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Imperials or Stormcloaks?
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Imperials for the ideological upper hand. Stormcloaks for the aesthetics.
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Stormcloaks. At least they stick fastidious to a belief, rather than turncoat at the first sign of elf fuccbois
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>>423948870
Typical Stormcloak goon.
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>>423948870
>doesn’t know Ulfric Stormcloak is a Thalmor asset
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Neither, I just go on a thalmor killing spree every time I play.
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Rajat kiinni!!!
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Doesn’t matter
Stormclocks= Empire and Thalmor driven out. Skyrim is a unified fighting force that will fight the Dominion.
Empire=Skyrim becomes a unified fightforce that will fight the Dominion
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>>423948870
white gold concordant wasn’t until ulfric shit the bed at markarth
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Jews
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>>423948708
There are people right here right now on this board that sided with the empire that almost had their head cut off for no real reason.
Let that sick in.
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That depends. If I were a whorish Argonian girl, would a Stormcloak still give me the dick and wife me?
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>>423950209
Yes and no
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>>423950117
Men of principles
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>Not supporting the Stormcloaks to weaken the Empire and further the cause of Breton independence
The 10 thousand Kingdoms of High Rock will continue to test their abilities against eachother, skilling up all the warriors to max stats, and when the virgin Altmer try to come for the Adamantine Tower they'll get entirely blown the fuck out by flying Breton battlemages
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>>423948860
>Stormcloaks for the aesthetics.
Sorry but Imperials have that one covered too.
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Only Drumpf supporters side with Imperials because it aligns with their fascist ideology
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>>423950816
Nah. Winterhold is way better looking than Solitude and the Nord aesthetics of Stormcloaks are better for the immersion
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the heart wants the stormcloaks to win
but the mind knows the empire has to be victorious
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>>423950976
TWO PROVINCES???
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>no matter which side you choose you are still playing right into the hands of the Altmer Jew
how about neither
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>>423950117
>playing this game without an alternate start mod
surely you jestin
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>>423948708
They are literally the same. Can't believe how fucking horrible written this whole plot was.
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>>423951242
>Implying the Altmer will win
Another human demi-god will appear and shit on their face as usual.
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>>423951523
Cuckbride one of the main Lore writers already spoiled that they will win in a Reddit Q&A
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>>423951772
Nothing he writes outside of the games is canon.
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>>423951523
In TES 6 it will be offhandedly mentioned that the Dragonborn went berserk and wiped out the Thalmor offscreen.
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>>423951242
You're only playing into their hand if you allow the war to continue indefinitely. The Thalmor literature you can find in their estate makes it pretty clear that they want the civil war to drag on for as long as possible, so that the empire is distracted and the most valuable fighters of men are being killed. A quick end to the civil war is ideal.
Personally I would say Stormcloaks are the best choice in this situation. Once their grievances are cleared with the empire they will no doubt help fight the Thalmor, and with Talos on their side they have a better chance.
Reminder that Talos became one of the 'towers' for men, keeping the flow of time stable. The Thalmor's ultimate goal is to destroy all of the towers and become spirit beings agains, unmaking Mundus. Erasing Talos from everyone's minds is just one more play they're making to do that.
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>>423950047
the thalmor mages had such sick armor. Stupid you couldnt find non magical versions of all the pieces to craft them as you'd like. Same with the dawnguard sets. It's like the devs did it on purpose to troll people.
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>>423948870
>the virgin imperial
>the chad stormcloak
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>>423948708
>>423949048
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>>423949030
>Not being able to read
They consider Ulfric an asset as long as the Imperials and Stormcloaks are kept in a stalemate. The Thalmor wants the civil war to continue for as long as possible to weaken both sides.
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>>423952154
>durrr he’s not actually an elf he’s not an asset u guis

All his actions help the Thalmor. That’s the point. A destabilized Tamriel=more Thalmor control.

That’s why Imperials are the best choice. They have the control across Tamriel necessary to create a unified front against the Thalmor.
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>>423952308
That's rolling with the assumption that the Empire isn't already too pussy whipped by the Thalmor to actually turn on them.
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>>423950047
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>>423948708
Stormcloak. Mede took the credit for the forgotten hero's hard work in Legends yet still managed to fuck it up with the White Gold Concordat. He deserved the shanking I gave him at the end of the Dark Brotherhood quest.
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>>423952308
>They have the control across Tamriel
Have you kept up with the lore?

Black Marsh cut ties with the Empire.
Hammerfell is fucking PISSED and the relationship with the province and the Empire is shaky as hell.
Elsweyr is allied to the Thalmor.

