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General Tullius
(RefID: 000198BA)
(lore page)
Home City Solitude
Location Castle Dour
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level PC×1.2 (range=10-50) Class Imperial Soldier
RefID 000198BA BaseID 0001327E
Other Information
Health 50+(PC-0.8)×9.6
Magicka 50
Stamina 50+(PC-0.8)×8.4
Primary Skills Archery, Block, Heavy Armor, Light Armor, One-handed, Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Essential Yes, until Battle for Solitude
Voice Type Unique
Faction(s) CWImperialFactionNPC; CWImperialFaction; CrimeFactionHaafingar; FavorExcludedFaction; MQ201PartyGuestUnhappy; NPCs the Player cannot marry; SolitudeCastleDourFaction; Thieves Guild No Pickpocketing Faction; TownSolitudeFaction; faction for party guests
General Tullius

General Tullius is an Imperial General of the Legion. Originally from Cyrodiil, he was appointed Military Governor of Skyrim and tasked with crushing the Stormcloak Rebellion. Tullius firmly believes that Ulfric Stormcloak and his rebellion are a threat to the Empire which has to be eradicated, and that Ulfric is nothing more than a power-hungry usurper. Among supporters of the Empire, Tullius is commonly regarded as their best hope for victory. A very taciturn and serious man, he initially holds little interest in Nordic culture, viewing it as nonsense, but eventually he learns to respect it. Tullius also despises the Thalmor, and believes the Stormcloak Rebellion is a mere interlude in the Empire's real conflict with the Aldmeri Dominion, even going so far as to remark that they almost make him want to throw in with the Stormcloaks. He believes the entire rebellion can be blamed on the Thalmor, who stirred it up to force the Empire to waste precious resources and soldiers.

For more information, see the main lore article.

The General is first encountered during Alduin's attack on Helgen. He then relocates to Castle Dour in Solitude. Depending on your actions, he may also appear at Windhelm (on one occasion) or he may be killed.

Tullius wears a unique armor piece: General Tullius' Armor, along with Imperial light boots and light bracers. He defends himself with an Imperial sword and bow, supplemented by twenty steel arrows. He also carries a belted tunic.

Related QuestsEdit

Imperial Legion QuestsEdit

Other QuestsEdit

Quest-Related EventsEdit


"But a hero doesn't use a power like the Voice to murder his king and usurp his throne."

At the start of the game, you will be a prisoner of the Empire traveling in a carriage to the executioner's block in Helgen along with Lokir, Ralof, and Ulfric. When Tullius is informed that the carriage is entering Helgen, he will simply say:

"Good. Let's get this over with."

After you have arrived in Helgen, General Tullius will approach Ulfric Stormcloak before the executions begin:

Tullius: "Ulfric Stormcloak. Some here in Helgen call you a hero. But a hero doesn't use a power like the Voice to murder his king and usurp his throne."
Ulfric: "(muffled grunts)"
Tullius: "You started this war, plunged Skyrim into chaos, and now the Empire is going to put you down, and restore the peace."

During the executions, when a strange noise is first heard in the distance, he will ignore it and order his men to continue with the executions:

"It's nothing. Carry on."

When he first sees Alduin, Tullius' attitude will be much different than earlier and he will exclaim:

"What in Oblivion is that?"

When Alduin lands, he screams:

"Don't just stand there! Kill that thing!"
"Guards, get the townspeople to safety!"
"Someone get the battlemages out here. Now!"

When you and Hadvar meet up with General Tullius, he will provide Hadvar with the order to retreat:

"Hadvar! Into the keep, soldier, we're leaving!"

Afterwards, if you choose to linger beside him, he will yell:

"Run, you idiot!"
"Thought I told you to run for it! Go!"
"Soldiers, townspeople, and dregs into the keep!"
"Everyone to the keep!"
"To the keep! Move!"
"What? Do you want to be that thing's next meal? Into the keep, already!"

