The Nords are a race of Men who typically are regarded as light-skinned, fair-haired, and larger in size and build. They are the direct descendants of the Atmorans, who in ancient days sailed to Tamriel from the frozen continent of Atmora, and to a lesser extent of the Nedic peoples, who were human natives of Tamriel that gradually mixed with the Atmorans over the centuries. The Nords, along with the Redguards and Orcs, are on average more muscular and larger of size than the other races of Nirn. They are known to have an resistance to the freezing cold as well as a fierce and uncompromising mindset in the face of enemies; the psychological traits are likely a consequence of countless generations having successfully endured the harsh, overcast northern climates of Atmora and Skyrim.
Nordic men and women dressed in Stormcloak curiasses.