On Atmora, Hermeskr was among the students of wise war-teacher Adrimk. He had not yet earned his name as a warrior. When Ysgramor returned from Tamriel, Hermeskr joined the Five Hundred Companions with a group of other war-students and Adrimk herself to slay the savage Snow Elves that were responsible for the infamous Night of Tears. On the Day of Final Passage Hermeskr had become a crew member of Darumzu, a longboat under command of Captain Ylgar. During the voyage to Skyrim, known to Atmorans as Mereth, Darumzu was caught in the Storm of Separation and was separated from the rest of the fleet. However, the boat sailed out safely, arriving at Hsaarik Head only slightly late. Hermeskr finally earned his warrior name, Who Threw His Shield, on Tamriel, however, no further details on how it happened have been recorded.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Mentioned only)