Ryan is the name of a young man who appears briefly in the Roamers .
He appears in only one chapter in the Roamers. Ryan is the son of a trader who ferries his goods up and down the river Tarbus, Ryan helps him, manning the oars on a small river craft along with his brother Oswald .
However, the river was being plagued by river pirates who kept on stealing the goods off people like Ryan's father. This is ended when Halt and Will stow away on Oswald and Ryan's father's boat and capture the pirates. Ryan is delighted to see the end of the pirates as it means they won't have to worry about them anymore.