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Crake was a sworn brother of the Black Company mentioned in Shadows Linger. He was active during their service to the Lady's Empire in the city of Juniper.

Shadows Linger[]

Crake was selected to be part of the advance team of 25 Company men that were flown from the Barrowland, into the city of Juniper, by the new Taken via flying carpet. This team was led by Elmo and included the physician and Annalist Croaker; the wizard Goblin; the veterans Pawnbroker, Kingpin, and Otto; and other trusted soldiers like Sharkey, Tickle, Walleye, and Stork. This elite group made the trip ahead of the rest of the Company, and were therefore spared the long march across the northern continent and through the frigid Wolander Mountains.

Crake was stationed up in one of the arms of the Wolanders alongside Croaker, Otto, Walleye, and other members of the Company to guard the pathway to the black castle. They were ordered by Whisper to capture anyone who made the turn for the approach to the castle. They failed to stop the mule wagon driven by Marron Shed and Lisa Daele Bowalk in time, but captured them on their return trip. Croaker ordered Crake to apprehend Shed. The Company would turn over Lisa to Feather for interrogation, but they staged Shed's death to protect themselves.

Crake's fate after these events was not recorded in the Annals. However, as he was not among the 10 Black Company survivors of the Battle of the Barrowland many years later, he is presumed to be deceased by the end of The White Rose.

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