The Jacobean Society (commonly also referred to as the "Jack O' Bean Club") is a fan club dedicated to "Uncle" Jack Worthing and his show. The members of the society are referred to as Jacobeans.
The Jacobeans are antagonists in Act III of the game with Ollie Starkey. They often appear on the streets of Maidenholm asking people for donations for the club, as well as discussing what they know about Uncle Jack.
Male Jacobeans can most easily be distinguished by their bright red bowler hats with yellow flowers on them as well as their reddish-brown pinstripe suits, which is their uniform. Female Jacobeans wear red bowler hats as well but have a white dress in place of a suit.
The Jacobean Society has hosted courses of "How to spot Ollie Starkey in disguise" and the Jacobeans are thus capable of recognizing Ollie regardless of what outfit he is wearing.
If the Jacobeans spot Ollie, they will become hostile towards him and will attack, although this won't attract any interest from other Wellies unless the player starts running or draws a weapon to fight back.
Events in We Happy FewEdit
Arthur briefly encounters male Jacobeans after he completes the rehabilitation test.
Act II Edit
Sally sometimes talks to herself if she should "borrow" the giant balloon depicting Jack's face so she could fly out of Wellington Wells, this does not happen, however.
The Jacobean Society is openly hostile towards Ollie Starkey due to Ollie having previously accused Uncle Jack of having been a German collaborator and traitor during World War II as well as Ollie having repeatedly attempted to sabotage Jack's show by using explosives to blow up the TV broadcast antennas throughout town. Because of this, Jacobeans will get instantly hostile towards Ollie on the streets of Hamlyn.
The final encounter is when Ollie breaks into their club house to steal their parade balloon so he can use it to construct a hot-air balloon to escape Wellington Wells.
Related Notes Edit
- Portraits of Uncle Jack in different periods of clothing are hung throughout the fan club.
- Jacobeans are present as NPCs for all characters in Survival Mode, they will also not become hostile towards Ollie.
- The Jacobean club name is a reference to the Jacobean Era (1567-1625), that the reign of James VI of Scotland who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I.
- They do not allow admittance for; Ollie Starkey, Eric Blair, Harry Plantagenet, or Clive Birthwhistle.