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In the Jarl's quarters in Dragonreach (in Whiterun) is a map on a table with red and blue flags marking areas held by the Imperials and Stormcloaks.

I'm still early in the game, so is this map used for some purpose other than the ability to add those locations to your map, perhaps after choosing a side? Currently, clicking on a flag will add the location to your world map.

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  • I keep wondering, are the locations all added at once upon 'using' the map, or must you hover over and 'use' every pin? I didn't pay enough attention to notice. Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 2:38

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There are a bunch of these maps around Skyrim. They're basically marking the current territories of the Stormcloaks vs. the Imperial Legion. As you progress in the civil war questline, these flags will change color as regions are captured.

They're basically are a visual representation of who's "winning" the civil war.

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As Raven said, this show the progress of the war. As a side effect, you can use (I mean the "Use" action) the pin points to update your map with the most important strongholds and city.

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  • Should I use all the flags or just once in a game?
    – Nakilon
    Commented Mar 21, 2012 at 14:37
  • IIRC one flag, one city. After that it remains on the map.
    – M'vy
    Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 12:51

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