- Nasty characters. Puff adders with legs and arms, seven feet tall, eight when they're mad. Come from the inner swamp, and they don't like it here much so they're particularly peevish. — The Argonian Account
The Nagas are a little-known tribe of Argonians that live in the deep parts of Black Marsh. Nagas have some distinct differences in their appearance compared to the Argonians most commonly seen throughout Tamriel. They are described as having "huge mouths filled with dripping needle-like fangs". Nagas usually stands from seven to eight feet tall, and are described as 'puff adders', suggesting snake-like features.
When Imperial interests were attempting to maintain plantations in Argonia, the Nagas generally acted as highway robbers; however, following the cessation of these efforts, they have since left the roads and have gone back into the inner swamps.
- A few details which were found in early Murkmire information suggest the Nagas are a distant relative of Argonians.[OOG 1] Various accounts suggest their appearances can be similar to snakes, toads, or cuddlefish. The Ghost People were a particular Naga tribe, said to have dwelt in the fetid swamps within Murkmire. Their name was given due to their near translucent skin and reputation as stealers of the dead. The Concept Art from this time also suggests they have an appearance more akin to fish than snakes.
Note: the following references are not found in-game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.