"She never lost her courage or her sense of humor. She was a very special cat, and we'll both miss her. Not because we looked after her, but because she was our friend."
Alderheart after Briarlight's death in River of Fire, page 212-213

Briarlight is a sleek-furred[6] dark brown she-cat[3] with sky-blue eyes.[7] Her lower spine is broken,[8] and she has inoperable rear legs.[9]


In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

Many cats worry about Briarlight because the greencough had affected her more than the other cats. When she gets out of the medicine cat's den for the first time since the greencough, everyone fusses over her and she is slightly uncomfortable with this.
Briarlight tells Bramblestar that she wants to be normal and Bramblestar tells her if she wants to tell him a story like Purdy or stay in the nursery and help the queens and mewling kits like Daisy or get ticks off elders like Dewpaw, or be like Spiderleg who is too shy to speak to Daisy even though he fathered her kits.
She later tells Jayfeather that she is tired and wants to return to the medicine cat den. The medicine cat objects, stating that she has only been outside for a few heartbeats. Briarlight continues insisting and when Jayfeather opens his mouth to argue, Purdy reminds Briarlight that she was going to share some prey with him and listen to his story. She then joins Purdy across the clearing.
Squirrelflight says she doesn't like the trees blowing hard because it reminds her of the time Longtail got killed and Briarlight was injured.
Millie mentions Briarlight, saying that Briarlight is worried about falling trees, since she wouldn't be able to run away. Bramblestar meows to Millie that he would talk to Briarlight. Bramblestar encounters Briarlight at the fresh-kill pile, where she is sharing a shriveled shrew with Molewhisker. Bramblestar asks her where she would like to sleep. She replies, stating she would like to sleep somewhere where there are no trees. Bramblestar figures the safest place to put her is on the Highledge. He carries her up to his den. He settles Briarlight into his nest, pulling the moss and bracken around her to make her cozy. He tells Millie to stay with her, then leaves.
Later, Graystripe, Blossomfall, Dustpelt, and Sandstorm join her and Millie in the leader's den. When the Lake starts to flood camp, Bramblestar has to push his way through them. Millie mentions that Briarlight won't be able to swim through the hollow. Bramblestar gathers warriors to help bring her down. They begin to lift her as Bramblestar rushes down to the medicine cat den. Bramblestar thinks to himself that if they had tiny kits, it would be harder, as it was already with Briarlight. The cats soon arrive with Briarlight on their backs. Mille worries about her, asking how she would climb up the path. He had imagined some cat would carry her up. Purdy waits with Briarlight, Millie wants to wait to, but she is ordered to climb the cliff. Bramblestar watches in worry as the water swirled above Briarlight's flanks. Bramblestar tells Millie that he promises to keep her safe.
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Tigerheart's Shadow

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

In the Power of Three arc


Briarkit is born to Graystripe and Millie, along with her brother and sister, Bumblekit and Blossomkit. During the battle between ThunderClan and WindClan, Briarkit and her siblings, along with Mousefur, Rosekit, Toadkit, and Longtail, are hidden in Firestar's den. Millie later catches whitecough, which eventually gets worse, and soon Briarkit starts showing signs of also having the disease.

Long Shadows

Leafpool and Jaypaw start to worry for her as she begins to catch her mother's cough. As it gets worse, Briarkit and Millie move into the medicine den. After Poppyfrost and Jaypaw bring back all that is left of the catmint, Millie insists on giving it all to Briarkit. Leafpool refuses and says that Millie has already worsened and developed greencough.
While Millie is getting some fresh air, Briarkit weakly tries to play with Millie, asking her if she can act like a mouse so she could catch her. She ends her question with a bout of coughing, and Jaypaw tells her that he has brought fresh bedding that she can have a nice sleep in. Briarkit protests, saying that she doesn't want to sleep.
Later, she fears that her mother will die because of the sickness ravaging ThunderClan. She sadly wails that if Millie does die, she would never see her mother again, as she does not know the way to StarClan. Leafpool reassures her that if something were to happen, Millie would come and get Briarkit when it is time for her to go. They move to the abandoned Twoleg nest with the other cats who had caught greencough. As Millie is getting close to the edge of death, Briarkit is seen trying to find milk. Honeyfern attempts to encourage the kit to eat a mouse, but Briarkit refuses and wails that she wants her mother.
She looks much healthier later as she plays with the other kits after the outbreak ends.


When Jayfeather comes in to check her and her denmates for ticks, he finds one in her fur and spears it with his claw.
Briarkit later plays with her siblings when a snake begins to stalk her. Honeyfern, who is lying beside Berrynose, sees the snake and dives in front of her before it can strike Briarkit. The snake then bites Honeyfern instead, and she dies from the snake's venom soon after. Briarkit is shocked at what happens, so Leafpool decides to give her a poppy seed to soothe the young kit.
After the events that take Honeyfern's life, Leafpool decides that they should leave a trap for the snake, using deathberries. Briarkit soon learns from Leafpool that these are deadly when eaten by cats, and that she and the other kits need to stay far away from them. Briarkit agrees to stay away, and she and the other kits are cautious of the deadly berries.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Briarpaw has been apprenticed to Thornclaw. Jayfeather briefly remembers how a few days ago, Briarpaw had raced into camp to announce that Firestar had been attacked by a fox. Without thinking, Jayfeather sends her out to find Leafpool before hurrying over to the ShadowClan border. By the time Briarpaw has tracked down Leafpool, Firestar has already lost a life.
When Lionblaze tries to test Dovepaw's abilities, Sandstorm appears, along with Leafpool, Bumblepaw, and Briarpaw, carrying bundles of moss. When they are on their way back to camp, she complains of being covered in mud.
She is seen several times on patrols or with her two siblings, Bumblepaw and Blossompaw. She tells Ivypaw to stop being so grumpy, but tries to be friendly to the new apprentice, volunteering to help Ivypaw with battle training, proudly stating that she would be having her final assessment soon. Her mentor, Thornclaw, reminds her that she still has three moons to go, but Briarpaw refuses to be put down.
She, along with her siblings and Ivypaw, are given a lesson on herbs by Jayfeather. She asks if cobwebs would be needed if you stepped on a sharp stone. Jayfeather replies that you would only need them if the skin has broken.
She is play-fighting with her siblings when Lionblaze and Dovepaw return from their quest, and later shows Dovepaw how the apprentices had fixed up her nest with gray feathers to make it extra comfortable, stating that she was a hero.

