For other uses, see Legate Rikke.
"You're wrong. Ulfric. We need the Empire. Without it Skyrim will assuredly fall to the Dominion."


Legate Rikke is the Chief Lieutenant of the Imperial Legion under General Tullius. Rikke is a Nord, and believes strongly that Skyrim should be part of the Empire.

Religious viewsEdit

"I am a loyal citizen of the Empire. My parents were Legionnaires, and I've followed in their footsteps. But more importantly, I am a daughter of Skyrim and wish to see her made whole again."

Rikke is guarded about her religious views. When asked, she brushes off the question. However, there are several hints that she worships Talos. If the Dragonborn sides with the Imperial Legion during the Civil War, she says, "Talos guide you," revealing her religious beliefs despite being part of the Legion. She also whispers "Talos be with you" to Ulfric Stormcloak after he is killed, only for General Tullius to react with alarm. Additionally, if the Dragonborn sides with the Stormcloaks, Rikke exclaims "For Talos!" during the battle with her. And in the final scene of Battle for Solitude, where the Dragonborn, along with Galmar Stone-Fist and Ulfric Stormcloak, kills both Tullius and Rikke, she will say before fighting "Talos preserve us."


When asked about what she thinks of the Thalmor, she will also brush off the question, hinting that she does not respect or like them.

Civil WarEdit


If the Dragonborn sides with the Imperial Legion, Rikke acts as their commanding officer in the field, and assigns the Dragonborn to recapture several of the major holds. She, along with General Tullius, is present at the Imperial attack on Windhelm, and assists the Dragonborn in the final battle with Ulfric Stormcloak and Galmar Stone-Fist. She is also present with Imperial Soldiers during the search for the Jagged Crown and will lead the charge during the quest "Battle for Whiterun" for the Imperials. She also attends the meeting at High Hrothgar when a truce becomes necessary so that the Dragonborn can capture Odahviing.


If the Dragonborn sides with the Stormcloaks, Rikke is killed while defending Tullius during the Civil War. Later, she can be encountered in Sovngarde, where she laments that the Legion wished to protect Skyrim, but only succeeded in killing men and women from both sides who are now being devoured by Alduin. She also laments that this has made her unable to find the way to Shor's Hall. Her coffin can also be found in the Solitude Catacombs, along with General Tullius'.


Show: Default dialogue
In Castle Dour:

Why do you fight for the Empire? "I am a loyal citizen of the Empire. My parents were Legionnaires, and I've followed in their footsteps. But more importantly, I am a daughter of Skyrim and wish to see her made whole again."

Don't the Stormcloaks call themselves "sons and daughters of Skyrim"? "I've been a daughter of Skyrim all my life. I love this land and her people. So do all the Nords that serve the Empire. Ulfric, too, once. He wasn't always a self-serving ego-maniac. He fought in the Imperial army in the War against the Dominion. But Ulfric and his "Stormcloaks" are deluding themselves. If there's any hope of a long term victory against the Dominion, it's in the Empire. The rebels are only inflaming the tension and weakening the Empire by distracting it from its ultimate aim."
So you have no problem with the treaty that bans the worship of Talos? "I'm a soldier, not a politician. And my personal beliefs are not yours to question."
Do you consider the Thalmor enemies? "I consider this conversation over."

What will it take to end the war? "I hope Ulfric will come to his senses. But I fear he's in too far to stop now. Likely only Ulfric's death, or the overthrow of the Jarls supporting him will end this. Either way, much blood will be spilt."

Show: Joining the Legion
In Castle Dour:

"You survived Helgen? General Tullius told me what happened. Not many made it out alive... I've got a good feeling about you. And I don't often get good feelings about anything. A warrior knows to trust her gut... I'm not going to go through the normal process with you. I've got a little test lined up. Pass that, and we'll talk about you joining the Legion."
I can handle anything you throw at me. "Is that confidence, or bravado? Confidence I can use. Bravado gets soldiers killed. We'll soon find out. I'm sending you to clear out Fort Hraagstad. If you survive, you'll pass. If you die, then I'll have no further use for your corpse."
What kind of test? "The kind that evaluates your usefulness during... duress. I'm sending you to clear out Fort Hraagstad. If you survive, you'll pass. If you die, then I'll have no further use for your corpse."

