|"Kinkfur was a loyal ShadowClan cat for many moons before I was born. And she remained loyal and kind to the end. She fought beside us against the Dark Forest cats. She was at the front of every battle. She defended her Clanmates as though she were defending her own kits. StarClan will welcome her. She has many friends there, and a kit, Dewkit, and long days of endless hunting lie ahead of her. She will be remembered."|
|— Crowfrost's speech after Kinkfur's death in Thunder and Shadow, pages 320-321|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Yellowcough|
|Living:||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, Dovewing's Silence, Bramblestar's Storm, The Apprentice's Quest, Thunder and Shadow|
In the Super Edition Arc
- Kinkfur does not formally appear in Bramblestar's Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. She is now listed as an elder of ShadowClan.
In the Power of Three Arc
- When a ShadowClan patrol finds Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Sol heading towards ThunderClan territory, Smokefoot growls about how ThunderClan welcomes in loners and kittypets alike, which leads Kinkfur to sneer about how ThunderClan welcomes everyone. Russetfur hisses at Kinkfur to shut up, reasoning that there's been enough bloodshed.
In the Omen of the Stars Arc
- Kinkfur does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. She is listed as a queen.
- She and Ivytail, another queen, poke their heads out of the nursery while Jayfeather and Squirrelflight are in the ShadowClan camp.
- Kinkfur has three new kits; one tom, Sparrowkit, and two she-kits, Mistkit and Dewkit. When Ivypaw is held prisoner in the ShadowClan camp, Kinkfur's kits pester her. When Sparrowkit starts racing towards her, Ivypaw snarls, baring her teeth in his face and Sparrowkit squeals for Kinkfur to help him. Sparrowkit is seen huddling beside his mother when Tawnypelt leads Ivypaw over to him and Kinkfur. While the two she-cats get near, Mistkit squirms out from underneath Kinkfur and Dewkit follows, ducking under Kinkfur's tail. Flametail then announces an upcoming fight, and Kinkfur, trembling, sweeps her kits closer to her with her tail.
- Later, Kinkfur calls for Flametail, though with no response. She then nudges him with her nose, asking if he heard her. Flametail apologizes and Kinkfur asks him to come and check on Mistkit as she's seemingly lost her voice. Kinkfur then ducks out of the medicine cat den to go back to her kits. Pacing outside her den, Kinkfur rushes over to greet Flametail when he comes. She explains that Mistkit was constantly chatting in the morning but when she woke up she couldn't speak. Inside the den, Sparrowkit and Dewkit are playing with a moss ball when Kinkfur warns them to be careful. After investigating the case, Flametail gives Kinkfur a bit of tansy for her to chew it up and give Mistkit the pulp to swallow after she is fed. Nodding, Kinkfur takes the tansy out of the way of Sparrowkit and Dewkit.
- When Littlecloud is overwhelmed by the amount of injuries, Graystripe states that he needs moss and beckons to Kinkfur. He orders her to go and find as much moss as she can carry, quickly. Soon after leaving the camp, Kinkfur races back across the clearing, dropping a bundle of dripping moss next to Littlecloud. She races away again, but Littlecloud calls her back to help him. She, Whitewater, and several others help push the injured cats underneath the thorn barrier so they'd be safe once the fighting ensued again.
In the A Vision of Shadows Arc
- Violetkit sits in the nursery, contemplating her place as a ShadowClan cat. The she-kit remembers Kinkfur saying that she must be one of them, as StarClan sent Needlepaw to get her. Later, after Littlecloud's death, Kinkfur, Ratscar, and Oakfur sit near his body during the vigil.
- When Alderpaw comes to ShadowClan's camp, Needlepaw and the black-and-white she-kit tease each other. Violetkit comments that it took her a whole day to find a pinecone, but the apprentice protests that it was in Kinkfur's nest. During a Clan meeting, growls that ShadowClan will always be feared and respected by the other Clans. Ratscar responds dryly that they're not even revered by their own kits. Afterwards, the gray elder asks Needlepaw to get her some mouse bile from Leafpool. Within a moment, Darktail's rogues enter the camp with Violetkit. Needlepaw rushes over to the kit, asking if she'd gotten lost trying to find the dirtplace again. Kinkfur looks at them, saying it's impossible to miss, if you just use your nose.
- Moons later, Violetpaw returns to ShadowClan after living with the rogues. As she enters camp, the she-cat spots Kinkfur and the other elders outside their den. Over time, the black-and-white apprentice earns ShadowClan's trust. Violetpaw refuses to give away information about the rogues, and Kinkfur says that if she won't betray them, then she is loyal.
- Kinkfur falls ill with a mysterious illness, along with several of her Clanmates. Puddleshine orders Twigpaw and Violetpaw to fetch the sick cats water, so they bring back soaked moss. The black-and-white she-cat is surprised by the stench of sickness in the medicine den. Twigpaw asks who the cats are, and Violetpaw identifies Kinkfur and Oakfur in their nests. However, the ThunderClan apprentice soon returns to her own camp, leaving Violetpaw to care for the sick cats with Puddleshine. She presses dripping moss to Kinkfur's mouth, but the gray elder pushes it away in a fit of wheezing. A spasm of coughing grips her, and the old she-cat jerks weakly in her nest. Violetpaw calls for Puddleshine, and he orders the apprentice to fetch thyme. Kinkfur continues to twitch, but gives a final wheeze, then falls limp. The gray elder dies, and this shocks both Puddleshine and Violetpaw. The medicine cat says she's in StarClan now, and Violetpaw quickly leaves the den. The apprentice says she needs some air, and reports to Dawnpelt that Kinkfur has died.
- In the clearing, a vigil is held for the dark gray tabby. Her body is laid out nicely, with the fur smoothed out neatly. Crowfrost gives a speech, saying that Kinkfur will be welcomed in StarClan by her family. He meows that she was a loyal ShadowClan cat, and will be remembered. Ratscar places a primrose on Kinkfur's body, and the she-cat's kits press against her pelt.
- At the half-moon medicine cat meeting, Puddleshine reports that Kinkfur had died of the sickness. The gray elder's kits grieve her, and cease to hunt very much after her passing.
In the Novellas
- When asked about Kinkfur's kits' disappearance, Vicky says that she hopes the kits are alive and well.
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- "Oh, but ThunderClan welcomes everyone.'"
- —Kinkfur sneering about ThunderClan Eclipse, page 270
- "She must be one of us. StarClan sent Needlepaw to find her."
- —Kinkfur about Violetkit to Ratscar Thunder and Shadow, page 35
- "What nonsense! ShadowClan will always be feared and respected by the other Clans."
- —Kinkfur about ShadowClan Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 8
- "Who gets lost finding the dirtplace? You only have to follow your nose."
- —Kinkfur about Violetkit Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 8
- "If she won't betray them, then she won't betray us."
- —Kinkfur about Violetpaw Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 14
- "It's going to be quiet in here without Kinkfur. Oakfur isn't much of a talker."
- —Ratscar about Kinkfur Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 22
References and Citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 402
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 20
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed on Kate's Blog
- ↑ Revealed in Eclipse, page 270
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 248
- ↑ Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page manga
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 32