Diplomatic ImmunityEdit

He will only be at the Thalmor Embassy during this quest if you have finished the quest Message for Whiterun, and there is not a civil war attack going on. When met at the party, if you are in the Imperial Legion he may greet you by saying: "I wasn't expecting to see you here! I assume you have your reasons. Everyone does." or "Look around the room and you'll see what we're up against. Just between you and me, a lot of what Ulfric says about the Empire is true." or "I swear Elenwen holds these parties just to make the Empire look bad. Almost makes me want to join the Stormcloaks." or "The only reason I'm here is because my refusal to attend would cause a diplomatic incident." If you are a member of the Stormcloaks, Tullius may greet you by saying: "I need another drink." or "I don't remember seeing you at one of these before." or "Do I know you? I didn't think so."

In conversation, you can tell Tullius that it must be awkward for him, and he will reply by saying: "That's putting it mildly. The Thalmor invited me here to remind everyone that they can tell the Empire what to do. I would refuse, but I don't want to jeopardize the peace between us." You can ask him what he knows of the host, and Tullius will say: "Elenwen is a formidable woman. She lacks for neither cunning nor ambition. Now that I think of it, she would have made a fine Imperial general."

Joining the LegionEdit

When you first enter Castle Dour you will find General Tullius and his second in command, Legate Rikke, deeply focused on the strategy battle map laid on the table in front of them, obviously worried about Ulfric Stormcloak and, in particular, the city of Whiterun and its stubborn jarl, Balgruuf the Greater.

Rikke and Tullius

Rikke: "I'm telling you, Ulfric's planning an attack on Whiterun."
Tullius: "He'd be insane to try. He doesn't have the men."
Rikke: "That's not what my scouts report, sir. Every day more join his cause. Riften, Dawnstar, and Winterhold support him."
Tullius: "It's not a cause. It's a rebellion."
Rikke: "Call it whatever you like, General. The man's going to try to take Whiterun."
Tullius: "Jarl Balgruuf..."
Rikke: "Balgruuf refuses the Legion's right to garrison troops in his city. On the other hand, he also refuses to acknowledge Ulfric's claim."
Tullius: "Well, if he wants to stand outside the protection of the Empire, fine. Let Ulfric pillage his city."
Rikke: "General."
Tullius: "You people and your damn Jarls."
Rikke: "Sir? You can't force a Nord to accept help he hasn't asked for."
Tullius: "If Ulfric's making a move for Whiterun, then we need to be there to stop him. Draft another letter with the usual platitudes, but this time share some of your intelligence regarding Ulfric's plans. Embellish if you have to. We'll let it seem like it's his idea."
Rikke: "Yes, sir."
Tullius: "You Nords and your bloody sense of honor."
Rikke: "Sir."

When you first speak to Tullius, he will say:

"Are my men now giving free reign [sic] to anyone who wanders into the castle? Do you have some reason to be here, citizen?"
I believe we've already met.
"Have we? Oh. Of course. You were at Helgen! One of the prisoners, if I recall correctly."
I was at Helgen.
"Right... Helgen.. One of the prisoners, if I recall correctly."

If you exit the conversation at this point, when you resume it, he will say:

"There something I can do for you? Perhaps direct you to the nearest prison..."

Either way it will lead to:

I helped Hadvar escape. He said he'd vouch for me.
"Hadvar's alive? I hope that's true. He's a damn good soldier. But he hasn't reported in yet, so he can't exactly confirm your story. In the meantime, why don't you have a chat with Legate Rikke. I suspect we might have use for someone resourceful like you. Not many survived Helgen. Besides, I'm sure your being imprisoned was all a terrible misunderstanding."
I was set free. I could've gone anywhere. I came here to fight for the Empire.
"I suppose that's true. Fine. Why don't you have a chat with Legate Rikke. I suspect we might have use for someone resourceful like you. Not many survived Helgen. Besides, I'm sure your being imprisoned was all a terrible misunderstanding."

Speaking with him again will cause him to say:

"Speak with Legate Rikke. She will determine if you are Legion material."

