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"Give us the word, Nightstar, and we'll tear them apart."
— Cinderfur to Nightstar about a ThunderClan Gathering patrol trespassing on ShadowClan land in Forest of Secrets, page 184
Cinderfur
Cinderfur.star
Affiliations
Current: ShadowClan[1]
Cause of Death
Cause of Death: Carrionplace disease[2]
Post-Death
Residence: StarClan[3]
Names
Kit:
Apprentice:
Warrior:
Deputy:
Elder:
Cinderkit[4]
Cinderpaw[5]
Cinderfur[6]
Cinderfur[1]
Unknown[7]
Family
Mother:
Father:
Brother:
Rowanberry
Clawface
Stumpytail
Education
Mentor(s): Nutwhisker[5]
Deputy Position
Preceded by: Blackfoot[8]
Succeeded by: Blackfoot[1]
Book Appearances
Living: Yellowfang's Secret, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Tigerclaw's Fury, Rising Storm
Dead: The Ultimate Guide

Cinderfur is a thin gray tom[1] with thorn-sharp teeth.[9]




History

In the Super Edition Arc

Yellowfang's Secret

Cinderkit and Stumpykit are born to Clawface and Rowanberry of ShadowClan. They look out at the camp curiously beside their mother.
Cinderkit soon becomes Cinderpaw, with Nutwhisker as his mentor occasionally eating at the fresh-kill pile.
The night Raggedstar dies, Cinderfur discusses what to do about WindClan with Scorchwind, Tangleburr, and Blackfoot, declaring that they will think they're weak without a leader.
Cinderfur agrees with Brokenstar about the elders moving out of the camp, saying that with the amount of kits that are around they will forever bothering the elders, so it would be best if they should go.
As ShadowClan are debating whether of not Yellowfang really killed Marigoldkit and Mintkit, he sniffs and says that she's been acting like the entire Clan is a nuisance.

In the Original Arc

Fire and Ice

Cinderfur doesn't appear formally, but he is revealed to be the cat chosen to become ShadowClan's deputy when Nightpelt becomes Clan leader. This is unusual, since deputies were rarely chosen from cats as old as Cinderfur.

Forest of Secrets

When ThunderClan is forced to travel through a strip of ShadowClan's territory to attend a Gathering because of a flooded stream in their territory, ShadowClan stops and challenges them. Cinderfur stands near the front of his Clan's Gathering patrol, and accuses them of spying. Tigerclaw contemptuously asks how they could spy on anything when they were nowhere near their camp. Cinderfur growls, and tells Nightstar to give the word to attack. Both sides prepare to lunge at each other, but Nightstar doesn't give the order, saying that he wanted ThunderClan at this Gathering, much to their bewilderment. Cinderfur respects his leader's order, and backs down, a sign of his respect and loyalty for Nightstar.

Rising Storm

Whitethroat and Littlecloud tell Fireheart and Sandstorm they feared Nightstar would die from the sickness when there was no cat to take his place as leader. Fireheart prompts them about Cinderfur, but they ignore him. It's assumed by Fireheart that either Cinderfur was too old to become Clan leader, or he had already died.
At a Gathering, Whitestorm asks if Cinderfur was going to represent ShadowClan after Nightstar is revealed to be dead, but Runningnose tells them he had been one of the first to become ill and die.

A Dangerous Path

Tigerstar, ShadowClan's new leader, explains Nightstar had been too weak to appoint a new cat in Cinderfur's place and died without a deputy, leaving ShadowClan without a leader up until Tigerstar's arrival.

In the Field Guide Arc

The Ultimate Guide

It is said that Tigerstar had succeeded Nightstar instead of Cinderfur, who is referred to as elderly.
At the end of Tigerstar's leader ceremony, Cinderfur is shown along Tallpoppy, Darkflower, and Dawncloud standing close together, and they watch with hopeful, anxious eyes.

In the Novellas

Tigerclaw's Fury

When Clawface returns to ShadowClan's camp, he is looking around for Cinderfur, hearing that he had been made deputy. Upon hearing this, he is approached by Rowanberry, the mother of his son. She tells Clawface that their son walks with StarClan, and that he was the one to bring the infected prey to camp. Rowanberry reassures Clawface, telling him that their son will know of what his father has done to ShadowClan, bringing them healthy prey.

Trivia

  • He is said to have brought the infected rat that caused the Carrionplace disease to ShadowClan,[10] but in Rising Storm, Littlecloud said an apprentice brought the infected rat.[11]

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Family

Members

Mother:

Rowanberry:[12] Status Unknown

Father:

Clawface:[12] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member

Brother:

Stumpytail:[4] Status Unknown

Aunts:

Yellowfang:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Marigoldkit:[14] Deceased, Suspected StarClan member

Uncles:

Nutwhisker:[13] Status Unknown
Mintkit:[14] Deceased, Suspected StarClan member
Nightstar:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Grandmother:

Brightflower:[13] Status Unknown

Grandfather:

Brackenfoot:[13] Status Unknown

Great-Grandmother:

Silverflame:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Cousins:

Brokenstar:[16] Deceased, No Residence
Two Unnamed She-kits:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan members

Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Silverflame
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brackenfoot
 
Brightflower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raggedstar
 
Yellowfang
 
Nutwhisker
 
Rowanberry
 
Clawface
 
Mintkit
 
Marigoldkit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brokenstar
 
Unnamed
 
Unnamed
 
 
 
Cinderfur
 
Stumpytail


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

Cinderfur: "I think they're here to spy."
Tigerclaw: "Spy? What can we spy on here? We're nowhere near your camp."
Cinderfur: "Give us the word, Nightstar, and we'll tear them apart."
—Cinderfur to a ThunderClan Gathering patrol trespassing on ShadowClan land Forest of Secrets, page 184


"The two ShadowClan cats looked away. Did that mean Cinderfur had already died, or that he was just too old to become leader?"
—Fireheart's thoughts, while talking with Littlecloud and Whitethroat Rising Storm, page 131


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 313
  3. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 96
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 396
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 400
  6. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 442
  7. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 131
  8. Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 184
  10. Revealed in Tigerclaw's Fury, chapter 4
  11. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 94
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 467
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 473
  15. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 327
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 71

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