The first 20 minutes of Skyrim were leaked today. Unfortunately, the videos were removed. And even if they werent, posting the vid link would be illegal. I got there just in time to see the first half, so I can describe the very beginning of the game in detail.
WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD. STOP READING NOW IF YOU CANT BEAR THE THOUGHT OF SPOILING YOUR SKYRIM EXPERIENCE.
The game begins as you awake on a carriage going down a mountain to Helgen. You were unfortunate enough to stumble across an imperial raid on rebels while crossing the border and were arrested with other Stormcloaks, a horse thief, and Ulfric Stormcloak himself. Everyone assumes correctly that they are being led to their execution. When you arrive in Helgen, you hear a boy asking his dad what's going on. He wants to watch the soldiers, but his dad insists they get inside. The carriage stops and everyone gets off, one prisoner attempts freedom, but is put down by archers. Then when you walk up, the guards do not recognize you because you are not on their list of executions and character creation begins.
The imperial captain doesnt care if you're not on the list, however. Then General Tullius addresses Ulfric Stormcloak, but then a loud roar is heard. The guards ignore it. A priest says some prayers, and an impatient prisoner walks up and is beheaded. You're next. Another roar is heard, and ignored. As you are pushed down on the beheading block, a dragon shows up just before the executioner's axe drops. It shouts and a firestorm appears, destroying forts and buildings. You take this opportunity to escape into a nearby tower. Ulfric and a friendly Stormcloak are there too. They follow you up the tower stairs, then the dragon breaks through the wall and breaths fire on the people inside. The Stormcloaks tell you to jump through the hole the dragon made.
Outside, the imperial soldiers shoot arrows and fireballs hopelessly and the dragon picks them off one at a time while you run from everything. The vid ends right when the character enters another building.
END OF EVIL SPOILERS
Unfortunately, I didnt see the second video, it was taken down before I finished part one. Overall, the intro was much more exciting then previous bethesda games. 11-11-11 is just 12 days away.