Shang Damsontongue

Place of Origin:A Gorge
Weapon: Bolas
Death: Poisoned by Swartt Sixclaw and Nightshade
Appears: Outcast of Redwall

Shang Damsontongue was a large, tough-looking vixen, leader of the Foxes of the Gorge. She wielded a bolas, a four-thonged throwing weapon with rounded pebbles fastened to its ends. Her tongue was bright purple, explaining her name. She had a rather antiquated mode of speech.

Shang and her fox crew easily defeated the Crow Brethren, thus saving Swartt's horde. Shang agreed to join the horde in return for some metal and joint leadership. Swartt didn't want to give her equal partnership so, together with Nightshade, he poisoned Shang and took control of her crew.


  • It is interesting to note that Swartt used the same trick against two leaders, respectively Bowfleg and Shang.