When you load up Elder Scrolls Online and create a new character, you have the option of joining one of three factions/alliances based off the race/species you choose. You can complete quests across the factions but your alliance as far as PvP will never change. It also changes where you start out the game and what quests are the first ones available to you.
When you start playing Elder Scrolls Online you are greeted by Lyris one of the five original companions, who assists you espacing Coldharbour. And you later meet each of these companions in some way. But who are they? The short answer is the five members of the last Emperor Varen Aquilarios’ inner circle. Who attempted to help him locate the Amulet of Kings, and use it in a ritual to make Varen into a Dragonborn. Which would legitimize his claim to the Ruby Throne. But what the rest of the group didn’t know, is that it was a trap set up by the dark necromancer Mannimarco to destroy the veil between Nirn and Oblivion to allow Molag Bal to merge Nirn with Coldharbour by using the Dark Anchors. Which are a vast network of interplanar machines designed to move entire worlds. This event would be later known as the Soulburst, and heralded the beginning of the Planemeld.
I love playing Skyrim and sometimes there’s something that you just really want or need in the game… but can’t really afford it. And other times completing crimes can benefit you by taking you to places you need to go especially if you’re trying a speed run tactic. And don’t want to pay or can’t afford the fare for transportation. So what are the bounties for the various crimes in Skyrim?
One thing I love doing is playing Skyrim and watching speed runs. I am playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on my YouTube channel but I’m trying not to use any speedrun tactics or using mods. Though I am going to add a few mods that only adjust very minor things and disable the normal ones I use during gameplay. And off camera, I love playing the game trying to use the speedrun methods or tactics just to see how fast I can complete the game sometimes. Note, using these tactics will miss out on a lot of the story and heavily uses the glitches.
So what are those tactics?
I’ve been really into playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lately. Like way more than I’m into playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. Mainly just because I played the same level or section of the game like ten times, and it made me really annoyed. So I’m taking a break to refind my love of the game. So in the meantime I’m playing Skyrim. Which I’ve only ever completed using speedrun tactics, and I’m trying not to do that this time and I’ve definitely gotten into it. And wanted to write a few posts about it. For today’s post as you can tell from the title, I wanted to focus on Imperial Legion vs. Stormcloaks. More so just comparing the two main groups in the civil war over Skyrim. There are several clans that fall on either side of the rebellion (Battle-born and Gray-Mane being located in Whiterun, Black-Briars of Riften, and Silver-Bloods of Markarth).