Skeever Sotha
General Information
Universe The Elder Scrolls
Classification Rattus skeever telmatoumai
Species Type Rat
Homeworld Nirn
Environment Skyrim
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; gives live birth
Locomotion Quadrupedal walking
Feeding Behavior Omnivore
Predators Giant Snake
Fur Color Grey
Lineage Information
Subspecies Bog-Rat
Related Species Rats
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Aggressive
Affiliation(s) Peryite (presumed)
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Nirn
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Placentalia
Superorder Euarchontoglires
Order Rodentia
Suborder Myomorpha
Superfamily Muroidea
Family Muridae
Subfamily Murinae
Genus Rattus
Species skeever
Subspecies telmatoumai
Other Information
Status Data Deficient
Creator Possibly Peryite

Bog-rats are a subspecies of skeever endemic to the Vale of the Ghost Snake in the province of Morrowind on the continent of Tamriel on the planet of Nirn. They are used as sacrificial offerings to the Ghost Snake of the region. They have not been seen since the 2nd Era, and could be considered to be extinct in the wild.


The subspecific name, "telmatoumai", is based on the Greek word "telmatoúmai", meaning "bog".


  • As of Update 11, the quest notes for this rat reveal it to be "a rodent of unusual size," a reference to The Princess Bride.


  1. The Elder Scrolls Online (First appearance)
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