Jhi was one of the Four Fallen Great Beasts. She has silver eyes, and is known for her kind, docile personality. However, she can also be ferocious when she decides to be: this was shown in The Evertree when she fought Kovo the Ape. She was killed in the first war against the The Devourer while helping the Greencloaks and lost her talisman. A prophecy was then made predicting the Four Fallen's return. When Meilin summoned her back into Erdas as her spirit animal in Zhong, the prophecy was fulfilled. She has the ability to heal most wounds with her saliva and make peace, so she is known as the Peacefinder and Healthbringer. Jhi also helps Meilin think and consider all of her options when called upon.
Main article: Talismans
Jhi's talisman is the Bamboo Panda. It increases the user's body's resistance to damage.
In the Books
Jhi is summoned by Meilin by the Bile, although everyone believed that she drank the Nectar at the time. At first, Meilin is disappointed, as Jhi is a peaceful animal and Meilin wanted an animal with combat abilities. For most of the book Meilin resents Jhi, but she does appreciate the panda's healing abilities. Jhi goes into dormant state almost immediately due to the Bile.
With the help of Finn, Meilin learns to trust Jhi much more and utilize her decision-making abilities.
When running back to Zhong, Meilin gets lost in the maze. Jhi guides her through to Xue, who helps them on their journey.
Jhi, along with the rest of the Great Beasts, fight Kovo at the Evertree. Briggan and Conor subdue the ape, and then Jhi shows her "warrior" side by facing Kovo ferociously and forces him to sacrifice himself.
Jhi is seen at Greenhaven with Meilin. When she notices Meilin acting haughtily, she warns Meilin to be kinder.
On her Bonding Day, Meilin drank the Bile without knowing and summoned Jhi, one of the Fallen and a Great Beast. But far from being pleased, Meilin, expecting to call an animal whose expertise is fighting, was very disappointed and shocked to have called the gentle panda. Through most of the first book, she tries to tolerate Jhi, but many times flares up when the panda won't be nearly as war-like as she had hoped. Later, in a dream, Jhi approaches her and apologizes for disappointing her, causing Meilin to realize that her fighting spirit and the panda's gently healing nature compliment each other, and she starts to form a stronger bond and accept the each other's differences; Meilin soon starts to receive powers from Jhi. In Against the Tide, Meilin worries when Jhi disappears on Nightshade Island, and even kisses the panda on the forehead when she returns. When Meilin realizes her and Jhi's bond was forced by the Bile, she is devastated and wonders if Jhi felt trapped the whole time.
- A Unique Weapon in the Spirit Animals game is called the Bamboo Staff of Jhi.
- Jhi is, with Mulop and Uraza, the only Great Beast to have a talisman which is not made with a metal or a rock.
- It is revealed in Immortal Guardians that Jhi had started making sure Meilin was being kind, letting out a warning grunt whenever she wasn’t.