The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Tips

Fort Surprise
Go to fort coldcorn in the great forest northwest of the inperial city and easty of chorrol. go to the upper level of the tower. there is a note that says "the sword leads the way. Half a mile. its just past the big rock on the right" sure enough, there is a fine steel longsword pointing in that direction. Follow it, and you will find an enchanted dagger and a "note of bounty"