1. Murkmire has a lot of fauna that resembles that of Morrowind, why is that? It has Swamp Jellies which are officially described as being cousins to the Netch and look similar. Hackwings resemble Cliff Striders and I am wondering if those two are related as well. It also has Shroom Beetles as well from Morrowind which I wonder if these are all introduced species or if they migrated and eventually adapted into the environment.
2. Why does Shadowfen (which is on the border of Morrowind and Black Marsh) not have the various Murkmire creatures such as Swamp Jellies, Hackwings, and Shroom Beetles which appear to be related to Morrowind species, but Murkmire which is located on the far southeastern section of Black Marsh home to those creatures that bear such a close resemblance to Morrowind species?
--Zebendal, Scholar of the United Explorers of Scholarly Pursuits
glad to see im not the only one with the same question"Salutations to you, honored historian. I am Aicantur, Sapiarch of Zoology with the Crystal Tower of Summerset. It is my esteemed privilege to work alongside the staff of the Royal Menagerie in Sil-Var-Woad, where I have for many years dedicated myself to the study, classification, and documentation of the many varieties of animal across Tamriel. It is unfortunate, with recent events at the Menagerie, that some of my research material has been misplaced or destroyed, alongside the demise of much of the staff and specimens; placing myself in the need of an outside expert, until a time that the Royal Rangers have sufficiently recovered for further outings. I would be obliged if you would answer back regarding several questions involving the wildlife of your homeland, of which the Sapiarchs have little documentation of; purely within the interest of the preservation of knowledge."
"My first question is on the creatures you refer to as 'Hackwings'. The earliest and conflicting records we have of them indicate they were great birds; with long, saw-like beaks nearly the length of their bodies. Along with these reports, there were collections of brilliant and sizable plumage, unlike the majority of most avian creatures I have catalogued in the past. You could imagine my surprise when the Royal Rangers returned from later excursions with creatures entirely unlike the previous description. The deceased and preserved specimens they retrieved were surprisingly similar to the Cliff Striders of Vvardenfell, with no hints of plumage on their bodies. If these are in fact Hackwings, and they are indeed within the same family as Striders, Racers, and Darters, the presence of plumage would not surprise me; what came as a surprise was the lack of it. To clarify my findings, do hackwings ever sprout plumage within their lifespan? If so, is it a seasonal adornment, perhaps for mating purposes, or a mark of maturity or infancy?"
"My next question involves the very curious creatures known as 'Swamp Jellies'. In appearance, they seem to be related to the Netches of Morrowind, though they have their own peculiarities that place them apart. All specimens retrieved were if minor stature compared to their greater cousins to the North. This of course begs the question; how large do these Swamp Jellies actually grow, were the specimens collected in their youth, or are they dwarfed by Morrowind's Netches?"
"My final question is perhaps more appropriate for the field of a historian, such as yourself. I have noticed a great resemblance to the many creatures of Black Marsh and those of Morrowind; such as the Hackwings/Cliff Striders and Swamp Jellies/Netches previously discussed. I am greatly interested in the migration and development of these animals within different environments, historically speaking. Did the majority of animals known in Morrowind actually originate from the marshes of Argonia; the families of Guar, Cliff Striders, Netches and the like? Or did they instead find their beginnings in Morrowind? Your answer is highly anticipated."
-May Auri-el light your path, Ceruval Jee-Lar.