|"Honeypaw loves playing games with them so much, they probably think she's more fun than I am."|
|— Leafstar about her kits playing with Honeypaw in Beyond the Code, page 35|
Honeytail served as a SkyClan nursery queen under Leafstar’s leadership in the gorge, though she never mothered any kits herself. She was born to Patchfoot and Clovertail along with Sandynose and Birdwing, and became an apprentice known as Honeypaw. She earned the name Honeytail, deciding to become a permanent resident in the nursery, helping she-cats give birth and raise kits. When the raccoons lured by Darktail attacked SkyClan, Honeytail was killed, and all of SkyClan mourned for the gentle queen.
In the Super Editions
- "Hawkwing felt a sudden chill, cold creeping over him right down to his pads. Honeytail, the gentle ginger she-cat who loved caring for kits, and lived in the nursery to help with them and the nursing queens."
- —Hawkwing thinking about Honeytail Hawkwing's Journey, page 94
- After a group of SkyClan cats go on a quest to find ThunderClan but return without success, they talk with Leafstar about what happened. The Clan leader mentions that strange animals attacked their camp, and that Honeytail was killed in the attack. Blossomheart chokes out a cry, and Hawkwing feels a sudden chill creep over him as he thinks of the gentle she-cat who loved caring for kits and lived in the nursery to help with them and the nursing queens. He is unable to believe that after Duskpaw and Billystorm, now Honeytail has died too. Leafstar continues that they held a vigil for her while they were on their quest, and she will show them where she is buried so they can pay their last respects. The brown-and-cream tabby pauses, clearly giving them all a little time to process their grief for their fallen Clanmate, then she asks them if they found the cats they were looking for.
In the SkyClan and the Stranger arc
- "Wow! Did your whole eye come out?"
- —Honeypaw to Birdpaw The Rescue, page 17
- "I'll see to the kits, Leafstar. Don't worry. We'll play a game or something."
- —Honeypaw Beyond the Code, page 26
- Later, when Leafstar's kits start crying, Honeypaw offers to play a game with them while Leafstar talks to Sharpclaw about the badger attack, saying that she is happy to do it. A few days later, Leafstar asks her and Clovertail to look after them again so she can join Sol's hunting patrol. Leafstar comments that her kits probably think Honeypaw is more fun than she is, because Honeypaw enjoys playing games with them so much. Honeypaw takes part in a hunting skills training session with Sol, Waspwhisker, and Cherrytail. When Sol does the pounce wrong, she exclaims that she thought he was the best hunter in SkyClan, because he caught so much prey after the badger attack.
- She and Birdpaw pick ticks off Tangle.
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- Reedclaw: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
- Curlypaw: Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
- Snipkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Finleap: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
- Dewspring: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
- Fidgetflake: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
- Pebbleshine: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Sunnypelt: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
- Pigeonfoot: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
- Parsleyseed: Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
- Quailfeather: Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
|Unnamed ♂||Clovertail ♀||Patchfoot ♂|
|Sparrowpelt ♂||Tinycloud ♀||Rockshade ♂||Bouncefire ♂||Plumwillow ♀||Sandynose ♂||Honeytail ♀||Birdwing ♀||Sagenose ♂|
|Parsleyseed ♂||Pebbleshine ♀||Pigeonfoot ♀||Sunnypelt ♀||Quailfeather ♂||Finleap ♂||Reedclaw ♀||Dewspring ♂||Snipkit ♀||Curlypaw ♀||Fidgetflake ♂|
|Twigbranch ♀||Violetshine ♀||Turtlecrawl ♀||Kitescratch ♂|
|Rootspring ♂||Needleclaw ♀|
= Gender Unknown
- She is shown as bright orange in multiple panels of SkyClan and the Stranger.
Notes and references
- ↑ Revealed in The Rescue, page 8
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Rescue, page 51
- ↑ Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 94
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in The Rescue, page 10
- ↑ Revealed in The Rescue, page 35
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger
- ↑ Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 279
- ↑ Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 363
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 332
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 15
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 4, 90, 91