Pun/joke about homosexuality in the Khajiit Navy in Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall

The Khajiit are a beast-race, more specifically they resemble human-sized anthromorphic cats. In Daggerfall, there is a Jokes book in which a mildly sexual pun is made about having to separate the (male) sailors in the Khajiiti Navy with a hammer and set of tongs. Notably, some Reddit users on an Elder Scrolls Lore subreddit discuss examples of the Khajiit being characterized as sexually fluid and uninhibited in various ways in the Elder Scrolls games series.

The joke in full (below, quoted from here and here):

“How do separate [sic] sailors in the Khajiiti navy?

With a hammer and tongs.”

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LGBTQ references in this game series:

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996): Jaciel Morgen and Deyanira Katrece

An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (1997): Pun/joke about the Khajiiti NavyNPC same-sex spousesLord Killbar

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002): Vivec; Uncle Crassius Curio; ArgoniansDaedric Prince Boethiah; Mephala; Molag Bal; Buoyant Armigers

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011): Bjornolfr and Hrodulf, Same-sex Relationship Options

<games listed below are still being researched>

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006): Ahzirr Trajijazaeri; Viranus Dolton and Eduard Hodge; Dumag Gro-Bonk; Pelinal; City-Swimmer

The Elder Scrolls Online (2014): Bameli the Pure; Hadrill Diina; Jakarn; Arlie Edrald, Frederick and Dulkhi; Make-Many-Waves and Sendrasa Llarys; Goveled Herendas; Captain Linwen and Faenir; Hartmin and Mirllir; Snaehild; Sind and Tand; Davilia Ralas; Captain Rana and Sargeant; Seyne; Erirus Cine and Therich Roielle; Little Leaf

See also QRM’s entry for this game.


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  4. Various. (2013, February 28). Khajiiti Mating Patterns. Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/teslore/comments/19fadb/khajiit_mating_patterns/