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For other uses, see Cliff Racer (Beverage) and Cliff Racer (Online).

Cliff Racers are flying creatures found on Vvardenfell.


In 2E 582, cliff racers were found in the Stonefalls of southern Morrowind.[1]

The long-tailed cliff racer is an aggressive, dangerous flying creature with a large vertical sail along its spine. Racer plumes from the native bird-like cliff racer are used locally and throughout the Empire as decorations for garments and household goods.


Sometime near the end of the Third Era, the cliff-racers were driven out of Vvardenfell by Saint Jiub.[2] However, they were not driven out of the rest of Morrowind, since Mjoll the Lioness remarks on how she used to hunt cliff-racers for sport with her father.[3]

There are no Cliff Racers in Solstheim during the Fourth Era, likely showing that their numbers were reduced to manageable levels by Jiub.[4]




  • The Nerevarine is ignored by the cliff racers when they are swimming.
  • Despite their name, Cliff Racers are encountered in nearly every outdoor location on Vvardenfell. They make common appearances in the wilderness, especially at higher levels and will often swarm the player.
  • Throughout The Elder Scrolls series, multiple references are made to Cliff Racers.
  • Cliff Racers can be found in the Stonefalls in The Elder Scrolls Online. They are passive creatures that can only be seen flying above in the sky, and cannot be attacked or interacted with.



  1. Events of Online
  2. Dialogue with Jiub
  3. Dialogue with Mjoll the Lioness
  4. Events of Dragonborn

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Kwama Kwama ForagerKwama QueenKwama WarriorKwama WorkerScrib
Undead Ancestor GhostBonelordBonewalkerDwarven SpectreSkeleton
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Start a Discussion Discussions about Cliff Racer

  • Cliff Racer Extinction

    16 messages
    • Uhmm ESO  takes place in the Second Era.    Arena(not sure) Daggerfall, Morrowind in the Third Era     Oblivion Starts in the 3rd ...
  • The elder scrolls 3 & 4 morroblivion

    4 messages
    • This thread is almost a year old it's a little late (and cliff racers were extremely annoying).
    • Thats why Saint Jiub erradicated them..     But even then the Cliff Racer has the honor of making me jump from my seat  by sneaking up on me.

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