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Not to be confused with Riddle'Thar.
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"I am Rid-Thar-ri'Datta, the first Mane. I have returned to watch over my people. The line of Manes is in danger, and this one felt his presence would help light the path."
―Rid-Thar-ri'Datta

Rid-Thar-ri'Datta (sometimes spelled Rid-T'har-ri'Datta) was the first Mane of the Khajiiti people. He restored peace to the Khajiit during the rebellions against the Elsweyr Confederacy, granting equal power between the masses.[1] He is later encountered during the Aldmeri Dominion questline, granting the Vestige instructions for the Lunar Champions Shazah and Khali.

InteractionsEdit

Grim SituationEdit

After cleaning the central tree of Fort Grimwatch, the spirit of Rid-Thar-ri'Datta appears to you and Shazah. He gives you his blessing as the Moon Hallowed, and tells you to dispel the evil from Khaj Rawlith.

A Door into MoonlightEdit

After praying to the Kauzanabi-jo's Lunar Shrine between the Fishing Dock and Senalana, a projection of Rid-Thar will appear:

Kauzanabi-jo: "Rid-Thar-ri'Datta... the First Mane?"
Rid-Thar-ri'Datta: "You have arrived in Reaper's March at a critical time. The soul of the Khajiiti people, and the entire Dominion, are in crisis."
[Summons projection of Akkhuz-ri "Mane Akkhuz-ri is tainted by evil. He will never be fit to lead our people."

He will have Akkhuz-ri's projection fade, and bring in projections of Khali and Shazah:

Rid-Thar-ri'Datta: "Our hope lies with these women, the Champions. One of them will be Mane. You must help them walk the Path... for you are the Moon Hallowed."
"Without a new Mane, the Khajiit will fall. The Dominion will fall. Walk well in the light of Jode and Jone, and you shall succeed. Moon Hallowed."

He and the other projections will then fade, and Kauzanabi-jo will officially declare you Moon Hallowed, having been a witness.

Motes in the MoonlightEdit

The Moonlit PathEdit

The Den of LorkhajEdit

The Golden ClawEdit

HistoryEdit

Early lifeEdit

Rid-Thar-ri'Datta was born sometime during the Second Era under the rare alignment of the two Moons, thus becoming the First Mane.[1]

Rebellions in new ElsweyrEdit

After Keirgo of Anequina and Eshita of Pelletine combined their kingdoms to form the province of Elsweyr in 2E 309, a class struggle had surfaced, with many feeling the ruling class had betrayed them. Keirgo petitioned the Second Empire for help, but they had just lost their Potentate Versidue Shaie, and were unable to help. The cities of Anequina were under constant attack, and after the old capital Ne Quin-al fell to the rebels, it seemed as though Elsweyr would fall under the weight of its union.[1]

This all changed, however, as the nonpartisan Khajiiti spiritual leader, Mane Rid-T'har-ri'Ditta, bestowed class equality under the bi-lunar shadow, dividing their power in accordance with the Two-Moons Dance of Ja-Kha'jay. This established 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'Thar, were overseen by the Mane himself. Some considered Rid-Thar's rule a thinly-veiled dictatorship.[1] He later passed away, though the year is unknown.[2]

Alliance WarEdit

After Javad Tharn used dark magic to corrupt the current Mane Akkhuz-ri and summon Dro-m'Athra across Reaper's March, Rid-Thar returned to guide his people and coronate the new Mane.[2]

DialogueEdit

ConversationsEdit

Show: Grim Situation

"You have done well, traveler. Stand beside Shazah, struggling against the darkness. You have taken your first steps down a difficult path."

Who are you? "This one is as Shazah named him. I am Rid-Thar-ri'Datta, the first Mane. I have returned to watch over my people. The line of Manes is in danger, and this one felt his presence would help light the path."
What is this path you speak of? "The Dro-m'Athra, Akkhuz-ri, the Champions... all are part of a whole. What lies ahead will require blood and steel and courage to overcome."
What do we do? "Pass through the flames, they will not harm you. Not you, of all people. Within the temple you will find the source of the darkness. Destroy it and you will return control of the fort to those who live in the light."
Consider it done. "Receive the touch of the First Mane. And exult in the moonlight."

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

AppearancesEdit


References

Mane of Elsweyr and the Khajiit
Position established 2E ??? - 2E 3?? Eventually Akkhuz-ri

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