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Painted Troll[edit]

A painted troll

Painted trolls are a strange form of troll created by the Brush of Truepaint. They are weak against turpentine, which can be applied to a weapon as poison when fighting them. The first six trolls were created in 3E 433 as guardians by a foolish Bosmer or Altmer thief (reports vary) who tried to steal the brush from its owner, Rythe Lythandas. The trolls turned on their creator and killed him.[1] The fat of Painted Trolls is very useful in alchemy, and by 4E 201 Rythe was apparently creating his own trolls in order to extract the rare ingredient.[2]

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A pangrit

Pangrits are spiky, bipedal creatures that are visually comparable to a cross between a guar and a shark.[3] They dwell along Abecean shores, and are stubborn and often dull-witted.[4] Juvenile pangrits are known as nymphlings, and do not possess the spikes of the adults.[5]

Pangrits are similar to guar in that they are easy to train and their meat is edible. They are apparently delicious with a honey glaze or spice berry sauce.[3] Tame pangrits can be found in the company of Hadolids, who train them for war and use them as beasts of burden.[6][7] They can also grow large enough to serve as mounts. Their origins are unknown: rumor has it the pangrit was created by the Hadolids, but these claims are unverified. Some believe that pangrits are simply tamed beasts, as created creatures would likely be more intelligent.[7]

Pangrit spit possesses waterproofing properties.[8]

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Pariah Scamp[edit]

Pariah Scamps are tiny Daedra from Malacath's Ashpit, described as small, black, foul-smelling homonculi. They possess a unique power known as Pariah's Vision Diversion, which causes mortals to not notice them, because they look everywhere the scamps aren't. A mortal can temporarily gain this power by eating a pariah scamp.

The magic used to summon them is fairly unreliable. Scrolls prepared for the summons must be used within a day of inscription. The binding is also volatile and subject to Aetheric decay. The scamps can apparently be summoned in a dormant state, which is useful for those looking to store them until they need to eat one. Pariah scamps should be stored deep underground and far away from each other as a precaution to prevent their proximity to one another from awakening them.[9]

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A Parrapton

Parraptons[UOL 1] are insects typically the size of horses that are used as aerial mounts by House Dres,[10] and are kept in stables resembling tall saltrice silos. They are a species of giant wasps, they have multifaceted eyes and other qualities reminiscent of them.[10][UOL 1] Following a strict hierarchy, approval from the queen is needed to ride her children, who is a behemoth twice the size of her kin. Such an audience must not be taken lightly, for she may deny a request for fear for her children's safety. Furthermore, the queen also handpicks which of her children is best fit for the rider. Riders powder their hands and rub them together to signal to their parrapton, which depending on context, will signal when they are to fly or land. A parrapton is no longer a drone when the queen selects a mate.[UOL 1]


A parrot named Orsone

Parrots are birds with colorful plumage that are capable of speech. They are often kept as pets. Gerrick, an Altmer merchant who lived on Stros M'Kai, had a parrot that revealed the location of buried treasure to Cyrus.[11]

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Pearl Oyster[edit]

A pearl oyster

Pearl oysters (or simply oysters) are a species of bivalve mollusks found on the coasts of Solstheim that are similar to clams and kollops. Like clams and kollops, oysters produce pearls. Oysters are part of Cyrodiilic cultural cuisine, and are served alive in their shells.[12]

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The Aurbic Phoenix

Phoenixes are mythical creatures present in Altmeri and Bretonic folklore. Little is known about phoenixes except that they are known for their longevity and their intense red plumage.[13] Aurbic Phoenix imagery is associated with the school of Restoration.

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A dead pheasant

Pheasants are wildfowl often hunted for their meat, which is then salted and roasted.

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A pig

Pigs are common farm animals, raised for their meat. There are various breeds, such as the bristlegut pig, which is a cross between a domestic pig and a Skyrim boar; the white-coated pink pearl pig; as well as the black-and-white Psijic Domino Pig bred on the island of Artaeum, smart enough to count to five and learn to recognize its name.

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Pine Thrush[edit]

A Pine Thrush Nest

The Pine Thrush is a bird that can be found throughout southern Skyrim's forested areas like Falkreath Hold and The Rift. Compared to the common chicken egg, a Pine Thrush's egg is a lot harder to come by but it can replace it just as easily in Sweet Nog, a popular warming drink in Nordic cuisine.[14] Their eggs are also used in alchemy. It can restore the consumer's stamina, but also make them susceptible to poisons. Pine Thrushes are not native to Black Marsh.[15]

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Plague Husk[edit]

A Plague Husk

Plague husks are violent, feral, and seemingly undead victims of the Llodos Plague, a contagious disease. Those that do not die in the late stages of the disease become these zombified creatures.[16]

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The Pollywog is an aquatic life stage of the Grummites of the Shivering Isles. They are born from the egg sacs that Grummite females hang above water, out of the reach of their aquatic predators. The Pollywog quickly grows limbs, and turns into an amphibious Baliwog within weeks.

