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One of Rajhin's Shadows

Rajhin the Purring Liar, also known as the Trickster God, the Footpad, Cat Who Walks, and the Cat-King of Thieves is the Thief god of the Khajiiti people. He has Seven Shadows, each representing a different aspect of his being.[1]


Rajhin's date of birth is unknown, but he was around since before the Khajiiti people recognized a Mane, and before the city of Rim'kha would become known as Rimmen.[2] He grew up in the Black Kiergo section of Senchal.

According to Khajiit legend, Rahjhin during a dark night found the Daedric Princes Azurah, Mafala, and a third prince arguing over who claimed dominion over the night. Had Azurah not protected Rajhin from Mafala's hunger, Rajhin would have become a meal for her. They turned to Rajhin to ask who was the most worthy lover of the night, but Rajhin had spotted the Ring of Khajiiti from Mephala's eighth arm. He decided to seduce Mafala's by latching onto her vanity, and after a night of passion, stole the ring.[3] On his way out after his deed, he spotted the Ebony Blade and made off with his newfound loot.[4] Rajhin used the Ring of Khajiiti's powers to make himself as invisible, silent, and quick as a breath of wind. Using the Ring, he became the most successful burglar in Elsweyr's history, even being elevated to being known as the Thief God of the Khajiit.[4]

Rajhin is said to have visited Apocrypha, where he stole the Oghma Infinium from Hermaeus Mora.[4] He is said to have stolen a tattoo from the neck of Empress Kintyra as she slept.[5] Rajhin's eventual fate is a mystery, but according to legend, the Ring rebelled against such constant use and disappeared, leaving Rajhin helpless before his enemies.[6] After his death, his spirit was bound to the land until the ring was retrieved by the Eternal Champion from a dank abyss in Black Marsh where it had been hidden by the Underking.[7] Tales of Rajhin are an integral part of Khajiiti culture.[8]


See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information on Rajhin, see the ESO articles.


  1. ^ The Seven Shadows of Rajhin, Pt. 1
  2. ^ Rajhin's Shadow's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  3. ^ Humble Zaham's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  4. ^ a b c The Thief God's TreasuresWafaruz the Veracious Spitter
  5. ^ Varieties of Faith...Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
  6. ^ Tamrielic LoreYagrum Bagarn
  7. ^ Ring of Khajiit Artifact Dialog from Arena
  8. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the SouthImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
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