Time for a fight! Legate Cipius will advise you that the Stormcloaks are at the city and will tell you to head to the frontline and meet with Legate Rikke. Leave Dragonsreach and follow the marker to the entrance of Whiterun. Out here, speak to Legate Rikke and then it’s time to defend the barricades.

This can be either very easy or very hard, depending on your level. There are a lot of Stormcloaks. Each time you kill one, the counter goes down, from 100% to 0%. Use the Legion to your advantage as bait while you take them out. This may sound cruel, but this’s the best way to do it.

If you want, you could just jump outside the barricade and start spamming your best Destruction spells (in case you’re a magic user), use as many arrows as you can or simply equip your best Heavy Armor and start attacking nonstop. In the end you must get that counter down to 0%. If you fail to stop them at the barricade, stop them at the drawbridge (but note even if the barricade falls, that area still acts as a great funnel and should be used as such).

Once you are done you will be told to return to General Tullius at Solitude and the next quest, ‘Reunification of Skyrim’, will start.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 October 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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