The old recorder mouse who taught both Tiria Wildlough and Kriasha Longfang how to read and write, Gardner's a brother at Redwall Abbey. He has gray fur, blue eyes and a tall, muscular build. His chosen weapons are a sling and stones. He wears a blue tunic and matching kilt when he's not wearing a green habit.
He appears in The Quean and the Rhulain.
This character will be based on a dear friend of mine I knew in real life, Gardner Hale Russell. He was a fellow member of my faith, one of the kindest men I ever knew. I'm honored to have been counted among his friends.