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|Other Names||Dark Elves|
Moriche (Ayleid term)
|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||The Elder Scrolls Universe|
The Dunmer, also known as Dark Elves, or Moriche by the Ayleids, are the residents of Morrowind. They have a dark-blue skin and red eyes. They are more reserved compared to other races and prefer their own over the company of other races. Due to this, and bitter history with most races, natives of their homeland have a strong distrust of other races, that is shared in equal measure. However, those born outside the power struggles of Morrowind are less aloof to non-Dunmers.
Despite Morrowind being a part of the empire, they still retain many of their traditions and values. Slavery used to be extremely common in Morrowind, and slaves were most either of Khajiit or Argonians. There are anti-slaver groups who do help smuggles slaves out of Morrowind and back to their homelands. Despite the Empire looking down on slavery, they are unable to openly intervene in the laws of other lands in the empire.
The Dunmer used to be known as the Chimer and openly worshiped the Daedra, rather than the Aedra worshiped by most other races. They became the dark skinned Dunmer after Battle of Red Moutain which and the murder of the "Nerevar", by his own Tribunal. They supposedly murdered Nerevar to become "living gods" in Morrowind. Another version. It is taught the Daedric Prince of (the Goddess of Dusk and Dawn and an ally of Nerevar), Azura, punished the whole race for the betrayal of the three. As a result, she darkened their skin and made their eyes red as they are known today.