The Cathay-raht are a breed of Khajiit, a race hailing from the land of Elsweyr.

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Appearance and physiologyEdit

The Cathay-raht are large bipedal Khajiit, much larger than the standard Ohmes, Ohmes-raht, Suthay-raht, and Cathay seen wandering Tamriel.

Their body structure is much larger than the normal Cathay. They are described as being "Jaguar-Men" with pointed ears, wide yellow eyes, mottled pied fur, and having a whip like tail.[1] The Cathay-raht are known to be very fast, agile and strong, and able to jump incredible heights and distances with great dexterity.[2] One account describes them as being of the same size and speed as a werewolf.[1]

During the Five Year War, the Cathay-raht were deployed as powerful front-line infantry against the forces of Valenwood.[3]

Influences of the moonsEdit

The Cathay-raht are one of the seventeen confirmed breeds of Khajiit, and each breed is born due to the influences of Nirn's two moons, Masser and Secunda.

The former is Nirn's largest moon, and the main influencing force on Khajiit breeds. Depending on Masser's lunar lattice, the Khajiit will fall under one major appearance and physiology out of four possibilities. These are as follows:

Full Waxing New Waning
Large Quadruped Large Biped Small Biped Small Quadruped

Secunda, Nirn's smaller moon, influences the appearance and physiology of a Khajiit in more subtle ways than that of Masser. Generally, the closer Secunda is to a full phase, the less beastlike a breed appears. The closer Secunda is to a Waning phase, the more beastlike a breed appears.

The Cathay-raht are large bipeds, born under Masser's waxing phase, and Secunda's waxing phase. They are believed to be the 2nd least 'beastlike' of the large biped Khajiit.


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