Name: Ivan Cloudfoot Age: 40 seasons Species: Field mouse Gender: M Occupation: Champion of Redwall
Appearance: Ivan is graying and starting to feel his age. He is small but strong, as he used to be a farmer outside of the Abby. His formerly brown fur is thick and misted looking, and his once long, velvety tail is a third the length it used to be. When asked why, he will not explain, but curses all wildcats and their kin... He dresses neatly, but practically... He wears a red tunic, but is often chastised by his close friends about never dressing up for feasts..
History: Ivan spent his childhood on a farm outside of Mossflower. At seventeen seasons, he began dreaming of the red sandstone Abby, and its ghostly champion. .. He appeared at their front gates on the eve of a great battle, and ultimately won them the fight. Fortunately, it was the only time he had to fight for Redwall. As his age starts to show, he decides to search Redwall for all the strong, young creatures that might take his place, strange things start to happen... It seems that Ivan may need to put off his retirement and end a war that was thought dead many seasons ago...
"The essence of swordsmanship" lies in its perfection. It does not mean to cut the enemy, but rather to cut the enemy within oneself. Iaido and Kendo are sister arts. They are practices in the same spirit and, like the two wheels of a cart, they form together the art of Japanese swordsmanship.