- "This never would have happened if he'd listened to me in the first place."
- ―Old Cob
In The Chronicle
Old Cob is often used within the frame story to introduce details of the setting. He is a proud storyteller, first to introduce the mythic Taborlin the Great and even addressing folktales of the Legendary Kvothe the Arcane. He functions as a sort of father-figure to the rest of the group offering wisdom and advice. Though it is often unsolicited he is still well respected by them.