Spoiler alert for those of you who have not played the game.
Overview paragraph about what the answer entails and what is different about it- Characters receive unwanted attention from Nords in Skyrim. The Thalmor want to control skyrim with their Aldmeri Dominion and are only getting more powerful. They want to eradicate all worshipers of Talos, as they see them as a threat because he’s an aspect of Lorkhan (the divine being that supposedly made Tamriel) so they are seen as blasphemous to him. Elves were kicked off the continent after first real war started, and now their with fort alliances bring back conflict almost on daily basis, but this time augmented by enslaving dragons.