What's at Fort Hraggstad? "The ancients built many of the fortresses that dot the landscape of Skyrim. Sadly, most have fallen into disrepair. And nearly all have been overrun with bandits or other vagabonds. Fort Hraagstad is one of the few that remains mostly intact. We're going to install a garrison there, but first, your going to clean out the bandits that have moved in."
I'm going alone? "Oh, not so confident now, are we? Yes. This is a test. I don't think you're regular militia material. I want to see what you're capable of."
I'm not sure about this. "Well, if you change your mind, you know what to do."
Consider that fort already yours. "Good. That's what I want to hear. Now go make it happen, soldier."

If spoken to again before taking the fort:

"What's the matter, soldier? I gave you an order. I want that fort, and I want it now. Move it!"

After taking the fort:

"Welcome back, soldier. I'm glad you made it in one piece. I'll send men to garrison the fort right away. You did well. I'm impressed. But before we go any further, it's time for you to officially join the Legion. Speak with General Tullius. He'll administer the oath."

Show: The Jagged Crown
In Castle Dour:

"Welcome to the Legion, auxiliary. Listen up. Ulfric's right-hand man, Galmar Stonefist, has located what he believes is the final resting place of the Jagged Crown. We're going to make sure he doesn't get his hands on it. The rest of my men are already assembling outside Korvanjund. I'll meet you there as soon as I finish up here."

What's the Jagged Crown? "A legendary crown, dating back to King Harald's time, or before. A powerful relic of a golden age, long since passed. Legend has it that the crown is made from the bones and teeth of ancient dragons, and is said to increase the power of the wearer. Whatever the truth, if Ulfric get's his hands on it, it would be a powerful symbol around which to rally support for his cause."
How do we know the crown is in Korvanjund? "Well, to be frank, we don't. Its location was lost with King Borgas, when the Great Hunt killed him while off on his Alessian campaigns. Supposedly, his body was brought back to Skyrim and secretly buried with the crown. Knowledge of that location was lost, in the Wars of Succession. But my agents report that Galmar is pretty damned convinced Korvanjund is the tomb of King Borgas. I know Galmar. We fought in many wars together. He's not a sentimental man taken to fancy. If he believes the crown is there... he's likely found it."

At Korvanjund:

"Looks like the damned rebels got here first. No matter, we have the element of surprise. Prepare to move out. You ready, auxiliary?"

Hold on, I need a minute. "This isn't a damn summer picnic! Hurry up. We need to hit them before they know we're here."
I'm ready, ma'am. "Follow me."
Show: Reunification of Skyrim (A False Front(
At the Pale Imperial Camp:

Reporting for duty. "I need you to deliver some false orders to the Stormcloak commander in Dawnstar. But first we need to get our hands on some rebel orders to make the forgeries. The Nightgate and Candlehearth inns are frequent stops for Stormcloak runners. See if you can't "convince" one of those innkeepers to help you. One way or another, get me those documents. But don't do anything rash if you go to Windhelm. Well, soldier? Can you do this?"

I'm not sure. I need to think about it. "[?]"
Consider it done. "I knew I could count on you, soldier."

After obtaining the documents:

"Very good... Let's see what you have here. Interesting... They know more of our plans than I expected... It would seem Fort Dunstad is in need of reinforcements... We'll make sure they won't be getting those... One moment while I "correct" some of these documents... That should do it. Make sure those forged documents get to the Stormcloak commander in Dawnstar. It'll throw him off our trail, allowing us to maneuver more freely."

Upon completion:

"Good job! I knew I gave the mission to the right person."

Show: Reunification of Skyrim (The Battle for Fort Dunstad)
At the Pale Imperial Camp:

Reporting for duty. "Your objective is Fort Dunstad. Meet the soldiers preparing for the attack. Then join them in wiping out the rebels. Once you prevail we will garrison the fort. Well, soldier? Are you up to the task?"

