Lore:Winged Twilight

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Winged Twilights are a type of semi-intelligent winged Daedra with claw-like limbs, black horns, bluish-purple skin, glowing blue eyes, and spiked tails. They are known to operate as messengers of Azura.[1] In appearance they have a beautiful feminine form similar to that of Harpies with bat-like wings, though the feminine aspects of the winged twilights are more "ravishing", and their long, sharp, hooked tails are immeasurably more deadly.[1] When working together, they follow a Twilight Matriarch.[2][3] Winged twilights are resistant to fire, frost, poison, and shock and can reflect spells.[4] In combat they fight using their wings, tails, and a scream ability that hinders those who hear it.[3] Some twilights become infatuated with mortal men and abduct them, keeping them hostage until they return their affections.[2][5][6] Their personalities have been viewed as lascivious,[7] insistent,[8] sarcastic, rude,[9] and unruly.[10] Void Salts, ichor, and membranes are reagents that can be collected from their corporeal remains.[4][11] Ichor extracted from a winged twilight smells similar to eucalyptus or mint and can be used to brew potions of levitation.[12] Twilights summoned as familiars by mortals aid them by functioning as healers.[3]

Though typically found in service to Azura, they also appear in the service of other Daedric Princes such as Mehrunes Dagon,[13] Molag Bal,[13] Nocturnal,[14] and Vaermina.[15] To the misfortune of some mortals they have been known to ensorcell and deceive them, sometimes under the guise of serving a more trustworthy Prince,[16] resulting in their deaths or imprisonment.[10][15] Molag Grunda is a winged twilight referred to as the daughter of Molag Bal.[17][9]

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  • Early concepts for Morrowind suggested that they were initially going to be "Winged Seducers", playing off the winged Daedra Seducers encountered in Daggerfall, but were later altered into a different more bestial type of Daedra and seducers later became equated with the Mazken.

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  1. ^ a b Darkest Darkness
  2. ^ a b Saving Stibbons quest
  3. ^ a b c Twilights in ESO
  4. ^ a b Item drops/resistances in Morrowind
  5. ^ If I May Beseech YouStibbons
  6. ^ Esutanamus Twilight Matriarch in Rising to Retainer
  7. ^ A Moment of Your Time?Stibbons
  8. ^ Situation Becoming UrgentStibbons
  9. ^ a b Sir Cadwell's dialogue in ESO
  10. ^ a b Irrai in the Eyes of Azura quest
  11. ^ Hanin's Wake
  12. ^ The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes p.41, p.220
  13. ^ a b Twilights at Ashalmimilkala
  14. ^ Twilights summoned in The Ebon Sanctum quest
  15. ^ a b Zix's dialogue
  16. ^ Loriasel Tablet Notes
  17. ^ A Cure for Vampirism quest in Morrowind