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Battlemage Welloc (?b - ?d)[edit]

Welloc was a wizard during the second and third centuries of the Third Era. He was most likely the Archmagister of Skyrim before being appointed by Empress Morihatha to the rarely-filled but powerful position of the Imperial Battlemage of Tamriel. He was the second Imperial Battlemage since the days of Tiber Septim.

Between late 3E 399 and 3E 426, an illusionist named Berevar Bero was known to have publicly criticized Welloc, saying that he was "an accomplished diplomat" but not "a powerful student of the School of Destruction". Others vociferously defended Welloc and cited how on one occasion he cast Vampiric Cloud on the rebel army of Blackrose, thereby sapping their strength and skill and giving it to their opponents.


Windsorrow is a mournful spirit who inhabited and haunted the area surrounding the tower of Tor Draioch. Although some considered the existence of such a spirit nothing more than myth, many locals claimed to have seen motes of light that blink in and out of sight. They believed that this phenomena was a remnant of the spirit. It was indeed true that the spirit named Windsorrow existed.

Wonshala Keriayn (?b - ?d)[edit]

Wonshala Keriayn (also known as Vonshala) is a feared Daedra[nb 1] who has often filled high-ranking positions to the Daedric Princes she has served, notably Molag Bal and later Mehrunes Dagon, joined by her two comrades, Methats and Sumeer Jabran. She solidified her role in Oblivion as the commander of Spider Daedra. Perthan Vorn and Perthan Serni are both known to serve her. She has been known to take the form of a beautiful woman, wearing a gown made of flowing water.

Lord Woodborne (?b - 3E 405d)[edit]

Lord Woodborne was a minor noble of Wayrest in the early Fifth Century of the Third Era, and betrothed to Princess Elysana, daughter of King Eadwyre.

At some point around the year 3E 400, the Totem of Tiber Septim was found in the Iliac Bay region. Legends held that this artifact—unseen since the end of the Second Era—allowed its bearer to control the equally-legendary Numidium, a colossal brass golem of Dwemer make said to have been used by Tiber Septim to conquer all of Tamriel. It is unclear who found the Totem, but by 3E 403 it had made its way into Lord Woodborne's hands.

3E 403 also saw the conclusion of the War of Betony, a petty land squabble between the kingdoms of Daggerfall and Sentinel that had escalated into an all-out war. On the eve of what was to be the decisive battle at Cryngaine Field, a delegation from Wayrest—which included Woodborne—visited the Daggerfall contingent to speak with Daggerfall's King Lysandus. During the meeting, Lord Woodborne crept up behind Lysandus and stabbed him. The king died quickly, and his son Gothryd was crowned the new king shortly before leading his troops to victory.

In 3E 405, Emperor Uriel Septim VII sent an Agent to the Iliac Bay to investigate the death of King Lysandus. Over time, the trail eventually led to Woodborne Hall in northwestern Wayrest, where the Agent discovered evidence that Woodborne was planning to seize the throne of Wayrest—and presumably use the power of Numidium to conquer the surrounding lands. Lord Woodborne was eventually cornered and slain by the Agent, and with his dying breath revealed his co-conspirator in this sordid affair to be none other than King Gothryd.

Old Wunagh (?b - ?d)[edit]

Old Wunagh was one of the Reachfolk sorcerer advisors of Emperor Durcorach the Black Drake, who held a prominent position of trust and influence in the emperor's court in the Imperial City. He was possibly a member of the Tagh Droiloch.

Wuunding (?b - ?d)[edit]

Wuunding (also spelled as Wuundig) was a legendary hero held in high regard by the Nords of Skyrim.

Two legends of Wuunding's deeds were known and recorded by Vothel Bethalas in Wuunding and Tumult. According to the author, every Nordic town had another legend about him, and every Nord they met claimed that they were all true.

One of the tales, Wuunding and the Mountain, tells the story of Wuunding's journey into the high mountains. He ventured there to fight against a powerful troll lord. The slopes were steep and the snow was thick, and he found it harder and harder to scale the peak. Enraged by digging and struggling, he shouted at the mountain as loud as he could, asking it to shed its snow, but the mountain was stubborn and would not listen. Frustrated, he cleared the snow from a rock and used Tumult to strike it with all his might, causing an avalanche that made a clearing that allowed him to pass. According to legend, the mountains remember the pain. The listeners are advised not to shout at them in order to avoid avalanches.

The second legend, The Melting of the March, speaks of Wuunding's demise. According to it, a great frozen Daedra made its home in Eastmarch. It slaughtered numerous Nords and conjured an unending blizzard. Upon learning of the monstrosity, Wuunding ventured to Eastmarch and sought to slay the Daedra. Initially, he tried to venture into the heart of the storm but was forced to turn back due to the freezing cold. As he wandered the edge of the storm, he prayed to Kyne for help. Before long, he came upon a shack where an old woman lived. She invited him in, and upon hearing his tale, she produced a small flask, claiming that this would help him reach the Daedra. She warned him, however, not to drink too much at once. The flask contained the sweetest mead he ever tasted and granted him immunity to the magical blizzard. He managed to reach the center of the storm, and find the Daedra. Wuunding fought valiantly, but eventually his strength began to fail, and he downed the whole flask of mead, disregarding the warning. As a result, he was consumed by a fire so powerful that his hammer Tumult burst into flames. The Daedra melted more and more with each strike, leaving steaming pools behind. In the end, nothing was left of the Daedra but the stinking puddles, and Wuunding and Tumult were consumed by the flames. The pools now known as the hot springs of Eastmarch are believed to be reminders of Wuunding's heroism.

King Wulfharth (?b - 1E 533)[edit]

High King Wulfharth (also known as Ysmir, Dragon of the North, Breath of Kyne, Shor's Tongue, Kyne's Son, the Ash-King, the Breath of Kyne, the Storm of Kyne, the Grey Wind, the Kingmaker, Spirit Wulfharth, Ra'Wulfharth, Lord of Solitude, and possibly the Underking) was an Atmora-born High King of ancient Skyrim who came to power after the death of Hoag Merkiller at Glenumbra Moors. He submitted Skyrim to a fiery reinstatement of the traditional Nordic pantheon, destroying Alessian temples and forcing the remnants of its priesthood to seek refuge in the Heartland. He was also famed for driving the Direnni clan out of Skyrim.

Legends claim that an evil god once made him (and all of Skyrim) into children, and when Wulfharth found a way to cure his people, he inadvertently made himself extremely old and died (for the first time). He led the invasion of Resdayn (modern-day Morrowind) and fought at the Battle of Red Mountain, where he was killed again.

During the Interregnum, he was revived yet again by either Almalexia or The Skald-King Jorunn to fight against the Akaviri invaders of Skyrim and Morrowind. Though his official story ends here, The Arcturian Heresy claims that Wulfharth reincarnated as the Ash-King following this battle, an undead warrior bent on destroying the Mer and ruling Tamriel.

Baron Wylon Montclair (?b - ?d)[edit]

Wylon Montclair was a Breton nobleman who reigned as the thirty-ninth Baron of House Montclair during the turbulent Second Era. He claimed to be a direct descendant of King Hurlburt of Shornhelm, making him the heir to the throne. He was a personal friend of Count Verandis Ravenwatch, the vampire count who ruled over Castle Ravenwatch. He was the husband of Leila Montclair and had one daughter, Lleraya Montclair.