Jefferson Claude is the leader of Texas Sons of Liberty, the militia in Stephenville (Militia HQ). His brother, Filmore Claude, is his second in command, and his dumb viciousness is a good pair to Jefferson's calm, calculating manner.
Jefferson is a man who cannot be bought easily, and who knows very well that he's in an advantageous position.
- If you talk to Ken Nash or bring Troy Cooper to Militia HQ, you will be able to set up a meeting with Jefferson. He will reveal that the guy Troy beat up (and the reason that he was kicked out of the militia) died. He will offer 100 food to turn Troy over to them.
- If you ask to trade, he'll tell you that you've got nothing he needs. Press him, and he'll ask for dog tags off of dead soldiers. If you have a Negotiation skill of 7 or more, you'll be able to ask for a better rate for them.
- If you're not hostile towards the militia, on day 76, Jefferson will show up at the gate saying that the military killed his brother, and asking for help in a retaliatory strike... but it has to be that day. If you turn him down, he'll curse at you and go off on his own. You can also shoot him and loot whatever he has.
- If Renee or Ford is in your party, Filmore will have a stomach problem and you learn he has appendicitis and needs treatment. With a Medical Skill of 7 or more you can offer to perform the surgery for a couple of hours in exchange for 1 unit of food and 4 gallons of fuel. If you offer the other doctors however they will refuse to hand the doctor back and offers you 100 food and 25 fuel for them.
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Jefferson is well equipped, and although he's less of an immediate threat than his brother Filmore, he's still capable of dealing a great amount of damage. He has the Disaster Axe and 357 Magnum equipped, and his stats make him just about equally intimidating in Ranged and Melee. As with Filmore, the further away you can engage him and the more disabling effects you can pour on him, the better.
- Jefferson's visual reference was actor Chris Cooper (especially in his role in the film Adaptation).
- Named after president Thomas Jefferson.