If you attempt to speak with him again after receiving your orders from Rikke, he will refuse to talk, saying:

"I believe the Legate gave you an order. I expect you to follow it. Dismissed."

After you return from the task Rikke sets you, he can be heard arguing with her:

Tullius: "Tell me again, why I'm wasting men chasing after a fairy tale."
Rikke: "If Ulfric gets his hand on that crown, it won't be a fairy tale. It'll be a problem."
Tullius: "Don't you Nords put any stock in your own traditions? I thought the Moot chose the king. We're backing Elisif. When the Moot meets, they'll do the sensible thing."
Rikke: "Not everyone's agreed to the Moot. You've been here long enough to know that Nords aren't always sensible. We follow our hearts."
Tullius: "So what - Ulfric gets this crown and then suddenly he's High King?"
Rikke: "No, it's not as simple as that, but the Jagged Crown would be a potent symbol for his cause to rally around. But, if we found it first..."
Tullius: "And we gave it to Elisif?"
Rikke: "In the absence of the Moot, it would further legitimize her claim."
Tullius: "Perhaps... I'm entrusting you with what resources I can spare. But I'm warning you, if this turns out to be a waste of time and men..."
Rikke: "It won't be a waste."
Tullius: "Make sure you take the Auxiliary here. You can send him/her back when you get there and find nothing but old bones and cobwebs."
Rikke: "The Stonefist's no fool. He's found the Crown. But we'll get to it first."

After Rikke speaks to you, congratulating you, and recommending you join the Legion officially, Tullius will say:

"In joining the Legion, you'll be taking an oath binding you to the service of the Emperor and thus to every citizen of the Empire."

If you exit the conversation at this point, when you resume it he will say:

"Changed your mind? Decided you want to soldier for the Empire after all?"

Either way it will lead to two options:

Actually, I'm not sure. I need to think about it.
"I see... Well, the Legion will still be here when you change your mind. Rikke believes in you. And I'm starting to see why. Consider this. What greater glory than to serve the Emperor and his citizens here in Skyrim, in these days of greatest need?"
I'm ready to take the oath.
"Well then. Repeat after me. Upon my honor I do swear undying loyalty to the Emperor, Titus Mede II..."
"...and unwavering obedience to the officers of his great Empire."
"...and unwavering obedience to the officers of his great Empire."
"May those above judge me, and those below take me, if I fail in my duty."
"May those above judge me, and those below take me, if I fail in my duty."
"Long live the Emperor! Long live the Empire!"
"Long live the Emperor! Long live the Empire!"
"Welcome to the Imperial Legion, soldier. Just remember, we take care of our own. Once you're in the Legion, you're in it for life. Speak to Beirand, he's normally out by the forge. He'll get you outfitted. Now, if I'm not mistaken[sic] Legate Rikke has a special assignment for you."

The next quest for the Legion, The Jagged Crown will then start.

The Jagged CrownEdit

If you attempt to talk to him after Receiving your orders from Legate Rikke, he will dismiss you with:

"I believe the Legate gave you an order. Why are you standing around here flapping your jaw? Move out!"

When you complete the quest by giving him the crown:

Here's the Jagged Crown. Legate Rikke sent me to deliver it to you.
"Excellent work, soldier. I have to admit, I had my doubts it even existed. Did you run into any trouble?"
Nothing I couldn't handle.
"That's what I like to hear. I'll get the full report from Legate Rikke."
We lost a lot of good men. I hope it was worth it.
"That's not for you to decide[sic] Soldier. I wouldn't have sent you in the first place if it wasn't going to be worth it."
The Stormcloaks were there ahead of us.
"Yes. Well, I didn't respond as quickly to the Legate's suggestion as perhaps I should have. But at least we ended up with the damn crown."

Regardless of which option you picked, he will continue:

"Now then... I need someone I can trust to deliver a message of great import to Jarl Balgruuf of Whiterun."
Yes, sir!
"We have it on good authority that Ulfric has raised enough men to attack the city of Whiterun. The Jarl, however, refuses the Legion's support. This missive should convince him. Be aware soldier, these documents contain sensitive intelligence for the Jarl's eyes only."

