So I'm always a nord in es games. Love 'em. Always love the viking barbarian archetype. However, I really really don't like the Ebonheart Pact. The theme is bleh, I don't care much for dark elves, and the environments/flora/fauna just don't tickle my ES fancy. So I'm considering buying the Imperial Edition so I can make my Nord be a part of the much more visually pleasing DC.
From a roleplay perspective, why would my Nord be in the DC. If they're at war with the Ebonheart Pact, why wouldn't the people of the DC kill me on sight? I'm thinking this:
The Nord has no care for the Ebonheart Pact because they wrongfully imprisoned him for questioning orders. He finds himself in Coldharbour after being executed and after all of that bit of story, he finds himself in the Daggerfall covenant, and joins the Fighters Guild as his only means to fit in without others being suspicious of the lonely Nord amongst them.