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"Joining the Dark Forest was the biggest mistake I could have made. I... I'm not sure I can forgive myself."
— Blossomfall to Dovewing about joining the Dark Forest in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 8

Blossomfall is a long and thick-furred[13] tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat with petal-shaped white patches.[1]

Blossomfall is a ThunderClan warrior that has served under Firestar's, Bramblestar's, the impostor's, Squirrelflight's, Lionblaze's, and Graystripe's leaderships in the lake territories. She was born as Blossomkit to Millie and Graystripe along with her siblings; Briarkit and Bumblekit. She became apprenticed as Blossompaw, under the mentorship of Hazeltail. When a beech tree crushed Briarpaw's spine, Blossompaw was visibly jealous of the attention Briarpaw received from their mother. Even when she became a warrior named Blossomfall, she felt particularly neglected by her mother, and the dark thoughts she had on the matter led her to train in the Dark Forest, where she gained attention. There, she was trained by Brokenstar, Hawkfrost, Applefur and eventually Ivypool.

During the battle against the Dark Forest, Blossomfall was convinced by Ivypool that their loyalty should stay with the Clans. Blossomfall, feeling horrible, fought for ThunderClan and was eventually forgiven by the rest of the Clans for training in the Dark Forest. Later, she mentored Hollytuft and gave birth to Thornclaw's kits, Stemkit, Plumkit, Eaglekit and Shellkit. Later on, she, along with several ThunderClan cats, were exiled by Bramblestar's impostor after they stood up to him, but returned when Squirrelflight became ThunderClan's acting leader. Her son, Stemleaf, was killed in a subsequent failed assassination against the impostor, and her mate, Thornclaw, left to go on a wander.


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Power of Three

"You should have named Blossomkit Squealkit, because that’s all she does!"
―Toadkit about Blossomkit Eclipse, page 160
Blossomkit is born to Graystripe and Millie, along with Briarkit and Bumblekit. Daisy cares for Blossomkit and Bumblekit after Millie and Briarkit fall ill to greencough.

Omen of the Stars

"This is just the way it is now. I’d better get used to it. At least I get noticed in the Dark Forest."
―Blossomfall to Ivypool Sign of the Moon, page 255
Blossompaw is now an apprentice, Hazeltail being her mentor. During her final assessment, Blossompaw is paired to hunt with Ivypaw, and passes, along with her siblings. She and her family worry over Briarpaw, after a tree falls and paralyzes her. She eventually has her warrior ceremony and is named Blossomfall. Millie becomes absorbed with Briarlight, and gives her other two kits less attention, ultimately seeming to not care for them as much. Blossomfall feels neglected by her mother and her jealousy grows, leading her into the clutches of the Dark Forest, where she begins training and receives attention. She later confesses this to Ivypool when they get lost in the tunnels, and states she feels guilty and deserves the Dark Forest. During the Great Battle, Ivypool convinces Blossomfall and the other trainees to turn against the Place of No Stars and fight for the Clans.

A Vision of Shadows

Blossomfall has become mates with Thornclaw and they have four kits, Eaglekit, Shellkit, Stemkit, and Plumkit. As Briarlight is dying, Blossomfall and the rest of her kin are with her. During her vigil, Blossomfall says she hopes her kits will inherit some of their aunt's optimism and determination. Her kits are later made into apprentices and Blossomfall returns to her warrior duties.

The Broken Code

"He felt suddenly hollow, as though claws had ripped out of his heart. He flinched as Snowbird let out a wail. Squirrelflight had finished talking, and Spotfur and Blossomfall lifted their voices to join Snowbird in her grief. Rootspring stared at them, his mouth dry. Without StarClan, they might never see their loved ones again. Without StarClan, this grief might just be the beginning."
―Rootspring's thoughts during the vigil Darkness Within, page 47
Her kits have since become warriors. She objects to the impostor's new rule of having leaders eat first, citing that they have always fed the queens and elders before anyone else. After Graystripe exposes the impostor to the rest of ThunderClan, Blossomfall joins him, Bumblestripe, and several others in being exiled from ThunderClan, but they ultimately rejoin after Squirrelflight becomes ThunderClan's acting leader. Her son, Stemleaf, is killed in an attempt to usurp the false leader, and she and Stemleaf's mate, Spotfur, greatly mourn his death. Blossomfall and the other older warriors grow wary when the impostor is revealed to be Ashfur, and her mate, Thornclaw, leaves the Clan to go on a wander, though he promised to return if he permanently decided to leave the Clan.


