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"We all do. But there's no rush for you to fill in her paw steps. With all the Clans still recovering from the drought, things should be peaceful for a while. Don't be too hard on yourself."
— Graymist to Mistystar on the aftermath of Leopardstar's death in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 4
Graymist
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Affiliations
Current: StarClan[1]
Past: RiverClan[2]
Cause of Death
Cause of Death: Greencough[1]
Names
Kit:
Apprentice:
Queen:
Warrior:
StarClan Resident:
Graykit[1]
Graypaw[1]
Graymist[2]
Graymist[3]
Graymist[1]
Kin
Sons:
Mother:
Father:
Sister:
Sneezecloud, Mallownose
Vixentail
Heavystep
Otterheart
Education
Apprentice(s): Troutstream[4]
Book Appearances
Living: Dark River, Outcast, Eclipse, Long Shadows, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story,, The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Mistystar's Omen, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, The Last Hope

Graymist is a pale gray tabby she-cat[5] with green eyes.[1]

History

In the Power of Three Arc

Dark River

When RiverClan is forced to live on the Island, her two kits, Mallowkit and Sneezekit, are separated from her during a Gathering. She crashes into Hollypaw on her way to find them but doesn't seem to notice that Hollypaw is a ThunderClan cat. She finds them with a RiverClan elder, Swallowtail. Relieved, she leads her kits to a clump of ferns for safety.
Later, when Hollypaw is being held in RiverClan, she leads her kits down to drink, only to bring them back up again when Squirrelflight appears to bring back Hollypaw. She shows much disapproval when Willowpaw says good-bye to Hollypaw by curling her lip.

Outcast

Graymist does not formally appear in Outcast but is listed in the allegiances.

Eclipse

Graymist does not formally appear in Eclipse but is listed in the allegiances.

Long Shadows

Graymist does not formally appear in Long Shadows but is listed in the allegiances. By this time she is back to warrior duties. Her kits are now apprentices; Sneezepaw is mentored by Otterheart, and Mallowpaw by Rippletail.

Sunrise

Graymist does not formally appear in Sunrise but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Graymist now has her own apprentice, Troutpaw.
She is on a RiverClan patrol with Reedwhisker, Sneezepaw, and his mentor, Otterheart. They are confronted by a ThunderClan patrol. Reedwhisker, who is leader of the patrol, makes sure the ThunderClan cats don't take any fish, even though the rival cats didn't want any, and is backed up by Graymist. Later, Graymist is seen with a patrol of RiverClan cats arguing with a ThunderClan water patrol, threatening that if they took even a single scale of a fish, they would attack. However, she is noted to be very weak and dull, and seems as if she couldn't do much if the need actually arose.

Fading Echoes

Graymist does not formally appear in Fading Echoes but is listed in the allegiances.

Night Whispers

Graymist does not formally appear in Night Whispers but is listed in the allegiances.

Sign of the Moon

Graymist does not formally appear in Sign of the Moon but is listed in the allegiances.

The Forgotten Warrior

Graymist does not formally appear in The Forgotten Warrior but is listed in the allegiances.

The Last Hope

Graymist does not formally appear in The Last Hope but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Short Stories and Plays

The Clans Decide

She appears first to be telling Snaketail to stop thinking about battles for once in his life. She states that if the Clans could agree to stop attacking each other for as long as they are hungry, it would give each of the Clan cats a chance to survive.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Graymist does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

