Jaheira was strong-willed and resolute in her convictions whenever she spoke to others. She believed the only way to protect the natural world of Faerûn was to take direct action. She had a acerbic wit and often demonstrated a flippant attitude towards death.
Despite her boldness, there were certain events in Jaheira's life that gave her a great sense of doubt and consternation.
During their time with the Harpers, Jaheira and Khalid became good friends with the sage Gorion and were acquainted with such people as Elminster. Throughout their travels together Jaheira became quite close with Imoen, though at times she saw the young mage as childish and naive.
Jaheira had a very different personality than that of her husband. Jaheira was bold and willful, almost to the point of stubbornness, while Khalid was nervous and often lost his wits in battle. Regardless the two were very much in love with one another.[note 1]
Jaheira was born in the 14th century into a noble Tethyrian family aligned with King Alemander IV. She was still still a child during the Ten Black Days of Eleint on the eve of the Tethyrian Interregnum.
Jaheira was orphaned when her parents were killed by a mob of angry peasants. Fortunately, she was saved by one of the serving girls during the uprising, fleeing family's castle with her to the Forest of Tethir. Soon after, they met an enclave of druids, that later accepted Jaheira into their community. She took on the role of a druid in service to the Oak Father Silvanus.[note 2]
At some point Jaheira met Dermin Courtierdale, the man who introduced her to the Harpers and mentored her in the ways of their teachings. While with the Harpers, Jaheira met and fell in love with Khalid, a fellow half-elf who hailed from Calimshan. Despite the stark contrast in their characters, the two married in short time.
Sword Coast Adventures
In the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, Jaheira and Khalid were sent on behalf of the Harpers to investigate the iron crisis and the Nashkel mines. They stayed at the Friendly Arm Inn and awaited the arrival of their friend and fellow Harper, Gorion. Unfortunately, Gorion was slain as he tried to smuggle his adopted son Abdel Adrian out of Candlekeep to safety. Jaheira and Khalid welcome them and shared their plans to investigate the troubling goings-on that afflicted the Sword Coast.[note 3]
After the Iron Crisis was put to a stop and the schemes of Sarevok Anchev were foiled, Jaheira and Khalid traveled to Boareskyr Bridge. They were tasked with investigating the growing Shining Crusade and its leader, the charismatic Caelar Argent. When the crusade invaded, Khalid led the nearby townsfolk into Bridgefort while the chaos left Jaheira stranded outside.
In order to get inside the fort, Jaheira sought an abandoned abandoned temple of Bhaal that had recently been repurposed by Cyricists. During her journey she picked up the warrior-skald Voghiln and reunited with her ally who was then regarded as the Hero of Baldur's Gate.
Time in Amn
Following the defeat of the Shining Crusade in the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Abdel Adrian was framed for murder, briefly imprisoned in Baldur's Gate, and discreetly released from holding. Jaheira and Khalid were quick to join up with them once again, alongside their friends Imoen, Minsc, and Dynaheir. Soon after they set out from Baldur's Gate the adventurers became clouded by mist, and captured by a group of Shadow Thieves.
Jaheira woke up in a dungeon deep beneath the city of Athkatla in Amn. Some of her fellow companions were also imprisoned while others, such as Khalid, had already been killed. Their captor was the elven wizard from Suldanessellar who had fallen from their grace, Jon Irenicus.[note 4]
Behind the Scenes
In the Baldur's Gate series of video games, Jaheira is voiced by Heidi Shannon, sometimes referenced to as Hidi Shannon.
- Philip Athans (August 1999). “Rogues Gallery: Baldur's Gate”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #262 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 70–74.
- In the Baldur's Gate novel, Jaheira and Khalid have a strained relationship due to his infidelity.
- In the novel, Jaheira venerates the deity Mielikki.
- In the novels Jaheira accompanies Abdel Adrian as they investigate and put an end to the iron crisis.
- In the Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn novel, Jaheira joins Abdel Adrian in his quest against Irenicus.
- BioWare (December 1998). Designed by James Ohlen. Baldur's Gate. Black Isle Studios.
- Beamdog (March 2016). Designed by Philip Daigle, et al. Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Beamdog.
- BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
- Beamdog (November 2013). Designed by Philip Daigle, et al. Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Beamdog.
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Siege of Dragonspear
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