”Der ain't no use sitting down on yer ass when der be gnawers 'ou need 'our 'elp. Git out dere!“
Name: Myrtle Bannermaid/Of the Banner, Myrtle of Burrowhill, Myrtle the Armless
Rank: Watchguard. Some people want to drop her down to a Greenband thanks to her injury, but she doesn’t give a shit about them. As long as she can still fight and lead her fellows, she’ll do it.
Appearance: For a watchguardsman, Myrtle looks surprisingly good for wear. Her ears are still full and round, rather than torn and ruined, her fur is as clean as she can get it, and her tail is full and pristine. She has an auburn colouration- a little more red than brown, and extremely long whiskers, although these aren’t really her most noticeable features.
No, that would be the fact that her left arm has been amputated at the elbow. She wears a peasant’s shirt, and keeps the sleeve tightly knotted around it to make sure that nobody sees the stump, although it’s very obvious. The shirt is far too big for her, althought the other sleeve has been cut to size, but the length allows it to partially cover her waist and legs like a dress.
Other than her shirt, she also wears a bright red cloak, two ear slits cut into the hood of it. She carries into battle a banner- around one and a half times her height, and with the banner of the Watch on it.
Myrtle would do anything to help another mouse. Nevermind that she’s missing an arm- she can
still fight, and dammit that means that she will
fight. It’s said that the Watch are the 1% of mice who are brave enough to stand face to face with predators, and by that logic, Myrtle is the 1% of the 1%. There is no length she won’t run, or hoop she won’t jump through, if her countrymen can be saved. In fact, this is to the point where some mice consider her slightly unstable and reckless, although when they end up relying on her, they start singing a different tune.
She’s extremely zealous, even if nobody can understand her thanks to her accent, and she has absolutely no qualms with screaming orders like a proper drill mouse if she thinks people aren’t doing what they need to do. She takes to the training grounds with the same zeal she shows against flesh-and-blood opponents, and she genuinely believes that no matter what, the Watch are the greatest force of good in Gnaw.
She does have a soft side however, and this is probably seen best in how she acts around, and treats, her niece. Anyone she's friends with will also see this side come out, especially in non-violent social situations- although those that aren't friend with her aren't excluded from seeing this side either.