|“||Nature's servant awaits||”|
Jaheira is one of the canon party members who adventured with the Gorion's Ward during the event of Baldur's Gate, alongside Imoen, Dynaheir, Minsc and her husband Khalid. The couple are old friends of Gorion, who is a Harper, just like they are.
Jaheira is available to recruit from Chapter 1. She awaits the player's arrival with Khalid on the west (left) side of the Friendly Arm Inn ground floor at co-ordinates 320, 685. They'll help you as promised to Gorion to take care of you, but they'll not hesitate to leave you either if you decline their initial offer.
She has to pair with Khalid.
Related quests Edit
- Jaheira and Khalid (This is a time-sensitive quest)
- Faldorn: Being a member of the Shadow Druids, a confrontational group that has a particular hatred for most other druidic orders, Jaheira will find herself almost immediately at odds with Faldorn the moment she joins, they'll have major conflicts later if kept in the same party for long.
- Xzar / Montaron: As agents of Zhentarim, a group at odds with the Harpers, these particular unscrupulous types will find the likes of Jaheria and Khalid unacceptable, each pair expressing disgust regarding the other, and will eventually come to blows if either of each pair are in the same group for a prolonged duration.
- Khalid: They're a married couple and they're nigh inseparable. Khalid's stutter and gentle nature fits well with Jaheira's stubborn will and quick wit. The only point of contention between them might be their alignment; while Khalid is Neutral-Good and enjoys the company of other Good characters, Jaheira is uneasy among a Good party that acts too Good as she's Neutral by class, and will likely complain if the reputation of the party is above 17.
Gameplay analysis Edit
Her starting proficiencies are also rather poor as there aren't any magical clubs in the entire Baldur's gate. Therefore it is advisable to switch to Scimitars as Jaheira attains new levels or simply stick with Quarterstaffs.
|Average party level||Level||XP||Gold||Hit Points||Weapon Proficiencies||Equipment|
|1.00 - 1.99||
||6||12 (Max possible:23/2)||
|2.00 - 2.99||
||12||17 (Max possible:46/2)|
|3.00 - 4.99||
||22||30 (Max possible:92/2)||
||38||40 (Max possible:125/2)|
- In Enhanced Edition, companions who are under-leveled at the time of joining will be given a certain amount of experience points (XP) for you to manually level them up to gain more control of their status.
|“||When asked about her past, Jaheira glares as she speaks. She says that she was born in the Tethyr region to a loyalist of the King Alemander regime, unfortunately during the Thethyrian civil war. Her family was among the nobles targetted by the angry mobs of peasants, and she was only spared because a servant girl took her from their castle before it fell. They fled into the forest of Thethyr and stumbled across an enclave of Druids willing to take the child. Jaheira grew up a very headstrong girl, believing that the only way to protect was to have an active role in the world. She has little in common with Khalid, but even though her manner is often confrontational she apparently cares deeply for him. Her admiration of Gorion is obvious, and she plainly states that whomever was responsible for his death will suffer an equal fate.||”|
|How long must we wait here? Things stir to the south as we sit!||Initial meeting|
|Better to fight this battle when 'tis winnable!||Morale failure|
|Perhaps this group needs not quite as much help as I thought.||Happy|
|I don't like the way this group is turning out. Better leadership might help.||Unhappy-annoyed|
|Decide you well your next move! I'll not allow this to continue!||Unhappy-serious|
|You have shown your true nature, and we are henceforth enemies!||Unhappy-break|
|You couldn't have made a better choice.||Leader|
|I've just about seen enough waking hours, slave-driver.||Tired|
|Shouldn't we be doing something USEFUL with this time?!||Bored|
|For the fallen!||Battlecry1|
|I fear I need healing... lest I not survive.||Hurt|
|Tread lightly. You must show respect in nature's house.||Forest|
|This city is a blight on the landscape. Better to have let the land grow wild.||City|
