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Zeb was an archer and sworn brother of the Black Company during the events of "Leta of the Thousand Sorrows" and "Shaggy Dog Bridge", two of the short stories of the On The Long Run arc. Although Zeb is not mentioned in the story "Cranky Bitch", he was recruited into the Black Company during their time in service to Zeb's birth city of Chimney. The fact that he was specified to be an archer may suggest he was either a hunter or military bowman before joining the Company.

"Leta of the Thousand Sorrows"[]

Zeb is mentioned once in "Leta of the Thousand Sorrows". He and another recruit from Chimney – a man named Dagoth – were tasked to be messengers by Elmo and deliver a report to the Lieutenant. Later, it is strongly likely that Zeb was one of the many Company men bedded by the supernatural women called Letas.

"Shaggy Dog Bridge"[]

Zeb was a member of a reconnaissance team led by Elmo and was accompanied by Rusty, Robin, Whittle, the wizard One-Eye, and the Annalist Croaker (who joined this group without permission). It is here that Croaker refers to him specifically as "Zeb the archer". As they investigated the territory ahead of the main encampment of the Company, they discovered a bridge over the Rip that was hidden with sorcery. Later, when Zeb saw the source of the sorcery, Blind Emon, for the first time, he was deeply unsettled.

Zeb is not mentioned again in the available Annals. But, like all other brothers mentioned prior to the Battle of the Barrowland, he is presumed deceased since he was not among the 10 Company survivors of that battle.

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