History Characters / SkyrimCivilWar

25th Apr '16 1:49:29 PM Caspoi
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe, the civil war is precisely about the people of Skyrim being split on what to think of the Empire and the Stormcloaks. Depending who you ask, even in-game, the Stormcloaks are either virtuous freedom fighters who want to protect Skyrim's culture and restore her to glory, or are barbarian upstarts who are out to take over the country and are causing more trouble than their rule would solve, while the Empire is either a crumbling and fading force with no power that has turned its back on its heritage, or they're Skyrim's best hope to fend off the Thalmor and with their defeat rebuild themselves and Skyrim back to the glory days along with the restoration of Talos worship. The only people that ''don't'' get this trope by either the Imperial Army or the Stormcloaks are the Thalmor - you have to look very very deep into the books and lore to get this trope for the Thalmor.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe, the civil war is precisely about the people of Skyrim being split on what to think of the Empire and the Stormcloaks. Depending who you ask, even in-game, the Stormcloaks are either virtuous freedom fighters who want to protect Skyrim's culture and restore her to glory, or are barbarian upstarts who are out to take over the country and are causing more trouble than their rule would solve, while the Empire is either a crumbling and fading force with no power that has turned its back on its heritage, or they're Skyrim's best hope to fend off the Thalmor and with their defeat rebuild themselves and Skyrim back to the glory days along with the restoration of Talos worship. The only people that ''don't'' get this trope by either the Imperial Army or the Stormcloaks are the Thalmor - you have to look very very deep into the books and lore to get this trope for the Thalmor.them.



An Altmer who claims to be an officer of either the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Legion, depending on which faction you have joined.[[note]]If you have not joined either, he appears as an Imperial.[[/note]] Speaking with him will start quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult."

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An Altmer who claims to be an officer of either the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Legion, depending on which faction you have joined.[[note]]If you have not joined either, he appears as an Imperial.[[/note]] Speaking with him will start quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult."
23rd Apr '16 12:25:24 PM Discar
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: "Hero" being used ''very'' loosely here, but the idea remains; she wanted to make sure Ulfric and his lieutenants were going to be executed, to the point of ordering the death of two InnocentBystanders (Lokir and [[PlayerCharacter the Dragonborn]]), just to be sure. Although it is ultimately UpToThePlayer, that incident incited ''a lot'' of players to join [[LaResistance the Stormcloaks]], as well as making the Empire look like a bunch of bloodthirsty, oppressive invadersin the eyes of newcomers to the Elder Scrolls series. Threads discussing the motivations to join one side over the other will often be littered with ''"I joined the Stormcloaks because the Imperials tried to cut my head off !"''

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: "Hero" being used ''very'' loosely here, but the idea remains; she wanted to make sure Ulfric and his lieutenants were going to be executed, to the point of ordering the death of two InnocentBystanders (Lokir and [[PlayerCharacter the Dragonborn]]), just to be sure. Although it is ultimately UpToThePlayer, up to the player, that incident incited ''a lot'' of players to join [[LaResistance the Stormcloaks]], as well as making the Empire look like a bunch of bloodthirsty, oppressive invadersin invaders in the eyes of newcomers to the Elder Scrolls series. Threads discussing the motivations to join one side over the other will often be littered with ''"I joined the Stormcloaks because the Imperials tried to cut my head off !"''
20th Mar '16 5:35:31 PM ErikModi
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* {{Badass}}: Say what you will about him, but when you set out to capture [[spoiler:Odahviing]], he'll happily raise an axe alongside his housecarl and guards and try to help you take the dragon down.

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* {{Badass}}: Say what you will about him, but when you set out to capture [[spoiler:Odahviing]], he'll happily raise an axe alongside his housecarl and guards and try to help you take the dragon down. Similarly, he'll personally fight to defend himself against Stormcloaks during the siege of Whiterun. He tells his Housecarl Irileth (essentially his most loyal bodyguard) that he will not let his city fall without raising a sword in its defense.
15th Mar '16 6:51:17 AM Troscus
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** If there were no engine constraints, it's likely "Stormblade" would become your last name in Skyrim, given its similarity to other Nordic names: Two words and given for an honorable reason. This effectively makes your family the Karstarks to the Stormcloak family's Starks.
8th Feb '16 9:02:01 PM MadCat221
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* GeoEffects: He isn't concerned about dragons, as Markarth consists of stone buildings built into a mountainside.

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* GeoEffects: He isn't concerned about dragons, as Markarth consists of stone buildings (which don't burn) built into a mountainside.mountainside (which is hard for a dragon to swoop down through).
8th Jan '16 9:21:57 AM MadCat221
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An Aldmeri Legate, in charge of Legion operations in The Rift.

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An Aldmeri Altmeri Legate, in charge of Legion operations in The Rift.
31st Dec '15 4:49:59 PM GordyTepig
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* IncestSubtext: By pure accident. Hemming is her son, and Ingun and Sibbi are meant to be her grandkids. But she shares a bed with Hemming and people in the game refer to Sibbi and Ingun as her kids.
24th Dec '15 11:40:22 AM IvelliosWiefel
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** Another example that can happen during the same sequence. If the Dragonborn, still bound and helpless (and still by all rights a criminal) runs up to Tullius during the attack, he'll simply bark out an almost stupefied "RUN, you idiot!" In the wake of a dragon attack, even a criminal gets Tullius' benefit of the doubt. Sort of.
15th Dec '15 9:46:08 AM MadCat221
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'''Rikke''': General.\\

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'''Rikke''': [[WhatTheHellHero General.\\]]\\
9th Dec '15 5:38:32 PM MadCat221
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* TooSoon: [[invoked]] Feels this way about the annual burning of an effigy of Olaf One-Eye held by the Bard's College, which she cancels. Since her husband the High King ''was'' just murdered, perhaps a festival celebrating the death of a king (even a tyrant) by burning an effigy of him isn't really appropriate. If you join the Bard's College and complete the questline, you'll persuade her that burning the effigy of a ''despotic tyrant'' is a worthwhile celebration; true to form, she overcompensates again by declaring it a weekly event.

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* TooSoon: [[invoked]] Feels this way about the annual burning of an effigy of Olaf One-Eye held by the Bard's College, which she cancels. Since her husband the High King ''was'' just murdered, perhaps a festival celebrating the death of a king (even a tyrant) by burning an effigy of him isn't really appropriate. If you join the Bard's College and complete the questline, you'll persuade her that burning the effigy of a ''despotic tyrant'' is a worthwhile celebration; true to form, she overcompensates again by declaring it a weekly event.event if you give a particularly effective persuasion.
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