Jaka was rather self-centered and felt he was better than everyone else. He "fell in love" with Meralda Ganderlay only after learning of Lord Feringal Auck's interest in her. He spent a lot of time away from the town cursing his lot and life, particularly when it came to his "love." 
Around 1369 DR, he fathered one child but died before it was born by committing public suicide by jumping off the sea cliffs while proclaiming his (insincere) love for Meralda. Later, Meralda wedded the Lord of Auckney, Feringal Auck, in order to save her mother's life. The child was named Colson after being adopted by Wulfgar and Delly Curtie.