Black Company Wiki
Advertisement
Black Company Wiki

Jarhead was a sworn brother of the Black Company mentioned during the events of "Leta of the Thousand Sorrows", one of the short stories of the On The Long Run arc. He was one of the young "lowlifes" who were recruited from the city Chimney, and he spoke in a "pidgin" that was difficult for Croaker the Company Annalist to understand.

Preceding events[]

Jarhead is only mentioned in "Leta of the Thousand Sorrows". However, certain details about his life prior to those events are known as he was recruited into the Black Company during their time in service to Jarhead's birth city of Chimney (that is, sometime during the events of the preceding short story "Cranky Bitch"). He may have known other natives recruited from his city, including Rusty, Spangler, Butterbutt, Zeb the archer, and Dagoth, and possibly Tedd (who was from Choudan but was recruited in Chimney).

He may have participated in some or all of the Company's sea battles on the Gap against the pirates of the Pocatose archipelago. It is certain he was present for their final journey aboard their vessel Cranky Bitch and their disembarkation into the vast western wilderness.

"Leta of the Thousand Sorrows"[]

Jarhead is mentioned just once in "Leta of the Thousand Sorrows". He awakened Croaker one morning to urgently summon him to the Lieutenant's headquarters tent, where the Lieutenant and Candy informed Croaker that they had been bedded by the supernatural women called Letas. He spoke in a "pidgin" that Croaker could barely understand. Later, it is strongly likely that Jarhead was one of the many additional Company men chosen to be sexual partners by these mysterious women as well.

Jarhead is not mentioned again in the available Annals. It is possible he was among the unspecified number of recruits from Chimney – known to include Butterbutt specifically – who disappeared without explanation into the western wilderness. Like all other brothers mentioned prior to the Battle of the Barrowland, he is ultimately presumed deceased or missing since he was not among the 10 Company survivors of that battle.

Advertisement