"When all cats have closed eyes, we gave the gift of sight to the cat who is blind. You see more than most, but look inside, too. See your own strength."
Midnight to Jayfeather in The Last Hope, page 127

Jayfeather is a lean,[10] mottled,[11] pale[12] gray tabby[13] tom[14] with blind,[15] pale[16] blue eyes like a jay's wing.[17] He has thin[18] and silky fur,[19] and a scar running down one side.[20]

He is a ThunderClan medicine cat, born as Jaykit to Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw alongside his siblings Hollykit and Lionkit. Because he is blind, cats doubt his ability to be a warrior, but he is indeed apprenticed to Brightheart when the time comes, becoming known as Jaypaw. He eventually discovers his ability to see and walk in other cat's dreams, and becomes a medicine cat apprentice to Leafpool after discovering he can't fight as effectively. While walking in the dreams of Firestar, Jaypaw hears about the Kin of Your Kin prophecy, realizing he and his littermates are destined to be powerful.

Jaypaw learns of the existence of the Ancients, Fallen Leaves, and Rock after rescuing WindClan kits from the tunnels, as well as the stick that marks cats who lived and died. Eager to discover the meaning of his powers, he learns from Rock that his answers lie in the mountains, prompting Jaypaw to go with the group escorting Stormfur and Brook home.

Upon confronting the Tribe of Rushing Water, he speaks closely with Stoneteller who he's found has lost faith in the Tribe of Endless Hunting. He discovers that the Tribe of Endless Hunting gave up on the Tribe in the midst of a crisis, thus leading Stoneteller to lie to the Tribe about his visions. Jaypaw learns the history of the Tribe, and speaks with the Tribe of Endless Hunting in a dream in an effort to fix the trust that's been broken. While there, Stoneteller teaches him about new herbs and warns him of the very same prophecy he found out in Firestar's dreams. As they leave the mountains, Jaypaw reveals the prophecy to his littermates, immediately giving them the weight of what it means to hold the power of the stars in their paws.

Jaypaw is seen to be a very skilled medicine cat, who holds a tight bond with his ancestors during his apprenticeship. When the traveler Sol comes to ThunderClan, Jaypaw is immediately intrigued by him, especially when Sol gives the omen of an eclipse coming. Sol's "all-knowing" attitude made Jaypaw look up to him, and he becomes convinced that Sol could help them with the prophecy. Sol conned him and his littermates into providing food and shelter for him in exchange for knowledge he refused to truly reveal. However, after a short time, they are caught on ShadowClan land and Blackstar starts to empathize with Sol, rather than chase him away. Sol abandons the three, and leaves to ShadowClan, leaving them feeling rather betrayed and angry. Jaypaw aides in helping revive ShadowClan's faith in StarClan - something that Blackstar lost while under the influence of Sol.

In a dream, he enters the tunnel and encounters Fallen Leaves. Though Fallen Leaves begs him to stay, Jaypaw leaves the tunnels and emerges back in time, back when the Ancients lived at the lake. He lives as Jay's Wing in the dream, and convinces the Ancients to move to the mountains when Twolegs invade their home. While doing this, he meets Half Moon, a cat who's in love with Jay's Wing, and Jaypaw grows close with her. Jaypaw soon comes to realize that the Ancients eventually become the Tribe, and when he finishes his destiny of leading them to the mountains, he is brought back to his time.

After finding catmint for a greencough epidemic, Leafpool rewards Jaypaw with his full medicine cat name, Jayfeather, named after his father, Crowfeather. Shortly after, a fire breaks out in ThunderClan's camp, where Ashfur traps him and his littermates in an attempt to kill them. Squirrelflight saves their lives by revealing the truth that Jayfeather and his siblings are not her kits, and that she was just fostering them. Shocked by the news, Ashfur lets them go, but vows to reveal her secret to get revenge on her for breaking his heart. The siblings are thrown into turmoil by this threat, and when he later shows up dead, they're all shaken.

