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Jessie Jaye is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. She is the Deputy President of Garlond Ironworks introduced in Patch 2.3 in the quest "Magiteknical Difficulties." Jessie is based on the Avalanche member of the same name from Final Fantasy VII.
The adventurer is informed by Slafborn that a friend of Cid's is waiting in the workshop for them. They are greeted by Jessie who introduces herself as the Deputy President of Garlond Ironworks.
She states that due to Cid's absence she has been given the title, and is trying to get the workshop's productivity back up. She requests to see the adventurer's Magitek Armor (mount) to inspire new ideas. She is impressed but disappointed the weapon systems are damaged.
She asks the adventurer to collect parts to fix the Magitek Armor. After returning to her with the parts she repairs it allowing the adventurer to fire the weapons. Jessie informs they are not designed for combat (the effect is cosmetic).
It is is revealed that Jessie began production of Magitek-enhanced equipment for the adventurer, and struck an exclusivity deal with Rowena to distribute them. The equipment can be purchased by adventurer with Allagan Tomestone of Poetics in Revenant's Toll.
Jessie is seen with Cid and the rest of the Ironworks team investigating Omega. She voices her displeasure at Cid's usual disregard of their company's well being, and reveals that in her capacity as Deputy President, she has hired Nero.
Though Jessie is a hardworking, dedicated and loyal member of Garlond Ironworks, she is often more concerned with the expansion, productivity and general well-being of the business. Thereby, she is less inclined to use company resources on less profitable endeavors, even if they are for good, or serious causes. This often leads her into disagreements with Cid Garlond, who uses his company to aid his friends and allies in the Scions of the Seventh Dawn and the Eorzean Alliance. As a result, Jessie is independent and willing to make decisions without consulting Cid if it means for the betterment of the company, such as hiring Nero tol Scaeva.
During her early years in Garlemald, Jessie despised the patriotic zeal her parents displayed and rebelled, being more than happy to defect to Eorzea.