Ruddy Man, also known as the Father of the Dreugh, was the Dreugh Vivec fought inside the Koal Cave. The cave is located near the town of Gnisis, in Vvardenfell.[1] Vivec was victorious, but spared Ruddy Man's life on the promise that Ruddy Man and his children were to give up their hides to serve as armor for the Dunmer.[1] Ten years after their battle at Koal Cave, Vivec and the Ruddy Man fought once again outside the city of Tear.[2]

During the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, a shrine known as the The Shrine of Valor can be found inside Koal Cave. the shrine commemorates the battle and the agreement that Vivec and the Ruddy Man had.[1]

Molag BalEdit

In The Elder Scrolls Online lore, the Ruddy Man creature, that the Dreugh are said to worship, is believed to be a manifestation of the Daedric Prince Molag Bal.[OOG 1]



Notice: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. Creating ESO: The Dreugh