|Name||Fourth Imperial Legion|
|Series||A Skyrim Tale|
|Notable Members||Legate Rikke|
|Headquarters||Castle Dour, Solitude, Cryodill|
|Rivals||The Stormcloaks, The Thalmor|
The Imperial Legion, commonly known as the Empire, are a hostile faction in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim led by General Tullius. They fight against the Stormcloak rebellion and are a Main Anaigonist in A Skyrim Tale. Most of them were killed off by Vahl, but some still roam Skyrim.
The Imperial Legion believes that as a province of the Empire, Skyrim must abide by its laws and customs, including the provisions in the White-Gold Concordat. However, some members of the legion, including General Tullius and Legate Rikke, despise the Thalmor and hate the Condordat, and even continue to honor Talos. They helped the families from different empire states and settlements and even whiterun
Once the strongest fighting forces in Tamriel, the Imperial Legion has been reduced to a mere shadow of its former self by the time of the events of Skyrim. With the disappearance of the Blades and the emergence of the Thalmor as a military power, many view the Legion as corrupt and decaying, much like the condition of the Empire. The Imperial Legion is based in Sollitude. The Stormcloaks are at odds with the Imperial Legion, as proclaimed liberators of the Nordic people. Because of this, the Legion is also at odds with the influential Gray-Mane family, an old and renowned Whiterun clan, whose views oppose those of the Empire of Tamriel however, they have the support of the influential Battle-Born clan, also in Whiterun.