"Don't worry. If we come across it, it'll be crow-food."
— Fernpelt to Buzzardtail in Firestar's Quest, page 189

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

Fernpelt was an ancient SkyClan warrior under Cloudstar’s leadership in the forest territories. She was an apprentice named Fernpaw with Nightfur as her mentor before becoming a warrior. Her mate was Buzzardtail, and she had three kits: Tansypaw, Mintpaw, and Snailpaw. During her time as a warrior, SkyClan’s territory was destroyed by Twolegs, and they were forced to leave the forest after the other Clan leaders refused to give them any of their territory. She and her mate made it to the gorge, and Fernpelt later ascended to StarClan.


In the Super Editions

Firestar's Quest

Fernpelt is an ancient SkyClan warrior during the time when SkyClan is traveling after being driven out of the forest by Twolegs.
In one of Firestar's many visions, SkyClan are journeying to their new home, and Fernpelt is seen hunting with the current SkyClan deputy, Buzzardtail. She grabs a squirrel out of a tree with an enormous leap and Firestar is surprised at how high her leap was, and is curious how nobody congratulated her for the leap. He later learns that high jumping abilities was a common SkyClan trait.
When SkyClan reaches its new home in the gorge, Buzzardtail picks Fernpelt to lead a dawn patrol, and warns her to keep her eyes open for foxes. She reassures the SkyClan deputy, saying that if they did see any foxes, they'd shred them.

In the Field Guides

Battles of the Clans

Fernpaw is seen as an apprentice, along with her mentor, Nightfur. SkyClan decides to try and attack kittypets that are invading their territory and stealing their prey. She claims that the invading kittypets won't stand a chance against SkyClan once they drop out of the trees while attacking the kittypets. When Cloudstorm suggests that they attack the Twolegplace, she dryly asks if he really means it.

In the Novellas

Cloudstar's Journey

Fernpelt is first seen leading a hunting patrol back into camp, but surprisingly, Snailpaw is the only one with prey, and it is only a feeble, damp squirrel. Cloudstar demands if that is all, and Fernpelt defends the apprentice. She tells Cloudstar about the Twolegs scaring away all the prey, even though it is nearly greenleaf.
After the tree falls and injures Mintpaw, her daughter, Fernpelt rushes out of the warriors' den and demands what happened to her kits, Tansypaw, Mintpaw, and Snailpaw. Cloudstar tells her that the Twolegs have invaded the territory. Buzzardtail returns from a patrol and leaps to his mate's side and asks her what happened. Fernpelt explains the falling tree to her mate. After Cloudstar and Buzzardtail sort out a patrol to assess the damage, Quailheart comes out of the medicine den with herbs. Fawnstep examines all of the injured apprentices with Fernpelt, who shrieks at her kits' injuries, which are relatively minor. She soon calms down to help her daughters and son get settled.
Later, Fernpelt is seen briefly, sharing tongues with Buzzardtail right before Cloudstar announces that every cat has to eat once a day at dusk. A little while after this, Fernpelt, along with Stoatfur, Acornpaw, and Weaselwhisker are selected to hunt along the river. Cloudstar interrupts, and sends them to do battle training instead.
During the SkyClan-ThunderClan battle soon after, Fernpelt is seen battling Redstar, holding her own. Redstar then knocks her away with one large well-dealt blow that sends her tumbling away into some bracken, where she doesn't move.



  • Her name has been spelled as Fern-pelt.[8]

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Buzzardstar:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tansypaw:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mintpaw:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Snailpaw:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Buzzardstar ♂Fernpelt ♀
Tansypaw ♀Mintpaw ♀Snailpaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



"They won't stand a chance against us! Once we drop out of the trees, we'll find out just how fast they can run-back to their precious Twolegs!"
—Fernpaw about the kittypets Battles of the Clans, page 75

"We'll find you some fresh-kill, and you'll soon feel better. Let's hunt."
—Fernpelt to an elder Firestar's Quest, page 177

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 265
  2. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 177
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 75
  5. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 189
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 4
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 8
  9. Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 1
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