"You're not the leader of the Clan! Brokenstar is! And if he says I can train, then I will!"
— Brownkit refusing to listen to Yellowfang in Yellowfang's Secret, page 457

Brownpaw is a tom.[3]

Brownpaw was a ShadowClan apprentice under Brokenstar's leadership in the forest territories. He was born as Brownkit to Newtspeck alongside his brothers, Wetkit and Littlekit. During a training session with his brothers and Mosspaw, Brownkit and Wetkit accidentally killed the young apprentice. As a result, Brokenstar apprenticed the three littermates early, and Brownpaw was mentored by Stumpytail.


In the Super Editions

Yellowfang's Secret

Brownkit is born to Newtspeck of ShadowClan, along with his brothers Littlekit and Wetkit. Yellowfang mentions that they had only just been born, and until the current kits were able to be apprenticed, warriors would have to share the duties.
The young kit later awakens Yellowfang in her den, complaining of pain and favoring one of his front legs. Yellowfang discovers that the kit wrenched his shoulder and Brownkit explains that Brokenstar had him training with the other kits, including Mosspaw. He expresses his excitement, trying to give a swipe with his injured leg. Yellowfang says he is too young to leave camp, let alone battle train. Brownkit retorts he is nearly three moons old and that's when Mosspaw was made an apprentice. Brownkit tells Yellowfang she should see Mosspaw's fighting now as he is skilled. Yellowfang reassures she is sure he is, but orders Brownkit to stop training. Brownkit retorts that she isn't the leader, Brokenstar is, and if he says he can train, then he will. Yellowfang still confines him to camp though until his shoulder heals.
When Brokenstar announces that Mosspaw has died, Brownkit gives a shriek, which quickly turns to excited squeals when Brokenstar announces he wants to commend the kits' bravery by making them apprentices. Brownkit is apprenticed to Stumpytail, taking on the name Brownpaw. Brokenstar announces that he is proud as they have five new apprentices. Afterwards, the apprentices are taken out to see the territory. They do not seem as excited as normal apprentices, although Yellowfang thinks that will soon change when they see how big the territory really is.

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Brownpaw's mentor is listed as Stumpytail.



The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • On the Warriors website family tree, Brownpaw is depicted as brown[4] and resides in StarClan.[5]

Official art

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Killed victims

This list shows the victims Brownpaw has killed:


Brownpaw's apprentice ceremony
Brokenstar: Volepaw, you will be my apprentice. Clawface, I know I promised him to you, but you can have Littlepaw instead. I owe it to Mosspaw to train his brother in his place. Blackfoot, you take Dawnpaw. Boulder, you will have Wetpaw, and Stumpytail will have Brownpaw.
Reference: Yellowfang's Secret, page 466




Newtspeck:[2] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Wetfoot:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Littlecloud:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Frogtail:[7] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Ashheart:[7] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Newtspeck ♀Frogtail ♂Ashheart ♀
Littlecloud ♂Wetfoot ♂Brownpaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Brownkit: "Excuse me, Yellowfang. I'm hurting."
Yellowfang: "Is it a thorn? Let me look. […] How did this happen? What have you been up to?"
Brownkit: "Brokenstar let all the kits go with Mosspaw to the training area, to give Fernshade some peace and quiet. It was great! We learned some battle moves, watch this–ouch!"
Yellowfang: "You're too young to leave the camp, let alone start training."
Brownkit: "Am not! I'm nearly three moons old, like Mosspaw when he became Brokenstar's apprentice. You should see him fighting now! He's awesome!"
Yellowfang: "I'm sure he is, but no more training for you!"
Brownkit: "You're not the leader of the Clan! Brokenstar is! And if he says I can train, then I will!"
—Yellowfang and Brownkit about training Yellowfang's Secret, page 456 – 457

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
  3. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 457
  4. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  5. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  6. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 463
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 136
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