Maudlin is a very close friend of Scruff . His other friends are Montegu Sylver and Bryony Bludd . Maudlin is a bit cowardly and is afraid of doing many things. But, most of the time because of Scruff, he finds himself whisked away into many frightening adventures. Maudlin's ancestor, Mawk, was in Sylver's Band . Maudlin agrees with Scruff most of the time and he does what his friend does, unless it happens to be something scary.