Poet was Traders first War Captain.
He had been with Trader for several years and was at the time Ryan and J.B. had joined, Traders most trusted Advisor. He could see in the young Ryan that the one eyed man coveted his position. He didn't hold anything against Ryan for it either. After the disaster at Lake Virtue, Ryan wanted to kill the man, but he convinced Ryan that he was not the source of the other man's internal Demons.