Concept art of an Alit from The Elder Scrolls Online.

Alits are large reptilian creatures native to the provinces of Morrowind and Black Marsh, where they are seen as wild pests by most inhabitants of both regions.

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Description[edit | edit source]

Alits are the tailless, armless, squat cousins of Guar and Kagouti, all three of which can be found in the provinces of Morrowind and Black Marsh.[1][2] Like guars, alits are omnivores, but are far more voracious: having been known eat anything and everything they can get their mouths on, they've even been known to have sweet teeth, gobbling up bottles of liquids such as Torchbug Treacle.[3] Unlike guars and kagouti, alits are solitary creatures, usually only gathering in numbers when a large amount of food is available in one spot, and they generally hunt alone.[4] Although they are considered pests, they are sometimes hunted for their hides and scale oils, which are both used for commercial purposes. Their meat, however, is considered tough and gamey, sometimes poisonous, but alit hearts are considered an Argonian delicacy.[4][5] Alits are more aggressive than guar, but not as aggressive as kagouti; attacking by biting, and sometimes jumping and gouging with their claws.[4] Although alits are not domesticated animals like guar, some argonians have had luck taming and using alits to fight alongside them in combat.[6]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While they are not native to Valenwood, some enthusiasts have imported alits from Morrowind, and they later escaped when they arrived to the other provinces. It is because of this that they have become something of a pest problem in areas such as Khenarthi's Roost and Grahtwood.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Morrowind Fauna, Part One
  2. Online Alit locations
  3. Dialogue with Sergeant Firion
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Bolga's Guide to Island Beasts
  5. Dialogue with Veenaza
  6. Events of Scars Never Fade
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