I'm not sure. I need to think about it. "[?]"
That fort is as good as ours. "I knew I could count on you, soldier."

Upon completion:

"Good job! I knew I gave the mission to the right person."

Show: Reunification of Skyrim (Compelling Tribute)
At the Rift Imperial Camp:

Reporting for duty. "You're going to Riften. My spies report the Jarl's Steward, Anuriel, has arrangements with the Thieves Guild that would be rather embarrassing if made public. I need you to find evidence of her corrupt activities, and use it to gain a measure of her "cooperation." This will require stealth and discretion. The Jarl's guards won't take kindly to anyone rummaging through her Steward's private quarters."

I'm not sure. I need to think about it. "[?]"
I'll get proof... and Anuriel's cooperation. "Good. I can always count on you, can't I?"

After getting Anuriel to talk about the shipment:

Anuriel says there's a shipment of coin travelling to Windhelm... "Excellent work. I knew you'd bring back something useful. It just so happens, I've got some scouts along the road. Meet up with them, and together see if you can't overpower the caravan."

After claiming the caravan:

"Good work! I'll send some men with a wagon to collect the prize. We can use the weapons here, and I'll pass on the coin to Solitude."

Show: Reunification of Skyrim (The Battle for Fort Greenwall)
At the Rift Imperial Camp:

Reporting for duty. "Your objective is Fort Greenwall. Meet the soldiers preparing for the attack. Then join them in wiping out the rebels. Once you prevail we will garrison the fort. Well, soldier? Are you up to the task?"

I'm not sure. I need to think about it. "[?]"
That fort is as good as ours. "I knew I could count on you, soldier."
Show: Reunification of Skyrim (Rescue from Fort Kastav)
At the Winterhold Imperial Camp:

Reporting for duty. "Your objective is Fort Kastav. The rebels are keeping some of our men prisoner there. I aim to turn that into an advantage. I've sent men to scout out the area. You are to meet them, find a way to slip in, free our men, and take over the fort. They won't be expecting an attack from the inside. This won't be easy, but that's why I'm sending you. Think you can handle it?"

I'm not sure. I need to think about it. "[?]"
Nothing I can't handle. "Make me proud."
Show: Reunification of Skyrim (The Battle for Fort Amol)
In Eastmarch Imperial Camp:

Reporting for duty. "Your objective is the enemy held fort. Meet the soldiers preparing for the attack. Then join them in wiping out the rebels. Once you prevail we will garrison the fort. Well, soldier? Are you up to the task?"

I'm not sure. I need to think about it. "[?]"
That fort is as good as ours. "I knew I could count on you."

When the Fort is taken:

"Good job! I knew I gave the mission to the right person."

Show: Reunification of Skyrim (Battle for Windhelm)
In Eastmarch Imperial Camp:

"We're taking the city. Meet the soldiers gathering for the attack. Move it!"

Show: Post-Civil War dialogue
In Castle Dour:

"Ulfric would expunge from Skyrim citizens whose only crime was to be born of a non-Nordic woman. That is unacceptable to free men everywhere."

Is there anything further I can do for the Legion? "The Legion's work is far from finished, but you are free to roam. I suspect you'll be of greater good to Skyrim out there, in the world. If while you're out there, you stumble into any Stormcloak military camps, I expect you to destroy them. I've reports they are hiding in the hills."
Now that Ulfric is dead, will there be peace? "There are those who still call themselves Stormcloaks, who continue to fight us, and bring misery to the people... but they are few in number. The ordinary citizen will be happy to get back to life as normal, to have their families return home. And they should enjoy it while they can... I suspect all of Tamriel will again be called to arms in the not too distant future."
What's next for the accomplished Legate Rikke? "The General's put me in charge of assisting the new governments. I may understand things here in Skyrim better than the General, but I'm a soldier at heart, not a politician. But I'll do my best. This is the land of my birth, the land that shaped me. I'm proud to have any part in making it strong again."

