The Pale is one of the nine Holds of Skyrim. It is one of the four oldest holds in Skyrim, known collectively as Old Holds.[1] Its unique shape resembles that of a boot. Its coat of arms is a four pointed star.

The Capital City of The Pale is Dawnstar. The Jarl of Dawnstar and The Pale is Skald the Elder.

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The Pale is located in the central northern area of Skyrim and extends to the northern coast where Dawnstar is situated. The hold borders Hjaalmarch to the west, Whiterun to the south, and Winterhold and Eastmarch to the east. Most of the region is treacherously cold with pine forests that stand facing the harsh winds whipping down the mountains. Only in the southernmost part of the hold towards Whiterun does the harsh terrain abate and become grassy plains.

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The Pale, as it sounds, is a treacherously cold place filled with snow dwelling creatures.

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Homestead (Hearthfire Add-on)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The version of the map of Skyrim in the image above labels the Pale as "White Shore"; this was presumably Bethesda's original name for the Hold. In the Russian localization, this Hold is still named "Белый Берег" (Beliy Bereg "White Shore").

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