skyrim ancanoAncano is an Altmer agent of the Thalmor, located in the College of Winterhold, where he serves as an advisor to the Arch-Mage. The other members of the College deeply (and somewhat openly) distrust him due to his Thalmor allegiances.

During The Eye of Magnus he uses the power of the Eye to become extremely powerful. However, the player is able to defeat him with the Staff of Magnus.