The Main Quest in Skyrim is the storyline. A large majority of the world itself centralises around it, and through it great powers, titles and weapons can be gained. It follows the Dragonborn's journey to defeat Alduin, The World Eater and the Main Antagonist of the game.
The Main QuestEdit
In this article it is assumed the Dragonborn is the character used in the Official Game Guide. The Dovahkiin begins his journey in the back of a cart bound for Helgen, an Imperial-controlled Hamlet. He finds out that they are heading into their execution. Meeting Ralof, he tells the Dragonborn some basics on Skyrim in the present. He aso introduces him to Ulfric Stormcloak, leader of one of the sides participating in the Civil War.
Upon reaching Helgen the Dovahkiin is processed by an Imperial named Hadvar and sent to the block. As his head is about to be chopped off, fate intervenes and a dragon swoops down, knocking everyone watching the execution over and begins to massascre the whole town. Escaping from the confusion, the Dovahkiin is given a choice as to who to follow- Ralof or Hadvar. Regardless of the choice the Dragonborn escapes Helgen and finds safely with the relatives of the chosen companion in a small logging town called Riverwood.
The Dragonborn is told that the Jarl of Whiterun must be warned and he volunteers making the short trek to the capital of Whiterun Hold, Whiterun. (Original names, right?) Upon arriving he is told to halt, as there are rumours of dragons. After telling the guard that he is speaking for Riverwood, Dragonborn makes his way up to the Palace, Dragonsreach. Dragonborn enters the hall and moves to talk to the Jarl, but is brought up short by his Housecarl, Irileth.