Robald Forthright was a stout, talkative male hedgehog who lived in a turf hut on a stream bank. He lived alone, and thus can be very talkative with company, almost to the point of being a nuisance. He was first met by Tagg and Nimbalo the Slayer when he was rolled into a mud prison by Gruven, Dagrab and Rawback. The vermin trio wrecked his home and ate his food, then, in response to his curling into a ball, rolled him in the mud until he was imprisoned inside a great ball of mud. He survived by trapping a reed in his mouth that he could breath through, until Tagg and Nimbalo rescued him. Robald was a terrible cook, so a female hedgehog named Great Aunt Lollery traveled from her cottage some was away to cooked food for him. Eventually, under the advice of Nimbalo, he came to live with Great Aunt Lollery.