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"He knew that Brindleface's fourth kit had died soon after it was born, and she seemed to love the remaining kits even more fiercely now."
Fireheart about Elderkit's death in Fire and Ice, page 112-113

Elderkit is a tiny,[5] dark gray[4] tom.[5]

History

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Brindleface fights bitterly against ShadowClan's attack to protect her unborn kits. Elderkit is born to Brindleface and Whitestorm of ThunderClan alongside Tulipkit, his other brother and sister. Graypaw tells Firepaw this, declaring to go see them. Whitestorm asks the apprentices if they are coming to see the new kits as they approach the nursery. Firepaw tells Graypaw to go see the kits first and he talks to Yellowfang. The apprentice asks the she-cat if she'll see Brindleface's new kits but the cat refuses. Firepaw declares he is seeing them anyway and it must be a good sign having new kits in the camp.
Bluestar asks Firepaw if he has come to see the new kits, referring to them as ThunderClan's newest warriors. Firepaw is surprised by her tiredness, thinking that the kits are supposed to be good news for the Clan. Firepaw replies he has and Bluestar tells him to see her when he has finished seeing the kits.
Graypaw remarks the kits are really cute before Firepaw sees them. They are warmly huddled in a nest, and it's noted that one is a tiny dark gray tom. All kits' eyes are tight shut and they squirm and mewl against their mother. Brindleface is looking proudly at her kits, declaring they are strong and healthy. Firepaw agrees that the Clan is lucky to have them and remarks he was just talking about them with Yellowfang. Firepaw comments to Bluestar that the kits are lovely. Bluestar notes although they are lovely, they're more mouths to feed before dismissing her words.

Fire and Ice

It is noted that Elderkit died not long after he was born, causing Brindleface to love his siblings even more fiercely.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • It can be deduced that Elderkit is Brindleface's kit who dies at the start of Fire and Ice as it is mentioned that Brindleface's three remaining kits are flecked or speckled.[6] Elderkit is the only kit not mentioned to be flecked or speckled,[5] thus he is the kit that passed away.[6]

Character pixels

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Father:

Whitestorm:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Mother:

Brindleface:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Brothers:

Ashfur:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tulipkit:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sister:

Ferncloud:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-sister:

Sorreltail:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-brothers:

Rainwhisker:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Grandfathers:
Fuzzypelt:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[10] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Grandmothers:

Robinwing:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandmothers:

Moonflower:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandfathers:

Stormtail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[15] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)

Great-great-grandfathers:

Rooktail:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[17] Status unknown

Great-great-grandmothers:

Fallowsong:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Uncles:

Dustpelt:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunt:

Frostfur:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunts/uncles:

Cherrypaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Chestnutkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-uncle:

Longtail:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Nephews:

Shrewpaw:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spiderleg:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Foxleap:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Nieces:

Hollykit:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-nieces:

Squirrelflight:[24] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafpool:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandnephew:

Toadstep:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandnieces:

Rosepetal:[25] Deceased, verified ghost
Ivypool:[26] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dovewing:[26] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-grandnieces:

Lightleap:[27] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Pouncestep:[27] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Thriftear:[28] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Bristlefrost:[28] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-grandnephews:

Shadowsight:[29] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flipclaw:[28] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

First cousins:

Cinderpelt[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Thornclaw[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Brackenfur:[30] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Shrewpaw:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spiderleg:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollykit:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Second cousins:

Stonefur:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[35] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Trees

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances


Quotes

"As you wish. But I'm going to see them. It must be a good sign, having new kits in the camp."
—Firepaw to Yellowfang about Elderkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 226


"Surely the kits were good news for ThunderClan?"
—Firepaw's thoughts on Elderkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 226


"They're really cute."
—Graypaw about Elderkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 227


Firepaw: "How are you feeling?"
Brindleface: "A little tired. But the kits are all strong and healthy."
Firepaw: "ThunderClan is lucky to have them."
—Firepaw and Brindleface about Elderkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 227


Firepaw: "Brindleface's kits are lovely."
Bluestar: "Lovely they may be, but they mean more mouths to feed."
—Firepaw and Bluestar about Elderkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 228

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 41-42
  3. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 112-113
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 227
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 112
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 120
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  12. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  13. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  14. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  16. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  18. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  19. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  20. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 8
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  29. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 19
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 12
  34. 34.0 34.1 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
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