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General Information
Universe The Elder Scrolls
Homeworld Nirn
Environment Shadowfen, Black Marsh, Tamriel, Nirn
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Organization Solitary
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 Reptilia
Subclass Neodiapsida
Infraclass Lepidosauromorpha
Superorder Lepidosauria
Order Squamata
Suborder Lacertilia
Other Information
Status Extinct

The Wamasu was a dangerous lizard that lived in the Shadowfen of Black Marsh, a province of the continent of Tamriel on the planet Nirn during the Second Era. At some point they seem to have been driven to extinction.


Described by those who encountered them as "intelligent dragons with lightning for blood", Wamasu are electrical creatures, and are known to emit pulses of electricity that travel up and down their spine as a way to present a clear warning to their potential challengers. Not only this but their bite is charged with electrical output, too, and even their roar charges the air around it with a plasma-like effect. Their electricity is used for both offensive and defensive purposes.

Like most reptiles, they lay eggs to reproduce. However, their eggs uniquely emit lightning as the embyro fertilizes and grows. Once this lightning has finally dissipated, the egg is finally ready to hatch.

These electrical components to their physiology may indicate a massive amount of electroplaques stored throughout their bodies. However, they also can wield fire and smoke as well, with a less understandable reasoning although they can equally be attributed to natural developments through their evolutionary history.

The ability to breathe fire in an offensive attack is beleived, although currently unverified, to have to do with their plasma-like charging of the air, which may produce a flammable substance that can then be converted into a giant fireball. Perhaps through similar means they can emit smoke, which they use to confuse their prey.