|Faction(s)||Imperial Legion; CWDialogueSoldierFaction; Imperial Legion; NPC faction (creates hostility to enemy); GuardFaction (makes an actor a guard); Faction for CW soldiers (excludes guard dialogue)|
The Imperial Courier can be encountered on a few occasions within Skyrim. If you did not receive a suggestion from Hadvar to join the Imperial Legion after completing Unbound, and haven't yet joined either side in the civil war, it's possible to encounter the Imperial Courier randomly. He can also be encountered during A False Front, when you must retrieve their documents for Galmar Stone-Fist if you've joined the Stormcloaks. Attacking him outside the related quest is considered a crime.