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To my Exemplary Superiors at the Imperial Library,

 

I'll be setting off back to Blackmarsh this evening. My time here was most informative and I'm hoping that the following will serve as a decent contribution to your archives. 

It may come as a surprise to you that, even though I've called the land of Black Marsh my home for years now, I've only scratched the surface of this province's hidden history. This does not mean, however, that I have no interest in learning more about my adopted homeland, but rather that I often lack the time or motivation to delve much deeper than the local trade records. Until now, that is. I am a man of opportunity and generosity, and my long-awaited trip to the Imperial Library provided just the incentive I needed to compile my contribution to this nexus of Tamrielic lore. What will follow is the sum of all the information, predominately physiological, that I've collected in regards to Black Marsh's lost beast race known as the Lilmothiit.

 

A few months ago, peat farmers living near Archon unearthed a mass grave containing parts of what is believed to be at least seventeen different skeletons. Under rudimentary inspection, it was concluded that they were the remains of Khajiiti Flu victims, but closer examination of the most complete of these bodies identified several key... Anomalies. The tail structure was four vertebrae shorter than that of all but the least common sub-races of Khajiit. Additionally, the nasal bridge featured a much sharper slope, and the teeth, more specifically the lateral incisors, were longer and more narrow, indicative of adaptation over time to a predominately meat-based diet. The modern khajiit, by stark contrast, consume a more diverse diet including grains and fruit. Finally and perhaps most strikingly, most if not all of the major bones were hollow and porous, similar to that of a bird. Based on these factors, it was determined that at least some of the exhumed were in fact of a different race all together... I myself had the esteemed pleasure of examining the preserved corpse, (now magically preserved and stored at the Blackrose historical archive), and concluded that it was indeed Lilmothiiti. This was jointly based on my own studies of ancient manuscript, as well as the species depiction in both classical and contemporary stonework. 

Please note, the aforementioned differences between Khajiit and Lilmothiit physiology do not necessarily mean the two races were not related, or even that the former couldn't have descended from the latter. However, evidence suggests that at some point, the species must have split off to form separate, distinct genealogies.

 

In closing, I wish to extend my utmost appreciation for permitting me entrance to your library, and assure you that, in the future, there will be more sent to you as soon as it's documented.

 

Deepest Regards,

Adolphe Rousell.