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Lame Corprus[edit]

A lame corprus

Lame corprus are deformed and deranged victims in the advanced stages of the dreaded Corprus Disease. The disease greatly increases the victim's strength and abilities which makes them dangerous opponents, in addition to the fact that you can catch the incurable disease from them. They are able to regenerate themselves.

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Lamia[edit]

A lamia

Lamias (or Lamiae) are a species of amphibious beastfolk. They have a serpentine appearance, with the torso of a woman and the tail of a snake. Despite appearing to be exclusively female, it is assumed they are hermaphroditic. They are initially incredibly protective of their eggs, though they later abandon them and leave the immature Lamiae to fend for themselves. Found in various parts of Tamriel, they can live in water or on land, although they rarely venture far from the water, and are known to take up residence in abandoned ruins. Some desert Lamias also reside in Hammerfell. Lamias are larger than most other mortal races, and according to one unconfirmed fable, are capable of interbreeding with them. They appear to be cold-blooded and are known to lounge in the sun.

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Land Coral[edit]

Several Bioluminescent, possibly sentient Land Coral

Land Coral is a bizarre, bioluminescent, and possibly sentient coral species that grows on land. They can very rarely be found on land along the Inner Sea on both inner Morrowind and Vvardenfell. They come shaped as Antler Coral of a variety of sizes, with the potential to grow large enough to tower above the landscape. They give off a natural firelike bioluminescent glow.

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Land Dreugh[edit]

A land dreugh

Land Dreugh are crab-like creatures that are a common but dangerous target for hunters after their armored hide and the unique wax from their shells. Sometimes called "billies", Land Dreugh are more aggressive and territorial than aquatic dreugh. The Land Dreugh are commonly accepted to be a unique stage in the life-cycle of the normally aquatic dreugh, which undergo karvinasim for a single year and emerge onto land to breed.[1]. After the year of karvinasim, the dreugh return to the sea, shedding their air organs in a process known as meff.[2] However, other scholars are of the opinion that Land Dreugh are a completely separate species, only distantly related to the intelligent aquatic Dreugh. [3]

Leech[edit]

A Leech

Leeches are blood sucking parasitic worms that can found in swamps and marshes, often in stagnant water.[4] The Shadowfen Creeping Leech is a type of leech that can be found in Shadowfen at certain times of the year. The Moray Leech can be found in the waters of Coldharbour.[5]

The Ebony Blade is sometimes known as "the Sword of Leeches",[6] or simply "the Leech".[7]

Lemur[edit]

A Lemur

Lemurs are a type of primate,[8] very similar to monkeys. Sugarsnow Monkeys are a species of lemur known for stealing moon sugar.[9] Lemurs are the namesake of certain enchanted fur helmets found in Cyrodiil.[8]

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Lich[edit]

A lich

Liches are undead necromancers which have embraced the power of lichdom, the most sophisticated form of Undeath. It is commonly done by transferring their soul into an object called a 'Phylactery', which is usually a jar or a chest. They are typically selfish and power-hungry, destroying all in their search for souls to repair the Phylactery. Extremely intelligent and powerful, a commonly held myth is that if the Phylactery is destroyed the lich will also be destroyed; however, the Phylactery simply serves as a vessel during the transference, and once the necromancer has transcended the Phylactery is of no consequence. A weaker variant of lich is the Nether Lich, which can appear spectral in comparison to a normal lich.

Lion[edit]

A Lion

Lions are large, predatory felines found mainly in Cyrodiil, Hew's Bane, Bangkorai, and Reaper's March. A female lion is known as a lioness.[10] Desert lions are a species found in the Alik'r Desert.[11] The Black Mane lion is evidently named after the black mane their species has. They are used by the Bi-Lunar Guard as mounts at the Palace of the Mane near Torval, and riding one near them is considered taboo.[12]

The difference, if any, between lions and senche-lions is unclear. The names are sometimes used interchangeably.[13]

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Lizard[edit]

A lizard

Lizards are small reptiles that can often be seen basking in the sun, their habitats include deserts or more tropical environs.[14] Lizards are typically harmless, living on a diet of small bugs, but some are poisonous, or feast on live flesh. It can be nearly impossible to tell harmless ones apart from the deadly species.[15] Lizards are able to smell with their tongues and can make good trackers.[16] Xaht lizards are very small lizards that inhabit Blackwood.[17] Other species of lizard include ancestor lizards, chameleons, geckos, and skinks.

