Jabez is an evil wizard who is part of the Brotherhood. A distant nephew of Whalen Vankin, and one of Whalen’s two apprentices. Jabez followed the path and took the oath of a true wizard.
Independent by nature, he has a hard time taking orders which is believed to be the reason he turned against his master and joined the Brotherhood. This independent nature would eventually lead to him betraying the Brotherhood as well, stealing two Orion stones in the escape. At the start of Book 5, he had taken control of the kingdom of Conmar in Westland, Jarro and was building an army for a invasion of Jarro.
Using ancient magic, he tied the souls of all those he helped as a wizard to give him near immortality. Alex would eventually sever these ties and kill Jabez using the Axe of Sundering.