"Why is it so loud? Why is every cat awake?"
— Beech Tail grumpy about being woken up in Thunderstar's Echo, chapter 8

Beech Tail is a pale ginger she-cat.[1]


In the Novellas

Thunderstar's Echo

Patch Pelt: "I'm the biggest and strongest!"
Beech Tail: "I'm stronger than you! You're no bigger than a vole!"
—Patch Pelt and Beech Tail playfighting Thunderstar's Echo, page chapter 2
Beech Tail and her brother, Patch Pelt, are the newest kits of Milkweed and Leaf. Thunderstar sees their father inside the nursery, visiting them and their mother.
When Violet Dawn complains that she always seems to be hungry, Milkweed purrs and assures her it's natural, and before her latest kits were born, all she ever wanted to do was eat. As soon as she finishes talking, Patch Pelt throws himself at his sister and knocks her over, claiming he is the biggest and strongest. Beech Tail gets back to her paws and shows her teeth, retorting that she's stronger and he is no bigger than a vole. The two kits begin to wrestle before Milkweed sweeps her tail over them, purring that they're kicking up mud.
Milkweed helps Beech Tail to climb up a tree when the junkyard dogs are near ThunderClan's camp, the trunk shaking under their combined weight. He notes that if they did get into the camp, she and her brother would be safe. Once the dogs eventually leave, he looks around to make sure every cat is there, noting Beech Tail amongst them. Whilst debating what to do about the danger, Thunderstar barely remembers his own littermates being killed by Twoleg monsters when they had been much smaller than Beech Tail and Patch Pelt.
Thunderstar announces a meeting to gather beneath the Highrock, and sees Patch Pelt and Beech Tail, who are about to be put in the nursery, turn towards him with sleepy faces. He amends his statement to only include cats who are old enough to catch their own prey.
Two days later, after Violet's Dawn's cry at the news of Lightning Tail's death wakes up the camp, Beech Tail and Patch Pelt sleepily follow their mother out of the nursery. Beech Tail twitches her tail and crossly asks why every cat is so loud and awake.
When Violet Dawn starts kitting, Milkweed takes Beech Tail and Patch Pelt out of the den so Cloud Spots and Shivering Rose can have more room to help her. After the kitting is finished, Milkweed is back in the nursery and nursing Beech Tail and Patch Pelt on the other side of the den. Thunderstar notes that the two kits had looked so small that morning, but now look huge compared to his four tiny kits. Later, Thunderstar comes back from a Gathering, and he sees Owl Eyes distracting Milkweed's kits so she can eat.




Milkweed:[2] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)


Leaf:[2] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)


Shivering Rose:[3] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)
Morning Fire:[3] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)


Hazel Burrow:[3] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)
Patch Pelt:[2] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)


Clover:[4] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)
Bramble:[4] Deceased, residence unknown


Thistle:[4] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)


Splinter ♂Milkweed ♀Leaf ♂
Thistle ♂Clover ♀Bramble ♀Hazel Burrow ♂Shivering Rose ♀Morning Fire ♀Beech Tail ♀Patch Pelt ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, chapter 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 223
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 114
Logo-thunderclan.png Ancient ThunderClan cats
Leader Thunderstar
Deputy Owl Eyes
Medicine cat Cloud Spots (Shivering Rose)
Warriors (Hunters) Violet DawnPink EyesLeafMilkweedCloverThistleGooseberryYew TailApple BlossomSnail ShellBlue Whisker
Apprentices Hazel BurrowMorning FireShivering Rose
Queens N/A
Kits Patch PeltBeech Tail
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