Lizard Bull[edit]

The Lizard Bulls are a mysterious race of beasts indigenous to the islands along the coast of Pyandonea. They were accidentally discovered during the Interregnum on an ill-fated expedition to Pyandonea by a crew of pirates, who were led by the infamous Captain Wereshark. Due to both the immediate hostility between the two parties and their sheer remoteness from Tamriel, little is known about them beyond what was documented during this expedition.

Captain Wereshark's first mate described them as massive quadrupedal monstrosities, wielding "glittering trident(s) shiny as one you'd see carried by some stuffy Altmer Queensguard". The first mate theorized that they may have killed the inhabitants of the island who lived within the stick huts scattered throughout, though whether any other race ever truly lived there was left unclear.

Lizard Bulls are extremely durable and skilled at combat, with just eight of them of defeating an entire Maormeri armada. Their level of intelligence is unfortunately unknown, as Wereshark's crew never had a chance to speak to them prior to their mage assaulting one with a fireball to the face.

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Lizard-Steed[edit]

A Senche-Lizard

Lizard-Steeds (sometimes spelled Lizard Steeds) are Useful Lizards shaped by the Hist to look like large animals commonly used as mounts by the people of Tamriel. The Hist shaped them as such to allow the Argonian people to travel long distances in the swamps. Horses, wolves, and other creatures traditionally used as mounts are not suited for long travel through the deep swamp; these mounts can get stuck in the mud, catch sloughskin from fleshflies, or eat poisonous flora and die. Lizard-Steeds do not have such issues.

The origin of the Lizard-Steeds is similar to the Argonians' own origins. The Argonian Parable of Becoming states that the Hist found the humanoid forms of Men and Mer useful, molding the form of the swamp’s lizards after them to create Argonians.

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Lizard Man[edit]

A lizard man

Lizard men (or lizardmen), though once thought to be distant cousins of the Argonians, evidently possess nothing human within them whatsoever. They are a race of carnivorous reptiles, whose use of language stretches only far enough to communicate the location of their prey to the rest of their hunting party, which then move in to attack and feed.[18]

During the Imperial Simulacrum, lizard men were among the beasts that infested Stonekeep during its occupation by goblins working for Golthog the Dark.[19] One was also among the creatures in the animal pens of the Crystal Tower.[20]

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Lobster[edit]

A lobster dish

Lobsters are clawed crustaceans known for their use in Imperial cuisine.[21] Deadrock Lobsters are a species found only in the lake waters of the Telvanni Peninsula.[5] Dreugh meat apparently smells like lobster.[22] Hadolids are sometimes compared to lobsters.[23][24]

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Locust[edit]

Locusts are a type of swarming insect,[25] known to eat crops.[26] In ancient times, the "Chase Away" song was used to ward off cane-locusts.[27] Certain spriggans use a spell known as "Locust Rain".[28]

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Louse[edit]

Lice are tiny parasitic insects that infest fur,[29] hair,[30][31] and feathers.[32][33] They are also known to commonly infest the beds in taverns and inns.[34][35][36][37] One particularly stingy innkeeper who charged for keeping pets in their rooms, would count lice as pets.[38] Some people dismiss groups of people they consider unclean as "lice-ridden".[39][29][40] Kwam-lice are a species found in Morrowind.[UOL 1]

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Lurcher[edit]

