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The essential status of Legates after the conclusion of the civil war quest line is pointed out in the Bugs section. Needs confirmation as to whether this is a bug, developer oversight, or intentional.
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Legate Rikke plots the next course of action.

The title Legate is a rank of the Imperial Legion. The rank is given to the field officers and the high ranking soldiers. Legates sit one level of command below General. Lower Legates (Commanders) answer to Upper Legates such as Legate Rikke. These Upper Legates are in command of all the Imperial forces in the province and are under the command of higher officers such as General Tullius.

Gaining the rankEdit

Legates are appointed based on experience and proof of prowess. Ranks are given indiscriminate of gender or race.


Legates command foot soldiers, issuing orders, and directing them in combat. Legates coordinate invasions of cities and raids on Stormcloak forts and bases of operations within their Section of the Province.

Known LegatesEdit

Possible LegatesEdit

The Dragonborn may become a legate for all the duties performed for the Empire, and when speaking to Imperial Soldiers they will address the Dragonborn as Legate and salute.



This section contains bugs related to Legate. 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  , 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.
  • Currently there is a bug in which Legates are still flagged as "essential" characters after completing the Civil War questline, which prevents them from being killed