Lore:Mammoth

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Mammoths
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A wild mammoth (Skyrim)
Type Beast (Mammal)
Range Cyrodiil, High Rock, Skyrim, Valenwood
Appears in

Skyrim, ESO, Legends

Mammoths are large woolly beasts that are generally non-hostile unless provoked, they are most commonly found near giants in herds. Their distribution varies, with them being a common sight across the tundras of Skyrim, the Wrothgarian Mountains, northern Cyrodiil, and the western regions of Valenwood.[1][2] The common Tundra Mammoths of Skyrim and Cyrodiil possess two or four tusks, though they only have two when young. The Timber Mammoths of Valenwood and miniature Pocket Mammoths of the orcs only have two tusks.

While it's commonly believed that giants herd mammoths[3], scholars have observed that their relationship is based more on mutual respect. They are seemingly able to communicate with mammoths, and protect them fiercely. In return, giants receive companionship and milk, which they process into cheese.[4] Mammoths belonging to giants have markings on their tusks. The two have a protective relationship, with giants protecting them from anything that would do harm to the mammoths, and conversely, tamed mammoths will attack anything that threatens the giant.[2]

They are commonly hunted for their meat and ivory tusks, with the tusks being very valuable. The meat of one mammoth can feed many for a whole month.[5] Powdered mammoth tusk can be used in alchemy, but only the giants know how to grind the incredibly hard tusks down into powder, making the ingredient rare.[6] During the mid-Second Era, baby mammoth fur was said to be much sought after in Morrowind, but exporting it from Skyrim was illegal.[7] Reachfolk were known to utilize mammoths in siege warfare and as mounts.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Mammoths in ESO
  2. ^ a b Mammoths in Skyrim
  3. ^ Loading Screen in Skyrim
  4. ^ Giants: A DiscourseKord the Curious
  5. ^ Bandit's Journal
  6. ^ Quintus Navale's dialogue in Skyrim
  7. ^ Iirila Maleran's dialogue in ESO
  8. ^ Hroltar the Boaster's dialogue in ESO
  9. ^ Siege Mammoth in ESO