The Honorable Roger was known as Chief Defender of the Realm to the
platypuses living on the Misty Island, and was the captain of the
Platypus Guard. This young platypus appeared in public dressed in a
green doublet and shining breatplate with a short, curved sword at
this side. He did not condone over-familiarity.
On Simon's first
visit to the Misty Island, the Honorable Roger sent summons for the
assembling of the Platypus Guard to assist him. Because platupuses are
unfortunately not all that fast on their feet, it took them a few hours
to get together. This elite fighting unit was still not prepared on the
postman's second visit. During the darkest hour during the final
confrontation with Gladys at the Festeron church, when both Y'Gael and Hortense had been entangled
by the Evil One's snakes, Roger arrived with the Platypus Guard to
rescue the two sisters from their imprisonment.