"You're not the leader of the Clan! Brokenstar is! And if he says I can train, then I will!"
— Brownkit refusing to listen to Yellowfang in Yellowfang's Secret, page 457

Brownpaw is a tom[3] with an unknown description.


In the Super Editions

Yellowfang's Secret

Brownkit is born to Newtspeck of ShadowClan, along with his brothers Littlekit and Wetkit. Yellowfang mentions that they had only just been born, and until the current kits were able to be apprenticed, warriors would have to share the duties.
The young kit later awakens Yellowfang in her den, complaining of pain and favoring one of his front legs. Yellowfang discovers that the kit wrenched his shoulder and Brownkit explains that Brokenstar had him training with the other kits, including Mosspaw. He expresses his excitement, trying to give a swipe with his injured leg. Yellowfang says he is too young to leave camp, let alone battle train. Brownkit retorts he is nearly three moons old and that's when Mosspaw was made an apprentice. Brownkit tells Yellowfang she should see Mosspaw's fighting now as he is skilled. Yellowfang reassures she is sure he is, but orders Brownkit to stop training. Brownkit retorts that she isn't the leader, Brokenstar is, and if he says he can train, then he will. Yellowfang still confines him to camp though until his shoulder heals.
When Brokenstar announces that Mosspaw has died, Brownkit gives a shriek, which quickly turns to excited squeals when Brokenstar announces he wants to commend the kits' bravery by making them apprentices. Brownkit is apprenticed to Stumpytail, taking on the name Brownpaw. Brokenstar announces that he is proud as they have five new apprentices. Afterwards, the apprentices are taken out to see the territory. They do not seem as excited as normal apprentices, although Yellowfang thinks that will soon change when they see how big the territory really is.

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Brownpaw does not formally appear in Into the Wild, but is listed in the allegiances. His mentor is listed as Stumpytail.

Fire and Ice

Brownpaw does not formally appear in Fire and Ice, but is listed in the allegiances.

Forest of Secrets

Brownpaw does not formally appear in Forest of Secrets, but is listed in the allegiances.

Rising Storm

Brownpaw does not formally appear in Rising Storm, but is listed in the allegiances.




Newtspeck:[2] Living (As of Yellowfang's Secret)


Wetfoot:[2] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Littlecloud:[2] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Frogtail:[4] Living (As of Yellowfang's Secret)


Ashheart:[4] Living (As of Yellowfang's Secret)



    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"Newtspeck had only recently given birth to Wetkit, Littlekit and Brownkit. Until more kits could be apprenticed, the warriors were taking turns performing the duties."
—Yellowfang after Frogtail says he will have to do apprentice duties. Yellowfang's Secret, page 418

Brownkit: "Excuse me, Yellowfang. I'm hurting."
Yellowfang: "Is it a thorn? Let me look. […] How did this happen? What have you been up to?"
Brownkit: "Brokenstar let all the kits go with Mosspaw to the training area, to give Fernshade some peace and quiet. It was great! We learned some battle moves, watch this–ouch!"
Yellowfang: "You're too young to leave the camp, let alone start training."
Brownkit: "Am not! I'm nearly three moons old, like Mosspaw when he became Brokenstar's apprentice. You should see him fighting now! He's awesome!"
Yellowfang: "I'm sure he is, but no more training for you!"
Brownkit: "You're not the leader of the Clan! Brokenstar is! And if he says I can train, then I will!"
—Yellowfang and Brownkit about training Yellowfang's Secret, page 456 – 457

Brokenstar: "Mosspaw is dead."
Narrator: "Brownkit and Wetkit let out a shriek. [..]"
Brokenstar: "It was just an accident. You kits were all very brave. To reward you, I'm going to make you all apprentices."
Narrator: "The kits' shock changed to squeals of excitement."
Brokenstar: "[…] Stumpytail will have Brownpaw. I am proud of my Clan. We have five new apprentices! Victory will be ours in every battle!"
—Brokenstar to ShadowClan Yellowfang's Secret, pages 465-466

"The new mentors led their apprentices out for the tour of the borders. The little cats weren't as excited as new apprentices usually were because they had already left the camp to practice their battle moves, but they might be more impressed when they realized how far ShadowClan stretched."
—Narrator about the new apprentices Yellowfang's Secret, page 467


Brownpaw's Apprentice Ceremony
Brokenstar: Volepaw, you will be my apprentice. Clawface, I know I promised him to you, but you can have Littlepaw instead. I owe it to Mosspaw to train his brother in his place. Blackfoot, you take Dawnpaw. Boulder, you will have Wetpaw, and Stumpytail will have Brownpaw.
Reference: Yellowfang's Secret, page 466

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
  3. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 457
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 136