This starts the Message to Whiterun quest.

Reunification of SkyrimEdit


Reunification of Skyrim is an umbrella quest for several smaller quests, all leading towards victory for the Empire. General Tullius will hand you the objectives while Legate Rikke will provide the quests. The order, or even the existence, of the possible ten quests can change depending on your choices during Season Unending. See this table for details. The following quests are the ones that happen if you complete the Civil War without Season Unending.

The Battle For Fort Dunstad

When you first return from the battle at Whiterun, General Tullius will promote you and give you a leveled enchanted sword, saying:

"By defeating Ulfric at Whiterun we have solidified the allegiance of the Jarl. Perhaps the Stormcloaks will soon lose heart for this little rebellion of theirs once and for all. I'm promoting you to Quaestor. Take this blade, a symbol of your new station and responsibility. I'll keep an eye on your progress. The Empire rewards excellence, and so do I."

If, however, you fled from the battle his opening dialogue will change, omitting the promotion and reward:

"By defeating Ulfric at Whiterun we have solidified the allegiance of the Jarl. Perhaps the Stormcloaks will soon lose heart for this little rebellion of theirs once and for all. However, I'm disappointed to hear that you fled from the field of battle. We do not reward cowardice in the Legion. I expect better of you."

Regardless, he will then give you your new orders:

What are my new orders, sir?
"You'd be wasted as a regular soldier. I have special plans for you. You'll be of greater use to me with greater flexibility. Make your way to our hidden military camp in the Pale. Rikke will have important tasks for you, and will need you when we reclaim the capital."
What will I be doing in the field?
"You'll be doing whatever Rikke tells you to do. And, [sic] I expect you to find creative ways to disrupt the Stormcloaks along the way."
Yes sir.

He will dismiss you by saying:

"Gods be with you."
"For the Emperor!"
"For the Empire!"

You will then be directed to head to the Pale Imperial Camp.

Upon your triumphant return from the battle for Fort Dunstad, Tullius will promote you to Praefect and give you a leveled shield as a symbol of your new rank:

"Taking the Pale gives us another port in Dawnstar, and puts us within striking distance of Windhelm. That should make Ulfric a bit more cautious, eh? Battles are won by trained and disciplined men. Wars are won by talented and exceptional individuals. I'm raising you to Praefect. Take this blade [sic], as a gift and symbol of your new rank. You've earned it."
What are my new orders, sir?
"Make your way to our camp in the Rift. We have a few surprises for the Stormcloaks lined up."

You will now be directed to meet with Legate Rikke at the Rift Imperial Camp.

The Battle for Fort Greenwall

When you return from the battle for Fort Greenwall, Tullius will commend and promote you to Tribune for your victory, then tell you:

"Taking control of the Rift was a great victory. Ulfric must be rather nervous with us so close to his door step [sic]. You've come a long way. I don't think we could do without you. I'm hereby raising you to Tribune."
What are my new orders, sir?
"You're needed in Winterhold. Report to our hidden camp there."

You are then directed to make your way up to the Winterhold Imperial Camp.

Rescue from Fort Kastav

When you return from the rescue from Fort Kastav, Tullius will congratulate you and promote you to Legate, the highest rank you can reach in the Legion, and will also award you a piece of leveled armor:

"Now that we have Winterhold, I can garrison some troops there until I'm ready to march on Windhelm. I have come to rely heavily upon you. It is only fitting that you join the upper echelon. I am hereby elevating you to the rank of Legate. On behalf of the Empire, and myself, please accept this gift along with your new rank. Congratulations."
What's next?
"You've little time to glory in your accomplishments. We're gathering for our final assault on Windhelm. Report to our camp in Eastmarch."

You are now directed to report to Legate Rikke at the Eastmarch Imperial camp.

