>>3669291>every single town in Skyrim is crawling with vampires and daedra-dealing shitsticks, they are literally no better than the Forsworn ooga boogas, but Nords actually try to take some kind of moral superiority. Too bad for them the empire was founded by a Nord and is stronger in their might makes right world view
some occasional cultist =/= literally your entire society
you're being disingenuous on purpose, Talos and the big three goddess' are still the big shit in Skyrim.>Talos worship was literally untouched in Skyrim,
proofs? Talos worship was still outlawed, the Empire DID try and abide by the WGC. This whole "actually they didn't lol" sounds like a dodge tactic that isn't supported.>the empire turned a blind eye and just ticked boxes until Ulfric attacked Markath
yup, just like the Empire-backed Jarl there asked him to>and made a big deal out of cracking down on it, the entire reason the Thalmor got presence in Skyrim is because the empire couldn't hide that they were breaking the white-gold concordat any longer due to his stupid chimp out.
The AD wanted the WGC enforced for the theological reasons i mentioned. You think they weren't already going to make sure that the most Talos-fanboy provinces wasn't worshiping Talos?>If the empire takes full control of Skyrim again they can convince the Thalmor to back off and go back to being lenient and focus their effort on feeding the proxy wars in Hammerfell, if the Stormcloaks do, the AD has a fleet ready to invade and take it all for themselves, and with the critically low manpower and bad infrastructure, it would be a matter of days.
Except that Hammerfell was in a civil war, shared a border, and was overall in a far worse position than Skyim and beat the AD themselves. The AD would have a shit time getting through to the Sea of Ghosts, and the Nords would be the Mujihadeen in the mountains fucking up the AD's already strained efforts to get their army that far.