Bit if a debate here. In past lore, it has been said that the quadruped forms of khajiit (senche, senche-raht, alfiq, etc) are sentient and just as intelligent as the biped khajiit we play. However, eso portrays them as nothing more than tamed beasts, only slightly more intelligent than what you'd find in the wild.
I'm unsure if senche/alfiq are supposed to be able to communicate verbally or not, but they certainly aren't just animals. Alfiq have been said to have great potential with magic, even, as far as lore goes.
What do you think on this subject? Personally I'm disappointed in zos's portrayal of our four legged brothers and sisters.
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