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"These are your children. Though they were too small to make the journey with SkyClan, and grew up in ThunderClan instead, Spottedpelt and Gorseclaw have chosen to walk these skies with me in honor of their SkyClan ancestors."
Birdflight reuniting her kits with Cloudstar in Firestar's Quest, page 496

Gorseclaw is a broad-shouldered,[4] dark[3] tabby tom with amber eyes.[4]

History

In the Super Edition Arc

Firestar's Quest

When SkyClan is banished from their territory, Birdflight is worried that he and her other kit wouldn't survive their exile. When Kestrelwing, the ThunderClan medicine cat, invites Birdflight and her kits to join ThunderClan, she agrees.
Gorseclaw, now a StarClan warrior, later appears with SkyClan's warrior ancestors during Leafdapple's leader ceremony with Spottedpelt and Birdflight, finally reunited with their father, Cloudstar. Firestar notes that he looks extremely similar to Tigerstar.

SkyClan's Destiny

Gorseclaw is briefly mentioned when Leafstar sees the ancestors of SkyClan at a Gathering.
Gorseclaw is seen with his family, Cloudstar, Birdflight, and Spottedpelt. Birdflight touches noses with him and his sister.

In the Field Guide Arc

Battles of the Clans

Fawnstep has a vision of SkyClan leaving the forest, and she mentions to Cloudstar that she saw him giving his kits to ThunderClan.

The Ultimate Guide

Although not mentioned by name, it is mentioned on Cloudstar and Skywatcher's page that when SkyClan had to leave the forest to find a new home, Birdflight had to stay behind with their newborn kits, Spottedkit and Gorsekit.

In the Novellas

Cloudstar's Journey

He is first seen when he and his sister are born to Birdflight and Cloudstar.
When SkyClan are driven out, he and his sister are deemed too young to make the journey to find a new territory. With much protesting, his father Cloudstar eventually agrees to let them stay behind, and he, his sister, and his mother are invited to join ThunderClan by their current medicine cat, Kestrelwing.

Trivia

Interesting Facts

  • He is noted to bear a striking resemblance to Tigerstar.[4]

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Birdflight:[5] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor

Father:

Cloudstar:[4] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor

Sister:

Spottedpelt:[4] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
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Distant Relatives:
Spottedleaf:[6] Deceased, No Residence
Tigerstar:[6] Deceased, No Residence
Leopardfoot:[7] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[7] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[7] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hawkfrost:[8] Deceased, No Residence
Mothwing:[8] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tadpole:[8] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Bramblestar:[9] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tawnypelt:[9] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Flametail:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[10] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Dawnpelt:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Redtail:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Squirrelflight:[13] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Leafpool:[13] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lionblaze:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollyleaf:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Jayfeather:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Patchpelt:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Longtail:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Darkstripe:[17] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Graystripe:[12] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Stormfur:[18] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Feathertail:[18] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Briarlight:[19] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Bumblestripe:[19] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomfall:[19] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sorreltail:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molepaw:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[21] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Poppyfrost:[21] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lilyheart:[22] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Seedpaw:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cherryfall:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Molewhisker:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[24] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[24] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Hollytuft:[25] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sorrelstripe:[25] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Fernsong:[25] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Leafshade:[26] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Honeyfur:[26] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Larksong:[26] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lightkit:[27] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pouncekit:[27] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shadowkit:[27] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloudstar
 
Birdflight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spottedpelt
 
Gorseclaw
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Missing
Generations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Daisytoe
 
Flashnose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftbreeze
 
 
 
Adderfang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oakstar
 
Sweetbriar
 
Fallowsong
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Birchface
 
Frecklewish
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Willowpelt
 
Patchpelt
 
Robinwing
 
 
Goldenflower
 
Redtail
 
Brindleface
 
Spottedleaf
 
Leopardfoot
 
 
 
Pinestar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graystripe
 
Longtail
 
Swiftpaw
 
Unnamed
 
 
 
 
Nightkit
 
Goldenflower
 
Tigerstar
 
Sasha
 
Mistkit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Firestar
 
Sandstorm
 
 
Tawnypelt
 
Rowanclaw
 
Hawkfrost
 
Mothwing
 
Tadpole
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Crowfeather
 
Leafpool
 
 
 
 
 
Squirrelflight
 
Bramblestar
 
 
 
Tigerstar
 
Dovewing
 
Flametail
 
Dawnpelt
 
Crowfrost
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinderheart
 
Lionblaze
 
Hollyleaf
 
Jayfeather
 
Alderheart
 
Sparkpelt
 
Juniperkit
 
Dandelionkit
 
Shadowkit
 
Pouncekit
 
Lightkit
 
Juniperclaw
 
Strikestone
 
Sleekwhisker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorrelstripe
 
Hollytuft
 
Fernsong

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"Gorseclaw was a broad-shouldered tabby tom with glowing amber eyes; Firestar's belly churned at the likeness to his old enemy, Tigerstar. Birdflight had said the two cats had grown up in Firestar's own Clan. Did that mean that SkyClan's blood ran in ThunderClan? Were Spottedleaf and Tigerstar both descended from Cloudstar?"
—Firestar's thoughts on Gorseclaw Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 265
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 496
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497
  5. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 6
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 21-22
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  16. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  17. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18