Skyrim:The Battle for Fort Dunstad (Stormcloaks)

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Reclaim this fort for the Stormcloaks.
Quest Giver: Galmar Stone-Fist
Location(s): Pale Stormcloak Camp, Fort Dunstad
Prerequisite Quest: The Battle for Fort Snowhawk
Next Quest: The Battle for Fort Kastav OR The Battle for Fort Greenwall
Concurrent Quest: Liberation of Skyrim
Reward: Leveled Weapon
ID: CWFortSiegeFort
Suggested Level: 6
Overview of Fort Dunstad

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Get your orders from Galmar Stone-Fist at the Pale Stormcloak Camp.
  2. Meet the Stormcloaks east of the fort.
  3. Take the fort.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Receiving OrdersEdit

You will only be assigned this quest if you chose to give The Pale to the Imperial Legion during the quest Season Unending. Go to the Pale Stormcloak Camp and talk to Galmar Stone-Fist. Galmar will tell you to go to Fort Dunstad and meet the Stormcloaks preparing for the attack.

Assaulting the FortEdit

Head northwest and join up with the men east of the fort. Speak to the leader of this force and he will agree to attack as soon as you are ready. If necessary, take a few moments to prepare and then lead the charge up the southeastern road. All Imperial forces must be eliminated. Your journal will keep track of the percentage of enemies left. While a straightforward battle beginning at the front entrance and working into the fort may be preferable for melee fighters, the fort also has several towers which are ideal for archers and ranged attacks.

Conquering HeroEdit

Once the enemy is fully vanquished, head back to Windhelm and Ulfric Stormcloak. He bestows upon you the title of Bone-Breaker and gives you a leveled weapon in honor of this new rank. You are now also able to purchase a home in Windhelm. Your next assignment will be the Liberation of Skyrim.


  • Bodies will usually disappear after they have been killed; this is to stop lagging.
  • Not all the enemies are present at the start of the mission; they will spawn when enough are killed.
  • More enemies will spawn than are needed to kill.

Quest StagesEdit

The Battle for Fort Dunstad (CWFortSiegeFort)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Galmar Stone-Fist has sent me to assist in taking Fort Dunstad from the enemy.
Objective 10: Join the men attacking Fort Dunstad
Objective 100: Take over Fort Dunstad by defeating the enemy (<Global=CWPercentPoolRemainingDefender>% Remaining)
9000 ☑Finishes quest We have succeeded in taking Fort Dunstad from the enemy.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 910, 920, 950, 1000, 2000, 9200, 9999.