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Want to roleplay a Kahjiit Paladin/Crusader, but a few niggles...


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For one, TESO takes place WAY before Oblivion, now unless Khajiit have a fair population in Cyrodil or another area then how would one discover the eight? Where would they learn of religion beyond what's in their homeland? Around Oblivion/Skyrim I, as many others, do some form of mini-Roleplaying while playing those games, and I've always pictured Dahjiit (Name in progress) as a guy who wants to do some good but is constantly subjected to the thief stereotype. As a result he decided to be the direct opposite and follow the way of the Nine.

But if TESO takes place way before Oblivion (WAY, way before that even.) how would he come across it?

So I've flicked through UESP but I can't find anything (Or haven't found anything yet, one of those two) answering that question.

If it's impossible, then I guess I could just have him be Lawful good and just happen to prefer wearing heavy armour and use healing spells. But that seems a tad bland to me.
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Well you'll be in the right faction to follow the original Aedric deities, Not necessarily the Eight but the old Aldmer pantheon that they were derived from.
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Go for Khajiit gods! There's Alkosh, who is sort of like Akatosh (dragons are just really big cats), and Akatosh seems to be the typical deity for paladins, but there's a bunch of other Khajiiti cultural heroes and deities that could fit themselves to a lawful good role. The difficulty is not playing a "holy warrior" - there are plenty of strong religious feelings in Elsweyr - but rather the notion of excluding a "thief" type. Not all Khajiit are light-armoured stealthy assassins and rogues, but they are all in some way "thieves". By this I mean not literally the act of stealing, but rather a sort of attitude - cleverness, the notion of sharing that extends to "what is yours is mine", avoiding trouble rather than rushing headlong into it, a logical attitude to problems: these are all thing associated with thieves, but are also hallmarks of Khajiit in general. So you can easily play a paladin (heavy holy warrior) in Elsweyr, but the chances are that his personality will be somewhat thieflike, while still being pious and strong.

As for specific deities, you may be interested in the Riddle'Thar. This was a Mane (one of the spiritual leaders of Elsweyr) that united the Khajiit homeland under a promise of a paradise named "Llesw'er", some 250 or so years before the events of TES Online. He is generally regarded as a Khajiit god. Alkosh is another good one, as already mentioned, as is Azurah (don't just think of her as a Daedra - she is sort of the mother of the Khajiit) and Khenarthi (who is a lot like Kynareth).

"Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi" is a good guide to the Khajiit faith. I think it's found in the games Morrowind and Skyrim.
This post was last modified: November 14th 2012 05:22 AM by umpteen
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Some very good advice, I can't believe I skipped over the Khajiit gods!
Well, "Paladin's" in general tend to avoid fights where possible so that's one aspect of a "thief" personality already down. Charisma seems to be a common trait between Khajiit, Thieves and Paladins as well, so that would be wit and likely intelligence.

Well it's certainly doable, I will look further into the Khajiit gods and such.
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I think Paladin is more "Order" of the faction, logic to AD. Since DC and EP are most warriors than AD. So i feel we will get paladin class for AD. But i could not confirmation myself, wait until TESO will info us...

AD wishlist class
Paladin class
Archer class
Rogue class
Mage class

Wait and see...


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thats the thing with these heavily specialized names. they dont fit most characters. for example. Dragon Knight. i can see that working for a dunmer. i certainly cant see it working for an argonian, and i cannto see it working for MOST nords.

The same is true for the Crusader, even more. the crusader works for NONE of the pact races. None of them revers auriel.
For the Nord he is alduin, the dunmer worship the triune and the argonians most likeley worship no gods at all. So the whole "holy" and "sun" stuff makes pretty much no sense on that faction.
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(November 14th 2012 08:51 AM)Xoo Wrote:  I think Paladin is more "Order" of the faction, logic to AD. Since DC and EP are most warriors than AD. So i feel we will get paladin class for AD. But i could not confirmation myself, wait until TESO will info us...

AD wishlist class
Paladin class
Archer class
Rogue class
Mage class

Wait and see...

I'm pretty sure every faction will get to play every class, I don't think it'll be separated like in DAoC, unless you have information that states otherwise?
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Well, I could see "Dragon Knights" being for the Ebonheart Pact only...
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Rumors from previews mean every faction get 6 classes....and few mean rogue is one of classes, who we saw latest of video (9,30 min).

As i said, is not confirmation! TESO like to tell little on every next new info....


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Umpteen gave a very good explanation of the khajiit gods. And if you join us in our khajiit-only Va Khaj Dar Guild - which is a caraavan ensuring that this war doesn't interupt the profitable moon sugar trade between Elsweyr and the other provinces, Dahjiit; you will get to travel many, many areas of Tamriel and experience their gods, cultures, etc.

Yes, we have our ways to get the sugar in ....


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Alas, Dahjiit frowns upon the use of moon sugar and skooma or it's trade. :P
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(November 18th 2012 02:06 PM)Dahjiit Wrote:  Alas, Dahjiit frowns upon the use of moon sugar and skooma or it's trade. :P

*nods* it smells gold for us :)

But be sure we need more thing then Moon Sugar and Skooma. If we are able to use many thing, so we become a fine economic system.. Hirr hirr!


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(November 14th 2012 05:19 AM)umpteen Wrote:  "Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi" is a good guide to the Khajiit faith. I think it's found in the games Morrowind and Skyrim.

After reading this, I have determined that my first alt will definitely have to be a Kahjiit.


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(November 14th 2012 09:07 AM)Sordak Wrote:  The same is true for the Crusader, even more. the crusader works for NONE of the pact races. None of them revers auriel.
For the Nord he is alduin, the dunmer worship the triune and the argonians most likeley worship no gods at all. So the whole "holy" and "sun" stuff makes pretty much no sense on that faction.
Why do you need to worship Auriel to be a Crusader?

(November 18th 2012 02:06 PM)Dahjiit Wrote:  Alas, Dahjiit frowns upon the use of moon sugar and skooma or it's trade. :P
A Khajiit who is against Skooma use? Why, I never thought I'd see the day!Laughing


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(December 2nd 2012 09:11 AM)Octagonapus97 Wrote:  A Khajiit who is against Skooma use? Why, I never thought I'd see the day!Laughing

More of an interesting issue than it initially appears. Although this is largely my own interpretation, I consider the Sugar to have a religious and cultural importance to the Khajiit, not as an addictive drug, but both as part of their everyday and spiritual lives. It has entirely different effects on Khajiits compared to any other race - none of the debilitating drug-like effects that Sugartooths of other races experience. Think the Spice from Dune, to some extent. It's their lifeblood.

Skooma, on the other hand, is an Imperially-manufactured drug that has strong negative effects and is always addictive. This is spread partially to make a ghetto of many Khajiit settlements and to increase the dependance of Anequinan states on Nibenean criminal organizations. Again, probably just my speculation, although it might have some basis in fact.
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