Fading Echoes

She and her littermates have their warrior assessment, of which they all pass.
When the tree falls into the clearing, Mousefur wants a mouse, thinking she should try to not waste prey because she believes that it will make StarClan angry. Longtail races back into camp to get the mouse, and Briarpaw follows, calling for him to come back. Briarpaw and Longtail become trapped below a tree that has just fallen while the rest of the Clan gets out. Lionblaze finds Longtail dead, but Briarpaw is still barely alive. Her hind legs had been bruised by the tree. Along with Lionblaze's help, they are able to move the tree and pull her out. However, she is unable to move or feel her hind legs, even though they aren't broken. As the camp is being repaired, she stays in the medicine den. Her mother, Millie, stays with her most of the time, always curled around her. Jayfeather, confused as to why Briarpaw's legs don't work, goes to Littlecloud for advice, as he once heard he had a similar case.
Littlecloud says that his patient, Wildfur, was injured when a burrow caved in on him. His hind legs were bruised, but he couldn't move them because his backbone had been broken. Wildfur had later died, not from his injury, but because he had a severe cough and his lungs filled up with fluid from sitting in his nest all the time. Jayfeather needs to test whether Briarpaw's backbone is broken; he does this by nipping the skin near her backbone, starting at her neck and slowly moving down until she cannot feel his nips beyond the break, and Jayfeather realizes that Briarpaw would never walk or ever feel anything in her legs again. Jayfeather tells Briarpaw and Millie of Wildfur, and Millie is horrified. But Jayfeather said that they could keep Briarpaw alive, and that she didn't have to die. Briarpaw brightens a bit at this, clueless about the hard work it would take.
Later, she receives her warrior name, Briarlight. Her brother and sister become Bumblestripe and Blossomfall. She takes medicine to help her breathing and she and Jayfeather work on exercises every day, to help her forelegs get stronger and to keep her lungs from filling with fluid. Briarlight insists that she can go and fetch her own prey every day, and plays with Cherrykit and Molekit, Poppyfrost and Berrynose's kits, whenever she can. When Ivypaw talks to Bumblestripe, Briarlight is mentioned. Bumblestripe says that Briarlight would have loved it. She is said to drag herself around with her front paws, her hind legs splayed out behind her. However, Briarlight manages to remain positive through all her suffering. It is thought by Dovepaw that the kits and Jayfeather are Briarlight's greatest allies.
Soon Briarlight begins coughing, though it's not as severe as Wildfur's cough was described. Yet she begins to feel angry for her broken spine and wails, hopelessly, that everything is too difficult, feeling guilty for the trouble she caused.

Night Whispers

Briarlight continues to stay in the medicine den with Jayfeather, still recovering from her cough with Millie checking in quite often.
When Jayfeather is checking Sorreltail's battle wounds, Sorreltail comments that Briarlight's breathing sounds rough. Jayfeather tells her that she has gotten a chest infection and doesn't know whether to let her exercise harder, or to let her rest. Once Sorreltail leaves, she wakes up and she and Jayfeather talk about the battle. As Jayfeather and Lionblaze are talking in the back of the den, she begins coughing again and Jayfeather comes to massage her flank.
Later, Jayfeather and Millie hear Bumblestripe call Jayfeather over to the medicine den and they both are worried something's happened to Briarlight. Nothing has, and Bumblestripe shows them some webs he found climbing up on the Great Oak. Briarlight comments on how brave he was. Jayfeather then tells her to do some exercises but Millie tells him that she looks too tired. Briarlight replies by saying it keeps her from getting bored.
After Millie and Jayfeather's argument, she comes out of the medicine den and looks at Millie, asking if she's getting better. Millie rushes over and licks her cheek, saying that she is. Briarlight promises to do all of her exercises and tells Millie that they make her tired, but do not hurt her.
She later begins to feel guilty, knowing that her Clanmates continue to bring her prey although she didn't do anything, when her mother Millie brings her a mouse. She refuses to eat, but after a talk with Jayfeather, he tells her that her Clanmates bring her prey because they want to. He then says that if she wants to feel worthy, then she can be his helper and check the moss brought in for thorns, pile it back by the pool, and help keep the medicine den clean. Briarlight agrees and seems to feel better.

Sign of the Moon

Briarlight is getting stronger in Jayfeather's den, eager to teach her exercises to Icecloud, who is injured when she fell in the tunnels. She and Icecloud end up playing with a ball of moss, and Jayfeather and Brightheart, who are amused, warn them not to get out of hand.
After Jayfeather returns from a tunnel exploration, soaking wet, Briarlight seems genuinely worried and offers to treat him immediately, saying he would do the same for her. As she licks Jayfeather dry, he drifts off to sleep, but feels a longing for a cat that he can express his feelings with, like Lionblaze has Cinderheart, but he doesn't think Briarlight is that cat.
When Bumblestripe is being chased by a dog, which is quickly distracted by Lionblaze and Toadstep, he warns Lionblaze to head in the other direction, away from where Briarlight is supposedly hiding under a bush. It is revealed afterwards that he was taking his sister out for a walk against the Clan's will, and he expresses deep concern for her well-being.