"Until next time."


Quest-related conversationsEdit

Show: The Jagged Crown
In Castle Dour:

General Tullius: "Tell me again, why I'm wasting men chasing after a fairy tale."
Legate Rikke: "If Ulfric gets his hand on that crown, it won't be a fairy tale. It'll be a problem."
General Tullius: "Don't you Nords put any stock in your own traditions? I thought the Moot chose the king. We're backing Elisif. When the Moot meets, they'll do the sensible thing."
Legate Rikke: "Not everyone's agreed to the Moot. You've been here long enough to know that Nords aren't always sensible. We follow our hearts."
General Tullius: "So what - Ulfric gets this crown and then suddenly he's High King?"
Legate Rikke: "No, it's not as simple as that, but the Jagged Crown would be a potent symbol for his cause to rally around. But, if we found it first..."
General Tullius: "And we gave it to Elisif?"
Legate Rikke: "In the absence of the Moot, it would further legitimize her claim."
General Tullius: "Perhaps... I'm entrusting you with what resources I can spare. But I'm warning you, if this turns out to be a waste of time and men..."
Legate Rikke: "It won't be a waste."
General Tullius: "Make sure you take the Auxiliary here. You can send him/her back when you get there and find nothing but old bones and cobwebs."
Legate Rikke: "The Stonefist's no fool. He's found the Crown. But we'll get to it first."

At Korvanjund:

Legate Rikke: "What's the situation?"
Imperial Soldier: "Stormcloaks were already camped out around the entrance when we got here. They don't know we're here yet, though."
Legate Rikke: "Well, that's something at least."

After the soldiers are gathered for the attack:

Legate Rikke: "Listen up, legionnaires. Those Stormcloaks are here for the same reason we are. Ulfric the Pretender wants that crown, but we're not going to let him have it. I realize some of you may know men on the other side. But remember this. They are the enemy now and will not hesitate to end your lives either. General Tullius is counting on us to bring back the Jagged Crown, and that's exactly what we're going to do. Let's show these rebels what real soldiers look like."

After killing the guards:

Legate Rikke: "Well done. They never knew what hit them. But don't underestimate the Stormcloaks. Many are Legion veterans. They may be traitors, but they know how to fight. We had the advantage of surprise this time, but don't expect it to last. Let's move out."

After entering the ruins:

Legate Rikke: "Everybody ready? We charge on my signal. Time to show what you're really made of. For the Empire!"
(After killing the guards)
Legate Rikke: "You two, stay and guard the entrance. We don't want any Stormcloak reinforcements taking us by surprise. Everyone else, with me."

In the second room:

Legate Rikke: "I don't like the look of this. Perfect spot for an ambush. Ten to one they're just waiting for us on the other side."
Imperial Soldier: "But there isn't any other way through, Legate."
Legate Rikke: "Let's not jump to conclusions, soldier. The Legion always finds a way. I'd rather take a moment and look around than walk blindly into an ambush. Auxiliary, see if you can find another way through. We'll charge in to help as soon as we hear fighting."

After seeing a dead Draugr:

Imperial Soldier 1: "What in the nine holds is that?"
Imperial Soldier 2: "Is this what killed that Stormcloak over there? Can't be. It looks like it's been dead for a hundred years."
Legate Rikke: Steady now. The Legion has faced down worse than a few dusty old bonewalkers. We're not leaving here until we get what we came for. Now let's keep moving"

In the hall of stories:

Legate Rikke: "And this must be the Hall of Stories."
Imperial Soldier 1: "Oh... I've heard of this. These walls are supposed to show the history of the ancients who built this place."
Imperial Soldier 2: "Too bad we can't read these carvings. Who knows what secrets we'd uncover?"
Legate Rikke: "One thing at a time soldier. Focus on our primary mission. We're searching for the crown. Looks like we weren't the first ones here, either. Even if these carvings tell us where the crown is, I'm sure we're going to have to find a way through this door. See what you can figure out auxillary, I'm going to check out these carvings over here. Let me know if you find something."

