Fleetleg was a male Salamandastron hare serving under Rawnblade Widestripe. When he was very young, Gabool's searats murdered his father, Sergeant Learunner, and his brother and sister, Gorsepaw and Crocus. His mother died barely a season after that. He was raised by Rawnblade and when he was old enough, the former told him of their fates. Later Fleetleg was one of three hares, including Longeyes and Shorebuck, who returned from a patrol of the south beaches and witnessed the results of the Bloodwrath that had taken hold of their lord, who had massacred the hundred rat crew of the Waveblade.