The Kothringi are a silver-skinned tribal people indigenous to Black Marsh. Once considered the only humans native to Tamriel, they are now known to have shared the continent with many other tribal groups. They were rumored to be avid sailors, sailing as far as Hammerfell, notably spreading the Knahaten Flu to Valenwood and nearby provinces by ship. Kothringi knights made up a large part of the imperial garrison of Gideon.
The last of the Kothringi were supposedly exterminated by the Knahaten Flu that started in 2E 560, although some of the infected fled on a ship westward, away from Tamriel, never to be seen again. However some legends assert they were all found dead by a band of Khajiiti pirates.
Little detail is known about the Kothringi. They generally preferred to go naked, although a few wore clothes when outside their native land. They appear to have worshipped a god named Z'en—a God of Toil— as well as Mara.[OOG 1] The Empress Tavia, wife of Reman III, the last ruler of the Reman Dynasty, had a Kothringi knight named Zuuk with whom she conspired to assassinate her husband.
- ^ a b c Book One of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era - Morning Star — Carlovac Townway
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild Regions — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Tamriel Timelines, The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
- ^ Pirates of the Abecean
- ^ Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
Note: the following references are not found in game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.