(December 23rd 2012 11:44 AM)Reichmar12 Wrote: First off, the Stormcloaks lose the rebellion. The combined forces of western Skyrim plus the Legion put down the rebellion and the Empire consolidates its efforts around rebuilding its ranks. Following the events of TESV, the Blades arise again and take their place behind the Emperor. This time, they are fully aware of the dangers the Thalmor pose and take their revenge on Thalmor inquisitors and intelligence operatives (they will, everyone can agree on that).
With Skyrim under control and now able to focus on contributing to the Imperial efforts at rebuilding and arming, the bulk of the work now lies in the other provinces. With respect to Hammerfell I belive that, despite the public perception of the Empire's abandonment of Hammerfell, there are imperial agents working with the Redguard nobility behind the scenes to keep relations active and ironed out. This will likely necessitate more Imperial leniency towards allowing local customs in return for Redguard trust. Furthermore, it can be asserted that the Redguards really hate the Thalmor, and vice-versa. The Dominion will likely attempt to seize control of Hammerfell to keep Imperial supplies from moving south from High Rock and Skyrim to Redguard resistance forces. The Empire will likely march into Hammerfell to fight "alongside" the rebelling noble houses against the Thalmor. We know from (The Redguard Woman) that the resistence is alive and well in Hammerfell. When war is declared, Hammerfell will erupt in conflict. Redguard v Thalmor, Imperial v Thalmor, Redguard+Imperial v Thalmor.
The Dunmer are in an interesting position. Many fled Vvardenfell following the eruption of Red Mountain, as well as from southern Morrowind following the Argonian incursion. I believe that they will return to Morrowind as a motivated and pissed off people. They will also have new friends in Skyrim, as the new Jarl of Windhelm is friendly to Dark Elves and vowed to elevate relations between both races. Indeed, Brunwulf Free-Winter might play quite a pivotal role in forging an alliance between Dunmer and Nord -- he likes the Dunmer, and the Dunmer view him as a war-hero. Combining his reputation with his leadership as Jarl puts him as a pivotal figure in political relations between the two peoples. Will he serve as an ambassador? Allied commander? The High-Queen's intermediary? What position will the Nords take on the Argonian incursion?
I forsee the Dunmer rebuilding ravaged parts of Morrowind and reestablishing deep trade ties with Skyrim. I think they'll put a heavy emphasis on repopulating the lands too -- perhaps a baby boomer generation of Dunmer. As a result, the Empire will undoubtedly seek to take advantage of this opportunity by offering generous assistance to the Dunmer in return for their cooperation in the war. The Dunmer, who in their push for rebuilding their society also reinvigorated efforts directed at reviving old cultural practices and beliefs (such as ancestor necromancy), will demand that the Empire respect their right to practice their ancient rites. The Empire will agree, needing all the help they can get.
Argonians and Bretons when I have more time to write.
Surely the eruption of the Red Mountain happened in 4E 6? The eruption of the Red Mountain caused a chain of events kills thousands and remembered as the Red Year.
In Second Seed, shortly after the cataclysmic eruption of Red Mountain, the crippled Morrowind is invaded by an army of Argonians urged on by the Hist. The nation of Morrowind colapses, and the survivors of the cataclysm and the war flee to the island of Solstheim. The Argonian invasion reaches at least as far north as Red Mountain. Once they hold the province, they make no effort to colonize or rule.
Source: Lymdrenn Tenvanni's Journal