Pin Me

Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 8

by: theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) ; edited by: M.S. Smith ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

The eigth part of the series, looking at the Vikings of Vvardenfell or the Nords

  • slide 1 of 3

    The Nords

    The Nords is a race of Vikings, great sailors and warriors who originally hail from the Northern regions of Skyrim. The latter being cold and mountainous, and generally inhospitable grounds for those not used to the icy surroundings, but with great natural resources such as glass, ebony and forest products. This makes it an ideally centre for exporting goods, which is how its economy survives in the main.

    Hailing from such harsh lands, Nords have great strength and are naturally stubborn people. They are quick to brawl and do not turn down the opportunity to fight, being quite brutal in character. Violence is part of their culture, from family to social life. Nords are not affected by cold conditions, and are generally of a sturdy constitution.

  • slide 2 of 3

    Attributes, Skill and Abilities

    The primary attributes are Strength and Endurance, both starting with 50 points. Other good attributes are Speed and Willpower both at 40 points. Interestingly, there are no differences between the starting strength of a Nordic Female or male, they are equally as strong and both start with 50 points.

    As a result of being a race orientated towards war and savagery, most of the skills with good modifiers are in those areas. The primary skills are the Axe, Blunt Weapon (such as the mace) and Medium Armor. As the Nords are not too dissimilar from a Barbarian race, they do not do well with heavy armor and prefer freedom of movement. All these skills start at +10 points. Minor skills are Heavy Armor, Long Blade and Spear skills, all starting at +5 points.

    Special Abilities: Thunder Fist – This causes 25 points of frost damage on touch, most likely when fighting hand-to-hand. Woad – Shield 30 points for 60 seconds on self. Nords have the ability to resist shock attacks (50%) and total immunity to frost (100%).

  • slide 3 of 3

    Playing the Nord

    Needless to say that with such high strength values, you will want use the Nord primarily as a berserker, or a devastating melee fighter. You can still build a unique character however, as one which has some arcane abilities specifically suited to combat, for instance buff spells or some restoration.

Morrowwind Chracter Creation Guide

The complete guide to character creation in Morrowind, becoming a vampire, character skills and more.
  1. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 1
  2. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 2
  3. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 3
  4. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 4
  5. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 5
  6. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 6
  7. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 7
  8. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 8
  9. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 1
  10. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 2
  11. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 3
  12. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 4
  13. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 5
  14. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 6
  15. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 7
  16. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 1
  17. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 2
  18. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 3
  19. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 4
  20. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 5
  21. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 6
  22. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 7
  23. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 8
  24. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 9
  25. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 10
  26. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 1, Attributes
  27. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 2, Birth signs
  28. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3a, Classes
  29. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3b, Classes
  30. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3c, Classes
  31. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4a, Diseases
  32. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4b, Diseases

privacy policy