Windhelm And Some Interesting Facts


Windhelm And Some Interesting Facts

Ever wanted to know what has been going on in the town of Windhelm? Windhelm is located in the middle of Skyrim and it is surrounded by mountains, far away from any major cities. The city has a population of about 50,000 people and it is where the Companions are headquartered.

If you’re curious about the history of the town and its inhabitants, you’ll want to learn some interesting facts about this bustling city.

Here are a few interesting facts about Windhelm:

It’s important to note that Windhelm was not originally a settlement. It was once the capital of High Rock before the province split up after the Second Era. The city and the area surrounding it were left untouched by settlers who continued on their way.

Windhelm And Some Interesting Facts
Windhelm And Some Interesting Facts

The name “Windhelm” was derived from the name of an old castle in the south-west part of the province. It is also known as Winterhold. Although the city is referred to as “Winterhold” in Skyrim, the inhabitants prefer to be called “Windhelm”.

“Lime” as he is known in Skyrim was once a wise old farmer, whose real name is unknown. He saved up all the money he could and he would take the products back to his home town because he didn’t have the luxury of traveling too far to buy food.

Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, was born in Windhelm. During the events of the First Age, the people of the city worshipped a goddess called Akatosh.

An interesting fact about the town is that the people worship the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon. The truth is that there are various symbols on display throughout the city. Some are forbidden to view and they are supposed to serve to protect the inhabitants from evil.

Windhelm Has Not Seaport

Another interesting fact about Windhelm is that it has no seaport. It is mainly used as a trade port, rather than as a city. Some of the places in the town where you can find merchants are the Silver-Blood Inn, Falkreath, Brina Murr, Solitude, Riften, and Markarth. There are also shops in the southern part of the city.

Windhelm And Some Interesting Facts
Windhelm And Some Interesting Facts

Jon Snow was born in the town of Eastmarch, which is close to Riften. He also had a sister named Ygritte. Both of them are in a relationship but Jon is expected to marry a woman called Catelyn Tully.

One interesting fact about the Forsworn, the opposition group who are trying to overthrow the Stormcloaks, is that many of them are refugees from Whiterun. In the late Third Era, it was discovered that the Stormcloaks were using the Forsworn as slaves. Now the citizens of Whiterun and Windhelm don’t interact well because of this.

Another interesting fact about Windhelm is that the streets are narrow and some of them do not have any alleys. As it is mentioned in one of the side quests, the “to and fro” roads are such. You can see that the cobblestone streets are the ideal means to move from place to place. The locals usually use the same ones as a form of transportation.

Conclusion

These are just some of the interesting facts about Windhelm. It is a small city, but it has great potential in terms of being a cosmopolitan city.

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