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Baan Dar, the Bandit God[edit]

Baan Dar (known as "the Bandit God," the "Man of a Thousand Faces," or "the Pariah") is the trickster spirit that is worshipped by the Khajiit of Elsweyr, but is known to have influence in places such as Valenwood. In his Khajiiti aspect, the Pariah manifests as the cleverness or desperate genius of the long-suffering Khajiit, outplaying their mortal enemies, the humans and the elves. The nature of Baan Dar is a topic of speculation by scholars across the continent, believed by some to be more than an entity of tricks, but a powerful force that shapes the land and lives of the people in its wake, for the better. Baan Dar's name has been used liberally through the provinces, it has been used by the traveling merchant tribe, the Baandari Pedlars, while the criminal malcontent often refer to themselves in groups as the Baan Dars or the Bandits. His domain is known as the Five Fingers Dance.

Boethiah[edit]

Boethiah (also spelled Boethia, or Boethra to the Khajiit people), is the Daedric Prince who rules over deceit, conspiracy, secret plots of murder, assassination, treason, and unlawful overthrow of authority. Also known as the Prince of Plots, the Dark Warrior, Deceiver of Nations, Queen of Shadows, and Goddess of Destruction, Boethiah loves competition and battle, and is depicted as a great caped warrior, often in a stoic pose. While typically depicted as male, Boethiah is occasionally referred to as female.

Championed by the Prophet Veloth, Boethiah is considered by the Dark Elves to be their original god-ancestor. Through his illuminations, the eventual Chimer, or Changed Folk, renounced all ties to the Aldmer and founded a new nation based on Daedric principles. Veloth and his movement were staunchly opposed by the followers of Trinimac, a powerful ancestor spirit of the Aldmer. In response, Boethiah took on Trinimac's form (supposedly by eating him) and proceeded to deride and humiliate him before his followers before corrupting and transforming him into Malacath and his followers into the Orsimer. All manner of Dark Elven cultural 'advances' are attributed to Boethiah, from philosophy to magic to 'responsible' architecture. Ancient Velothi allegories are foundation stories of Chimeri struggle where Boethiah uniformly succeeds against enemies of every type. The Tribunal Temple taught that he was the "anticipation" of the living god Almalexia, while the New Temple preaches that he has reclaimed his rightful position.

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