Hosgunn Crossed-Daggers was a Fourth Era Jarl of Riften. He was appointed as Jarl in 4E 98 after the death of the previous Jarl during the Void Nights. He ruled for 31 years with an iron fist, taxing its citizens mercilessly. It was not until 4E 129 when the citizens rose up against him. They succeeded, in a war which lasted five years, and left much of Riften in ruins. 
- Although the book Of Crossed Daggers claimed Hosgunn ruled for nearly forty years, he only ruled for 31.
- Hold guards within The Rift carry shields that bear the image of two crossed daggers. This is likely a reference to Hosgunn.