In the next room:

Legate Rikke: "Alright legionnaires! Spread out and see what we've got. Auxiliary, do what you do best. See if you can find some way to get that gate open."

After draugr appearing:

Legate Rikke: "Steady, legionnaires! We've been through worse. Just keep your guard up!"
(After killing the draugr)
Legate Rikke: "Follow me. Let's see where this leads."

In the throne room:

Legate Rikke: "The crown should be around here somewhere. Spread out, and keep your eyes open."
(When Hadvar approaches the sleeping draugr)
Legate Rikke: Hadvar... get away from there! Well, King... If you don't mind, we'll just take that crown of yours and be on our way."
(When the Draugr draws his sword)
Legate Rikke: "Have it your way. Let's get that crown men!"
(After killing the draugr and gaining the Crown)
Legate Rikke: "Alright, get the crown off that draugr! Take that crown back to Solitude, soldier. We'll stay here and see if we can find anything else that could be of use."

Show: The Battle for Whiterun
In Castle Dour:

Legate Rikke: "I'm telling you, Ulfric's planning an attack on Whiterun."
General Tullius: "He'd be insane to try. He doesn't have the men."
Legate Rikke: "That's not what my scouts report, sir. Every day more join his cause. Riften, Dawnstar, and Winterhold support him."
General Tullius: "It's not a cause. It's a rebellion."
Legate Rikke: "Call it whatever you like, General. The man's going to try to take Whiterun."
General Tullius: "Jarl Balgruuf..."
Legate Rikke: "Balgruuf refuses the Legion's right to garrison troops in his city. On the other hand, he also refuses to acknowledge Ulfric's claim."
General Tullius: "Well, if he wants to stand outside the protection of the Empire, fine. Let Ulfric pillage his city."
Legate Rikke: "General."
General Tullius: "You people and your damn Jarls."
Legate Rikke: "Sir? You can't force a Nord to accept help he hasn't asked for."
General Tullius: "If Ulfric's making a move for Whiterun, then we need to be there to stop him. Draft another letter with the usual platitudes, but this time share some of your intelligence regarding Ulfric's plans. Embellish if you have to. We'll let it seem like it's his idea."
Legate Rikke: "Yes, sir."
General Tullius: "You Nords and your bloody sense of honor."
Legate Rikke: "Sir."

At Whiterun:

"This is it men! This is an important day for the Empire and for the Legion. And for all of Skyrim. This is the day we send a message to Ulfric Stormcloak and the rebel Jarls who support him. But make no mistake. What we do here today, we do for Skyrim and her people. By cutting out the disease of this rebellion, we will make this country whole again! Ready now! Everyone, with me! For the Empire! For the Legion!

Show: Battle for Solitude
In Castle Dour:

After defeating all the soldiers stationed in the city streets, Ulfric will enter Castle Dour to confront General Tullius and Legate Rikke. Once inside, Rikke and Tullius will be found in the war room. Tullius, having given up at this point, will offer little resistance. However, Rikke will refuse to allow Ulfric to kill her general, saying that she would rather die for the cause she believes in than surrender.

Ulfric: "Secure the door."
Galmar: "Already done."
Rikke: "Ulfric. Stop."
Ulfric: "Stop what? Taking Skyrim back from those who'd leave her to rot?"
Rikke. "You're wrong. Ulfric. We need the Empire. Without it Skyrim will assuredly fall to the Dominion."
Galmar: "You were there with us. You saw it. The day the Empire signed that damn treaty was the day the Empire died."
Ulfric: "The Empire is weak, obsolete. Look at how far we've come and with so little. When we're done rooting out Imperial influence here at home, then we will take our war to the Aldmeri Dominion."
Rikke: "You're a damn fool."
Galmar: "Stand aside woman. We've come for the General."
Rikke: "He has given up. But I have not."
Ulfric: "Rikke. Go. You're free to leave."
Rikke: "I'm also free to stay and fight for what I believe in."
Ulfric: "You're also free to die for it."
Rikke: "This is what you wanted? Shield brothers and sisters killing each other? Families torn apart? This is the Skyrim you want?!"
Galmar: "Damnit woman, stand aside."
Rikke: "That's not the Skyrim I want to live in."
Ulfric: "Rikke. You don't have to do this."
Rikke: "You've left me no choice... Talos preserve us."