The Forgotten Warrior

When Jayfeather first wakes up, he thinks of Briarlight as a problem, and remembers Lionblaze telling him how Briarlight was so frustrated being stuck in the hollow, she had her brother carry her to gather herbs in the forest. He also recalls the conversation he and Lionblaze shared, and how he refuses to take her as his apprentice.
Briarlight snaps Jayfeather out of his deep thoughts, asking him if he was okay after tossing and turning all night. He replies that he is fine, and Briarlight reminds him that they were running low on marigold after using it up on Dovewing's wounds.
Briarlight then finds a tuft of black fur in the back of the herb storage. She asks if Jayfeather could throw it out when he passes the dirtplace, and wonders who would put a bit of fur in the herbs. Jayfeather realizes that it belonged to Hollyleaf. Briarlight jokes that she thinks the kits must have gotten into the nursery and hid it, while Jayfeather ponders why his sister's fur would be in the back of the medicine cat's den. Jayfeather then buries the piece of fur in the moss of his nest when Briarlight isn't looking.
After Cherrypaw and Molepaw's first day, they come into the medicine den covered in cobwebs. As they bounce in, Briarlight bursts into laughter. She tells the two they look like walking cobwebs, because of the massive amount they had managed to collect on themselves. Molepaw boasts that they found a lot, and Briarlight instructs them to come over so she could untangle them, warning them not to step on the pile of burdock root. Jayfeather hears her drag herself to meet the apprentices. Cherrypaw asks if her legs hurt, and if it's tough not being able to move them. Briarlight tells her it's tough, but it doesn't hurt. Molepaw recalls Bumblestripe calling her the bravest cat in the Clan, and at that, Jayfeather feels Briarlight's embarrassment. She mutters something incoherently, and tells the apprentices to stay still so she could get the cobwebs off.
When Sandstorm states that Jayfeather should think about getting an apprentice, he meows that Briarlight is very useful.
When Jayfeather calls in Sorreltail to check her over, he checks her heartbeat and Briarlight drags herself closer to him to watch. She asks if she'll be okay, and Jayfeather tells her everything is fine.
During the fox attack, Briarlight drags herself to the entrance of the Jayfeather's den, and asks what's happening. Jayfeather instructs her to get the supplies ready, and she drags herself over to the storage. When Jayfeather brings in the apprentices to look over, he finds that Briarlight has already treated the injured warriors. She reports to him the injuries, and Brightheart comments that she did a great job. She goes on to tell him that Foxleap was bitten, but she didn't know what herbs to use for bites. Jayfeather tells her how to fix the poultice, and how to keep it on the wound. She makes his poultice while Jayfeather tends to Rosepetal's wounds.
Once Jayfeather sends Rosepetal and Foxleap out of the den, he tells Briarlight to do her exercises and get fresh air, which she does.
When Yellowfang tells Jayfeather that ThunderClan must recruit another medicine cat, he doubts that it is Briarlight or Brightheart. After he wakes up from his dream, Briarlight asks him if she can go speak to Sol, who has just been brought to camp. He snaps at her that he cannot mend her back, and she replies that she wasn't hoping for that, and states that she's just curious about the loner. Jayfeather tells her not to be, but she reminds him that Sol saved the apprentices from the fox.
Briarlight is mentioned when Leafpool tells Jayfeather not to tell Cinderheart about her past life. She suggests he take Briarlight on as an apprentice since she was already doing such a good job. Jayfeather replies sarcastically, that with one blind medicine cat and one that couldn't walk, ThunderClan would be invincible.
When Sorreltail is giving birth, Jayfeather tells Dovewing to run back to camp to get chervil root. Dovewing doesn't know what the herb looks like, and hopes Briarlight does. When she gets into the medicine cat's den, Briarlight is seen in the back of the den with her head inside the storage. She turns to ask how Sorreltail is coming along, but Dovewing cuts her off and tells her they need chervil root. Briarlight points with her paw to the herb Dovewing came to her for, and tells her to take some fennel as well. It is noted that she has herbs spread out across the floor.
Later, when Dovewing and Ivypool go missing, she is moving around in her nest. She gasps in pain, stating that she is stiff. Jayfeather decides to be helpful, and massages her muscles. She frets over Dovewing and Ivypool, but Jayfeather comforts her, saying they've probably gone for a hunt. She soon falls back to sleep, comforted by his care.
The next day, when Hollyleaf visits Jayfeather in the medicine cat's den, Briarlight greets her, and says she's Jayfeather's assistant. When she goes to wake him, Hollyleaf realizes she can't walk. Briarlight says that she can't, but that doesn't mean she can't be useful. When Jayfeather gets back from talking to Hollyleaf and Lionblaze, Briarlight says that it's great that Hollyleaf came back, and asks why she was away for so long. He states that she should go ask her, and then tells her to sort out the herbs and take borage to Sorreltail. Briarlight agrees, and Jayfeather tells her that afterwards she needs to do her exercises.
After the Gathering, Briarlight greets Jayfeather when he returns and asks him questions about the Gathering. Jayfeather lists his answers, and collapses in his nest. Briarlight is puzzled by his weariness, and drags herself over to him and begins drying his fur. She talks him into letting her look after him for once, and continues to dry him. When he wakes up the next day, Briarlight brings him a mouse to eat, and prompts him to eat it. He thanks her, and she tells him she heard about the Gathering. She apologizes to him, and asks if any cat believed Dawnpelt. Jayfeather replies sarcastically, but Briarlight defends him, and he is touched by her loyalty. He tells her to go visit the nursery to play with the kits.

