|"Tawnyspots, ThunderClan thanks you for your loyalty and your courage. You have served your Clan well, and we hope that your days in the elders' den are peaceful. Your stories and wisdom will still have a place in the Clan, and we will still continue to learn from you."|
|— Sunstar in Tawnyspots' elder ceremony in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 494|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Died of an unknown, painful lump in stomach|
|Living:||Tallstar's Revenge, Yellowfang's Secret, Crookedstar's Promise, Bluestar's Prophecy|
|Dead:||The Last Hope|
In the Super Edition Arc
- Tawnyspots does not formally appear in Tallstar's Revenge, but is listed in the allegiances.
- Tawnyspots does not formally appear in Yellowfang's Secret, but is listed in the allegiances.
- Tawnyspots does not formally appear in this book. However, he is mentioned by Crookedstar, when the leader says that he had heard rumors of Tawnyspots dying.
- After the battle with RiverClan, Tawnyspots boasts that he had Ottersplash in a grip so tight that she had to beg him to let her go. He later comes up with the idea to weave thick, waxy leaves through the elders' den so that it won't flood and the elders won't complain. Rosepaw, Smallear, Sweetpaw, Sparrowpelt, Snowpaw, Adderfang, and Thistlepaw come with him to collect the leaves.
- Tawnyspots is made deputy by Sunstar after Pinestar leaves the Clan to become a kittypet. He lectures Bluefur on how she's moping around camp, not doing anything, because of Snowfur's death. He then tells her that she's going to the Gathering that night. He soon falls ill, and Adderfang stands in as temporary deputy. He later is healed by Featherwhisker's treatment. When Goosefeather talks to Bluefur, he remarks that Tawnyspots will not die yet. Tawnyspots' sickness is recurring, and grows worse as time passes.
- Eventually it renders him so weak that he must step down from the position of deputy and become an elder. There are two warriors that have a good chance at succeeding him - Bluefur and Thistleclaw. He ends up being succeeded by Bluefur, much to the anger of Thistleclaw.
- It is said that Tawnyspots died of his sickness, and it was a slow and painful death. Before he died, however, it was later revealed that he had mated with Willowpelt, and she bore his only kit, a son who would later be known as Darkstripe.
In the Original Arc
- Tawnyspots does not formally appear, but is mentioned when Bluestar explains to Fireheart that Tawnyspots decided to retire, so she had to give up her kits to become deputy. If she hadn't, Thistleclaw would've taken Tawnyspots's position as deputy and drowned the forest in blood.
In the Omen of the Stars Arc
- When Jayfeather and the other medicine cats gather StarClan, Tawnyspots is seen tagging along with the ThunderClan party.
- It was revealed by Vicky that his mate was Willowpelt, and she bore his kit, Darkstripe.
- The painful lump in his stomach may have been a cancerous tumor.
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- "It's time you started making an effort. I've spared you from as many border patrols and hunting parties as I can, but all you do is mope around the camp. Perhaps if you started to act more like a Clan cat, you might feel better."
- —Tawnyspots to Bluefur after Snowfur's death Bluestar's Prophecy, page 359
- "What sort of warriors would we be to pull off such a fox-hearted trick?"
- —Tawnyspots Bluestar's Prophecy, page 113
- "I had Ottersplash in a grip so tight she had to beg me to let her go!"
- —Tawnyspots boasting after the battle with RiverClan Bluestar's Prophecy, page 191
|Tawnyspots' Deputy Ceremony|
|Tawnyspots' Elder Ceremony|
References and Citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 515
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, page 208
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 314
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 494
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 175
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 28
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
- ↑ Revealed on Warrior's Wish