Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Reunification of Skyrim is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a large quest with several sub-quests and is a major part of the Civil War, provided that the Dragonborn sided with the Imperials at the Battle for Whiterun.


I will help General Tullius quell the Stormcloak rebellion and reunite Skyrim by restoring Imperial control.



"You'd be wasted as a regular soldier. I have special plans for you. You'll be of greater use to me with greater flexibility."
General Tullius[src]

Report to General Tullius in Solitude for a promotion and a reward for taking Whiterun. He will direct the Dragonborn to Legate Rikke to receive the next objective in taking Skyrim back from the Stormcloaks. After speaking with him, report to Legate Rikke at an Imperial camp. She will give objectives for each hold that must be taken, after which the Dragonborn must report back to Tullius, then return to Rikke at a new camp for the next objective. The first of these is A False Front.

Concurrent quests[]

The following quests occur concurrently to "Reunification of Skyrim" and contribute to its completion:

If under Stormcloak control following "Season Unending":


Reunification of Skyrim – CWObj
ID Journal Entry
1 I will help General Tullius quell the Stormcloak rebellion and reunite Skyrim by restoring Imperial control.
N/A (Displayed as needed)
  • Objective 1001: Report to General Tullius
N/A (Displayed as each hold becomes the new target)
  • Objective 201: Regain the Reach
  • Objective 301: Regain Hjaalmarch
  • Objective 401: Regain Whiterun Hold
  • Objective 501: Regain Falkreath Hold
  • Objective 601: Regain the Pale
  • Objective 701: Regain Winterhold Hold
  • Objective 801: Regain Eastmarch
  • Objective 901: Regain the Rift
255 We have successfully quelled the rebellion by killing Ulfric Stormcloak and have reunited Skyrim under Imperial control.
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Reunification of Skyrim. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
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Regain Winterhold Hold
  •  PC   360   PS3   Legate Rikke will not give the quest "Rescue From Fort Kastav."
    •  PC (Fix)   Enter an interior area and use the set timescale to # command to accelerate the passage of in-game time, where # is the ratio of the time, 20 is the default and 1 is real time. Let the accelerated time progress 30 days, before setting the value back to 20. Returning to Legate Rikke and talking to her will make the "Reporting for Duty" dialogue option appear. If it does not reappear after talking to her, simply back out of the conversation and talk to her again.
    •  360 (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Patch 1.6 – Going to the nearby cooking pit and activating it should trigger the "Reporting for Duty" dialogue option to appear.
    •  360 (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Reloading a previous save or saving and loading may also fix this problem.
    •  PS3 (Fix)   If Markarth is given to Ulfric Stormcloak during "Season Unending," clearing Fort Sungard from the Stormcloak army and then fast traveling to Rikke's camp will give the "Reporting for duty" dialogue. Going through the rest of her dialogue options might be necessary as well.
Regain Eastmarch
  •  PC   360   PS3   XB1   Legate Rikke may not give the "reporting for duty" option.
    •  360 (Fix)   Using the cooking spit may also fix the issue.
    •  360 (Fix)   Exiting the conversation with Legate Rikke and then re-initiating is another possible solution.
    •  PS3 (Fix)   Attacking Legate Rikke fixes the problem.
    •  PC (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Sometimes if you are fast-traveling directly to the camp the option will not appear. In those cases, fast-travel to a location near the camp and walk from there.
Regain the Pale
  •  PC   PS3   Legate Rikke may not give the "reporting for duty" option.
    •  PC (Fix)   Using the cooking spit may fix the issue.
    •  PC (Fix)   Discovering the Pale Imperial Camp and fast traveling to it may also fix the problem.
    •  PC (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Making your way to the Pale Imperial Camp from Windstad Manor can fix this problem if The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire is installed.
Regain the Rift
  • When talking to Legate Rikke the "Reporting for Duty" dialogue option may not appear.
  • This can be fixed by going to Fort Greenwall and killing a few Stormcloaks. The quest will start and the option "Reporting for duty" will reappear.
Regain the Reach
  • If the Reach was given to the Stormcloaks during "Season Unending," then it will be the Reach instead of the Rift. When talking to Legate Rikke, the "Reporting for Duty" dialogue option may not appear. This may be able to be fixed by using all three words of Unrelenting Force on Legate Rikke.
  • During the quest to retake Fort Sungard, the Imperials and Stormcloaks may not appear, leaving the fort empty.