|An open wound in Mother Earth. I would plug it, had I the power.||Dungeon|
|Darkness falls, and nature sleeps. Why do we still tromp about?!||Night|
|Nature's servant awaits.||Select1|
|Yes, oh omnipresent authority figure?||Select2|
|You've a task?||Select3|
|For the group.||Action1|
|As you direct.||Action2|
|'Tis good as done.||Action3|
|Ah, what now? Need your pantaloons pressed?!||Action4|
|By your command.||Action5|
|This would be a good place for a henge!||Action6|
|If a tree falls in the forest... I'll kill the bastard what done it!||Action7|
|Khalid, my dear, 'twould take a sailor to untie that tongue.||Interaction1|
|Do you claim to fight evil while you are diabolic yourself?||
|I know not your goals, but you are nearly Zhentish in spirit. Ooh, 'tis disgusting.||
|You are amusing, in a "what the hell is wrong with you" kind of way.||Insult1|
|Keep your distance! I doubt your motives are as you claim.||
|Seldom do I find so little fault with someone. I hope it lasts.||Compliment1|
|No sorrow for those lost in righteous battles.||To death-general|
|Blast it, Khalid! You die, and I—I swear you'll never hear the end of it!||To death-Khalid|
|You demonstrate your own pettiness. It saves me the trouble, so I take no offense.||To insult1|
|Ah-ah, careful. Ground tongue makes excellent fertilizer, especially with what you're spewing.||
|Is grass not made of blades? Do stars not shoot? Nature be well armed, and demands so of her servants!||To insult3|
Jaheira is available to recruit from Chapter 9. She'll be standing alongside Voghiln (not Khalid) in Troll Claw Woods and she'll need you to find Khalid, who happens to be commanding the Bridgefort ally forces fending off Caelar's crusades at Boareskyr Bridge in the main time.
In-game biography Edit
|“|| When asked about her past, Jaheira grimaces and glosses over her childhood in Tethyr and her flight from that nation's civil war. She briefly mentions how she was eventually taken in and raised by an enclave of druids before telling you that you should focus on the matter at hand.|
You know that Jaheira and her husband, Khalid, belong to the secretive order known as the Harpers. Though Jaheira insists she and Khalid were merely taking a vacation near Bridgefort when the crusade arrived and violence ensued, it seems more likely that the Harpers positioned Jaheira the pair in the area.
Whatever the truth, Jaheira seems committed to tracking down Caelar and putting an end to her crusade.
Regarding the game's canon, the five companions who accompany Gorion's Ward during the trip due south from the city of Baldur's Gate towards the country of Amn includes Imoen, Dynaheir, Minsc, Khalid, and Jaheira. At some point during this journey, they were set upon by the designs of Jon Irenicus, only to be captured, imprisoned, and tortured.
Jaheira is available to recruit from Chapter 1. She's imprisoned near you within a locked cage. To free her, the player character must find the key in a nearby room, along with some equipment and a Jailkeep Golem.
Related quests Edit
- Release Jaheira From Her Cell
- Summoned to the Harper Hold
- Save Jaheira from Baron Ployer's Curse (Don't tarry too long or Jaheira will die from the curse)
- Gorion's Ward: After mourning the death of her husband, and if the player is willing, an opportunity for romance is possible. Under the right circumstances, a male player that is either a human, half-elf, elf, or halflingBGII:EE may have several opportunities through dialogue to 'make the most' of the situation. Additional requirements include that she never leaves the party, other than during her personal quests, and it may require a relatively neutral reputation due to her alignment.
- The Harpers: Jaheira's affiliation with the organization, which was practically only hinted at during the first game, is made much more significant in the second game and takes on a central role in her personal quests.
Gameplay analysis Edit
Jaheira's skills and ability scores have notably improved since the first installment, she has three more points in dexterity and has access to the unique level 5 druid spell Harper's Call, which functions similarly to Raise Dead.