The Last Hope

Briarlight hauls herself into the medicine den. It is noted her forepaws are so strong that she can easily drag her useless hind legs around camp. Jayfeather offers her a mouse, but Briarlight politely refuses, feeling in the mood for a vole. Jayfeather notes that she is the cleanest cat of ThunderClan as she grooms herself endlessly, and checks her fur for ticks twice a day as well as removing fleas. She does this as an infected bite will affect her greatly, and Briarlight is determined to be a strong as she can be. She exercises endlessly without using her hind legs. She is filled with excitement as she grabs a vole from the fresh-kill pile, and is glad when she drags it out from the bottom and brings it to Jayfeather. She asks the medicine cat if he was hungry, pointing out that half-moon is tonight. Jayfeather reminds her he is banned, and Briarlight takes a bite of her vole as she says that would never stop him. Brightheart asks what’s going on, and Briarlight explains that Jayfeather isn’t allowed to go to the Moonpool and it was half-moon.
Brightheart asks Cinderheart if she checked on Briarlight. Cinderheart didn’t, and is worried she was supposed to. Brightheart reassures she wasn’t, and joins Briarlight as she heads for the fresh-kill pile. The next day, Jayfeather helps with Briarlight’s exercise by dropping a heavy pebble a mouse-length away and asking her if she can reach it. The brown she-cat easily leans out of nest, grabs the pebble and draws it back to herself. Jayfeather then drops the pebble half a tail-length away, and Briarlight stretches out her forelegs, puffing from her effort. She scooped the pebble back into her nest, and Jayfeather immediately checks her spine. Jayfeather compliments Briarlight on her hard work, and reassures her that as long as they keep up the exercises, she’ll be fine. Briarlight flings the pebble then reaches for it, explaining she wants to be strong enough to climb a tree with only her forelegs. She struggles to reach it before Jayfeather asks if she can finish the exercise without him. Briarlight agrees she can.
After Jayfeather returns from WindClan, Briarlight asks if he is alright and explains that he is soaking medicine for Mousefur’s tick as Cinderheart suggested. She says Cinderheart has put a poultice on Mousefur, but wants another prepared for tomorrow. After Brightheart tells Jayfeather she is expecting kits, Briarlight announces that is great news. Brightheart tells her Jayfeather isn’t as happy, and Briarlight asks Brightheart why first, then Jayfeather. The medicine cat doesn’t give an answer.
After Lionblaze fights with ShadowClan, Briarlight sees his injuries and asks what happened in shock. Jayfeather orders her to get fresh-kill and despite Briarlight trying to protest he insists, so Briarlight goes to do so. Later, Briarlight drags herself to her nest and explains she is tired because Millie thought up of a new exercise for her. Briarlight has hauled onto a branch and she hung on for as long as she could. It left her exhausted, but Briarlight is determined to practice until she can hoist herself onto a branch. Satisfied that she is well, Jayfeather wishes that she sleeps well, but Briarlight asks how he is as he has seemed stressed lately. Jayfeather lies, and Briarlight watches him for a moment, seemingly knowing so before curling up to sleep.
Briarlight and Jayfeather have been swallowing herbs to keep themselves safe from an infection that is spreading through the Clan. It’s also mentioned that although Briarlight can hoist herself onto a beech branch, Jayfeather doesn’t want to take any chances. Briarlight asks why herbs are so bitter, and Jayfeather states that so rabbits won’t eat them. He orders Briarlight to stay in the den and to not allow any visitors. Briarlight asks what to do if Millie comes, but Jayfeather reassures he told her to stay away. Briarlight comments that Jayfeather returned quickly from treating Purdy as he slips back into the den. When Jayfeather communes with StarClan, Longtail asks about Briarlight and if she has recovered. Jayfeather tells him she’s doing fine. Before the battle, Briarlight tries counting before falling asleep. Jayfeather wakes her and the she-cat reports they need more marigold and nettle. Jayfeather orders her to rest, and Briarlight protests she can help but Jayfeather orders her to rest. Later, Briarlight helps to prepare for the battle again, telling Jayfeather she lined up the herb parcels and soaked moss in the pool. Jayfeather tells her to push emergency supplies to the back of the store. During the battle, Jayfeather yowls at Briarlight to hide in the herb store.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Coming Soon

Thunder and Shadow

As the medicine cats get ready to sort herbs, Briarlight pushes herself up and offers to help. After Jayfeather says no, Alderpaw suggests she plays with Twigkit. It is noted that she needed to keep her forelegs strong and active, and also keep her lungs clear. It would be a good exercise for her to chase a leaf with Twigkit. Briarlight then offers to Twigkit that she can come play with her anytime, and Twigkit quickly pads toward her with a leaf. Graystripe then brings news that Rowanstar is in camp and that Bramblestar wishes to speak with the medicine cats. As they leave the den, Alderpaw asks Twigkit to stay with Briarlight.
Later, when Fernsong brings Honeykit to the medicine den for a bellyache, Briarlight calls the tom over to where she is so that the medicine cats will have room to examine the kit. Jayfeather quizzes Alderpaw on how they should treat her the kit's bellyache, and the apprentice freezes, feeling Briarlight and Fernsong watch him. Alderpaw answers correctly and the medicine cats give Honeykit chervil, while Twigkit brings Briarlight a mouse. Briarlight thanks the gray kit but purrs that she can go to the fresh-kill pile by herself. Once Honeykit eats her herbs, she goes to play with her siblings but doesn't let Twigpaw come play with them. Briarlight gets up and offers to Twigpaw that the two of them can eat prey outside. The brown she-cat drags herself out of the den, and Twigpaw follows her.
She is later mentioned when Twigkit thinks about how she enjoys being in the medicine den, where she can be with Alderpaw and play with Briarlight. The kit wonders if Briarlight would want to play moss-ball with her now. However, she overhears that the Clan needs watermint and goes looking for said medicine instead. Later that day, she is brought to the medicine den after almost drowning looking for watermint. Jayfeather orders Briarlight to wrap herself around the kit to warm her. Soon Alderpaw comes and questions how Twigkit is doing, and Jayfeather replies that Briarlight is warming her up. Alderpaw nudges the brown warriors with his nose and mews that he can take her place, so Briarlight moves away.
Later, when Twigpaw rushes into camp to ask Alderpaw if her mother was found, Briarlight, who is sharing a mouse with Fernsong by the fresh-kill pile, asks if something is wrong. Twigpaw learns that the patrol hadn't even been searching for her mother at all and soon after goes missing. When Briarlight wakes up, Jayfeather tells Alderpaw to help her with her exercises, and as Alderpaw approaches her nest, she asks if something is wrong. The apprentice tells her that Twigpaw is missing, and he helps stretch Briarlight's paws. The brown warriors asks for how long, and Alderpaw answers that she disappeared in the night. Briarlight worries if there are any signs of a struggle, but is told that there aren't. Alderpaw then pulls one of her hind legs to stretch it, and Briarlight asks if Twigpaw is gone for good. Alderpaw answers that he doesn't know and moves her other hind paw back and forth. As Alderheart helps Briarlight with her exercise, he hears a yowl as ShadowClan cats come into the camp, and he drops the she-cat's leg.

