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Folgrim'll get yer by 1-Renaissance Folgrim'll get yer by 1-Renaissance
"Like a wolf, Folgrim was upon him with lightning speed. He seized the rat in a death hug, sinking his teeth deep into the vermin's throat. Shocked beyond belief, the other rat stood trembling a moment, then he dashed off wailing in terror. Folgrim lifted a bloodstained mouth from his prey's neck, calling, 'Run run run, ratty, I'll track ye down, Folgrim'll get yer.'"

-extracted from the Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques



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Everyone remembers Folgrim from the Legend of Luke, right? He's the son of Bargud, the nephew of Garraway Bullow, Warthorn and Riverwyte. And of course he's the brother of Skipper Tungro.

I know he looks crazy but with good reason.

Folgrim and his brother Tungro were Skippers of their holt. When a band of mixed vermin came, they fought them off. But Folgrim didn't think it was enough. Fierce warrior that he was, he pursued the vermin alone. Folgrim returned two seasons later starving, beaten, and with his mind ruined. The vermin had trapped him, starved and tortured him. After that, he was never the same.

Several times, his brother banished him from the holt because of his savage and strange ways. I mean the guy was eating rats and vermin. But Tungro always welcomed him back and forgave his ways.

Folgrim's story does have a happy ending by the way.


And in the background was my pathetic attempt at foliage. I tried to make Folgrim look kind of creepy, savage, and insane. Hoped it worked well. I almost feel sorry for the rat...almost.
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As usual, Redwall (C) Brian Jacques
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Sabreleopard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member
WOW, if Martin and his friends haven't found Folgrim and have him give up cannibalizing vermin, he would have also turned to woodlanders as well and would've become the wendigo of Mossflower! Good thing Martin and his friends found him and helped turn away from cannibalism.

Still though, I don't think eating rats and other vermin would be considered cannibalism. Would he have to eat only his species to commit that? Because that's how some animals do it today.
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Yiskah-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked! :D
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
By the way, that's a bit gory scene in book even we don't literally see it. :o
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
But I do! :D
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ooo.. :O
I did imagined how the Squirrels were already tore into bloody pieces and eaten by Foxes and Ermines.

In the book "Rakkety Tam", its like the first book that I read that 'Vermins' eat other creatures. They left messy 'scraps' (imagine: bones, guts, and blood) :omg:
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I must say, your illustration on the Redwall characters look a bit serious and not just here. They have sharp eyes. ^^;
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1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I like emotion in them as you can see with this savage look in Folgrim's eyes.
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yes, but Martin, Lady Amber, and few others look serious too.
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holeinone207 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That was probably the best part of the book. :)
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fimoman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, very well done indeed. I always liked Folgrim when I read the book as well. Particularly how he and Chugger became really attached to eachother throughout. But I just love the bit of Folgrim chatting to the dead rat while he prepares the cooking fire.
I kinda wish those Redwall-animation studios folks would make "Legend of Luke" when they're done with Mossflower. How cool would that be?!
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