Song of the Earth
A regular raven.
Jared was the first raven Alex met in the Umbra. He led Alex and Felix the Cat to a tower in the Umbra, where they met six Nephandi, including Karasi Belaouf. He managed to kill two Nephandi but was ultimately forced to flee, leaving Alex to be captured.
When they finally did meet Jared, Will realized he was a messenger of death and Ren was a messenger of hope. Will drove him off.
Jared was more powerful than Ren.