Altmer is a Race in The Elder Scrolls series. Also known as the High Elves.
The High Elves, or Altmer, are the proud, tall golden-skinned peoples of Summerset Isle. The common tongue of the Empire, Tamrielic, is based on their speech and writing, and most of the Empire's arts, crafts and sciences are derived from High Elven traditions. High Elves are the driving force behind the rising Aldmeri Dominion, and their agents, the Thalmor, are bitterly resented by the Nords of Skyrim.
Starting Skill bonuses in Skyrim:
Highborn : The Dragonborn regenerates Magicka at a rate of 25% per second for 60 seconds
Highborn Magicka: The Dragonborn starts with 50 additional total Magicka