"With each challenge and each blow landed, lives are changed forever."
— Cedarheart telling a story in Battles of the Clans, page 149



Cedarheart is a dark gray tom.[7]

Cedarheart was a ShadowClan warrior under Blackstar's leadership in the forest and the lake territories. He was born to Darkflower and Scorchwind alongside his siblings, Rowanclaw and Lavenderkit. As an apprentice, Cedarpaw was mentored by Russetfur, and after the battle against BloodClan, he earned his warrior name, Cedarheart. He participated on the Great Journey and quickly defended ShadowClan's new borders. He urged Blackstar to accept ThunderClan's help to scare off the vicious kittypets after their Twolegs left his patrol injured. After retiring to the elders' den, Cedarheart perished in the Great Battle, and ascended to StarClan afterwards.

History

In The Prophecies Begin arc

A Dangerous Path

Cedarpaw is a ShadowClan apprentice, and his mentor is Russetfur.

In The New Prophecy arc

Midnight

He is now a warrior named Cedarheart.

Moonrise

When ThunderClan visits ShadowClan, a patrol thinks they're trespassing and launch an attack. Cedarheart attacks Leafpaw, and then begins to battle Brackenfur. When Firestar commands them to stop, Russetfur sends Cedarheart back to the camp for reinforcements.

Starlight

As the Clans are reaching the end of their journey to find a new home, Cedarheart is seen prowling along the outskirts of the group, watching for foxes and badgers. When Brambleclaw accidentally crosses the new ShadowClan border, Rowanclaw provokes him while the rest of the patrol, Cedarheart, Talonpaw, and Oakfur, appear next to him. When the rest of Brambleclaw's patrol shows up, the warriors are prepared to spring, until Firestar interferes. When Mudclaw rebels against Onewhisker, Cedarheart supports him along with a few other cats, and is seen fighting with Brambleclaw. He dashes into Brambleclaw, who lashes out, and Cedarheart bites his shoulder before being shaken off.

Twilight

"Don't be a fool, Blackstar. We can't deal with this by ourselves."
―Cedarheart convincing Blackstar to let ThunderClan help with the kittypets Twilight, pages 186-187
When Talonpaw, a ShadowClan apprentice, is killed by two fierce kittypets named Jacques and Susan, Cedarheart is part of the patrol that plans to get revenge for Talonpaw's murder. His leg is badly injured by the Twolegs who own the two kittypets, as they throw objects at the patrol to scare them away. Later, when a ThunderClan patrol offers to help them fight the kittypets, Blackstar refuses their assistance. Cedarheart tells Blackstar not be a fool and accept ThunderClan's help. Blackstar hesitates, but agrees reluctantly. He then adds in that Cedarheart cannot join the patrol, since his leg was not fully healed yet, much to the warrior's dismay.

Sunset

"But that's not a Clan kit. Maybe you've been in the mountains for so long, you've forgotten the warrior code. If you ever knew it in the first place, [half-Clan].'"
―Cedarheart mocking Stormfur Sunset, page 119
When Berrykit's tail is trapped in a fox trap, Cedarheart and a patrol consisting of Russetfur and Oakfur watch him, refusing to help him because he is not Clanborn. Later, when ShadowClan tries to steal some of ThunderClan's territory, Cedarheart is seen battling with Thornclaw, until Brambleclaw manages to pull him off.

In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

Cedarheart has retired to the elders' den.

Long Shadows

When Jaypaw, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze are spying on ShadowClan, they overhear Blackstar talking during a Clan meeting. Cedarheart is one of the cats that speaks up and agrees with Blackstar.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Night Whispers

"[Russetfur] was my mentor and taught me well."
―Cedarheart mourning Russetfur Night Whispers, page 58
After Russetfur's death in the ShadowClan camp, he mourns her death with the rest of ShadowClan, saying that she was his mentor and taught him well. Cedarheart and Tallpoppy complain about the snow before making nests outside their den. He is later seen in the elders' den coughing as Flametail goes to check on him. He is given tansy for his sickness.

The Last Hope

Cedarheart is briefly seen during the battle against the Dark Forest helping Littlecloud and Whitewater with the herbs.

In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

At the Gathering, Blackstar informs the cats present to remember the fallen cats. Cedarheart is mentioned by Blackstar as one of the ShadowClan cats who were killed in the battle against the Dark Forest. When the cats who had died in the Great Battle appear as StarClan cats in front of Bramblestar at a Gathering, Cedarheart is one of the cats noted to be among them.

