And here’s Jeb’s (proposed) animal companion… a “sliknik” that he calls , imaginatively… Slicknik.
Slickniks are scaly, hexapedal jungle creatures that hunt in packs. They are similar to wolves (rules-wise, stats are exactly the same as a wolf) and velociraptors, and are sometimes domesticated by brave warriors.
For plot continuity: maybe Jebs finds Sliknik in the jungle, wounded and starving, and nurses him back to health? (“here ya go, boy… eat this. You’ll be up and at ’em soon…”) or maybe he was the pet of another being that died or ran off? I will leave it to the DM to work that out…