Lousewort & Sneezewort

Place of Origin:Unknown
Weapon: Dagger and Spear
Death: Unknown
Appears: The Long Patrol

Sneezewort was a low-ranking rat in the Rapscallion army who was friends with another rat, Lousewort. The pair were incredibly stupid, often showing their lack of intelligence, though Sneezewort was perhaps slightly smarter than Lousewort and often took advantage of him. Both rats were enemies of the weasel Hogspit after Sneezewort accidentally threw a ship's wheel at him.

After Lousewort's promotion to Rapscour, Sneezewort broke the friendship with him and didn't want to talk to him initially after Lousewort's rapid demotion, but a fish that Lousewort had accidentally killed repaired the friendship. Later, Sneezewort and Lousewort were instructed to guard Miggo and Burfal (actually Midge Manycoats and Tamello De Fformelo Tussock in disguise), but while Sneezewort was going to collect firewood, the hares tricked Lousewort and escaped. Following the ferret Rinkul's advice, the two deserted the Rapscallions. Their fate is unknown.

Sneezewort and his friend, Lousewort can be interpreted as two innocents swept up in the dramatic events that comprise The Long Patrol; they are often taken advantage of by other creatures, and really do not seem to be that evil, as shown shortly after the execution of Borumm and Vendace.


  • Sneezewort is the common name for Achillea ptarmica flowers, which are poisonous to livestock.