So ever since Elsweyr released I have been a little frustrated with how ZOS decided to interpret the Pahmar/Pahmar-raht. I love how absolutely massive they are, showing off the huge differences in the Khajiit breeds. However, I've always felt that it's a really odd interpretation of "tiger-like" to make them giant bipeds that only have tiger stripes. Regardless, I'll go with it. Or I was going with it, until I read the new tablet for the Hall of the Lunar Champion from the Scalebreaker dungeons. Khunzar-ri's Guile. I'll avoid most of the spoilers here and focus in on the main thing that caught my eye. It is revealed that Khunzar-ri was a Pahmar-raht. Not only is he called "Pahmar-kin" by a character, the story itself calls him Pahmar-raht. However, his nickname is the "Laughing Lion." Now, that would be a rather odd nickname for a Khajiit with tiger stripes. One could say it's just Khajiit being weird and ironic, but I would rather not just dismiss it with a cheap excuse.
Edited by DerAlleinTiger on August 13, 2019 4:36PM
Presuming his nickname is related to his fur coloration/pattern (or lack thereof), does this now mean that Pahmar-raht are NOT all tiger-striped? In-game we see them as only being tiger-striped, which I presume is ZOS's one way of linking them to the old lore saying they were "tiger-like." But with this, it would mean that they are actually capable of having all the other fur patterns/colorations Khajiit have? I would actually rather like that, as the lack of different fur colorations and patterns has felt very... odd to me, as in theory it means two all-white Khajiit parents could wind up with a bright orange tiger-striped Pahmar-raht son or daughter. That just seems really off from what we've been shown in-game so far where children tend to share their coloration and patterns with their parents. I get that ZOS was originally trying to link them to the old lore of "tiger-like" but if you ask me they kind of tossed that out the window when they made them bipeds instead of quadrupeds as the old lore implied (it was also said they were similar to Senche).
So if this is a change towards Pahmar-raht having different patterns then I'm actually all for it!