Snow Elves (also known as Ancient Falmer to distinguish them from their devolved modern counterparts) are a largely extinct race of mer that once inhabited the province of Skyrim. They resemble the golden-skinned, white-haired, pale Altmer, and have very long lifespans, as well as a strong resistance to frost. They worshipped Auri-El and built the Chantry of Auri-El and various wayshrines in the Forgotten Vale. Following their defeat at the Battle of the Moesring, Snow Elves were the victims of a genocide by the Atmorans that left their numbers significantly low. Many took refuge with the Dwemer, who in exchange for protection forced them to eat a toxic blinding fungus that turned them into the twisted and primal modern-day Falmer, known by surviving Snow Elves as "The Betrayed".
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|Arch-Curate Vyrthur||Inner Sanctum (Forgotten Vale)|
|Knight-Paladin Gelebor||Darkfall Cave (The Reach)
Inner Sanctum (Forgotten Vale)
|Prelate Athring||Wayshrine of Sight (Forgotten Vale)|
|Prelate Celegriath||Wayshrine of Learning (Forgotten Vale)|
|Prelate Edhelbor||Wayshrine of Radiance (Forgotten Vale)|
|Prelate Nirilor||Wayshrine of Resolution (Forgotten Vale)|
|Prelate Sidanyis||Wayshrine of Illumination (Forgotten Vale)|
- In the game files, every member is part of a newly created race known as SnowElfRace. It is largely based off of the High Elf race, and even bears the name "High Elf", but for all purposes all members of the race are to be considered Snow Elves.
- There are no female Snow Elves and there is no design present for them in the files.[verification needed — Are there any designs?]
- The Betrayed by Engwe Emeloth — A poem surrounding the tragic fall of the Snow Elves
- Diary of Faire Agarwen by Faire Agarwen — The ancient diary of a Snow Elf lamenting the extermination of their race
- Fall of the Snow Prince by Lokheim — An account of the Battle of the Moesring as transcribed by Lokheim, chronicler to the chieftainIngjaldr White-Eye
- The Falmer: A Study by Ursa Uthrax — A study on Falmer, recounting their war with the Dwemer
- Journal of Mirtil Angoth by Mirtil Angoth — The ancient diary of a Snow Elf and their plan to seek refuge with the Dwemer
- Touching the Sky by Parmion Saldor — An overview of Snow Elf pilgrimages to the Chantry of Auri-El
- The Wispmother by Mathias Etienne — Summation of legends regarding the Wispmothers