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Ancestral Nord Style
Book Crafting Motif 87: Ancestral Nord Style
Material ON-icon-style material-Etched Corundum.pngEtched Corundum
Outfit System
Armor Styles 1 Weapon Styles 1
Small Armor 00000500500 Gold 1-Handed 000015001500 Gold
Large Armor 000010001000 Gold 2-Handed 000030003000 Gold

Ancestral Nord Style is a crafting motif available with the Greymoor expansion. Chapters can be found using Treasure Maps in Ebonheart Pact zones and the Antiquities system.

The armor style appears to be based on the original Nord racial motif from the base game—but has been visually reworked and upgraded. As a result, this style appears to be more of an upgrade to the older racial style, as opposed to a brand new style.

Some of the weapons already exist as Tier 5 Racial Styles. However, some are new designs.

Motif Pages[edit]

All pages are excavated from different zones in Ebonheart Pact territory via the Antiquities system. The Leads for these pages can be obtained from chests found with Treasure Maps only. The zone that the dig site is located in is also identical to where the lead was found:

Lead Required Treasure Map
Ancestral Nord: Axes Bleakrock Isle maps
Ancestral Nord: Belts Bal Foyen maps
Ancestral Nord: Boots Deshaan maps
Ancestral Nord: Bows Stonefalls maps
Ancestral Nord: Chest Pieces Stonefalls maps
Ancestral Nord: Daggers Shadowfen maps
Ancestral Nord: Gloves The Rift maps
Ancestral Nord: Helmets Bleakrock Isle maps
Ancestral Nord: Leg Greaves Eastmarch maps
Ancestral Nord: Maces Deshaan maps
Ancestral Nord: Shields Eastmarch maps
Ancestral Nord: Shoulders Shadowfen maps
Ancestral Nord: Staves Bal Foyen maps
Ancestral Nord: Swords The Rift maps


Type Items
Light Armor ON-icon-armor-Hat-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Epaulets-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Jerkin-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Robe-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Gloves-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Sash-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Breeches-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Shoes-Ancestral Nord.png
Hat Epaulets Jerkin Robe Gloves Sash Breeches Shoes
Medium Armor ON-icon-armor-Helmet-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Arm Cops-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Jack-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Bracers-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Belt-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Guards-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Boots-Ancestral Nord.png
Helmet Arm Cops Jack Bracers Belt Guards Boots
Heavy Armor ON-icon-armor-Helm-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Pauldrons-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Cuirass-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Gauntlets-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Girdle-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Greaves-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Sabatons-Ancestral Nord.png
Helm Pauldrons Cuirass Gauntlets Girdle Greaves Sabatons

Weapons and Shields[edit]

Weapons and Shields
ON-icon-weapon-Dagger-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Sword-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Axe-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Mace-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Greatsword-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Battle Axe-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Maul-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Bow-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-weapon-Staff-Ancestral Nord.png ON-icon-armor-Shield-Ancestral Nord.png
Dagger Sword Axe Mace Greatsword Battle Axe Maul Bow Staff Shield

Codex Entries[edit]

Alongside being readable as books, these motif pages are also accompanied by a short antiquity Codex Entry:

Chapter Lead Source Codex Entry
Ancestral Nord: Axes (link) Bleakrock Isle maps Despite Harald's desire for a uniform army in Skyrim, sagas from this period still revolve around grandiose warriors with storied weapons. Either exceptions were made for those who could provide their own equipment, or the skald took creative liberties. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Belts (link) Bal Foyen maps The author omits the fact that insignias had to be approved by the king himself and were withheld from those who were in Harald's poor graces. Though this occasionally resulted in exacerbating feuds, the social pressure brought many rivals in line. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Boots (link) Deshaan maps There are quite a few comedic works featuring a blustery, madcap brawler named Korm No-Toes. This is the first historic mention I've seen of him. Makes me wonder if some of his unlikely feats and misfortunes are based on true events. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Bows (link) Stonefalls maps Many of Skyrim's pre-Imperial forts were built during this period since the lack of infighting allowed for more substantial construction to proceed unmolested. Blocks were chiseled from catapult stone as they were whittling palisades down to arrows. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Chest Pieces (link) Stonefalls maps While minting the royal insignia in steel might appear to be a needless extravagance during a period of material shortages, Urgon assures me that the placement of the medallion is one of the most commonly struck locations on the body during in a melee. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Daggers (link) Shadowfen maps Perhaps it's due to their stature, but historically Nords do possess a predilection for enormity, whether it be for mugs, cheese wheels, mounts, daggers, or anything really. Not a people fond of half-measures. I can respect that. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Gloves (link) The Rift maps I am told that some Nords also swore by using troll spit to enhance their grip in battle. I can't confirm this, but judging by the smell it might have been involved in binding of this book. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Helmets (link) Bleakrock Isle maps Nord helmets in theatrical productions tend to be woefully inaccurate representations of their traditional designs, much to the chagrin of the Bards College. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Leg Greaves (link) Eastmarch maps Thankfully, Harald emphasized practicality, thus sparing the Nords from the same dark period of preposterously proportioned cod pieces found in High Rock around this time. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Maces (link) Deshaan maps This movement toward common fittings didn't entirely carry on in the weaponsmithing trade, but was embraced by blacksmiths for the manufacture of common tools and hardware. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Shields (link) Eastmarch maps Eschewing the need for buoyancy made Nord heavy infantry second to none in their resilience, except arguably the Orcs. One account claimed that one of these shields could crumple an Elven cuirass with a full speed charge. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Shoulders (link) Shadowfen maps Imposing features are common in armor design. Imperial cuirasses have, at times, been molded into the shape of a powerful physique. Both the Aylieds and the Akaviri employed Daedra-like masks to inspire fear, with the former going so far as to wear wings. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Staves (link) Bal Foyen maps It's unclear how commonly Nords employed magic in war. Clever Men and Women likely assumed advisory roles to rulers far more often than they were seen on the battlefield, but this does present evidence that such things occurred. —Reginus Buca
Ancestral Nord: Swords (link) The Rift maps Swords are some of the most commonly found weapons from this period of Nord history, but it's unclear if that is due to their popularity or a large surplus that never saw battle in favor of some other instruments of death. —Reginus Buca





There is one Achievement associated with this style:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-quest-Book 01.png Ancestral Nord Style Master 50 Learn every chapter in the Ancestral Nord style book, obtained by following antiquity leads that are occasionally found by opening treasure map chests.