Following Ashfur's death, Jayfeather starts to go on the hunt to figure out who his real parents are. After gathering that Leafpool had been nursing, Yellowfang gives him a sign which leads him to realize that his parents are Leafpool and Crowfeather. However, his sister, Hollyleaf, had already figured out it was Leafpool and he tries to stop her from killing their mother. Distraught, Hollyleaf announces at the Gathering who their real parents are, and Jayfeather and Lionblaze have to try and talk her down from leaving the Clans once she realizes her mistake. They fail, and she runs into the tunnels which collapse behind her. They force themselves to believe the truth that she may be dead, and they report back to their Clan that she died chasing a squirrel. Lost on who the third cat in the prophecy now may be, they turn to Dovekit and Ivykit, Cloudtail's grandchildren.

When Leafpool steps down from being a medicine cat, the weight of being the sole medicine cat of ThunderClan hits Jayfeather hard. He struggles heavily with the doubts in himself, and with darkness creeping into the Clans, his paranoia is multiplied. When Lionblaze receives Dovepaw as an apprentice, Dovepaw is revealed to be the third cat, and both she and Lionblaze travel upstream to fix the blockage that has left the lake dried up. Jayfeather is very anxious having the other two cats of the prophecy away from home, and while they're away, his half-brother Breezepelt in WindClan attempts to kill Poppyfrost at the Moonpool and pin the murder on him. Jayfeather notices Breezepelt is fighting with another cat and is deeply haunted by the danger. Honeyfern comes into save her sister and Jayfeather, and both she and Yellowfang warn him of the darkness that's coming.

He tries to find comfort in Rock's stick, begging Rock to speak to him. Rock appears, and tells Jayfeather that he knew all along what Jayfeather's destiny was. Betrayed, Jayfeather breaks the stick in half. When Dovepaw and Lionblaze return, Jayfeather tells Lionblaze about his fight at the Moonpool. Lionblaze admits that he had trained with Tigerstar in the Dark Forest and the brothers come to the conclusion that the Dark Forest is training living cats and preparing for a battle. Lionblaze and Jayfeather begin to try and figure out which cats are training with the Dark Forest, and suspicions fall on Ivypaw. When Jayfeather confirms the suspicion, Yellowfang warns him that every Clan must fend for themselves.

When ShadowClan cats are playing on the frozen over lake, Flametail falls through the ice, and Jayfeather desperately attempts to save him. Rock stops him however, saying he shouldn't give up his life trying to save a cat that was destined to die. Jayfeather reluctantly agrees, and fails to save Flametail.

When Rock tells him that he needs to return to the mountains again, he arrives just in time to see that Stoneteller is dying and he hasn't chosen a successor. While in the mountains, he is taken back in time to the Ancients. He starts to fall in love with Half Moon upon seeing her again, but regretfully has to give her up when he realizes she is destined to be the first Teller of the Pointed Stones. He appoints her as the first Stoneteller, and renames the Ancients to become the Tribe of Rushing Water. He promises to see her again before being taken back to the present. Back in his own timeline, he appoints Crag as the new Stoneteller after the former passes away.

Upon returning home, Dawnpelt, Flametail's sister, accuses Jayfeather of murdering her littermate. Jayfeather is denied access to the Moonpool, and is stripped of his rights as a medicine cat due to the uproar Dawnpelt puts forth. Yellowfang gets after him for being so sulken, and reveals to him that there is a fourth cat, telling him they need to find the fourth cat, and Jayfeather reluctantly agrees and starts to look for the fourth cat with Dovewing and Lionblaze.

With the Clans and StarClan divided, the warriors are at high risk of being destroyed by the rising threat of the Dark Forest. Jayfeather works tirelessly to unite StarClan and the medicine cats once again, and gathers all the Clan leaders and medicine cats to reveal that the Dark Forest is rising. With the Great Battle approaching, the three use their powers to fulfill their prophecy and defeat the Dark Forest. He witnesses Firestar's death, and aides Brambleclaw in becoming the new leader of ThunderClan.

After the Great Battle, Jayfeather is able to forgive Leafpool, knowing that she did what she thought was right, and cannot blame her anymore. She returns to being a medicine cat, working side by side with her son. Jayfeather becomes the mentor to Alderheart, Bramblestar's son who has an extraordinary vision that leads him to the path of medicine. Despite Jayfeather's short temper, he and Alderheart develop a strong bond.


