"Don't you get it? It's because I've failed. What kind of a medicine cat am I?"
— Alderpaw to Needlepaw, blaming himself for not finding SkyClan in The Apprentice's Quest, page 253

Alderheart is a short-furred,[7] dark ginger tom with a white-tipped tail,[8] and amber eyes.[1]


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

When Dovewing reveals that she has been having strange dreams, Tigerheart asks his mate if she has consulted ThunderClan's medicine cats, Alderheart and Jayfeather, about them. Dovewing says no, because that would give away that she is expecting Tigerheart's kits. Dovewing worries that Alderheart has already guessed that she is expecting, due to her belly being swollen already. She notes that telling them she's having dreams about the nursery will just confirm their suspicions.
Alderheart joins Willowshine, one of RiverClan's medicine cats, as she travels to ShadowClan. Tigerheart is surprised when they walk into camp, curious about why the two cats are together. The deputy worries that Alderheart has figured out that Dovewing is expecting kits, and he searches Alderheart's gaze for a key to what he is thinking. However, Alderheart doesn't make eye contact with Tigerheart, and his concentration and gaze focused solely on Rowanstar. Willowshine reveals that her prophecy says that they must find a cat with an extra claw to fend off the oncoming threat.
Alderheart leans in, getting closer to Rowanstar, and asks the ShadowClan leader if he knows of any cats with six toes. The ShadowClan leader does not know of any cats, and says he does not have enough warriors to send out a search party. Scorchfur and Tawnypelt begin to fight about Rowanstar being a weak leader, with the tom swiping at her eye. Tigerheart breaks up the fight, and sees Willowshine and Alderheart hurrying out of camp.

