Dawnstar is a settlement on the northern coast of Skyrim, and the hold capital of the Pale. Rather underdeveloped compared to the other cities, it has a small port and a mine - which are the main businesses of the city. In Stormcloak control.
The Dark Brotherhood is a guild of assassins shrouded in shadow and mystery which has been active all over Tamriel. Their presence in Skyrim has almost been stamped out in Skyrim. Their Dawnstar Sanctuary lies inside the mountains just behind the city of Dawnstar.
Lies in central north and goes to the coast near Dawnstar. The hold borders Hjaalmarch, Whiterun, Winterhold, Eastmarch. Most of the region is treacherously cold, with almost the entire hold being snowy winter tundra. Only the southernmost part of the hold.