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Two camels

Camels are ornery creatures found in the deserts of Hammerfell and Elsweyr.[1][2] They often serve as mounts and beasts of burden.[2][3] Camel hide can be used to make heavy leather that helps insulate the wearer against the desert heat.[4]

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A canah

The exotic bird of Summerset Isle, they are bred for their beauty.[5]

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A Canary

Small yellow birds that can be found throughout Tamriel. Canary down is sometimes used to make pillows.[6]

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A Cardinal

Small red birds that can be found throughout Tamriel. Their feathers are a common choice for quills.[7]

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A cat

Cats are domestic felines that are found in or near buildings. They come in several colors, such as brown, gray tabby, and seal point. The Khajiit share many feline features with cats, particularly the Alfiq, who are often confused for house cats outside of Elsweyr.

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Cave RatEdit

A cave rat

Cave Rats are large rats that are usually found in caves.

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Cavern StingerEdit

A Cavern Stinger

Snowrays are a pale blue and white variant of terrestrial rays, flying creatures that closely resemble the more well-known aquatic rays. They are dangerous opponents and are often found in icy areas such as glaciers.

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A Celestial

Celestials are powerful ethereal beings formed by the power of the stars. The most powerful Celestials represent the Constellations, but despite their godlike powers, even these Celestials are mortal.

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A centaur

Nomadic, semi-intelligent beast race that possesses the head and torso of a powerfully-built man and the lower body of a horse. Can be commonly found in Valenwood and High Rock. Speakers of Centaurian can prevent them from attacking. They are legendary creatures who are loved by some and hated by others. According to the Psijic Order, they are "true followers of the Old Ways".[8]

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Centipedes are small creatures usually found in wooded areas. Centipedes legs are sometimes used to make writing utensils.[9] The marsh centipedes of Black Marsh are massive specimens with nasty temperaments, and are eaten by the native Argonians. Marsh centipedes are used by some Argonian tribes during maturation rites.[10]

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A chaurus

Chaurus are large hostile insects found in caves deep below the surface of Skyrim and in some cases on the surface. They possess a highly poisonous spit and a powerful bite. Chaurus are bred and raised by the Falmer, later to be killed and have their chitin used for armor.

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Chaurus HunterEdit

A chaurus hunter

Chaurus Hunters are large hostile flying insects found in caves deep below the surface of Skyrim. They possess a highly poisonous ranged attack and a powerful bite. They are the second life stage of the Chaurus, which transforms into a Hunter after several days of death-like stillness. Because Chaurus are commonly bred by Falmer for their chitin, Chaurus Hunters are often found living in close proximity.

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A chicken

Chickens are docile, domesticated birds common throughout Skyrim, used as egg and meat supply. Although mainly encountered around farms and smaller settlements, they can even be found within cities and towns. The Riverwood White Hen is a hardy domestic chicken found all along Skyrim's White River, said to have been originally bred in the old town of Riverwood.[11] As a sign of the blessing of Mara, certain breeds of chickens (such as the Spring Chicken) lay eggs with shells in a variety of colors.[12] The black Daemon Fowl is speculated to originate from the Deadlands or Ashpit, lays flaming eggs, and has glowing red eyes.[13]

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Chub LoonEdit

Chub Loon

Chub Loons (or chubloons)[14] are small, flightless birds that can be found along the coast of Wrothgar and western Skyrim. They make an audible honking noise when startled and will run away from known dangers. They can often be found huddling in large groups in order to retain body heat. Oddly, not a single mention of the Chub Loon predates the beginning of the Second Era, and once they arrived, they began invading the habitat of the native horker, disrupting its food supply.[15]

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A cicada nest

Cicadas are a species of large burrowing fly. Natives of the Reach traditionally used the husks of cicadas as an offering to the Daedric Princes.

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A clam

A species of bivalve mollusks. Their meat can be used as a source of food.

