The Rourken are a clan of rebellious Dwemer who refused to join the First Council and make peace with the Chimer, who were under Indoril Nerevar at the time. They chose exile instead. According to legend their leader hurled the great hammer Volendrung towards the setting sun and vowed to settle wherever it landed. Calling the land they found Volenfell, they built their new home on the isle of Stros M'Kai, where their holds and bridges are still well-preserved.
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Ra Gada: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864