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The setting of the mod War in Tamriel for Mount & Blade : Warband.

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The mod War in Tamriel will be set between the events of Oblivion and Skyrim.

As you may or may not know, between Oblivion and Skyrim there is a massive time jump, which involves a massive war: "The Great War".
The instigators of the Great War are the Thalmor, a cult of high gravitas in the Aldmeri Dominion. Indeed, in just a few years the Thalmor (picture elf nazis), believing in Mer supremacy, have invaded half of Tamriel. The kingdoms of Valenwood (Bosmer), the Black March (Argonians), Elsweyr (Khajits), Morrowind (Dunmer) have fallen prey to the Aldmeri Dominion, who have instored their own regency there. Only four countries remain to fight: Hammerfell (one of the main fronts and a main target of the Thalmor), Cyrodiil, and the provinces of High Rock and Skyrim. There is a war between the Thalmor and the Emperor Titus Mede II and the main leaders of all four countries.


In red, the Thalmor and their colonies, in colour, the four resisting nations.

How did this conflict start?

After the Oblivion crisis (which really weakened the Summerset Isles), the Thalmor decided it was time to take action. They evolved from a political party into the leaders, and organized a coup in Valenwood and the Summerset Isles, proclaiming themselves as the Aldmeri Dominion. They then started to invade other territories: mostly non-humans and other Mers territory. Those who opposed them died, the others were bent to their sick cause of Elf Supremacy.

Only four remained: the provinces ruled by Emperor Titus Mede II. Titus, who had sent Blades all over Tamriel as spies to suss out what was going on, recieves the heads of 100 Blades in a cart brought by a Thalmor messenger, saying that Tamriel will fall unless he disbands the Blades, bans the worship of the God Talos (whom the Thalmor abhor) and give Hammerfell to the Aldmeri Dominion, and live as the Dominion's Vassals. The Emperor refuses, and declares war.

There is combat on every front, two huge powers collide. Which side will you be on?

The choice is yours in War in Tamriel.

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bluewario
bluewario

Would be awesome to add a third smaller faction you can take over through quests and take on both sides. That would be an interesting hard mode. Though if it's not canon, and no other faction was around during the Great War, don't bother. Accuracy is big when it comes to my favorite themes.

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lumbyman
lumbyman

Just one thing, the Talos worship thing is for the exact opposite reason, the hate Talos and say that an mere man can not ascend to godhood.

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TheVideoGameInn Author
TheVideoGameInn

Talos (whom the Thalmor abhor)
Fixed! I often mix them up, to me revere sounds really negative, I often use it the wrong way round.

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lumbyman
lumbyman

Thanks, I just wanted to give a heads up before some purist decides to get all pissy.

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TheVideoGameInn Author
TheVideoGameInn

Not at all, thanks so much. I know what you mean, I feel I'm already going to get so much hate for some changes I've made to the armour pieces.

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StellarAngel
StellarAngel

I love the plot ! Good job !

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TheVideoGameInn Author
TheVideoGameInn

The credit is all Bethesda's!

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epicmarkvan
epicmarkvan

If you need any help with filling in the holes in the lore, just send me a message on Steam.

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SithEmperor
SithEmperor

I know it's long dead and long sense anybody posted anything, but BlackMarsh and Marrowind are not apart of the Dominion. Black Marsh is independent and doesn't get involved with politics outside of there holdings. They conquered southern Marrowind and stopped. As for Marrowind, it is still officially apart of the Empire I believe as it never left. But is practically Independent. Solstheim/Dark Elf held is apart of the Empire I believe.

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Spikem59
Spikem59

So, there's something with this that I see conflicting with the lore

Black Marsh and Morrowind being under Thalmor control

Black Marsh is under control of their own faction entirely, the An'Xileel. They're protected by the Khaten Flu which would completely deny the Thalmor any possibility of conquering them. The An'Xileel also invaded Morrowind and are somewhat in control of it, at a stand-still against Redoran. The Thalmor aren't even involved there.

Also, High Rock actually IS under direct control from the Thalmor.

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