Lore talk:Bestiary L

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To prevent an edit war escalating the page has been locked in its current state. The two competing versions are listed below and I ask for your sources and reasoning.

"Liches are undead necromancers which have embraced the power of Lichdom, by crafting an item known as the "Sands of Resolve" which they slowly transfer their souls into. After the ritual is complete, the vessel is nothing more than an inconsequential bauble and the necromancer is fully transfigured into an lich, gaining newfound power and the longevity of the undead." --
"Liches are undead necromancers which have embraced the power of Lichdom, placing their soul in an object called a 'Phylactery', which is usually a jar or a chest. They are selfish and power-hungry, destroying all in their searches for souls to repair the Phylactery. Extremely intelligent and powerful, they are always resurrecting if their Phylactery is not crushed. Most are in control of at least a small undead army and a tomb, and are adept spellcasters. Nether Liches were weakened for a certain time by the destruction of one of their Phylacteries. Ancient Liches are old, and much more powerful." --

Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 21:54, 14 February 2014 (GMT)

"Some undead defy simple classification. The lich, for one, is a corpse that is self-reanimated by the soul it bore in life. Typically, only powerful spellcasters seeking immortality achieve this state. Luckily for common folk, liches are often focused obsessively on continuing their own studies, and they are not likely to be encountered by travelers that keep their noses out of ancient ruins." Source is http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2014/05/09/loremasters-archive-undead-in-tamriel?ref=news-list It is the most recent lore entry on liches I believe. The old entry sounds like speculation on the posters part as the only other source of lore regarding the nature of liches in TES that I am aware of is http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Path_of_Transcendence This suggest that liches in TES would not go around and repair a phylactery that they no longer seem to need to maintain. The one I propose is both official and supported by the current game entry.--Mantastic (talk) 01:38, 22 June 2014 (GMT)

Land coral bestiary entry[edit]

Hey, um new here, there is a bestiary entry that is completely missing from the UESP and i wanted to post about it here, its from ESO and generally information from ESO might be missed. I think it could fit here Lore:Bestiary_L hoping someone adds the entry. i have screenshots and lore about it It is about the Sentient land coral found in morrowind, specifically ONLY found along the inner sea of both inner morrowind and vvardenfell. "The best-known example of the bizarre land-coral found along the coasts of Morrowind's Inner Sea is the strange conglomeration in Stonefalls known as Vivec's Antlers. Sensitive Dark Elves claim that the land-coral is both self-aware and thoughtful." Online:Vivec's_Antlers

And land coral is further expanded upon in the Halls of fabrication trial Online:Halls_of_Fabrication where you see a land coral forest thrive due to what Is speculated to be a aquifer hidden in the cavern Online:Telvanni_Journal. The cavern is what will become Abanabi cavern and parts of future day corprusarium. Morrowind:Abanabi Here Is some screenshots of the Sentient land coral seen in both Abanabi cave and in Vivec's antlers. [1] Note: Sentient Land Coral is exclusively Antler Coral. The tips of the coral are bioluminescent and look like they are on fire and is what gives off the glow. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 03:59 on 1 September 2018

Land-coral should be an entry, though I am not convinced there is actual evidence of its sentience. The coral you see in real life is actually made up of thousands of individual polyps, which are creatures, as well as numerous plants, and some single-cell organisms, all in a symbiotic relationship. Sentient coral could easily go on the Flora page (similar to the Hist), but you'd really need to know which parts were sentient, or even if TES coral is the same as real-life coral. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 18:01, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Corals are always classified in the animal phylum of Cnidaria (same phylum as jellyfish and anemones) independently of their algae symbionts. You could say these algae are not much different than the bacteria in the human gut. Even though we don't know how Elder Scrolls Corals are exactly composed, there is a real world definition of Corals and those are always animals. --Ilaro (talk) 08:14, 2 September 2018 (UTC)