I think if I wanted to overthrow the Thalmor, I'd have to recruit the Thieves guild. Keep the Thalmor busy up front, let the guild go in through the back door and rob them blind. Can't fund a war if they don't have any money to do it with. ;)
Hm, I’m not quite sure that plan would work.
The canon officially states that the operations of the Thalmor are based on the concept of racial superiority. Taking only that assumption as fact (I feel that using any other theories/ideas, as true to lore as I believe them to be, will undermine my argument), funds aren’t as much a consideration.
Think about it - say that by some miracle of the divines the Thieves guild (and, for this heist, you’d have to combine the guild in all locations throughout Tamriel, one instance of the guild would be hopelessly outmatched) manages to drain them of some large amount of funds. It’s not going to stop the organization from believing that mankind is subordinate to them (in fact, it may even strengthen that belief!), and rule by the sword is certainly something they’re capable of. Those who side with the Thalmor can withhold payment until victory - something they’re entirely sure they’ll achieve, even if it takes decades. And those who don’t? Well, “ethnic cleansing” works wonders, and it is widely believed that they have done so to their own people in the case of uprisings. I don’t think the war effort would stop if they somehow ran out of funds.
The only concern then (which I cannot find addressed in the lore) is if the Summerset Isles are self-sustaining - in other words, if they cannot purchase goods from the mainland, can they survive using only their own farming? Taking into consideration the fact that the Thalmor also control Valenwood and (from what I’ve read, correct me if I’m wrong) Elsweyr, I assume that between the provinces they could come out with something edible.
The only major effect I could see a heist like that having is on morale. It would give the races of man a major boost, and to be robbed blind by men would tank some of the resolve of the mer who believe that they are superior. To be fair, morale is a very important piece of the puzzle, so in the end it may lead to victory for the races of man and mer who aren’t utter assbags.
In my personal opinion, (and here ends the argument) I ascribe to the theory that the Thalmor are trying to unmake reality. I’m also pretty certain that they are dead-set on achieving their goals, no matter what assorted things they may be, and I feel that with enough will, they’d find a way. Which is why war is inevitable, and why the only way to silence their racism is with the blade.
imperial legion, imperial cult, thalmor. Answer if you dare, rebellious stormcloak.
:O IMPERIAL BASTARDS
as for the actual questions
Imperial Legion: I’d like to think that I stand for myself.
Imperial cult: There are a ton of people I look up to. Listing just one is really tough. Anyone who’s livin’ a good life, I suppose.
Thalmor: How would I overthrow something? Not by being a bunch of dicks in dumb robes like SOME PEOPLE D:<
The Dwemer: What is your favorite piece of technology?
The Companions: Are you close to your family?
Imperial Legion: Do you stand for yourself or for a group of people?
Dragon Cult: What is true strength?
Thalmor: How would you overthrow _____.
Stormcloaks: What would you liberate the world of?
Blades: Do you act out of generosity or for rewards?
The Silver-Bloods: What's your guilty pleasure?
Fighters Guild: What's the worst situation you've been in?
Thieves Guild: What kind of hobbies are you into?
Dark Brotherhood: Name three people you would backstab for power.
Morag Tong: Tell 3 secrets.
East Empire Trading Company: What is one thing you can never trade or give away?
Black-Briars: Do you care what others think of you? (both good and bad)
Blackwood Company: What is your favorite weapon?
Bards College: Tell a story.
Court of Madness: What are you addicted to?
Coven of Namira: What is your favorite kind of meat?
Silverhand: What is something you enjoy killing?
Whiterun: Tell us something about your home.
Nightingales: Tell us a rumor you heard of.
College of Winterhold: Do you prefer the forest, mountains, desert or city?
Solitude: Name 3 people you would help no matter what the situation (murder, convicted, debt...)
Nine Divines: Do you have any strong beliefs or sense of religion/spirituality?
Ordinator: Name 3 things you will never find acceptable.
Imperial Cult: Who do you look up to for inspiration?
Mythic Dawn: What is something you lost before?
Blackblood Marauders: Tell us something you did wrong before.
Grey Beards: Do you describe yourself as peaceful or hostile?
Penitus Oculatus: Do you always follow whoever is in charge?
Mages Guild: Name three things that you cannot do to save your life.
The Psijic Order: Show us that you are smart, tell us three interesting facts about anything.
Forsworn: What do you miss the most?
We drink to our youth, and to days come and gone. For the age of oppression is now nearly done.
We’ll drive out the homework from this time that we own. With our blood and our steel we will take back our home.
Listen up finals! I am the High King! On the day that you’re done we will drink and we’ll sing.
We’re the students of college, and we work all our lives. And when finals week beckons, the will in us dies!
But this land is ours and we’ll see it wiped clean. Of the scourge that has sullied our hopes and our dreams.
And because I’m uploading screenshots, here’s a super close-up of Phiala. This one shows off the small scar on her cheek well.
Farkas joined the Nightingales while you were away. Also…robo-mecha-dynamo-sypder Mk.XX-2 needs a hat too…you know, if you want.
you have no idea how much i want clanky to have a hat
like if i could give it a hat
in a millisecond it would have one
Light filtering around Jorrvaskr at sunrise.
look how excited it is
it’s got dwemer! I’m dwemer! friends!!
also all of those presents are swords. all of them. even the square boxes.
"Okay, for once, let’s have a nice family portrait for Saturalia."
"I hate this hat."
"Grin and bear it for a few minutes, will ya? It’s the holiday spirit! Y’know, family, kindness, good will to all men and mer?"
"Why don’t you have a hat?"
"Because they’re itchy and uncomfortable. Now smile for the portrait!"
Cascade, fog, heat, coal, jet and cliff badges
Cascade: If it wasn’t obvious from my 20 tag rant regarding question choices for certain badges, my favorite gym leader is Roark :>
Fog: Hm, favorite legendary… ububububu I like so many of them. Deoxys is pretty neat, and Zygarde’s badass, and Zekrom looks like a PC casing (like the ones with 20 fans and blue lights coming out of it) so I guess those three?
Heat: Favorite region: Sinnoh! I think it’d be nice to live there. My least favorite region might be Unova? I dunno, I don’t really hate any region.
Jet: I think what makes me happiest is having time to relax and play video games or draw or write or just deflate.
Cliff: Not really? I’m not into watching sports. As for actual doing sports… Does kung fu count as a sport? I do that.