"Hush! Violetpaw is one of Darktail's cats."
— Brackenpelt to Mintfur about insulting Darktail in front of Violetpaw in Shattered Sky, page 158

Brackenpelt is a tortoiseshell she-cat[1] with a shredded ear.[4]


In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

Although unnamed, she is mentioned at a Gathering by Mistystar as one of Petalfur and Mallownose's new kits.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Brackenpelt does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Brackenpelt does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

Brackenpelt does not formally appear in Thunder and Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

Shattered Sky

When the Kin has just taken over RiverClan, Brackenpelt is seen with a shredded ear and holding up a front paw as she totters upright. Darktail keeps the injured as the Kin's prisoners.
Brackenpelt is seen trying to groom herself but the act of turning her head seems to exhaust her. She gives some feeble licks before flopping down, panting. Brackenpelt thanks StarClan when she sees Violetpaw has brought a vole, mouth starting to water. Mintfur declares Darktail is the cruelest cat he has ever met but Brackenpelt tells him to be quiet. Giving a warning prod, she reminds him that Violetpaw is one of Darktail's cats, but Mintfur insists he still doesn't care.
When the RiverClan prisoners finally escape, Brackenpelt is seen missing some clumps of fur.

Darkest Night

After escaping from Darktail's rogues, Brackenpelt is recovering, alongside the rest of her Clanmates. Flanked by Lakeheart and Mallownose, the weakened and thin RiverClan cats are watched carefully by those around them. She joins Lakeheart and Owlnose in a debate over prey, and the RiverClan cat is seen glaring at Molewhisker, who, despite claims from RiverClan, states that there is more than enough food to go around.
Brackenpelt's leader, Mistystar, soon returns, and tells her RiverClan warriors that she hopes they are getting along well, as ThunderClan has shown them a great deal of kindness. In response to this, Brackenpelt and the others do not make eye contact with Mistystar and do not reply.

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Petalfur:[5] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Mallownose:[6] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Jayclaw:[7] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Owlnose:[8] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Breezepaw:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Beetlewhisker:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Grasspelt:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pricklekit:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sneezecloud:[10] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Nightpaw:[11] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Icewing:[12] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Graymist:[10] Living (As of The Last Hope)


Mintfur:[13] Living (As of Darkest Night)




"Thank StarClan!"
—Brackenpelt when Violetpaw brings a vole Shattered Sky, page 158

Mintfur: "Darktail is the cruelest cat I’ve ever known."
Brackenpelt: "Hush! Violetpaw is one of Darktail’s cats."
Mintfur: "I don’t care!"
—Brackenpelt and Mintfur about Darktail and Violetpaw Shattered Sky, page 158

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 126
  3. Revealed on Kate's blog
  4. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 106
  5. Kate's blog
  6. Kate's blog
  7. Kate's blog
  8. Kate's blog
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Dark River, page 134
  11. Revealed on Kate's blog
  12. Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  13. Kate's Blog


  1. The RiverClan cats were held prisoner, but forced to swear an oath to the Kin.[2]