"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
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"I'm sorry, Willowshine. I know it was stupid. Can I have some herbs for my scratches, please?"
— Jayclaw to Willowshine after his fight with Owlnose in River of Fire: Bonus Scene, chapter 1

Jayclaw is a gray tom.[1]

Jayclaw is a RiverClan warrior under Mistystar's leadership in the lake territories. He was born to Mallownose and Petalfur alongside his littermates, Brackenpelt and Owlnose. He and his brother got into a physical argument about their nest, and Willowshine had to treat Jayclaw's injures.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

He is now a warrior named Jayclaw.

River of Fire

"On her way to fetch the herbs, Willowshine wondered what could have possessed Jayclaw and Owlnose to get into a fight over something so trivial. They were both reasonable cats, so what was suddenly making them so aggressive?"
―Willowshine about Jayclaw's wounds River of Fire, page chapter 1 (Bonus scene)
Jayclaw calls to Willowshine from the top of a bank, interrupting the medicine cat's vision. He leaps down to join her, and she notices the scratches and blood in his fur, startling her. Willowshine asks him what happened, questioning if he'd met a fox or badger, causing him to duck his head in embarrassment. The gray tom replies that it was Owlnose, and Willowshine disbelievingly asks if it really was Owlnose. Still not looking at her, Jayclaw explains that they had a sort of discussion over his nest in the warriors' den because his brother had scattered moss and bracken all over the place when he stood on it. Willowshine rolls her eyes in response and asks if they're kits, so Jayclaw apologizes to her and finally looks her in the eyes. He requests some herbs for his scratches, and though Willowshine scolds him a little more, she agrees to get some marigold while he sits and cleans his wounds.
While she's retrieving the herbs, she wonders what could've made Jayclaw and Owlnose fight each other over something so trivial since they're both reasonable toms. She returns and starts squeezing marigold juice into his wounds which causes him to complain, so she retorts that it serves him right for being a mouse-brain. Jayclaw attempts to defend himself, but he stops when he catches sight of the medicine cat's gaze, and instead promises that it won't happen again. She replies that it better not, adding that he was free to go and had better not get into anymore fights. He thanks her and says he won't, springing back up and disappearing. The gray tabby then tells her mentor, Mothwing, about the conflict between the two brothers, and that she treated his wounds with marigold. Mothwing comments that they already have enough trouble, while Willowshine supposes she had better talk to Owlnose too.

In The Broken Code arc

The Place of No Stars

When Mistystar needs a cat to fetch Willowshine, she sends Jayclaw, noting that the tom was a fast cat.

In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

Although unnamed, he is mentioned at a Gathering by Mistystar as one of Petalfur and Mallownose’s new kits.

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Petalfur:[blog 1] Deceased, residence unknown


Mallownose:[blog 1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Owlnose:[blog 1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Brackenpelt:[blog 1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
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Beetlewhisker:[2] Deceased, residence unknown
Grasspelt:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pricklekit:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sneezecloud:[3] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Nightsky:[1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Breezeheart:[1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Icewing:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Graymist:[3] Living (As of The Last Hope)


Mintfur:[blog 2] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

First cousins:

Splashpaw:[5] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Fogpaw:[5] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Graymist ♀Icewing ♀Mintfur ♂
Sneezecloud ♂Mallownose ♂Petalfur ♀Beetlewhisker ♂Grasspelt ♂Nightsky ♀Breezeheart ♀Pricklekit ♂
Fogpaw ♀Splashpaw ♂Jayclaw ♂Owlnose ♂Brackenpelt ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts

  • He was originally named Jaywing.[blog 1]


  • He is mistakenly referred to as Heronwing in part of the bonus scene of River of Fire.[6]


Willowshine: "Okay, you're done. Come tomorrow to let me check those scratches. And don't get into any more fights."
Jayclaw: "I won't. I'm really sorry. Thanks, Willowshine."
—Willowshine treating Jayclaw River of Fire, page chapter 1

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Dark River, page 134
  4. Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  6. Revealed in River of Fire: Bonus Scene, chapter 1

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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