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GeminyaTome

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Martin's death
« on: July 30, 2011, 04:33:02 AM »

Did Brian EVER say exactly how Martin died? I know that Martin died outside of Redwall, but is it still a mystery?
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 06:32:06 AM »

I tend to believe that Martin died of old age. But did Brian say so? I don't think he ever did. I think it was meant to be a mystery.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 12:11:49 PM »

No, it says that Martin hung up his sword and became a peaceful creature, but it never says how he died. I tend to think that after the Legend of Luke he went back to Redwall and lived there peacefully until his death.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 12:55:53 PM »

Those who die of old age tend to go without any explanation.  If you were killed by a horde, or vermin, it tends to get mentioned, so I suspect Martin was one that died of old age.  (It also wouldn't seem right for Martin to be killed by vermin when he's so good at defeating them.)
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 02:14:34 PM »

I do believe this has been discussed at length elsewhere, give me just a tick and I'll track down the topic for y'all.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 08:26:57 PM »

He must've died peacefully because it never says anything about another invasion on redwall after he hung up his sword. So he must've died of age and they built a tomb for him
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 02:41:59 AM »

Did Brian EVER say exactly how Martin died? I know that Martin died outside of Redwall, but is it still a mystery?

Did he died outside of Redwall???  I don't remember which book it said that in.... :-\
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 05:43:07 AM »

Found it! CLICK HERE.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 08:04:42 AM »

I think he died of old age.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 04:18:00 AM »

youre right i guess
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 11:32:31 PM »

Martin's already been through a lot, so a normal death with friends around him would be the best way to go. Maybe at the Abbey, maybe while out adventuring, who knows.

However, it disturbed me that he never really talked about his past to other creatures. When Trimp casually brought up Martin's father, he just went into profound depression mode without Trimp having any clue that would set him off. I'd think at some point Gonff would have brought up whether Martin had a girlfriend. And if not, if he had to keep that bottled up for the rest of his life... well, what does he think about future generations yakking about it like it's the weather? Redwall was eventually told about it, and then presumably it got passed down in future generations. Ancient history, everyone knows it by now. You'd think Martin's ghost would have told some future champion "I deliberately said I don't want anyone else knowing what happened to me. But your ancestors just HAD to spoil it, didn't they? Great going, now I can't rest peacefully. I mean, not that I can now when everyone keeps asking me for advice. Can't a spirit get some sleep!?"
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 01:19:57 PM »

If he was killed Methusalah would of had some record of it. He died in peace, I'm sure.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2011, 09:44:36 PM »

Also in the book Redwall they found Martin's tomb. If Martin died in battle I think the enemies would have burned him or something. Being the head of Redwall's army and whatnot.
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 02:09:04 PM »

he had his own special grave so...
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Re: Martin's death
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2011, 04:26:37 PM »

Martin Did die of old age, it has some very vague references to it.
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