Name: Malachi MacDougall

Nickname: Mal

Species: Otter

Gender: Male

Appearance: Rather lean and rangy for an otter, Malachi has been known to joke in his Highland brogue, "Ah've got hare bluid en mah family." His eyes are a piercing steel gray and his fur a dark brown. He usually wears a tan tunic and a knee-length kilt in his clan's colors, red, green, navy blue and white; as well as rough leather armor and a simple, strong cord around his neck with a tiny wooden figure of three carved otters on it, two big ones standing together holding a little one, a pendant his mother carved of her family.

Weapons: Malachi carries a sling and stones and the Iron Banshee, a well-balanced, razor-keen claymore with otter runes carved into both sides of the blade, running from hilt to tip flanking the blood channel that spell out: "justicia quod veneratio" on the right, on the left the runes read "tutor verum." He forged his blade himself in the fires of Salamandastron with the Badger Lord's help.

Justicia quod veneratio: (Latin: "justice and honor") Tutor verum: (Latin: defender of truth)

Personality: Malachi's a loyal, honest beast with a warm personality, he's extremely hard-working, outgoing, reserved and brings out the best in others.

Background: Malachi was born to a pair of wandering rovers, Aengus and Moira MacDougall. In his own words: "Ah kenned war at a young age, mah Da fell under the blades of seascum when ah was boot a wee bairn."

The pair was attacked by searats, Aengus giving his life so Moira could escape with Malachi. Moira managed to get her infant son to the Rogue Crew despite two arrows in her back, slip her pendant around his neck and hand him into safe paws before she died. He was raised as one of them from that point on.

After Sixclaw's attack on the Abbey

Discovering his fellow beasts in Kazarheim were in danger, he resigned his commission as Skipper, passing it on to his second in command and founded the AFRA, the Aianar Freebeast Revolutionary Army, under orders from Martin the Warrior.

Appears in:

The Greatest Threat (as one of the Rogue Crew) - Affiliation: Rogue Crew-

Red Tables- Affiliation: Redwall Abbey Militia, Redwall Otter's Crew

Rise of the East- Affilliation: Redwall Otter's Crew, Skipper of Otters

Escaping the Prison of Olerr-Thayne- Leader of the AFRA