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Nase[edit]

A nase

A type of fish that can be found in Rivenspire.

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Nedic Eel[edit]

A Nedic eel

A type of fish that can be found in Craglorn.

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Nelma[edit]

A nelma

A type of fish that can be found in the cold waters of the Wrothgarian Mountains.

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Nereid[edit]

A nereid

Nereids are mer-like, feminine water creatures that can often be heard singing. They are able to use several water spells as attacks.

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Netch[edit]

A family of netch

Netch are large and generally peaceful creatures that resemble airborne jellyfish with the size and disposition of cattle, floating through the air supported by internal sacks of magical gases. Although male ("Bull") netch are larger than the female ("Betty"), and sometimes possess the ability to poison their opponents, the latter can be provoked into aggression more easily. They are usually peaceful but can be defensive of their territory, particularly during breeding season. Netch are often domesticated in Morrowind, mainly due to their hides making good quality leather, although the skin contains a toxin that renders the meat inedible.[1] While feral Betties usually keep a harem of several Bulls, herders often keep the female-male ratio low for faster breeding. Some wild families appeared in Solstheim in the Fourth Era, perhaps drawn by the familiar flora that had grown up in the southern ashlands following the Red Year. The jelly that secretes from their carcasses contains a harmless venom that paralyzes the nervous system.

There exist two other unique variants of netch. The Mossy Netch can most commonly be found in the West Gash region of Vvardenfell and differ in appearance by having a green bioluminescence. The Rosy Netch is native to the foyadas of the Molag Amur region and have a unique red bioluminescence.

Netches are related to the Swamp Jellies of Black Marsh. Some historians theorize that the relation may be a result of the Dunmer raiding Black Marsh for thousands of years in an effort to bring back things they deemed valuable, such as slave labor, livestock,and critters. [2]

  • Variations: Betty Netch, Bull Netch, Mossy Netch, Netch Calf, Rosy Netch

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Netch-Hook Eel[edit]

A netch-hook eel

A type of fish that can be found in Vvardenfell.

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Nibenay Trout[edit]

A Nibenay trout

A green type of fish that can be found in Cyrodiil.

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Nightmare Courser[edit]

A Nightmare Courser

The Nightmare Courser is a Daedra that takes the form of a black, flame-wreathed horse. Many conflicting legends surround its mysterious origins, although it is associated with Mehrunes Dagon. It is sometimes used by mortals as a mount, although its chaotic temperament makes this a difficult task. Although superficially similar in appearance, the Courser bears no relation to the Hell Hound.[3]

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Nirn Flounder[edit]

A Nirn flounder

A type of fish that can be found in Craglorn.

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Nix-Hound[edit]

A Nix-Hound

A medium-sized predator which has been known to hunt in packs.

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Nix-Ox[edit]

A Nix-Ox

Nix-Oxen are insectoid creatures that were found on the island of Vvardenfell. By the late Third Era, the Ash Blight had wiped out Nix-Oxen from Vvardenfell.[UOL 1]

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Nixad[edit]

A Nixad

A nimble and passive humanoid insect commonly found in the Gold Coast region of Cyrodiil and on the islands of Summerset and Vvardenfell.

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Nordic Barnacle[edit]

A Nordic barnacle cluster

A species of barnacles found in the waters of Skyrim.

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Northpoint Cod[edit]

A Northpoint cod

A type of fish that can be found in Rivenspire.

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Numidium[edit]

Anumidium, as seen in Divine Metaphysics

Numidium (or Anumidium), also known as the Brass God, the Prime Gestalt, the Brass Tower, Walk-Brass, and Big Walker, was a gigantic golem of Dwemer origin. Numidium was constructed by Tonal Architect Lord Kagrenac to be a new god, powered by the Heart of Lorkhan, to retake Resdayn from the Chimer and make the Dwemer race immortal. The Dwemer disappeared from Tamriel before Numidium could be activated, though their disappearance is possibly directly related to this endeavor.

Numidium was, in practice, a weapon of devastating power; it was used by Emperor Tiber Septim to complete his conquest of Tamriel at the end of the Second Era, but was destroyed afterward. The golem was rebuilt and reactivated centuries later, and became the center of the phenomenon known as the Warp in the West, after which it was destroyed again. A second Numidium, Akulakhan, was partially constructed by Dagoth Ur a few years later. However, the destruction of Kagrenac's enchantments on the Heart of Lorkhan prevented its activation.

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Nymph[edit]

A nymph

A beautiful creature, but not without its danger. Nymphs require silver or better weapons to be harmed, have some inherent magical abilities, and drain their opponents' fatigue in addition to health. Nymphs have their own melodious tongue, which sounds similar to Ayleidoon and faerie but shares none of the vocabulary.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Stonefalls and DeshaanFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  2. ^ Loremaster's Archive: Murkmire Q&A — Jee-Lar
  3. ^ Lyranth the Foolkiller Answers Your QuestionsLyranth the Foolkiller

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Vvardenfell Then and Now on the official ESO website