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Enhanced Cities: Fort Winstad
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Mar 1, 2013 @ 5:05pm
Aug 1, 2013 @ 4:38pm
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This mod adds a Perimeter Wall, with Patroling Guards and a Sprawling village to Winstad Manor, of Hearthfire.

If you don't have Fort Heljarchen yet, go check it out!!
Don't forget to Rate & Favourite if you like the Mod, Please & Thanks!
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Hearthfire is Unfortunately Required ... lucky for you its only $4 or something on Steam!


NOTICE: Recommended that you partially build Winstad Manor before Subbing to the Fort


Fort Winstad Features:
-Walkable perimeter wall with 4 Gated Entrances.
-Cleared out all the Dead, Ugly trees and Grass and Planted fresh Aspens and Lush Grass!
-LOTS of Landscaping and Backfilling to accomodate the amount of construction. As a result, the Marsh is now a Lake; Go for a Swim!
-Full Black Smith [Added 1.1]
-6 Guards on Scheduled Patrol (Eat, Drink, Sleep)
-Town Hall (with a Golden Throne just for YOU!)
-Guard House
-Ocean Breeze Pub & Rest
-3 Towers for Surveylance (and jumping off of into the Lake ...) Lakewatch Tower, Swampwatch Tower & Mountainwatch Tower.
-Gated Lake Entrance

& MUCH more to come!! Including...
-Thriving population of NPCs
-More Guards
-Your own personal Boatman and Dock crew, who will take you to several Coastal Cities.
-More detailed interiors
-Possible Quest lines

Update 1.1
-Black Smith area added
-Several Navmesh issues resolved
-Crashing fix for those without Dawnguard
-Wall access added near Lakewatch Tower.
Update 1.1.1
-Minor bug fix - Duplicated Log Pile/Stable.

Update 1.2
-Lakewatch Tower converted into Lighthouse.
-Balder the Blacksmith and his lovely wife Olana, who has taken charge of the local Farmers Market, have become the first inhabitants of Winstad! Please welcome them with open arms!
-Olana has made some drastic changes to the market. Must say, I like what shes done with the place!
-Minor improvements throughout (lighting, clutter etc.)

**FINALLY**Update 2.0**
-Balder and Olana have returned!! And they've brought company!
-Stella will be watching over the newly minted "Winstad Fox in Fort - Pub & Rest" (that's right, the 'Fox in Fort' brand of Pubs is Franchising!). You will notice that the pub is now generally quite packed in the evening, so they are now currently looking to hire some entertainment! Also if you're too drunk to wander back to the house, you can always rent a room - directly left of the bar.
-The Hunter has taken up residence in the house furthest to back of the Fort, and made it quite comfortably his own. He spends the day out in the Woods.. hunting.. but he will always be back to the pub to finish up his night.
-Lord Commander Ulrich was hired to transform the motley-crew of Merceneries that were protecting the fort, into a more organized Force.. the DragonGuard; a highly skilled, highly trained fleet of Guards hell bent on protecting these walls. They'll all be into the pub after their respective shifts for Pint.
-Have also made some minor adjustments/improvements near the front gate.

More to come! Promise! ;)


The Story behind Winstad
Upon purchasing the land from the Jarl of Morthal, the Dragonborn knew exactly what he wanted to do with it.
Starting by tearing up all the existing sod and trees, he tediously transformed the terrain from an uninhabitable wasteland, to the rolling, majestic village you now see before you.

Rock and Stones were in large supply, once the dragonborn started dredging up the Marsh, so the Walls and towers were only a matter of labor, as the materials were readily available.

The wood and thatch for the buildings was also quite abundant having chopped down numerous trees and dried grass.

Finding Guards to secure the Fort wasn't to be a problem, as Mercenaries around Skyrim are a dime-a-dozen.
Give them somewhere to Eat & Sleep.. and Drink, and they'll give you their life.

This Town is young, but it is growing. And thriving. And can provide Protection from the growing threat of Dragons unlike any other. "If you build it; they will come." The population will flock to Fort Winstad in due time. And they will look to you as their new Ruler. For their lives may depend on it.

Hope you All Enjoy!
Feedback/ Suggestions are welcome below!



