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For another character with the same name, see Smiley (Company recruit)

Smiley was one of the many spike hunters in the beleaguered city of Oar during The Silver Spike. He and his companion Tanker were brought in by Shorts, a thug that had been hired by Abel to track down the powerful talisman known as the silver spike. Smiley and his co-conspirators found Timmy Locan, who was missing a hand, and kidnapped him, suspecting correctly that their victim was one of the spike thieves. Smiley was absent when Smeds Stahl ambushed and killed his co-conspirators during an attempt to rescue Locan. Later, Smiley was overheard talking about the incident by one of Darling's small creatures from the Plain of Fear. Darling sent Raven, Case, and Paddlefoot Torque to learn the truth from him. They found Smiley drunk at a bar called Barnacles, where Raven gave him no choice but to accept some money and inform them of his story. On their walk to the cellar where Locan was held, they were all ambushed, beaten unconscious, and scarred on their left cheeks by Old Man Fish. Fish also killed Smiley, slashing his throat, to eliminate the thread that could lead back to him and Smeds.

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