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"If you don't feel any fear, you will never be able to feel brave. Courage is nothing without the knowledge of what you face. Give me time to teach you how to fight and defend yourself, and use the size and weight of your enemy against him. Then you'll find courage deep inside."
— Swiftbreeze to Lionpaw in Battles of the Clans, page 136
Current: StarClan[1]
Past: ThunderClan[2]
Residence: StarClan[1]
StarClan Resident:
Patchpelt, Redtail
Leopardfoot, Spottedleaf, Willowpelt
Mentor(s): Windflight[4]
Apprentice(s): Lionheart[7]
Book Appearances
Living: Goosefeather's Curse, Bluestar's Prophecy, Crookedstar's Promise, Battles of the Clans
Dead: The Last Hope

Swiftbreeze is a splotchy[8] tabby-and-white she-cat with yellow eyes.[2]


In the Super Edition Arc

Crookedstar's Promise

She, along with Smallear, Speckletail, and Adderfang, are sent on a patrol to meet up with Mudfur's patrol in order to attempt to retake Sunningrocks. She is seen hopping out of the way of the fighting Mudfur and Adderfang, and helps steer her wounded Clanmate toward the trees when Adderfang surrenders.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Swiftbreeze is the mother of Leopardkit and Patchkit, and their father is Adderfang. When she, Moonflower, and Poppydawn talk about how Bluekit hadn't opened her eyes yet, Swiftbreeze reminds Moonflower that Snowkit had opened her eyes that morning, after Moonflower says that Bluekit is only a day old. Swiftbreeze boasts that Patchkit and Leopardkit had opened their eyes from almost the moment they were born, and that they were natural warriors. Poppydawn, another queen, gently teases Swiftbreeze, saying that they all knew that no kit could compete with hers.
When Bluekit and Snowkit talk to the elders, Featherwhisker says that he'll ask Swiftbreeze if he can take Patchkit and Leopardkit herb-gathering. Later, Swiftbreeze is seen waking up when Moonflower takes Snowkit back to the nursery after eating poppy seeds. She asks what's wrong, then mentions that it's a shame Featherwhisker wasn't there.
Swiftbreeze is part of the patrol on the raid on WindClan, but she doesn't fight because she is stationed outside of the WindClan camp to help injured cats and to stay with Bluepaw and Snowpaw. During the attack, she stops Bluepaw from entering the battle. After Moonflower's body is brought into the camp, she turns on Goosefeather, accusing him of making up the prophecy that sent the patrol to WindClan, but is stopped by Adderfang.
Swiftbreeze is also the mother of Spottedkit, Redkit, and Willowkit in a later litter. Before having the kits, she mentored Lionheart.
Finally, when Bluestar reminisces about the past, she mentions that Swiftbreeze had passed away, along with Stormtail, Thrushpelt, and Poppydawn.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Last Hope

When Jayfeather unites StarClan, Swiftbreeze is seen joining him.

In the Novellas

Goosefeather's Curse

As the kits sneak around Cloudberry’s den, the medicine cat calls out, thinking it is Swiftpaw. Later, Windflight is looking for his apprentice as he wants to do battle training with Harepounce and Adderpaw. Cloudberry says she assumed that she left on patrol with him since she hasn’t seen her since she left. Windflight explains she didn’t join and he thought Cloudberry ordered Swiftpaw to get herbs then come right back. Flashnose, Swiftpaw’s mother trots over and asks about her daughter. Windflight reassures that everything is alright and explains that Swiftpaw is taking longer than they thought she would. Windflight says that Swiftpaw is almost a warrior and can take care of herself. Flashnose ignores the reassurance, stressing about Swiftpaw running into a fox. She asks a patrol if they’ve seen her daughter, but they haven’t. Daisytoe whisks her kits into the nursery to keep them out of the way of the search and Moonkit is determined to help find Swiftpaw. Goosekit talks with a black-and-white apprentice, asking why he isn’t out searching for Swiftpaw. The apprentice calls to a brown warrior, and he claims Swiftpaw is below Sunningrocks in the reeds. Goosekit tells the warriors this, and a patrol is sent out to the location.
Doestar face darkens when she returns and hears about Swiftpaw, promising Flashnose that she’ll find her daughter. That didn’t wait long as Swiftpaw stumbles into camp covered in slime. Flashnose flings herself onto the apprentice, and Larksong reports that Swiftpaw was stuck in the reeds. She and Mumblefoot had to help her out. Swiftpaw reveals she was hunting a frog when she got tangled into the reeds and hurt her leg. She admits she thought she would be swallowed by the river. Flashnose reassures she is safe now, and thanks her rescuers. Larksong tells her she should thank Goosekit as he revealed Swiftpaw’s location. Flashnose then starts cleaning Swiftpaw of the green slime on her body. The Clan is unsure of Goosekit’s claim of how he knew her location, but Cloudberry settles them down by saying Swiftpaw is back and that’s all that matters. She orders Daisytoe to help her sister clean Swiftpaw so she can check her leg. Cloudberry asks Goosekit to describe the cat that told him where Goosekit was. Goosekit is frustrated, and thinks why it matters who told him as long as Swiftpaw is safe. Moons later, Swiftpaw has her Warrior Ceremony alongside Stormtail and Adderfang. She is renamed Swiftbreeze and Doestar mentions that StarClan honors her courage and willingness to learn. The new warrior self-conciously dips her head as the Clan cheers her new name.
Moons later, the Clan suffers a harsh leaf-bare with intense starvation. Swiftbreeze nearly trips over the deceased body of Nettlebreeze, and Goosefeather notes her clouded vacant eyes and the scrap of bark on her whiskers. He remembers that warriors have chewed twigs to fill their bellies. Swiftbreeze rasps that Nettlebreeze cannot feel anything, sounding older than stones. Goosefeather points out he still deserves respect.

