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Minotaurs are a powerful bestial race with the physical characteristics of man and bull. The feral Cyrodilic forest dwellers are the most degenerate descendants of Morihaus and the now extinct minotaur civilization of the Alessian Empire. This variant is bulkier than its Skyrim cousins, but uses far more primitive armor and weapons.

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"If it is a fact that all Minotaurs belong to a powerful humanoid bestial race with the physical characteristics of man and bull, it is also a fact that among them there are different groups, with crucial differences between them. The feral Cyrodilic forest dwellers are the most degenerate descendants of Morihaus and the now extinct minotaur civilization of the Alessian Empire. This variant has absolutely wild behavior and is physically bulkier than their cousins ​​that can be found in Skyrim, and other provinces of Tamriel. Despite their greater stamina, physical strength, and toughness, these forest Minotaurs are smaller in height, slower, and more poorly protected, as they wear little or no armor, compared to more civilized ones. They also have more fur, which is also thicker, and are more bestial in appearance, and have much larger pairs of horns.

As mentioned, all Minotaurs are likely descendants of the demigod Morihaus, who is depicted as a bull-man, and Belharza, the Minotaur Emperor, son of Alessia and Morihaus and second emperor of the First Cyrodilic Empire. Unlike their more civilized cousins, nearly every attempt at contact, cultural exchange, and peaceful coexistence with the Minotaurs of Cyrodiil ends in the death of someone, so little is known of their view about the events of Tamriel, the other sentient races, and even their own  origin. More civilized Minotaurs, or at least a portion of these, seem to look down on this feral variant, and even consider it a separate species, little more intelligent than a Troll. Some go even further, claiming a different origin for them, supposedly associated with Hircine. Where, however, the facts end and racism begins is difficult to define.

As this variant is native to Cyrodiil, people only see them commonly in Skyrim near the Cyrodilic border, both in Falkreath, Reach and the Rift. Though commonly solitary, some can band together into small gangs, usually with a Cyrodilic Minotaur Lord as their leader. In Cyrodiil they were often captured and forced to fight in arenas, even facing their smarter and better equipped cousins, a battle in which they often lost, and paid with their lives. Unlike the Minotaurs from other provinces, who volunteered for the life and glory of a gladiator, the poor Minotaurs of Cyrodiil were victims of a cruel and sadistic game, fed by the Empire, to entertain their subjects with bread and circuses, so that they do not perceive the ills of the system that governs them."

by Beastmaster Mihail *
(*Who is Beastmaster Mihail? He is my avatar/persona within the universe composed of all my mods. He is the ingame author who writes the texts that are usually presented as descriptions for my mods. A former monster hunter, now a dedicated scholar, he is planned to be released as an NPC in late 2022/early 2023, doing the same job in-game as my descriptions do on Nexus.)

- 2 new creatures: Cyrodilic Minotaur and Cyrodilic Minotaur Lord

- 2 new minotaur weapons: Minotaur Iron Axe and Minotaur Iron Hammer

- 1 new ingredient: Cyrodilic Minotaur Horns

So far no incompatibilities have been found between this mod and other mods.
(OBS- If by chance when installing several of Mihail's mods at the same time you are asked about files overwriting those of other Mihail mods or other authors mods, don't worry because they are just the same files shared between mods. I recommend that on these occasions always give preference to the files contained in my mods, and among mine always give preference to the mod you are installing last.)

The Mihail Monsters and Animals series aims to create and make available to the community the most complete set of creatures for TES 5: Skyrim, implemented in an immersive and unique way, with respect to the pillars of lore. Instead of pathetically just throwing models and textures in the game reusing 100% vanilla mechanics, the creatures made by Mihail have uniqueness and extreme zeal in their idealization and implementation, which will provide you with an experience that you have never had before in this area.

- The last Skyrim Update
- DLC Dragonborn
- DLC Dawnguard
- DLC Hearthfire


Mihail- models, textures, sound, animations, weapons, loot, game implementation

Some assets used on this mod belong to:

CD PROJEKT RED- the minotaur gauntlets were made from a witcher 3 gauntlet model,
but re-textured by me to fit the style and resolution of the Minotaur textures.