In the Novellas

Tigerclaw's Fury

Cedarheart is an elder of ShadowClan and one of the cats that the carrionplace disease had not taken victim. While Tigerclaw and his band of rogues visit ShadowClan to help replenish their prey, Cedarheart is seen with the elders of his Clan, sharing a pigeon with his denmates. When Tigerclaw speaks up that it's time for he and his friends to depart, Cedarheart seems to be disappointed, and asks if they can stay to hear him tell a story of when he found a badger in the marshes of ShadowClan territory. Tigerclaw feigns disappointment, saying that he'd love to hear that story, but his friends have imposed on ShadowClan enough for one day.

In the Field Guides

Battles of the Clans

He participates in the battle against RiverClan, when RiverClan warriors are fishing off the half-bridge during the night and scaring away the prey along the ShadowClan border. Along with Oakfur, he is told off by Blackstar for wandering too far ahead of the battle patrol, but is then instructed to hide around a wooden Twoleg nest. When Blackstar orders his patrol to surround the RiverClan cats, he blocks an escape route so the cats couldn't swim away.
He is then mentioned by Dapplenose, who points him out at a Gathering. It is implied that he and his Clanmates, Snaketail and Tallpoppy, are making rude faces at the reader. Dapplenose then mentions he has the longest memory of any cat.
He later narrates the story of Morningstar, a leader who sought peace among his Clan. He tells another story to the pair of kittypets, this one about a harsh battle between SkyClan and ThunderClan, and how they both had very different stories to tell. Cedarheart also tells he pair of curious kittypets that they they have walked in the memories of the finest warriors.
Onestar mentions him again, saying how he had hoped to meet Cedarheart, stating that he had the longest memory.

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Darkflower:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Father:

Scorchwind:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Brother:

Rowanclaw:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Grandmother:
Featherstorm:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandfather:

Hal:[11] Deceased, residence unknown

Uncle:

Raggedstar:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-uncles:

Volepaw:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mosspaw:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-aunts:

Russetfur:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawncloud:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Nephews:

Tigerstar:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flametail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Niece:

Dawnpelt:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandnieces:

Sleekwhisker:[15] Living (As of River of Fire)
Pouncestep:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lightleap:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Grandnephews:

Juniperclaw:[15] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[15] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Shadowsight:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

First cousins

Brokenstar:[17] Deceased, no residence
Wishkit:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hopekit:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Cedarheart has kittypet blood via Hal.[11]

Mistakes

  • Cedarheart is shown in StarClan in The Last Hope,[18] but later on is shown helping Littlecloud in the final battle, before the StarClan cats show up.[19]
  • Despite not earning his warrior name until after The Darkest Hour, Cedarheart is shown as an elder in Tigerclaw's Fury, which is set before then.[20]

Continuity

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

  • In Su Susann's "Missing Kits" on Vicky's Facebook, Cedarheart was described with amber eyes.[21] His mate was Nightwing and their sons were Smokepaw and Talonpaw. After their deaths, Cedarheart's temper soured and turned bitter.[22] His half-siblings through Darkflower were Kinkfur and Pouncetail.[23]

Quotes

Tawnypelt: "Blackstar, I've never given you any reason to doubt my loyalty."
Blackstar: "You expect me to believe that, when you bring these warriors right into our camp?"
Thornclaw: "We'll turn right around and go home again if that's what you want. Just say the word."
Cedarheart: "Don't be a fool, Blackstar. We can't deal with this by ourselves."
Rowanclaw: "Cedarheart is right. Those kittypets killed my apprentice. I'd welcome any cat who'd help me rip out their entrails."
—Blackstar debating whether to accept ThunderClan's help Twilight, pages 186-187


Tallpoppy: "Looks like more snow's coming."
Cedarheart: "We'll be eating snow before long."
—Cedarheart remarking to Tallpoppy's comment Night Whispers, page 241

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 471
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 136
  4. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 276
  5. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 52
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  8. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  9. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, allegiances
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 100-101
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
  13. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 205
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Dark River, page 21
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 334
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 320
  18. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 179
  19. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 273
  20. Revealed in Tigerclaw's Fury, chapter 5
  21. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  22. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  23. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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