|Living:||The Tale of the Wise Weaver|
- "Dream of better things than making beasts bleed for our own survival."
- ―Ailfrid to Kenzie
- Ailfrid's son, Kenzie knew from an early age that he wanted to join the ranks of the Mouse Guard. Ailfrid supported Kenzie's choice, but wanted Kenzie to be a better Guardmouse than one who killed for mouse-kind's survival. To persuade his son, he told him the Tale of the Wise Weaver, a story about a common Weaver Mouse who defeated the predators threatening his village using his intelligence.
- Kenzie took this message to heart, and when he joined the Guard, he focused on improving his intellect rather than his fighting