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

Shadows Linger[]

Stork 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, Crake, and Walleye. 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.

As the main body of the Company approached Juniper over the Wolanders, Elmo sent Stork ahead as a messenger to the Captain. Stork's message mentioned Raven, a missing Company deserter who had been quite close to the Captain, and who was selling corpses to the black castle in Juniper. The Captain was very surprised to learn that Raven was somehow involved in such a faraway affair. With One-Eye, he even rode out ahead of the Company to hear the full story behind Stork's message as soon as possible.

Stork'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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