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Silt Striders are giant creatures native to Morrowind

Silt Strider by mage 116

a common Silt Strider

Silt Striders have stilt-like legs, and a body resembling the curved and armored body of a flea. The Dunmer domesticated the gigantic arthropods long ago, using them for transportation throughout Vvardenfell. The remains of Silt Striders may be found in various parts of the Ashlands, but they are not seen alive in the wild. After the Red Mountain erupted, most Silt Striders on Vvardenfell were wiped out, but some are still believed to live on the mainland of Morrowind.

Caravaner and faresEdit

Each Silt Strider has a driver, or caravaner, that navigates the Silt Strider to its destination. Prices for passage are dependent on the destination, embarking point, and disposition of the caravener to the passenger, which can be increased with successful Admiration or Bribes. Caravaners may have extended dialogue options concerning their cities and its surroundings. All caravaners in Morrowind are Dunmer. Silt Strider routes travel inland in the Ascadian Isles, West Gash, and Ashlands regions.

Biology and cultureEdit

The 20 meter creatures' shells are cut away both to expose sensitive tissues beneath, which can be goaded with minimal force to guide them, and to make room for passengers and cargo. Silt Striders ship cargo, as evidenced by the Silt Strider docks constructed in cities such Gnisis and Molag Mar to aid in the loading and unloading of trade goods.

Silt Striders are not hostile and cannot be attacked.


There are routes between each group of towns with the same colored background, and between towns of different backgrounds that are adjacent on the chart

Khuul Ald'Ruhn Balmora Suran Molag Mar
Maar Gan Gnisis Seyda Neen Vivec

Origin Caravaner Destinations
Khuul Seldus Nerendus Ald ' ruhn Gnisis Maar Gan
Maar Gan Daras Aryon Khuul Ald ' ruhn Gnisis
Ald'ruhn Navam Veran Balmora Gnisis Khuul Maar Gan
Balmora Selvil Sareloth Ald ' ruhn Seyda Neen Suran Vivec
Gnisis Punibi Yahaz Ald ' ruhn Khuul Maar Gan Seyda Neen
Seyda Neen Darvame Hleran Balmora Gnisis Suran Vivec
Suran Folsi Thendas Balmora Molag Mar Seyda Neen Vivec
Vivec City Adondasi Sadalvel Balmora Molag Mar Seyda Neen Suran
Molag Mar Dilami Androm Suran Vivec


  • With the use of mods, it is possible to ride in the cargo hold of a Silt Strider in real time.
  • A Silt Strider can be found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn, but it cannot be used as transport.
  • Revus Sarvani mentions that silt strider cocoons are extremely tough. He also mentions that the eruption of Red Mountain in the fifth year of the Fourth Era wiped most of them out.


See alsoEdit


Creatures (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind)
Animals AlitBetty NetchBull NetchCliff RacerDreughGuarKagoutiMudcrabNix-HoundBlighted Nix-HoundRatShalkSilt StriderSlaughterfish
Ash Creatures Ascended SleeperAsh GhoulAsh SlaveAsh VampireAsh ZombieCorprus StalkerLame Corprus
Daedra ClannfearDaedrothDremoraFlame AtronachFrost AtronachGolden SaintHungerOgrimOgrim TitanScampStorm AtronachWinged Twilight
Dwemer Centurions Centurion SphereCenturion SpiderSteam Centurion
Kwama Kwama ForagerKwama QueenKwama WarriorKwama WorkerScrib
Undead Ancestor GhostBonelordBonewalkerDwarven SpectreSkeleton
Unique Creatures Beldoh the UndyingCorkyCreeperLustidrikeMating KagoutiMudcrab MerchantNomeg GwaiOld Blue FinRollie the GuarStaadaThe White GuarWorm Lord

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