Originally posted by fable
Doesn't she prefer neutral types, per her druidic convictions? I seem to recall her endless complaints when my PC got too "good" in one of my games.
Originally posted by serjeLeBlade Are you serious? I was running on reputation 20 for the best time of the game in which I romanced Jaheira and I never recall to have heard her complain! (Do you remember what she said exactly?)
Anyway, some of her romance choices are based on your reputation. *High* reputation.... "so-so" reputation doesn't make the trick.
Jaheira is a strange character, in some respects. Based on her personality and her philosophy of life, her alignment should be Good and her Charisma should definitely be less than 15. I think the best way to explain those anomalies is to look at the requirements for being a Druid. In other words, the only reason she's True Neutral and has CHA 15 is because being a Druid requires it. Otherwise, in my opinion, her alignment should be Neutral Good and her Charisma should be about 8 or 9. (Higher than Minsc's? No way.) Frankly, I don't know why Druids are supposed to have high Charisma in the first place. When have you ever seen a charismatic Druid?
I'm sure that some people will disagree with me about Jaheira's "true" alignment, but consider this. When she's happy, you can hear her say things like, "Our actions are good
. We serve the greater balance." If her alignment isn't "good", then why doesn't "balance" by itself suffice? Why does she talk about "goodness" and act like she cares about it at all?
And as jcompton points out, Jaheira always recommends rep-boosting actions, which is odd for a Neutral character who doesn't want your Reputation to become too high.
Jaheira likes your character more and trusts him more if his reputation is higher than 14. But she does in fact complain if your reputation reaches 19 or 20. I can't remember exactly what she says, but it's something like: "We must maintain balance." It's not particularly harsh, but it's definitely a complaint.
Again, it's very odd to hear her say, for example, that we should turn over Neb's head to the authorities, which results in a Reputation increase of 1, and then hear her complain that we should strive for balance". I guess she means, "Let's execute Neb the child-killer, and then let's get caught shoplifting to preserve the greater balance." Very weird.