I'm a companion collector, I dont care if they stink I want 'em. I have been looking everywhere for them and want more! I know of three little known Swash companions, (One is all classes) Rooster Cogburn,(All classes) Ju Hao, and Thunder Hoof.
I've never heard of Ju Hao or Thunder Hoof; who are they?
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I believe Thunder Hoof is a Buccaneer-specific companion, really, but as for Ju Hao - I can help you there. I missed him too in my initial wanderings in MooShu, and I thought I had explored everywhere... To get the quest for Ju Hao, go to the Temple of the South Wind. When you enter the island, turn right at the central pavilion. You will enter a small temple, and a goat woman, Yagi Sanoda (a Muddhist nun?) will tell you that the Inoshishi bandits have stolen a holy item from the temple - the Muddha's prayer beads (an excellent quest start). Of course the first bandit doesn't have them, nor the 2nd, nor the 15th... you know how it is, perhaps your luck will be better than mine. Once you retrieve the holy artifact, you begin a short but sweet quest on the theme of repentance and reconciliation, and Ju Hao joins your companions. Good hunting, mademoiselle Deveraux! Virtuous Anne Radcliffe
Using my swashbuckler, I got Bartolomeo de Riveral just after fighting Gortez in the Pyramid the first time (i think the quest was The Gold Monkey). He's a pretty good Musketeer with a possible problem. When I raised his level to 20, he did not get an ability increase. I'm going to try for level 24 before I give up on him and report him to Support but, be warned.