Josiah Longspike was the huge male hedgehog in charge of the cellars at Redwall Abbey. He was friends with Abbot Arstead and they both liked to sample drinks in the Cellars. Although he was very big, he had a soft spot for the dibbuns. He assisted in defending Redwall against Syzran's Horde. A speedy method of defense was when he curled into a ball and rolled at his enemies. He was a good fighter, but he preferred peace and was happy when he got to brew more drinks for the Jubilee Feast.