Jaheira's multi-class potential finally blooms thanks to the increased XP cap of ToB. The separated XP gain isn't a issue for her as druids' high level scaling isn't good to begin with, they literally "capped" at level 15 (3,000,000 XP). Meanwhile Jaheira gains more and more useful fighter type HLAs. Give her Belm offhand, use HLAs, Iron Skins, cast other buffs on her, she can be an excellent physical damage dealer, let her cast Insect Plague, a spellcaster killer.
|“||When asked about her past, Jaheira glares as she speaks. She says that she was born in the Tethyr region to a loyalist of the king Alemander regime, unfortunately during the civil war. Her family was among the nobles targeted by the angry mobs of peasants, and she was onyl spared because a servant took her from their castle before it fell. An enclave of Druids in the Tethyr forest was willing to grant shelter, and Jaheira grew up headstrong in their care. She believes the only way to protect nature is to have an active role in the world, but the cost of this dedication seems to heavily weigh on her mind these days. She grows quiet when you ask about recent events, and while she gives the appearance of her normal, strong-willed self, there is a look of doubt in her eyes. It would seem that she has seen too many friends fall to remain unaffected. She does not like the subject, and lets it drop.||”|
|I will not fall here!||Morale failure|
|Our actions are good, and will serve the greater balance.||Happy|
|I hope this is not a sign of things to come. We must strive to maintain balance.||Unhappy-annoyed|
|This is no longer a matter that can be brushed aside! Change your ways or we shall be at odds!||Unhappy-serious|
|I... I cannot believe the change in this group! For the greater balance, I... I must oppose you!||Unhappy-break|
|As I have said before, you could not have made a better choice.||Leader|
|Rest would be welcome lest we endanger ourselves.||Tired|
|It is strange that we stand about when there is so much to do.||Bored|
|For the fallen!||Battlecry1|
|Fall, creature! And feed the earth!||Battlecry2|
|Nature take the life she gave!||Battlecry3|
|I will require healing if I am to be of use to the group.||Hurt|
|I am at peace in the outdoor places, though it never seems to last.||Forest|
|I have no patience for cities. Our stay had best be a short one.||City|
|Nature could find a home here if it were properly cleansed and balanced.||Dungeon|
|I welcome each day we see. Some are not so lucky.||Day|
|Nature has many children that call the darkness home. I am not one of them.||Night|
|Nature's servant awaits.||Select1|
|I await your need.||Select2|
|I am ready.||Select4|
|It is about time.||
|Speak your mind.||
|It is done.||Action1|
|I am willing.||Action2|
|As I would have done.||Action4|
|If it will help.||Action5|
|I thought as much.||Action6|
|As you would have it.||Action7|
|You require nothing more?||Select rare1|
|If you think it is wise to do so. So much comes back to haunt us.||
|With vengeance!||Critical hit|
|Weapon has no effect!||Target immune|
|I have too much in my pack as it is. You'll have to pick that up off the ground.||Inventory full|
|My concentration is undone. My spell has failed!||Spell disrupted|
|Quickly! We must get out of here before whoever did this returns. I swear, traveling with you is never dull.|
|Khalid... No! This... this is an illusion... a dream... a bad dream...|
|Sil... Silvanus guide the light... to the source. Take this man to what he justly deserves. By... nature's will, what was given is returned; what was turmoil is now... is now peace.|
|Khalid? Silvanus let him hear my vow... If I must, I shall empty this entire city of all within to find his killer... So do I swear.|
|There you are! I—I missed you while I was gone. I—I mean... well, I am glad to see you. I must tell you, however, that we must go to the Harper Hold in Athkatla.|
Jaheira has a luscious European accent, and Khalid, a stammer. Their personalities are opposed in this way and others. Jaheira tends to be headstrong and very certain of her own ways, sometimes to the annoyance of other NPCs (Viconia, for example) or (depending on how the player character reacts at certain points) even the protagonist. Many companions refuse to be servile flunkies at the beck and call of the player, and Jaheira is no exception: "Yes, oh omnipresent authority figure?" (Which, of course means the player, not the character, unlike the other followers).
Jaheira's inconsistency with regards to party deaths is a perfectly ironic blend of true love for her mate and jaded neutrality to the fate of others. She is normally philosophical, even laconic, about the death of other party members, with a "No tears shed for those lost in righteous battle". Should Khalid die, however, she lets out an anguished wail.
- Jaheira is voiced by Heidi Shannon (as Hidi Shannon).