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:''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. <ref name=NoT>{{Cite book|Night of Tears (book)}}</ref> In retaliation, [[Lore:Ysgramor|Ysgramor]], the leader of the human colonization effort and the founder of the [[Lore:Companions|Companions]], drove the elves out of [[Lore:Solstheim|Solstheim]] and [[Lore:Skyrim|Skyrim]]. <ref name=NoT/> <ref name=BtAoM>{{Cite book|Before the Ages of Man}}</ref> <ref name=FotSP>{{Cite book|Fall of the Snow Prince}}</ref> The reason for the Night of Tears has been lost to time, but it is speculated that it was spurred by a discovery of something beneath the city of Saarthal, which prompted the elves to destroy the city to claim the power for themselves. <ref name=NoT/> While it is impossible to know if this was the true cause for the Night of Tears, it was later discovered by the [[Lore:College of Winterhold|College of Winterhold]] that a powerful artifact was hidden within the ruins of Sarthaal, which they dubbed ''"[[Lore:Eye of Magnus|The Eye of Magnus]]"''. <ref name=Skyrim>Events of [[Skyrim:Skyrim|Skyrim]].</ref>
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.
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When the Nords arrived at Skyrim the Elves welcomed them, but as time went on the Elves began to think of the Nords as dumb and beast like. The Night of Tears was the night the Elven forces attacked Saarthal in an attempt to rid Skyrim of the Nords. The Nords, whom had thought they were on good terms with the Elves, did not expect an attack and were completly obliterated. It is said that only Ysgramor and his two sons escaped back to Atmora. Years later Ysgramor would lead the Five Hundrand Companions in his return to Skyrim to get revenge on the Elves.
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