In the Field Guide Arc

Battles of the Clans

Swiftbreeze appears in "Mousefur Speaks: The Deserter." Mousefur tells the story about a time in the old territory, when Lionheart was an apprentice.
Swiftfbreeze is on a border patrol with Lionpaw, Bluepaw, and Sunfall. While patrolling the ShadowClan border, they find an enemy patrol, made up of Foxheart, Crowtail, and Cloudpaw, has invaded their territory. The three cats taunt the ThunderClan patrol, especially Swiftbreeze's apprentice, Lionpaw. A fight eventually breaks out; however, Lionpaw freezes in fear and runs off into the forest scared that he would get hurt by the ShadowClan cats. He hides in a small cave, afraid that if he went back, Pinestar would exile him for leaving during a battle.
Swiftbreeze and Bluepaw pick up his scent near the cave, but at first Lionpaw thinks they have been sent to punish him. Even so, he reveals himself, not wanting to be any more of a coward. Lionpaw is ashamed of himself, but Swiftbreeze and Bluepaw convince him that it's okay to be afraid, and that even the strongest warriors get afraid sometimes. She tells him she wouldn't let anybody harm him, and that she wouldn't be a very successful mentor if she did. Then they return to camp, and promise not to speak of it.


  • Secrets of the Clans incorrectly stated that Sunfall was Lionpaw's mentor[9] instead of Swiftbreeze.[7]
  • She was mistakenly called by her apprentice name shortly after her warrior ceremony. [10]
  • Swiftbreeze could possibly have SkyClan blood, since her daughter Spottedleaf, is a SkyClan descendant.[11]

Character Pixels

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Flashnose:[3] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Patchpelt:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Redtail:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[14] Deceased, No Residence
Willowpelt:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
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Daisytoe:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Longtail:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Graystripe:[17] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Darkstripe:[18] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Rainwhisker:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[20] Deceased, No Residence


Mistkit:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[17] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Sorreltail:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Stormfur:[22] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Bumblestripe:[23] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Bramblestar:[24] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Hawkfrost:[25] Deceased, No Residence
Tadpole:[25] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Molepaw:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Feathertail:[22] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Blossomfall:[23] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Briarlight:[23] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Tawnypelt:[24] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Mothwing:[25] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Leafpool:[27] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Squirrelflight:[27] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Cinderheart:[26] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Honeyfern:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[26] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Seedpaw:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[28] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Pine That Clings to Rock:[29] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Lionblaze:[30] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Jayfeather:[30] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Tigerheart:[31] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Flametail:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Lark That Sings at Dawn:[29] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Hollyleaf:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[31] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Cherryfall:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Hollytuft:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Fernsong:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Sorrelstripe:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Goosefeather:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[34] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Mosskit:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[36] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Perchkit:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molepaw:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[26] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Poppyfrost:[26] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Honeyfern:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[28] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Seedpaw:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Fernsong:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Cherryfall:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Hollytuft:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Sorrelstripe:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

Distant Relatives:

Cloudstar: [38] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Birdflight: [38] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Spottedpelt: [38] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Gorseclaw: [38] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor


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Two Kits

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"Oh, Swiftbreeze, we all know that no kit can compete with your two."
Poppydawn to Swiftbreeze Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8

"In a battle, planning is the most important weapon you have."
—Swiftbreeze to Lionpaw Bluestar's Prophecy, page 178

"A smart warrior only starts battles he might win!"
—Swiftbreeze to Lionpaw Bluestar's Prophecy, page 251

"You shouldn't have run away. You should have trusted your Clanmates to protect you - do you really think I'd let any cat hurt you? I'd be a pretty useless mentor if I sent my apprentice into battle before I taught him how to take care of himself!"
—Swiftbreeze to Lionpaw Battles of the Clans, page 136


Swiftbreeze’s Warrior Ceremony
Doestar: By the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Swiftpaw, from this moment you will be known as Swiftbreeze. StarClan honors you courage and willingness to learn, and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan.
Everyone: Stormtail! Adderfang! Swiftbreeze!
Reference: Goosefeather's Curse, Chapter 4

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 208
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 176
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 10
  9. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 23
  10. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  11. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  12. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  15. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  16. Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  18. Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  21. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  35. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  36. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 Strongly Suggested in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497

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