Redwall Characters

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The protagonist of the novel Redwall, Matthias is at the beginning an orphaned young field mouse, taken in at Redwall Abbey as a novice and preparing to enter the Order of Redwall. Matthias is naturally clumsy, tripping over over-sized sandals as he goes about his chores. Kindly old Abbot Mortimer takes a special interest in him. When Cluny the Scourge and his band of 500 rats take over nearby St. Ninian's Church and warn the inhabitants of the Abbey must choose between surrender and death, Matthias becomes filled with the spirit of Martin the Warrior, the Abbey's founder, whose legend he gradually learns, thanks to Brother Methuselah, the aged Recorder and Gatekeeper of Redwall Abbey. Methuselah becomes Matthias' mentor.

In the course of their joint quest for Martin's Sword, Matthias finds Martin's belt and learns that there is a matching sword and scabbard. A riddle carved into stone beneath...

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