In the A Vision Of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

While in a vision from StarClan at the Moonpool, Jayfeather notices a young tom standing away from the rest of the group, but before he can get a good look, the cat bounds away and Jayfeather sees only the tom's white tail-tip. Jayfeather notes that the tom smells very strongly of ThunderClan.
Alderkit stands in front of the nursery and wonders if there is some sort of assessment he must pass to become a proper apprentice. He remembers overhearing something about an assessment when Fernsong, Sorrelstripe, and Hollytuft were made warriors, and notes how small he was then. Alderkit begins to panic until Sparkkit nudges him from behind. She asks him if he is excited, and questions who will be their mentors, and that she wants someone fun. She comments that she doesn't want Berrynose, as he is bossy, or Whitewing, saying that she sticks too close to the rules and could recite the warrior code in her sleep.
Squirrelflight interrupts and comments that they aren't supposed to have fun with their mentors, but to learn. She says that she would be lucky to have Berrynose or Whitewing, as they are both fine warriors. Alderkit observes Squirrelflight and comments on how he knows she was old to have her first litter, remembering their shared grief for his lost siblings, Dandelionkit and Juniperkit. He thinks about how they must be the best cats for their parents. Sparkkit is not cowed by Squirrelflight scolding her and she twitches her tail, and Alderkit wishes he had her confidence. He hasn't wondered himself who their mentors would be, and he looks around the camp, observing the cats there. He thinks that Ivypool would be a nice mentor, as she is friendly and a good hunter and that Lionblaze is scary after seeing the strength in his muscles. He knows that it wouldn't be Blossomfall, because she mentored Hollytuft, and it wouldn't be Brackenfur or Rosepetal either because they mentored Sorrelstripe and Fernsong. He watches Thornclaw scratch his ear and thinks he'd be an okay mentor, but he is a bit short-tempered.
Sparkkit breaks his thoughts when she stomps on his paw and says that the ceremony is starting. Alderkit sees that Bramblestar has emerged from his den onto the Highledge and he calls the Clan together. Alderkit is proud to be his son and thinks about how confident and strong he is. Alderkit is very nervous and is shaking, but he sees the warm gleam is his father's eyes and is reassured. Bramblestar calls Sparkkit up and renames her Sparkpaw, giving her Cherryfall as a mentor. Alderkit joins in on calling out his sister's name, relieved there is no challenge to prove he is ready. His legs begin to wobble as he comes up to the base of the Highledge, but he raises his head and Bramblestar rests his tail on Alderkit's shoulder. He names him Alderpaw and gives him Molewhisker as his mentor.
Alderpaw pads across the clearing to join his mentor, unsure of how he feels. He knows that Molewhisker was Cherryfall's littermate, but that he has never shown much interest in the kits. Alderpaw wishes that he can make his mentor proud of him and resolves to try his hardest. The chants for his name begin, and Alderpaw ducks his head and licks his chest fur in an embarrassed way. At the same time, he thinks he will burst with happiness. After the chanting dies down and the Clan disperses, Bramblestar and Squirrelflight approach their kits. Bramblestar congratulates Alderpaw and adds that it wasn't so scary. Squirrelflight declares that she and Bramblestar are proud of him and Sparkpaw and licks them around the ears, adding that she's sure they'll become great warriors. Bramblestar and Squirrelflight nuzzle their kits before departing, leaving Alderpaw and Sparkpaw alone with their mentors.
Molewhisker tells Alderpaw about the responsibility of being an apprentice, and Alderpaw nods in reply, attempting to look worthy, but feeling worried that he isn't succeeding. He hears Cherryfall talking to Sparkpaw about the fun parts of being an apprentice and wishes that Molewhisker was as enthusiastic as his sister. Sparkpaw asks if they can start learning to hunt, but Molewhisker explains that apprentices have different duties to do. Alderpaw asks what they're going to do, and Cherryfall reveals that they will be removing the elders' ticks. Molewhisker instructs them to go get mouse bile from one of the medicine cats, and Alderpaw feels dismayed, unsure if he'll like being an apprentice. It's a sunny day, and Alderpaw is disappointed that he has to spend it clearing out the ticks in Graystripe's pelt. He watches his sister dab soaked moss on Purdy's coat. The old tabby tom tells the two apprentices there wasn't a cat who never removed ticks from elders. Alderpaw asks if his father did the chore before and Graystripe replies even Firestar had to do it. He then prods Alderpaw's shoulder, telling him to mind his claws. The younger tom apologizes and glances up at Sandstorm, who is looking at him lovingly. She remembers when his mother was an apprentice and how her mentor, Dustpelt, had to keep her in order. The two apprentices are told that Dustpelt had to be hard on her or she would never reach her potential. Graystripe grabs Alderpaw's attention by reminding of the ticks on him. As he dabs the moss onto a large tick, he looks up to see both medicine cats staring at him. Alderpaw becomes anxious as he wonders why they are looking at him.
