Yagrum Bagarn (?b)
Before the disappearance of the Dwarves, Bagarn was a Master Crafter in the service of the chief Tonal Architect, Lord Kagrenac. Yagrum survived because he was in another dimension at the time, an undescribed "Outer Realm", and has been looking for his people ever since with no success. He has taken some time to record his knowledge for the benefit of races that still live in Tamriel.
 Ylgar (?b - ?d)
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.
 Yngol (?b - ?d)
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 commanded a ship called the Harakk during the Return, which 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 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 Children of the Sky to perish in Tamriel. Yngol's resting place ultimately determined the placement of Windhelm and the Palace of Kings, as Ysgramor wanted to be able to view his son's resting place from the windows of his palace.
 Ysgramor (?b - ?d)
Ysgramor, "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. 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 Elves and all humans purportedly 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. Since he is the first known human to transcribe Nordic speech using Elven principles of writing, he 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, 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
Ysmir, the "Dragon of the North", is the Nordic name of kings. 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. Tiber Septim was ordained Ysmir, Dragon of the North by the Greybeards, as was the Dovahkiin over 600 years later. In the Dragon Language, it is "Ysmir, Dovahsebrom".
The first name of Wulfharth was apparently Ysmir, which may be the original source of the term, though some sources treat it as a title for him, as well. Vivec wrote that Ysmir "always appears as a great bearded king", and "Ysmir's beard!" is a common exclamation amongst Nords.
- ^ Songs of the Return -Volume 2 -The First Tale of the Darumzu
- ^ The Talos Mistake — Leonora Venatus
Imperial Liaison to the Aldmeri Dominion
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
- ^ a b Events of Skyrim
- ^ The Arcturian Heresy — The Underking, Ysmir Kingmaker
- ^ Rislav the Righteous — Sinjin
- ^ The Five Songs of King Wulfharth
- ^ The Thirty-Six Lessons of Vivec, Sermon Nine — Vivec