A huge part of Skyrim is deciding whether you join the Stormcloaks and support the rebellion led by Ulfric, or the Imperials and fight on behalf of the Empire. So sure, you may be wondering which is the best to choose and what are the differences? Here we take you through our Stormcloaks or Imperials pros and cons!
In the state that Skyrim is in when you enter the game, the Imperials are those currently running the Empire.Imperial Lore:The Empire signed the White-Gold Concordat (treaty agreement that ended the Great War) with the Aldmeri Dominion (powerful union established by the Thalmor – Altmer/High Elf supremacists) after the Great War which binds the Empire to Thalmor demands. This includes the outlawing of Talos Worship. The Imperials, who have dominance over Tamriel, believe that as a province of the Empire, Skyrim should abide by its Laws and Customs. The Stormcloaks disagree. The Imperial Legion see the Stormcloaks as traitors for wishing to secede from the Empire and Ulfric’s killing of High King Torygg.
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Jarls and Skyrim Leaders were given chests of gold as an incentive to support the White-Gold Concordat.
Cons:1. Is This Racism?The main idea of the Stormcloaks is that they want to have Skyrim back under the control of the Nords. This could definitely be seen as some type of racism… It’s certainly not helped that you often see them attempting to bully other races out of Skyrim.
Made Your Mind Up?
That’s it for our Stormcloaks or Imperials Pros and Cons break down. Admittedly, most of these are based on the lore and what you feel morally obligated to do, but that’s because it doesn’t massively affect any of the in-game experience. So don’t feel too pressured on which to pick.Which do you think you’ll side with next time? Who do you usually side with and why? Let us know in the comments below.
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