(At this point Rikke fights the Stormcloaks.)

Show: Battle for Windhelm
In the Palace of the Kings:

Tullius: "Secure the door."
Rikke: "Already done, sir."
Tullius: "Ulfric Stormcloak! You are guilty of insurrection, murder of Imperial citizens, the assassination of King Torygg, and high treason against the Empire. It's over."
Galmar: "Not while I'm still breathing, it's not."
Rikke: "Step aside Galmar. We're here to accept Ulfric's surrender."
Ulfric: "I'll never surrender Skyrim into the hands of a corrupt and dying Empire."
Rikke: "Skyrim doesn't belong to you, Ulfric."
Ulfric: "No... But I belong to her."
Tullius: "Enough! You are traitors and will die traitors' deaths. Stand down and face public execution, or advance and face summary execution by my hands. It matters little to me. Either way I'll be sending your heads back to Cyrodiil."
Galmar: "Well? What are we waiting for?"

After Galmar is killed and Ulfric is on his knees:

Tullius: "Well Ulfric, you can't escape from me this time. Any last requests before I send you to... to wherever you people go when you die."
Rikke: "Sovngarde... sir."
Tullius: "Right. Well?"
Ulfric: "Let the Dragonborn be the one to do it. It'll make for a better song."
Tullius: "Song or not, I just want it done."

After deciding who gets to kill Ulfric:

Rikke: "Talos be with you..."
Tullius: "What was that, Legate?"
Rikke: "Nothing. Just saying goodbye."
Tullius: "Well, the men will be expecting some kind of speech. And we'll need to hand the city over to that Free-Winter fellow."
Rikke: "Brunwulf. Yes, I've sent men to protect him and bring him here. Windhelm will need a government quickly if we are to prevent more violence."
Tullius: "The Legion will be staying here for quite some time. I don't expect there to be any further violence."

After leaving the palace:

Rikke: "Attention! General Tullius has an announcement!"
Tullius: "The rebellion is over! Ulfric Stormcloak is dead!"
Imperial Soldiers: (Cheer)
Tullius: "His head will be sent to Cyrodiil where it will adorn the walls of the Imperial City! Let this day be a final warning to those who still call themselves Stormcloaks! We are turning the city over to Brunwulf Free-Winter, an honorable and faithful man! Many of you will be staying in Windhelm to aid the Jarl in restoring order and stamping out any embers of rebellion that may still smolder here! In appreciation for your exemplary service, I am doubling your pay and compensation for the widows of your fallen comrades!"
Imperial Soldiers: (Cheer)
Tullius: "I am proud of all of you! All hail the Emperor! All hail his legionaires!"
Imperial Soldiers: (Cheer)

After the speech:

Tullius: "I hate giving speeches."
Rikke: "It wasn't so bad."
Tullius: "I hope we haven't just created a martyr."
Rikke: "There's bound to be resistance. There are still Stormcloak camps, tucked away in the hills. They'll no doubt strike wherever and whenever they can. But, without Ulfric to inflame their passions, they'll settle down and return to their homes eventually."
Tullius: "I pray you're right, Legate. In the meantime, we'll continue to root them out and put them to the sword. We couldn't have done this without you. The Empire glories in your accomplishments. (Speaking to the Dragonborn.) Come Rikke, there's still much to be done."

