|"You'd rater see war in the Clans than chase a few rogues from land they don't even want?"|
|— Emberfoot snarling to Leafstar in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 19|
Emberfoot is a gray tom with two darker gray paws.
Emberfoot is first seen as a warrior of WindClan, with Sunpaw as an apprentice. He fights the Dark Forest alongside the other Clans in The Great Battle. Emberfoot survives the battle and he becomes mates with Sedgewhisker, and they raise a litter of kits together: Larkwing, Fernstripe, and Featherpelt.
Emberfoot goes on to mentor another apprentice, Smokepaw, and he is proud when she earns her warrior name, Smokehaze.
In the Power of Three arc
- Emberfoot is a mentor to Sunpaw. He is a member of the patrol of WindClan cats that ambushes a patrol of ThunderClan cats led by Brambleclaw. He and his Clanmate, Weaselfur, race straight towards Hollypaw. Mousewhisker is attacked by Emberfoot, who pins Mousewhisker to the ground. Brambleclaw then races to help Mousewhisker defeat Emberfoot.
In the Omen of the Stars arc
- Emberfoot does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. His apprentice, Sunpaw, has become a warrior, receiving the name Sunstrike.
- He is first seen with Gorsetail, Furzepelt, and other ShadowClan warriors, forming a ragged line in the Dark Forest battle. Not long after, Emberfoot fights off Dark Forest cats with Robinwing and Ferretclaw, clustered in the middle of the clearing. It is noted that he is seen pressing his spine against Robinwing's and Ferretclaw's while lashing out at the Dark Forest warriors.
- In the midst of the battle, his patrol vanishes beneath many bristling warriors. Graystripe helps Emberfoot by hauling a matted tortoiseshell from his back. He seems to recover as he is mentioned fighting a Dark Forest cat soon after.
In the A Vision of Shadows arc
- WindClan cats are attacked by rogues, and Emberfoot, Onestar, Furzepelt, and Oatclaw fight for their lives. ThunderClan steps in and helps, so the tom and Bramblestar struggle against a muscular white tom. The skirmish soon ends, and Lionblaze and Birchfall stand protectively in front of Emberfoot and Furzepelt. They stare at the rogues, their eyes glittering with hate. Alderpaw ads over to the tom and treats his injuries. Furzepelt dies, and Emberfoot is shocked, disbelief edging his mew.
- The tom travels with his Clanmates back to ThunderClan's camp, as he and Oatclaw are too injured to return back home. Emberfoot asks what will happen to Furzepelt's body, and Bramblestar orders Cloudtail and Rosepetal to sit with it until a patrol can come. Once back at camp, Alderpaw and Jayfeather wash more herb pulp into his wounds. Emberfoot moans, but doesn't wake up. He and Oatclaw stay in ThunderClan's care for a few more days, as they are unfit to travel. At the next Gathering, Emberfoot supports Onestar, saying that ShadowClan cats are traitors.
- Later, when ThunderClan's medicine cats go to WindClan's territory, he is with Gorsetail. Leafpool calls out a greeting to them, but the WindClan cats stare at her with anger in their gazes. Emberfoot asks why they are here, and the pair say it's medicine cat business. The WindClan warriors grudgingly take them to their camp, and both follow. Breezepelt questions their presence, and Emberfoot says they're in WindClan territory to speak with Kestrelflight.
- Emberfoot appears on Crowfeather's patrol, with Larkwing and his apprentice, Smokepaw. The WindClan cats are unfriendly and distrustful towards the ThunderClan cats.
- When Twigpaw falls into the WindClan border stream, she is confronted by a WindClan hunting patrol consisting of Featherpelt, Emberfoot, and Smokepaw. They are hostile, and she quickly explains what happened. Emberfoot hisses that she cost them a catch, because the pigeon they were stalking flew away in the ruckus. Featherpelt insists that they take Twigpaw and Finpaw back to camp, and orders Smokepaw to go and tell Harestar what happened. The WindClan she-cat says that Emberfoot will come with her, and despite the apprentices' protests, both warriors jump across the stream. Twigpaw and Finpaw reluctantly let Emberfoot and Featherpelt lead them back to ThunderClan. When in camp, Featherpelt says that some of WindClan's warriors might not have been so lenient, and Bramblestar apologizes and offers to make it up. They seem pacified by the solution and leave camp.
