Mulch was an old veteran and minor healer from the Eleventh Squad of the Bridgeburners. Captain Ganoes Paran described his magic skills as "a handful of cantrips at his disposal". Whilst in the Malaz 6th Army, Mulch had learned some clever ways of doing things without magic from a mage named Bullit.
In Memories of Ice
In the lead up to Dujek Onearm's war against the Pannion Domin, Mulch was a part of the Bridgeburner detachment who traveled to the Barghast Range with Captain Paran. After Trotts' throat was crushed during single combat to win the title of Barghast warleader, Mulch was the cutter responsible for keeping Trotts alive until Mallet arrived. He performed an impromptu tracheotomy and also healed the blood vessels and tendons in Trott's arm so that the Barghast would not lose it.
Mulch was killed during the Siege of Coral and was interred in a sarcophagus within Moon's Spawn by Anomander Rake with the other fallen Bridgeburners. The failing Skykeep was then sent out over the Rust Ocean where it was presumed to have crashed into the sea.
In The Bonehunters
Ganoes Paran, now Master of the Deck, travelled to the newly reborn sea of Raraku. On its shores he performed a ritual to summon all of the dead Bridgeburners by name, including Mulch. Among the ranks, Hedge bragged this was not the first time this group of dead Bridgeburners had walked among the living, noting that they had twisted the hair of Korbolo Dom and his Dogslayers at the Battle of Raraku. Shank spoke directly to Paran, asking their former captain what he required. Paran requested that they help him find the Deragoth to destroy Dejim Nebrahl.
Notes and references
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 11, UK HB p.468
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 11, UK HB p.464
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 11
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 11, UK HB p.467
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 11, UK HB p.464-468
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 25, UK HB p.1164
- Memories of Ice, Chapter 25, US SFBC p.982/985-986
- The Bonehunters, Chapter 8, US SFBC p.396-397
|Officers||Ganoes Paran • Ash|
|7th Squad||Antsy • Blend • Detoran • Picker • Spindle|
|9th Squad||Whiskeyjack • Fiddler • Hedge • Kalam • Mallet • Quick Ben • Sorry • Trotts|
|Others||Mulch (11th squad) • Bucklund (12th squad) • Aimless • Bluepearl • Cage • Corinn • Dasalle • Liss • Monkrat • Runter • Shank • Toes • Tormin • Story|