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Dabbid is a bridgeman in Bridge Four. During his first run, he suffered from battle shock, freezing on the battlefield and curling up in the middle of the plateau assault in range of the Parshendi archers. He was saved by Kaladin and Rock, who dragged him away and carried him back to the safety of the hollow.
Dabbid had only a broken arm, but he had been so profoundly shocked by battle that he's not spoken since. He is referred to by Lopen as the Moolie, meaning mute in his native language. Dabbid and Lopen now carry waterskins for the bridge crew and go on every run. Kaladin joins them on his first run after his recovery from his experience in the highstorm.
While Dabbid doesn't talk, he can - and does - stir Rock's stews, and has become something of an unofficial mascot for the crew, as he'd been the first bridgeman that Kaladin had saved. When other bridgemen pass Dabbid, they give him a subtle salute.