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Pokey was a sworn brother of the Black Company. He was active prior to the events of the first book, and during the band's contract with the Syndic of Beryl.

The Black CompanyEdit

Pokey was one of four members poisoned by the Blues after visiting the Mole Tavern. The Company physician, Croaker, had developed an antidote for the poison by performing postmortem examinations on two earlier victims, Walleye and Wild Bruce. Pokey was the first to drink the foul-tasting antidote, and he survived. Later, another victim, Curly, drank the same potion and was saved as well. Mercy, accompanied by Silent, Croaker, and others, soon confronted the barkeeper, Verus, and announced that he was charged with 2 counts of attempted murder and 2 counts of murder by the Syndic. They avenged the Blues' murders of Walleye and Wild Bruce and the attempts on Pokey and Curley in a bloodbath and many arrests.

Later, Pokey was with the Company in Oar. Elmo ordered Whitey, Still, and Pokey to kill Cornie, an informant working for Colonel Zouad. After they did, Pokey returned to the main group, where he saw Shapeshifter for the first time a moment after Croaker. He yelped in fear when he realized he was in the presence of one of the Ten Who Were Taken. Shifter ordered Pokey to retrieve the corpse of Cornie, so that the Taken could examine it for the purpose of taking on the dead man's appearance.

Pokey's fate after these events was not recorded.

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