:''This article describes the event known as the '''Night of Tears'''. For the related book, see '''[[Lore:Night of Tears (book)|Night of Tears (book)]]'''.''
The '''Night of Tears''' is the night an Elven force attacked and burned the first human city of Skyrim, [[Lore:Saarthal|Saarthal]], built by the first Nordic inhabitants
. The main reason was because the Nords had an incredible power stored in Saarthal (The Eye Of Magnus) and the Snow Elves (or Falmer) wished to gain that power.