Shattered Sky

Leafpool is working with Briarlight on her stretching exercises. The former says it's great that Twigpaw's leg is only wrenched, but that she'll miss the apprentice when she returns to the apprentice's den. Alderheart reassures her that she'll come to visit, and Twigpaw's only reply is a sigh. Briarlight asks about Blossomfall's kits, and she states that she can't believe her sister is a mother now. She says it seemed like it was only yesterday that she and Blossomfall were playing in the nursery as kits. Leafpool says she'll be a good mother, and then stifles a yawn. Briarlight asks if their eyes have opened, and Alderheart replies that it'll still be a few days before then. She tries to recite the kits' names, and knows Stemkit, Eaglekit, Plumkit. Briarlight at first struggles to recalls the fourth one before remembering it to be Shellpaw. Alderheart stifles a bout of laughter, saying Briarlight should've seen Thornclaw, and how they were having a hard time keeping the senior warrior calm. Leafpool replies that he may be a senior warrior, but this is his first litter of kits.
When Twigpaw leaves ThunderClan to find SkyClan and Alderheart looks for her in camp, he encounters Briarlight doing her exercises in the medicine cat den, supervised by Jayfeather. The gray tabby instructs her to do one more, and the she-cat obeys, then flops back into her nest and notes she is exhausted.
Later, when Stormcloud comes to see Alderheart, it is noted that they are alone in the den, as Briarlight is by the fresh-kill pile with Jayfeather. The next day, Alderheart is helping Briarlight with her exercises when he hears yowling outside of camp. The brown she-cat urges him to go find out what happened then come back and tell her. It turns out to be a ThunderClan patrol who reports being attacked by a group from the Kin, so Bramblestar calls a Clan meeting to discuss what to do; Briarlight is then seen dragging herself to the entrance of the medicine cats' den.
Later, as all of the Clan cats are gathered in the ThunderClan camp to fight the Kin, Bramblestar calls a meeting. Briarlight is seen emerging from the medicine cats' den with Jayfeather and Leafpool.

Darkest Night

Briarlight is first seen doing her exercises outside of the medicine den with Jayfeather. When Twigpaw goes to the medicine den to visit Violetpaw, she watches Jayfeather lift one of Briarlight's crippled hind legs with his paws, then slowly lower it.
About a moon later, she is seen doing laps around the clearing with Leafpool. The medicine cat explains Briarlight's exercise to Alderheart and comments that the crippled she-cat seems to be getting faster, but the latter puffs that she isn't getting faster; Leafpool is getting slower. The tabby she-cat meows with amusement, then suggests that Alderheart wait to eat until the hunting patrols return with fresh prey. Alderheart objects to wasting prey, but Briarlight tells him to waste it while he can, before leaf-bare comes. She then begins dragging herself around the clearing again, and Leafpool encourages her to do the last lap without stopping. Briarlight retorts back that Leafpool is the one who keeps stopping to talk to every cat in camp.
When Finpaw loses half of his tail in SkyClan, Twigpaw tells him that in ThunderClan, they had a cat with a broken spine who was the most cheerful cat, but Finpaw mutters that that is good for her.
A while later, Briarlight sits in her nest as Alderheart and Jayfeather examine their rotting herb store, and she notes that the rain should probably stop soon. Soon after, the rain gets heavier, and Ivypool suggests evacuating camp, recalling the similar disastrous weather that had killed Longtail and crippled Briarlight. Alderheart thinks of how the medicine den's roof is open to the sky, and he agrees to ask Jayfeather if they should move Briarlight to the warriors' den. Just then, a rock falls from the cliff onto the Highledge, and Ivypool orders the cats the clear the camp. The warriors start fleeing, and as muddy water sweeps across the camp, Alderheart races for the medicine den with Lionblaze and calls out to Jayfeather and Briarlight. When he enters the den, he finds the gray tabby stretched over his injured Clanmate, shielding her from the mud and stones showering down. Lionblaze shoves his brother out of the way and grabs Briarlight by her scruff, dragging her from her nest. Birchfall lifts her hindquarters onto his shoulders, and the two cats carry her out of the den.