Soon after that, Cherryfall and Molewhisker showed them the borders. Cherryfall points out that when they become warriors they will need to know every part of the territory. Molewhisker adds to this by saying that they need to know every tree, every rock, every stream. Alderpaw then thinks that surely no cat can know every part of the territory. They then head off to the ShadowClan border. On the way there, Sparkpaw asks what happens if they meet ShadowClan cats. Molewhisker then replies that nothing will happen, they stay on their side, we stay on ours. Alderpaw soon after that questions a wide path leading away from the forest. Molewhisker then says that Twolegs made the path, many, many seasons ago and that it leads to the old Twoleg den where Jayfeather and Leafpool grow their herbs. They begin to near the lake when Alderpaw notices a bright, silver light shining through the thinning trees. Alderpaw thinks that they don't want a young kit to tag along with them either. As Alderpaw emerges onto the shore, he thinks back, remembering the warriors talking about a lake. He always had imagined it would only be a bit bigger than a puddle. As Molewhisker points out RiverClan territory, he squints to see it.
Later on the border patrol, they come across the ShadowClan border, he wrinkles his nose at the scent, asking what it was. Molewhisker asks if Alderpaw could smell ThunderClan scent markers. He adds that as a warrior, he would be marking their borders by themselves. Alderpaw responds that it would be cool. When the mentors take them towards a clearing dotted with weird, green things. Alderpaw asks if this is Twoleg stuff. Molewhisker answers with a yes, and Alderpaw remarks that they sometimes come into the forest.
Alderpaw, Sparkpaw and their mentors carry on walking through the forest, they begin getting farther away from camp when they reach the lake. Alderpaw exclaims that there is no end to it, but Molewhisker assures him that cats have walked all the way around it. Cherryfall then points out where RiverClan territory is. Sparkpaw asks if she can catch a fish, and without waiting for a reply she splashed at the edge of the water. Realizing that it is cold she leaped backward in surprise. She tries again but Molewhisker tells her she won't catch any fish if she's jumping around like she is. They leave the lake and then reach the ShadowClan border, Alderpaw wrinkles his nose in disgust at the scent of them. Molewhisker tells him and Sparkpaw that they will soon set markers for their Clan. Cherryfall then show them the small dens Twolegs put up during Greenleaf. Sparkpaw asks why they do this, but Molewhisker just replies that StarClan knows.
After a long time of walking, Alderpaw and the others pick up a scent of a mouse. Cherryfall asks what other scent they can smell. Alderpaw replies that the scent is WindClan and Cherryfall praises him, saying that he is right. They go down to the WindClan border and Cherryfall and Molewhisker explain that WindClan live on the moor, and camp in a hollow. They then see a rabbit and a cat chasing after it. They disappear, but they know the cat has caught it because of the think shriek that pierced the air. Cherryfall then says that they should get back to camp. However, Sparkpaw protests that she thought they were going to go hunting. Molewhisker replies that they can go hunting, but they can't eat it because all food needs to go back to the Clan.
They head away from WindClan's border and reach a clearing where a huge oak tree stood. Molewhisker asks if they can pick up any scent and Sparkpaw and Alderpaw both reply saying they can scent a shrew. Cherryfall show's them the hunter's crouch and tells Sparkpaw to try first. She disappears but quickly comes back with a shrew in her jaws. All three cats praise her, saying that they have never heard of an apprentice catching prey on their first try. Alderpaw tries next, dropping into the hunter's crouch, but not knowing what to do. Molewhisker hisses for him to go, and in the tom's indecision, a vole scampers out of the bush and into the water. Sparkpaw teases him, while Alderpaw's mentor tells him to trust his instincts. Molewhisker tells him it's fine, but that only makes the ginger tom feel worse.
As the four cats walk back, they pass Ivypool, Birchfall, and Sorrelstripe. Cherryfall comments by the looks of it they've had good hunting, and Ivypool replies so have they. The tortoiseshell proudly tells them it was Sparkpaw's catch and it's her first time out. All three cats praise her, while nobody pays attention to Alderpaw, suiting him just fine. He wishes he could slowly sink into the earth. By the time they get to camp, Bramblestar rushes outside to meet them, eager to know how his kits did. Sparkpaw boasts she caught both a shrew and a mouse. Her father praises her, then turns to her brother, asking what he caught. There is an awkward silence and Sparkpaw hurriedly says Alderpaw listened to his mentor really well. Molewhisker adds that he is going to get the hang of hunting soon. Alderpaw is embarrassed that this is the best his mentor and sister can say about him. He raises his head, wondering what Bramblestar thinks, but can't tell.
Bramblestar calls his son over, and the ginger tom asks if he's angry. The leader assures him he'll do better as time goes on. It's only his first day out, and he's proud to know Alderpaw has been listening to his mentor really nicely. Alderpaw doesn't believe his father, and wonders if he will see pity in the tom's eyes. The ThunderClan tom pauses before asking if he ever told Alderpaw about his apprentice days. The apprentice, still looking down at his paws, mumbles that his father was Firestar's apprentice, and he must've been something to be trained by Firestar personally. Bramblestar sighs and says he thinks Firestar just wanted to keep an eye on him, because of his father. After a moment, he continues, saying on his first hunt with the great leader, he wanted to impress Firestar so badly that while chasing a squirrel, he slipped on some wet leaves. Spinning nose over tail, he crashed into a tree, which hurt. What hurt even more is that he's sure Firestar had to keep himself from laughing. Alderpaw asks if this really happened, and his father confirms it. It was awful, but he got better and Alderpaw will too, eventually.
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Thunder and Shadow

