Gritsnout was a high-ranking stoat captain in Syzran's Horde. He was second in command to Voskriss on the siege over Redwall. Even though he was slightly scared of Voskriss, he often quarreled with the large lizard, but often backed down. He was taller than most stoats and stronger. He treated his soldiers badly, so after he was murdered by Vastucian, his death was taken with joy from the soldiers he mistreated.