Other Quests

Alternative quests depending on results of Season Unending

As mentioned previously, the quests you have to complete for this section of the Civil War questline vary depending on whether or not Season Unending has occurred. Regardless, Tullius' role in these quests and the dialogue he has remains the same as in the above three quests no matter what holds need to be reclaimed by the Empire. However, his dialogue will vary when he gives you the orders and when you return successfully depending on the hold you are trying to take back. The possible quests you can complete and their associated lines of unique dialogue are documented below.

Quest Tullius' orders Tullius' congratulations
The Battle for Fort Neugrad "Make you way to our camp in Falkreath. We're going to take it back. And don't think I've forgotten that you were the one that gave it to Ulfric in the first place." "By taking back Falkreath, we control access to the Reach, Whiterun, and the Rift. We should never have given it up."
The Battle for Fort Sungard "Hurry over to our military camp tucked away in the Reach. Ulfric's been enjoying those silver mines for far too long. And, soldier. You better help me win back Markarth, or die trying. It was your brilliant strategy to give it over to the rebels in the first place." "It was important we reclaimed the Reach. Letting Ulfric control the flow of silver was a mistake. One I'm glad we've finally corrected."
The Battle for Fort Snowhawk "Get over to our camp in Hjaalmarch. We need to strengthen our defensive position. I trust you've come to see the error handing the hold over to the rebels?" "Reclaiming Hjaalmarch lets me worry less about the rear guard, and push more men to the front. It was a mistake to let Ulfric control it for so long."

The Battle for Fort Amol

After defeating the Stormcloaks at The Battle for Fort Amol, you'll be ordered to report to General Tullius at the gates of at Windhelm to help finish off Ulfric and his rebellion. When you arrive, you will find the General giving an inspiring speech to the troops:

"All right. It's time to deliver the final blow to the Stormcloak rebellion. You have all fought bravely, and sacrificed much to bring us to this point. Ulfric thinks he can hide behind the walls of his castle. But we will fight our way in and drag him out through the rubble to face justice. Because this is the end for them, the Stormcloaks will fight like cornered rats. They will be fierce and crafty. But they are no match for Legionnaires. You are the best and the brightest warriors in Tamriel. Professional soldiers, fearless and devastating. The Emperor will be paying close attention to what happens here today. Men who distinguish themselves will be well rewarded. Ready now! Everyone, with me! For the Empire! For the Legion!"

After the speech, the Skyrim:Battle for Windhelm will commence.

Battle for WindhelmEdit

Once you make it through the besieged city to the Palace of the Kings, Tullius and Rikke will approach Ulfric on his throne, defended by Galmar, and have a final confrontation:

Tullius: "Secure the door."
Rikke: "Already done, sir."
Tullius: "Ulfric Stormcloak! You are guilty of insurrection, murder of Imperial citizens, the assassination of King Torygg, and high treason against the Empire. It's over."
Galmar: "Not while I'm still breathing, it's not."
Rikke: "Step aside Galmar. We're here to accept Ulfric's surrender."
Ulfric: "I'll never surrender Skyrim into the hands of a corrupt and dying Empire."
Rikke: "Skyrim doesn't belong to you, Ulfric."
Ulfric: "No... But I belong to her."
Tullius: "Enough! You are traitors and will die traitors' deaths. Stand down and face public execution, or advance and face summary execution by my hands. It matters little to me. Either way I'll be sending your heads back to Cyrodiil."
Galmar: "Well? What are we waiting for?"

All four of them will then draw their weapons and engage in combat, with Tullius and Rikke going after Ulfric while Galmar goes after you. When Galmar is dead and Ulfric is kneeling on the floor, Tullius will sheathe his sword and once again show how little he knows about Nord traditions:

Tullius: "Well Ulfric, you can't escape from me this time. Any last requests before I send you to... to wherever you people go when you die."
Rikke: "Sovngarde... sir."
Tullius: "Right. Well?"
Ulfric: "Let the Dragonborn be the one to do it. It'll make for a better song."
Tullius: "Song or not, I just want it done."

Tullius will then hand you a leveled, enchanted sword, and ask if you want to be the one to kill Ulfric:

I've had my fair share of killing today.
"Well, I'm not quite done myself."
I won't give him the satisfaction.
"Fine by me."
I'll gladly kill him.
"Here, use my sword to do it. I made sure to sharpen it for the occasion."