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A clannfear

Clannfear are reptilian Daedra that resemble a lizard with a large, bony crest on their head and a sharp beak and talons. They walk on two legs and use their clawed arms and sharp beaks as weapons. They are generally thought to be of animal intelligence, though it is possible that they are intelligent enough to be communicated with at times. They are known to serve many Daedric Princes and can be found throughout the various planes of Oblivion.


A Clawrunner

Clawrunners are small, pale-scaled, orange eyed, horned bipedal creatures native to the area of the Western Reach region that overlaps with Hammerfell. They are part of a reptilian species, their relatives being Wickeders and Bounders. These creatures collectively have appear to have backs that are lined in plates of armored scales, pointed mouths that are almost as large as the rest of their body, and they all have an area of exposed gums visible from their face. Clawrunners have the ability to paralyze their opponents. Their skin is known to have powerful alchemical effects.

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Cliff DarterEdit

A Cliff Darter

Cliff Darters are small, feathered flying creatures that can be found throughout Morrowind. They are related to Cliff Racers, Cliff Striders and Scuttlers.[16]

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Cliff RacerEdit

Cliff Racer

Cliff Racers are large flying creatures found throughout Morrowind, and are related to Cliff Striders and Cliff Darters. They are very aggressive and will attack anyone in sight. Cliff Racers have good vision range, and will often detect and follow travelers without being noticed. This can result in swarms of them descending upon the unwary adventurer. Due to their pest like nature, Cliff Racers were eventually driven from Vvardenfell by Saint Jiub the Eradicator, although they have been known to exist in mainland Morrowind well into the Fourth Era.

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Cliff StriderEdit

Cliff Strider

Cliff Striders were a species of large, winged, reptilian creatures found in Vvardenfell. They are related to Cliff Racers, and the two species existed contemporaneously. Unlike Cliff Racers, Cliff Striders had great difficulty flying despite their wings, and consequently spent their lives on the ground. Young Cliff Striders are named Cliff Skippers. In the mid-Second Era, one Thetys Ramarys of Balmora took pity on the Cliff Striders and began to breed them into a strain that she hoped would eventually dominate Vvardenfell's skies and stalk prey over long distances. However, by the late Third Era, Cliff Striders were exterminated by the Ash Blight.[17] Cliff Stider anatomy is very similar to the hackwing, and they may be possibly related to them. Some historians theorize the relation resulted from Dark Elves raiding Black Marsh for thousands of years to bring back things they deemed valuable, such as slave labor, livestock, and critters.[18]

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Cold-Flame AtronachEdit

A Cold-Flame Atronach

A powerful Elemental Daedra native to a pocket realm of Oblivion called the Fourth Sinus of Takubar. The cold-flame atronach summons an essence of cold fire, and has a freezing ambiance that notably drops the temperature nearby, the same way the flame atronach gives off heat.

Cold-flame atronachs came to serve Molag Bal after an incident involving a flame atronach which led to their banishment from Coldharbour. A concerned denizen wanted find a hovering sentry that possessed the flame atronach's same expressionless violence to fill the void they left behind. After searching over 37,000 planes and realms, he found a suitable replacement on the Fourth Sinus of Takubar. Cold-flame atronachs served as sentries in Coldharbour during the Planemeld.

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Copper-Tongued SkinkEdit

Copper-Tongued Skink

A species of lizard known for its incredibly robust constitution, it can happily eat most poisonous foods without being any worse for wear. These lizards can be specially trained to sniff out and eat anything poisonous. They can be found in Murkmire though their abilities see them in use elsewhere.

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Coral CrabEdit

A coral crab

Large sandcrabs that are often found with coral growing on them. They are found along the coastlines of Summerset Isle and Artaeum.

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Corprus HuskEdit

Corprus Husk

Corprus Husks are deranged victims of the dreaded Corprus disease, which has no known cure. Their skin becomes stretched by great purple boils and they attack everything in sight. They expel infected bodily fluids and vapors, in combat and in death, causing a great risk of infection for their victims.

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Corprus StalkerEdit

A corprus stalker

Deranged and deformed victims of the dreaded Corprus disease which has no known cure. Great care must be taken when confronting these creatures as they have become incredibly tough due to the disease, and may infect you with Corprus. They are capable of regenerating damaged health.

