Tales of a Legionnaire

Tristyn of Dragon Bridge

The ‘Tales of a Legionnaire’ follows Tristyn ‘The Merciless’ on his quest for vengeance in the Skyrim world.

  1. Tristyn of Dragon Bridge
  2. Rest, Trade, Resupply
  3. Finding Solitude
  4. Joining the Legion
  5. Battle for Whiterun
Tristyn ‘The Merciless’ is a soldier in the Imperial Legion. He’s a specialist archer and swordsmen with inquisitive tendencies towards fire-based magic.

Tristyn ‘The Merciless’ – en route to Riverwood

I grew up in Dragon Bridge, a settlement near the Karth River Estuary. It was here, amidst the mountains, where Father worked as a blacksmith and Mother was the face of a little weapons and armour stall. They worked hard and made an honest living. We sold what we made to travellers, hunters and other passerbyers, making enough to feed and cloth ourselves and not much more. I picked up many forging skills aiding my Father shape iron and steel, and spent the rest of the daylight reading about magic and weapons. The lady from the local store had a soft spot for me and would loan skill books and scrolls unto me.

Theft was a problem with so many travellers passing through Dragon Bridge. I sometimes saw pickpockets lifting coin and it pained me to see them go unpunished. “Let it be, it’s not worth the bother”, my Mother would say. To my despair, it was such thieves that took the lives of my parents. Caught lifting the takings from our stall, there was an altercation, and both were murdered by a couple of lowlife Stormcloak deserters. Rumour was they’d become Skooma addicts and were targeting smaller underprotected settlements to steal from and fund their addiction. It was then that I decided to fully commit myself to law and order, to rid Skyrim of crime and enforce justice. I set out on my new path, journeying towards nearby Solitude to join the Imperial Legion, to destroy the Stormcloak Rebellion and avenge my parents.


Playing Style

  • Limit fast travel – try to walk everywhere for a more immersive experience
  • Sleep in a bed, sleeping roll or pile of hay at night (no waiting)
  • Only use weapons that are self-crafted at a forge. All looted weapons to be sold
  • Only use magic weapons/armour that have been self-enchanted. All looted magic items to be either sold or disenchanted.

Preferred Weaponry & Armour

  • Specialist archer and swordsmen
  • Inquisitive tendencies towards fire-based magic
  • Likes magical weapons
  • Light armour and/or mage robes (enchanted clothing where possible for extra gains and perks)

Ulfric Stormcloak

Ulfric Stormcloak – leader of the Stormcloak rebellion

Goals / Targets

  1. Become an Imperial Legion Soldier – Join the Imperial Legion led by General Tullius (Solitude)
  2. Complete missions for the Legion and the local people of Solitude
  3. Earn promotion to the rank of Legate in the Imperial Legion
  4. Kill Ulfric Stormcloak and take down the Stormcloak rebellion
  5. Complete missions for Orthus Endario – an Imperial entrepreneur found in Windhelm, in the East Empire Company office at the Windhelm Docks
  6. Become an expert archer and an expert in fire-based magic
  7. Join the Mage’s College in Winterhold
  8. Help the locals of Dragon Bridge
  9. Build a home in or near Dragon Bridge (requires Hearthfire)
  10. Learn to enchant weapons and clothing

General Character Info

Name: Tristyn ‘The Merciless’
Race: Breton
Home: Dragon Bridge
Allegiance: Imperial Legion
Motivations: Revenge. Justice. Law and Order
  • Imperials
  • Bretons
  • Ulfric Stormcloak & the Stormcloak rebellion
  • Dislikes the Thalmor
  • Vampires

Special Abilities

  • Dragonskin: Absorb 50% of magicka from hostile spells for 60 seconds
  • Magic Resistance: Breton blood grants a 25% resistance to magic

Political Views & Ideologies

  • Believes that Skyrim, as a province of the Empire, should abide by the Imperial Legion’s laws and customs
  • Has a strong sense of duty to the Empire
  • Sees Ulfric Stormcloak as a traitor
  • Dislikes the Thalmor but see’s the treaty with the Aldmeri Dominion as necessary to the safety and survival of Skyrim’s inhabitants
  • Views magic as a useful tool to enforce the law and to aid the Empire’s war against the Stormcloaks
  • Has strong connections to Dragon Bridge and would like to make it home again someday
  • Uninterested by Dragonborn claims (feels it’s all nonsense) but will use any ‘gift’ to help achieve goals

Hangouts / Favoured Locations

  • Dragon Bridge
    Childhood home
  • Solitude
    Headquarters of the Imperial Legion. Solitude is also a major shipping port and important Imperial supply line. Solitude sits on a natural arch, giving its port much needed shelter from the strong winds of the Ghost Sea. Most of the shipping in Solitude is run by the Imperial-financed East Empire Company
  • Castle Dour
    Castle Dour is an Imperial Legion outpost in Solitude
  • Windhelm Docks
    The Windhelm Docks can be found just outside the city of Windhelm on the eastern side of the city. Some locations and ships can be found here, and the Dragonborn can get passage to Solstheim from Gjalund Salt-Sage, the captain of the Northern Maiden
  • High Rock
    A province in the Tamriel continent populated by Bretons


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