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The Dragonborn's Crusade


SensualLust

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Background:
The Dragonborn had finally ended the Dragon Crisis with the defeat of Alduin forever, in the midst of the crisis, the presence of the Empire in Skyrim weakened, as the countryside in Imperial held territories was ravaged by dragon attacks in the middle of a Civil War against a faction known as the Stormcloaks led by Jarl of Windhelm, Ulfric Stormcloak. The Empire's weakened presence gave a massive advantage to Ulfric which quickly drove the Empire of out Skyrim. While Ulfric was victorious, the result of only having an unprofessional militant force only capable of hit and run attacks, left Skyrim's only defence weak. Adding further insult to injury, Ulfric's positioned as the leader of Skyrim is illegitimate as the moot is yet to be convened and having usurped the throne from Elisif the 'Fair'. Ulfric had an iron fist, and a short temper, Skyrim faced a more oppressive ruler than the one before it, and Ulfric refused to convene the Moot despite calls by the Jarls. Attitude began changing against Ulfric, and the people of Skyrim began looking towards the Dragonborn as the only one who can take them out of their trouble. The Dragonborn had force of her own, after saving Skyrim and the world during the Dragon Crisis, she was granted the holding of Fellburg as a gift of gratitude. The holding provided her with a small, but capable force. In addition, she was the rightful commander of the Blades, and elite force of warriors trained by the Dragonborn herself, but military force alone could not gain her power against Ulfric. Skyrim is a decentalized realm of Jarls which operate largely independent from its ruler, and are the ones who convene to elect the High King. The majority of Jarls by now were figureheads installed by Ulfric, however they still had their own self interests and the interests of their holds in mind. If the Dragonborn ever hopes to remove the reign of Ulfric, she needs the support of the Jarls. Now begins the story of ruthless politics, and a bloody war to come.

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The cover pic got me all excited for a new picture story blog!!

 

I can't read, and my imagination sucks!

If I had one criticism, it's that, I need pics!!

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I have to agree with Wanobi, the title and the cover image got me hoping for more...

If you're interested in a more screenshot heavy approach have a look at the storytellers club here, there are plenty of ressouces on how to write these kind of skyrim screenshot stories. ;)

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On 6/5/2019 at 1:13 AM, Alter Native said:

I have to agree with Wanobi, the title and the cover image got me hoping for more...

If you're interested in a more screenshot heavy approach have a look at the storytellers club here, there are plenty of ressouces on how to write these kind of skyrim screenshot stories. ;)

I wasn't initially, but I might be. Thanks for the guide. But still it looks way too much work for me. So I might only reserve images for love making stuff and post covers.

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Well I'm fine with text only or so for my part, but be warned this kind of work won't be among the most popular here, as there are a lot of authors that go through the effort of fully illustrated stories. That being said, pure writing allows for more imagination unleashing, but this has to be taken advantage of. At the moment, the writing style is decent, and the political setting interesting... But it's way too short, even compared to most of LL's pure text stories.

 

So can't tell you if it's good or not, either way, at the moment it lacks content. :classic_angel:

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4 hours ago, Tirloque said:

At the moment, the writing style is decent, and the political setting interesting... But it's way to short

i second Tirloque's review, BeepBepe.
since you wrote;

On 6/3/2019 at 9:16 PM, beepbepe said:

Let me know if this is a good start to things

 

i'd say i believe it's a solid start. you established a good scenery, adding all the elements of — as you put yourself — a well-founded background; one that hopefully will lead to a storyline. at this point, it lacks the characters, their psychological and emotional curves, as well as the plot (the diegesis) itself.

looking forward to read more of your stuff.

cheers.

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