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This article is about the island. For the creature, see Herne (creature).

Type Island
Continent Tamriel
Region Abecean Sea
A map showing the island of Herne

Herne is an island off the west coast of Hammerfell, north of Cespar.[1] It is most notable for acting as the temporary refuge for the Yokudan nobility, known as the Na-Totambu, during the Ra Gada exodus to Tamriel in the early First Era.[2]

Although some sources claim Herne was uninhabited before their arrival,[2] others claim that it was inhabited by a tribe of Nedes, led by a warchief named Haakon. The Nedes had successfully repulsed many attacks by elves prior to the arrival of the Yokudans, but the Ra Gada ultimately exterminated them.[3][4]

After the loss of Eyevea to the Mages Guild in 2E 582, Sheogorath considered bringing Herne to the Shivering Isles, but it was not the right shape.[5] The island was considered by the Empire to be Hammerfell's territory in 2E 864,[6] but by the late Third Era, the island appeared to be considered part of High Rock in certain maps.[7]