Familiars are magical creatures. Offered by the various Guilds in Gladstone that Copper LeGré may join, they can either be purchased or acquired as a quest reward. Familiars are bound to the player and are thus unable to choose another. Each familiar has skills and abilities that reflect the nature of the Guild. If a familiar dies, they can be brought back by the Resurrect Familiar spell, Lifestones, Dragonheart or taken to the Order of the Finch.
The being Jakel is a unique Ancient architectural familiar summoned into existence by The Draracle whose entire existence was bound to serving and protecting the Draracle's chambers. Should the great structure collapse, so would Jakel. Should Jakel ever collapse, so would the great structure.