Alderpaw's gaze drifts to the trailing brambles at the entrance to the medicine den when Jayfeather calls his name. When Jayfeather scolds him for daydreaming, Alderpaw mumbles that he is sorry. Alderpaw walks into the medicine den and starts sorting the herbs. Briarlight volunteers to help but Jayfeather says they have enough cats and kits, Alderpaw is seen glancing guiltily at Twigkit. Alderpaw says that he had to bring her back with him because she had no one to play with. When Jayfeather argues that she could've played with Lilyheart's kits, Leafpool reminds him that Larkkit, Honeykit, and Leafkit are too rowdy for the younger Twigkit. Alderpaw thinks of how the three kits were to be made apprentices soon, and they didn't want Twigkit tagging along. He also wishes Violetkit, Twigkit's sister was in ThunderClan. Angrily he remembers how the ShadowClan cats separated the littermates without caring. All they cared about was that Needlepaw, a ShadowClan cat, helped found her, and since they thought she might've been part of a prophecy, they took her away. Alderpaw is furious since it was his prophecy, and his quest that found the two kits. He felt sorry for Twigkit and Violetkit and wondered if a foster mother as kind as Lilyheart was taking care of Violetkit.
Twigkit is again playing with the leaf, and when Leafpool notes that she is nimble and agile, Jayfeather huffs, saying she should be outside playing, and that a medicine den isn't for her. Alderpaw suggests she play with Briarlight, to which Leafpool and Briarlight agree to.
Jayfeather asks if Twigkit is still going to be in the medicine den, Leafpool responds by telling Jayfeather to stop being so grouchy, and Jayfeather responds sarcastically by saying he trips over Twigkit three or four times a day. This comment makes Alderpaw's pelt prickles with irritation and he thinks it is almost like Jayfeather enjoys being grumpy. Then Jayfeather snaps at Alderpaw to get on with his work and Alderpaw wonders if Jayfeather could read his thoughts. Alderpaw guiltily continues sorting herbs and the brambles at the entrance rustle again. Graystripe says that Bramblestar wants to see all the medicine cats and medicine cat apprentices. Alderpaw wonders why and he waits for Jayfeather to speak, but Graystripe asks for some comfrey and says it's for Millie. Leafpool offers to check on her but Graystripe says no. Graystripe also says that Rowanstar is with Bramblestar. Then, Alderpaw glances at Twigkit and wonders if something has happened to Violetkit.
Alderpaw tells Twigkit to stay with Briarlight and he follows Jayfeather through the exit. It is mentioned that the sunlight stings his eyes. Lilyheart, her kits, and Daisy are sitting outside the nursery. Larkkit says he wants a nest in the middle of the apprentice's den but Honeykit says that Alderpaw and Sparkpaw's nests are in the middle. Leafpool distracts Alderpaw by commenting on how empty the fresh-kill pile is. Alderpaw looks at it and notices that there is no prey there at all. He wonders if the patrols have brought anything back and wonders if they met Rowanstar before they hunted. Alderpaw follows Leafpool up the tumble of rocks to highledge and stops. Rowanstar says Littlecloud is dying. Alderpaw is impressed at Bramblestar's authority and asks if he can help. Jayfeather says to Rowanstar that Alderpaw can't go and Alderpaw wonders why. Rowanstar says Littlecloud needs proper help, not that of an apprentice. Leafpool offers to go, and the ShadowClan leader accepts, saying Grassheart needs help as it is her first time kitting.
Alderpaw is surprised to hear concern in the ginger tom's voice. After Violetkit was snatched from her sister he decided the ShadowClan tom had no heart, but now starts to think otherwise. Leafpool nods and tells Alderpaw to come with her to ShadowClan, as she can't carry all the herbs by herself. Jayfeather asks if they are going to leave him here by himself, and his mother says he'll be fine, but she'll send Alderpaw back right away.
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Shattered Sky

