Lore: Naga

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A Naga from the Dead-Water Tribe in ESO
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

Nagas are a breed of Argonian that live in the inner parts of Black Marsh. Nagas have some distinct differences in their appearance compared to the Argonian most commonly seen throughout Tamriel. They are described as having "huge mouths filled with dripping needle-like fangs". Nagas range from anywhere between seven to eight feet tall, though the Naga-Kur tribe found within Murkmire appears to be about the same height as the common variety of Argonian. Naga are sometimes called 'puff adders', suggesting snake-like features.[1] Like other Argonians, Nagas lay eggs, and Naga hatchlings are able to walk right after they hatch.[2]

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.[1]

The Naga-Kur (or "Dead-Water Tribe") of northern Murkmire control much of the inner swamps. Unlike the tribeless Nagas that inhabit the region, the Naga-Kur are proud warriors, deeply entrenched in tradition. They are hostile to outsiders and feared by neighboring tribes because of their brutal ways.[3][4]



  • The Hist tree belonging to the Dead-Water Tribe has blue flowers instead of the usual red. It is unknown if this is specific to their tribe or to Nagas in general.
  • A prerelease version of Tribes of Murkmire: Ghost People described the Naga as similar to serpents, frogs, or "cuddlefish". The current version of this book does not include such references.

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the ESO article.


  1. ^ a b The Argonian AccountWaughin Jarth
  2. ^ The Strangeness of DryskinsKaal Dreenjee of the Naga-Kur
    Translated by Tyrrya Len, The Wayrest Wanderer
  3. ^ Tribes of Murkmire: The Dead-Water TribeEmmanubeth Hurrent, the Wayfarers' Society of Wayrest
  4. ^ Events of Murkmire
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