1. Go to Skyrim's main menu. 2. Open up your cheat console by pressing the `/~ key. 3. Type in coc Riverwood. 4. Your character is, at default, a male Nord with Nordic skills. 5. Open up your inventory and take off your clunky helmet. 6. Close the inventory and re-open the cheat console. Type in showracemenu. 7. Create your character as normal. 8. Your hands are bound. You need only to press R to unbind them. 9. SAVE. If you die without a save, your character is gone. Poof. I'm still testing this and my lovely Khajiit is currently still in Riverwood. Will see if you can start main quest. Pros: No more long cutscene. No more get fireballed by Alduin as you navigate Helgen. No more walk through long keep thing. Cons: You don't get the advantage of choosing a side (Hadvar/Ralof) You don't get to experience the combat, and therefore no skill gains during Helgen. No abusing the bear scene to level up. EDIT ::: I can't find the Jarl of Whiterun anywhere. Looks like the main quest might not be startable. EDIT 2 ::: I managed to find the Jarl. But there's nothing about the dragon attack. At all. Nada.