|"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
- When Leafstar calls a Clan meeting to talk about Echosong's prophecy, Honeytail appears at the entrance to the nursery with Mintfur and Birdwing; all three she-cats look down at their leader on the Rockpile.
- 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
- Honeypaw is a SkyClan apprentice. She is revealed to have been one of the kits, along with Sandypaw and Birdpaw, to have been born in Clovertail’s second litter of kits with Patchfoot. Honeypaw is seen practicing jumping with Rabbitleap, Birdpaw and Sandypaw. Honeypaw is mentioned with Birdpaw when she comes back with a herb dressing on her newly scraped eye. Later on, Honeypaw, Sandypaw, Birdpaw, Plumwillow, and Nettlesplash are seen by Leafstar taking food from an elderly female Twoleg. Sandypaw then decides to give up on eating kittypet food near the end of the manga, when Leafstar reminds the apprentices to never eat the kittypet food from the Twolegs. Sandypaw is last seen smirking at Honeypaw and the rest of the apprentices.
- Honeypaw is seen with her sister Birdpaw after taking care of the elders' ticks. She complains that Lichenfur had said she was as clumsy as a turtle, and agrees with Birdpaw when she complains that Sol had never had to do the elders' ticks. When Leafstar explains that Sol isn't exactly an apprentice, she protests that Sol should have a warrior name. Leafstar assures her that he would soon.
- 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 is shown with Birdpaw picking the ticks off Tangle. She is shown in the background a few more times throughout the book.
- She is shown as bright orange in multiple panels of SkyClan and the Stranger.
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- Reedclaw: Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Curlypaw: Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
- Snipkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Finleap: Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Dewspring: Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Fidgetflake: Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Pebbleshine: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Sunnypelt: Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Pigeonfoot: Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
|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 ♂|
|Rootpaw ♂||Needlepaw ♀|
= Gender Unknown
- "Not before I do it!"
- —Honeypaw to Birdpaw The Rescue, page 10
- "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
- "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
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 Firestar's Quest, page 307
- ↑ Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 4, 90, 91
- ↑ Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 279
- ↑ Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 363
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 332
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 15
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances