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"Why would I tell Antsy? The answer should be obvious, Healer. I love watching him panic."

The Bridgeburners - Sorry, Hedge, Detoran, Fiddler, Quick Ben, WhiskeyJack, Mallet, Antsy, Kalam - Interpretation by Shadaan

Antsy was a Falari and sergeant of the 7th Squad of the Bridgeburners.[1] In appearance he was short, but large of build with blue eyes, a red face, and a distinctive handlebar moustache.[2][3][4] He was also known as "a card-player, [...] only not a good one".[5] His squadmates originally included Blend, Detoran, Picker, and Spindle, and later Hedge, Mallet, Quick Ben, and Trotts.

Antsy was morose, constantly grumbling and complaining, and always looking for somewhere to place the blame. His fellow squad members amused themselves by goading him on.[6]

In Gardens of the MoonEdit

Antsy was one of the Bridgeburners who escaped the collapse of the tunnels at the end of the Siege of Pale. During the city's occupation, he and Picker stumbled upon the body of Captain Ganoes Paran after Sorry attempted to assassinate him.[7]

In Memories of IceEdit

After the events of the Gedderone Fête in Darujhistan, Antsy was stationed with the rest of the now renegade Bridgeburners in Pale. Captain Paran reorganised the Bridgeburners by dissolving the 9th Squad and placing its remaining members (including Hedge, Mallet, and Trotts) under Antsy's command.[8]

When Dujek allied with Anomander Rake and Caladan Brood to fight the Pannion Domin at Capustan the Bridgeburners were sent ahead by Quorl in two groups. Antsy's group was assigned to wait for Quick Ben on the Vision Plain while Captain Paran took the rest to secure an alliance with the White Face Barghast of the Barghast Range.[9] Once both adjectives were achieved the Bridgeburners reunited.

By this time, Capustan had fallen and Captain Paran was eager for a fight. Antsy and the Bridgeburners fought their way into the city on their own past the Tenescowri using Moranth munitions. Advancing through the devastated city they stumbled upon a tenement defended by Gruntle, the Mortal Sword of Treach. Temporarily safe, Antsy unleashed his pent up paranoia and anger on Captain Paran for keeping his troops ignorant of the army's strategy. The sergeant nearly drew his sword on Paran before Mallet intervened.[10] The Barghast attack, coupled with the arrival of Dujek and the army, soon delivered Capustan from its occupiers.

After his "retirement" he became a partner in K'rul's Bar in Darujhistan.[11]

In Toll the Hounds Edit

He, together with Picker and Blend, survived the assassins' attack on K'rul's Bar.[12]

In Orb Sceptre Throne Edit

Antsy travelled to the remains of Moon's Spawn.[13]


"If this is what I want, then I don't want it."
"The truth is that the goal of existence is to kill you."
"Happy? Antsy don't know the meaning of the word."

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