Baldur's Gate 2 Online Walkthrough by Montresor
JAN JANSEN RETURNS HOME
To get this quest, you must have Jan Jansen in your party.
About 15-18 days (results may vary) after Jan has joined the party, when you are outside in Athkatla, Beeloo Jansen, one of Jan's countless cousins, approaches Jan and asks him to come home. Jan's former girlfriend, Lissa, has fled her violent husband and is staying with the Jansens.
Jan fills you in on the story: Lissa was his girlfriend until her present husband, a less than savory character named Vaelag, showed up on the scene and turned her head.
- Go to the Slums District and find the Jansen Home at 6. Enter, and a short cutscene plays between Jan and his mother before you are transported upstairs to the second floor.
- Lissa is fine but her daughter Jaella is seriously ill. Jan leaves the party temporarily but asks you to speak to his Uncle Gerhardt in the cellar.
- Go down to the cellar and speak to Uncle Gerhardt who is tending turnips at 4. With the right prodding, Gerhardt will tell you that you need to speak to someone called "The Hidden". He directs you to the Jysstev Estate in the Government District. The party gains 3,300 XP.
- However, first go back upstairs and speak to Jan again. He will reinforce that you need to speak to Lady Jysstev in her estate in the Government District.
- Go to 12 in the Government District and enter the Jysstev Estate. If you haven't been here before (in connection with the Sir Sarles quest), the Butler asks you what you want. Just tell him you need to speak to Lady Jysstev.
- If you are polite and tell her of the sick child, Lady Jysstev sets up a meeting with The Hidden for you in the Sewers below the Copper Coronet. The party gains 8,900 XP.
- Go to the Slums District and enter the Copper Coronet at 3.
- If you haven't yet gained access to the back rooms, speak to Lehtinen at 2 and inquire about the "other entertainments" the Copper Coronet has to offer to be allowed into the back rooms.
- Find the entrance to the Slum Sewers at 20 and enter.
- The Hidden can be found at 7 in the Sewers. Speak to him. Alas, he won't help you unless you first help him with a little problem. He is being hunted by two persons and he wants you to kill them.
Unfortunately he doesn't know where they are but they have a contact: The owner of the Sea's Bounty Tavern in the Docks District. The code word is, "I am a seeker."
- Go to 11 in the Docks District and enter the Sea's Bounty Tavern. The proprietor is The Thumb who can be found at 2 on the lower floor.
- When told that you are a seeker, The Thumb tells you to go to his two friends in the Five Flagons Inn in the Bridge District.
- Go to 12 in the Bridge District. Enter the Five Flagons Inn.
- The two characters you need to kill are in a room at 7 on the second floor. They are Githyanki who are sort of like Bards; they know a little of everything. Prepare for battle by casting Chaotic Commands on the party members who enter the room first so you avoid their being Dire Charmed.
Both Githyanki drop a Long Sword and some gold. One of them also drops a Mage Robe of Fire Resistance.
- Go back to the Copper Coronet and enter the Slum Sewers. Find The Hidden again (he is still at 7). He will tell you that the girl is healed. The party gains 17,500 XP.
If you ask The Hidden why two Githyanki were hunting him, he reveals himself briefly as a Mind Flayer.
- Go back to the Jansen Home and find Jan at 4 upstairs.
- However, Lissa tells Jan that Vaelag has come for her and Jaella. She goes downstairs and Jan rushes after her. Follow him.
- Seems Vaelag has promised Lissa he will never ever beat her or their daughter again. Lissa believes this and goes with Vaelag. The party gets 15,500 XP.
- Jan expresses his fear that Vaelag will sooner or later kill both Lissa and Jaella. Promise him that if he hears anything about Vaelag being cruel to his wife and daughter again, you will help Jan exact revenge.
On this less than happy note, Jan rejoins the party and the quest comes to a close. If you want to see what becomes of Jan, Vaelag, and Lissa, you will need to complete the Throne of Bhaal extension with Jan in your party.