Did You Know: The Hist predicted or were aware of the impending Oblivion Crisis? Because of this precognition, the Hist “called back” many Argonians to Black Marsh to prepare for the coming conflict. Once there, the Hist modified them so they were stronger, faster, and able to endure harsher environments.
When the Oblivion Gates opened in Argonia, the Daedra were surprised to find themselves being invaded instead, with the Saxhleel pushing back the innumerable and immortal legions of Daedra into open retreat. Ultimately, the Daedra willingly closed the gates in Argonia to stop the assault. With Mehrunes Dagon’s forces routed in Argonia, the Argonians emerged from the crisis as the only race that were stronger and more unified than before.