Cuthbert Allgood was one of Roland's best friends and a part of his ka-tet which sought out the dangers in the lands across Gilead. He and his good friend Alain Johns were even responsible for bringing Roland back alive after their first adventure as Gunslingers together.
Mayor Story Arcs
However, in the lands behind Gilead, unrest was starting. The "Good Man" John Farson started a rebellion against Gilead, which soon found word from frustrated citizens, mutants and even traitors in Gilead itself. Most notable traitors where the magician Marten Broadcloak and the wife of the king, mother of Cuthbert's friend Roland.
By the time the enormous amount of traitors in their midst where seen by the law of Gilead, it was already to late. The forces of John Farson where preparing an attack against Gilead.
Battle for Gilead and the Battle on Jericho Hill
Cuthbert fought the good fight in the battle for Gilead but eventually had to retread into the lands beyond the city. For some time they traveled through the land until they where caught up by John Farson's forces. All of Roland's friends and family where slaughtered during the Battle of Jericho Hill, including Cuthbert, who was killed by a spear from one of the mutants of John Farson's army.
He was laid to rest in the lands there, and Roland swore to avenge his good friend's death.
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (Revised)
The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. So begins Book I of Stephen King’s iconic fantasy series, The Dark Tower. Part sci-fi novel, part futuristic dystopia, part spaghetti Western, and part high fantasy vision, The Gunslinger tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is tracking an enigmatic magician known only as the man in black. Following his quarry across the demon-infested Mohaine Desert, Roland confronts a mad preacher woman and her murderous flock, holds palaver with a speaking demon, and finally befriends a young boy from our world named Jake Chambers. Jake joins Roland on his quest, but while Roland travels with his young companion Jake, the man in black travels with Roland’s soul in his pocket. The 2003 revised edition of The Gunslinger contains the essay "On Being Nineteen (And a few other things)" by Stephen.
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Jake’s pet bumbler survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, they hear the atonal squalling of a thinny, a place where the fabric of existence has almost entirely worn away. While camping near the edge of the thinny, Roland tells his ka-tet a story about another thinny, one that he encountered when he was little more than a boy. Over the course of one long magical night, Roland transports us to the Mid-World of long-ago and a seaside town called Hambry, where Roland fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson, the harrier who—with a little help from a seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit—ignited Mid-World’s final war.