A Lurcher

Lurchers are wooden golems of multiple origins, they are described as constructs made from bark, moss, and evil magic.[41] In Valenwood, the Bosmer use the local flora as a base, and other ingredients are added to the mix, such as bug parts to give their lurchers special qualities.[42] The Shimmering Kollopi Tree has seeds can be planted and turn into a vengeful lurchers. In Greenshade, the tribal bosmer see lurchers as gifts from the Wilderking, and "embodiments of the raw energy of the forest".[43] The Bloodthorn Cult performs a perverted ritual using Spriggans as a base, twisting the creatures into lurchers and leaving them a shell of their former selves.[44][45]

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Lurker[edit]

A lurker

Lurkers are large daedric creatures that come from the murky waters of Apocrypha. They appear as tall, fishlike amphibious humanoids with gaping mouths and needle-like teeth described as "towering monstrosities". They have what appears to be armor or thick scales lining their lower arms and legs.

Lynx[edit]

A lynx

Lynxes are small wild cats found in Cyrodiil and Skyrim. They are usually found either sitting or resting on top of bigger rocks and cliffs, often alone or in pairs. They can even be found in the tops of large trees. Lynxes are common in the snow banks east of Morthal.

There are abnormally large species of lynxes that can be used as mounts.[46][47] Most notably, tiger-lynxes that can be found in the West Weald. The cubs of these species are the size of normal adult lynxes.[48]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2920, Sun's DawnCarlovac Townway
  2. ^ Revolting Life Cycle of the DreughFronto Maecilius
  3. ^ Brenus Astis' JournalBrenus Astis
  4. ^ The Pig ChildrenTyston Bane
  5. ^ a b Fishing in ESO
  6. ^ Divayth Fyr's dialogue in ESO: The Deadlands
  7. ^ Item description in Arena
  8. ^ a b Helmet of the Lemur in Oblivion
  9. ^ Sugarsnow Monkey pet description in ESO
  10. ^ Lions and Lionesses in ESO
  11. ^ Desert Lion and Desert Lionesses in ESO
  12. ^ Black Mane Lion mount description in ESO
  13. ^ Haras' dialogue in ESO
  14. ^ Lizards in ESO
  15. ^ LizardsHatiha
  16. ^ Vena's dialogue in ESO
  17. ^ Ioxi-Tulm's dialogue in ESO: Blackwood
  18. ^ Lizard Men description from Arena's manual
  19. ^ Fang Lair quest in Arena
  20. ^ Events of Crystal Tower quest in Arena
  21. ^ Appearance of Leyawiin Meal, Lobster in ESO: Blackwood
  22. ^ Maj al-Ragath's dialogue during Pledge: Fungal Grotto I in ESO
  23. ^ High Isle Preview—The Zone
  24. ^ Lobster Cracker Achievement in ESO
  25. ^ Dust-On-Scales, Watch Captain Rama, and Wyress Elain's dialogue in ESO
  26. ^ Fa'zin's dialogue in ESO
  27. ^ Twilight Rites and Hymns
  28. ^ Nazaray's abilities in ESO
  29. ^ a b Captain One-Eye's dialogue in ESO
  30. ^ Sheogorath's dialogue in Daggerfall
  31. ^ A Tale of KieranVegepythicus, editor
  32. ^ Crowfeather Crown item description in ESO
  33. ^ A Feast Among the Dead, Chapter IIISeveria Quasitto, renowned traveler
  34. ^ Inn Patron dialogue in Arena
  35. ^ The Inescapable HelmGhrash
  36. ^ Contumeliorus Florius' dialogue in Oblivion
  37. ^ Scipion Averno's dialogue in ESO
  38. ^ Abadarun's dialogue in ESO
  39. ^ Talerion's dialogue in ESO
  40. ^ Eyewitness to the Wall
  41. ^ The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: High RockFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  42. ^ Handmade Guardian quest in ESO
  43. ^ Frighten the Fearsome quest in ESO
  44. ^ Wyress Ileana's dialogue in ESO
  45. ^ Elder Scrolls Online - Crown Store Showcase
  46. ^ Falkreath Riding-Lynx mount description in ESO
  47. ^ Highland Spotted Lynx mount description in ESO
  48. ^ Highland Spotted Lynx Cub pet description in ESO

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.