ChatGPT Predicts — Skyrim if the Dragonborn was executed at Helgen

Welcome to our new series where we have ChatGPT answer some of the biggest ‘What ifs’ in gaming and predict what would happen if things were different.

First up is Skyrim and what would happen to the land of Skyrim if the Dragonborn was executed in the intro at Helgen.

Remember to be aware that all the events in the following story of Skyrim are generated from ChatGPT and are in no way connected to the canonical events of the Elder Scrolls series or Bethesda.

ChatGPT predicts an alternate Skyrim

In the aftermath of the events of the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, the land faced a bleak and desolate future. The once proud and thriving empire had been brought to its knees, its people living in fear and uncertainty. With no one to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, the future of Skyrim seemed uncertain.

The Civil War, which had torn the province apart, had finally come to an end with the victory of the Stormcloaks. Ulfric Stormcloak, the rebel leader, had been declared High King of Skyrim and his reign was marked by a period of unrest and instability. The Thalmor, the ruling elves of the Aldmeri Dominion, had tightened their grip on the land and the people of Skyrim were constantly oppressed and discriminated against.

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The Thalmor made their presence felt across all of Skyrim

The once bustling cities of Whiterun, Windhelm, and Solitude were now shadows of their former selves, with their streets empty and their buildings falling into disrepair. The people were poverty-stricken and desperate, their livelihoods destroyed by the war and the Thalmor's harsh policies. Crime and homelessness were rampant and the people lived in constant fear of being arrested by the Thalmor's agents.

From Bad to Worse

The once proud warriors of the Companions in Whiterun had been reduced to a band of drunken brawlers, their honor and reputation long forgotten. The Thieves Guild in Riften, once a thriving criminal organization, had been decimated by the Thalmor's crackdown on crime. The College of Winterhold, once a center of magical learning, was abandoned, its members hunted by the Thalmor for practicing forbidden magic.

The once verdant forests of the Rift were now barren wastelands, their trees cut down for fuel and their wildlife hunted to extinction. The Falmer had retreated deep into the Dwemer ruins, their once great civilization reduced to a handful of desperate survivors. The Dwemer themselves were gone, their cities and wonders lost forever.

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The Dragons returned to Skyrim but with no Dragonborn to stop them

The dragons, once thought to be extinct, had returned to the skies of Skyrim, terrorizing the people and laying waste to their settlements. The ancient Thu'um, the language of the dragons, had been lost and the people had no way of defending themselves against the beasts. The once proud and noble Nords were now a broken people, their spirit and strength shattered by the events of the recent past.

The Last King of Skyrim

In the bleak and desolate ruins of the Palace of the Kings in Windhelm, Ulfric Stormcloak sat on his throne, a lonely and bitter figure. He had won the war, but at what cost? The people of Skyrim were suffering and his reign was marked by tyranny and oppression. He was haunted by the ghosts of the past and tormented by the knowledge of what he had done.

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Ulfric Stormcloak sits on his throne in Windhelm

In the end, Ulfric was killed by a group of rebels seeking to overthrow him and restore the old ways. His rule was short-lived and his legacy was one of pain and suffering. The people of Skyrim were left to pick up the pieces and rebuild their shattered land. But it was a long and arduous road, and the future looked grim. The land of Skyrim was a sad and desolate place, a shadow of its former self.

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