Is it somehow magically possible to complete the civil war questline without picking sides? I just completed the main dragon questline and the civil war questline is on my sights, and I think both sides can be quite obnoxious and both can't seem to see the consequences of their actions.

As far as I know I need to pick a side, but I want to know if I'm just missing something.


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You're not missing anything, you can either leave the war in it's unresolved state or you resolve it on one side or the other.

An alternative could be to install a mod which makes it possible for your side to lose the war. This way your choice of side isn't guaranteed to win, removing the responsibility of picking the winner from your shoulders.

  • This is not true, see the duplicate link. There is a third questline.
    – Mixxiphoid
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 6:41
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    @Mixxiphoid See my comment on the question, I meant to post that here. Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 10:39
  • My point stays the same. There is a third questline, you do not need to pick sides.
    – Mixxiphoid
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 10:49
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    @Mixxiphoid But the OP is asking how to "Complete the Civil War Questline" - the "third" option is just a temporary truce and is NOT completing the questline. Therefor, the "third" option is not an answer to this question. Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 10:52
  • @KallumTanton It's a temporary truce? Since the speedruns go that route because you have to have finished the war and its the fastest way to do it (can't remember why, but if they do it, it must have some reason) I always tought that that was the end of that questline. No more quests in relation to the war will come afterwards. So the truce you are speaking of is lorebased, or can you break the truce later?
    – Fredy31
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 15:14

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