Physiology and battle behavior
Horkers are walruses with three tusks. They are highly social, often found in groups of three to five. When approached, horkers will turn to face the Dragonborn and will roar at them until they return to a far enough distance not to alert them. If one is harassed or attacked, the entire group of Horkers becomes aggressive.
Although resilient and fast in deep water, they are slow and easy to avoid on land. This makes them easy targets, especially for ranged attacks. When badly injured, horkers often flee. Strangely, they are not resistant to frost.
When killed, they yield horker meat and tusks. Occasionally, they may also drop an Amulet of Mara or low-level loot. Horker meat can be eaten raw or cooked into Horker Loaf and Horker Stew. Horker loaves are praised by citizens of Skyrim who sometimes make remarks on how they enjoy Walruses meat. Horker tusks can be sold on the market. They are aggressive towards predators such as Snow Bears and Sabre Cats. Their primary diet is fish and clams. With Hearthfire, they can be stuffed and made into a trophy in a Trophy Room using the following materials:
Mounted Horker Head
Horker (requires Large Base)
- Enemies will sometimes shout while chasing the Dragonborn, "I'm gonna gut you like a walrus."
- Horkers may often be found dead near live ice wolves or snow bears.
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Animals||Ants • Bear • Cave Bear • Chicken • Cow • Deer • Dog • Elk • Fox • Goat • Hawk • Horker • Horse |
Ice Wolf • Mammoth • Mudcrab • Rabbit • Sabre Cat • Salmon • Skeever • Slaughterfish • Snow Bear • Snow Fox • Wolf
|Creatures||Chaurus • Frostbite Spider • Frost Troll • Giant • Hagraven • Ice Wraith • Spriggan • Troll|
|Daedra||Dremora • Flame Atronach • Frost Atronach • Storm Atronach|
|Undead||Corrupted Shade • Dragon Priest • Draugr • Ghost • Magic Anomaly • Skeleton |
Subjugated Ghost • Wisp • Wispmother • Vampire
|Animunculi||Dwarven Centurion • Dwarven Sphere • Dwarven Spider|
|Dragons||Dragon • Blood Dragon • Frost Dragon • Elder Dragon • Ancient Dragon • Skeletal Dragon|