The Clest Fortress is a military stronghold located in the south west region of the Empire. It was originally a fort constructed in the early 19th century EC to protect the city of Clest, which was a major traffic hub.
During the Second Europan War
In the early stages of Operation Northern Cross, many nearby Imperial forces gathered here and heavily reinforced it. A 211mm howitzer was placed in the center of the fortress, hitting roads and bridges that Federation forces needed to take to advance towards Schwartzgrad. The howitzer itself was guarded by multiple mounted machine guns on the top of the fortress.