River of Fire

Leafpool suggests they move Briarlight to the nursery because of the sickness that's spreading in camp, as it could be dangerous for her. She meows that they don't need to worry about her, but Alderheart argues that the brown tabby is right. He's thinking about Whitewing, who has lost to motivation to fight her sickness because of her missing daughter, Dovewing. Day after day he has to encourage her to eat the herbs. Jayfeather points out it'll be crowded in the nursery. Because there isn't enough room in the medicine cat den, the other cats except for Plumkit are staying in the apprentices' den, while Twigpaw and Finpaw are in the nursery. The ginger tom murmurs that there's room, as the apprentices are helping out there. Also, if they move the brown she-cat they'll have space for Whitewing, who he'd like to keep an eye on. Jayfeather only grunts in response.
Alderheart calls Lionblaze and Bumblestripe over to help move Briarlight. After his explanation Bumblestripe asks if she's in serious danger, then immediately agrees to move his sister. The injured she-cat hisses that there's no need to be so worried. She's a strong she-cat; it will take more than a sickness to finish her off, even if her hind legs do not work. The ginger tom meows that they'll move her anyways just to be safe. He hoists Briarlight onto her brother's back, and helps Lionblaze steady her. They pad over to the nursery on the far side of camp and the she-cat murmurs that Bumblestripe should be thanking her; she's keeping the rain off his back. As they arrive Alderheart notes that the nursery does look crowded, with Blossomfall, Cinderheart, their kits, and Daisy. The apprentices aren't there.
He explains the whole situation to Daisy, and she replies that Briarlight can stay with them, pointing her to a nest. Blossomfall adds that it's great to have her sister here, and their kits can help with the exercises. Eaglekit and Flykit excitedly agree, and the kits hurl themselves at the brown she-cat. Daisy stops them with her tail and explains they'll be too much for Briarlight all at once. She argues that they're fine, and asks who can play moss ball. They all reply, and Alderheart thinks this is the best idea Leafpool has had in moons.
During a storm, Alderheart asks if they should move the cats into the tunnels, but Leafpool replies that they'll do so only if Bramblestar declares the storm bad enough. She thinks they should move Briarlight though, as she'll be harder to move if needed. He promises to do something and heads for the warrior den, where they're all curled up to avoid the rain seeping through. The ginger tom meows for them to wake up and requests two cats to help him move Briarlight. Both Sorrelstripe and Ambermoon volunteer and the three of them walk over to the nursery. While Alderheart waits outside, he talks a bit with Twigpaw. Their conversation is cut short with Sorrelstripe and Ambermoon carrying the brown she-cat, and he orders them to take her to the tunnels where ThunderClan camped in the Great Storm. He'll check up on her soon, but she replies that they don't need to.
As they disappear into the rain, he's about to turn away, but a yowl stops him. Wind carries a section of the nursery rood away, and wails sound from the terrified kits. Rain soaks the side of the nursery where Briarlight had been, and he thanks StarClan for moving the injured she-cat in time.
While tending to Velvet, Sorrelstripe reports that Briarlight is fine, but she vomited while in the tunnel and her belly aches. Alderheart's spirits drop as he sees another sick ThunderClan cat.
After Ivypool has her kits, he checks up on the cats in the nursery. Picking up a sour scent from the brown she-cat, he gasps. The she-cat opens her eyes, and uneasiness builds up in the ginger tom. Her eyes are glazed and she moves sluggishly, and Alderheart is guessing what has happened. He asks her how she's feeling, and she responds that she's not feeling well. Her belly has been aching over the last couple of days. She says she didn't want to bother the medicine cat when he asks her why she didn't bother him. The tom points out he should've been bothered and that he'll have some cats move her to the medicine cat den.
He pokes his head out of the nursery and asks the first two cats he sees, Thornclaw and Poppyfrost to help him move the brown she-cat to his den. When he returns to the medicine cat den, he tells his mentor that Briarlight is now sick, and he replies that they were lucky to spot it before Cinderheart, Ivypool, or their kits got sick. Alderheart knows that his mentor guesses that Briarlight got it from him while he delivered Ivypool's kits. As the injured she-cat is carried in, Velvet springs up and gathers ferns and moss together to make a nest for the she-cat. She asks if everything's all right, and Briarlight responds that it's fine, and she's sorry for bothering them. The ginger tom argues that it's no trouble, and offers to get her some watermint.
Fuzzball volunteers to get it instead, and comes back with a sprig of watermint. Velvet strips off the leaves and orders the brown she-cat to chew well before swallowing, and strokes her as she licks up the leaves.
Alderheart gets up to check on Briarlight, but knows something's wrong before he reaches her. Her breathing is raspy and irregular, and interrupted by retching noises. He asks why she didn't call him, and as she raises her head the tom realizes how she has worsened since she was brought here. She gasps that she doesn't want to bother anyone. With a pang he knows the she-cat doesn't have much left for this world. Briarlight says it's fine, but she wants to say good-bye. He nods and wakes Velvet, tells her Briarlight is dying, then wakes up Jayfeather and tells him the same thing.
The blind tom refuses to believe the she-cat is dying, and blunders to the back of the den to fetch some moss for Briarlight to drink. Alderheart thinks how normally his mentor's movements are neat, and thinks that he knows the she-cat will be gone soon. Jayfeather then heads for Bramblestar's den while Velvet tells the warriors what's happening. Millie cries when she hears the news, while her mate presses himself to her side. The ginger tom pads up to his leader's den and tells him the injured she-cat is dying from the sickness.
He meows that he knew this day would come; Briarlight lived for a while without the use of her hind legs, but he adds that it doesn't make this easier. They go out of his den down to where the warriors are, and listens to them. Bramblestar tells Larksong to fetch Leafpool, and to try the ShadowClan camp before RiverClan's. The black tom nods and grabs his apprentice before hurrying off. Alderheart leaves his father to talk and goes back to the medicine cats' den. Briarlight's family is there, with Millie licking her daughters ears while the rest of the family clusters around her.
Graystripe murmurs that he can't believe this; his daughter was especially strong and brave. The medicine cat responds that she must've hid how she felt; she weakened very fast. He thinks that the she-cat also hasn't been eating sufficiently, and it's harder for her to fight the sickness because of her immobility. Alderheart sits in the den, losing track of time as he listens to her fading breath. Leafpool slips in and wraps her tail around her son's shoulders, while Twigpaw appears later. Creeping closer to the dying she-cat, she tells Briarlight that she was kind towards the gray she-cat when she was young.
She blinks her eyes open and rasps that they had good times. Millie presses closer to her dying daughter, and meows for her to not leave them. Briarlight looks up and tells her not to worry; she'll run and hunt again when she dies. Her final breath leaves her and her mother wails loudly while her mate and remaining kits huddle around her. Alderheart leaves, unable to bear their grief, and after a moment he realizes that his mentor is coming up next to him. The gray tabby snarls that it's his fault; he passed on the sickness while he was delivering Ivypool's kits, and should've never gone inside.
Alderheart responds that he's wrong; without a medicine cat Ivypool and her kits might not have survived. It could just as easily be his and Leafpool's fault; they left him as the only medicine cat in camp. Jayfeather comments that they thought Ivypool had more time, but it doesn't change the fact that the injured she-cat got sick, and he couldn't help her. The ginger tom insists he did his best; Briarlight got more seasons of life with the blind tom's exercises and routines for her. They both wish they could've healed the she-cat, and the younger tom adds that he blames himself. He should've realized how her growing weakness. Jayfeather disagrees, because nobody saw this coming.
Graystripe and Millie carry their daughter into the center of camp for the vigil. Twigpaw declares that Briarlight was kind to her as a kit; she comforted the gray she-cat and made her feel welcome. After her little speech, the brown she-cat's parents rise to their paws. Millie is unable to speak; her mate speaks for the both of them. He says they were proud of her bravery and strength, and her heart of a warrior. Blossomfall adds that she hopes her kits will carry her sister's optimism and determination. Jayfeather then says she never gave up.
He is about to say more, but his voice chokes and Alderheart continues for him, saying the she-cat never lost her courage or humor, and they'll miss her. This isn't because they took care of her, but because she was their friend. The sun rises at last, and Leafpool meows the words that have been spoken season after season. The words give the ginger tom some comfort, and he seems to see Briarlight racing through StarClan. Graystripe and Millie then carry their daughter, but this time out of camp for her burial. Grief catches in the young tom's throat; this is the elders' tradition task, but the current elders are also burying their kit.
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In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

