Flower nose 25. jul, 2013 @ 8:04am
imperials and storm cloaks
Why do imperials and storm cloaks fight?

as far as i know imperials had war with thalmor and were losing and the only way to survive was to make a law that you cant worship the god talos.and so storm cloaks were mad and tried to take over imperials because of this rule
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Rest EZ 25. jul, 2013 @ 8:14am 
The reason they fight is because the Stormcloaks believe the Empire made a deal that negatively affected the Nords of Skyrim (since they DID worship Talos) without even considering their well-being and feelings on the matter. The Stormcloaks thus started the civil war to A) Force the Empire to take their concerns seriously and B) Ulfric Stormcloak wanted the throne, since he believed the current High King was merely a mouthpiece serving Imperial interests. The Empire, however, sees the Stormcloaks merely as disgruntled locals rebelling because they don't understand the circumstances of what would have happened to Skyrim (and all Imperial provinces) had they not surrended on those terms to the Aldmeri Dominion. It's all political, really, and kind of a pointless conflict and waste of resources, in my opinion.
Le Ver Coquin 25. jul, 2013 @ 8:59am 
Ulfric Stormcloak was captured by the Thalmor early during the Great War and was made to believe that the information he gave up lead to the Thalmor forces taking the Imperial City. He was later allowed to escape. The war ended with a treaty that banned Talos worship, among many other things heavily favoring the Aldmeri Dominion.

When Ulfric got back to Skyrim, the Reach had been taken by the Forsworn. He and his militia agreed to help on condition that Talos worship be permitted to them. The Empire wasn't actually enforcing the ban on Talos worship and hoped the Thalmor wouldn't find out. Since they were still stalking Ulfric, they easily found out and forced the Empire to arrest him.

His father died during his sentence. As he was released he went back home to Windhelm and became the Jarl of Eastmarch. The High King later died and all the Jarls were convened to a ceremony where his son Torygg would be crowned High King in his place. Ulfric tried to get Torygg to declare independance from the Empire during the ceremony but failed, as this wasn't a decision to take lightly.

Shortly after, Ulfric travelled to Solitude, challenged Torygg to a duel to the death and killed him.
Under Nord tradition, this is perfectly legal and the challenger becomes the new High King if he wins. Under Imperial law however, it's murder and a crime of high treason. He fled Solitude and rallied support to his cause. That's how the rebellion started.

The Nords who follow traditions believe Ulfric is the true High King while those loyal to the Empire believe he's a murderer and only wants power.

In the end, both Ulfric and the Empire made some terrible decisions and now the Thalmor are the ones benefitting from the war.
No One 25. jul, 2013 @ 9:14am 
the imperials like owning skyrim and the storm cloaks think the imperials need to go back to cyrodil and all the while the forsworn some how think skyrim is theres but there breatons and breatons come from highrock and the thalmor are just dbags who think there better than every one else
Jarl Meow Lynx Von Dogenstein 25. jul, 2013 @ 10:58am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av No One:
the imperials like owning skyrim and the storm cloaks think the imperials need to go back to cyrodil and all the while the forsworn some how think skyrim is theres but there breatons and breatons come from highrock and the thalmor are just dbags who think there better than every one else
That pretty much sums it up :P you forgot the dunmer though :P
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