He's probably after it for the same reason that millions of PCs are - it's a vast sum of gold. He has observed that the best way for a male to survive and prosper in the matriarchal drow society is by being outside the system and too valuable to be eliminated - and he was audacious enough to take his life in that direction. ©2020 Wizards. A very good point! Although he does not take an active role in leading his mercenaries any more, he still requests the resources of the group when it suits his needs. Not just for decoration, the feather was also a magic item; by blowing into it, Jarlaxle could summon a diatryma—a 12 … Jarlaxle Baenre is one of the big villains involved in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Jarlaxle’s grand ambitions were perverted into a cruel means for the Shard to gain absolute power, and only Artemis’s direct intervention saved Jarlaxle and led to the Shard’s destruction. As a male outsider in the city, Jarlaxle has much information few others beyond Lolth's priestesses are likely to have access to. Moreover, talking is what Jarlaxle does best. His plot was foiled and he and his allies were exiled from the lands of Damara—but Jarlaxle’s later adventures would see him wear a different crown. Jarlaxle’s outlandish garb suited his vivacious behavior. Her second oldest son tried to grab him in an attempt to assist, only to be killed by all of the effort that Yvonnel put into killing the baby by some magical power. Thanks! [citation needed], He is extremely skilled in the two long-blade fighting style commonly used by the drow, though when mismatched with less skilled opponents he has been known to use the less effective but visually showy swashbuckling style to distract them - though his mastery of this style was enough to impress even Artemis Entreri, the famed assassin and Jarlaxle's former companion. It is a minor, almost insignificant quibble, but it is disappointing that R.A. Salvatore is not mentioned or given direct credit for creating Jarlaxle and doing such amazing writing with the character. RA Salvatore is credited in the very first paragraph of the article. [citation needed], During the events of Gauntlgrym, Jarlaxle returns beside Athrogate. He stayed in regular contact with his lieutenant Kimmuriel Oblodra, in whose capable hands he has left Bregan D'aerthe. Jarlaxle Baenre is a drow mercenary and leader of the Bregan D'aerthe mercenary company. After, the two took the castle and claimed it for themselves causing a team of heroes to invade and do battle. 83% Upvoted. These days—involving events detailed in The Companions novel and The Sundering series, Jarlaxle is the de facto ruler of Luskan. Gale Force Nine and GF9 TM of Gale Force Nine, LLC. He too busy working on Timeless, my dude! Although beautiful like all Tel-quessir, Jarlaxle has no hair to illustrate that he considers himself removed from the society of Menzoberranzan. Posted by. Just like his grandiose feather, this eyepatch also served a purpose—it granted him special powers of sight and protects his mind from unwanted intrusion. Successfully created and ran a "mercenary" guild that was powerful enough to change the outcome of a war between Houses. More than anything, Jarlaxle is an opportunist. He chooses the brightest colors for his clothes and wears a cape that shines in every color in both the visible and infrared spectra. His wealth is considerable, but official station in drow society means nothing to him. In Road of the Patriarch, the final book of the Sellswords Trilogy, Jarlaxle attempted to usurp King Gareth Dragonbane of Damara and place him in a position of power over a domain he could call his own. 5th Edition. The famed scoundrel Jarlaxle Baenre is one of the main NPCs of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and he has a long and storied history in the Forgotten Realms, starring in many novels and short stories set in the lands of Faerûn, and was originally created by author R.A. Salvatore. Jarlaxle’s Stats? They paid well enough, at least. log in or register to remove this ad . Jalaxle, Drizzt, Cattie-Brie, Artemis Entreri, Matron Baenre, Regis, Bruenor, Wulfgar. The two of them join Dahlia Sin'felle in an expedition to Gauntlgrym where they are tricked into releasing the fire primordial. Or does he have the aid of his former ally-turned-rival Artemis Entreri? Stats for Jarlaxle ?? [citation needed], Of course, Jarlaxle also possesses the typical drow weapon - a hand held crossbow adorned with bolts dipped in sleeping poison.[10]. Another staple item is his wide-brimmed hat, plumed with a diatryma feather and worn atop his clean-shaven scalp. Why else would a traveling Luskanese carnival, the Sea Maiden’s Faire, have docked in Deepwater Harbor? In Michael's defense, I added the explicit mention of Salvatore after he made his post pointing out its absence. His piratical eyepatch is also an iconic part of Jarlaxle’s ensemble, even though he clearly possessed both of his eyes, as the eyepatch tended to change sides from day to day. There's a time limit in this quest. Jarlaxle’s outlandish garb suited his vivacious behavior. Jarlaxle has appeared in many Forgotten Realms books over the years, and often finds himself at odds with his rival Drizzt Do’Urden. Jarlaxle then arranged a fight between Entreri and Do'Urden, a fair fight.