The Rat Cook is an infamous member of the Night’s Watch. History has forgotten his real name. According to legend, the man who would later be known as the Rat Cook was a simple cook at the Nightfort. He became infamous when he served an Andal King a pie that was made of bacon and, unknown to the King, the King’s own son. The Cook killed the King’s son, a Prince, in revenge for a wrong the King supposedly did to him. The King was unaware of this however as he ate and praised the taste and asked for a second piece. The gods, angry because the cook had slain a guest beneath his roof, cursed the cook and transformed him into a massive rat who was doomed to be unable to eat anything but his own young. According to the story, he is an enormous white rat and all the other rats that inhabit the Nightfort are his descendants.