I wanted to discuss how the legion is going to be presented in Cyrodiil. I will admit, I understand this point of view of separation. It seems logical and lore-friendly to me, that there are several independent legions in Cyrodiil. I understand that it would be easier to make quests for the legion as we go along, instead of leaving all the quests till the later date. But as much as I understand both these points, I am afraid that it might be not the best choice from story telling point of view.Imperial Legions
The Empire's military hand. Home defense in Cyrodiil, ensuring the peace of its citizens and suppressing any unrest. Garrisons and patrols throughout the land. Divided in several sub-legions guarding separate areas (allowing us to tell storylines without having the entire landmass present): The First Legion in Colovia, the Seventh Legion in southern Nibenay, and the Third Legion in the Imperial City. Also associated are the Imperial Navy and the Battlemage Academy. The top ranks of the Legions are united in two militaristic knightly orders: the Knights of the Garland and the Knights of the Imperial Dragon (whom I consider to be the same as the Order of the Dragon from Oblivion). The Legions support a strong Emperor, and do not have good relations with the Elder Council, Administration, or the various mercenary organizations in Cyrodiil (Fighters Guild, Blackwood Company, etc).
Most importantly, the story just wouldn't be that great. Unless we are extremely creative and come up with something brilliant, having three small stories for one faction is not the best option. As a result, we would get a very fragmented vision, without understanding the whole picture. Plus it feels like a mod. The idea does not seem very plausible to me.
We can of course have just one faction as an alternative. It eliminates the problem of the story, but it is harder to make and does not show the diversity of legions properly.
What if we go with a compromise? We can have three different legions as possible start where you can be accepted only in one of them. It wouldn't make sense to be enlisted in several armies, would it? Once you are enrolled in one of the legions, you complete different quests and get promoted. At this point, you get certain insights in the future plot, but can't see whole picture yet. That part we can do while working on different territories.
Once you complete a quest line, you get a rank of a Knight of the Imperial Dragon, similar to Morrowind. Morrowind Imperial Legion will count as enough for admission, since you become one at the end. From that point onward, you will be doing more dangerous work all across Tamriel, getting your orders from the Order itself. It would also include some internal struggle and plots. This part we can do after finishing most of the province (in a few years? )
What do you think? Should we have one faction only without any additional work, several factions with separated stories or my idea, where we have three smaller factions leading player to bigger and more exciting story? Granted, it's more work, but we can do it, I am sure. It would also significantly increase replay value of the mod, having different quests for different legions. It also makes sense to have more quests, considering how much bigger Cyrodiil is, compared to Vvardenfell. I believe we can do it. Maybe it was the plan all along, then we can say that great minds think alike