Tullius: So, Dragonborn, what do you say?
Dragonborn: I should have known better than to expect you to give us a fair hearing.
Tullius: Once again the Empire takes the blame for the crimes of others. You know I can't agree to these terms. The Emperor would repudiate this treaty and I would be recalled.
Golmar: You see what talking to them gets us?
Ulfric: Out with it then.
Tullius: We want the Pale returned to the Imperial control. The traitor Skald the Elder will be replaced with a more loyal candidate.
Ulfric: What next, Tullius? Shall I just hand over all of Skyrim?
Tullius: I guess I have no choice but to let the Dragonborn decide. Although I'm starting to doubt your fairness. So, Dragonborn, what do you say? As I expected, you favor your friends.
Don't hand me a mug of sheep's piss and call it a Colovian brandy. These terms are still not acceptable.
Golman: Damn Imperial arrogance.
Ulfric: I'm listening.
Tullius: Never mind. I can see that these are the best terms we'll get from this council. So be it. The Empire at least puts the greater good above our own interests.
Arngeir: It seems we may have an agreement. Jarl Ulfric, General Tullius, these are the terms currently on the table.
Markarth will be handed over to Ulfric's forces. Jarl Igmund will step down, and Thangvor Silver Blood will become the Jarl of Markarth. Ulfric will allow Imperial troops to enter Winterhold. Korir will replace Kraldar as Jarl.
You both agree to this?
Ulfric: The sons of Skyrim will live up to their agreements. As long as the Imperials hold to theirs.
Tullius: What about you, Elisif? Are these terms to your liking? Speak up, I'm sure General Tullius is waiting to do your bidding.
Elisif: I have nothing to say to that murderer. General, you've proven yourself a good friend to Skyrim. I continue to trust that you will do your utmost to safeguard our interests.
Tullius: Thank you, Jarl Ellisif. I appreciate your loyalty.
These terms blatantly favor the rebels. Everyone here knows that. But the Empire will accept them, until the dragon menace is dealt with. After that, Ulfric, there will be a reckoning. Count on it.
Ulfric: Come on Galmar, we have allot of work to do.
Balgruuf: Giving up Markarth is a heavy price for this truce, Dragonborn. I hope it was worth it.
Arngeir: Jarl Balgruuf, I assume you are familiar with the Dragonborn's plan?
Balgruuf: Yes, I'm ready to do my part. Just say the word and my men will help you spring this trap.
Arngeir: But the difficulty remains - how to lure a Dragonsreach at all?
Tullius: Well that's an excellent question. You haven't overlooked that little detail, have you?
Esbern: Ah. I believe I can be of help here. I anticipated the problem. While you were arranging this meeting, I was busy in the library of Sky Haven Temple. An unguessed trove of lost lore, but the important thing is that the Blades recorded many of the names of dragons they slew.
Cross-referencing this with Delphine's map of dragon burial sites, I believe I've identified one of the dragons that Alduin has raised up.
Don't you see? the names of dragons are always three Words of Power, Shouts. By calling the dragon with the Voice, he will hear you wherever he might be. He's not compelled to, but dragons are prideful in nature and loath to refuse a challenge.
Your Voice in particular is likely to intrigue this dragon, after your victory over Alduin. I think it very likely that he will be unable to resist investigating your call.
Ah, indeed. I'm no master of the Voice like these worthy gentlemen, but it is written here in this scroll. Od - Ah - Viing. "Winged Snow Hunter," as I read it.
Balgruuf: As soon as I get back to Whiterun, I'll get my men ready.
Tullius: You'd better be able to deliver, Dragonborn. I sacrificed a lot here today.
Delphine: There's one more thing. We know about Paarthurnax. Paarthurnax. The dragon, that the Greybeards have been protecting for all these years. He needs to die. He deserves to die. And it falls to you to kill him. Until he's dead... well, I'm sorry, but we would dishonor our oaths as Blades if we continued to help you. Make your choice, Dragonborn. You're either with us or against us.
Here's the big picture, He helped Alduin enslave our ancestors. He may have betrayed Alduin in the end, but that makes him worse, not better. We can't afford to give Paarthurnax the opportunity to betray us in turn, and return to his old master.