- "Throw off the shackles of Imperial oppression.
- Do not bow to the yoke of a false emperor.
- Be true to your blood, to your homeland."
- ―Nords Arise!
- The Stormcloaks are a faction in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
- They are fighting against the Imperial Legion. Vahl is a part of them.
The Stormcloaks believe Skyrim should secede from what they feel is a crumbling Empire. This stance came about due to the aftermath of the Great War and the imposition of the White-Gold Concordat by the Aldmeri Dominion. The Stormcloaks consider the Empire as just a puppet of the Thalmor because the Empire surrendered during the Great War and accepted the Elves' terms of surrender. These terms ban the worship of Talos, which most do not support. They believe that if they gain independence, times will be hard, but eventually The Kingdom of Skyrim will push through into a new age.