Place of Origin:Unknown
Weapon: Unknown
Death: Killed by Vilaya with her poisoned dagger
Appears: The Sable Quean

Gliv was a lean, sly-faced female stoat and a Ravager under Vilaya, the Sable Quean. Gliv and her mate Lugg were loyal to Zwilt the Shade and acted as his spies. Together they murdered Vilaya's old rat aide, Dirva. Lugg was slain after Zwilt ordered him to kill a giant underground eel, and Gliv sought revenge upon the sable commander for her mate's death.

Later, Zwilt and Vilaya had a vicious confrontation and Zwilt almost killed the Sable Quean. He thought he had actually killed her, and ordered Gliv to bury Vilaya's body. Hating Zwilt the Shade, Gliv saved the life of Vilaya instead. Gliv nursed Vilaya back to health--stealing her deadly poisoned dagger so that the sly Quean would not kill her. When Vilaya was fit to travel, Gliv took her to Redwall Abbey where Zwilt was making his attack, and disguised the Quean as a vermin Ravager. Vilaya secretly swiped back her dagger from Gliv and treacherously killed the stoat with it, claiming that Gliv was of no use to her anymore.


  • While Gliv is not the only vermin with the atypical characteristic of displaying affection for her mate, she is the first (and to date the only) vermin to say outright she loved her mate.
  • In one instance, Gliv was mistakenly referred to as a ferret.

Not to be confused with Griv.