|Northwest of White Orchard village|
Nilfgaardian Garrison is a location in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It is presumably a ruined fort most probably used by Temerians during the Third Nilfgaard-Nordling War to guard the Ismena river, before being taken over by the Nilfgaard army after their victory at the battle of White Orchard between the Crossroads and Cackler Bridge. It is now controlled by the commanding officer, captain Peter Saar Gwynleve.
It is located at the northwestern-most area of White Orchard. It is built atop a hill surrounded by a swamp on its south, and the river on the north and its sides. Its collapsed bridge, used to cross the river, may have been connected to a road towards Houtborg in the north.
- The strategic point guards White Orchard's main river crossing. Nilfgaardian troops have taken it over.
- There are about 35 soldiers stationed in the garrison.
- Although the cause of the 'fort's' ruin is currently unknown, there can be two assumptions. Either it was caused by erosion and negligence, or it was destroyed by artillery (catapults or trebuchet). However, the latter seems improbable since it is surrounded by terrain unfavorable for siege engines to operate on, and there are no signs of their use anywhere.