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If we don't deal with these regrets, hope starts to drain from us.
-Confessor Jiji
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Confessor Jiji is a Merchant in Hollow Knight. She is a hidden resident of Dirtmouth who can summon unrecovered Shades.

Lore

Residents of Dirtmouth have long pondered on a mysterious stone door at the base of the Crystal Peak beyond their graveyard. Suggestions were once made to forcibly open the door, but awful groaning from within kept the townsfolk at bay.[2]

She was asleep there for a very long time but was woken up when the Knight entered.[3] She notes that the land is now covered with the stains of regret, and wonders what would happen to her should she fall asleep again.[4]

Jiji makes mention of her "masters" whom she also shares with Steel Soul Jinn.[5] These masters oppose order and have minds that are stated to be other.[6] They are described as being different from Jinn and more complete.[7]

In-game events

Jiji summoning the Shade

Confessor Jiji is found behind a locked door in Dirtmouth that requires a Simple Key to open.

In return for Rancid Eggs, Jiji offers a service to summon the Knight's Shade from wherever it spawned in the world. Upon summoning the Shade, it must still be defeated to restore the Knight's SOUL meter and lost Geo. This service is very useful if the Shade is in a difficult to reach area or has a lot of Geo on it.

Dialogue

First Encounter Welcome, small intruder. I've been sound asleep in here for some time...Some, time?

Ah. Yes. Yes. Well now you've gone and woken me up. It's no matter, I suppose. I might even be able to help you.
I am Jiji, and if you have found your way into my chamber you must need my help.
You see, sometimes we leave our regrets behind in the world, like black stains.
If we don't deal with these regrets, hope starts to drain from us.
Do you have regrets of your own, little one? Let me peer into you for a moment...

Greeting Ah, hello again. How have you been faring? Have you come to me because of your regrets? Let me peer into you...
Dream Nailed How long I must have slept. This land is so much darker now, so thick with the stains of regret.

Even the air is murkier. If I sleep again, will the darkness creep in here and swallow me whole?

Offering service As a service, I can return your regrets to you, so they can be dealt with. You want that, yes?

Ah, but I am very hungry. Perhaps you'd be willing to part with a little of your food? Sleep for as long as I have and you build up quite the appetite.
I can return your regrets to you, if you share your delicious food with me.

Lingering Shade Yes, I can see the regrets you've left behind.
  • Generic location: A black stain hidden away in the darkness below us.
  • The Abyss and Ancient Basin: Only faintly though... a black stain deep below the world, surrounded by darkness. Almost a part of it...
  • Ancestral Mound: A dark stain in an ancestral mound... a place of strange worships.
  • City of Tears: A dark stain in the heart of the kingdom's capital. Rain can not wash it away.
  • Colosseum of Fools: A dark stain surrounded by warriors and fools.
  • Crystal Peak: A dark stain almost hidden by the glow of shimmering crystals around it.
  • Deepnest: A dark stain, barely visible in the tunnels of a nest deep below this kingdom.
  • Fog Canyon: A dark stain lost in the fog of a strange land.
  • Forgotten Crossroads: A dark stain just below us, lost amongst the kingdom's twisting roads and highways.
  • Fungal Wastes: A dark stain nestled amongst strange fungus and bubbling lakes.
  • Greenpath: A dark stain in a lush, green land.
  • The Hive: A dark stain surrounded by golden light, in a hive far away from here.
  • Howling Cliffs: A dark stain high above us, surrounded by howling winds.
  • Kingdom's Edge: A dark stain far way at the very edge of the world.
  • King's Pass: A dark stain nearby, right at the entrance to this kingdom.
  • Queen's Gardens: A dark stain, marring a garden's beauty.
  • Queen's Station: A dark stain sitting alone in the Queen's Station.
  • Resting Grounds: A dark stain in a holy place of repose.
  • Royal Waterways: A dark stain surrounded by pipes and running water. It can not be washed away, though...
No lingering Shade Ah, you don't appear to have any lingering regrets. How lucky for you. You don't need the services of one such as I.
Listening again You seem to be free of regret. You don't need the services of one such as I. Farewell.
Accepting service Mmmm... I will enjoy this morsel tremendously. Now, as promised, we will begin the ritual.
Refusing Oh? Well, if you have no desire to reconcile with your regrets, I can not help you.
Listening again after refusing The food I like... it's soft and round and bursts delightfully in your mouth. The smell it emits... just thinking about is getting me excited. It truly is the most sumptuous thing in the world.
No Rancid Egg to offer Hmm, but you don't have any food on you. At least nothing that interests me. I can't perform on an empty stomach, so please return once you've found something truly tasty... something nourishing.
After defeating Shade Ah, you seem to have made peace with your regrets in a most novel, and dare I say brutal, fashion. What a joy to behold. Farewell for now. I will think of you as I savour my meal.
Defeating the Shade, Void Heart in possession Ooohhhh. My masters would be impressed...

Rare it is for one to come to terms with their regrets so completely, yet you seem to have managed it.
What darkness must one wade through to achieve such a thing?

Listening again after the ritual is completed Farewell. I will think of you as I savour my meal.

Grimm Troupe Icon.png While the Grimm Troupe is in Dirtmouth Hmm. A fierce host has settled nearby. Did you summon them? I find their smell... unsettling.

Theirs is a scent of distant places, unfamiliar even to me.
They have a strange look to them, gaudy and intimidating. Perhaps you suspect they hide their true appearance? You'd be right. They favour projection over truth, shrouding themselves in forms dreamed.
Best be careful. Assisting them might benefit you, but who knows what suffering it may cause?

Location

Confessor Jiji is located on the very east side of Dirtmouth, within a cave that requires a Simple Key to open.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Steel Soul Mode, Confessor Jiji is replaced by Steel Soul Jinn who offers Geo for Rancid Eggs.
  • Performing a ritual and summoning a Shade will blow out all the candles in Jiji's cave.
  • Having Jiji summon the Shade, killing it, and instantly leaving the room results in the SOUL meter remaining broken, though the Knight recovers their lost Geo and Jiji's dialogue is the same as when there is no lingering Shade.

References

  1. Reddit AMA comment on Jinn and Jiji.
  2. Official manual
  3. Jiji: "I've been sound asleep in here for some time...Some, time? Ah. Yes. Yes."
  4. Jiji Dream Nail dialogue: "How long I must have slept. This land is so much darker now, so thick with stains of regret. Even the air is murkier. If I sleep again, will the darkness creep in here and swallow me whole?"
  5. Jiji after acquiring Void Heart: "My masters would be impressed... Rare it is for one to come to terms with their regrets so completely, yet you seem to have managed it. What darkness must one wade through to achieve such a thing?"
  6. Steel Soul Jinn: "Jinn's masters are other... minds other... Not order. Not order, they seek."
  7. Steel Soul Jinn after acquiring Void Heart: "Jinn misjudged... The It is not inferior. Perhaps... different? Different to Jinn. More complete? Different... like masters?"
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