"ShadowClan owes you a debt for mothering so many warriors. I think it would be best if you join the elders now, where you can rest and be proud."
Brokenstar to Featherstorm after Mosspaw's death in Yellowfang's Secret, page 466


Featherstorm is a dark brown tabby[6] she-cat.[7]

Featherstorm was a ShadowClan elder under Brokenstar's leadership and previously served as a warrior under Cedarstar's, Raggedstar's, and Brokenstar's leaderships in the forest territories. Featherstorm's first mate was Hal, a kittypet, and she had two kits, Raggedkit and Scorchkit. Featherstorm was made a mentor to Russetfur and later became mates with Blizzardwing and had Dawnkit, Volekit, and Mosskit. When Brokenstar became leader, her kits were apprenticed too early, and after Volepaw and Mosspaw's deaths, Brokenstar made Featherstorm retire to the elders' den.

History

In the Super Editions

Yellowfang's Secret

"Toms! I've never found them to be much use around kits."
―Featherstorm to Yellowfang Yellowfang's Secret, page 406
Featherstorm is the mother of Raggedkit and Scorchkit. She is first mentioned in Yellowkit's thoughts shortly after Nutkit calls her son, Raggedkit, a kittypet. Yellowkit thinks about how the Clan elders had been gossiping over who the father of Featherstorm's kits might be. She recalls how they were asking each other if the rumor that her mate was a kittypet could be true, since Featherstorm had often strayed into Twolegplace and that she was never close to any other toms in ShadowClan.
Before the apprentice ceremonies of her kits, Featherstorm is seen following them from the nursery.
Yellowkit finds it difficult to sleep that night, remembering how the nursery had been so crowded, though it is more so empty without Raggedpaw and Scorchpaw. She notes that Featherstorm had returned to her warrior duties, leaving Poolcloud, Brightflower, Yellowkit, Nutkit, and Rowankit to be the only cats in the den.
Shortly before the apprentice ceremonies of Yellowkit and her littermates, Featherstorm is seen following Amberleaf, who comes out of the warriors' den, along with Toadskip, Brackenfoot, and Raggedpaw, who had been eating some fresh-kill. Later, the dark brown she-cat is with Cedarstar and Archeye, carrying back prey that they had caught while Deerleap was showing Yellowpaw the territory. After Raggedpelt speaks to Yellowpaw, he goes to join Brackenfoot and Featherstorm outside of the warriors' den. At her second Gathering, Yellowpaw watches Featherstorm, Archeye, and Toadskip pad past her and find a seat within the crowd of cats.
Yellowpaw asks Raggedpelt if he had ever asked Featherstorm who his father was. Raggedpelt replies that he had asked several times, but Featherstorm wouldn't tell him and that she says it doesn't matter, so long as he is loyal to ShadowClan. However, the father of Featherstorm's litter is later revealed to be Hal, a kittypet from the Twolegplace.
Later, she takes on another mate, Blizzardwing, and she mothers Mosskit, Dawnkit, and Volekit. Brokenstar, their new leader, summons the Clan to a meeting, and he demands to know where her kits are, and she replies that they are sleeping as they are unable to catch their own prey. He dismisses that and orders her to bring her kits to the meeting, to which he makes Mosskit an apprentice. Featherstorm is horrified, and her other kits are jealous, but Brokenstar promises that it will be their turn when they are old enough.
Mosspaw is accidentally killed in a training session by Brownkit and Wetkit. Featherstorm is devastated, and when Runningnose fetches her, she stands while staring at Mosspaw's body. Then, she flings her head back, yowling her grief and asks Yellowfang how he died. Brokenstar then decides to take on Volekit as his own apprentice, stating that he owes it to his brother to give his sibling such an honor, and Dawnkit is apprenticed too, being mentored by Blackfoot. Volepaw soon dies afterwards, succumbing to an infected wound.
Brokenstar suggests to her that she should move in with the elders since she had done the Clan a huge service by being a mother twice and serving them well. Featherstorm gazes up at the ShadowClan leader, her gaze confused, and Yellowfang wonders if she expects him to acknowledge her and Brokenstar are kin. Despite this, the brown tabby nods silently, much to Yellowfang's dismay, then stumbles through the clearing and vanishes into some brambles.

In the Novellas

Blackfoot's Reckoning

Blackkit overhears Blizzardwing and Hollyflower in the medicine den. Blizzardwing pleads Hollyflower not to tell the Clan that he is Blackkit's father, as it would greatly upset Featherstorm, which angers Hollyflower.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

On Raggedstar's page, it notes that Featherstorm is his mother.

Character pixels

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mate:

Blizzardwing:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Former mate:

Hal:[9] Deceased, residence unknown

Sons:

Mosspaw:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Volepaw:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Raggedstar:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Scorchwind:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Daughter:

Dawncloud:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandsons:

Brokenstar:[11] Deceased, no residence
Rowanclaw:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cedarheart:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Granddaughters:

Hopekit:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Wishkit:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Blossomkit:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandkits:

Lavenderkit:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swampkit:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed kits:[14] Status unknown
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Great-grandsons:
Flametail:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Great-granddaughter:

Dawnpelt:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandsons:

Juniperclaw:[16] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[16] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Shadowsight:[17] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Great-great-granddaughters:

Sleekwhisker:[18] Living (As of River of Fire)
Pouncestep:[17] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lightleap:[17] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Tree

Blizzardwing ♂Featherstorm ♀Hal ♂
Dawncloud ♀Mosspaw ♂Volepaw ♂Raggedstar ♂Scorchwind ♂
Unnamed KitsHopekit ♀Brokenstar ♂Wishkit ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances

Quotes

"You should never have come here."
―Featherstorm to Hal Yellowfang's Secret, page 198


Brokenstar: "Where are your kits? Fetch them at once!"
Featherstorm: "But they've just gone to sleep! And it's very cold out here. Besides, they're not old enough to catch their own prey and usually—"
Brokenstar: "Are they part of ShadowClan? Then get them!"
—Featherstorm protesting Brokenstar's decision Yellowfang's Secret, page 450

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 21
  4. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 466-467
  5. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 150
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 10
  8. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 406
  9. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 100-101
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 320
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  14. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 255
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  18. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 347-348
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