Captain Tramun Josiah Cuttlefish Clogg


Place of Origin:Unknown
Weapon: Cutlass
Death: Unknown
Appears: Martin the Warrior
Voice(s): John Stocker
TV Series: Season 3

An enormously fat stoat with plaited fur and a pair of large wooden clogs, Captain Tramun Josiah Cuttlefish Clogg was the pirate captain of the Seascarab, and also a rival of Badrang the Tyrant in the northwestern sea. Despite his clumsy appearance, Clogg was clever and deceitful.

After Badrang went east to build an empire, Clogg was determined to find and kill him. He sailed the high seas with his crew until he came upon Badrang's fortress, Fort Marshank. Clogg and his crew tried to overthrow Badrang, but they were swiftly trapped and forced to leave. Later, Clogg attacked the fort. When it became clear that he could not breach the walls, neither by force, a battering ram, or with a spy, he signed an uneasy alliance with Badrang.

Though the treaty stated that Clogg's crew was allowed to billet in Marshank, the pirates remained in a camp on the coast.

Tramun TV Series

Tramun from Redwall TV Series

Clogg's return to Marshank was met with a fresh argument with Badrang and hatred flared up anew. Clogg schemed to have Oilback assassinate Badrang, but this plan failed when Oilback killed Gurrad, who had been carrying a flask of poisoned grog intended for Clogg. While all this was happening, the remaining slaves of Marshank escaped with the help of Brome and Keyla.

A furious Badrang immediately led the entire horde after the slaves. Clogg took advantage of Marshank's abandonment and quickly entered the fort with the crew, claiming it for himself. Unfortunately, there was a secret tunnel leading into the fort made by the escaped slaves, and Badrang reentered through that. Clogg's treachery was clear, and Badrang enslaved him. Clogg's crew deserted him and surrendered to Badrang, agreeing to join his horde.

Clogg spent a short time as a slave, making up for his shame by insulting and jibing Badrang, always maintaining that one day he would be burying Badrang in a deep grave. During the Battle of Marshank and the smaller battles leading up to it, Clogg's primary task was to dig graves for slain hordesbeasts.

When Marshank was captured, Clogg alone survived, with the exception of Wulpp, though he was completely insane; nothing is known of Clogg's final whereabouts.


  • Tramun Clogg is known to be Brian Jacques' favorite villain.
  • The character is based off of American publicist Chris Turman.
  • Clogg is one of the few major villains not to die.

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