The Battle of the Moesring was a battle that took place in the Moesring Mountains, on the island of Solstheim. It was considered to be the final conflict between the ancient Nord armies of Ysgramor and the last remaining army of the Snow Elves.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Towards the end of the Merethic Era, the Snow Elves had been hunted to near extinction by the invading armies of Ysgramor. Skyrim had already been purged of Snow Elves, so the ancient Nords turned their attention to Solstheim where a great number of skirmishes were said to have taken place.[1]

Conflict[edit | edit source]

Initially, the ancient Nords cut great swaths through the enemy ranks with their superior weapons, and it was said that the slopes of the Moesring "ran red with Elf blood."[1]

The tide turned when during the battle, The Snow Prince rode in on a "brilliant steed of pallid white." It was said that his spear and armor bore the radiant glow of unknown magicka. The Snow Prince inspired great hope and inspiration to the last remaining army of Snow Elves.[1]

The Snow Prince fought fiercely and seemed to control the ice and snow itself. Several of the mightiest Nord warriors, including Ingjaldr White-Eye, Ulfgi Anvil-Hand, Strom the White, Freida Oaken-Wand, and Heimdall the Frenzied, fell before him and the tide of battle had begun to turn.[1]

Unexpectedly, a twelve-year-old girl named Finna watched as the Snow Prince killed her mother. In her rage, she threw her mother's sword at the Prince, which struck him in the breast and killed him.

His death shattered the spirit of the remaining Snow Elf warriors. Many fled, and those that remained on the battlefield were killed.[1]

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