|"I am loyal! I haven't seen Reedfeather in moons. I love [Willowkit and Graykit] more than my own life and I planned to bring them up as true RiverClan warriors. How can you even suggest taking them away from me?"|
|— Fallowtail to Rippleclaw and Reedfeather in Crookedstar's Promise, page 139|
Fallowtail was a RiverClan warrior under Hailstar's and Crookedstar's leaderships in the forest territories. She had two brothers, Cedarpelt and Marshcloud, and mentored Softwing. She fell in love with WindClan's deputy, Reedfeather, and gave birth to his kits, Graykit and Willowkit. Reedfeather took the kits to WindClan, but Fallowtail's grief convinced Hailstar to steal them back for her. She requested Hailstar to name her daughters Graypool and Willowbreeze in honor of their heritage. She eventually retired to the elders' den, and became a grandmother to her daughters' kits.
In the Super Editions
- Fallowtail first appears helping Brambleberry clear muddy debris from the medicine den. When Stormkit finally comes out of the medicine den, he sees her apprentice, Softpaw, cleaning out the elders' den while Fallowtail calls to her from the camp entrance, asking if she's done. Fallowtail wants to teach her a new battle move, and Softpaw answers that it won't be long.
- When Hailstar calls a Clan meeting to issue Stormkit's new name, Shimmerpelt wonders what's going on. Fallowtail shrugs, saying that it's too early for the kits to have apprentice names. Later, she is mentioned when Crookedkit ventures into WindClan territory. She is secretly meeting with Reedfeather, the WindClan deputy. She's frightened when she smells Crookedkit, who thinks she is on a mission for Hailstar, but she doesn't see him hiding. Despite Reedfeather attempting to calm her, Fallowtail continues to appear worried.
- Two moons later, she has Reedfeather's daughters, and names them Willowkit and Graykit. Before her kits are born, Fallowtail stops her visits with Reedfeather and doesn't stay his mate, wanting her kits to be raised as true RiverClan cats and stay loyal to her Clan, although she was still in love with him. Fallowtail never names a father in RiverClan, according to Crookedkit.
- When a heron attempts to take her kits while they are playing with Crookedkit, Crookedkit rescues the kits. Afterward, in a frantic manner, Fallowtail cares for her kits, thanking Crookedkit for saving them.
- When Crookedpaw brings a WindClan warrior into RiverClan's camp, Fallowtail immediately recognizes it as Reedfeather, her former mate. Her brother, Cedarpelt, instantly becomes protective of her and stands beside Fallowtail. Reedfeather demands the kits, but Fallowtail objects, telling him that they are her kits. Rippleclaw harshly turns against Fallowtail, demanding if she had forgotten the meaning of loyalty.
- Reedfeather instantly threatens to fight for them, and Hailstar spits at him that they aren't afraid of threats. Realizing it is better giving them to WindClan than fighting, Fallowtail gives up her kits, causing the Clan much dismay. She staggers back to the nursery with Rippleclaw asking why she wanted to go there for. Ottersplash snaps at Rippleclaw, silencing him.
- Later, Hailstar and some other Clanmates retrieve the two kits. After Reedfeather is nearly drowned by Hailstar, Willowkit asks if he was going to take her home. An overjoyed Fallowtail tells her kits that they were home and is amazed at how big they had grown.
- During Willowpaw's warrior ceremony, she is mentioned by Hailstar, saying that she sacrificed her kits for the peace of her Clan and that her kits have become fine warriors.
- She is terrified when Willowbreeze is captured by Twolegs. When Hailstar decides to wait on rescuing Willowbreeze, Fallowtail demands that he doesn't want to because she was half-Clan, starting an argument between the two cats.
- When Crookedstar brings Willowbreeze back to RiverClan, she thanks him and tells him she would die if she lost her again. Later, when Crookedstar tells the Clan Willowbreeze is expecting kits, she asks what is happening, and Birdsong tells her that her daughter is expecting.
- When Willowbreeze starts kitting, it is said she moved into the elders' den, giving Dawnbright and Mallowtail her den. She asks Crookedstar if Willowbreeze was kitting, and when he asked how she knew, she tells him he looks like a kit that was just dropped in the river for the first time.
- She is noted to be the mother of Graykit and Willowkit.
In the Field Guides
- Fallowtail is first shown grieving over giving her two kits, Graykit and Willowkit, to their WindClan father, Reedfeather. It is said that she was slowly dying of grief for her lost kits, and that it was too great of a punishment for her to bear. She is not informed when Hailstar decides to go take the kits back to RiverClan, for she would find out when they got back from WindClan.
- When Hailstar gets the kits back on RiverClan territory, a WindClan warrior asks if the kits are worth all the effort of breaking into WindClan's camp, and, with thoughts of Fallowtail in his head, Hailstar says that they are.
- She greets Hailstar when he takes back her kits from WindClan. Later on, when her kits are about to become warriors, Fallowtail requests Graypaw and Willowpaw's warrior names to be Graypool and Willowbreeze, so she will always know that her daughters carry the strength of wind and water together forever. Hailstar realizes that even after what Reedfeather did, Fallowtail never once stopped loving him.
- In the allegiances of Bluestar's Prophecy and Crookedstar's Promise, she is listed as a queen, but she was still a warrior at the beginning of the books.
- She has been mistakenly described with ginger patches around her muzzle flecked with gray.
The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.
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- Minnowkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Willowkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Silverstream: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Morningkit: Deceased, residence unknown
|Reedfeather ♂||Fallowtail ♀||Marshcloud ♂||Cedarpelt ♂||Lakeshine ♀|
|Willowbreeze ♀||Graypool ♀||Frogleap ♂||Sunfish ♀|
|Willowkit ♀||Silverstream ♀||Minnowkit ♀||Graypool's kit||Splashkit ♂||Morningkit ♀||Dawnflower ♀||Grasskit (CP)||Vixenkit|
|Feathertail ♀||Stormfur ♂||Pebblefoot ♂||Minnowtail ♀||Tumblekit ♀|
= Gender Unknown
- "Thank you. I'd die if I lost her again."
- —Fallowtail to Crookedpaw after he rescues Willowpaw Crookedstar's Promise, page 217
- Crookedstar: "Fallowtail?"
- Fallowtail: "Has she started?"
- Crookedstar's Promise, pages 466-467
- "I'd like her warrior name to be Willowbreeze, and Graypaw to be Graypool. That way I'll always know that my daughters carry the strength of wind and water."
- —Fallowtail requesting her kits' warrior names Battles of the Clans, page 57
- (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 138
- ↑ Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 12
- ↑ Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 460
- ↑ Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 43
- ↑ Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 57
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 18
- ↑ Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed on the screenshot) (
- ↑ Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 54
- ↑ Revealed on Kate's Facebook
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
- ↑ Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 155
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 447
- ↑ Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 2
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 220-221
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 222
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 486
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Revealed on the