"[…] Dappletuft's kin huddled together at the back of the crowd; every one of them looked ashamed and miserable."
Dappletuft's kin after his actions are revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 220

Gorseclaw is a white tom with gray ears.[2]

Gorseclaw is a RiverClan warrior under Mistystar's leadership in the lake territories. He was born as Gorsekit to Lakeheart and Lizardtail alongside his siblings, Softkit, Harekit, and Dapplekit. He was apprenticed to Brackenpelt as Gorsepaw, and after becoming a warrior, Gorseclaw mourned with the rest of his kin after Dappletuft's actions to his Clan.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

During a Gathering, Gorsekit and his siblings are mentioned by Mistystar to have been born to Lakeheart as healthy kits.

Darkest Night

Gorsepaw is now an apprentice, along with his siblings, with Brackenpelt as his mentor.

In The Broken Code arc

Veil of Shadows

His brother, Dappletuft, is killed during a failed attempt on the impostor's life. At a Gathering, Mistystar announces that they buried Dappletuft like a rogue without a vigil, and Gorseclaw and his kin mourn silently. Later, his sister, Softpelt, dies during a devastating battle between the Clans, and his brother, Harelight, and another warrior, Icewing, are banished for participating in the battle against RiverClan.

Darkness Within

Gorseclaw, Lizardtail, Reedwhisker, and Willowshine attend the vigil for the fallen warriors, including his littermates Softpelt and Dappletuft. This triggers an argument between Icewing, Harelight, and Rootspring about Mistystar's absence, though she had allowed Softpelt and Dappletuft's kin to attend. Later, Gorseclaw and Nightsky guard Ashfur's prison in ShadowClan's camp, and Shadowsight grows suspicious of them.

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

He is now a warrior named Gorseclaw.

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Lakeheart:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Lizardtail:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Softpelt:[1] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Harelight:[1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dappletuft:[1] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Lakeheart ♀Lizardtail ♂
Softpelt ♀Harelight ♂Dappletuft ♂Gorseclaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Darkest Night, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Darkness Within, page 44

Author references

Logo-riverclan.png RiverClan cats
Leader Mistystar
Deputy Reedwhisker
Medicine cats Willowshine
Warriors DuskfurMinnowtail (Splashpaw)MallownoseSneezecloudPodlightShimmerpeltLizardtail (Fogpaw)HavenpeltBrackenpeltJayclawOwlnoseGorseclawNightskyBreezeheart
Apprentices FogpawSplashpaw
Queen Curlfeather
Kits FrostkitMistkitGraykit
Elders Mosspelt
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