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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 dislikesdislike 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}}}}