Echoes of the Broken Chapter 1: Initiation
One year before the events of A Skyrim Tale
"State your name for the record."
"Gaelan Aradur. Vivec City, Morrowind" replied a young adult Dunmer male to the Nord who was filling out paperwork at a Stormcloak recruitment center
"You're far away from home, Dark Elf. What brings you to Skyrim, and more importantly, to fight for the Stormcloaks? Thought all your kind cozied up to the Thalmor."
This claim struck a nerve with Gaelan, and his mind was barraged with flashbacks. The fire, the blood, the bodies of his friends, family and agents of the Aldmeri Dominion strewn across the ash roads of Vivec. His blood boiled, teeth clenched and fists were at rage. But this Nord wasn't his enemy. No, he needed to join the Stormcloaks despite their opinion of his people, and of the other Elves. They hated the Thalmor as much as he did, and that was good enough for Gaelan. Calming down, Gaelan answered his recruiter's question.
"The Thalmor killed my friends, my family and they d