In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Jayfeather first appears when Crowfeather comes to the WindClan border to talk to Leafpool. Berrynose and Thornclaw saw him and agreed to get Leafpool. Unfortunately to Crowfeather, they brought Jayfeather. Jayfeather was irritated that he was bothered from his duties. Crowfeather and Jayfeather discuss the stoats and Jayfeather agrees to pass on the message that WindClan needs ThunderClan's help.
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Bramblestar's Storm

Jayfeather is first mentioned by Leafpool as she is nipping off the stems from a coltsfoot plant. She says that he wants them gathered before the sun burns off the dew. Millie then runs up to Leafpool, thanking her for helping Briarlight with her exercises, as they were helping clear her chest of the greencough that ran through the camp, claiming the lives of Toadstep, Icecloud, and Hazeltail. Leafpool then tells the silver tabby to thank Jayfeather, as he was the one who never stopped finding out ways to help Briarlight. Millie then asks if they still have catmint, after Leafpool mentions it. She then says yes, saying that Jayfeather planted a new patch by the abandoned Twoleg den.
As Bramblestar recalls the events of the Great Battle, he remembers Jayfeather planting a bark-stripped branch below the Highledge, scoring claw marks across for each life taken. Jayfeather had remarked that it would remind them all of the debts that they owed to their former Clanmates. After Dewpaw is remembering all the names of the claw marks on the branch, at the mention of Firestar, Jayfeather pads up and says he misses him too. Bramblestar wonders if he could still tell what's in his mind, but the medicine cat tells him those days are passed now. He then says that it wasn't hard to figure out that he was missing the former leader, as he said he heard him sigh after Dewpaw said Firestar's name. Bramblestar then asks if he had walked in his dreams yet, to which Jayfeather replies no, and that it was a good omen in itself.
As Bramblestar takes a patrol to ShadowClan, the leader spots Leafpool tending to the catmint patch that Jayfeather had planted. Jayfeather is also mentioned again when Brackenfur is grieving his lost mate, Sorreltail, saying that if only Jayfeather had tended to her wounds, she'd still be with them. Inside the ShadowClan camp, Littlecloud, the ShadowClan medicine cat, asks Squirrelflight how Leafpool and Jayfeather are doing, to which she tries to reply, but Bramblestar stops her mid-sentence. As they walk away, Littlecloud watches them go with a disappointed expression.
After the patrol returns, Jayfeather pads out of his den, followed closely by Briarlight. Leafpool then returns and heads over to Jayfeather, telling him that everything is tidy at the old Twoleg den and that a little rain would be good for the catmint to grow. Briarlight then complains that she's tired, and that she wants to go back into the den. Jayfeather objects that she's only been out for a couple heartbeats, to which Briarlight insists that she go back now. As Jayfeather opens his jaws to argue, Purdy interjects by bringing his mouse over to them and plops down in front of the injured she-cat. He insists that she help him finish the mouse while he tells her a story. Briarlight scolds him for hardly eating any of the mice and tells him she'll share the mouse and listen to the story. As Jayfeather listens to Briarlight's movements, he then remarks that it's the full moon tonight, and that they missed the last Gathering because the sky had been covered with clouds. After Bramblestar decides which cats to take, Jayfeather announces that Leafpool volunteered to stay behind so that he could go.
At the Horseplace, Bramblestar remembers when he had been the foster father to Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather. Jayfeather, as a young kit, remarks that a vole smells like the dirtplace, to which Squirrelflight scolds him that it does not smell like the dirtplace.
When Bramblestar has a dream about the sun-drown-place, he is awoken by Jayfeather prodding a paw in his side. Bramblestar notes that he was wide-eyed and looked agitated. He asks if he woke the tom, to which he shakes his head and says no. Jayfeather then begins to tell Bramblestar that he went out to check on the new plants because he was worried about the wind and says he found something awful and that Bramblestar should follow him. The leader follows Jayfeather to the abandoned Twoleg nest to find the catmint plants that Jayfeather and Leafpool had planted were crushed by a branch from a nearby tree. As Bramblestar takes it somewhat calmly, saying that they could replant it again, Jayfeather shakes his head, telling him he doesn't understand, and that this is an omen. Jayfeather then says something terrible is going to happen; something different from the Great Battle, and he could feel it coming on the wind.
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Tigerheart's Shadow

Jayfeather does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.
When Dovewing confesses to Tigerheart that she is having strange dreams, Tigerheart asks Dovewing if she has talked to Jayfeather or Alderheart about them. Dovewing says no, as that would be confessing to the two medicine cats that she is having kits, although she worries that they have already guessed, due to her swelling belly.
After Dovewing and Tigerheart's kits are born, Dovewing tells them about Jayfeather. When one of the kits, Lightkit, asks if they can eat a red bud that she found, Dovewing says no, but that Jayfeather might be able to use it to make medicine. Lightkit asks who Jayfeather is, and Pouncekit replies that Jayfeather is the blind healer cat that Dovewing had told Lightkit, Pouncekit, and Shadowkit about. Spire hears this, and Tigerheart explains that Jayfeather had learned to become a medicine cat from a young age.

