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Some of the architectural accomplishments of the Khajiit involve taming various environments. The city of [[Lore:Rimmen|Rimmen]] is a great example, which functions as a man made oasis maintained by artificial canals and great aqueducts.{{Ref|name=GtNE|{{Cite Book|Guide to Northern Elsweyr}}}} Other examples include rock-cut architecture, which involves many Khajiiti stone buildings built into cliff faces.{{ref|name=ESORockCut|[[Online:Temple of the Hidden Moon|Temple of the Hidden Moon]] and other places that appear in [[Online:Elsweyr|ESO: Elsweyr]] and [[ON:Dragonhold|ESO: Dragonhold]]}} The Khajiit have also tamed the realm of the moon Jode, erecting Khajiiti temples there which ancient Khajiiti Moon-Priests once visited to honor the moons.{{ref|name=ESOKhamira|[[Online:Khamira|Khamira]]'s dialogue in [[Online:Elsweyr|ESO: Elsweyr]]}}
 
The oppressive climate of Elsweyr makes it impractical to wear heavy clothing and armor. The typical [[#Morphology|bipedal Khajiit]] dresses in an ample shawl of brightly-colored cloth, known as a budi, for defense against the harsh rays of the sun. This shirt is tightly fastened in braids down the right side, to prevent any part of the torso fur from being seen, as the exposure of such in public is deemed both offensive and unsightly.{{ref|name=PGE1E}} Khajiit martial efficiency is a priority in Khajiiti culture, and armor and weapons are built for their naturally lithe frames and dexterity. The lightest of armor is quilted or padded with cloth around the midriff and vital areas.{{ref|name=KAA|{{Cite Book|Khajiiti Arms and Armor}}}} Medium-weight armor is exquisitely fashioned from loose-fitting leather, and the heaviest armor is leather overlaid with lacquered and highly-burnished metal plates. As Khajiit dislikedislikes restraint, only under the most harrowing of conditions will they don full battle armor. Khajiit are flamboyant in their fashion choices, and as a result, their light armor is often mistaken for flamboyant clothing.{{ref|name=KAA}} Furthermore, most Khajiit bedeck themselves with jewelry, trinkets, and occasionally even herbs such as [[Lore:Nightshade|Nightshade]].{{ref|name=SFOT|{{Cite Book|Special Flora of Tamriel}}}} Their tattoos often have a deep cultural and religious significance, as they signify their race, tribe, and the gods of their worship.{{ref|name=PGE1E}}
 
The Khajiit of [[Lore:Anequina|Anequina]] and [[Lore:Pellitine|Pellitine]] developed visually distinct styles of armor and weapons. Anequina Khajiit base their equipment off of the fashion of [[Lore:Darloc Brae|Darloc Brae]]. Although iconography of the moons is consistent within Khajiit equipment, Anequina styled armor in comparison delves heavily into lunar imagery. Every piece of Anequina styled armor typically features their image to show reverence. The Khajiit of Pellitine design their armor to intimidate, such as their helmets being shaped to look like snarling cat-demons. Regardless of region, Khajiiti weapons are designed to be lightweight, and boots and gloves are designed to have claws uncovered. To the Khajiiti people, exposed claws are necessary for dexterous hand movements, and to ensure that they can never truly be disarmed.{{ref|name=CM73|{{Cite Book|Crafting Motif 73: Anequina Style|ns_base=ON}}}}{{ref|name=CM74|{{Cite Book|Crafting Motif 74: Pellitine Style|ns_base=ON}}}}
The following is a list of Khajiit clans whose names are known. Other clans exist, but have not been named and are not included in the list. For Khajiit [[Lore:Vampire|vampire]] clans, see the following list [[Lore:Vampire#Elsweyr|here]].
 
*The [[Lore:Baandari Pedlars|Baandari Pedlars]] (or simply the '''Baandari''') are a clan of nomadic Khajiiti merchants that travel all over [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]], going as far as the northern regions of the {{Lore Link|Iliac Bay}} and the {{Lore Link|Western Reach}}, or the elven territories of {{Lore Link|Valenwood}} and the {{Lore Link|Summerset Isles}}. Despite the animosity they experience from the other races, they are inclusive when it comes to recruiting non -Khajiit into their ranks.{{ref|name=ESOBP|Non Khajiit [[Online:Baandari Peddler|Baandari Peddler]]s appearances in [[Online:Dark Brotherhood|ESO: Dark Brotherhood]]}} They live by a code of conduct known as the ''"Baandari Code,"'' which states that loose items are rightfully salvageable, the peddlers must indulge clients in prophecies they want to believe in, and guarantee them of a product's utmost value and versatility. The Baandari Clan live by this lifestyle and with no other alternative as it is set in stone.{{Ref|name=CotBP|{{Cite Book|Code of the Baandari Pedlars}}}} They considered themselves the ''"wandering litter"'' of Baan Dar, the Bandit God of southern Tamriel. They adopt the god's will, as seen in their name.{{Ref|name=ESONisuzi|[[Online:Nisuzi|Nisuzi]]'s dialogue in [[Online:Elsweyr|ESO: Elsweyr]]}}{{ref|name=VOFTK}}
 
*The Duneguard Outwalkers, formally known as the Dakarn Clan, were Khajiit brigands that waged war with the {{Lore Link|Vinedusk Rangers}} of {{Lore Link|Valenwood}}, across the provincial border in {{Lore Link|Reaper's March}}. They were active in the late years of the {{Lore Link|Second Empire}}. Remnants of this clan became known by itstheir current name, the Duneguard Outwalkers.{{Ref|name=ALP|{{Cite Book|A Looter's Paradise}}}}
 
*F’aashe, not much is known about them but they inhabited a region of Elsweyr west of Rimmen during the [[Lore:Umbriel Crisis|Umbriel Crisis]], and were a free clan barred entry from Rimmen. Due to the scarcity of Moon-sugar in their region yet being plentiful in the xenophobic city of Rimmen, some among their warriors agreed to accompany [[Lore:Attrebus Mede|Attrebus Mede]] to stop the flying city [[Lore:Umbriel|Umbriel]] as thanks for purchasing the vital product from Rimmen. They traveled through various planes of Oblivion hoping to reach Vvardenfell before Umbriel did, and the Khajiiti warriors that accompanied Mede perished within the Hunting Grounds to allow Attrebus to escape from Hircine's pursuit.{{ref|name=TIC}}
The morphology of Khajiit is determined at their date of birth,{{ref|name=TMCATD|{{Cite Book|The Moon Cats and their Dance}}}} intrinsically tied to the phases of [[Lore:Jone|Jone]] and [[Lore:Jode|Jode]], the [[Lore:Lunar Lattice|Lunar Lattice]]{{ref|name=MBHAYQ|{{Cite Book|Moon Bishop Hunal Answers Your Questions}}}}, also known as the ja-Kha'jay{{ref|name=VOFTK}}. After birth, Khajiit look very similar and smaller than human newborns. Within weeks after, their individual morphology becomes more clear, and their growth is faster than that of humans.{{ref|group=UOL|name=IWTB}} The lifespan of Khajiit is around the same as men.{{ref|name=AUAVP4}}
 
Once a Khajiit's shape was determined on birth, it will stay for the rest of their life. It is not to be compared to shape -shifting, as {{Future Link|Lycanthropy}}. Such is considered heretical to the Lunar Lattice,{{ref|name=MBHAYQ}} but possible.{{ref|name=Nusana|[[ON:Nusana|Nusana]] as encountered in [[ON:Online|ESO]]}}
 
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