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Fang of HaynekhtnametEdit

Fang of Haynekhtnamet

The Fang of Haynekhtnamet is a literal fang which was carved into a blade and fashioned into a small dagger. It is named after Haynekhtnamet, a mythical wamasu from the Shadowfen region of Black Marsh. Scholars believe that Haynekhtnamet is not actually a single creature but a series of wamasu, and as such it's possible that there are multiple Fangs.

The most famous Fang of Haynekhtnamet was created by a score of Nords who fought Haynekhtnamet for seven days and nights before finally bringing the creature down, believing it to be a dragon. One of the survivors took a fang as a trophy, and it was later carved into a dagger which mysteriously houses some of the beast's magical properties. The dagger grants the wielder the ability to shock an opponent, and has been seen occasionally by traveling heroes throughout history. This particular Fang came into the possession of the Sixth House during the late Third Era. It was reportedly recovered by the Nerevarine and sold to the Mournhold Museum of Artifacts in 3E 427.

There is evidence of a second Fang of Haynekhtnamet, which was taken from a wamasu in 2E 582. Fashioned in an Argonian style, this jagged blade was heavily befouled and would cause disease in anyone it struck.

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Fangs of SithisEdit

A Fang in egg form

The Fangs of Sithis are a set of pre-Duskfall weapons, taking the form of either two large eggs, or a set of dual daggers. They are one of the only known artifacts of Sithis.

The Fangs were gifted to the Night Mother by Sithis, the Dark Husband, who in turn gifted them to the Shadowscales. It is said that a single Shadowscale wielding the Fangs could lay waste to entire cities not just via mass killings, but also by causing crop-failures and famine. However, most are unable to safely wield the Fangs, as they feed upon the wielder's mind and soul, causing the weak-minded either to go mad, or become mindless agents of Sithis who are devoid of free will.

During the Three Banners War, one Fang was stolen from its hiding place inside Sunscale Strand by Captain Nahrevii of the Renrijra Maor. The other was recovered by a team led by the Vestige. With the exception of the Vestige, each of the Fang's wielders ultimately went mad. As a result, the Captain slaughtered her crew, and an explorer with the Vestige's expedition betrayed his cohorts.

From there, the fate of the Fangs is unknown. It is said that either the Fangs of Sithis were peacefully recovered by a group of Shadowscales, who confronted the Vestige once they had recovered them both; or else that the Vestige was gifted a single Fang to wield by an aspect of Sithis, who appeared to them just as the confrontation began to turn violent.

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FearstruckEdit

Second Era replica of Fearstruck

Fearstruck was a Daedric artifact created by the Daedric Prince Boethiah. It took the form of a shield. It belonged to Lyrisius, a hero from Tamriel famous for leading his army against the Akaviri slave traders in their homeland of Akavir. The shield was utterly destroyed in the First Era by the fiery breath of a wyrm who Lyrisius encountered after his army was routed.

Despite the destruction of the artifact many centuries prior, there were known replica shields styled after Fearstruck circa 2E 582. These replicas depicted Fearstruck as an ebony shield emblazoned with Boethiah's symbol of a fist surrounded by writhing golden snakes.

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FeyfolkenEdit

Feyfolken is a supposed artifact of the Daedric Prince Clavicus Vile, which is only known from a series of historical fiction books. It is a quill enchanted by a daedra by the name of Feyfolken serving Clavicus Vile at the request of Thaurbad, a sage for the Temple of Auri-El. It transfigures the writing of the user into scripture of unparalleled quality.The trade-off of wielding such an item is that the quill manipulates the thoughts of its beholder.

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Fists of RandagulfEdit

Fists of Randagulf

The Fists of Randagulf were worn by Randagulf, one of the mightiest warriors from Skyrim in Tamrielic history. He finally lost the gloves, and his life, when High King Harald conquered Skyrim circa 1E 143-1E 221. King Harald respected this great hero and took Randagulf's gauntlets for his own. After King Harald died, the gauntlets disappeared. The King claimed that the Fists granted the bearer added strength.

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Flask of LillandrilEdit

Flask of Lillandril

The Flask of Lillandril is a magical flask that absorbs and reflects magic of all kinds. Its anti-magic property also prevents mages from detecting its location. The flask was discovered around the year 1E 470 by a group of elves living in the Summerset Isle city of Lillandril. The elves spread news of their discovery, enough to make it an artifact of song and legend. It became the city's symbol and was displayed on their banners.

The elves used the flask to perform favors for the barons of Summerset Isle by keeping in check the magical power of the Bosmer in Valenwood. One legend says that a stable boy defeated the High Wizard of Valenwood using only the flask. After some time, the elves who discovered the flask feared that Bosmer assassins would kill them, so they fled for Daggerfall, hoping to buy safety from the Direnni. The elves shipwrecked off the southern coast of Stros M'Kai, killing all of them according to legend, and the Flask of Lillandril was lost.

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Folium DiscognitumEdit

Folium Discognitum

The Folium Discognitum is a Daedric artifact created by Sheogorath. It is a tome of knowledge, filled with insights compiled from the ramblings of madmen. The pages bear near incomprehensible scrawls that move to avoid your gaze when read. The power obtained from reading these insights is the equivalent of absorbing at least six skyshards.

Sheogorath has been known to offer the tome to mortals as part of a deal. Arch-Mage Shalidor, ever hungry for knowledge, traded the island of Eyevea for the tome in the First Era. He went on to regret the deal, and in 2E 582 he returned to Tamriel to win back Eyevea from Sheogorath. Valaste, the Mages Guild's Master of Incunabula who aided Shalidor in his attempt, was slowly driven mad by Sheogorath. When the time came to reclaim the island, the Mad God gave an adept of the guild the choice to either restore Valaste's sanity, or take the Folium and allow Valaste to remain in the Shivering Isles for eternity. It is unknown which option was taken.

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Fork of HorripilationEdit

Fork of Horripilation

The Fork of Horripilation is a cursed artifact created by the Daedric Prince Sheogorath, who refers to it affectionately as Forky. In appearance and in function, it is a mundane iron fork. However, it is imbued with an enchantment which excites and synergizes magicka around it, and can produce dramatic results when held by certain people. Sheogorath is fond of forcing mortals to use it as a weapon, in which case it curses the wielder with Fork's Wound, a magical effect which stunts the wielder's magicka or drains it completely. The term horripilation refers to the standing of hairs on end due to cold, fear, or excitement. In the context of the fork, excitement arises within Sheogorath when he convinces mortals to use the fork, while fear is evoked in mortals from just touching it, resulting in horripilation. The Fork smells lightly of roast beef.