Mouse Guard: What You Fight For
The Winter War
In 1149, Lord Rampaul of Darkheather began an invasion of the mouse territories, forcing Gwendolyn to become one of only a small number of matriarchs to ever declare war against another species. Several bloody battles were fought that winter, and several villages — most notably Woodruff’s Grove, Ferndale, and Walnutpeck — fell to the weasels. The Mouse Guard served as Gwendolyn’s elite force, and helped rally the towns to form a unified mouse army that eventually succeeded in defeating the weasels.