Alderheart is standing in a sunlit grassy hollow. He couldn't remember being there before, and wonders if he had accidentally wandered from ThunderClan territory. He spots a group of cats by a pool and recognizes just one of them, a gray tabby she-cat. He hesitantly pads closer to them and calls a greeting. While he's asking a question, he trails off, realizing the group can't hear him. Alderheart excitedly realizes that he must be dreaming, and wonders if these are SkyClan cats. The medicine cat draws closer to the cats, noting that he's not even bending the blades of grass under his paws. He notices that the tabby she-cat he recognized is wounded and sick, and thinks about how he knows how to help her. The tom feels helpless as he watches the other cats attempt to help the injured cat. Her eyes close, and Alderheart thinks she's dead, but she awakens. She calls out the name Frecklewish, and Alderheart realizes that she's probably hallucinating.
The tabby tom figures out that the dying she-cat is this group's medicine cat, and feels pity for the ragged cats. Alderheart tries to remember the gray tabby's name, as he thinks it's vitally important. The she-cat sits up, and he wonders what she's looking at. When the she-cat dies, her Clanmates call out her name, Echosong, and Alderheart realizes he's seen her in a vision before. His suspicions that these are the remaining SkyClan cats are confirmed. He awakens in the apprentice's den, and feels the sudden urge to find and help SkyClan, and thinks that they definitely have something to do with the prophecy. Alderheart wants to go tell Bramblestar, but wonders if he'll even be able to do anything before the battle that morning.
After the battle, Alderheart is seen dressing Birchfall's wounds. Later, he tells the clan about his vision of SkyClan. The cats disagree about whether it is important that they should go and search for them, and Alderheart also adds about the tom he saw who looked like Twigpaw's kin. Twigpaw is excited by this news, but when Ivypool disagrees on the search for SkyClan, Twigpaw gets discouraged. Shortly after, Twigpaw disappears, and Alderheart is deep with worry, and begins a search for her, but it is interrupted when Purdy suddenly collapses. Alderheart, being the only medicine cat available, quickly rushes to Purdy, trying to save him, but is gently told by Jayfeather that nothing can be done, and that Purdy was going to die eventually. Alderheart then asks Bramblestar if he thinks Purdy will go to StarClan, and is reassured that he will. At the vigil for Purdy, Alderheart notices Twigpaw is absent, and knows she went to find SkyClan by herself.
He grabs his father and tells him about an emergency. They move to where the warriors' den is, and Bramblestar asks what is going on. Alderheart informs him that Twigpaw is missing, and is afraid that she may have gone to look for her kin in SkyClan. His father slides his claws into the dirt in exasperation, and calls a Clan meeting to inform the other cats that Twigpaw is missing, saying he and Alderheart believe she went to go look for SkyClan.
The dark ginger tom watches Dovewing, Tigerheart, and Molewhisker go look for Twigpaw, and is grateful that they are looking out for the gray apprentice. Suddenly, he remembers the Thunderpath that is between their territory and the barn that shelters SkyClan. Alderheart hopes Twigpaw knows of the tunnel that goes underneath, because that is the way to SkyClan. More hazards would be waiting for her on the other side even if she crossed, and it isn't safe for her. He becomes angry with himself when he remembers the conversation with Twigpaw about SkyClan and her kin. He murmurs aloud that he could've been more reassuring, and now she's gone. Now he wonders if he's going to lose more than one friend.
He and Mothwing are on their way to the lake, and now RiverClan cats who have not been captured have taken refuge in ThunderClan. The tom hopes they won't get caught by a patrol and be asked awkward questions. Mothwing asks if he is sure his father will be all right with them sneaking off, and Alderheart replies that Bramblestar wouldn't be okay, which is why he didn't ask. Mothwing asks if he'll get in trouble, and he says probably, but Bramblestar would understand that medicine cats sometimes have to make their own decision. The golden tabby she-cat says she's grateful to Alderheart, because they need to know what's going on in the RiverClan camp, but Willowshine is busy, and she can't do this alone. He isn't surprised. The battle shocked him, as Darktail did drive Rowanstar and others from ShadowClan territory, but that was different, because so many ShadowClan cats sided with Darktail. Now Darktail is attacking Clans that had nothing to do with him.
Alderheart admires the golden tabby she-cat for willing to set paw on RiverClan territory, and thinks that he has bees in his brains for agreeing to go with her. They walk along the strip of pebbles that lead to the lake. He asks Mothwing if they should go through WindClan or ShadowClan. Both routes are dangerous, as WindClan has closed its borders and ShadowClan is being patrolled by rogues. Mothwing replies WindClan, because although WindClan may give them a hard time, the rogues will definitely claw off their pelts. She adds that WindClan let Mistystar through yesterday. Surprised, he asks for confirmation.
Mothwing meows that yes, she did with a patrol. They wanted to free their Clanmates and collect the bodies of the fallen ones for burial, but when they crossed the border they were spotted by some rogues. They had a skirmish and the RiverClan cats lost. Raven let them go, but told them if they crossed the border again, the prisoners were going to be killed. Alderheart exclaims that it is outrageous. The RiverClan cat agrees, but that they can't just leave the cats prisoner. He asks her what the plan is, and she tells him that she and Willowshine built up a store of herbs in their den. She thinks that if she walks there and tells the rogues she came to collect them they might let her in.
He agrees that it's worth a try, and remembers his quest, when he first discovered Darktail and his band of rogues. The white tom was fascinated by the things medicine cats knew, and Alderheart hopes that it means he'll respect the medicine cats now. As they approach the stream that borders WindClan, the ginger tom picks up strong WindClan scent. He doesn't see any movement, but as they cross the stream, a WindClan patrol stops them. Sedgewhisker asks them what they want, and hopes they aren't expecting to visit Onestar. She adds that they made it clear yesterday that he doesn't want to see any other cats. He replies no, they just want to cross their territory to get to RiverClan. The she-cat relaxes, though her companions, Leaftail and Oatclaw, are still suspicious. She begins to speak, but before she can Leaftail interrupts, saying it's a ThunderClan trick.
The light brown tabby turns back to tell her Clanmate that they're medicine cats before turning back and telling them yes, but within three tail-lengths of the water, or else they might find themselves missing both their ears. Mothwing thanks her with a dip of her head, and they continue. Alderheart asks the RiverClan medicine cat what Sedgewhisker meant by yesterday. Mothwing replies that after the RiverClan patrol returned, she sent Mallownose and Petalfur to talk to Onestar, but a patrol turned them away. The tom meows that it's weird, because when the rogues first came, Onestar was so eager to have them driven out. Now he doesn't seem to bother or care at all. Mothwing nods, and says that she heard about Darktail whispering in Onestar's ear during the battle, and wonders what it was.
Alderheart responds that she and every cat in ThunderClan wonders what Darktail said, and it must've been something to make Onestar act like this. As they draw closer to the horseplace, he begins to feel uneasy. ThunderClan's camp is bad enough already. With the addition of the RiverClan warriors and Dawnpelt's two kits, cats are treading on one another's tails. All the newcomers are demanding help to win back their territory. Bramblestar has ordered extra patrols, fearful that Darktail will attack ThunderClan next. Mothwing interrupts his thoughts and apologizes for her mouse-brained plan, but there's nothing else they can do.
He agrees, saying that they can't let things go on like this, then asks the golden tabby if she's heard about Dawnpelt. She shakes her head, and Alderheart replies that Dawnpelt's kits, Juniperclaw and Strikestone, came to their camp, and asked to join Rowanstar. They said Dawnpelt would join them, but she never did. Mothwing comments that it's really worrying, and Alderheart says that Juniperclaw and Strikestone don't know what to do. Things are really bad among the rogues, and they're afraid that Darktail has done something to their mother. Mothwing says it wouldn't surprise her, and the dark ginger tom replies that it wouldn't surprise any cat. A suggestion is that Dawnpelt might have changed her mind, but it is very unlikely.
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Darkest Night

