TES5 Skyrim: Unbound

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Player Character

(wakes up)

Ralof

Hey, you. You’re finally awake. You were trying to cross the border, right? Walked right into that Imperial ambush, same as us, and that thief over there.

Lokir

Damn you Stormcloaks. Skyrim was fine until you came along. Empire was nice and lazy. If they hadn’t been looking for you, I could’ve stolen that horse and be halfway to Hammerfell. You there. You and me – we shouldn’t be here. It’s these Stormcloaks the Empire wants.

Ralof

We’re all brothers and sisters in binds now, thief.

Imperial Soldier

Shut up back there!

Lokir

And what’s wrong with him, huh?

Ralof

Watch your tongue. You’re speaking to Ulfric Stormcloak, the true High King.

Lokir

Ulfric? The Jarl of Windhelm? You’re the leader of the rebellion. But if they’ve captured you…. Oh gods, where are they taking us?

Ralof

I don’t know where we’re going, but Sovngarde awaits.

Lokir

No, this can’t be happening. This isn’t happening.

Ralof

Hey, what village are you from horse thief?

Lokir

Why do you care?

Ralof

A Nord’s last thoughts should be of home.

Lokir

Rorikstead. I’m… I’m from Rorikstead.

Imperial Soldier

General Tullius, sir! The headsman is waiting!

General Tullius

Good. Let’s get this over with.

Lokir

Shor, Mara, Dibella, Kynareth, Akatosh. Divines, please help me.

Ralof

Look at him, General Tullius the Military Governor. And it looks like the Thalmor are with him. Damn elves. I bet they had something to do with this.

This is Helgen. I used to be sweet on a girl from here. Wonder if Vilod is still making that mead with juniper berries mixed in. Funny, when I was a boy, Imperial walls and towers used to make me feel so safe.

Haming

Who are they, daddy? Where are they going?

Torolf

You need to go inside, little cub.

Haming

Why? I want to watch the soldiers.

Torolf

Inside the house. Now.

Haming

Yes, papa.

Imperial Soldier

Whoa!

Imperial Captain

Get these prisoners out of the carts. Move it!

Lokir

Why are we stopping?

Ralof

Why do you think? End of the line. Let’s go. Shouldn’t keep the gods waiting for us.

Lokir

No! Wait! We’re not rebels!

Ralof

Face your death with some courage, thief.

Lokir

You’ve got to tell them! We weren’t with you! This is a mistake!

Imperial Captain

Step towards the block when we call your name. One at a time.

Ralof

Empire loves their damn lists.

Hadvar

Ulfric Stormcloak. Jarl of Windhelm.

 Ralof

It has been an honor, Jarl Ulfric!

Hadvar

Ralof of Riverwood.

Lokir of Rorikstead.

Lokir

No, I’m not a rebel. You can’t do this!

Imperial Captain

Halt!

Lokir

You’re not going to kill me!

Imperial Captain

Archers!

Anyone else feel like running?

Hadvar

Wait. You there. Step forward. Who are you?

If you’re an Altmer:

You’re not with the Thalmor Embassy, are you high elf? No, that can’t be right….

If you’re an Argonian:

Are you a relative of one of the Riften dock workers, Argonian?

If you’re a Breton:

You from Daggerfall, Breton? Fleeing from some court intrigue?

If you’re a Bosmer:

Not many wood elves would choose to come alone to Skyrim.

If you’re a Dunmer:

Another refugee? Gods really have abandoned your people, dark elf.

If you’re an Imperial:

You’re a long way from the Imperial City. What’re you doing in Skyrim?

If you’re a Khajiit:

You with one of the trade caravans, Khajiit? Your kind always seems to find trouble.

If you’re a Nord:

You picked a bad time to come home to Skyrim, kinsman.

If you’re an Orc:

You from one of the strongholds, Orc? How did you end up here?

If you’re a Redguard:

What’re you doing here, Redguard? You a sellsword? A sailor from Stros M’kai?

Captain. What should we do? He’s not on the list.

Imperial Captain

Forget the list. He goes to the block.

Hadvar

By your orders, Captain.

If you’re an Altmer:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to the Summerset Isle.

If you’re an Argonian:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Black Marsh.

If you’re a Bosmer:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Valenwood.

If you’re a Breton:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to High Rock.

If you’re a Dunmer:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Morrowind.

