Do khajiit not attack saber cats?

#1Gaming_EsquirePosted 5/17/2012 12:53:18 PM
I was wondering through The Pale last night and I ran into a Kahjiit caravan on the road near the Nightengale Inn. They were headed from Dawnstar to Riften I think is this caravan's route. Anyway I talked to them and traded with them as i always do and walked away ahead of them. I was attacked by a snow cat or saber cat and Jordis and I took it down.

The thing is, the Kahjiit caravan just stood there. Usually if I get jumped by hired thugs in Dawnstar, or attacked by bandits or assassins or even dragons in their presence, they help me! Karijo especially, but all of em, even the female merchant takes out her dagger and joins the fray. Once on the road we protected each other from orcish hunters.

Are khajiit programmed to not attack wild cats? If so, that's a cool subtle nuance I never noticed before. Great little detail.

Or do you think it was just a random coincidence like Joris and I killed it before they could even react.

Your thoughts?
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#2FredCat07Posted 5/17/2012 2:31:53 PM
They are family... ever on the different branch.
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#3lenmuttPosted 5/17/2012 2:33:37 PM
can Khajiit mate with sabercats and it be considered okay?
#4RampagingwalrusPosted 5/17/2012 2:37:42 PM
NPCs do not attack non-hostile enemies.
Mud crabs, bears, cats, et cetera.
Sure, they seem hostile, but they are just territorial, so they only attack when something gets too close, and not on sight like most other enemies.
Had they gotten close enough to the cat for it to turn aggressive at their intrusion, they would have attacked it.
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#5Gaming_Esquire(Topic Creator)Posted 5/17/2012 3:48:15 PM
It was a red dot on the radar, so I assume that means it was hostile/aggro. I didn't go and attack it, it attacked me on the road. I felt like I offended them. :(

Now that I think about it, I think I've seen cat pelts in their inventory. Would that be like us selling human flesh or more like selling a chimpanzee pelt?

Anyway, it was probably just a coincidence but I was wondering if anyone knew for sure or had their own experiences.
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#6RampagingwalrusPosted 5/17/2012 3:50:45 PM
Gaming_Esquire posted...
It was a red dot on the radar, so I assume that means it was hostile/aggro. I didn't go and attack it, it attacked me on the road. I felt like I offended them. :(

If it attacked you, you were within its territory so it went hostile.
If they did not help fight, then there were still outside its territory so it was not hostile to them.
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#7rockman171Posted 5/17/2012 4:27:45 PM
Rampagingwalrus posted...
Gaming_Esquire posted...
It was a red dot on the radar, so I assume that means it was hostile/aggro. I didn't go and attack it, it attacked me on the road. I felt like I offended them. :(

If it attacked you, you were within its territory so it went hostile.
If they did not help fight, then there were still outside its territory so it was not hostile to them.


I've never seen a sabrecat or even a bear who wasn't hostile on sight. The only territorial things I've ever seen are giants and (slightly) mudcrabs...
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#8RampagingwalrusPosted 5/17/2012 4:33:22 PM
rockman171 posted...
I've never seen a sabrecat or even a bear who wasn't hostile on sight. The only territorial things I've ever seen are giants and (slightly) mudcrabs...

Cats and bears tend to have fairly large radii of territory, but they are indeed territorial
If you slowly approach a bear it will stay stationary and just growl at you, until you enter its area.
Have not heard cats make any signal but they will face you and watch you until you cross their imaginary line.
Giants have fairly obvious areas of territory.
Mudcrabs and horkers tend to have very small territories, and will mostly ignore you as long as you do not try to dry hump them.
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#9Gaming_Esquire(Topic Creator)Posted 5/22/2012 1:47:33 PM
Just to put this conversation to bed, I can confirm that Khajiit DO in fact attack saber cats and vice a versa. Last night I ran into a Khajiit caravan and we we all ambushed by snow cats. They definitely all fought each other. I used Pacify cus it hurt me to see cat on cat violence.

So I answered my own question. Thanks to those that participated!
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