This has nothing to do with my Mod, but "Birds and Flocks" has known bugs with Windstad Manor. Be sure to get the Hearthfire Version of "Birds and Flocks".

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Do you built the Fort with the Workbench, like the Hearthfire homes?
A1: Nope. Once you sub, it is there.

Q2: Can you make it so you can craft the entire Fort ala Hearthfire?
A2: No, sorry. I don't know how, and there's too much else to do on the Fort.

Q3: Can you make it so we can choose the Guards Armor? Or have the Armor change depending on Allegiance within the game ie Empire, Stormcloak etc.
A3: No, again. I don't know how.

Q4: My house doesn't show up when I build it. Whats happening?
A4: You likely subbed to the Fort before building the House. Just a) unsub the Fort, b) Load from a point before you started building the home, c) Build home (I only had to partially build) and Hire Steward, d) Subscribe to Fort and Enjoy!

Q5: How come no people???
A5: They are coming. I promise. I appreciate your patience.
Unfortunately, I have an actual Job as well; this is just a fun little hobby.
Do know that I will be posting a LOT of updates for this Mod along the way, so make sure you let your updates run every once in a while. Or check back here for Update notices.

Q6: Fort Lakeview??
A6: Perhaps. I'd love to do it, as theres alot of cool things I could do with it, BUT its a lot of work to make these things, and a lot more work supporting them and building on them once I've up'ed it to Steam. We'll see! Never say never!
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saunders.bryan Sep 13 @ 1:37pm 
hello cleedavis37...did you go into your data file and unclick the box? I f you do that mod should be gone now....I hope I was able to help you.....peace
Callan.Osland1 Sep 10 @ 6:03am 
Are you still planning on adding more npc's?
cleedavis37 Sep 10 @ 3:49am 
hey i got this mod and it cut some of anothe mod i had out so i turnd this mod off but the town is still there and it is crashing my game how do i get it off??
AlphaJoe  [author] Sep 7 @ 4:37pm 
@shantovia - Thanks for letting me know! Prettty sure it works for 10,000 other people too.
shontovia Sep 7 @ 1:03pm 
@alphajoe it seems to work fine, for me at least. Just thought I would give you a heads up. I've uninstalled it for the time being, but I look forward to future updates. There's all sorts of potential with these.
AlphaJoe  [author] Sep 7 @ 8:13am 
@shontovia - there's no satisfying BOSS while maintaining a functional, working Navmesh within the Village. So BOSS will in fact say that there are navmeshs missing, because there are. I had to remove them in order to make the new ones. Obviously any other Mod in the area won't be compatible because I've transformed the terrain massively. Hope this helps!
shontovia Sep 6 @ 11:37pm 
I really like these mods (checked them all out a month or so ago), but my mod cleaner and organizers are warning me of a lot of problems that could lead to crashes and whatnot. If you want to see them, download LOOT (the organizer that alerted me to yours and other mods needing repaired) and TES5Edit (shows every single thing that needs fixing). TES5Edit is highly recommended for any modder anyway. Hope you download it to help yourself out in any case. :) LOOT is a handy tool surpassing BOSS in organizing your mod listing while playing.
Gol Zin Sep 1 @ 9:56am 
Great mod as always it's nice to see some actual PEOPLE in the town before it was very depressing seeing it so empty......The Back gate needs to be Double Guarded as the Greybeards tomb Ustengrov is a short walk away and necromancers are periodicly trying to raise greybeard bodies.....if Arngeir finds out he'll pell his beard out by the roots with BOTH HANDS ! Last thing the DB needs is a shouting zombie knocking residents about..Will the Secret cave ever be used for anything? Some Argonian residents would be most welcome esprvially KIDS.....Too bad hearthfire doesnt have a Teacher NPC.
DragonsBlood 11:11 Aug 20 @ 9:30pm 
Great looking mod!I might gives this a go.Must have taken some time to make?
AlphaJoe  [author] Aug 20 @ 5:23am 
@Smelldoor - No thank YOU!

@aroundthefur - Actions such as these by bandits was exactly what prompted me to do these mods. Windstad suffered from less attacks than Lakeview or Heljarchen, but it definitely would get it fair share of attacks coming from the mountains. Hope you enjoy!