The Rat was raised as an only child in lands belonging to the Puce family. The duke showed his mother favor, ensuring that she never paid taxes and always had enough to get by. One day, a messenger came to the door with some very surprising news. It was revealed that his father was the same Duc de Puce who his mother had once worked for as a serving wench. Due to an unfortunate accident, the entire Puce family had been lost at sea whilst returning from holiday leaving the Rat as next in line to inherit the title of duke. Lacking an education, he turned to Duc Beauregard (The Snake), who governed a neighboring province, for advice on how to best manage his lands. More than happy to advise the poor fool, Duc Beauregard sent over a handful of his most loyal staff to assist and, thanks to his aid, the Rat now runs a respectful, if impoverished, kingdom. |-|Appearance=The Rat is a highly-strung character with little self-confidence and no capacity to hide this fact. His general jittery nature sometimes gives way to short bursts of spasmodic twitching when he speaks. His relationship with the rodent world has left him flea-ridden giving him a tendency to scratch himself furiously. As yet, his voice has not broken and on a few occasions, when threatened, has been known to scream “Eeeak”.
He also hasn't mastered the art of wearing a suit of armour and the visor of the helmet keeps falling down over his head at the most inappropriate times. Some say it's a loose hinge in his bascinet (the kind of helmet he is wearing), other say it's just too large, some might say his face does not fit in well.