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Corrupted ShadeEdit

A corrupted shade

Corrupted Shades are black, skeletal humanoid ghosts that were created in 4E 201 by a powerful Necromancer who operated out of Meridia's temple on Mount Kilkreath.[19]

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A cow

Cows are large, docile, domesticated animals common throughout High Rock, Hammerfell, and Skyrim, especially on farms, where they primarily eat hay. Cows from Skyrim are also called highland aurochs, and are used for their meat,[20] dairy,[21] and hide.[22] They are sometimes given to Giants by local farmers as an offering.

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A crocodile

A large reptile that can be found in swamps and near rivers throughout Tamriel. There are many uses for the parts harvested from a crocodile. Necklaces made from these teeth may be worn by young Argonians during their maturation trial.[23] Crocodile hide makes for both sturdy and attractive armor, while baked crocodile tongue is a dish commonly found in Black Marsh.[24][25] White crocodiles are extremely rare.[26]

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A crow

Black birds that can be found all over Tamriel. A group of crows is called a "murder". They are commonly associated with the Daedric Prince Nocturnal.[27][28] They should not be confused with their daedric counterparts, Crow Daedra. Crows are sometimes cooked and eaten, and some Nordic platters exist to serve them in three ways: stuffed, roasted and boiled.[29] Scarecrows are kept in fields to keep crows away from crops.

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Crow DaedraEdit

A Crow Daedra

Crow Daedra are one of many Daedric species that mimic those found on Nirn. They are associated with the Daedric Prince Nocturnal. They resemble real crows but differ in that they can talk and they have unnatural glowing purple eyes. They have their own feudal courts, the most notable of which are the Blackfeather Court and their rivals, the Exarchs of Dross. They do not consider themselves Daedra and instead think themselves to be real crows. They enjoy eating fleshy bits of mortal bodies, such as eyes. They also have a tendency to collect shiny objects.

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Cuttlefish are aquatic cephalopods that are visually similar to octopuses. Inkspur Cuttlefish can be found in Blackwood.


  1. ^ Camel locations in ESO
  2. ^ a b Hammerfell Camel mount description
  3. ^ The purpose of the traders' camels from The Traders' Terror in ESO
  4. ^ Crafting Motif 28: Ra Gada StyleLady Cinnabar of Taneth: boots
  5. ^ Gerrick's dialogue in Redguard
  6. ^ Canary Down Neck-Pillow item description in ESO
  7. ^ Cardinal-Feather Quill item description in ESO
  8. ^ Daggerfall User's Guide
  9. ^ Centipede-Leg Writing Instrument item descriptions in ESO
  10. ^ Keshu: The Rites of Maturity, Part 1Peek-Ereel, Friend and Confidant to Keshu the Black Fin
  11. ^ Riverwood White Hen flavor text
  12. ^ Mara's Spring Chicken flavor text
  13. ^ Daemon Chicken flavor text
  14. ^ Meet the Character - High King SvargrimPjetr the Skald, of the Bards College
  15. ^ Mystery of the Chub LoonZabia-ko
  16. ^ Morrowind Fauna, Part OneHolia Asellio
  17. ^ Vvardenfell Then and Now on the official ESO website
  18. ^ Loremaster's Archive: Murkmire Q&A — Jee-Lar
  19. ^ Events of The Break of Dawn in Skyrim
  20. ^ Dialogue with Gwinor
  21. ^ Dialogue with Denskar Earth-Turner
  22. ^ Genuine Auroch-Hide Bags name
  23. ^ Chukka Sei Necklace item description in ESO
  24. ^ Chanil-Wei's dialogue in ESO
  25. ^ Ogzar's dialogue in ESO
  26. ^ White Crocodile Hide Valise item description in ESO
  27. ^ Obsidian Crow item description in ESO
  28. ^ Crow symbology in the Ebonshadow Style book
  29. ^ Bleakrock Crow Trio Platter item description in ESO