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Interesting Facts

  • He has kittypet blood through Firestar,[9] and SkyClan blood through Tigerstar.[10]
  • Kate said that she liked Alderheart better than Sparkpelt, because she prefers a worrier.[11]
  • Kate has revealed that Alderheart does have feelings for Needletail.[12]


  • He was mistakenly called Alderpaw before his apprentice ceremony,[13] and called by his apprentice name after receiving his full medicine cat name.[5]

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Squirrelflight:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Bramblestar:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Sparkpelt:[2] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Dandelionkit:[15] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Juniperkit:[15] Deceased, Residence Unknown
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Tigerstar:[16] Deceased, No Residence
Firestar:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Goldenflower:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Grandfathers:

Pinestar:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Jake:[18] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Redtail:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Smallear:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Grandmothers:

Leopardfoot:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Nutmeg:[18] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Brindleface:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Speckletail:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Grandfathers:

Oakstar:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Fuzzypelt:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stagleap:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Grandmothers:

Sweetbriar:[25] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)
Swiftbreeze:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Harepounce:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Crystal:[28] Status Unknown

Great-Great-Great Grandmother:

Flashnose:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Leafpool:[30] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tawnypelt:[31] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Great Uncle:

Lionheart:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Aunts:

Nightkit:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Princess:[33] Deceased, No Residence

Great Uncles/Aunts:

Unnamed kits:[34] Status Unknown

Great-Great Uncles:

Patchpelt:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Uncles/Aunts

Ferris:[28] Status Unknown
Whiskers:[28] Status Unknown

Great-Great Aunts:

Willowpelt:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[36] Deceased, No Residence
Frostfur:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
One-eye:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Great Aunt:

Fallowsong:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt:

Daisytoe:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Hawkfrost:[37] Deceased, No Residence
Tadpole:[37] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Swiftpaw:[38] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Unnamed kit:[39] Status Unknown


Mothwing:[37] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Great Half-Uncles:

Scourge:[40] Deceased, No Residence
Socks:[41] Status Unknown
Snowkit:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ashfur:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Two unnamed kits:[44] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Great Half-Aunts:

Ruby:[41] Status Unknown
Mistlekit:[45] Status Unknown
Ferncloud:[46] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Half-Uncle:

Longtail:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Birchface:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Half-Aunt:

