The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim starts off with a bang. During the intro and character creation process, it is shown that the player is a captive of the Imperial forces and is being led to the chopping block for execution. As a soldier forces the player down onto the executioner's block all Hell breaks loose. A dragon swoops down and begins destroying the city, giving the player a chance to escape. This escape sequence serves as a tutorial before opening up the world for exploration, and thus begins the latest Elder Scrolls adventure.