Toby is a young and talkative grizzly bear cub.

General Info

Species: Grizzly Bear

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown Exactly; Cub


Bronka- Mother

Burney- Brother

Grizz- Great Grandfather


Fur: Brown with silvery tips

Eyes: Cocoa brown


Currently travelling


Watch Wolf, Spirit Wolf, Star Wolf

Current and Previous Status

Current: Traveler; traveling to the Distant Blue

Past: MacHeath Prisoner





"You think it's funny. It's not going to be funny you poop balls!"

-Toby to the MacHeath wolves.

Toby is a grizzly bear cub, who is a friend of Edme and was cubnapped by a group of MacHeath wolves. They cubnapped him to start a war between the wolves of the Watch and the grizzly bears, in Watch Wolf.

Toby, along with his brother, Burney, live on, traveling with the other wolves, but their mother Bronka had died.

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This article contains plot details from one or more of the books.


Toby is a small, young, grizzly bear cub with brown fur, silvery tips, and cocoa brown eyes.


Bronka - Mother (deceased)

Burney - Brother

Grizz- Great Grandfather


Watch Wolf

When some wolves leave sharing a kill with Bronka, she goes to sleep, leaving her sons Toby and Burney to play in the river. Faolan and Edme come in, and Faolan sleeps, too. He wakes up to find Edme with Toby and his brother, which Edme has taught the cubs the game of Hidey Bone. Faolan shooes Edme away, telling her that if Bronka wakes up, their going to get their heads ripped off. As they leave, Toby then begins to cry.

Later, four MacHeath wolves cubnap Toby, thinking they can cause a war between the bears and Watch wolves. They take him to "the Pit", a stone canyon with a rabid wolf, Old Cags. He upsets the MacHeath wolves by not telling his name. He makes up a name, Ishodd, which sounds like a word from Old Wolf Language. He hides from Cags in a stone.

Later in the book, Faolan, Edme and their new friend Arthur come to rescue the cub. They fin

Toby and his more quiet brother, Burney.

d the way in to the Pit and while Edme and Arthur distract the rabbid wolf, Faolan retrieves the cub. Sadly, Arthur is killed by Cags. The three (Faolan, Edme, and Toby) make it to the Black Glass Desert just in the nick of time to stop the war. Toby is then reunited with his mother, brother Burney, and his great grandfather, Grizz.

Frost Wolf

Although Toby does not physically appear in Frost Wolf, it is possible he went into false hibernation with Bronka and his brother Burney.

Spirit Wolf

Toby is found by the surviving wolves of the earthquake crying, along with his brother Burney. They lost their mother, Bronka, during the quake. They refuse to believe she is dead, and Faolan, Edme, The Whistler and Gwynneth go to look for Bronka. Gwynneth finds her first, and the grizzly is on her last few breaths, her flesh lying around her - she realizes with horror that outclanners had feasted on their injured victim's flesh whilst she was still alive. Gwynneth whispers in her ear that her cubs were safe just before Bronka dies, wishing her ursus-speed to Ursulana. Faolan, Edme and The Whistler arrive to find Bronka dead. To convince Toby and Burney that she is dead, they rub themselves in Bronka's scent, including Gwynneth. The cubs are grief-stricken when they realize that their mother is dead, and Gwynneth, her feathers covered with Bronka's scent, pulls two covert feathers from her back and gives the cubs one each to tuck into the burrs in their backs, so that they would always have their mother's scent near them.

Star Wolf

Toby, along with his brother, Burney, are amongst those traveling to the Distant Blue.


Toby is a talkitive, playful and thoughtful cub. He is often scolded or slapped for talking too

Toby about to be cubbnapped by the Macheaths.

much. He is brave and hopeful, as in when he was in the Pit he did not let his spirits down and reminded himself that him, Old Cags and fear were in the pit. He decided to kill fear, by not giving Old Cags his name, making Cags become confused and unable to think straight. He doesn't like sleeping, but loves to play. He also loves eating, and often ask his mum, Bronka, if they really have to sleep the whole winter without eating.

On the other hand, Burney, Toby's brother, is quiet and thoughtful.   


  • His great grandfather, Grizz, is very likely deceased.
  • Toby hates sleeping and loves eating.
  • Toby is talkative, unlike his brother Burney, who is quiet.