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"I know what it's like to lose kits, Oakheart. I wouldn't wish that kind of grief on any cat."
— Graypool to Oakheart sadly remembering her lost kits in Forest of Secrets, page 4

Graypool is a dark gray she-cat with yellow eyes.[11]

Graypool was a RiverClan warrior under Hailstar's and Crookedstar's leaderships in the forest territories. Graykit was born to Fallowtail of RiverClan and Reedfeather of WindClan alongside her sister, Willowkit. Reedfeather claimed the right to his kits as their father and took them to live with him in WindClan, but Hailstar stole them back. Graypaw was apprenticed to Brightsky; however when Brightsky died during her kitting, Graypaw had Piketooth as a mentor. After receiving her warrior name, Graypool became mates with Rippleclaw, and together they had three kits, Morningkit, Splashkit, and an unnamed kit, but all three soon died shortly after birth. Graypool adopted Mistykit and Stonekit when Oakheart brought them to RiverClan and later retired to the elders' den when she began to lose her memory.

Tigerstar, ShadowClan's leader, ran into her at Fourtrees, where she mistook him for Oakheart. She revealed the secret of the ThunderClan kits she adopted, but realized that she wasn't talking to Oakheart when Tigerstar pushed for more information. Graypool slipped trying to get away and hit her head on a rock, dying instantly. Fireheart discovered her and alerted her death to Graystripe and Mistyfoot who mourned her back in RiverClan's camp. After her death, Graypool ascended to StarClan and gave Mistystar one of her nine lives.

History

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The Prophecies Begin

Graypool is a RiverClan queen. Oakheart brings Bluestar's kits, Mistykit and Stonekit, to RiverClan for Graypool to raise, and she takes them in as her own. Graypool knows of their true parents, but Mistyfoot and Stonefur grow up believing that Graypool is their mother. Graypool later tells Fireheart that Mistyfoot and Stonefur are Bluestar's kits.
Graypool grows old and retires to the elders' den. One night, she runs into Tigerstar at Fourtrees, and mistakes him for Oakheart. She accidentally reveals the truth about Mistystar and Stonefur's parentage before realizing he's not Oakheart. Startled, Graypool loses her balance and falls down a hill, hitting her head on a rock and dying.

Super Editions

In Crookedstar's Promise, Graykit is born to Fallowtail along with her sister, Willowkit. She almost gets carried off by a heron, but is saved by Crookedkit. Her father is revealed to be the WindClan deputy, Reedfeather, and he takes his daughters to raise them in WindClan. However, Hailstar organizes a patrol to take them back. Graykit is given her apprentice name with Brightsky as her mentor, but when Brightsky moves to the nursery expecting Mudfur's kits, Piketooth becomes her mentor. She earns her warrior name of Graypool and becomes Rippleclaw’s mate. She gives birth to two kits, Morningkit and Splashkit, but they both die soon after their birth. She later adopts two stray kits that Oakheart claims to have found named Mistykit and Stonekit. They later become warriors named Mistyfoot and Stonefur.

Novellas

In Mistystar's Omen, Graypool is in StarClan and gives Mistyfoot her first life with the gift of loving her Clanmates with the love a mother has for her kits.

Detailed description

Graypool is a skinny,[12] dark[13] gray she-cat[14] with soft,[15] patchy fur and a scarred muzzle turning white with age.[12] She has a small head,[4] broken teeth,[16] and pale[17] yellow eyes.[12]

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Ceremonies

Graypool's warrior ceremony
Hailstar: Graypaw, you have your mother's determination, bravery, and warmth. From this moment you shall be known as Graypool.
Everyone: Graypool! Graypool! Graypool!
Reference: Crookedstar's Promise, pages 282

Family

Graypool's parents are Fallowtail and Reedfeather. Her mate is Rippleclaw, and Splashkit, Morningkit, and an unnamed kit are their children. She is also the foster mother of Mistystar and Stonefur For more of Graypool's family, click here!

Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Graypool suffered a form of dementia toward the end of her life.[18]
  • Graypool has WindClan blood via Reedfeather.[19]
  • Her and Willowbreeze's warrior names were suggested by Fallowtail, their mother, so they both carry the strength of wind and water together.[20]

Mistakes

  • She was mistakenly called Graypool when she was still an apprentice.[21]
  • In Forest of Secrets, she is said to have one remaining kit when Mistykit and Stonekit are brought to her, but in Crookedstar's Promise she has no remaining kits at that point.[22]
  • Graypool is mistakenly mentioned as Crookedstar's apprentice.[23]
  • Graypool has mistakenly been called pale gray.[24]

Continuity

The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • On the Warriors website family tree, her kits are Splashkit, Morningkit and Swankit.[25]

Quotes

"Doesn't anything ruin your appetite? You do realize you're about to meet StarClan, don't you?"
—Brightsky purring to Graypaw Crookedstar's Promise, page 201


Graypool: "Oakheart? What have you got there?"
Oakheart: "Kits, Graypool. Will you take them? They need a mother to look after them."
Graypool: "But... Whose kits are these? They're not RiverClan's. Where did you get them?"
Oakheart: "I found them in the forest. They're lucky a fox didn't find them first."
Graypool: "In the forest? Oakheart, don't talk to me as if I'm mouse-brained. What cat would abandon her kits in the forest, especially in weather like this?"
Oakheart: "Rogues, maybe, or Twolegs. How would I know? I couldn't leave them there, could I? Graypool, please... Your other kits died, and these will too, unless you help them."
Graypool: "I have plenty of milk. Of course I'll take them."
—Graypool accepting care of Stonekit and Mistykit Forest of Secrets, pages 2-3


Graypool: "I still don't understand. Why would two kits be alone in the forest in the middle of leaf-bare? Their mother must be frantic."
Oakheart: "I didn't steal them, if that's what you're thinking."
Graypool: "No, I don't think you did. But you're not telling me the whole truth, are you?"
Oakheart: "I've told you all you need to know."
Graypool: "No, you haven't! What about their mother? I know what it's like to lose kits, Oakheart. I wouldn't wish that kind of grief on any cat."
Oakheart: "Their mother is probably some rogue cat. This is not the weather to go looking for her."
Graypool: "But Oakheart—"
Oakheart: "Just take care of the kits, please! I'll bring you some fresh-kill."
—Graypool demanding to know the origin of the kits Forest of Secrets, pages 3-4


"Don't be such a fool. You're too proud for your own good. How can we feed ourselves, even with the thaw? There are no fish to eat. The river's practically poisoned; you know it is."
—Graypool to Crookedstar Forest of Secrets, page 133

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 155
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 119
  3. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 142
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 76
  5. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 75
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 191
  7. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 282
  8. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 419
  9. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 258
  11. Revealed in Redtail's Debt, allegiances
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 66
  13. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, allegiances
  14. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 2
  15. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 53
  16. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 67
  17. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 72
  18. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  19. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 139
  20. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 57
  21. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 209
  22. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 3
  23. Revealed in The Warriors Guide, page 34
  24. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  25. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
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