Quote Originally Posted by Gaelbert View Post
Really? Because I distinctly remember my neutral character getting the death sentence from General Tullius himself for nothing more than crossing the border into Skyrim. That's what really cheeses me off about the Imperials. I've never played any of the Civil War questline, I'm just not a huge fan of the death sentence for immigration.
You were caught in the middle of an ambush. You are at best in Skyrim illegally and at worst an agent of the Stormcloaks. Tulius didn't make the call on your execution, he allowed the Captain in charge manage things, but he doesn't hold it against you when/if he sees you next. The captain is an uncomplicated woman who would rather apologize for executing a minor criminal than for allowing a Stormcloak agent go free under the guise of an innocent bystander. To a certain sort of mind, that would be a logical conclusion. From a personal perspective, it's less forgivable.