Oblivion:Fort Istirus

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Fort:
Fort Istirus
(view on map)
# of Zones 3
Occupants
Necromancers
(1 boss-level Necromancer)
Important Treasure
1 boss-level Chest
Console Location Code(s)
FortIstirusExterior, FortIstirus, FortIstirus02, FortIstirus03
Region
West Weald
Location
East of Kvatch, just southeast of Ra'sava Camp
Fort Istirus

Fort Istirus is a medium-sized fort between Skingrad and Kvatch containing necromancers. It contains three zones: Fort Istirus, Fort Istirus Sanctuaries, and Fort Istirus Barracks.

[edit] Notes

  • This is one of the four locations mentioned in the Hastily Scrawled Note found during the quest Necromancer's Moon that have altars that can be used for the creation of Black Soul Gems.
  • A guaranteed magic item, a Dagger of Depletion, can be found nearby (map).
    • Right near the edge of the map between Skingrad and Kvatch, head east from the fort. Keep looking to your left, and after a few minutes you should see skeletal remains. The dagger is right next to the skeleton (location C on the map).

[edit] Exterior

Key to Maps
Map of Fort Istirus Exterior

[edit] Zone 1: Fort Istirus

Fort Istirus

You start in this zone at an intersection. If you head left, you will only find one or two enemies and will end up at door C; heading right leads you to most of the current level and to door D. In the next small room there is a Darts trap (T) which protects a minor loot chest; it can easily be dealt with by entering sneak mode and then activating the chest. Nearby you will also find a bedroll (b).

Occupants:

Treasure:

Traps:

  • 1 Darts trap at location T on map

Doors and Gates:

Other:

  • 1 bedroll at location b on map

[edit] Zone 2: Fort Istirus Sanctuaries

Fort Istirus Sanctuaries
An altar in Fort Istirus Sanctuaries

You can enter this zone from either Fort Istirus (through door C ) or Fort Istirus Barracks (through door E). While fairly linear, this zone can be quite tricky, as you will always have to fight two if not three necromancers at the same time.

In the first room after door C is a stone altar with a Headless Zombie corpse.

Occupants:

Treasure:

Doors and Gates:

[edit] Zone 3: Fort Istirus Barracks

Fort Istirus Barracks

As with the second zone you can enter this one from either Fort Istirus (through door D) or Fort Istirus Sanctuaries (door E).

In the first room after door E are the Boss-level Necromancer boss (A), the Boss Chest (B), a Dart trap (T) and another necromancer. The boss is on a small balcony overlooking the room and you might be able to take him out without drawing the second necromancer into the fight. On the same balcony is a stone altar with a Zombie corpse.

To arrive at door D you will have to make your way through a corridor until you arrive at another balcony from which you will have to jump down into a room with two necromancers ready to greet you. This room also contains two bedrolls (b), 4 Dart traps (T) under the bridge and a drawbridge at F. This is initially raised and you'll have to lower it by activating the switch in front of it (cyan dot on the map). The bridge brings you to a previously inaccessible area which contains two chests and possibly one more necromancer.

Occupants:

  • 1 boss-level Necromancer at location A on map
  • 5-6 Necromancers

Treasure:

Traps:

  • 4 Darts traps at locations T on map

Doors and Gates:

  • There are two doors in/out of this zone
  • 1 Drawbridge (initially raised) at F

Other:

  • 2 bedrolls at locations b on map

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