I honestly believe that the best course of action instead of merging 2 articles is instead to have sublinks, seeing as the Great Collapse Pertains to both Winterhold and its college.

ex. (in winterhold city page)

within history section

the poor state of the town was caused by a largely destructive event known as the great collapse (link this here to the current page)

not by exact words but anyone who will read this should get the basic gist of it, something similar should be listed on the college of winterholds page about the entrance, of course this is a idea, not a set in stone motion 02:57, January 17, 2012 (UTC)Guest User: Alucard

I agree: they should be separate articles. On the Winterhold City page, in the History section, it could easily be a subsection with the {{Main|The Great Collapse}} in it. Thats easy to do :) TimeoinSay G'DayView my workSkyrim To-Do List 02:59, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

The Jarl doesn't trust the mages. Edit

"Although the Jarl trusts Arch-Mage Aren's assurances that the college was not involved, the suspicions of the locals remain."

I just want to point out that this only applies to Jarl Kraldar, who becomes Jarl if the Imperials take Winterhold. Jarl Korir believes that the college was responsible, like everyone else. Sgt. S.S. (talk) 14:46, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

What caused the CollapseEdit

I really don't buy the "Red Mountain" theory. They'd honestly have us believe that an eruption hundreds of miles away caused the Collapse over 100 years later? And that the College is left miraculously untouched? I doubt it. I think it was caused by a mage of the College. Most likely a rogue mage. Maybe the Arch Mage didn't know about it, maybe he covered it up to prevent the College from being attacked, but there is no doubt in my mind: a mage or several mages caused the Collapse. It's the only reason why the College was left untouched. Draevan13 (talk) 23:13, August 6, 2012 (UTC)

I have a theory that it was the Augur of Dunlain who caused the disaster. If you talk to Tolfdir about the Augur, he'll tell you that he pursued increasingly powerful forms of magic, then says shiftily that "that's what led to the accident". Sgt. S.S. (talk) 12:42, August 11, 2012 (UTC)ç
Interesting. Well, that's yet another piece of proof. It makes sense that the truth isn't known: the Nords are already fearful and suspicious of the College, if it were known that a member of the College caused the Collapse, so much death and destruction, the Nords would at best cast them out of Skyrim. At worst, destroy them. Draevan13 (talk) 23:25, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
My Theory, or at least with the mage involvement, is that the only thing the mages had to do with it was preventing the college from going down with everything else McBob49 (talk) 21:24, January 1, 2013 (UTC)
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