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According to {{Lore Link|Nord}}ic myth, {{Lore Link|Ysgramor}} cried tears of pure ebony as he watched the city {{Lore Link|Saarthal}} burn. His son {{Lore Link|Yngol}} collected the tears and used them to forge {{Lore Link|Wuuthrad}}, his legendary battleaxe.{{ref|name=SotR5|{{Cite Book|Songs of the Return, Volume 5}}}} [[Lore:Molag Bal|Molag Bal]]'s {{Lore Link|Dark Anchors}} are made of ebony-alloy cold-iron, which is smithed by Dremora in {{Lore Link|the Black Forge}}.{{Ref|name=LS|[[Online:The Black Forge|The Black Forge]] [[ON:Loading Screens|loading screen]]}}{{Ref|name=TBF|{{Cite Book|The Black Forge (book)}}}}
 
The Dunmer are said to have learned to forge Ebony back in "Boethiah's day".{{ref|name=IWADE|group=UOL}} The curves featured in Ebony weaponry emulate the Dunmeri style.{{ref|name=DFCN|[[Books:The Art of Skyrim|''The Art of Skyrim'']] Page 161}}
 
The association with Lorkhan's blood reaches various cultures. The term "[[Lore:Shor|Shor]]'s blood" is commonly used by Nords to exclaim surprise,{{ref|name=ESOSB|[[Online:Gekurek|Gekurek]], [[Online:Friga Bearfist|Friga Bearfist]], and a plethora of other Nords using "Shor's blood" as an exclamation in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} though the [[Lore:Breton|Breton]] equivalent is the phrase "[[Lore:Sheor|Sheor]]'s blood".{{ref|name=ONLudovic|[[Online:Ludovic Laumont|Ludovic Laumont]]'s dialogue in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} The town of [[Lore:Shor's Stone|Shor's Stone]] is evidently named after Shor, and is known for its ebony mine, where miners harvest the blood of Shor.{{ref|[[Online:Shor's Stone|Shor's Stone]] loading screen in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} Some Nords believe [[Lore:Nirncrux|Nirncrux]] to also be the blood of Shor.{{ref|name=ONRH|[[Online:Rena Hammerhands|Rena Hammerhands]]'s dialogue in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}}
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