If you’re a Imperial:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Cyrodiil.

If you’re a Khajiit:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Elsweyr.

If you’re a Nord:

I’m sorry. At least you’ll die here, in your homeland.

If you’re an Orc:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Orsinium.

If you’re a Redguard:

I’m sorry. We’ll make sure your remains are returned to Hammerfell.

Follow the Captain, prisoner.

General Tullius

Ulfric Stormcloak. Some here in Helgen call you a hero. But a hero doesn’t use a power like the Voice to murder his king and usurp his throne.

Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak

(muffled grunts)

General Tullius

You started this war, plunged Skyrim into chaos, and now the Empire is going to put you down, and restore the peace.

(A roar in the distance)

Hadvar

What was that?

General Tullius

It’s nothing. Carry on.

Imperial Captain

Yes, General Tullius.

(to a priestess) Give them their last rites.

Priestess of Arkay

As we commend your souls to Aetherius, blessings of the Eight Divines upon you, for you are the salt and earth of Nirn, our beloved….

Stormcloak Soldier (1)

For the love of Talos, shut up and let’s get this over with.

Priestess of Arkay

As you wish.

Stormcloak Soldier (1)

Come on, I haven’t got all morning. My ancestors are smiling at me, Imperials. Can you say the same?

Stormcloak Soldier (2)

You Imperial bastards!

Vilod

Justice!

Ingrid

Death to the Stormcloaks!

Ralof

As fearless in death as he was in life.

Imperial Captain

If you’re an Altmer:

Next, the high elf!

If you’re an Argonian:

Next, the lizard!

If you’re a Bosmer:

Next, the wood elf!

If you’re a Breton:

Next, the Breton!

If you’re a Dunmer:

Next, the dark elf!

If you’re an Imperial:

Next, the renegade from Cyrodiil!

If you’re a Khajiit:

Next, the cat!

If you’re a Nord:

Next, the Nord in the rags!

If you’re an Orc:

Next, the Orc!

If you’re a Redguard:

Next, the Redguard!

(A roar in the distance, closer than last time)

Hadvar

There it is again. Did you hear that?

Imperial Captain

I said, next prisoner!

Hadvar

To the block, prisoner. Nice and easy.

(Alduin appears)

General Tullius

What in Oblivion is that?

Imperial Captain

Sentries! What do you see?

Imperial Soldier

It’s in the clouds!

Stormcloak Soldier

Dragon!

General Tullius

Don’t just stand there! Kill that thing!

Headsman

Nuh…

General Tullius

Guards, get the townspeople to safety!

Imperial Soldier

Fall, damn you, fall!

Alduin

Fus…Ro…Da!

Ralof

If you’re an Altmer:

Hey, high elf. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re an Argonian:

Hey, Argonian. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re a Bosmer:

Hey, wood elf. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re a Breton:

Hey, Breton. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re a Dunmer:

Hey, dark elf. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re an Imperial:

Hey, you. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re a Khajiit:

Hey, Khajiit. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re a Nord:

Hey, kinsman. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re an Orc:

Hey, Orc. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

If you’re a Redguard:

Hey, Redguard. Get up! Come on, the gods won’t give us another chance!

This way!

Jarl Ulfric! What is that thing? Could the legends be true?

Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak

Legends don’t burn down villages. We need to move. Now!

Ralof

Up through the tower, let’s go!

Stormcloak Soldier (1)

We’ll have to carry this one on our backs….

Stormcloak Soldier (2)

We just need to move some of these rocks to clear the way! Agh…

(Alduin bursts in)

Ralof

Get back!

Alduin

Yol…Toor…Shul!

Ralof

See the inn on the other side? Jump through the roof and keep going! Go! We’ll follow when we can!

Hadvar

Haming, get over here!

Haming, you need to get over here. Now!

That a boy. You’re doing great.

Torolf!

Gods… Everyone get back!

Still alive, prisoner? Keep close to me if you want to stay that way.

Gunnar, take care of the boy. I have to find General Tullius and join the defense.

Gunnar

Gods guide you, Hadvar.

Hadvar

Stay close to the wall!

(Alduin lands on the wall above you)

Alduin

Yol…Toor…Shul!

Hadvar

Quickly, follow me!

Alduin

Pahlok joorre! Hin kah fen kos bonaar.

Imperial Soldier (1)

What in the Eight Divines is this thing?

