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Joining the Big Coffin Hunters at the age of twenty-five, Roy Depape was the youngest of the bunch. Although he was extremely loyal to Eldred Jonas, Depape was not very smart and exceedingly reckless, as well as a drunk. Shortly after joining the gang, they were hired to kill the chairman of the Ritzy Coalworker’s Guild. Depape’s skill and speed paid off and Jonas decided to keep Roy around after the job.
After the Big Coffin Hunters were assigned to Hambry by John Farson, Depape developed an attraction to a young whore that worked at the tavern in town named Deborah. She refused to stop working and this caused Roy constant unrest. One night after fighting with Deborah over this, Depape became extremely agitated and began relieving his frustration upon the tavern boy, Sheemie Ruiz. The young Gunslingers, Roland Deschain, Cuthbert Allgood and Alain Johns, passing by, saw this and approached to put a stop to Depape’s abuse. This caused a standoff at the Traveler’s Rest tavern between the Big Coffin Hunters and the young Gunslingers. As punishment for initializing this conflict, Jonas sent Roy Depape back to the town of Ritzy. However, it was while in Ritzy that Depape learn the true identities of the three young Gunslingers; which he promptly relayed back to Jonas.
When it came time to kill Mayor Thorin, Depape slit the Mayor’s throat, mutilated his body and then planted evidence against the young Gunslingers in an attempt to frame the boys. Alas, the plan did not work and Roy Depape was later killed by one of the Gunslingers, Cuthbert Allgood, just before reaching Eyebolt Canyon, while he and Jonas attempted to secure a load of crude oil for John Farson.
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Jake’s pet bumbler survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, they hear the atonal squalling of a thinny, a place where the fabric of existence has almost entirely worn away. While camping near the edge of the thinny, Roland tells his ka-tet a story about another thinny, one that he encountered when he was little more than a boy. Over the course of one long magical night, Roland transports us to the Mid-World of long-ago and a seaside town called Hambry, where Roland fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson, the harrier who—with a little help from a seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit—ignited Mid-World’s final war.