Gorillas tend to be creatures of great strength and courage who are allied with the High Council. The Friends saw an opportunity to weaken them, and pointed this greedy trophy hunter in the direction of their camp. Like some of the others, he didn't have a formal alliance with the Friends, he was just nudged over the Moral Event Horizon by them. He succeeded in killing the Gorillas' leader before dying, his soul collected by the Friends. But the Friends decided to let Clayton live on after his death as a Blood commander.