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Eporem
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In this tale of the Flight of Gryphons, does it tell that Ulorome was a Maormer of a small clan who became the Kinlords of Sunhold


The Flight of Gryphons

An essay on the relationship between Sunhold and its gryphons:

Since the Altmer first looked up at the sky and saw the majestic gryphon soaring on the breeze, there have been dreams to tame the creatures, to ride upon them in times of battle or joy, and feel the freedom of seeing the world far below.

But these were the dreams of children, who quickly learned that the gryphon is proud and fierce, and will not serve as mount to any lesser creature. Generations tried, but the gryphon would never succumb.

The foolish thought to net the creatures in the wild, to break them like a common horse. The gryphon spared future generations from their stupidity. More clever tribes of Altmer managed to scale the cliffs and crags of the isle, taking eggs from the nests of absent parents. Alas, these gambits for years offered no flying mounts, for the eggs would never hatch. Some small comfort was found in the great feasts that followed, for these eggs were held to be delicacies for kings.

One small clan, in the isle's south, would stand up to the untamed splendor of the gryphon and assert itself. Ulorome, whose line would go on to become the Kinlords of Sunhold, found an egg in an abandoned nest during a hunt. Thinking it would never hatch, he brought the egg to his tribe, and prepared it for feast by setting it within the flames of his mighty hearth. Singing the ancient songs of hearth and family, Ulorome sought to bless the meal before his clan would feast—but lo! The warmth of the hearth and the gentle singing brought life to the cold egg, and from it burst a fledgling gryphon. So red did its feathers look in the firelight, that it was thought to be a phoenix by some. Ulorome, crying out in thanks to the gods for such a gift, wrested the creature from the burning embers and christened it Cel-hinwe.

The legends do not say if Cel-hinwe ever carried his master into battle, but it is known that this creature, the Red Wind of Maormer legend, would become the progenitor of Sunhold's famed gryphon line. These two lines are woven around one another, the kinlords and their gryphons, to the point where one cannot be said to exist without the other. The gryphons have in turn been adopted as the heart of Sunhold, its burning symbol of defiance.


http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Flight_of_Gryphons

Edited by Eporem on May 5, 2021 12:36PM
  • VaranisArano
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    No, in the context of Altmer Legends about how the Altmer tribes first tamed a gryphon, Ulorome is an Altmer. Sunhold is an Altmer city. Kinlords are Altmer rulers.

    Cel-hinwe the Gryphon is the "Red Wind of Maomer legend", so while the legends don't say if he carried his master into battle, it seems likely that he got that name either from his apparently reddish feathers or from participating in battle on his own (red being somewhat poetic for bloody - or perhaps a writer making a subtle pun on the Red Baron).
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    the Red Wind of Maormer legend

    I think it's safe to assume the The Moamer had a legend about the "Red Wind" because of the legendry amount of damage this red griffon inflicted on them when they tried to raid Sunhold.
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  • Eporem
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    thankyou....VaranisArano and RaddlemanNumber7
  • LettuceBrain
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    I mean if it literally says Altmer I would assume that they weren't.
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  • Eporem
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    I mean if it literally says Altmer I would assume that they weren't.

    for me when reading I saw Altmer as Aldmer and thought Ulorome sounded so similar to the two Maormer met in Khenarthi's Roost - Ulondil and Uldor - and then I thought that King Orgnum must have had a clan in the early times as well, so questioned.

    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Orgnum

    and a little note as well: from here - https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Names#Aldmer - Kinlady is also considered a Aldmer title.



    Edited by Eporem on May 7, 2021 1:22PM
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