Posed in Garry's Mod
Editted in GIMP
... about to help killing Nords, trying to bring them to Solitude or the few Thalmor Outposts in Skyrim.
Not a nice Fate to end up, being gruesomely tortured and then killed, like in the Main Questline.
I didnt made them into Enemies of their fellow Humankind. They choose this Destiny on their own.
If the empire get's weakened enough and/or loses the war, it will only have Cyrodiil (whose cities and the even White-Gold Tower are not gully restored due to the Empire's effort to make the army strong enough to fight back), Morrowind (that is still damaged by the Red Mountain and seems to be a bit unfriendly towards the Empire) and High Rock (that is small, so have a small amount of resources and soldiers). This will make the Empire weak enough for the Thalmor to attack and destroy it, or maybe even wait gor the Empire to collapse. But in both ways the Thalmor will be abke to found a new empire and it won't be difficult to dominate the former imperial provinces.
After this, the Thalmor will be able to do a suprise attack to Hammerfell from High Rock (North), from Cyrodiil (South) and from the sea (West). Having in mind that back in the Great War the redguards fought only a small amount of Thalmor soldiers (if compared to the number of soldiers that attacked Cyrodiil) and that the conflicts between them only ended with a PEACE TREATY THAT BOTH SIDES AGREED, the redguards were at the same level or even below the level of the Thalmor (because a whole province was not able to fully take down a small amount of enemy soldiers in many years). "But the Aldmeri Forces in Hammerfell were exausted when it happened" sure, but Hammerfell, altough independant, also became a devastated nation. The Battle of the Red Ring also weakened the Dominion and made it easier gor the redguards to fight the altmer.
So there will be only one more province for the Thalmor to dominate: SKYRIM. The Thalmor will b able todo surprise attacks from every region (except from the sea), and having in mind that the Thalmor would have their superior magical knowledge and resources from almost evrey oart of Tamriel at their sides, the Stormcloaks, with their shitty military strategies, would be easily defeated, and Mundus would be doomed.
I'm not completely obstinate against Reason so i can accept all this Arguments,
but there is a Question that never faded and never got answered to me, regarding Skyrim.
- The only Way to "save the Empire" // Humankind // Mundus - is to "LET" Imperials suppress the Nords??
To let a criminal Organisation like the Imperial Legion kill Nord-People unpunished?? Really ... ... ... ??
This is something that never truly got into my Head. It could only be explained with "Numbers" Mentality, right?
When the Empire ((Imperials)) is resisted, in the Fight against it, many more Humans would die, than the other
Way around?? As when the Imperials would "only" turn the Lifes of the Nord into Hell by violent Supression?
There is a simple Solution to this whole " Thalmor-Threat ", right?
Why are the Imperials and Nord "NOT" forming a very tight Alliance against the Thalmor?? The Thalmor might
have the Imperial Capital City as a Hostage and "WILL" surely devastate it as Revenge for it,
but the Damage for Humankind in Elderscrolls will be spread far more when the Thalmor dont get stopped either
Way, right? So it looks to me, that the Imperials prefer ruining " A WHOLE. OTHERS. RACE. " Country as to risk
their Capital City getting devastated. It looks like they are afraid to fight back against the Bully who had beaten
them once : and "NOW" they are the Slaves of the Bully - trying to enslave other People to the Bully, as well.
Thanks for all that Info and maybe i am just to dumb to get the whole Picture completely,
but i JUST. CAN'T. UNDERSTAND. why "Humans" (Imperials) must murder and suppress other Humans (Nords), in
Order to somehow protect the whole " Humanity of Tamriel " - it just sounds contradictorily as nothing else.
The "Thalmor" surely dont get weakened when Humans kill other Humans because of them. I am sure they are
wholeheartedly and maliciously laughing about this when realising what for a pathetic Creature the Human
actually is and can be, when forced in such a Situation.
Something like this always makes me question if "Mankind" would deserve getting saved from something like this.
The Empire does not kill any Nord for no reason. The Empire is only fighting the Stormcloaks because Ulfric stated the war when he murdered Torygg.
"Country as to risk their Capital City getting devastated. It looks like they are afraid to fight back against the Bully who had beaten
them once : and "NOW" they are the Slaves of the Bully - trying to enslave other People to the Bully, as well." Have you ever seen a group of imperial soldiers scouting a Nord to prision or execution only for being a Talos worshipper? Or even a group of imperial soldiers helping a group of Thalmor soldiers in finding and capturing Talos worshippers? Of course not. The only ones that are kidnapping, torturing and mudering innocent Nords are the THALMOR. And also there was no way to fight the Aldmeri Army at the moment they invaded the Imperial City. Do you really think the empire wanted the Thalmor to do it? And if the imperials were afraid to fight back, the Battle of the Red Ring would not have happened.
I can see that Ulfric "can" indeed be the Man at fault for not having a Alliance with the Imperial Legion,
but also - at the same Time - WHAT would happen - "IF" he would advise just that. An Alliance in Arms.
Imagine the Reaction of Thulius and other, imperial Commanders. Ulfric offers them a Alliance in Arms.
Sure, things WILL get interesting that very Moment and test the very Backbone of every Imperial, let
those be a Soldier - or not. 'Cause they know: the Thalmor will " NOT " let this go without Revenge on
Ulfric is officially the bad Guy and " I " just dont get to have a good Argument it seems, but this already
everything, any official " Anti-Stormcloak " Reasoning is built upon. Ulfric NEVER choose the simple Act
of offering the Imperials a Hand against the Thalmor. If he did - THEN i wonder how the Imperial Legion
Their very Backbone and Guts will be put to the Test, then. They know the Thalmor will do EVERYTHING
possible on the whole of Tamriel, to get Revenge on the Imperials - for further resisting, instead of letting
the Thalmor suppress them. They will surely try to murder every Imperial Person on Tamriel, if they are
as vile and disgusting as i think they are.
To bad this Decision was never seen in Skyrim. The "Imperial Legion" without any further Possibility of
Excuses and running away from " WHO IS THE REAL ENEMY TO FIGHT " - tested if they even have ANY
Right at all to act as high and mighty as they actually do - and "as IF" they have something like an
unconditional Authority over every Person of the Continent,
to the Extent that they would "defend" this Authority with bloody Murder against any living Person.
I know it sounds a little bit misanthropic of me, b~uuuut,
i can't trust the Imperial Legion completely SIMPLY because of the fact that they are fellow Humans.
And also there is a loading screen that reveals that Ulfric murdered Torygg ("The High King of Skyrim, Torygg, was recently killed by Ulfric Stormcloak, who used the ancient power of the Thu'um to nearly shout Torygg to pieces."), and so does Torygg himself in Sovngarde. Having in mind that the loading screens are there to help the player in the actual game, there could be no false information there.
For empire !
the armours always bugged me in skyrim
look at the fur armour is you wore that in the arctic (where I do live) youd freez in minutes and die soon after no matter how nord you are
Agreed. THIS is what the Legionnaires should have looked like. Their outfits in Skyrim looked totally fruity compared to the Oblivion models. ><
In my own reimagining, the Legionnaires don Steel Plate Armor while the Stormcloaks wear Banded Iron.