Windhelm is a city located in the north east of Skyrim. It serves as the capital of Eastmarch hold and is also one of the oldest cities in Skyrim, dating back to the Merethic Era.
During the Fourth Era, as civil war rages on, Skyrim becomes a nation divided, and Windhelm becomes the new capital of the Stormcloaks, the main center of the entire Nord revolution against the Empire. Ulfric Stormcloak is the Jarl of Windhelm and the head of the Stormcloaks, and he leads them in their uprising against the Empire. (x)