The Pale, Bleakwind Basin, 15th of Rain's Hand, 4E 203.
The fight between the Empress and Ellinor came to a dramatic end. It looked like, Chiara would lose the fight. This was also the thought of her soldiers, but the Empress gave them the order not to intervene. As Ellinor raised her sword for the final strike, an arrow hit her in the back. She didn't give up and tried to get closer to Chiara... Then a second arrow hit her. Now her strength began to wane. She droped her left Sword and could barely stand on her feet. With her last breahts she walked further towards Chiara, until a third arrow hit her. Ellinor sank slowly in Chiara's arms. Ellinor whispered something like... ''Freedom for Skyrim....'' These were the last words of 'Snow Hawk'...
Legate Quintus Cipius: ''My Empress! Are you injured...?''
Empress Chiara Avento: ''Quintus!... Who gave the order to shoot!!!''
Legate Quintus Cipius: ''I ask for forgiveness... It was me, my Empress...''
Empress Chiara Avento: ''It's a shame, that I couldn't give her a more honorable end...''
Two soldiers bring Galmar Stonefist, one of a few Stormcloak survivors, to the Empress.
Soldier: ''My Empress, what do we do with the prisoners...?''
Empress Chiara Avento: ''You are Galmar, right...? I let you live under one condition... You will bring Ulfric's daughter back to Windhelm... She deserves a last honorable ceremony...''
Galmar didn't say a word... He just followed the orders from Chiara. Soldiers prepared a horse with a stretcher for the transport of Ellinor's body. Galmar began the long journey back to Windhelm. He was a broken man. How can he stand in front of Ulfric again and tell him that he failed... Once, Galmar gave Ulfric the promise, that he will protect Ellinor with his life... He should be on her side... And now, he will step through the gates of the Palace of the Kings and tell Ulfirc, that his younger daughter Ellinor is dead... Death can't be worse...