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Yagak gro-Gluk (fl. 3E 427)[edit]

Yagak gro-Gluk was an Orc smith who played a crucial role in the process of reforging and reigniting the Trueflame, a legendary weapon of Nerevar. He was considered to be among the best weaponsmiths in all of Tamriel, and the best one in Mournhold by the Tribunal goddess Almalexia. Yagak was also an owner of a nearly full set of extremely rare adamantium armor and a weapon made of the same material.

Grandee Yaghoub (fl. ~1E 808)[edit]

Grandee Yaghoub, also called Yaghoub the Seafarer, was a Yokudan leader of the Ra Gada circa 1E 808. Among the Ansei who he led were the famous and noble "Yaghoub's Thirteen". He and his warrior-sailors landed in Hegathe in ships they had brought from Akos Kasaz. They brought with them many Yokudan Chargers, famous steeds whose descendants are still highly prized. They soon set sail northwest until they rounded Cape Shira, becoming the first of the Ra Gada to discover the Iliac Bay. Yaghoub decided to make his home there. As they sailed "toward the Steed at dawning of the seventeenth of Second Seed", a watchman spotted a suitable harborage, and Yaghoub declared they would build a city there, calling it Sentinel after the watchman.

Yagrum Bagarn (fl. ~1E 700 - 3E 427)[edit]

Yagrum Bagarn is the last known living Dwemer. Bloated and sick with Corprus disease, he was under the care of the ancient Telvanni wizard Divayth Fyr, in Tel Fyr.

Yahgrondu (Dawn Era - 2E 582)[edit]

Yahgrondu was a dragon whose name meant "Seek-Bind-Devour" in the Dragon Language.

At some point, before the foundation of the Dragonguard Yahgrondu ran afoul of a powerful Dragon hunter. Nahfahlaar found him injured and cornered, and offered his aid. In exchange, Nahfahlaar demanded that Yahgrondu repay his debt in the future. Yahgrondu was obligated to repay his debt through sosmir, the blood allegiance, and vowed to assist Nahfahlaar in his hour of need. Yahgrondu remained hidden for generations and was not discovered by the Dragonguard.

In 2E 582, Nahfahlaar, who allied himself with the Dragonguard against Laatvulon, informed his mortal allies of Yahgrondu and their pact, but he wasn't sure where his associate was located. Clan Mother Tadali of the Khenarthi's Breath Temple offered her assistance and performed a divination ritual. She told the Dragonguard that Yahgrondu was located somewhere with an abundance of limestone, inside a coastal cave. When she was done, Nahfahlaar arrived and informed the Dragonguard members of a limestone quarry south of the temple, that had been overrun by the Order of the New Moon. By the time the Dragonguard arrived at the limestone mine, Laatvulon was already in the depths of the mine, attempting to convince Yahgrondu to join him. Yahgrondu refused, which provoked Laatvulon to attack him. By the time the Dragonguard members had reached Yahgrondu, he was already dead. Laatvulon then commanded his dragon priest Ra'khajin to raise Yahgrondu's corpse from the dead with the power of the aeonstone, turning Yahgrondu into an undead monstrosity. The Vestige of the Dragonguard, however, managed to kill the risen corpse of the Dragon.

It is unknown whether Yahgrondu's soul was devoured by Laatvulon or not, and as such, it is unknown whether or not Yahgrondu was killed permanently. Ra'Khajin only animated the corpse of the dragon, not his soul.

Yashnag gro-Yazgu (?b - 2E 467)[edit]

Yashnag gro-Yazgu was an Orcish chieftain best known for establishing a chiefdom in Falkreath during the early-Second Era. Despite resistance from the High King, he was successful in claiming territory for the Orcs in Skyrim and ruled for over thirty years. He was eventually killed in battle by Jarl Hakkvild, whose father had previously been killed by Yashnag, and the Nords who viewed Yashnag's Kingdom as a nuisance celebrated the chief's demise. To the Orcs however, Yashnag is venerated for his might in establishing an Orc kingdom in Skyrim in spite of the ignorant Nords.

Trailblazer Yisareh (fl. 2E 582)[edit]

Yisareh was a Redguard mage, author, adventurer, and advocate of benevolent necromancy. She also held the distinction of being the first Trailblazer among the Undaunted.

Ylgar (fl. late Merethic Era)[edit]

The younger son of Ysgramor and brother of Yngol. He was possessed of an unwavering spirit that drove his singular prowess to overwhelming feats in war. After they all fled back to Atmora following the Night of Tears, Ylgar went to the massive shipyards of Jylkurfyk at the southern point and commissioned two ships for himself and his brother. He commanded the Darumzu, and his brother the Harakk, which were the names of the two favored stars of their heavens. He became a great recruiter, and brought many fine young warriors to the cause of reclaiming Mereth from the treacherous elves. The Darumzu made landfall at Hsaarik Head late due to a storm, and Ylgar disembarked to discover that his brother had not survived the journey.[1] It's said that one of his greatest accomplishments was taking up the mantle of leadership after Ysgramor's death. Were it not for his commanding presence, many believe the Companions would have fallen apart.[2]

Honorable Yngmaer Raven-Quill, the Historian Royal (fl. 2E 580 - 2E 582)[edit]

Honorable Yngmaer Raven-Quill was a Nord scholar, author, and a prominent member of the Bards College. Within the college, she held the esteemed position of Historian Royal. Among her works was The Second Akaviri Invasion, a text dedicated to the description of the Second Akaviri Invasion of Kamal and how Nords, Argonians, and Dunmer defended the eastern Tamriel from Kamali forces.

