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Illustration of a typical Imperial male

Also known as Cyrodiils, Cyrodilics, Cyro-Nordics and Imperial Cyrods, the well-educated and well-spoken Imperials are the natives of the civilized, cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil. Imperials are also known for the discipline and training of their citizen armies, and their respect for the rule of law. Though physically less imposing than the other races, the Imperials have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders, and these traits, along with their remarkable skill and training as light infantry, have enabled them to subdue all the other nations and races and erect the monument to peace and prosperity that comprises the Glorious Empire. Their hegemony has waxed and waned throughout the eras, and most historians refer to three distinct Empires, the ends of which each mark a new epoch in Tamrielic history.

For more information, see the main lore article. A list of all the Imperials in Cyrodiil can be found here.






In-Game Description[edit]

Natives of the civilized, cosmopolitan province of Cyrodiil, they have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders. They are skilled with heavy armor and in the social skills and tend to favor the warrior classes.


In terms of combat, Imperials are best equipped for the warrior type. Based on their bonuses, with +5 to Blade, Blunt and Hand to Hand, they can pretty much take their pick from weapons and craft a front-line warrior, and their +10 in heavy armor provides them with ample durability.

With their extremely high personality stat, as well as +10 to Mercantile and Speechcraft, Imperials are well suited to haggling and negotiating, and generally have no trouble getting others to like them. If you wish to explore a more roleplaying-oriented, less combat-focused character, an Imperial is a good choice, as their abilities can lend themselves well to a less violent lifestyle.

Imperials are one of the most un-directed races in the game classwise, although they have slight bonuses in their Heavy Armor, Blade, and Blunt skills, they really have no restrictions on being a stealthy or magical character, and can be considered the "Jack of All Trades"

Every nameless guard in Cyrodiil is an Imperial, clad in appropriate uniforms (either Imperial Legion or a variant of Steel Armor or Chainmail Armor). Among the vampires, the Healers (mislabeled as "Sorcerers") and Monks are Imperials. Marauder archers and warlords can be Imperials as well.

Race-specific Dialogue[edit]

"Greetings, Imperial. (if disposition is 30+)
"Speak, Imperial dog." (if disposition is under 30)
"Greetings, Imperial brother/sister." (if disposition is 30+ and the target is also an Imperial)
Friendly Greetings (disposition is 70+)
"Greetings to you."
"My pleasure, really."
"Please, go ahead."
"Well met."
"Please, by all means."
"It is a privilege."
"Good tidings, citizen."
"Fine greetings to you."
"A pleasure to see you."
Neutral Greetings (if disposition is between 30 and 70)
"Tidings, citizen."
"Go ahead."
"What's this about?"
"I'm listening."
"Let's hear it."
"Anytime now."
"How can I help you?"
Brusque Greetings (if disposition is below 30)
"Say it."
"So tiresome."
"Come on."
"Quickly now."
"Go away."
"Hurry up."
In combat
"Die, Imperial! Die!" (if the combatant is not an Imperial)
"You humans are all the same! Weak and worthless!" (if attacking NPC is an Orc)

NPC Reactions[edit]

Reactions affect the base disposition of NPCs towards you depending on your relative race. Imperials, however, have no modifiers.