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Skeever Sotha.png
General Information
Universe The Elder Scrolls
Classification Gigantorattus skeever
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 Frostbite Spider
Fur Color Grey
Lineage Information
Subspecies Bog-Rat
Related Species Rats
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Aggressive
Organization Groups
Affiliation(s) Peryite (presumed)
Sociocultral characteristics
Members Actual Skeevers:
Lockjaw, Rutmange, Sotha

Transformed Individuals:
Brend, Faltha, Molla (former)
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 Giantorattus
Species G. skeever
Other Information
Status Data Deficient
Creator Possibly Peryite

Skeevers are a species of large rat commonly found across the region of Skyrim during the 4th Era, though at least in the 2nd Era they were known to inhabit many more regions, including Elsweyr, Hammerfell, High Rock, Morrowind, and Valenwood though it is unknown if they are found in all these areas still. They make nests in anywhere damp, but leave them to scavenge. They are known to carry and transmit the Ataxia disease which impairs fine motor skills. Skeevers are seen as bringers of death, they are usually associated with Peryite, the Daedric Prince of disease. Skeevers, with crows, are considered creatures of Arkay, the Aedra of death and resurrection. Skeevers are usually seen as pests and vermin. Skeevers have recently grown in size significantly.

A dorsal view of a Skeever.