This section summarizes Blossomfall's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

In Hollyleaf's Story, Blossomfall and Ivypool are trapped in the tunnels, and are found by Hollyleaf, who leads them to safety.
In Dovewing's Silence, Blossomfall and the rest of her Clanmates who formally trained in the Dark Forest struggle to prove their loyalty to the their suspicious Clan, and swear a new oath of loyalty. Dovewing later catches Blossomfall sneaking out of camp alone, and she reveals she is looking for catmint for their ill Clanmates. The two warriors return to camp, and Dovewing apologizes for doubting her. Molepaw and Cherrypaw deliberately send Blossomfall the patrol consisting of the former trainees into the danger of a trapped fox. After they kill it, the two apprentices apologize, and Bramblestar praises the patrol and the Clan shows them forgiveness and gratitude.

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Blossomfall's parents are Millie and Graystripe. Her mate is Thornclaw, and her kits are Stemleaf, Eaglewing, Shellfur, and Plumstone. For more of Blossomfall's family, click here!



Did you know that Blossomfall has kittypet blood through her mother Millie? For more trivia about Blossomfall, click here!


Blossomfall: "Why should they? We won. What else should we be doing?"
Ivypaw: "We should be learning how we could have fought better."
Blossomfall: "But we won!"
—Blossomfall speaking to Ivypaw Night Whispers, page 74

"I don't know how loners and rogues manage on their own, do you, Dovewing?"
―Blossomfall on being a warrior Sign of the Moon, page 82

"No. A good cat wouldn't be jealous of an injured littermate. So that's why I've ended up in the Dark Forest. I'm not stupid. I know it's where cats go if they're not allowed into StarClan. But I guess I won't get into StarClan either, because I hate my sister for being injured. So the Dark Forest is where I fit in, and I'm getting good training, better than anything we get here."
―Blossomfall explaining to Ivypool Sign of the Moon, page 246

"Whatever. This is the way it is now. I'd better get used to it. At least I get noticed in the Dark Forest."
―Blossomfall to Ivypool Sign of the Moon, page 255

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"Excuse me, but who's your littermate? You could show a little loyalty, you know."
―Blossomfall when Bumblestripe partners with Dovewing instead of her The Forgotten Warrior, page 198

"We move like squirrels, but we fight like foxes!"
―Blossomfall to Redwillow about ThunderClan The Last Hope, page 112

"Blossomfall is your sister. Do you really think she’d do anything to betray her Clan? […] Our Clanmates made a terrible decision, but when it mattered, they were loyal to us, and us alone."
―Dovewing to Bumblestripe about Blossomfall Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 3

Blossomfall: "I saw what happened. Don’t try to fight this battle for us. It will take time to prove our loyalty, that’s all."
Dovewing: "It shouldn’t be a battle! You swore an oath, and you did nothing to harm us during the Great Battle!"
Blossomfall: "The warrior code means everything. And that's just as it should be."
—Blossomfall and Dovewing Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 6

"I'm proud of all my kits. Blossomfall for her courage and skill in battle."
―Graystripe about his kits Bramblestar's Storm, page 453

"Your kits will come soon enough. And as you know, once they do, you won't get any peace."
―Blossomfall to Tinycloud about kits Darkest Night, page chapter 1

Blossomfall: "Didn't you hear Hawk say they attacked a ShadowClan patrol?"
Mousewhisker: "ShadowClan invaded their territory."
Blossomfall: "Two warriors doesn't make an invasion! The ShadowClan cats were outnumbered. These Sisters shouldn't have attacked them."
—Blossomfall voicing her opinion to not help the Sisters Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 8

Moonlight: "We could perform a small ceremony for him."
Blossomfall: "We sat vigil. That's ceremony enough."
Leafpool: "I'd be interested to see the Sisters' ceremony."
Blossomfall: "Don't expect me to join in."
Moonlight: "We expect nothing of you but to witness it."
—Blossomfall objecting to Flickerkit's vigil performed by the Sisters Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 18

"Why should the elders wait? The code says that queens and elders must eat before warriors, as a show of respect."
―Blossomfall questioning Bramblestar's new ruling The Silent Thaw, page 102

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 229
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 231
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 176
  6. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 286
  8. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 131
  9. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 255
  10. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 7
  11. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 110
  12. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  13. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 72


  1. It is unclear if Blossomfall mentored Hollytuft, or if it is a mistake. While Bramblestar's Storm states that Hollytuft's mentor was Cloudtail, The Apprentice's Quest states that Hollytuft was trained by Blossomfall. Hollytuft is listed under both cats due to not knowing which is the error and which is canon.