Ysgramor was a legendary Atmoran king who reportedly fled to Skyrim in ancient times following war in Atmora. With his guidance, the first humans to live in Skyrim settled in Saarthal to the north.
What followed, the Night of Tears, was believed by some to be a result of provocation on his part, but others believe it was simply an act of genocide. The Night of Tears was the event in which the native Falmer attacked and killed all humans living in Saarthal save Ysgramor himself and his two sons. Ysgramor and his heirs fled back to Atmora where they gathered the legendary Five Hundred Companions.
Thus, wielding Wuuthrad, Ysgramor and his warriors slaughtered the near entirety of the elves of Solstheim and Skyrim and claimed the land for themselves, solidifying his role as the "culture hero" of the Nords. Because of his exploits, he is known as "the first Harbinger, the first Man, [and] the bringer of Words", and his line of direct descendants and Kings of Skyrim lasted until 1E 369.
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