Briarlight has her own page.
She is said to be the oldest of Graystripe's and Millie's kits, and is bold and adventurous like her littermates as an apprentice. She is also noted to have a curiosity about Jayfeather's medicine cat skills, and that toward the end of her apprenticeship, a uprooted tree crashes into the hollow, and she chases after Longtail to fetch him, but is caught in the falling tree. She survives with a broken spine, unable to feel or use her hind legs, and at first believes her future is to be bleak and hopeless. Briarpaw is also noted to refuse eating, as she is unwilling to take prey that feeds the hunting and patrolling cats of the Clan.
However, Jayfeather informs her that a Clan took care of cats who couldn't hunt for themselves, and if she gave up on life, she would be betraying the warrior code. After this, Briarpaw is said to work in her injury's confines, by strengthening her forelegs until she can drag herself, and breathing exercises to keep her chest strong. She also assists Jayfeather in herb sorting, keeps kits entertained, and soothes the elders while they are troubled by bad dreams. It is also noted that when her siblings received her warrior names, Briarlight's was a reflection of her fierce-burning spirit, and a recognition of the unique apprenticeship she served in.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Briarlight is shown after her injury, and Hollyleaf seems shocked that she's lost the usage of her back legs. Hollyleaf wonders if it was the falling tree that caused her to be hurt, and she feels guilty about not being around to help. As she voices this concern to Fallen Leaves, he comforts her, telling Hollyleaf that she couldn't have stopped the tree from falling.

Mistystar's Omen

Briarlight does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen, but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

Jayfeather mentions Briarlight when he says that she was out in the forest to stretch her legs with Daisy. 
Briarlight is first seen when Millie demands that Briarlight can't sleep in the medicine cat's den when Hazeltail has moved in with greencough. Briarlight asks Bramblestar if it would be okay if she slept with the warriors, and Bramblestar says yes. Briarlight looks excited and says that she will always make sure that the den and nests are clean for the other warriors.


Interesting Facts

  • While originally having been said to only live a little while longer after Fading Echoes was published,[10] she had not died until at least eight years after the publication of the book where she had her injury.[2]
  • She has SkyClan blood through Willowpelt and Patchpelt,[11] and kittypet blood through Millie.[12]
  • It was revealed by Vicky that Briarlight's injuries are permanent.[13]
  • On Kate's blog, it was revealed that Briarlight can never have kits because of her injury[14] although she still has a happy life.[15]
  • Vicky confirms that Millie neglected her other children out of her desperate attempt to care for Briarlight.[16]
    • Kate confirms that Millie still loves Blossomfall and Bumblestripe and wishes Briarlight weren't injured so she could spend more time with them.[17]


  • She is mistakenly mentioned as a tom multiple times.[18]
  • She was mistakenly called Brightheart.[19]
  • She is mistakenly shown with yellow-green eyes.[20]
  • She is mistakenly called Briarraw.[21]

Character Pixels

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Millie:[12] Living (As of River of Fire)


Graystripe:[12] Living (As of River of Fire)


Bumblestripe:[12] Living (As of River of Fire)


Blossomfall:[12] Living (As of River of Fire)


Feathertail:[22] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member


Stormfur:[22] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
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Eaglepaw:[23] Living (As of River of Fire)
Plumpaw:[23] Living (As of River of Fire)
Shellpaw:[23] Living (As of River of Fire)


Stempaw:[23] Living (As of River of Fire)


Sootfur:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Darkstripe:[25] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Longtail:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Spottedleaf:[27] Deceased, No Residence
Leopardfoot:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Redtail:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Willowpelt:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Patchpelt:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Pine That Clings to Rock:[33] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)


Lark That Sings at Dawn:[33] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)


Nightkit:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[34] Deceased, No Residence
Sandstorm:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[35] Living (As of River of Fire)
Tawnypelt:[35] Living (As of River of Fire)
Hawkfrost:[36] Deceased, No Residence
Mothwing:[36] Living (As of River of Fire)
Tadpole:[37] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Leafpool:[38] Living (As of River of Fire)
Squirrelflight:[38] Living (As of River of Fire)
Tigerstar:[39] Living (As of River of Fire)
Flametail:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lionblaze:[40] Living (As of River of Fire)
Jayfeather:[40] Living (As of River of Fire)
Hollyleaf:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molepaw:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[41] Living (As of River of Fire)
Poppyfrost:[41] Living (As of River of Fire)
Honeyfern:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[42] Living (As of River of Fire)
Cherryfall:[42] Living (As of River of Fire)
Fernsong:[43] Living (As of River of Fire)
Hollytuft:[43] Living (As of River of Fire)
Sorrelstripe:[43] Living (As of River of Fire)
Alderheart:[44] Living (As of River of Fire)
Sparkpelt:[44] Living (As of River of Fire)
Dandelionkit:[44] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Juniperkit:[44] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Strikestone:[45] Living (As of River of Fire)
Sleekwhisker:[45] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperclaw:[45] Living (As of River of Fire)
Goosefeather:[46] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[46] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[47] Living (As of River of Fire)
Mosskit:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[49] Living (As of River of Fire)
Perchkit:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lightkit:[51] Living (As of River of Fire)
Pouncekit:[51] Living (As of River of Fire)
Shadowkit:[51] Living (As of River of Fire)

Distant Ancestors:

Cloudstar:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


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"She's going to die, isn't she?...And I'll never see her again, 'cause I don't know the way to StarClan."
—Briarkit to Leafpool about Millie Long Shadows, page 159

