Brother Hoben was a old mouse that was the senior Recorder for Redwall Abbey and he was also one of Redwall counselors. He was a stern mouse but occasionally he would smile to other Abbeydwellers. He refilled the lanterns of Great Hall every sixth day. Once he found a flat piece of slat (which contained a part of the riddle of Abbess Songbreeze) from one of lanterns. Hoben helped Mhera and Gundil with the riddle of Abbess Songbreeze.