In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

Jaykit, along with his littermates, Hollykit and Lionkit, are born some time between Sunset and The Sight, and are raised as the kits of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight. He is constantly being put down because of his small size and blindness. He, Hollykit, and Lionkit dream of leaving the camp to explore the territory before they become apprentices. While playing with a mouse with his littermates, Jaykit accidentally lands on Ferncloud's kits. Jaykit asks if he hurt them, and Ferncloud says he’s too small to squash a flea. Ferncloud orders them to play outside, where Jaykit discovers that a wren's belly is alive with maggots.
When a patrol reports a dead mother fox on their territory, Jaykit and his siblings beg to help and drive the cubs away, but Brambleclaw tells them that they are too young and that they can guard the camp while the patrols are away. Lionkit convinces his siblings to sneak out, hoping to find the cubs and drive them away on their own. They manage to find the fox cubs quicker than the warriors due to Jaykit's terrific sense of smell. They eventually find the fox den and wander into it and they realize that the cubs are bigger than the kits expected, so they flee back to camp. As Jaykit is running, he falls off the edge of the stone hollow and falls to the floor. He is knocked out from the impact and has a short dream where Spottedleaf appears from StarClan and prods him with her nose, soothing the ache in his limbs. She also gives him a drink of water before he wakes up in Leafpool's den. Leafpool offers him a drink, but he refuses, telling Leafpool about the cat he visited in his dream. Leafpool says that Jaykit would make an excellent medicine cat after making him recite the herbs she used and his description of Spottedleaf, and that he could be her apprentice, but he is appalled by the idea of being surrounded by sick cats and old herbs. He exclaims that he hates being blind, and that he wishes he had never been born.
Firestar allows Jaykit to train as an apprentice; his mentor is Brightheart, with Longtail assisting her, since both of them know the difficulties of Clan life with impaired eyesight. Jaypaw is furious that Firestar gave him a "useless mentor" just because he is blind, and he often disobeys Brightheart simply based on his stubbornness and anger. His attitude with Brightheart is very short-tempered. The same day Brightheart and he find one of the fox cubs. A patrol quickly arrives and helps them. Jaypaw is embarrassed because he got stuck in brambles during the incident, thinking it weakened his fighting reputation with his Clanmates. 
During the night, he dreams of a mountain path in a valley with a stream, sparkling in the moonlight. The next day, Brightheart is nowhere to be found in camp so Jaypaw is expected to stay in camp, however, he sneaks out anyway, and wanders onto WindClan territory. He falls from a cliff into the lake, but luckily, a WindClan patrol consisting of Crowfeather, Breezepaw, Whitetail, and Heatherpaw, see him and pull him out. Crowfeather takes him back to camp, and Jaypaw notices the tension between Leafpool and Crowfeather, not knowing the history between them.
Leafpool goes to the Moonpool to speak with StarClan about Graystripe's return to the Clan and his former deputyship. Jaypaw sneaks out of camp and follows her to the Moonpool, entering Leafpool's dream and concealing himself, and watching her speak to StarClan. Jaypaw is undetected for the most part, only being spotted by one StarClan member. When Leafpool wakes up, she is furious that Jaypaw followed her. Jaypaw tells Leafpool that he saw her in the dream and describes what StarClan told her. Leafpool is amazed that Jaypaw can enter other cat's dreams, stating his visions were "stronger than any medicine cat's", and also asks him how he managed to follow her, but Jaypaw says it isn't a big deal and that he had already dreamed of the path leading to the Moonpool. She tells him he should become a medicine cat, but he refuses.
As his apprenticeship continues, he realizes that being blind affects the thought of him being able to fight decently. When ShadowClan attacks ThunderClan and Jaypaw tries to take on Owlpaw, he can't see where Owlpaw is attacking from, and he struggles. Lionpaw arrives and helps by calling out where Owlpaw is coming from, and they eventually beat him. Jaypaw then wonders if he can ever be a warrior without someone there to help him.
That night, Jaypaw, troubled by his blindness, decides to go alone to the Moonpool to ask about his destiny. There, he dreams that he is in StarClan's hunting grounds and being able to see, runs happily across, only to wander into a white mist. While in the mist, the trees become taller and thinner, but when the mist eventually clears, he finds himself in the Dark Forest. Tigerstar and Hawkfrost appear and tell him that they can teach him to be a great warrior despite his blindness, insulting Hollypaw's decision to be a medicine cat. During the conversation, Jaypaw realizes he can't sense their emotions, only finding darkness within. This is proven later to not apply to StarClan cats. They also compliment Jaypaw's combat in the battle, which Jaypaw is confused about as he believes he did horribly. Jaypaw is briefly tempted, but Spottedleaf appears from StarClan and convinces Jaypaw to stay away from the Dark Forest, and Tigerstar and Hawkfrost don't interfere. She then tells him that he wasn't destined to be a warrior, but a medicine cat. Jaypaw argues with her, and she asks him to accept his destiny. He later realizes that she is right with his pursuing the path of a medicine cat instead of a warrior. Luckily, Hollypaw had already decided that she would make a better warrior, rather than a medicine cat, for she was far better at the fighting moves than the memory of herbs. After telling Leafpool, Jaypaw becomes the she-cat's new apprentice.
Leafpool takes Jaypaw on as her apprentice, even though Jaypaw still seems mad about it. Brightheart is devastated and ignores Jaypaw for some time. 
During a greencough epidemic, he manages to save Poppypaw from death by entering her dream and leading her away from StarClan's hunting grounds. Sorreltail is seen thanking him, and Leafpool tells him that he is learning to be a medicine cat. He is unable to go to the Gathering, as he needs to take care of the cats who are recovering.
During the special daytime Gathering, he is angry that he can't participate at the games, due to his blindness, and stays at camp. However, he soon receives a vision of dirt pressing on him, suffocating him, and he realizes that he is looking through Lionpaw's eyes. He runs off to find that Breezepaw and Lionpaw had fallen into an old badger den while having a hunting contest. Jaypaw tries to dig them out, but he makes little progress until Crowfeather arrives and helps him pull out the two apprentices. Nightcloud is seen thanking Jaypaw greatly, and later when the Gathering is over, Onestar and Firestar announce that Jaypaw has earned the gratitude of every cat and that he was a hero.
Jaypaw uses his powers to see into the dream of Firestar, and learns of a prophecy an old cat had made to Firestar, stating, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws." Jaypaw realizes that the three kin of Firestar must be him, Lionpaw and Hollypaw.

