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High Lord Torinaan
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Torinaan leads his Aldmer ships to Auridon
Race Aldmer Gender Male
Born Merethic Era
Died Merethic Era
Resided in Aldmeris
Summerset Isles

This article is about the historical figure. For the ruins, see Torinaan (place).

High Lord Torinaan was a Legendary Merethic Era folk hero of the Altmer. Called "the Foresailor", he is said to have been the first Aldmer to set foot on the Summerset Isles at a site called Nine-Prow Landing on the northern coast of Auridon.[1][2] When the Aldmer settlers were threatened by beasts known as Gheatus, Ilyadi, and Welwa, Torinaan used the spells of his ancestors to slay them and render the land safe.[3] He is credited as the founder of Firsthold, the first and oldest Elven city in the Isles.[3][4] A complex of ruins bearing Torinaan's name, standing just southeast of Firsthold, is dedicated to worship of the Divines and is a traditional ritual site for Altmeri rulers.[5]