He was an accomplished craftsman on Atmora, prior to the Day of Final Passage. He worked in the massive shipyards of Jylkurfyk. He and Menro were the ones that constructed one of the Five Hundred longboats, Jorrvaskr.
After arriving at Mereth and retaking Saarthal, Manwe as well as the rest of the crew went south to the area that was later known as Whiterun. According to book series Songs of the Return, Menro and Manwe were the ones who founded the city of Whiterun.
- In J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium, Manwë was the greatest of the Ainur, the King of the Valar and Lord of Arda.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (mentioned only)