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The Mane


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This one has read that Khajiit are ruled by a spiritual ruler called the Mane. Varin is looking for more information about this Mane. Are there any who can assist?
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Only one Mane can exist at a time. I'm going to assume you know about the sub-species of Khajiits and how they're tied to the phases of the moon at birth. A Mane is born when the moons line up to "create a third moon" in spiritual speak, but in reality it's just when one moon directly passes in front of the other. While it is considered a spiritual leader with quite a bit of pull in politics and religion, the Mane generally keeps his/her nose out of things. This essentially making them into figureheads appointed by birth with an incredible amount of power that generally likes to have things run themselves.

Quote from the Imperial Library (considered pretty much the most reliable source for all things TES): The Mane is a unique form of Khajiit born when a 3rd moon appears in the sky. Only one Mane exists at any one time, and Khajiiti believe that the Mane is one soul incarnating into different bodies. Traditionally, all Khajiit would shave their hair and braid it into the Mane's mane, but the large population of modern Elsweyr has made this tradition impractical. Manes may still wear the braids of their tribe and his warrior guard. Due to the weight of all this hair, the Mane cannot move and must be carried on a palaquin by his Cathay-raht servants.

Another one about their power in society: Peace was restored, however when the normally nonpartisan khajiit spiritual leader, the Mane Rid-T'har-ri'Datta, "bestowed to the classes equality under the bi-lunar shadow, dividing their power in accordance with two-moons-dance of the ja-Kha'jay". What this established, in a more understandable sense, was a rotational power base in which both sides of khajiit society, the city-dwellers under the nobility and the nomadic tribes of the desert chieftains, shared alternate control of the region based on the phases of Masser and Secunda; the terms of this measure, the Riddle-T'har, were overseen by the thinly-veiled dictatorship of the Mane himself.


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Interesting, never read those books. I guess I'm having a Kahjiit character as well. On another randome note, my smartphone already new the word Khajiit, strange.
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This should cover everything.

Other than that the Mane is the spiritual leader of all of Elsweyr, while technically he/she's not the political leader he/she has a lot of influence in the matter.


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Yes one of the things that the guild im in is search for The Mane if you find him let me know.


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Interesting lore.
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I'm not positive but I believe I've heard somewhere that the players will be able to choose the new Mane for ESO upon its release.



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(February 6th 2014 10:29 PM)Lurgahk Wrote:  I'm not positive but I believe I've heard somewhere that the players will be able to choose the new Mane for ESO upon its release.

i remember seeing something along those lines. i think we're helping to find or choose the new mane


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(December 31st 2013 01:34 PM)sahrot kriid Wrote:  Interesting, never read those books. I guess I'm having a Kahjiit character as well. On another randome note, my smartphone already new the word Khajiit, strange.

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(February 6th 2014 10:29 PM)Lurgahk Wrote:  I'm not positive but I believe I've heard somewhere that the players will be able to choose the new Mane for ESO upon its release.

That would actually REALLY piss me off since if they did, it shows that ZOS doesn't care about the lore of an entire race.


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That would really piss me off as well. Recently ZOS has just been tossing TES lore away in a money-grab because making a bit of extra money is apparently more important than the quality of the franchise that they created.


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(February 6th 2014 07:42 PM)Leinad Wrote:  Interesting lore.

It's TES lore by Bethesda, it has to be.


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It is pretty much confirmed in a Q&A that the players will "assist in choosing a new Mane."
I don't think it'll be something where the player chooses, the choosing of the Mane is too big a thing for that, plus it would make no sense.


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