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Jori En
Jori En Ruin Diver.jpg
Race Merfolk
Birthplace Zendikar
Lifetime Mending Era

Jori En is a female merfolk from Bala Ged on Zendikar.


After Bala Ged was overrun by the Eldrazi Jori En fled with her human friend Kendrin to Tazeem. Kendrin was on the brink of a discovery, she called the 'puzzle of leylines'. She suspected that the hedrons and the Eldrazi were connected and wanted to travel to Sea Gate to see the Lighthouse's records on the Eye of Ugin, but she died before she could accomplish that.[1]

When Gideon Jura heard Jori En's tale, he went to recruit the biggest expert on leylines, Jace Beleren. He told Jori En to join Commander Vorik's refugees so that he could find her when he returned. When he actually returned with Jace, Gideon found out that Jori En was still trapped at Sea Gate. He rescued her again and brought her to Jace hoping that together they might be able to link Zendikar's leylines with the hedrons in order to find a way to stop the Eldrazi.[2] After Jace and Jori En figured out that they had to travel to the Eye of Ugin in Akoum, Gideon stayed behind to organize the refugees.

On their way to Akoum, the two were ambushed by the Eternal Pilgrims, a group of Kor who worshipped Mangeni Ula, their name for Ulamog. Barely escaping the titan itself, Jace and Jori En realized that Ulamog was heading for Sea Gate. They then decided to split up, Jace continuing to Akoum and Jori En heading back to alert Gideon of the coming disaster.[3][4] After the attack of Ulamog, the rise of Kozilek and the destruction of Sea Gate, Jori En found herself in the sea surrounded by dead sea creatures.[5] She found the wounded Kiora, and helped her retrieve her bident.

Jori survived the last confrontation with Ulamog and Kozilek, in which the titans were defeated by the Gatewatch and their allies.[6]

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Brink of Extinction Kelly Digges 2016-02-10 Oath of the Gatewatch Zendikar Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Tazri, Jace Beleren, Jori En, Kiora
Zendikar's Last Stand Doug Beyer 2016-02-17 Oath of the Gatewatch Zendikar Chandra Nalaar, Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Nissa Revane, Kiora, Ulamog, Kozilek, Tazri, Noyan Dar, Drana, Jori En

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  1. Ari Levitch (July 15, 2015). "Limits". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. James Wyatt (August 19, 2015). "Slaughter at the Refuge". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Doug Beyer (September 2, 2015). "The Believers' Pilgrimage". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Kimberly J. Kreines (November 18, 2015). "Hedron Alignment". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Ari Levitch (January 27, 2016). "Beneath the Surface". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Doug Beyer (February 17, 2016). "Zendikar's Last Stand". Wizards of the Coast.