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"The Snow Prince is come! Doom is at hand!"
Snow Elf chant at the Battle of the Moesring[src]
The Snow Prince was a powerful Snow Elf warrior who lived on the island of Solstheim during the late Merethic Era. He was a much respected and loved ruler but was killed in battle against the ancient Nords.[1]

Battle of the MoesringEdit

Towards the end of the Merethic Era, the Snow Elves had been hunted to near extinction by the invading armies of Ysgramor. Mereth 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]

The Battle of the Moesring is considered to be the final stand between the Nord and Snow Elf armies. 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"

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 fell before him and the tide of battle had begun to turn. 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.[1]

His death shattered the spirit of the remaining Snow Elf warriors. Many fled, and those that remained on the battlefield were killed.[1] News of his death spread across the land, reaching even the isolated and scattered tribes of Snow Elves across Skyrim.[2]

AftermathEdit

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The remains of the Snow Prince.
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It was Nordic tradition to burn the corpses of their foes, however it was decided that the Snow Prince, who was so loved by his kin, deserved better. Instead the Nordic chieftains honored him by having his body wrapped in fine silks and buried in a freshly dug barrow [1] that later became known as Jolgeirr Barrow.[3]

His gleaming armor and spear were presented on a pedestal of honor, and the tomb was arrayed with treasures worthy of royalty. He was not offered the protection of Stalhrim however, as it was reserved for Nord dead alone.[1]

Shortly after the Snow Prince's tomb was sealed, grave robbers attempted to break in. The Nords respected their fallen enemy, so they defended Jolgeirr Barrow. Soon the location of the tomb became lost altogether. Early in the Third Era, group of bandits rediscovered the Jolgeirr Barrow. They broke in and stole the Snow Prince's famous armor, leaving only the spear and the Snow Prince himself.

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  • The Snow Prince and the snow elves

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    • HahnDragoner523 wrote:62.31.43.199 wrote: The way HE died?? Much like 65.87.226.37 wrote before you, at least his death had cosmic justice...
    • In reply to the OP, ...because that's the way it happens. Battles are messy things and, though it may be written differently, the mighty are of...
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