If you refuse, Tullius will do it, but you will still get to keep the sword. When Ulfric meets his demise by either you or Tullius, Tullius and Rikke will discuss Windhelm's immediate future:

Rikke: "Talos be with you..."
Tullius: "What was that, Legate?"
Rikke: "Nothing. Just saying goodbye."
Tullius: "Well, the men will be expecting some kind of speech. And we'll need to hand the city over to that Free-Winter fellow."
Rikke: "Brunwulf. Yes, I've sent men to protect him and bring him here. Windhelm will need a government quickly if we are to prevent more violence."
Tullius: "The Legion will be staying here for quite some time. I don't expect there to be any further violence."

They will then leave the Palace of the Kings and Tullius will give another speech thanking the soldiers for their service:

Rikke: "Attention! General Tullius has an announcement!"
Tullius: "The rebellion is over. Ulfric Stormcloak is dead. His head will be sent to Cyrodiil where it will adorn a spike on the walls of the Imperial City. Let this day be a final warning to all who would still call themselves Stormcloaks. We are turning the city over to Brunwulf Free-Winter, an honorable and faithful man. Many of you will be staying in Windhelm to aid the Jarl in restoring order and stamping out any embers of rebellion that may still smolder here. In appreciation for your exemplary service, I am doubling your pay and compensation to the widows of your fallen comrades. I am proud of all of you. All hail the Emperor. All hail his Legionnaires!"
(quietly):"I hate giving speeches."
Rikke: "It wasn't so bad."
Tullius: "I hope we haven't just created a martyr."
Rikke: "There's bound to be resistance. There are many Stormcloak camps tucked away in the hills. They'll no doubt strike whenever and wherever they can. But without Ulfric to inflame their passions, they'll settle down and return to their homes eventually."
Tullius: "I pray you're right, Legate. In the meantime, we'll continue to root them out and put them to the sword."

After the war is over, you can ask Tullius whether there is anything more that you can do for the Legion, and he will tell you:

Is there anything more I can do for the Legion?
"Ulfric is dead and his army destroyed. There's not much more I could ask of you. The gods, however, I suspect, may have plans for you elsewhere. That said, Stormcloak true believers are still operating out of hidden military camps in the hills. If you encounter any on you [sic] travels, kill them. With luck, they'll soon lose heart and return to their homes and families. If not, we'll be forced to put them all to the sword."
Will you return to Cyrodiil?
"No, I suspect Skyrim to be my home for many years. Can't say I'll ever get used to the damn cold, or understand these Nords... but I've come to respect them. The harshness of Skyrim has a way of carving a man down to his true self."
Now that Ulfric is dead, will there be peace?
"The fiercest of the remaining rebels will continue to harass us, but by and large, the people here desire peace. What I'm not so sure about is the peace we've made with the Thalmor. But we'll keep that between the two of us, alright?"

Battle for SolitudeEdit

If you side with the Stormcloak rebellion, you will have no choice but to participate in the Battle for Solitude alongside Ulfric Stormcloak and his second-in-command, Galmar Stone-Fist. After a long and exhausting battle in the streets of Solitude, you will finally reach Castle Dour where you will find General Tullius seated on a chair in disbelief, while Rikke will stand up, prepared to fight. After a heated discussion between Ulfric, Galmar, and Rikke, both Rikke and Tullius will engage in combat. Once Rikke is killed, Tullius will surrender himself:

"This is it for you. Any last words before I send you to Oblivion?"

