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Skyrim is a vast region set in the northern part of Tamriel. It is the home of the Nords, large and hardy men and women who have a strong resistance to cold. It is bordered by Morrowind to the east, Cyrodiil to the south, Hammerfell to the southwest, and High Rock to the west. The island of Solstheim lies to the northeast of Skyrim.


Skyrim features many different terrain types, including tundra plains, forests, highlands and mountainous regions. It is the most rugged region on the continent; not only containing five of the highest peaks in Tamriel, but also very snowy and cold. Only in the western reaches are there some measure of flat land, where most of the population resides. The rest of Skyrim is vertical; mountains, cliffs, and deep valleys.


Skyrim and her people, the Nords, have a diverse culture that spread across multiple aspects, such as architecture and infrastructure, education, holidays and festivals, music, and religion. Some elements of their culture even date back to the Merethic Era and the Atmorans, the Nords’ ancient ancestors. The Atmorans’ religion focused on the worship of animal gods, the chief deity of which was the Dragon.


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