Abbot Arstead was the wise old mouse in charge of Redwall Abbey during the times of Alderjack. He was comforting to anyone that felt bad, was a good motivational speaker, and was very peaceful and good at solving quarrels. Though normally peaceful, Arstead called the attack on Voskriss and said he wished to go questing, but was too old. He was loved by many and was old friends with Brigadier Elton Harringworthy.