Dunmer

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Also known as "Dunmer" in their homeland of Morrowind, dark elves are noted for their stealth and magic skills. They are naturally resistant to fire and call upon their Ancestor's Wrath to surround themselves in fire.

— Game description
Dark Elf race face compilation.
Dark Elf face compilation

Dark Elves are one of the ten playable races in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was voted as the most popular race.[1] In their homeland of Morrowind, dark elves are noted for their stealth and magic skills. They are naturally resistant to fire and can call upon their Ancestor's Wrath to surround themselves in fire. They also begin the game with Sparks.

Lore

Dark Elf

Dark Elves, or "Dunmer" as they are called in their homeland of Morrowind, are dark-skinned, red-eyed beings with a cruel and proud temperament. They are known to be intelligent as well as strong and agile. Female Dark Elves are known for their promiscuity. The combination of powerful intellect with a strong and agile physique produces superior warriors and sorcerers.

On the battlefield, Dark Elves are noted for their skill with a balanced integration of the sword, the bow and destruction magic. In character, they are grim, aloof, and reserved, as well as distrusting and disdainful of other races.

Morrowind

The filthy gray skins came over from Morrowind and we let them in our city, and gave them protection. But what do they do for us? Nothing, we gave them their own part of Windhelm. If I was Ulfric, I would have let them keep walking. But he didn't ask me or anyone else for our opinion on the matter. I think I might round up some men to help me interrogate some gray skins to see if their spies for the Thalmor

History

The Dark Elves, were previously known as the Chimer, or "Changed Ones," due to their worship of the Daedra rather than the Aedra, who were worshipped by the Aldmer in Summerset Isle. They gained their dark skin after the Battle of Red Mountain, when they were cursed by the goddess Azura. The Battle of Red Mountain involved the murder of an ancient and respected hero known as Nerevar (the reincarnation of whom, dubbed the Nerevarine, the player assumes the role of in Morrowind in order to defeat Dagoth Ur). Nerevar was said to have been murdered by his own Tribunal, which also included Vivec, Sotha Sil, The Clockwork Sorcerer and his wife, Almalexia. According to Ashlander legend, these three supposedly killed Nerevar in an attempt to obtain immortal life and become the "Living Gods" within Morrowind.

Another version, endorsed by the Tribunal Temple, states that Nerevar died from wounds he received during battle—possibly with the Dwemer king, Dumac, against Dagoth Ur, the larger Battle at Red Mountain, or a combination of the three.

The battle at Red Mountain [2]

Special Abilities

Skill Bonuses

References

  1. Curse article: Dark Elf Chosen As Most Popular Race In Skyrim
  2. UESPwiki