Jayfeather: "You couldn't feel my claws, could you?"
Briarpaw: "No."
Jayfeather: "Your backbone is broken; there's no pain because there's no feeling past the break. I'm sorry."
Briarpaw: "Why? If I can't feel pain, surely that's a good thing?"
Jayfeather: "You won't ever be able to feel pain in your legs again. You won't ever feel anything in your legs again."
—Briarpaw and Jayfeather Fading Echoes, pages 173-174

Jayfeather: "So no appetite, eh?"
Briarlight: "No."
Jayfeather: "Liar."
Briarlight: "What?"
Jayfeather: "You might be able to fool Millie, but not me. Do you really think it's fair to make her worry just because you've gotten it into your head that you don't deserve food because you can't hunt?"
Briarlight: "What are you talking about?"
Jayfeather: "I know you think you're being fair. But it's not that simple."
—Briarlight and Jayfeather arguing Night Whispers, pages 144-145

"The Clan brings you fresh-kill because they think you deserve it, and because looking after their Clanmates is what makes them warriors. They are proud to help you."
—Jayfeather to Briarlight when she's feeling guilty Night Whispers, page 146

Briarlight: "I wanted to look for herbs, to help Leafpool and Brightheart while Jayfeather is away. I just want to be useful! I know I'm not going to get better. But I-"
Cinderheart: "You don't know that. It's early days yet."
Briarlight: "I know. And I have to find a way to live like this, as half a cat."
Bumblestripe: "You're not half a cat. You're just...different."
Briarlight: "Yeah, but not in a good way. And I can't see why the Clan should care for me when I don't contribute anything. I'm not an elder; I haven't had a lifetime of hunting and fighting that needs to be rewarded. I'd only just become a warrior!"
Cinderheart: "We'll find a way for you to be useful, I promise. You are different. Because you're most determined and braver than any cat I know."
—Briarlight talking to Cinderheart Sign of the Moon, pages 170-171

"I'm fed up with being treated as if I'm special! I just want to be like every other cat."
—Briarlight to Bramblestar Bramblestar's Storm, page 35

"Thank you! I promise I'll be useful. I can wake everyone up for dawn patrols, and check nests for thorns while you're out. There's no reason I can't have duties of my own now. I am a warrior, after all!"
—Briarlight showing enthusiasm at being able to help the warriors Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 7

Leafpool: "We're doing laps today. I think Briarlight is getting faster."
Briarlight: "I'm not getting faster. You're getting slower."
Leafpool: "Why don't you wait until the hunting patrols return?"
Alderheart: "I hate to waste prey."
Briarlight: "Waste it while you can. Leaf-bare's coming. You'll have plenty of time to eat stale prey then."
Alderheart: "Thanks. But I'm so hungry, this old mouse will probably still taste sweet."
Leafpool: "Just one more lap. Let's see if you can get around without stopping this time."
Briarlight: "You're the one who keeps stopping. Do you have to speak to every cat in camp?"
—Briarlight, Leafpool, and Alderheart Darkest Night, page 68

"In ThunderClan, we had a cat with a broken spine. She's the most cheerful cat in the Clan."
—Twigpaw to Finpaw about Briarlight Darkest Night, page 103

"Don't ... worry about me, Millie. I shall ... run and hunt again ... in StarClan"
—Briarlight to her mother as she dies River of Fire, page 210

Jayfeather: "This is my fault. I must have given her the sickness when I went into the nursery to deliver Ivypool's kits. I should never have gone near her."
Alderheart: "It's not your fault. Ivypool and her kits might have died without a medicine cat to help. Besides, you could just as well say that Leafpool and I were responsible. We shouldn't have left you as the only medicine cat in camp."
Jayfeather: "We all thought Ivypool had a few more days to go. But that doesn't change the fact that Briarlight got the sickness from me. And I couldn't help her. No cat could help her. Oh, StarClan, what good are we?"
Alderheart: "You did your best. You gave her seasons of life with the routines and the exercises you worked out for her."
Jayfeather: "I wish I could have healed her."
Alderheart: "So do I. I blame myself ... I should have realized how weak she was getting."
Jayfeather: "No. Youre a fine medicine cat. None of us saw this coming."
—Alderheart and Jayfeather blaming themselves for Briarlight's death River of Fire, pages 210-211

Twigpaw: "She was good to me when I was a kit. I was scared, and missing my sister, and everything here was strange. But Briarlight made me feel I was helping her, so it was like I belonged."
Graystripe (speaking for him and Millie): "We were so proud of her. She was strong and brave, and even though she couldn't walk, she always had the heart of a warrior."
Blossomfall: "That's true. I only hope my kits will inherit some of Briarlight's optimism and determination."
Jayfeather: "She never gave up. She never-"
Alderheart (speaking for Jayfeather too): "She never lost her courage or her sense of humor. She wasn't a very special cat, and we'll both miss her. Not because we looked after her, but because she was our friend."
Leafpool: "May you find good hunting, swift running, and shelter when you sleep."
—ThunderClan mourning Briarlight River of Fire, pages 212-213

"She was such an amazing cat. I sometimes think she had more courage than the rest of the Clan put together. I'll never forget her. I just wish I could have been there to say good-bye to her."
—Dovewing after she finds out Briarlight died River of Fire, page 262

"When her littermates received warrior names, Briarlight was given one too, a reflection of her fierce-burning spirit, a recognition of the unimaginably difficult and unique apprenticeship that she had served."
—Narrator about Briarlight The Ultimate Guide, page 49


Briarpaw's Warrior Ceremony
Firestar: StarClan honors your courage and spirit. I name you Briarlight.
Everyone: Briarlight! Briarlight!
Reference: Fading Echoes, page 176

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 16
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 176
  6. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 178
  7. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 173-174
  9. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 154
  10. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  13. Revealed in Erin Hunter Answers Your Questions Summer 2011
  14. Revealed on Kate's blog
  15. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  16. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  17. Revealed on Kate's blog
  18. Revealed in Eclipse, page 234
  19. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 117
  20. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 48
  21. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 14
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 220-221
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 4
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  25. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  26. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  30. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 30
  31. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  32. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  36. 36.0 36.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  37. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  38. 38.0 38.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  42. 42.0 42.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  46. 46.0 46.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  48. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  49. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18