Absolutely, the absence of the very disciplined, high level of self-confidence Cabot displays in the previous entries was what tipped me off that this story must take place early on in this wonderful, mysterious world you are building for us.
I have to say, after hearing what a despicable slimeball he actually was, I felt a little guilty for jumping the gun early in the story and dreaming up some wild fantasy where Rank would turn out to be playable in future DLC. I guess my appetite for scum and villainy always shines through, even when I'm rooting for someone as morally sound as Cabot. Nevertheless I found my belly full of butterflies once again upon finishing this tale. Please continue to spoil us Mr. Colville, I cannot wait to see where you will take us next!