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The default male and female Knight Ohmes from The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

Main article: Khajiit

Ohmes are a breed of Khajiit, a race that hails from the land of Elsweyr.

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.

The Ohmes were a common sight across Tamriel before the end of the 4th century of the 3rd Era. After this time period, they became a rare sight outside of Elsweyr.

Influences of the moons[]

The Ohmes are one of 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 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]

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