It warms my heart to see you all safe.
Jarett to Vox Machina[3]

Jarett Howarth is a multiclassed fighter/rogue[1] and the former captain of Greyskull Keep's guard and current member of the Pale Guard in Whitestone. He hails from Ank'Harel in Marquet but can never return for unspecified crimes, implied to be thieving.[4] As an NPC, he is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Jarett is a man in his early twenties with dark skin and short, jet black hair; he is described by Matthew Mercer as handsome and svelte. He wears studded leather armor. Jarett prefers crossbows and distance but can carry a swift duel with a rapier or shortsword.[1][2]

Personality Edit

Very respectful, charismatic, and always wearing a half-grin, Jarett takes great pride in his work.[1]  He accepts strange behavior from Vox Machina with a quick wit and mild humor, such as when the group Plane Shifted out of the Feywild, leading Keyleth to ask an unusual question.

[Vox Machina returns to the Material Plane from the Feywild.]
Jarett:  "Ah, friends!  It has been a while.  I am happy to see that you survive.  So… it's been a while; is everyone okay?"
Vax'ildan:  " 'It's been a while…'  How long?"
Jarett:  "Most better part of a week."
Keyleth:  "So… so, it is, like, Saturday here, right?  Time runs the same?"
[Jarett licks his finger and sticks it into the air in confusion.]
Jarett:  "Yes?"
Scanlan:  "Why did you taste the wind?"
Jarett:  "I don't know why; it was a strange question!"
Jarett endures odd behavior from Vox Machina[5]

Biography Edit

Background Edit

At some point in his life Jarett commited a crime in Ank'Harel. The exact nature of this crime has never been confirmed but it was serious enough for him to either flee or be banished from Marquet. He travelled north to Tal'Dorei and found employment as the Captain of the Guard at Greyskull Keep.

"Consequences and Cows" (3x03) Edit

"The Path to Whitestone" (3x04) Edit

"The Frigid Doom" (5x08) Edit

When Vox Machina encountered him upon the group's return to Whitestone from the Feywild, Jarett was accompanied by three guards and appeared to hold a higher station.  He carried his crossbow and wore a uniform of dark greys and blues, different from the guards.  Jarett explained to Vox Machina that he was trying to help Whitestone amass forces and acquire allies to defend the Chroma Conclave's survivors.[5]

"The Streets of Ank'Harel" (5x09) Edit

Before leaving for Ank'Harel, Jarett requested Vox Machina bring back some fusaka, a kind of spice. Scanlan interpreted this to be some kind of illegal drug.

"Passed Through Fire" (5x13) Edit

When Scanlan returned to Whitestone and delivered the fusaka, he told Jarett about how Vox Machina had met and allied with J'mon Sa Ord, and offered to get him pardoned for an unspecified crime he had committed back in Ank'Harel.  In exchange, he asked Jarett to get him some drugs.  Jarett protested that he didn't deal with that kind of thing, but told Scanlan he could get some suude in the Turst Fields south of the Alabaster Sierras.  Jarett offered to send a courier to get it, but warned Scanlan that the substance was highly illegal, but also that the prison he'd normally be locked in is currently out of use due to the Chroma Conclave's attack on Emon, so now would be the best time to buy some.  It took a bit more convincing from Scanlan, but eventually Jarett promised to get him some suude.[6]

"Trust" (6x01) Edit

"The Coming Storm" (6x04) Edit

"The Siege of Emon" (6x09) Edit

"Thordak" (6x10) Edit

Jarett participated in the battle against Thordak.[7] He was nearly burned to death by one of Thordak's fire breath attacks before being revived by Pike. After Thordak retreated, he concentrated his attacks on the remaining wyverns.

"What Lies Beneath the Surface" (6x12) Edit

"Daring Days" (7x02) Edit

Relationships Edit

Character Information Edit

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Notable Items Edit

Quotations Edit

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Additional details about Jarett given on Matthew Mercer's Twitter, 9-Apr-16.
  2. See "Consequences and Cows" (3x03) at 2:09:10.
  3. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:29:40.
  4. Jarett implied that punishment for his crimes would involve losing a hand, which is a traditional punishment for thievery.  See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (5x09) from 0:59:52 through 1:00:26.
  5. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:25:39.
  6. See "Passed Through Fire" (5x13) from 2:27:46 through 2:32:30.
  7. See "Thordak" (6x10) at 0:29:55.


  1. Fan art of Jarett, by Joma Cueto (source).  Permission needed.