginseng plants, 3 Lady's Mantle plants, 16 Motherwort plants, and 9 Viper's Bugloss plants

Zone 1: Fort HastrelEdit

Fort Hastrel

Upon entering the fort, you will find a Dead Treasure Hunter (F) lying next to a bedroll (b) and an Arrow of Embers (on the ground at E).

Continue due south, down a flight of stairs. In the next room a vampire guards four coffins, of which only one has valuable loot, and a second Arrow of Embers (E). In the final room are two alcoves. Each contains a minor loot chest, with the southern one also housing a vampire.

When returning through door C, you will be on the upper level of a room, and able to snipe down at the two enemies below. An alcove to the south contains two more minor loot chests. You can make your way back to exit quickly by keeping to the right and following the corridors. Alternatively, turn left and pass through a series of rooms containing three enemies but no loot.


  • 1 Vampire
  • 4-5 Vampire Enemies (each 50% probability Vampire, 33% Undead, 17% Vampire Beast)
  • 2 Rats


Doors and Gates:

  • There are three doors in/out of this zone
    • 1 door (at Out) leads outside
    • 2 doors (at C and D) lead out of dungeon to Fort Hastrel Keep and Fort Hastrel Keep


  • 1 Dead Treasure Hunter (carries light armor, one weapon, unenchanted loot) at location F on map
  • 1 bedroll at b

Zone 2: Fort Hastrel KeepEdit

Fort Hastrel Keep
The items at E

After entering from door D, head left to loot a chest before proceeding west. Fight your way past a rat and another enemy before arriving in the main room. This is structured around a large central column. On top of it, at E, you will find a War Axe of Seduction, a pair of steel gauntlets and a cheese wedge. You can reach the top of the platform by climbing the stairs on the south side, although Acrobatics above 50 is recommended.

The room also contains up to two enemies, one of which one is a boss-level vampire (A), a boss chest B and a minor loot chest. Head north, loot the two chests in the alcove nearby, and return to the previous zone via door C.


  • 1 boss-level Vampire (50% chance Vampire Matriarch, 50% chance Vampire Patriarch) at location A on map
  • 1-2 Vampire Enemies (each 50% probability Vampire, 33% Undead, 17% Vampire Beast)
  • 1 Rat


Doors and Gates:

  • There are two doors (at C and D) in/out of this zone, both leading to the zone Fort Hastrel
  • Note: Two candlesticks in this area are subject to a graphical glitch. This issue is present in all recent patches to the game, and can only be repaired on consoles via installation of the Shivering Isles.