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Mane Jinninji-ri
Mane Jinninji-ri
Race Khajiit Gender Male
Born 1st Era
Resided in Elsweyr
Appears in ESO

Jinninji-ri was the Mane of the Khajiiti people during the late First Era, before the unification of the Sixteen Kingdoms. Little is known about Jinninji-ri's life. He was responsible for the installation of reflectors in the Temple of the Dance in Dune during one of the many temple refurbishings circa 1E 2902.[1][2] When aligned properly and attuned to the moonlight, those reflectors were capable of projecting visions of past events.[3][4]

He died at some point before the ascension of Mane Zebiden-jo in circa 2E 182. His remains are preserved in the Tomb of the Manes in Rimmen Necropolis, a huge tomb complex located southwest of the Rimmen itself. He was buried together with other prominent Manes: Zebiden-jo and Tullar-dra.[5] His spirit's rest was briefly interrupted in 2E 582 when The Vestige escorted the remains of the ancient Khajiiti ruler Jora-ri to the burial chamber in the Tomb of the Manes.[6][7]



  • Although Rid-Thar-ri'Datta was dubbed the First Mane there were numerous Manes, Jinninji-ri among them, who lived chronologically before him.[8] Lawrence Schick stated that it could be "transcription error, but that would invalidate all these lovely theories" and as such refused to confirm that notion.[UOL 1] Founding date of the Pridehome in the late First Era further confirms existence of Manes prior to the ascension of Rid-Thar-ri'Datta.[9]
  • Khajiiti ritual icons depicting stylized lions, carved from large pieces of quartz were occasionally crafted during Jinninji-ri's life.[10][11]
  • The recipe of a drink known as Timestorm originated in Elsweyr during the reign of Mane Jinninji-ri.[12]


  1. ^ Shazah's dialogue in ESO
  2. ^ Khali's dialogue in ESO
  3. ^ Rid-Thar-ri'Datta's dialogue in ESO
  4. ^ Events of The Moonlit Path in ESO
  5. ^ Jinninji-ri in ESO: Elsweyr
  6. ^ Events of Relatively Speaking in ESO: Elsweyr
  7. ^ Jora-ri's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
  8. ^ Mane Jinninji-ri and Mane Zebiden-jo, who both held the title before Rid-Thar-ri'Datta
  9. ^ Doomstone Keep loading screen text in ESO: Dragonhold
  10. ^ Rollin's dialogue in ESO
  11. ^ Quartz Idol item description in ESO
  12. ^ Gilraedal's Book of Obscure and Ancient SpiritsGilraedal

Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.