Show: Unused dialogue
In Riften:[1]

Maven: "I think I'll like living here."
Laila: "So enters Maven Black-Briar, the glint of Imperial coin in her eyes. So tell me, what's the price for a woman's integrity these days?"
Maven: "You never were able to see the forest for the trees, were you?"
Laila: "We Nords were proud warriors once. And we still could be. Evidenced by the men and women who fought and died bravely today. You could see that if you had any faith left in that black heart of yours. But no, you're content to snatch scraps falling off the Emperor's table. Fine. Take my home. Take my city. May it burn down around you."
Maven: "A bit melodramatic, even for you Laila. Pack your things and go."
Laila: "One day when you can see past your own interests, you will come to see that we were right. And this... This is all wrong."
Rikke: "If you ladies are finished bickering, there's much to be done. Jarl Black-Briar put your government together. Do it now, or there will be rioting in the streets. We must move quickly to prevent further violence."
Maven: "Jarl Black-Briar. I must admit, I do like the sound of that. And don't worry about any rioting, Legate. I have it under control. We will soon begin publicly executing captured men. That should send a clear message to the people."
Laila: "Yes, but not likely the one you intend."
Maven: "Oh? I don't expect anyone to miss my meaning. Come, Legate. There's much to do."


Quote Audio
"I don't fight for the glory of the Empire, nor do I glory in the death of my kinsmen. I fight to bring peace and order to my homeland."
Rikke Quote 1
"Stormcloaks... even the name of their rebellion stinks of Ulfric's vanity. He wants to be king. That's all this is about. One man's ambition."
Rikke Quote 2
"When we destroy the rebellion, perhaps the Thalmor will call off their damned inquisitions. It's just making things worse."
Rikke Quote 3
"Many of my countrymen joined the rebels. They can't see the big picture. Skyrim needs the Empire as much as it needs us."
Rikke Quote 4
"The General and I have our disagreements, but he's the best hope for both the Empire and Skyrim."
Rikke Quote 5
"Sometimes I wonder if the gods have abandoned us... as we have abandoned them."
Rikke Quote 6
"Damnit! Why can't Ulfric see he's tearing Skyrim to pieces?"
Rikke Quote 7
"The sooner we end this rebellion, the sooner I'll be able to sleep at night."
Rikke Quote 8
"Ulfric... what have you done my old friend?"
Rikke Quote 9
"What I do, I do for Skyrim and her people."
Rikke Quote 10
"Sometimes I miss being out there in the middle of the action."
Rikke Quote 11
"The general expects so much with so little."
Rikke Quote 12
"The bitter war of the world beyond was all for naught."
Rikke Quote 13
"We are all trapped in Alduin's web - for our allegiance he cares not, but devours us equally - doom unescapable."
Rikke Quote 14
"Shor as well - he welcomes all heroes to his kingly hall, if we could but reach it."
Rikke Quote 15



  • Rikke's relationship to Tullius is comparable to that of a Housecarl.
  • Legate Rikke is voiced by Claudia Christian, who also voices Aela the Huntress, as well as another Imperial Legate, Brina Merilis of Dawnstar.
  • During the quest "Dragonslayer," Legate Rikke may assist the Dragonborn with fighting Alduin if she happens to wander close to the site of the battle. Note that this can happen only if Dragonborn has joined the Stormcloaks, and finished with the Civil War questline.
  • While all Imperial soldiers come equipped with an Imperial Sword and Imperial Shield, Legate Rikke uses a Steel Sword and Steel Shield of her own.
  • Rikke's hair will change to a ponytail during the Battle for Whiterun.
  • After the Battle for Windhelm, she will sometimes state "Ulfric... what have you done my old friend," indicating that at one point she and Ulfric were friends. They could have served together during the Great War, when Ulfric was a part of the Legion. This is strengthened during the Battle of Solitude when it is stated that she and Ulfric fought in the great war together.
  • After the imperials capture Windhelm, Rikke can be asked about if there will be peace. She will state "There are those who still call themselves Stormcloaks, who continue to fight us, and bring misery to the people... but they are few in number. The ordinary citizen will be happy to get back to life as normal, to have their families return home. And they should enjoy it while they can... I suspect all of Tamriel will again be called to arms in the not too distant future.", what also shows she suspects a second war against the Aldmeri Dominion is near.



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