Ulfric: "This is it for you. Any last words before I send you to Oblivion?"
Tullius: "You realize this is exactly what they wanted."
Galmar: "What who wanted?"
Tullius: "The Thalmor. They stirred up trouble here. Forced us to divert needed resources and throw away good soldiers quelling this rebellion."
Ulfric: "It's a little more than a rebellion, don't you think?"
Galmar: "Heh."
Tullius: "We aren't the bad guys you know."
Ulfric: "Maybe not, but you certainly aren't the good guys."
Tullius: "Perhaps you're right. But then what does that make you?"
Ulfric: "You just said it yourself."
Galmar: "It makes us right."
Tullius: "And if I surrender?"
Ulfric: "The Empire I remember never surrendered."
Galmar: "That Empire is dead. And so are you."
Tullius: "So be it."
Galmar: "Just kill him and let's be done with it already."
Ulfric: "Come, Galmar. Where's your sense of the dramatic moment?"
Galmar: "By the gods! If it's a good ending to some damn story you're after - perhaps the Dragonborn should be the one to do it."
Ulfric: "Good point."

At this point, you can either choose to kill General Tullius yourself, or allow Ulfric to do so instead. Either way, it is the end of both Tullius and of Imperial rule in Skyrim.

Combat DialogueEdit

Condition Dialogue
Engaging an enemy "Die villain!"
"I'll enjoy killing you!"
"Who's there?"
"Where'd you come from?"
"I knew I heard something!"
"What was that?"
Taunting an enemy "Getting tired yet?"
"Die, will you?!"
"I've seen fresh recruits with more skill than you!"
"I'm not impressed."
"I have no problem killing you. How do you feel about dying?"
"Ready to give up?"


While he is planning in Castle Dour, you can speak to him on a variety of topics. You can ask him what it will take to end the war, whereupon he will state in characteristically blunt fashion: "Ulfric Stormcloak's head rolling away from his lifeless body." If you ask him what the Imperial Legion is doing in Skyrim, he will respond: "The Legion's always been here. Without us to keep order, the provinces would fall into barbarism and lawlessness. Especially Skyrim. Take for example, Ulfric Stormcloak and his little "rebellion". But rest assured, his days are numbered." You can also inquire whether he has always lived in Skyrim, to which he will reply: "I'm originally from Cyrodiil, sent here at the request of the Emperor himself. I'm often ordered to places with problems that need fixing. Now, while I'm certain this is all terribly interesting to you, I have important matters to attend."


  • He is voiced by Michael Hogan.
  • The version of General Tullius that is used in The Battle for Windhelm is actually a different NPC (baseid 000d0577), and does not carry a bow or arrows.
  • For the quest Missing In Action, he has some unused dialogue regarding Thorald Gray-Mane's release from Northwatch Keep. You could tell Tullius you need a prisoner released from Northwatch Keep. If you are a legate of the Imperial Legion, Tullius would have said: "The Thalmor? Do you have any idea what you're asking? I can only imagine the headaches this is going to cause... Here, take this. Assuming they even honor it, you should be able to get your prisoner out." Tullius would have then given you an Imperial order to show to the Northwatch Guard at the keep.
  • General Tullius also appears in the Heroes of Skyrim card expansion for Legends.
  • During the quest Unbound, General Tullius appears to have a conversation with Elenwen when he enters Helgen, but they do not actually speak. Unused voice lines exist in the English version of Skyrim, but only for Elenwen. Tullius' dialogue can be found in the German version of Skyrim. Found below is an approximation of how the scene would've played out in-game. The subtitles don't actually exist in the game files, so they were made from scratch and, as such, might not appear punctuated 100% like the developers had envisioned.
Elenwen: "General Tullius, stop! By the authority of the Thalmor, I'm taking custody of these prisoners."
General Tullius: "Ambassador Elenwen. I guessed that you wouldn't want to miss an execution."'
General Tullius: "Do you know my guest, Ulfric Stormcloak, Jarl of Windhelm, once a candidate to Skyrim's throne, traitor of the Empire?"
General Tullius: "If you want Ulfric alive, you'll have to take him by force!"
Elenwen: "You're making a terrible mistake..."
General Tullius: "I will put an end to this rebellion here and now, rightfully in my position as Legion General."
Elenwen: "Your Emperor will hear of this. By the terms of the White-Gold Concordat, I operate with full Imperial authority!"
General Tullius: "All right, let's go."