Yngol (fl. late Merethic Era)[edit]

Yngol was the son of Ysgramor and older brother of Ylgar. He was a brave strategist who defeated enemies before they even knew the battle had begun. He was also purportedly the greatest blacksmith the Atmorans had ever known.

After the human city of Saarthal was sacked by the Elves, in an event known as the Night of Tears, Yngol fled back to Atmora with his father and brother. According to Nordic myth, he forged Wuuthrad, Ysgramor's legendary battleaxe, on the deck of the fleeing ship the same night and presented it to his father.

After returning to Atmora, Ysgramor sent Yngol and his brother to recruit the bravest warriors of the land and form the Five Hundred Companions. During the Return, he commanded a ship called the Harakk, but it was lost during the Storm of Separation just before they arrived at Hsaarik Head. It was eventually found along the shore, but Yngol was dead. It was a devastating loss to the Five Hundred Companions. It is said that Ysgramor wept in his grief and slew a dozen beasts, burning them in honor of his fallen son. A barrow-hill was dug in the Atmoran tradition, and Yngol was laid to rest with rites and honors among his clansmen far below the rocky face of Hsaarik Head, the first of the Children of the Sky to perish in Tamriel. Yngol's resting place ultimately determined the placement of Windhelm and the Palace of the Kings, as Ysgramor wanted to be able to view his son's resting place from the windows of his palace.

In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn explored his tomb and encountered the ghostly shade of Yngol. After defeating the spirit, Yngol's ancient enchanted helmet was retrieved from his skeletal remains.

Yoregg the Bastard (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Yoregg the Bastard (formerly known as Yoregg Grass-Grazer) was an infamous Nord that lived in the city of Windhelm. Yoregg held an infamous reputation, attaining the nickname, "the Bastard." He was known for being a scoundrel, a crook, and for treating everyone as total garbage, a proud-to-be, bastard. In his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest, yet oldest people in Windhelm.

Saint Yosito (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Saint Yosito was a revered philosophical figure among the Khajiit.

Yosito attained sainthood at some point before 2E 582. Little is known of their life, but the sentence "The ascent of the body is nothing compared to that of the soul." was attributed to them. Their teachings were respected by the monks of the Whispering Claw.

Yric Flowdys (fl. ~1E 900)[edit]

Captain Yric Flowdys was the founder of House Dorell and the city of Northpoint around 1E 900.[3]

Originally a Breton trader, he operated a summer route of shipping from Daggerfall to Solitude. After realizing the waters could easily accommodate large vessels, and that the location along the trade route made for a perfect waystation where traders could resupply, he set about building the city, starting with the docks. Soon after building the docks, Captain Flowdys oversaw the addition of a small walled keep and warehouse in the heights of Dore Elard, to the east of the growing port-of-call. Before long, the town bustled with activity, and Flowdys, realizing the success of his venture, took the name of the mountain as his new family name.[4] He had a few hundred gold coins specially minted to commemorate the city's completion, but by the mid-Second Era most remained in private collections.[3]

He and his descendants continued to grow their maritime endeavors, as well as develop and invest in the port and surrounding lands, eventually leasing plots to farmers and establishing new sources of income.[4]

Ysgramor (fl. late Merethic Era)[edit]

Ysgramor (sometimes Ysgramoor), known as Ysgramor the Invader and "the harbinger of us all", was an ancient Atmoran king who came to Tamriel before recorded history as a refugee fleeing civil war in Atmora. He is generally regarded as the first human ruler of Skyrim.

Some Elven scholars insist Ysgramor was responsible for unspecified "provocations and blasphemies" that led to the genocide known as the Night of Tears, when the human settlement Saarthal was attacked by the Snow Elves and all humans purportedly were slain except Ysgramor and his two sons, Yngol and Ylgar, though some scholars believe this attack was unprovoked. Ysgramor fled back to Atmora, gathered the legendary Five Hundred Companions, then sailed back to Hsaarik Head and drove the Elves from Skyrim and Solstheim, cementing himself as a "culture hero" of the Nords. He wielded the axe Wuuthrad in battle and rode upon a Storm Atronach Bear conjured for him by his personal Clever Man, Alabar the Oddly-Colored.

Since he is the first known human to transcribe Nordic speech using Elven principles of writing, Ysgramor is credited with being the first human historian. Because of his exploits, he is known as "the first Harbinger, the first Man, [and] the bringer of Words", and the modern-day Companions still revere him as their only true leader. His progeny ruled Skyrim until 1E 369, when the death of King Borgas brought an end to his direct line of known heirs. However, his bloodline survived, and he is still believed to be the wellspring from whom all Nordic kings are descended. For more information, see the lore article.

Ysmir, the Dragon of the North[edit]

Ysmir, the "Dragon of the North", is the Nordic Name of Kings.[5][6] As such, any given use of the term could be referring to one of several historical figures depending on context, or even all of them generally. Ysmir was described by Imperial scholars as the Nordic aspect of Talos.[7] Tiber Septim was ordained Ysmir, Dragon of the North by the Greybeards,[6] as was the Last Dragonborn over 600 years later. In the Dragon Language, it is "Ysmir, Dovahsebrom".[8]

Ysmir was often used like a first name for High King Wulfharth of Skyrim, the earliest known use of the term.[9][10] However, legends tell of the Nords bestowing the title upon him (possibly in reference to his Atmoran origins).[11] Vivec wrote that Ysmir "always appears as a great bearded king",[12] and "Ysmir's beard!" is a common exclamation among Nords.[8]