Tess Churchmouse

Tess Churchmouse
Tess from the Redwall TV Series

Species: Mouse
Place of Origin: St. Ninan's
Gender: Female
Death: Old age
Appears: Redwall, Mattimeo
Mentioned: Pearls of Lutra
TV Series: Season 1

Tess Churchmouse was the daughter of John and Mrs. Churchmouse and the twin sister of Tim Churchmouse; she was the wife of Mattimeo, mother of Martin II, and the daughter-in-law of Cornflower and Matthias.

Matthias helped Sister Stephanie get Tess and her twin brother, Tim Churchmouse, over tail rickets. She served as bell ringer in Redwall Abbey. She was kidnapped by Slagar the Cruel in her childhood, which is when she and Mattimeo bonded.

As a slave, she and Auma were a major part in helping to escape, and cool Mattimeo's temper. She would frequently check Mattimeo for his anger in response to Cynthia's whining. Tess acted as spokesperson of the slaves in their bargaining with Scurl, and contributed to their escape in the gorge by her discovery of Wedgeback's dagger. She also recognized the change in Mattimeo after he had heard his father in the landslide. Though not a large part in any conflicts, Tess was the greatest help in helping Mattimeo mature, and extending her tender thoughts to him and the other woodlanders.

Animated Series

Tess Churchmouse

In the epilogue of the season one of the Redwall TV Series, John Churchmouse claims to be Cornflower's father and Mattimeo's grandfather, which would make Tess the younger sister of Cornflower and the aunt of Mattimeo. As the two eventually wed, this is a continuity error.

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