After Mistyfoot announces Leopardstar's death, Graymist is grief-stricken, saying that RiverClan was lucky to have a strong-willed, brave leader to lead them for so many moons and to speak on the behalf of them all. When Mistyfoot organizes the patrols, Graymist comments that she won't have to do it any longer. Puzzled, the new RiverClan leader asks her what she means by that, and Graymist tells her that she'll have to appoint a deputy by moonhigh. She asks Mistyfoot who she'll choose, and says that she must have thought about it. Mistyfoot cannot answer, and is relieved when Reedwhisker calls Graymist to a patrol.
As Mistystar struggles to yank a matted chunk of moss in Leopardstar's den, Graymist joins her, and together, the two tug the moss into the air. Graymist comments that she must be exhausted because of the work she has to do, and Mistystar snaps that she was fine. Graymist then tips her head on one side, and studies her leader, asking her if everything was okay, adding that she seemed upset. Mistystar shrugs, and replies that there was plenty to do, and she missed Leopardstar. Graymist reminds her that they all did, but there was no rush for her to fill in her paw steps. She then adds that with all four Clans still recovering from the drought, things would be peaceful for a while, and tells her not to be hard on herself.
Mistystar then feels a sudden urge to confide in Graymist about her feelings on dealing with Mothwing, but believes it was too huge of a secret to be shared with her Clanmates. Instead, she touches Graymist lightly on the flank with her tail, and tells her that she was fine. Graymist looks doubtful, asking about clean bedding, offering to make the apprentices fetch some for her. Mistystar declines her offer, and Graymist then trots away.
When they return, Mistystar goes to greet the apprentices who have returned, as well as their mentors, including Graymist. She asks them if they have seen Rushpaw and Hollowpaw. Graymist frowns, stating that they were not on the marshes, but asks if she had seen what Troutpaw and Mossypaw had caught, adding that it should feed them for a while. As Hollowpaw and Rushpaw trot through the entrance at camp, Graymist states that they are arriving.
When Mistystar questions her deputy, Reedwhisker, about the location of Hollowpaw and Rushpaw, Reedwhisker points with his tail to them, noting that Mallownose, Graymist, and Robinwing were at the boundary. Mistystar narrows her eyes, and can barely make out Graymist and her Clanmates crouching by the long wall of stones. Reedwhisker asks if the dogs were still present, and Graymist nods, eyes huge, and fur fluffed up. Reedwhisker then calls for them, and Graymist and her companions scramble onto the wall, and balance beside Mistystar, and they are ordered to make noise when he is near the Twoleg den. Graymist then whispers to Mistystar, asking if she was to let him do it, and she replies grimly that they had no choice.
Soon, Reedwhisker arrives near them, and Graymist is one of the cats to taunt the dogs, asking them if they were scared to come closer, while standing on her toes. She then adds that they would give them a proper fight. The dogs then spring forward, and soon, there is a rapid pounding of paws, with Graymist and Robinwing beside their leader. They rear up on their hind legs to slash at the dogs, which makes Mistystar lose her grip. Graymist then shoves her up to her feet, and the three race back to the wall. Mistystar asks where was Mallownose, and Graymist replies that he was helping Reedwhisker.
After Reedwhisker's body is found, they decide to bring him back to camp, and Graymist and Mistystar lower Reedwhisker onto Robinwing's and Mallownose's shouders. Graymist is seen following Mistystar, with Hollowpaw and Rushpaw on each side of her. When they reach the bushes in RiverClan territory, Graymist and Mistystar go ahead to hold branches out of the way. When they arrive at camp, Graymist yowls for Mothwing to come over quickly. After examining him, Mistystar declares that Willowshine should do it, and her Clanmates stare at her, with Graymist asking what was she doing, adding that Mothwing is their medicine cat.
Graymist is seen emerging from the dirtplace, and calls over to Mistystar, asking where Reedwhisker and Willowshine are. Graymist then looks at her leader, and Mistystar replies that they are in the medicine cats' den.

Trivia

Interesting Facts

  • Kate Cary has said that she wishes that three of Mistystar's four kits could have been Graymist, Rippletail, and Reedwhisker.[6]
    • Later, it is revealed that Graymist and Rippletail are not Reedwhisker's siblings and the litter Fireheart rescued from the river consisted of Reedwhisker, Perchkit, Primrosepaw, and Pikepaw.[7]

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Vixentail:[1] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Father:

Heavystep:[1] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Sister:

Otterheart:[1] Living (As of The Fourth Apprentice)

Sons:

Sneezecloud:[5] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Mallownose:[5] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
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Granddaughter:
Brackenpelt:[8] Living (As of Shattered Sky)

Grandsons:

Jayclaw:[8] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Owlnose:[8] Living (As of Shattered Sky)

Grandfather:

Beetlenose:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Grandmother:

Sunfish:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Grandfathers:

Hailstar:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cedarpelt:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Grandmothers:

