Oblivion:Imperial Legion Soldier
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There are two types of Imperial Legion Soldiers - riders and guards. Riders will patrol back and forth between two locations. They are always found along the main roads in Cyrodiil. They ride bay horses, but never at more than a walk. Guards are posted at specific locations, usually inns outside the major cities. (The cities have their own guards.) They are all Imperial men. They never eat or sleep, though the guards can occasionally be seen drinking in their respective taverns. They will jump into action at any sign of trouble. (Riders have been known to dismount and chase creatures for miles, leaving their horse by the side of the road for days while they track it down.) They can be killed, but will respawn after 3 days.
 Rider Routes
|000700C0||000700DF||Anvil - Gottshaw Inn|
|000700C1||000700E2||Gottshaw Inn - Belletor's Folly *|
|000700C2||000700E4||Belletor's Folly - Ra'sava Camp|
|000700CD||00070109||Skingrad - Derelict Mine|
|000700CC||000700106||Derelict Mine - Fort Virtue|
|000700CB||000700104||Fort Virtue - Fort Nikel|
|0018BA86||0018BAA1||Weye - Chorrol|
|000700C5||000700F1||NE of Chorrol - SE of Shadow's Rest Cavern|
|000700C4||000700ED||SE of Shadow's Rest Cavern - Underpall Cave|
|000700C3||000700E8||Underpall Cave - North of Bleaker's Way|
|000700CA||00070100||Aleswell - Roxey Inn|
|000700C8||000700FB||Roxey Inn - Wellspring Cave|
|000700C9||000700FD||Wellspring Cave - Crossroads N of Shinbone Cave|
|000700C6||000700F3||Fort Urasek - Crossroads N of Shinbone Cave|
|000700C7||000700F7||Crossroads N of Shinbone Cave - Sardavar Leed|
|0018BA88||0018BA9B||Cheydinhal - Fort Urasek|
|0018BA89||0018BA97||Leyawiin - Water's Edge|
* This guard never appears in the game
 Guard Postings
|0018D7D8||The Drunken Dragon Inn|
|0018BA85||Imperial Bridge Inn|
|0018D4CF||Brina Cross Inn|
- Imperial Legion Riders will sometimes get off their horses and "float".
- If an Imperial Legion Rider is chasing you for a crime while on horseback and he dies while he is still on the horse, the camera will zoom in into a spot on the ground and the guard dialog will begin. If you resist arrest, you will be attacked by an invisible "ghost" guard. You can fight back against the invisible figure or you can walk over to where the guard died and attack his body to kill him (the body is still twitching as if he is alive). Detect life cannot be used to locate the invisible "ghost" guard, the glow will merely appear on the fallen guard's body.
- Sometimes the player can encounter Imperial Legion Riders stuck in a gallop stance. Both the horse and rider will merely fixate a few feet above ground. To resume the guards activity the player should either reload from the last save point or attack the rider who will then unfreeze and attempt to arrest you.