"You saved Beechpaw’s life. I’ll make sure he knows it when he wakes up."
Mothwing to Willowkit about saving Beechpaw in Twilight, page 169

Beechfur is a light brown tom.[3]

Beechfur was a RiverClan warrior under Leopardstar's leadership in the lake territories. As an apprentice, Beechpaw was mentored by Blackclaw and became ill after drinking tainted water. After he recovered with the help of Leafpool, he earned his warrior name of Beechfur. He became mates with Gorsetail of WindClan and she bore Thistleheart, Sedgewhisker and Swallowtail.


In The New Prophecy arc


Beechpaw, a young RiverClan apprentice, becomes violently ill after ingesting some Twoleg poison, and is forced to stay in Mothwing's den until he can recover. When Mothwing and Leafpool have two yarrow leaves left, Beechpaw is noted to be the weakest out of all the cats that had ingested the liquid, not counting the other kits, Tumblekit, Minnowkit, and Pebblekit. To cure him, Mothwing has to give him yarrow, so that she can make the young apprentice vomit all the poison out of his system.
Unfortunately, he ends up choking on the leaves, and is too weak to cough it up. Willowkit, who was helping the medicine cats, is the first to notice him. When the medicine cats approach, it is noted that Beechpaw is lying on his side, claws scraping weakly at the ground. Willowkit asks what is wrong with him, as none of the other cats were struggling to breathe. Leafpool asks Mothwing if she gave him juniper for bellyache, in which Mothwing confirms she did. As Mothwing wishes for coltsfoot, which wasn't in season, Leafpool realizes that Beechpaw's efforts to breathe were reducing, and if they didn't think quickly, he would die.
Leafpool suggests that there may be an object lodged in his throat, and though it didn't look like regular choking, it is noted by Leafpool that Beechpaw was already weakened by poison and he wouldn't be able to cough up anything. Mothwing examines his throat and says that there's something in his throat. Willowkit volunteers to pull it out, as her paw is smaller and more slender. She is successful, and Mothwing praises her as Beechpaw collapses, inhaling gasping breaths. Mothwing orders Willowkit to bring Beechpaw some water, and the kit squeezes a few drops of water from the moss into his mouth. Mothwing then tells the kit how she'll let Beechpaw know how she saved his life once he wakes up. Willowkit watches over him but sees no bad changes. Mothwing later tries to feed him some yarrow again.
To her relief, he does not vomit again and manages to swallow the leaves. While Leafpool is leaving, he is seen sitting and yawning, a sure sign that he is feeling better.
After this, when the Clans meet for the Gathering, Mothwing tells Leafpool that he had completely recovered and has gone back to his apprentice duties training with Blackclaw.


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

In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

Beechfur does not formally appear in The Sight, but is listed in the allegiances. He has received his warrior name, Beechfur.

Dark River

Beechfur is on dawn patrol with Mosspelt and Pebblepaw. Beechfur and Mosspelt escort Squirrelflight to Leopardstar, and later he escorts Hollypaw and Squirrelflight out of RiverClan territory, taking up the rear to make sure they don't go back into RiverClan.


Willowshine mentions that he was stung by a bee, and the wound became infected. Mothwing skips the half moon meeting with the other medicine cats so that she can take care of Beechfur. She sends Willowshine to the Moonpool instead.


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

Long Shadows

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


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

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Beechfur does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Novellas

Leafpool's Wish

Beechpaw does not formally appear in Leafpool's Wish, but is listed in the allegiances.

Hollyleaf's Story

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

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"We should treat Beechpaw next. He's the weakest, except for the kits."
—Mothwing about the sickness from Twoleg poison Twilight, page 160

Leafpool: "Is everything okay? Have you had any more trouble with that Twoleg stuff?"
Mothwing: "Everything's fine, thanks. [..] Beechpaw is training with Blackclaw again."
Leafpool: "That's great news."
—Mothwing and Leafpool at a Gathering Twilight, page 216

"Beechfur has an infected beesting, so Mothwing thought she'd better stay in camp and look after him."
—Willowpaw to the medicine cats Outcast, page 57

"Wait! Mosspelt and Beechfur will accompany you to the border."
—Leopardstar to Squirrelflight and Hollypaw Dark River, page 248

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Twilight, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
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