Redwall Abbey


Redwall Abbey was built following the destruction and flooding of Kotir, an ancient castle in Mossflower Woods ruled by Tsarmina Greeneyes. Construction took more than 20 seasons.

The survivors of the Loamhedge Abbey plague came to Mossflower country, led by Abbess Germaine to start anew. She designed the blueprints.

Along with the woodlanders of Mossflower and other Loamhedge survivors, the Abbey was built out of red sandstone from a neighboring quarry, with the intentions for the building to be a place of peace for all.

A tapestry was woven in the Great Hall dedicated to Martin the Warrior. After his death, he was entombed beneath the Abbey.

While it is ordained to be a peaceful location, many times a warrior is called upon from the residents to combat a threat against this peace.

The residents of Redwall name the Seasons every year after some large occurrence. Young citizens of the Abbey are called Dibbuns.

The unwritten rule of Redwall Abbey is that "Redwall mice can go anywhere, through any territory, and pass unharmed."

Regions of the Abbey


Redwall Abbey as depicted in the Redwall TV Series

Redwall Charter

The Redwall Abbey Charter is as follows:

  • To be brothers and sisters of peace and goodwill while living together under the protection of Redwall Abbey.
  • Forsake all unnecessary forms of violence, not only to Mossflower, its trees, grasses, flowers and insects, but to all living creatures.
  • Help and comfort the dispossessed.
  • Harbor orphans and waifs.
  • Offer shelter to all creatures alike.
  • Give clothing, warmth and food to any beast or creature that is deemed in need of such.
  • Educate and learn, particularly in the healing arts, comfort the sick, nurse the injured and help the wounded.
  • Take food from the earth and replenish the land by caring for it; husbanding crops, living in harmony with the seasons always.
  • To honor and protect friends and brethren, only raising paw to do battle when life at Redwall is threatened by treachery and the shadow of war; at these times every Redwall creature should show courage, fortitude and obedience to the Father Abbot. The taking of another life must always be justified and never carried out in a wanton manner.

The Abbey Charter only appears in Mariel of Redwall.

Abbots and Abbesses

The following is chronological list of all the known leaders of Redwall Abbey:


Total number of known leaders: 28

  • 12 Abbesses
  • 16 Abbots
  • 14 Mice: Germaine, Meriam, Bryony, Bernard, Saxtus, Vale, Mortimer, Mordalfus, Durral, Apodemus, Carrul, Lycian, Daucus, Marjoram
  • 5 Squirrels: Arven, Songbreeze, Fenna, Perrit, Thibb
  • 4 Unknown: Thomas, Saxus, Cedric, Furtila
  • 3 Hedgehogs: Tansy, Phredd, Humble
  • 1 Dormouse: Glisam
  • 1 Otter: Mhera

Badger Mothers

The following is a chronological list of all the Badger Mothers of Redwall Abbey:


Warriors are creatures of any species called upon by the spirit of Martin the Warrior to defend the Abbey in times of need or to perform some special task. Warriors should not be confused with those who wield the Sword of Martin.


Total number of known warriors: 13

  • 10 Males
  • 3 Females
  • 5 Mice: Martin the Warrior, Dandin, Matthias, Mattimeo, Martin II
  • 5 Squirrels: Samkim, Arven, Dannflower Reguba, Trisscar Swordmaid, Rakkety Tam MacBurl
  • 2 Otters: Tagg, Tiria Wildlough
  • 1 Hare: Clarinna

Other Positions

Many other creatures perform needed duties in the Abbey. Those without an indirect link on this page include Skippers and Foremoles.

Enemies of Redwall Abbey

Often times, many creatures see Redwall and hope to take it as their own, either by using force or tricking the Redwallers, whom they believe to be naive "country bumpkins." The following is a chronological list of characters who have attempted to take or infiltrate the Abbey.

Cluny and Ironbeak have the distinction of being the only villains to successfully hold the Abbey.


Redwall Abbey appears in every book except Lord Brocktree.


  • The name "Redwall Abbey" is inspired by the Childwall Abbey pub in Liverpool.
  • The red sandstone exterior of Redwall is inspired the red walls in Stanley Park, located in Liverpool's Kirkdale district.
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