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Porcupines are small[17] rodents, known for their spines which become erect when they are agitated.[18] They were the namesake of various inns and taverns in the late Third Era.[19]

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Porpoises are aquatic mammals that live in the Eltheric Ocean around the island-kingdom of Pyandonea. They are constantly hunted by the Maormer because of their blissfulness, and their expressive joy. Their hide is often fashioned in traditional Pyandonean belts, seen on their armor and clothes.[20]

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Prairie Dog[edit]

A Prairie Dog

Prairie Dogs are small rodents found in northern Valenwood. They were introduced there by Wood Elf tribes to help maintain the overall health of the forest.[21] Deepsnow Prairie Dogs are a breed of prairie dogs that are native to Skyrim. Their white fur helps them blend into the mountains of Skyrim, as they are known to be delicious by the native Nords.[22] They are not related to actual dogs.

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Psijic Mascot[edit]

Psjiic pony, bear, guar, wolf, and senche

Psjiic Mascots are creatures of the Psijic Order's design, said to be illusory constructs created from Magicka and conjured in the shape of their conjurer's desired creature form.[23] They are distinguishable from common fauna by having arcane body imprints that the Order's monks use themselves.[24] Although the beasts most commonly have a blue runic psijic imprints imbued within them, some are conjured with red imprints that represent a monk's regrettable choices.[23] Some are conjured for use as pets, and others are conjured in a mature form to use as warmounts.[25] There are rumors that the Psijics use them as portable storage batteries of Magicka.[26]

There is also speculation on if the mascots are truly magic constructs or rather real animals with an enchanted appearance. The Psijics refuse to clarify the true nature of these creatures.[26]

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Pumpkin Spectre[edit]

A Pumpkin Spectre

Pumpkin Spectres are humanoid pumpkin creatures native to the demi-plane of Detritus.[27] Visions of these nightmarish beings are summoned by hedge wizards during the Witches Festival, a holiday that takes place on the 13th of Frostfall each year.[28]

Hollowjack is a Pumpkin Spectre and a Daedra Lord who rules over Detritus, although it is unknown if all Pumpkin Spectres are Daedra.[29] Hollowjack sometimes summons these creatures to Tamriel during the Witches Festival to torment mortals.[27]

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King Narilmor, an ancient Ayleid willingly purified by Meridia

The Purified are beings that have been lustrated for purification by the Daedric Prince Meridia. For mortals, this usually involves being stripped of their free will and bestowed with the gift of immortality for the purpose of serving her for all eternity. The Purified are imbued with a golden radiance within their bodies that causes them to emit a glow from beneath their skin. Beings who join the ranks of the Purified include those who willingly pledge themselves to Meridia's service, as well the unwilling, such as those who defy her. They are also referred to as Lustrants by Molag Bal's Dremora minions, though this is sometimes used as a catch-all term to refer to Meridia's followers.

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A supposed pygmy skull

Pygmies were a diminutive humanoid species that supposedly inhabited the Shivering Isles. They are said to have all been eaten by the Grummites.[30] Their skeletal remains can be found scattered throughout the Isles. The skull of a pygmy was one of the objects on display at the Museum of Oddities in Dementia circa 3E 433.[31]

The word pygmy is used in Tamriel to describe comparatively small creatures, such as with the Pygmy Sunfish and Weeping Pygmy Shark.

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  1. ^ A Brush with Death quest in Oblivion
  2. ^ Elgrim's dialogue in Skyrim
  3. ^ a b Bolga's Guide to Galen BeastsBolga gra-Bur, Huntswoman of Mistral
  4. ^ Scarlet War Pangrit mount description in ESO
  5. ^ Pangrit Nymphling pet description in ESO
  6. ^ There are Pangrits serving the Hadolids within Graven Deep in ESO: Lost Depths
  7. ^ a b Turquoise War Pangrit mount description in ESO
  8. ^ Crafting Motif 114: Systres Guardian StyleZoellene Ruqueville, Scholar and Former Guard
  9. ^ Naryu's Journal/WrothgarNaryu Virian
  10. ^ a b The Origin of Cyrus!Michael Kirkbride
  11. ^ Events of Redguard
  12. ^ The Feast of Saint Coellicia IIArfons Jellicandante, Expert on Nibenese Cuisine
  13. ^ The Flight of Gryphons
  14. ^ The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook/Recipe List
  15. ^ Ukatsei's dialogue in ESO
  16. ^ Nostrum's Notes
  17. ^ Nulfaga's dialogue in Daggerfall
  18. ^ Urgarlag Chief-bane's dialogue in ESO: Shadows of the Hist
  19. ^ The names of various Taverns in Daggerfall
  20. ^ Crafting Motif 64: Pyandonean StyleTelenger the Artificer
  21. ^ South Weald Prairie Dog pet description in ESO
  22. ^ Deepsnow Prairie Dog pet description in ESO
  23. ^ a b Senche Cub of Scarlet Regret pet description in ESO
  24. ^ Body Imprint of the Psijic Order Body Marking description in ESO
  25. ^ Psijic Escort Charger mount description in ESO
  26. ^ a b Psijic Mascot Senche Cub pet description in ESO
  27. ^ a b Pumpkin Spectres in ESO
  28. ^ Elder Scrolls Online - Crown Store Showcase
  29. ^ Flavor text for Pumpkin Spectre Mask and Hollowjack Spectre Mask
  30. ^ Una Armina's dialogue in Oblivion: Shivering Isles
  31. ^ Events of Oblivion: Shivering Isles

Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.

  1. ^ a b c Ted Peterson's posts in The Blue Dawn