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The Rook  - Daniel O'Malley

If it had not been for his overwhelming loyalty to the Chequay, Swansea would have stood aside and welcomed any roving monsters into the town of Plymouth. Hell, he probably would have provided them with detailed maps and then cheered as they devoured the Pilgrims. 

 

Yep, that would have made things way more fun.