|"It's not funny. Yesterday they caught Talonpaw out on his own. They attacked him and left him wounded. He managed to drag himself back to camp, but he died."|
|— Tawnypelt to Squirrelflight in Twilight, page 179|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Wounds caused by Jacques and Susan|
|Living:||Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Starlight, Twilight|
Talonpaw is a silver tabby tom with white front paws and amber eyes.
In the New Prophecy Arc
- Talonpaw does not formally appear in Midnight but is listed in the allegiances. He is a ShadowClan apprentice being mentored by Rowanclaw.
- Talonpaw is on patrol with Rowanclaw, Oakfur, Tawnypelt, and Cedarheart. They are patrolling the ThunderClan-ShadowClan border, after the Clans have settled in their new territories around the lake. Suddenly, Rowanclaw sees that Brambleclaw, a ThunderClan warrior, has crossed the new border, and angrily confronts him. The two get into an argument, and when Tawnypelt tries to make peace, Rowanclaw spitefully says she'd rather defend her brother than ShadowClan, and all the cats that went to see Midnight had forgotten which Clan they were from.
- Brambleclaw is enraged by this, because not only had he gone on the quest, he is Tawnypelt's brother. Brambleclaw is about to attack Rowanclaw, but Talonpaw, Oakfur, and Cedarheart rush out, ready to defend Rowanclaw against him. Brambleclaw stops in his tracks, knowing he couldn't take on five cats by himself. Talonpaw and his Clanmates spare him, though, when Firestar and the other warriors Brambleclaw had been patrolling with, stop them before any blood could be shed.
- Though he didn't appear, Talonpaw is spoken of by Tawnypelt to Squirrelflight when they are talking about the two kittypets that live near ShadowClan territory, later revealed to be named Jacques and Susan. Tawnypelt says that Talonpaw went out hunting by himself one day, and when the two kittypets saw he was alone and vulnerable, they attacked him, and a brutal fight ensued. Fatally wounded, Talonpaw manages to drag himself back to camp, but dies shortly after. His mentor, Rowanclaw, is greatly upset by his apprentice's death, showing how much he had cared for the young cat. He tries to lead a patrol to avenge his death, but as soon as the kittypets saw they were outnumbered, they ran back into their nest. Their Twoleg owners saw the patrol and threw hard objects at them; one of them hitting Cedarheart's leg, injuring him.
- After Squirrelflight hears this story, she convinces her Clanmates in ThunderClan to help ShadowClan show the kittypets they couldn't treat Clan cats like they had Talonpaw. Firestar sends a patrol consisting of Brambleclaw, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, Cloudtail, Rainwhisker, and Squirrelflight to ShadowClan's camp. Though Blackstar is suspicious of their motives for helping them, Rowanclaw is more open-minded, saying he'd be grateful to any cat who helped him punish the kittypets for murdering Talonpaw. Brambleclaw says that it might be best if they didn't kill the kittypets. Rowanclaw protests that he wanted to avenge Talonpaw's death, but Brambleclaw points out that if they did, the kittypets' owners would want revenge on ShadowClan. Cloudtail agrees with this, remarking that Twolegs had little Clans of their own.
- Russetfur leads her own warriors and the ThunderClan cats to the kittypets' nest. They devise a plan, and then Tawnypelt limps out into the open, pretending to be hurt. Jacques and Susan see her, and are about to wound her, when the Clan cats attack them. They pin them down, and Squirrelflight makes them promise not to hurt any more ShadowClan cats, otherwise they'd rip their throats out. They state the forest belonged to the Clans, and let them go, saving any more cats from Talonpaw's fate.
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- Berryheart: Status Unknown
- Cloverfoot: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Beenose: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Yarrowleaf: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Bluebellkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Kinkfur: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Needletail: Deceased, Residence Unknown
- Tigerheart: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Flametail: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Dawnpelt: Status Unknown
- Sleekwhisker: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Juniperclaw: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Strikestone: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Brokenstar: Deceased, No Residence
- Hopekit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Wishkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Blossomkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Swampkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Crowfrost: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Spiderfoot: Living (As of Eclipse)
- Sparrowtail: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Dewkit: Deceased, Residence Unknown
- Mistcloud: Status Unknown
- Needletail: Deceased, Residence Unknown
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= Gender Unknown
- "Rowanclaw, who was Talonpaw's mentor, led a patrol to take revenge. But as soon as the kittypets saw him they fled back into their nest."
- —Tawnypelt speaking with Squirrelflight Twilight, page 179
- "Cedarheart's right. Those kittypets killed my apprentice. I'd welcome any cat who'd help me rip out their entrails."
- —Rowanclaw about letting ThunderClan help them Twilight, page 187
- Brambleclaw: "Blackstar, I don't think we should kill those kittypets."
- Rowanclaw: "What? They killed my apprentice! I want revenge!"
- Twilight, page 187
References and Citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Twilight, page 179
- ↑ Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, chapter 11
- ↑ Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 197
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 81
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 100-101
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Kate's Blog
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed on Kate's Blog
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, page 279
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
- ↑ Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 205
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Dark River, page 21
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed on Kate's blog
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 71
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 248