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Windhelm is a city in northeastern Skyrim, close to the border with Morrowind. It is the only substantial city in the Hold of Eastmarch and is a base for Imperial troops guarding the Dunmeth Pass into Morrowind. It is the oldest city in Skyrim, and is believed to be the oldest human settlement on Tamriel. Windhelm was once the capital of the First Empire of the Nords and the old palace of the Ysgramor dynasty, the Palace of the Kings, can still be seen in the center of the city. The palace is in fact one of the few original First Empire buildings left, as the city has been sacked at least twice: once during the War of Succession early in the First Era, and again in 2E 572 by the Akaviri army of Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal. Windhelm was once home to a gladiatorial team called the Paladins.[OOG 1]
 See Also
For game-specific information, see the Skyrim article.
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Skyrim — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Travails and Triumphs of a Monarch — His Majesty King Emeric
Note: the following references are not found in game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.
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