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Jarden is a fighter in Ertof Dand's bandit group who have heard that Gorion's Ward has amassed many valuable items worth stealing.

You deserve no less than death, and no more.

If Gorion's Ward is a male human, elf, half-elf or halfling, and the romance with Jaheira has reached a certain point (Jaheira's Local variable LoveTalk = 27), the bandits might appear any time the party is resting outdoors. Otherwise, this encounter will never happen.

The party wakes to find a blade at Jaheira's throat, and an ultimatum to hand over all their possessions or else. Gorion's Ward will then have a few different dialog options, which may effect the outcome of the romance.


  • In the classic Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoABaldur's Gate II:
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    game, Jarden's Alignment is Lawful Good, despite that his actions are clearly neither Lawful nor Good. This has been fixed to Chaotic Evil in the enhanced Shadows of Amn LOGOSOA00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Shadows of Amn (2013)
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  • Also in the classic game, Jarden has no weapons in inventory, and so must fight with his fists. He is armed in the EE game. A good fix that one.

Mod content[]

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Sword Coast Stratagems mod revises Jarden. A new default SCS Fighter AI script is assigned for better tactical behavior. Has 5 pips in Bastard Sword weapon proficiency and 2 pips in single weapon fighting style. This will improve his APR, THAC0, damage and armor class.