Martens are a species of mammal present in the Mouse Territories.
Martens are lithe, tree-dwelling creatures. There appearance is similar to that of weasels. Physically, martens are long slender creatures growing over two to four times the size of a mouse. Their sinuous bodies allow them to follow their prey into burrows and narrow places.
Relationship with WeaselsEdit
The martens are close cousins to the weasel. They can often be found among the weasels acting as laborers, scouts or advisers. Martens are have similar appearances and characteristics to weasels. Weasels dwell on the southwestern border of the Mouse Territories in a land known as Darkheather. This intelligent species possess language, culture and technology. They are also natural enemies of mice. They will kill - and even eat - mice
without provocation or hesitation. Only three years ago, the weasels made incursions into the Territories and a great war was fought. Thanks to the Guard, the mice managed to prevail, but only narrowly, with many lives lost. During the struggle, the weasels managed to capture a handful of border towns.There's no telling when they will muster again and attempt to wipe out the Territories once and for all. Weasels are ruled over by an Overlord and a series of lesser Tunnel Lords. Titles are achieved by slaying the weasel currently occupying the position, or by being appointed and being supported by another more powerful weasel. Lords are well-off, never lacking for wealth or comfort. However, they are never at ease. There is always fear, political struggle and danger within a weasel community.
The allies of martens are other cousins of weasels, along with weasels themselves. Martens and their allies, the ferret, the mink, the fisher and the sable are close cousins to the weasel. They can often be found among the weasels acting as laborers, scouts or advisers.