"Jalboun smells like he bathed in a vat of ale, but he appears to be a grissled veteran of a warrior. The crooked grin he wears makes it difficult to believe he takes anything seriously."
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
As might be inferred from the above description, observing his behavior, and comments from Kana, Jalboun's only (but very significant) value is increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for Crossroad Keep's special assignments. However, he is better at this than any other sergeant, including Light of Heavens (+3 modifier for his results vs. +2 for hers). While he can be assigned to other tasks, his modifiers on all of them does harm rather than good:
- special assignments = +3 to outcome
- recruiting greycloaks = -10% recruitment rate
- patrols = -5 road and land security
- training = +1 time required to train greycloaks
Official Campaign[edit | edit source]
Jalboun was originally an officer in the Luskan military. However he was dishonorably discharged from the army for undisclosed reasons. One everybody knows though is that his former military career was tainted all over with scandals. He later found employment as Sydney Natale's bodyguard. If the PC successfully bribes Jalboun to turn against Sydney, he can be recruited as a sergeant at Crossroad Keep. His methods are unorthodox, but he can produce good results. He doesn’t seem to get along with Kana, who is more than happy to send Jalboun on special missions far, far away from the keep (indeed, this is always the best choice for him). If not away on special assignments, he usually hangs out in front of the Phoenix Tail Inn and tries to convince the PC to build a gambling den. His fate is unknown at the end of the campaign though it is most likely that he survived since he is a Forgotten Realms NPC just like Lord Nasher.
Tidbits[edit | edit source]
- Jalboun was originally intended to be a gladiator that fought in Luskan's Vulture's Garden.
- Even though he is thought to be "Chaotic evil" Examing him while he is in your party will show True Neutral