Frecklewish:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Lionblaze:[49] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Jayfeather:[49] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollyleaf:[49] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[50] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Flametail:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cloudtail:[51] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Four unnamed kits:[52] Status Unknown
Graystripe:[19] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Spiderleg:[53] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Shrewpaw:[53] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[54] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Foxleap:[49] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hollykit:[55] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[55] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[49] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[56] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[57] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Darkstripe:[58] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Sorreltail:[57] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[59] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Cinderpelt:[60] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Brackenfur:[60] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Thornclaw:[61] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollytuft:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sorrelstripe:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Fernsong:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Juniperclaw:[62] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sleekwhisker:[62] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Strikestone:[62] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Whitewing:[63] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Ambermoon:[64] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Snowbush:[65] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Dewnose:[65] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Feathertail:[66] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Stormfur:[67] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Bumblestripe:[68] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Briarlight:[69] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomfall:[69] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Eaglekit:[70] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Plumkit:[70] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Stemkit:[70] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shellkit:[70] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Toadstep:[71] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rosepetal:[71] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Ivypool:[72] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Dovewing:[72] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Molepaw:[73] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[73] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Honeyfern:[73] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[73] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Seedpaw:[74] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[74] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Leafshade:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Honeyfur:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Larksong:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[75] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[75] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Molewhisker:[76] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Cherryfall:[76] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Runningwind:[77] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mousefur:[77] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[78] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[78] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[78] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[25] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Rosetail:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[79] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[78] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[78] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[80] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[80] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[81] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[81] Status Unknown
Mistystar:[81] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Reedwhisker:[10] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pikepaw:[82] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Perchkit:[82] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[82] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lightkit:[83] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pouncekit:[83] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shadowkit:[83] Living (As of Darkest Night)


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"I'm sure that's why they want me to be a medicine cat: not because I'm special and important, but because I'm no good as a warrior apprentice. Well, I'll just show them! I'm going to be the best medicine-cat apprentice I can be. I'll try really hard, and make Bramblestar and Squirrelflight proud. [...] I'm not really a medicine cat. I'm not... special enough."
—Alderpaw's thoughts after Bramblestar tells him he's going to be a medicine cat The Apprentice's Quest, page 62

Sandstorm: "Do you know the difference between you and Sparkpaw?"
Alderpaw: "What?"
Sandstorm: "Sparkpaw believes she's solved every problem. And you believe you've caused every problem. You're two sides of the same leaf. But you haven't caused this problem. You have not failed. And it is not too late to fulfill the quest. It will merely require a different path."
—Sandstorm encouraging Alderpaw to finish his quest The Apprentice's Quest, pages 261-262

Lilyheart: "Don't worry, little ones. I love you just as much as if I were your real mother."
Alderpaw: "That's right. All you need to know is that you're very special."
—Alderpaw and Lilyheart after he checks on the new kits The Apprentice's Quest, page 279

Twigkit: "They said I was just an ordinary cat. But if I'm just an ordinary cat, the Clan won't want me anymore. So I had to prove I was special."
Alderpaw: "Of course you're special! StarClan led Needlepaw and me to you. And the Clan will always want you. You're one of us now, and nothing will ever change that."
—Twigkit and Alderpaw when he finds her by the lake Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 6

Alderpaw: "Why don't the Clans join together and make Onestar give ShadowClan the herb?"
Puddleshine: "If only it were that easy."
Alderpaw: "It is that easy! We need to stand up to Onestar."
Leafpool: "You're right, Alderpaw. But we need to support our leaders. I'm not sure they are ready to start a war over this yet."
Alderpaw: "They should be! Don't they care that ShadowClan is dying? Aren't all cats' lives important?"
—Alderpaw, Leafpool, and Puddleshine about Onestar not giving the lungwort to ShadowClan Thunder and Shadow, pages 326-327

"Just now with the other medicine cats. I wondered at first if you had what it takes to be a medicine cat, but now that I see that you are willing to say what you believe, I trust that StarClan made the right choice after all.""
—Yellowfang to Alderpaw Thunder and Shadow, page 327

Jayfeather: "Well done, speaking up tonight. I wondered when you'd finally find your tongue."
Alderpaw: "I've spoke up before-"
Jayfeather: "Talking back to an old badger like me is not the same as standing up for what you believe to cats from other Clans. I was proud of you. I think you may be ready to become a full medicine cat."
—Jayfeather and Alderpaw Thunder and Shadow, page 352

"We need to find SkyClan!"
—Alderheart's thoughts on the desperate situation of SkyClan's whereabouts Thunder and Shadow, page 376

Lilyheart: "You look worried."
Alderheart: "There has been too much change recently."
Lilyheart: "I still can't believe Twigpaw left."
Alderheart: "You must miss her."
Lilyheart: "Don't you?"
Alderheart: "Very much."
—Lilyheart and Alderheart Darkest Night, page 70

"No! We must try to understand. If it was left to our leaders, we never would have found SkyClan."
—Alderheart to the other medicine cats Darkest Night, page 84

"He had been hoping to see Needletail, but there had been no hint of her. If she wasn't with StarClan, where is she? [...] I hope she is at peace, wherever she is.'"
—Alderheart thinking about Needletail Darkest Night, page 84

