Khajiit Physiology

NOTE: This section is a work in progress. It needs to be updated with information from Elder Scrolls Online.

The Khajiit are the cat-like race that inhabits the deserts of Elsweyr. Their forms range from what might look like a normal tiger to what could almost be called a tailed, clawed human. The ja-Kha'jay (Lunar Lattice), which is a mysterious force related to the phases of Nirn's twin moons, determines which form a Khajiit will take. All Khajiit start as tiny cubs at birth, and differentiate as they grow.

Ohmes-Raht

Masser: New
Secunda: Waxing

Similar in size and shape to humans, but with light fur and a tail.

This was the form found in TESII: Daggerfall. 

Ohmes

Masser: New
Secunda: Full

Ohmes: This form is similar in appearance to the Bosmer, sometimes shorter. Due to their man-like appearance, the Ohmes are the most common breed of Khajiit outside of Elsweyr. They are commonly employed as diplomats and adventurers. Ohmes tattoo their faces to resemble their more feline brethren. Ohmes do not have phalic barbs. They are commonly known as "man-faced" Khajiit.

This was the form found in TESI: Arena. 

Suthay-raht

Masser: New
Secunda: Waning

Walk upright but are more cat-like than Ohmes-raht. Suthay-raht have a slight degree of phalic barbs. Sometimes called "ja'khajiit" by other races, though this is a misnomer.

This form was found in Redguard and Morrowind. 

Suthay

Masser: New
Secunda: New

Walk upright but are more cat-like than Ohmes-raht. Suthay-raht have a slight degree of phalic barbs. Sometimes called "ja'khajiit" by other races, though this is a misnomer.

This form was found in Redguard and Morrowind. 

Cathay-raht

Masser: Waxing
Secunda: Waxing

Similar to the Suthay-raht, but larger and stronger. Described as looking like upright jaguars. Cathay-raht have phalic barbs. 

Therris, from the Real Barenziah series, was a Cathay-raht. 

Cathay

Masser: Waxing
Secunda: Full

Larger and stronger than a Suthay-raht, but smaller than a Cathay-raht.

Tojay-raht

Masser: Waxing
Secunda: Waning

Larger and stronger than a Suthay-raht, but smaller than a Cathay-raht.

Tojay

Masser: Waxing
Secunda: New

Nothing is known about the Tojay-raht. There is speculation that it may be a bipedal form

Senche-raht

Masser: Full
Secunda: Waxing

At the size of a large horse, the Senche-raht is twice as tall as a Senche and can weigh as much as fifty Altmer. Has straighter legs and shorter body (relative to size) than a Senche, the Senche's other characteristics apply to the Senche-raht as well. Ridden, especially in battle. Known as "Battlecats" to Imperials.

Senche

Masser: Full
Secunda: Full

A smaller version of the Senche-raht, similar to the Pahmar-raht. Its forelimbs are thick and 1.5 times longer than their hindlimbs, giving them an ape-like appearance. The Senche's coat is tawny and stripped in red-brown. Stand as tall as an Altmer and weigh as much as twenty. They are sprinters, not long distance runners, and are often used as mounts for by other Khajiit.

Pahmar-raht

Masser: Full
Secunda: Waning

Like a Pahmar, but larger, more powerful.

Pahmar

Masser: Full
Secunda: New

Pahmar: Similar to a tiger.

Alfiq-raht

Masser: Waning
Secunda: Waxing

Probably like the Alfiq but larger.

Alfiq

Masser: Waning
Secunda: New

Similar in appearence to domesticated cats. Can understand human speech but cannot speak it.

Dagi-raht

Masser: Waning
Secunda: Waning

Similar in all respects to the Dagi, while somewhat larger, however not overly so as they are able to dwell in higher tree branches, like the Dagi. It can be assumed that, like their smaller cousins, they are naturally skilled in the use of magic.

Dagi

Masser: Waning
Secunda: New

A less-common form of Khajiit, Dagi live in the trees of the Tenmar forrest. Due to their smaller size and light weight, they are able to dwell in the higher branches which even the Bosmer cannot reach. The Dagi have a natural affinity for magic, and are known spellcasters, a characteristic often taken advantage of in Khajiiti battle-tactics; they appear to be just as skilled as any capable magic user.

The Mane

The Mane is a unique form of Khajiit born when a 3rd moon appears in the sky. Only one Mane exists at any one time, and Khajiiti believe that the Mane is one soul incarnating into different bodies. Traditionally, all Khajiit would shave their hair and braid it into the Mane's mane, but the large population of modern Elsweyr has made this tradition impractical. Manes may still wear the braids of their tribe and his warrior guard. Due to the weight of all this hair, the Mane cannot move and must be carried on a palaquin by his Cathay-raht servants.

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