|"It's my fault he died."|
|— Leafpool's thoughts on Heavystep in Sunset, page 163|
|Past:||RiverClan, TigerClan (Modern), LionClan (Modern)|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Greencough|
|Living:||Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Tigerclaw's Fury, Rising Storm, A Dangerous Path, The Darkest Hour, Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Starlight, Twilight, Sunset, The Sight, Dark River, Outcast, Long Shadows, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story|
In the Super Edition Arc
- Heavystep does not formally appear in Firestar's Quest but is listed in the allegiances. When Birchstar apologizes for the actions of RiverClan towards SkyClan, her appearance reminds Firestar of Heavystep.
- Heavypaw, though not named, appears coming out of RiverClan's camp behind Blackclaw and Silverstream. Fireheart guesses that the smaller cat must have been Blackclaw's apprentice and Graystripe murmurs that they must be on a hunting patrol. Blackclaw and Heavypaw take the lead of the patrol before Silverstream leaves the patrol to talk to Graystripe.
- Heavystep does not formally appear in A Dangerous Path but is listed in the allegiances. He is now a warrior known as Heavystep with an apprentice, Dawnpaw.
- Heavystep is spotted in the clearing near the Bonehill during the TigerClan meeting; he is one of the few RiverClan warriors who is present.
In the New Prophecy Arc
- Heavystep does not formally appear in Midnight but is listed in the allegiances. His apprentice Dawnpaw has become a warrior, taking on the name Dawnflower.
- Heavystep does not formally appear in Dawn but is listed in the allegiances. Heavystep now has another apprentice, Stonepaw.
- When Leafpaw finds Mothwing, she notices the scent of mouse bile on her pelt. Mothwing explains that Heavystep had insisted upon her sorting out his ticks before she did anything else.
- As each of the four Clans leave to find their new territory, Mousefur says good-bye to Heavystep. She gives his ear a quick lick and tells him to go safely, and she will see him at Gatherings later on. Heavystep tells her good-bye and watches her go. Heavystep then nods to Brambleclaw and disappears behind the trees to where RiverClan is meeting.
- Later, during a Gathering, Heavystep interrupts the Clan leaders requesting them to speak up, as cats cannot hear them. Mudclaw rudely retorts back and Heavystep shoots a baleful glare at him but keeps quiet.
- Heavystep is now an elder with his apprentice Stonepaw becoming a warrior, taking on the name Stonestream.
- When Leafpaw is on her way to the RiverClan camp, she notices Heavystep and Hawkfrost carrying Ivytail to her resting place. Later that day, Mothwing reports that Heavystep has fallen ill, pointing him out curled up on the bank after being given yarrow. Leafpaw speculates that he may have picked up the poison from carrying out Ivytail. After a bit, Heavystep returns to the elders' den, like the rest of the remaining cats who have been poisoned.
- During a Gathering, Leopardstar announces that Heavystep died due to an outbreak of greencough, causing the cats in the clearing to murmur in sympathy. After the leaders announced their news, Leafpool blames herself for Heavystep's death due to her not passing on Mudfur's message of catmint. Leafpool finds Mothwing and gives her condolences for Heavystep's death.
- Later, when Leafpool and Willowpaw go to find catmint, Willowpaw comments that she wished that they had some when Heavystep has greencough.
In the Power of Three Arc
- Despite dying in Sunset, Heavystep is listed in the allegiances though he does not formally appear.
In the Field Guide Arc
- Although not mentioned by name, it is mentioned that after the death of Heavystep, Leafpool and Feathertail visited Willowshine in a dream.
In the Novellas
- Heavystep retired almost immediately after becoming a warrior due to kidney disease.
- He has been noted to look like Birchstar and Clovertail, and Vicky thinks he could be related to them.
- He was mistakenly said to be in WindClan.
- Heavystep has died twice; once in Sunset and once between Sunrise and The Fourth Apprentice.
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- "[Birchstar] reminded Firestar of the RiverClan warrior Heavystep, and she had the look of Clovertail too."
- —Narrator Firestar's Quest, page 492
- "Mousebile. Heavystep insisted I sorted out his ticks before I did anything else this morning."
- —Mothwing to Leafpaw Starlight, page 143
- Heavystep: "Speak up – we can't hear you."
- Mudclaw: "And you won't, if you can’t keep quiet. Listen to what our leader has to say."
- Starlight, page 244
References and Citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 136
- ↑ Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 276
- ↑ Revealed in Sunset, page 150
- ↑ Revealed in Rising Storm, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Starlight, allegiances
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Dawn, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Twilight, page 167
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
- ↑ Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 492
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed on Kidz Bop.com
- ↑ Revealed in Sunset, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 56