- Main article: Khajiit
Appearance and physiology
The Ohmes is the most Mer-like Khajiit. They are shorter than a Bosmer and have similar pointed ears. Unlike other Khajiit they have no fur, no tail, and no naturally occurring distinguishable Khajiit feature. To distinguish themselves from Mer, the Ohmes usually paint their faces with 'catlike' war paint.
Influences of the moons
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:
|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 the breed appears to be.
The Ohmes is a small biped, and is the least beastlike of the Small Biped variants. It is born under Masser's new Phase, and Secunda's full Phase.
- Former developer Michael Kirkbride has stated that, conceptually, "The only reason Ohmes even exist was so I could explain away the Arena and Daggerfall khajiit."[UL 1]