is a small dark gray she-cat. She is a WindClan warrior
and was once a tunneler
, specially trained at clearing and memorizing the tunnels
undernearth the moor.
After discovering none of Hareflight's and Mistmouse's kits were given tunneler mentors, Plumclaw questions Mistmouse on her decision. She also confronts Heatherstar on if she respects the tunnelers, of which Heatherstar insists she does.
Plumclaw willingly helps Tallkit choose his first prey. She suggests for the kit to try a mouse as it's not too strong and easy to chew. They settle on a patch of grass to eat together. Plumclaw tells Tallkit that she is eating a thrush, but prefers lapwing. She tells Tallkit that he'll be an apprentice soon so he can catch his own prey. Tallkit asks many questions about Plumclaw's apprenticeship, and Plumclaw gives nothing but positive answers.
After a battle against ShadowClan which results in Brackenwing's death, Plumclaw returns to camp with the other tunnelers and asks what happened when they were gone. Aspenfall replies ShadowClan attacked and Reedfeather asks if they can smell their stench. Hareflight snarls the tunnelers are never where the Clan needs them. Plumclaw replies they are digging tunnels so that the Clan can survive when leaf-bare comes, but Hareflight says it'll do no good if ShadowClan drives them out.
Tallpaw decides to train as a tunneler instead of as a moor runner and Plumclaw is delighted. Woollytail asks Tallpaw if he is sure but Plumclaw shoulders him aside, telling him not to persuade Tallpaw otherwise. Tallpaw meets her gaze and says that tunneling is in his blood. However, instead of assigning Tallpaw a tunneler mentor, Heatherstar ceases tunneling altogether. Plumclaw is infuriated by this and stares at Heatherstar in disbelief when she orders the former tunnelers to block up all the tunnels.
Plumclaw and the other tunnelers adjust well to their new roles as moor runners. During a hunting patrol with Dawnstripe, Talltail and Aspenfall, they scent grouse and Plumclaw remarks it'll make a good meal for the elders. The patrol find scents of ShadowClan and discover a tunnel they've been using to trespass. Plumclaw asks how long they've been doing it and Dawnstripe replies for a while. Plumclaw is visibly angry and remarks so, but Talltail stops her just before ShadowClan attacks.
Plumclaw fights a ginger tabby and an apprentice called Raggedpaw, sending a flurry of blows at them but she is being pressed backwards towards the Thunderpath. Reedfeather and Hareflight rush to rescue her while Heatherstar arrives with the back up patrol. With this, WindClan successfully drives ShadowClan back over the border.