Sparkpelt: "What's wrong? Are you annoyed with me?"
Alderheart: "What's wrong with you? We were always close. Now I feel like I hardly know you!"
Sparkpelt: "We still are close, aren't we? I know I've been kind of distracted lately with Larksong."
Alderheart: "'Kind of?'"
Sparkpelt: "Is that what's bothering you?"
Alderheart: "Not exactly. But you haven't noticed anything! You didn't care how I felt about SkyClan. Or that I've been worried about the prophecy or that it might be embarrassing to need saving from a kittypet! You're always so sure of yourself—you act like everything you do is okay, and sometimes it's not okay!"
Sparkpelt: "I know you wanted SkyClan to stay. But that doesn't mean I had to agree. I can have my own opinion. And of course I care that you're worried. But you're right. I guess I've been too caught up with Larksong to take the time to talk to you about stuff that's important. And I'm sorry I saved you from that fat kittypet... I'm not sorry exactly. I wasn't going to let you get your fur ripped off. But I trained as a warrior and you trained as a medicine cat. But if I was bleeding to death right now, you'd save me, wouldn't you? Because that's what you do. You save cats. I hunt and fight."
Alderheart: "I'm sorry. I know I'm being oversensitive. And you are allowed to have your own opinions. Even if they're wrong."
Sparkpelt: "I'm glad you're sensitive. It makes you a great brother."
—Sparkpelt and Alderheart Darkest Night, pages 197-199

Sparkpelt: "It's bad enough you had to chase the dog off. I'm supposed to be the warrior. Don't rub nettles into the wound."
Alderheart: "I was going to use oak leaf. It's better for infections."
Sparkpelt: "Smart ears!"
—Alderheart and Sparkpelt Darkest Night, page 202
"Alderheart blinked, as shocked as ShadowClan to hear that so many of their Clanmates might still be out there, alive somewhere. His attention was snatched away as he recognized a ghostly pelt. His heart seemed to skip. "Needletail." He stared at her as she padded from the water, her pelt dry as bone and glowing as though she were lit from the inside. Grief choked him. She stopped in front of him, her eyes flashing in the teasing way they used to when she was alive. Alderheart's mew caught in his throat. She hadn't changed. Even her scent was the same. He felt her breath on his cheek as she turned her muzzle."
—Narrator on Alderheart and Needletail Darkest Night, page 300

Alderheart: "Needletail!"
Needletail: "Did you miss me?"
Alderheart: "Of course!"
—Needletail and Alderheart Darkest Night, page 300


Alderpaw's Apprentice Ceremony
Bramblestar: From this day forward, this apprentice will be known as Alderpaw. Molewhisker, you will be his mentor. You are loyal, determined, and brave, and I know that you will do your best to pass on these qualities to your apprentice.
Everyone: Alderpaw! Alderpaw!
Reference: The Apprentice's Quest, page 12

Alderpaw's Medicine Cat Apprentice Ceremony
Leafpool: Alderpaw, is it your wish to share the deepest knowledge of StarClan as a ThunderClan medicine cat?
Alderpaw: It is.
Leafpool: Warriors of StarClan, I present to you this apprentice. He has chosen the path of a medicine cat. Grant him your wisdom and insight so that he may understand your ways and heal his Clan in accordance with your will.
Reference: The Apprentice's Quest, pages 85-86

Alderheart's Medicine Cat Ceremony
Jayfeather: I, Jayfeather, medicine cat of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He has trained hard to understand the ways of a medicine cat, and with your help he will serve his Clan for many moons. Alderpaw has always had a natural connection with StarClan. You chose him, and you chose well. He is loyal, determined, and smart. He has compassion and strength, a rare combination. He will serve his Clan well. Do you, Alderpaw, promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry, between Clan and Clan, and to protect all cats equally, even at the cost of your life?
Alderpaw: I do.
Jayfeather: Then by the powers of StarClan I give your true name as a medicine cat. Alderpaw, from this moment you shall be known as Alderheart. StarClan honors your devotion and kindness, and we welcome you as a full medicine cat of ThunderClan. Well done.
Everyone: Alderheart! Alderheart!
Reference: Thunder and Shadow, pages 373-374

References and Citations

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  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 374
  6. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 60
  7. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  8. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 7
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  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
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  20. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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  34. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 116
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  53. 53.0 53.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
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  82. 82.0 82.1 82.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18

Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartSparkpeltNeedletailMolewhiskerCherryfallTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTree
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireFierceBerryheart
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerstarLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThunderstarLightning Tail