Imperial Soldier (2)

Come on. Give me your hand, I’m getting you out of here.

General Tullius

Hadvar! Into the keep, soldier, we’re leaving!

Imperial Soldier (3)

Keep your eyes on it!

Hadvar

It’s you and me, prisoner. Stay close!

Imperial Soldier (4)

I’ll have your head!

Imperial Soldier (5)

Nyyahggh!

Hadvar

Ralof! You damned traitor. Out of my way!

Ralof

We’re escaping, Hadvar. You’re not stopping us this time.

Hadvar

Fine. I hope that dragon takes you all to Sovngarde.

Imperial Soldier (6)

By Ysmir! Nothing kills it!

Ralof

You! Come on, into the keep!

Hadvar

With me, prisoner. Let’s go!

Imperial Soldier (7)

It’s still coming!

Ralof

Come on, this way. I can cut you loose inside. Come on!

Looks like we’re the only ones who made it.

That thing was a dragon. No doubt. Just like the children’s stories and the legends. The harbingers of the End Times.

We better get moving. Come here. Let me see if I can get those bindings off.

There you go. You may as well take Gunjar’s gear. He won’t be needing it any more.

All right, get that armor on and give that axe a few swings.

I’m going to see if I can find some way out of here.

This one’s locked. Let’s see about that gate.

Damn. No way to open this from our side.

Imperial Captain

Come on, soldier. Keep moving!

Ralof

It’s the Imperials! Take cover!

Imperial Captain

Get this gate open.

Ralof

Imperial dogs!

(we ambush the Imperial soldiers)

Maybe one of these Imperials had the key.

(I find a key on one of the soldiers)

Did you find a key? See if it unlocks that door.

That’s it! Come on, let’s get out of here before the dragon brings the whole tower down on our heads.

Look out!

(part of the ceiling collapses, blocking our path)

Damn, that dragon doesn’t give up easy.

Imperial Soldier (8)

Grab everything important and let’s move.

The dragon’s burning everything to the ground.

Imperial Soldier (9)

We just need to gather some more potions.

Ralof

For Ulfric and Skyrim!

Imperial Soldier (9)

The prisoners are escaping!

(we ambush two more Imperial soldiers)

Ralof

A storeroom. See if you can find any potions. We’ll need them.

(I gather what potions I can find)

Done? Let’s get moving.

Troll’s blood! It’s a torture room.

Hear that? Come on!

(we find Stormcloaks engaged with Imperials and aid them in battle)

Torturer’s Assistant

Enough… of this!

Ralof

Was Jarl Ulfric with you?

Stormcloak Soldier

No, I haven’t seen him since the dragon showed up.

Ralof

Wait a second. Looks like there’s something in this cage.

It’s locked. See if you can get it open with some picks. We might need that gold once we get out.

Grab anything useful and let’s go.

(I pick the lock and grab the supplies)

Imperial Soldier (10)

Orders are to wait until General Tullius arrives.

Imperial Soldier (11)

We’re not waiting to be killed by a dragon! We need to pull back!

Imperial Soldier (10)

Just give the general some time.

Imperial Soldier (12)

Stormcloaks! Filthy traitors!

Ralof

Imperial dogs!

(we attack the Imperials and defeat them, but our Stormcloak ally falls) 

Let’s go on ahead. See if the way is clear.

Let’s see where this goes.

(the tunnel behind us collapses)

No going back that way, now.

We’d better push on. The rest of them will have to find another way out.

(We reach a dead-end)

Hmm. That doesn’t go anywhere.

I guess we’d better try this way.

(We are ambushed by giant Frost Spiders)

I hate those damn things. Too many eyes, you know?

Hold up. There’s a bear just ahead. See her?

I’d rather not tangle with her right now. Let’s try to sneak by. Just take it nice and slow, and watch where you step.

Or, if you’re feeling lucky, you can take this bow. Might take her by surprise.

Go ahead. I’ll follow your lead and watch your back.

(I charge the bear and attack it)

Sneaking is overrated, eh?

That looks like the way out! I knew we’d make it!

Wait!

(Alduin flies overhead. Crouching by the cave entrance, we go unnoticed)

There he goes. Looks like he’s gone for good this time.

No way to know if anyone else made it out alive. But this place is going to be swarming with Imperials soon enough. We’d better clear out of here.

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