|Family||Ryder † (husband)|
Quinn (former fiancé)
|First appearance||"The Fort"|
|Portrayed by||Sarah Bolger|
Jade arrived as a child at the Fort after the Baroness Lydia killed for jealousy the Baron’s second wife, Beatrice. She was a Cog, which means slave. Her hand was branded of Armadillo, and she was very familiar with poppy glazing and other field works. Other cogs also showed friendship toward her.
Over the years, she and Quinn’s son, Ryder, became close friends, and became lovers when they grew up.
When she was 16, Baron Quinn was injured and she served him with soup. That was when the baron noticed her beauty for the first time. Later he decided to marry Jade and make her his new Baroness, in spite of anger from Lydia.
Life at the FortEdit
Young Jade’s life quickly changed; blooming from a field Cog as a child harvesting poppies, then being promoted to a house Cog (where she captured Baron Quinn's eye) and eventually, to the prospective third wife of Quinn. Having risen through societal ranks most people in this world couldn't dream of, Jade was, for a time, a source of inspiration for former fellow Cogs, but it was revealed in season 1, that the other Barons, having declined invitations to she and Quinn's wedding, saw marrying a Cog as a lowly act, refusing to acknowledge her entrance into their circle. –– While her arrangement with Quinn seemed to be setting her up for a lavish life, there was much strain in the Baronial House, due to the fact that, while Jade was betrothed to Quinn, she did not love him. In fact, she, and the Baron's only son and presumed heir, Ryder, were in love, and continued for awhile after the engagement, to be lovers.
After Quinn's presumed death at Ryder's hand, by the laws of the Badlands, Ryder and Jade married, and were coronated the new Baron and Baroness of the opium territory. The ruling of the new Baronial couple was short lived and turbulent, as the former Baron, Quinn returned with a vengeance during a peaceful conclave hosted by his son, and kills him along with several Clippers. Presently, Jade is at the helm of her late husband's crumbling Barony, but a recent Cog revolution caused by the Widow has caused all but a tiny handful of workers, servants and Clippers to abandon her, leaving her to attempt to flee the territory.
- Along with Lydia, Jade is the only other marital spouse to a Baron shown onscreen.
- She is the third Baron to rule the Armadillo Territory onscreen.