The year is 201 of the 4th era. The year of our story. The reign of the Septims has long been gone ever since Martin Septim’s brave sacrifice and the sealing the gates of oblivion forever. After Martin Septim passed into history as one of the bravest emperors that ever lived, the empire fell into chaos. However Titus Mede I rose to power as he and his militia conquered the Imperial City and proclaimed himself emperor. His empire however was a shadow of its former self. Many provinces seceded from the empire. The biggest issue however was the rise of the Thalmor and the establishment of the Aldmeri Dominion. Then The Great War happened between the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion that nearly ended the empire. It was only that the empire managed to survive another day when the empire successfully reconquered the Imperial City at the Battle of the Red Ring, They then signed the White-Gold Concordat which meant that they would live to fight another day. Most of the terms aren’t that significant to this story however the most important ones were the disbanding of the blades and the banning of Talos. Talos was the god of man and war. He was mortal like you or I. His name was Tiber Septim. He is of great importance because he founded this empire before becoming the ninth divine. The elves didn’t like everyone worshipping a man who conquered their homeland and became a god. The empire didn’t have a choice but to agree to the terms in order to survive. But the Nords however didn’t share the empire’s mindset and wanted to worship Talos again. And people should know by now about what happens when someone takes your god away. The answer is quite clear: a Civil War breaks out. And that’s what happened. In the year 176 of the fourth era, The Nords rebelled against the empire. Thus beginning the Skyrim Civil War. On one side we have the Stormcloak rebellion led by the Jarl of Windhelm, Ulfric Stormcloak himself. Their goals are simple to become independent from what they call a weak and dying empire that are puppeted by the Thalmor, restore Talos worship, and make Ulfric the High King and take on the Aldmeri Dominion. On the other side we have the Imperial Legion led by one of The emperor Titus Mede II’s greatest generals, General Tullius himself. Their goal is to make Skyrim a fully imperial province again to stand united for a Second Great War against the Aldmeri Dominion. And that is where our story begins.