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"Firestar, I didn't ever think you'd saved my son for this. What has StarClan done to us?"
— Morningflower, after Gorsepaw is killed in The Darkest Hour, page 208
Morningflower
Morningflower.elder
Affiliations
Current: WindClan[1]
Past: LionClan (Modern)[2]
Names
Apprentice:
Queen:
Elder:
Morningpaw[3]
Morningflower[1]
Morningflower[4]
Family
Mate:
Son:
Kits:
Unnamed Tom
Gorsepaw
Unnamed kits
Education
Mentor(s): Tallstar[3]
Book Appearances
Living: Secrets of the Clans, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Tigerclaw's Fury, Rising Storm, A Dangerous Path, The Darkest Hour, Firestar's Quest, Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Starlight, Twilight, Sunset, The Sight, Dark River, Outcast, Eclipse, Long Shadows, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story

Morningflower is a light[5] tortoiseshell she-cat[6] with amber eyes.[7]




History

In the Super Edition Arc

Firestar's Quest

Morningflower does not formally appear in Firestar's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Original Arc

Fire and Ice

Morningflower is mentioned in the prologue. She is a heavily pregnant queen, and needs to rest.
When WindClan makes the return journey home, she now has a kit. Morningflower is still exhausted from her kitting and from being so far away from home, so she needs constant help from her Clanmates and Fireheart. When she gets tired from carrying her newborn, Fireheart offers to help. She is suspicious, but soon softens after she sees the compassion in his eyes. Fireheart stays close to her so she can see her son. This is the beginning of a bond between the two.
As they cross the Thunderpath, Morningflower carries her kit across, with Fireheart by her side. Later, when Barkface sees a sign from StarClan in the clouds, he yells, and Morningflower calls out, worried.
When WindClan gets home, she thanks Fireheart and is overjoyed at being home. She immediately heads to the nursery to start making a nest for her kit and herself. As Fireheart leaves, it is mentioned that he wanted to see Morningflower settled in the nursery.

Forest of Secrets

Along with the rest of WindClan, Morningflower is outraged when she finds out that ThunderClan is harboring Brokenstar. She takes part in the surprise attack on ThunderClan, and is seen fighting with Longtail. Then, she attacks Fireheart, not realizing at first who he is, but then recognizes him and stops, remembering their friendship. Morningflower leaves Fireheart alone and continues fighting.

Rising Storm

Morningflower does not formally appear in Rising Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. When Onewhisker greets Firestar at a Gathering, he mentions that Morningflower's kit, Gorsepaw, is now an apprentice and is attending his first Gathering.

A Dangerous Path

Morningflower's son is now an apprentice and Onewhisker is his mentor. Fireheart recognizes him at a Gathering.
Morningflower is seen in the battle line during the confrontation between WindClan and ThunderClan, standing next to Onewhisker and Gorsepaw.

The Darkest Hour

When the ThunderClan cats arrive after TigerClan attack WindClan, Morningflower is in the center of the clearing, wailing. She does not appear to be injured, but keeps nosing a bundle of fur that is the dead Gorsepaw. Onewhisker tells Firestar that Tigerstar held the young apprentice down and killed him to make an example of what would happen to every WindClan cat. She shares some words with Firestar, saying that she couldn't believe StarClan had done this to them, and that she never thought Firestar would save her son for this.
In the battle with BloodClan, Morningflower is seen attacking her enemies with rage yowling, "Gorsepaw!", taking all of her anger on her son's murder out on the BloodClan cats. After the battle, she is still sad and angry, but she feels like her son's murder has been avenged.

In the New Prophecy Arc

Midnight

Morningflower is now an elder. Feathertail pauses to briefly speak with her at the Gathering, and though the exchange is polite, it is not friendly, as WindClan cats are still drinking water from RiverClan territory though the drought is over.

Moonrise

Morningflower does not formally appear in Moonrise, but is listed in the allegiances.

Dawn

During the journey to the new territory, the Clans cross a Thunderpath. Morningflower falls behind and is in danger of being hit by a monster. Leafpaw and Firestar yell encouragement, and she makes it safely across.
Later, one of her paw pads wears raw from walking. Leafpaw takes a look at it while Barkface examines an unfamiliar herb brought by Russetfur. Barkface is skeptical about the herbs, but Morningflower gives her approval saying that if it works, they can use it on others. With Morningflower's consent, Leafpaw chews and washes the green juice into Morningflower's paw. She winces but shrugs it off as a small sting. Once Leafpaw is finished with the unknown herb juice, she swaths Morningflower's paw in cobwebs reminding her if it starts to throb. Morningflower then gingerly presses paw to the ground and tells Leafpaw that it works.
As they get further into the mountains, it is noted that Morningflower's paw has improved even though the terrain has been getting more difficult to walk on.

Starlight

Morningflower has been growing weaker with coming old age. She and Darkfoot, another WindClan elder, become very sick from being given poisoned water by Mothwing to drink before coming to the camp. Leafpaw brings watermint when she hears the news, and is able to help Barkface keep them from getting any worse.

Twilight

Morningflower does not formally appear in Twilight, but is listed in the allegiances.

Sunset

Morningflower does not formally appear in Sunset, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Power of Three Arc

The Sight

Morningflower does not formally appear in The Sight, but is listed in the allegiances.

Dark River

Jaypaw listens to the other medicine cats on the way to the Moonpool, and Barkface confides that Morningflower has recovered from greencough and lives to see another newleaf. Jaypaw can tell that Barkface fears that it might be her last newleaf.

Outcast

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

Eclipse

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

Long Shadows

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

Sunrise

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

In the Field Guide Arc

Secrets of the Clans

It is mentioned that her apprentice name is Morningpaw and her mentor is Tallstar, the leader of WindClan.
When ShadowClan attacks the WindClan camp, Morningflower is seen in the nursery with Ashfoot. Ashfoot tells the heavily pregnant queen to protect her son, Eaglekit. When WindClan decides to leave the camp, Morningflower and Eaglekit are first to break through the bracken to escape and start running, with Eaglekit bumping against his mother's legs in terror.

In the Novellas

Tigerclaw's Fury

Morningflower does not formally appear in Tigerclaw's Fury, but is listed in the allegiances.

Leafpool's Wish

Coming Soon

Hollyleaf's Story

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

Trivia

  • Morningflower's mate was not Tallstar.[8]

Character Pixels

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Family

Members

Mate:

Unnamed Tom:[9] Status Unknown

Son:

Gorsepaw:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Kits:

Unnamed kits:[11] Deceased, Suspected StarClan members

Quotes

"What is it, Barkface? Has StarClan spoken to you?"
—Morningflower, after Barkface receives a vision Fire and Ice, page 76


"Morningflower's eyes were filled with sorrow, and Fireheart could see that she too remembered what they had endured together. He could not bring himself to strike her, and after a moment she backed away from him and disappeared into the heaving mass of cats."
—Narrator describing Morningflower and Fireheart's encounter during the fight over Brokenstar Forest of Secrets, page 204


"But I want to fight!"
—Morningflower to Ashfoot Secrets of the Clans, page 32


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
  2. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 210
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 38
  4. Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  5. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 207
  6. Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 65
  8. Revealed on Kate's blog
  9. Revealed on Kate's blog
  10. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 208
  11. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 64

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