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Baan Dar, the Bandit God[edit]

Baan Dar (known as the Bandit God, the Man of a Thousand Faces, or the Pariah) is the trickster spirit that is worshipped by the Khajiit of Elsweyr, but is known to have influence in places such as Valenwood. In his Khajiiti aspect, the Pariah manifests as the cleverness or desperate genius of the long-suffering Khajiit, outplaying their mortal enemies, the humans and the elves. The nature of Baan Dar is a topic of speculation by scholars across the continent, believed by some to be more than an entity of tricks, but a powerful force that shapes the land and lives of the people in its wake, for the better. Baan Dar's name has been used liberally through the provinces; it has been used by the traveling merchant tribe, the Baandari Pedlars, while the criminal malcontent often refer to themselves in groups as the Baan Dars or the Bandits. His domain is known as the Five Fingers Dance.

Boethiah, Goddess of Destruction[edit]

Boethiah (sometimes spelled Boethia), known as the Prince of Plots, the Dark Warrior, Deceiver of Nations, Queen of Shadows, Goddess of Destruction, Hunger, and Fount of Inspiration, and called Boethra by the Khajiit, is a Daedric Prince who rules over deceit, conspiracy, secret plots of murder, assassination, treason, and unlawful overthrow of authority. This sphere is destructive in nature, and Boethiah's destructiveness comes from inspiring the arms of mortal warriors. The Dark Warrior has been described as "cold" and "impersonal", "cruel", and one of the more "demonic" of the Daedra lords. Worshippers are known to hold bloody competitions in Boethiah's honor, battling—even killing—each other, for Boethiah is said to care only for their blood. The Prince's prized servants are a race of Daedra known as the Hunger, foul creatures that are eternally bone thin.

Boethiah sees battle as a blessing, and is frequently depicted as a great caped warrior, often in a stoic pose. While sometimes described as male, Boethiah is also commonly referred to as female, sometimes within the same text. Notably, Boethiah is usually depicted as male in Morrowind, but is also known for taking the form of a Dunmer "warrior-queen".

Boethiah often manifests using tricky, unpredictable avatars, which can appear as a male or female of any race. These avatars become involved with important or momentous events, working behind the scenes to achieve an outcome that serves Boethiah's will. They will often challenge mortals, seeking to test the mettle of heroes and commoners alike. After a trial ends, the avatar is likely to vanish, leading to strange and mysterious stories and legends among the participants.

Despite the dark undertones of Boethiah's sphere and influence on Tamriel, the Prince was considered in Morrowind to be one of the three "Good Daedra" and the Anticipation of Almalexia by the old Tribunal Temple, and one of the Reclamations by the New Temple. The Prince of Plots is said to be an ally of Temple of Stendarr and enemy of Ebonarm, Molag Bal, and Peryite. Notably, Molag Bal, as one Corner of the House of Troubles, is considered Boethiah's "arch-enemy" in Morrowind. Boethiah can be summoned on Gauntlet, the 2nd of Sun's Dusk.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Boethra, the Warrior of the East and West[edit]

Boethiah (sometimes spelled Boethia), known as the Prince of Plots, the Dark Warrior, Deceiver of Nations, Queen of Shadows, Goddess of Destruction, Hunger, and Fount of Inspiration, and called Boethra by the Khajiit, is a Daedric Prince who rules over deceit, conspiracy, secret plots of murder, assassination, treason, and unlawful overthrow of authority. This sphere is destructive in nature, and Boethiah's destructiveness comes from inspiring the arms of mortal warriors. The Dark Warrior has been described as "cold" and "impersonal", "cruel", and one of the more "demonic" of the Daedra lords. Worshippers are known to hold bloody competitions in Boethiah's honor, battling—even killing—each other, for Boethiah is said to care only for their blood. The Prince's prized servants are a race of Daedra known as the Hunger, foul creatures that are eternally bone thin.

Boethiah sees battle as a blessing, and is frequently depicted as a great caped warrior, often in a stoic pose. While sometimes described as male, Boethiah is also commonly referred to as female, sometimes within the same text. Notably, Boethiah is usually depicted as male in Morrowind, but is also known for taking the form of a Dunmer "warrior-queen".

Boethiah often manifests using tricky, unpredictable avatars, which can appear as a male or female of any race. These avatars become involved with important or momentous events, working behind the scenes to achieve an outcome that serves Boethiah's will. They will often challenge mortals, seeking to test the mettle of heroes and commoners alike. After a trial ends, the avatar is likely to vanish, leading to strange and mysterious stories and legends among the participants.

Despite the dark undertones of Boethiah's sphere and influence on Tamriel, the Prince was considered in Morrowind to be one of the three "Good Daedra" and the Anticipation of Almalexia by the old Tribunal Temple, and one of the Reclamations by the New Temple. The Prince of Plots is said to be an ally of Temple of Stendarr and enemy of Ebonarm, Molag Bal, and Peryite. Notably, Molag Bal, as one Corner of the House of Troubles, is considered Boethiah's "arch-enemy" in Morrowind. Boethiah can be summoned on Gauntlet, the 2nd of Sun's Dusk.

For more information, see the main lore article.