Echomist:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lakeshine:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Uncle:

Grasswhisker:[9] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Uncles:

Voleclaw:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Frogleap:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Aunt:

Petaldust:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Aunt:

Fallowtail:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Uncle:

Marshcloud:[15] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member

Cousins:

Splashkit:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Morningkit:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowkit:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swankit:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Silverstream:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stormfur:[20] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Feathertail:[20] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[21] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[21] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Dawnflower:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowshine:[22] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Minnowtail:[22] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Tumblekit:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pebblefoot:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swallowtail:[23] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)
Mintfur:[24] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Rainstorm:[24] Living (As of The Fourth Apprentice)
Nightpaw:[25] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Petalfur:[26] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Breezepaw:[27] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Grasspelt:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Beetlewhisker:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pricklekit:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Jayclaw:[8] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Owlnose:[8] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Brackenpelt:[8] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Beechfur:[31] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)
Rippletail:[31]Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swallowtail:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sedgewhisker:[33] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Thistleheart:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Larkwing:[35] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Fernpaw:[36] Living (As of Shattered Sky)

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Reedfeather
 
 
 
Fallowtail
 
Marshcloud
 
Cedarpelt
 
Lakeshine
 
 
 
 
 
Hailstar
 
Echomist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crookedstar
 
 
Willowbreeze
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graypool
 
 
Rippleclaw
 
Frogleap
 
Mosspelt
 
Sunfish
 
Beetlenose
 
Voleclaw
 
Petaldust
 
Whitefang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graystripe
 
Silverstream
 
Willowkit
 
Minnowkit
 
Swankit
 
Splashkit
 
Morningkit
 
 
See More
 
Grasswhisker
 
Vixentail
 
 
 
Heavystep
 
Swallowtail
 
Reedwhisker
 
See More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feathertail
 
Stormfur
 
Brook
 
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Voleclaw
 
Dawnflower
 
Willowshine
 
Unknown
 
Graymist
 
Otterheart
 
Rainstorm
 
Mintfur
 
Icewing
 
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Pine
 
Lark
 
 
 
Tumblekit
 
Minnowtail
 
Pebblefoot
 
Sneezecloud
 
Mallownose
 
Petalfur
 
Breezepaw
 
Nightpaw
 
Pricklekit
 
Grasspelt
 
Beetlewhisker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jayclaw
 
Owlnose
 
Brackenpelt

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"Stop thinking about battles, for once in your life! If we could agree to stop attacking each other for as long as we are hungry, it would give each of us a decent chance to survive."
—Graymist to Snaketail The Clans Decide, page 9


Graymist: "You must be exhausted."
Mistystar: "I'm fine."
Graymist: "Is everything okay? You seem upset."
Mistystar: "There's a lot to do. And I miss Leopardstar."
Graymist: "We all do. But there's no rush for you to fill in her paw steps. With all the Clans still recovering from the drought, things should be peaceful for a while. Don't be too hard on yourself."
—Graymist asking Mistystar why she is stressed Mistystar's Omen, page Chapter 4


"We were lucky to have her as our leader for so many moons. She was brave and strong-willed on behalf of all of us."
—Graymist reflecting on Leopardstar after she dies Mistystar's Omen, page Chapter 2


Mistystar: "Have you seen Hollowpaw and Rushpaw? They were supposed to be clearing out the elders' den, but no cat has seen them."
Graymist: "They weren't on the marshes. Did you see what Troutpaw and Mossypaw caught? That should feed us for a while!"
—Graymist when Mistystar is searching for the two apprentices Mistystar's Omen, page Chapter 6

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  4. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  7. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Revealed on Kate's blog
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 486
  10. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 1
  11. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 209
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 222
  14. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 138
  15. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 447
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  18. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  19. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 155
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 221
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  23. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  25. Revealed on Kate's blog
  26. Kate's Blog
  27. Revealed on Kate's blog
  28. Kate's Blog
  29. Kate's Blog
  30. Kate's Blog
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  32. Revealed on Kate's blog
  33. Revealed on Kate's blog
  34. Revealed on Kate's blog
  35. Revealed on Kate's blog
  36. Revealed on Kate'sBlog

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