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Two hundred years have passed since the Oblivion Crisis, and it's now the year 4E 201. The High King of Skyrim lies dead, killed by Ulfric Stormcloak in a duel. A Civil War has broken out in the land. The rebel faction of the Stormcloaks wishes for Skyrim to secede from the crumbling old Empire. However, their cause is not supported by all of the land's people and leaders; many still support the Imperial Army. The war has reached a stalemate. This schism is the final event in a prophecy of the Elder Scrolls. It is foretold that this conflict will lead to the return of the Dragons, led by Alduin, the Nordic God of Destruction and the World-Eater.

Quests

Act I

Mirmulnir

Mirmulnir attacks the Western Watchtower.

Act II

Diplomatic Immunity 2

Delphine sends the Dragonborn to investigate the Thalmor.

Act III

Alduin in Sovngarde

Alduin's defeat at Sovngarde.

Exceptions (*)

  • Season Unending is only available if the player has not yet completed the Civil War questline. Players who have already won the Civil War will bypass this quest.
  • Paarthurnax is completely optional. In order to continue the Blades storyline, players must complete this quest. If Paarthurnax still lives after Dragonslayer, the quest will vanish from the quest journal, but if he is killed it will reappear. If you want to speak about Alduin's defeat with Paarthurnax and the Greybeards, and join the Blades too, it is recommended to kill Paarthurnax after Alduin.

Locations

Note: Arranged in order of appearance

Characters

Primary characters

Major characters

  • Balgruuf the Greater – Involved in "Before the Storm," "Bleak Falls Barrow," "Dragon Rising," "The Way of the Voice," "Season Unending," and "The Fallen."
  • Ralof – Involved in "Unbound" and "Before the Storm" if followed.
  • Hadvar – Involved in "Unbound" and "Before the Storm" if followed.
  • Odahviing – Involved in "The Fallen," "The World-Eater's Eyrie," and "Epilogue."
  • Hakon One-Eye – Involved in "Alduin's Bane," "Sovngarde," and "Dragonslayer."
  • Felldir the Old – Involved in "Alduin's Bane," "Sovngarde," and "Dragonslayer."
  • Gormlaith Golden-Hilt – Involved in "Alduin's Bane," "Sovngarde," and Dragonslayer."
  • Irileth – Involved in "Before the Storm," "Bleak Falls Barrow," "Dragon Rising," and "The Fallen."
  • Farengar Secret-Fire – Involved in "Bleak Falls Barrow," "Dragon Rising," and "The Fallen."

Minor characters

  • Iddra – Involved in "A Blade in the Dark."
  • Malborn – Involved in "Diplomatic Immunity."
  • Guests at Thalmor Embassy – "Involved in Diplomatic Immunity."
  • Tsun – Involved in "Sovngarde" and "Dragonslayer."
  • Ysgramor – Involved in "Sovngarde."
  • Gerdur – Involved in "Before the Storm" if Ralof is followed.
  • Alvor – Involved in "Before the Storm" if Hadvar is followed.
  • Brynjolf – Involved in "A Cornered Rat."
  • Dirge – Involved in "A Cornered Rat."
  • Orgnar – May be involved in "The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller."
  • Septimus Signus – Involved in "Elder Knowledge."
  • Urag gro-Shub – May be involved in "Elder Knowledge."
  • Faralda – May be involved in "Elder Knowledge."

Antagonists

  • Alduin – Primary Antagonist.
  • Elenwen – Major Antagonist.
  • Mirmulnir – Minor Antagonist.
  • Sahloknir – Minor Antagonist.
  • Imperial Captain – Minor Antagonist if Ralof is followed.
  • Rulindil – Minor Antagonist in the Thalmor Embassy.
  • Gissur – Minor Antagonist in the Thalmor Embassy.
  • Drahff – Minor Antagonist in the Ratways if the Ratway was not entered prior to "A Cornered Rat."
  • Hewnon Black-Skeever – Minor Antagonist in the Ratways if the Ratway was not entered prior to "A Cornered Rat."
  • Gian the Fist – Minor Antagonist in the Ratways if the Ratway was not entered prior to "A Cornered Rat."
  • Sulla Trebatius – If not killed before "Elder Knowledge."
  • Umana – If not killed before "Elder Knowledge."
  • J'darr – If not killed before "Elder Knowledge."
  • Nahkriin – Minor Antagonist. Found in Skuldafn.

Unnamed

See also

Notes

  1. This quest only occurs if the Civil War is currently ongoing.
  2. This quest may be left indefinitely uncompleted as its completion has no effect on the rest of Act III, however it must be completed to start "Rebuilding the Blades."
  3. Not an actual quest; this refers to the time immediately after Alduin has been killed, at the end of "Dragonslayer."


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