Philodendron Case was a close friend of Raven and the main narrator of The Silver Spike.

Before the AnnalsEdit

Case was born into a farming family. He despised his first name, Philodendron, and also hated agriculture. At young age, he left his home in search of adventures. He eventually became one of the soldiers of the Eternal Guard at the Barrowland. His duties were to prevent visitors from entering the lethal graveyard and to keep the Dominator and his demons asleep and imprisoned.

The White RoseEdit

During his time in the army, he became good friend with a newcomer, who came to live near the Barrowland. The man called himself Corbie, but in reality he was Raven in disguise. The former Black Company brother was investigating the situation with the protective spells. He spent a lot of his time with Case, teaching him how to read and write and also how to use the sign language. He was also preparing a complicated magic ritual in secret. Unfortunately for Raven the sleeping evil was already awakened and trapped his conscience during the ritual. His body was alive, but catatonic. Case kept him alive for a long time.

Raven was eventually healed and the Dominator was defeated. However Case's friend was rejected by his love Darling. Raven was completely heartbroken and retreated to the city of Oar. Case followed his old friend and continued to help him through his drunken tailspin.

The Silver SpikeEdit

About a year later, the Limper was partially restored to power by Toadkiller Dog in the Barrowland. Worse, the silver spike was stolen by the four spike thieves, so Raven decided to follow Croaker and ask him for help. Raven and Case went on a grueling journey, even crossing the Sea of Torments for the first time, but never caught up with Croaker. Instead, they had a surprise reunion with Darling, Silent, Bomanz, and the three Torque brothers (Stubby, Paddlefoot, and Brother Bear) when the windwhale they were riding was killed by the Limper's fire-eater. Case was not very impressed by her ragged clothes, unkempt hair and casual manners. She did not seem like a great general and a leader of the rebellion against the Empire. He tried to talk with Darling about Raven and his problems. They started having long conversations about politics and the perspective of the common man.

Later they all went back to Oar in order to recover the stolen spike. The Limper also arrived and penetrated the city walls. They managed to eliminate him once and for all, however there were many losses, including Raven and Silent.

Case witnessed the permanent disposal of the silver spike, and was given a personal tour of the Hole by Darling. He returned with her to his home in the countryside. He and Darling lived together, had children, and shared their past with their grandchildren, who considered the unbelievable stories to be "the most exciting lies in the world".