Races in Morrowind, part 2

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Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 2

by: theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) ; edited by: M.S. Smith ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

The second part of the series, where we will examine the Argonian race, the reptilians of the continent.

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    The Argonian

    The Argonians are reptilian creatures who are native of the Black Marsh region, in south-eastern Tamriel. The Black Marsh, also known as Argonia, is a swampy region with a tropical climate and related flora and fauna. Sentient trees known as Hist grow in the region, as other types of poisonous and wild plants. The Argonian race has adapted to this type of climate and shows appropriate characteristics, such as amphibian somatic traits.

    Being the dwellers of the swamps, they have gained immunity to diseases which infest the region, and are of sturdy constitution. They are natural survivors, equally at home in either water or land, which makes them suited to a variety of professions and playing styles. Some prefer stealth and are well versed in the arcane arts, whilst others are war generals or strategists working with the forces of the Empire.

    You will find that many of this race have been enslaved, since they show potential in many areas and are skilled survivors in a variety of environments. Along with the Khajit race, they provide labour in farm lands or for noble patrons, in areas where the practice of slavery and its trade are considered legal. In most of Tamriel this has been abolished and outlawed, but there are some Dunmeri (natives of the land) who have been allowed to keep slaves as part of their tradition.

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    Attributes, Skill and Abilities

    The main attributes of this race are their high Intelligence for females, which makes them good magic users, and their incredible Speed and Agility. This makes the males good hunters, some thieves or acrobats, and the females good mages with other characteristics such as close-combat or diplomacy (Willpower 40).

    The Athletic Skill has the highest modifier, which is +15 points making them ideal at climbing, jumping and related activities. Some schools of magic offer a +5 bonus, such as Mysticism or Illusion, and they also have a +5 bonus on the Spear skill.

    Special Abilities: Water Breathing (120 on self). A high resistance to poison (100%) and a high resistance to Common Diseases (75%)

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    Playing the Argonian

    Having abilities and skills in different areas of the game, there are different possibilities when choosing and Argonian. They make the best Acrobats, but can also be fighters or magic users, particularly females. You could also play an Assassin with this race, since they offer good Stealth and Speed bonuses, and, should you decide to fight in the front-line, they show promise with spear-like weapons.

Morrowwind Chracter Creation Guide

The complete guide to character creation in Morrowind, becoming a vampire, character skills and more.
  1. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 1
  2. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 2
  3. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 3
  4. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 4
  5. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 5
  6. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 6
  7. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 7
  8. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 8
  9. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 1
  10. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 2
  11. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 3
  12. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 4
  13. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 5
  14. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 6
  15. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 7
  16. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 1
  17. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 2
  18. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 3
  19. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 4
  20. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 5
  21. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 6
  22. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 7
  23. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 8
  24. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 9
  25. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 10
  26. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 1, Attributes
  27. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 2, Birth signs
  28. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3a, Classes
  29. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3b, Classes
  30. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3c, Classes
  31. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4a, Diseases
  32. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4b, Diseases
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