- During a Gathering, Emberfoot is seen exchanging gossip with with his Clanmate, Oatclaw, and Harrybrook, one of SkyClan's warriors.
In The Broken Code arc
In the Super Editions
- Emberfoot bounds over and sits beside Sedgewhisker when Onestar calls a Clan meeting. After Kestrelflight tells the Clan about his vision, Emberfoot calls out, wondering what it means. When cats are volunteering to go on the patrol to search for Nightcloud in the tunnels, Emberfoot yowls that if any stoat tries invading WindClan territory, it will be the last thing it ever does. Later, Emberfoot looks concerned at the anger in Breezepelt's voice as he yowls at Crowfeather. He loudly protests against Weaselfur when he suggests Breezepelt purposefully left Nightcloud behind in the tunnels with the stoats.
- Heathertail asks Breezepelt if he's sure about joining them in the next attack, and Emberfoot adds that the stoats are really tough, but Breezepelt is insistent, despite still being injured from the previous battle. Featherpaw gets hurt in the attack and Emberfoot blames Crowfeather, believing he gave her the idea to go. When Featherpaw wakes up, Emberfoot and Sedgewhisker crouch beside her nest, relief and excitement visible in their eyes. They slip out of the den to get wet moss and a mouse for her and return as Crowfeather is leaving the den. Emberfoot asks him to just be a bit more careful with Featherpaw's training in the future. When Crowfeather says he will do everything he can to protect her, Emberfoot gives an approving nod, then he and his mate go see their daughter.
- Emberfoot is seen lying on his side, bleeding from a deep scratch down his flank after the stoats attacked WindClan's camp, while Crowfeather, Heathertail, Gorsetail, Breezepelt, and Hootpaw were secretly rescuing Nightcloud. As the patrol approaches, Emberfoot lifts his head, giving them an angry glare and yowls to Onestar that they're back. Emberfoot joins the final battle against the stoats and fights with the help of Mousewhisker.
- Sedgewhisker is mentioned to be carrying Emberfoot's kits. At a Gathering, when Onestar mentions Sedgewhisker, she leans on Emberfoot.
- Emberfoot is mentioned to have visited ThunderClan's camp to advise them about Harestar calling a meeting, but did not give any more details than that. At the next Gathering, Emberfoot snarls at Leafstar when she refuses to forcefully remove the Sisters from their land. He participates in the battle against the Sisters. Later, Emberfoot wonders if StarClan would answer them one day.
In the Novellas
- In one of the earlier drafts of The Apprentice's Quest allegiances, which were posted to Kate's blog, one of his daughters was listed as 'Ferntail'. No such character exists in the final printing of the book.
- Larkwing: Living (As of Lost Stars)
- Fernstripe: Living (As of Lost Stars)
- Featherpelt: Living (As of Lost Stars)
= Gender Unknown
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 30
- ↑ Kate's blog
- ↑ Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 57
- ↑ Kate's blog
- ↑ Revealed on Kate'sBlog
- ↑ Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 15
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
|Warriors||Nightcloud • Emberfoot • Leaftail • Breezepelt • Heathertail • Sedgewhisker (Flutterpaw) • Slightfoot • Oatclaw • Larkwing • Crouchfoot (Songpaw) • Hootwhisker (Whistlepaw) • Fernstripe • Featherpelt • Smokehaze (Woodpaw) • Brindlewing (Applepaw)|
|Apprentices||Woodpaw • Applepaw • Whistlepaw • Songpaw • Flutterpaw|
|Elders||Whiskernose • Gorsetail|