|Appears in||Skyrim, ESO|
Cradlecrush was the site of an ancient Orc stronghold, which existed until at least 2E 582. In that year, Fildgor Orcthane, brother of Jorunn, High King of Eastern Skyrim, reappeared in Eastmarch and attempted to overthrow his brother. The Orcs of Cradlecrush allied themselves with Fildgor, and captured mammoths belonging to local giants, to use them against Fort Amol. Their plans were foiled by the Soulless One, who attacked the fort with the help of angry giants, and then killed the Orc chieftain, Lob the Cleaver. The remaining Orcs fled from the stronghold afterwards, and the giants settled there in their place.