Nords (Online)
General Information
Other Names Sons of Snow
Habitat Skyrim
Locomotion Bipeds
Diet Omnivorous
Sapience Level Sapient
Species Origin Atmora
Status Least-concern
Behind the Scenes
Universe The Elder Scrolls Universe
Created by Bethesda

Nords are a race of men who live in the northern lands know as Skyrim. They are best known for their tall, light-skinned, fair-haired warriors. They are known as a warrior race who prefers traditional methods over magic. However, this doesn't mean they can't excel at the craft or that it is uncommon for them to do so.


Nord portrait


Nords, while known to hail from Skyrim, originally come from a continent known as Atmora.

A man known as Ysgramor rallied people from all area's of the land who desired to live in peace and left with them to find a new land, resulting in the Nord arrival in Skyrim; the extreme northern tip of the continent of Tamriel. They landed at Hsaarik Head and named the land "Mereth" in tribute to the elves who already lived there. In the beginning, the Nords and elves where able to live in peace for a time, but tensions between the two species gradually grew into war.

At some point, the Aldmer attacked and destroyed the Nordic capital, becoming known to the Nords as the Night of Tears. Only Ysgramor and his two sons escaped. After this, they returned to Atmora. he returned with Five Hundred Companions to seek revenge to the deaths of the Nordic people of Saarthal. Upon their return slaughtered the Elves living there. The Aldmer where removed completely by 1E 143, by King Harald.

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