They have fucking nothing, how is that control?
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>>423952308
>A destabilized Tamriel=more Thalmor control.
It's already horribly destabilised. The Thalmor Empire consists of High Rock, Valenwood and Elsweyr while the Empire consists of Cyrodill, half of Skyrim, half of Morrowind and a very upset Hammerfell who think the Empire are pussies for surrendering and forming the Whit Gold Concordat. Half of Morrowind is controlled by the neutral Black Marsh.
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>>423948870
t. guy who knows literally nothing about the lore apparently.
Imperials fought. They gave it pretty much everything they had and then some, it wasn't enough.
At that point it was between being utterly exterminated or cutting their losses and bidding their time while they recover and consolidate their remaining forces.
The plan was to lick their wounds and recover while trying to maintain a strained peace with the elves until they could have another crack at pushing them back to their fucking lands, but no.
Stupid, piece of shit Stormcloaks are too shortsighted, so they fucked Skyrim for everyone by starting an open war over nothing. People could still worship Talos, they just had to do it in the comfort of theiir homes or secret meetings, since the Imperials weren't REALLY cracking down on the law and doing just barely enough to keep the Elves satisfied, but that wasn't enough for the Stormcloaks. They would rather start a fight against an enemy they couldn't possibly win and cause their people to die a pointless death. Good job Stormcloaks.
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>>423953435
Pretty much this. They technically could have pressed on after retaking the Imperial City, but the sheer loss would make it trivial for say, Black Marsh to just waltz in and take part of all of Cyrodil.
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>>423949837
Except for the fact that the Empire has always helped Skyrim. Skyrim always relied on the Empire for multiple things, such as protection for many cities from the multiple threats by the wildlife in the land AND for supplies.
The nords are simply spread way too thin for them to be able to have enough men and resources to take care of them.
Kicking the Empire out would cause cities to basically be destroyed or starved and would reduce the population of Skyrim by a bit.
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>>423950117
>the actions of one officer will cause me hold a grudge against the entirety of the Empire and make poor decisions based on that petty grudge, despite the fact that it was clear that the officer was going against Empire protocol by how Harold tried to intervene
smart boi right here
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>>423950685
A defensive war only serves the Thalmor. Their ultimate objective is to basically destroy the world so they can regain their lost immortality, or so they think.
The bretons can sit in their tower while the Thalmor will fuck the world, and when it is too late, the Adamatine Tower won't be enough to stop the end.
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>>423953738
It's even why Balgruff explicitly sides with the Empire in the end. The guy does it for the money but the money is for Whiterun. Stormcloaks taking over means Whiterun loses lucrative trade which means the entire city soon goes into the shitter.
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>>423953435
>t. charlatan

The empire literally let the thalmor come into skyrim to crack down on talos worship. If thats not the ultimate cuckoldification i don't what is.
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>>423948708
Stormcloaks because the Imperials are literally fucked after the events of Oblivion. They have none of the divine favor that let them grow their empire that large.
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>>423951857
>Once their grievances are cleared with the empire they will no doubt help fight the Thalmor
Where did you get that from? It has been made clear multiple times through the texts and dialogue in the game that Ulfric is extremely petty and holds a significiant grudge with the empire.
His lieutenants share his views and maturity, not to mention their treatment of other races.
I don't understand why you seem to be under the impression that the Stormcloak leadership are reasonable dudes who will surely see the long term gains rather than shortsightedly sticking to their guns.
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>>423954091
All because Ulfric was a giant retard and made a giant show of talos worship in Markath, which was kind of the reason Thalmor actually started enforcing the ban in total in the first place. The guy also was stupid enough to kill Torygg even thought he would have more than likely supported him in the first place.

Ulfric's a retard. No shame in killing him.
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Stormcloaks.

Ulfric was completely justified with rebelling after the empire fucked him.
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>>423952435
The Thalmor want to get rid of everyone. There is no allying with the Thalmor and everyone knows it. The only reason the Thalmor didn't wipe the Empire out is because they couldn't do it without extreme losses to their side, which would be bad considering how small the Elves's numbers are.
Ultimately, it was pretty clear for everyone that it would all boil down to another fight once both sides were done licking their wounds, which is why the Thalmor was more than happy about the civil war, since it would weaken the Empire and slow down their recovery.
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>>423952639
They don't have diplomatic control, but they have the military one over the parts where fight is happening.
They beat everything the Empire threw at them, they pushed Hammerfell to the ropes and the other places are sticking to a wait-and-see plan.
So yeah, the Thalmor have the upperhand over their enemies and everyone else is just sitting in the stands.
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>>423948708
>No ending where you make yourself High King
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>>423954091
>the empire let the thalmor come
>let
What part of "The empire lost the fight" you didn't understand? Should everyone die just because Ulfric wanted to worship Talos in the middle of the city square?
Things were doing good.
The Empire was doing the bare minimum to maintain the Thalmor satisfied while at the same time being barely more than an inconvenience for the people at Skyrim.
It was not ideal, but it was a sustainable situation to maintain until the Empire recovered their forces (and hopefully made peace with Hammerfell), then they could have another shot at pushing the Thalmor back.
But no, Ulfric had to throw shit at the fan and cause a civil war, weakening Skyrim and the Empire for the pettiest shit. It only serves to help the Thalmor.




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