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"Don’t let them! It’s a ThunderClan trick!"
— Leaftail about letting Alderheart and Mothwing pass through in Shattered Sky, page 113
Leaftail
Leaftail.warrior
Affiliations
Current: WindClan[1]
Names
Warrior: Leaftail[1]
Education
Apprentice(s): Thistleheart,[2] Oatclaw[3]
Book Appearances
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, Shattered Sky

Leaftail is a very dark ginger[4] tabby tom[1] with amber eyes.[1] He has a lithe frame,[5] and very glossy fur.[4]

History

In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

Leaftail is part of a patrol who encounter Bramblestar, and accuse him and his cats of trespassing. After a bold move by Rosepetal, who confronts Weaselfur, Leaftail and another WindClan cat, Nightcloud, block Rosepetal's path, not allowing her to go back to her Clanmates. This gives Nightcloud the chance to attack Rosepetal, scratching her ear. After their disagreements, Bramblestar tries to make talk, and asks how Onestar and Sedgewhisker are doing. Leaftail replies that Onestar is well, and that Sedgewhisker is expecting Emberfoot's kits, so she will be away from Gatherings for a few moons.
After the flood, Bramblestar takes his cats to find safe water to drink, and they come across a stream, which appears to be on ThunderClan territory. Upon seeing this, Leaftail, Weaselfur, and Furzepelt appear, and tell Bramblestar that the stream is now WindClan land, due to it being the only safe haven for drinking water. Outraged at this claim, Poppyfrost yowls to WindClan, asking if they want to fight for it. Leaftail accepts the challenge, and leaps at the ThunderClan she-cat. Although the fight soon ends, due to Bramblestar's interference, Leaftail and Poppyfrost both gain minor injuries, showing that it had been a fair fight between them.

In the Power of Three Arc

Eclipse

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

Long Shadows

Leaftail does not formally appear in Long Shadows but is listed in the allegiances.

Sunrise

Leaftail does not formally appear in Sunrise but is listed in the allegiances. He now has an apprentice, Thistlepaw.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Leaftail does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice but is listed in the allegiances.

Fading Echoes

He is mentioned by Breezepelt, while the young WindClan warrior is training in the Dark Forest. As Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, Breezepelt, and Brokenstar are discussing training, Breezepelt boldly announces that he can beat two of his Clanmates, Leaftail and Harespring, in battle training. Tigerstar, upon hearing this, replies to Breezepelt that training isn't the same as fighting, and when faced with death, warriors fight harder to defend their lives.
When Dovepaw and Ivypaw are caught by Sedgewhisker in WindClan territory, Leaftail is one of the cats who comes to see what all the commotion is about. Joining his Clanmates, Leaftail, Harespring, and Owlwhisker go and check the perimeter of WindClan's camp, as per the orders of their leader, Onestar.

Night Whispers

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

Sign of the Moon

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

The Forgotten Warrior

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

The Last Hope

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

In the A Vision of Shadows Arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Leaftail does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

When a group of ShadowClan cats has to go to the moor to get lungwort, they encounter a WindClan patrol consisting of three warriors. Breezepelt shows his teeth to the ShadowClan members, but Crowfeather cautions the black tom to wait, yet Leaftail demands what they should wait for. His fur is plastered to his frame by the rain, and he hisses that they should chase the group of off their land, but Crowfeather tells Leaftail that the won't do that yet. The gray tom tells the ShadowClan cats that they will take them to Onestar, and Tigerheart agrees that he would be happy to explain to the Clan leader. Crowfeather and Leaftail exchange glances, and Violetpaw wonders if it is amusement in their eyes. The WindClan cats lead the ShadowClan patrol along the slopes, and eventually into their camp, but Onestar is angered with his cats for letting ShadowClan be on their land.

Shattered Sky

When Alderheart and Mothwing try to cross WindClan territory to get to RiverClan's old camp, they are stopped by a patrol consisting of Sedgewhisker, Oatclaw, and Leaftail. Upon seeing the cats, Leaftail hisses that it has to be a ThunderClan trick. He is soon reprimanded by Sedgewhisker, who calls Leaftail a mouse-brain, saying that Alderheart and Mothwing are medicine cats. Sedgewhisker and the patrol let the medicine cats pass, although they watch them with a close eye as they continue on their way.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

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

Mistystar's Omen

Leaftail does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

Leaftail does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence but is listed in the allegiances.

Quotes

Bramblestar: "And how is Onestar? And Sedgewhisker? I haven’t seen her at a Gathering for a couple of moons."
Leaftail: "Onestar is fine. And Sedgewhisker is expecting Emberfoot’s kits. She’ll be in the nursery for a while yet."
—Bramblestar and Leaftail about Onestar and Sedgewhisker Bramblestar's Storm, page 15


Crowfeather: "Wait, Breezepelt."
Leaftail: "Wait for what? We should chase them off our land."
Crowfeather: "Not yet, Leaftail."
—Crowfeather and Leaftail Thunder and Shadow, page 229

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed by Kate Cary on her blog
  5. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 229

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