Dark River

When Jaypaw is chosen to go to his first Gathering, he is more grumpy rather than excited.
As he is out collecting herbs with Leafpool one day, he finds a stick which has been stripped of bark and has sleek perfect straight markings. He is intrigued by it, but Leafpool doesn't share his curiosity when he shows it to her. Still, he tucks it neatly in the roots of a tree so he can come back and examine it later. In a dream, he follows an ancient cat named Fallen Leaves as he journeys through the tunnels to become a sharpclaw. Fallen Leaves is trapped in the tunnels forever after he drowned inside them.
When his sister, Hollypaw, goes missing, he dreams that she went to RiverClan to find out what was wrong. He also shares dreams with Cinderpaw, and finds out that she is the reincarnation of Cinderpelt, and that she has no clue that she is. He tries many times to see if she remembers, but is stopped by his mentor, Leafpool. While Cinderpaw is stuck inside the medicine cats' den, he plays with her from time to time though he only says to keep her quiet. He is happy that she was honest about wondering about his blindness. Soon, he is happy to find that being a medicine cat can be more of a job when Firestar sends him and Leafpool to WindClan to find out if they were really going to have a battle.
Later on, he goes on a mission to WindClan with Leafpool to see if RiverClan had invaded them. He then goes with Hollypaw and Lionpaw to find missing WindClan kits who had wandered in the tunnels: Sedgekit, Thistlekit, and Swallowkit. In the tunnels they meet up with Heatherpaw and Breezepaw who are also looking for the kits; they then join together in a mission to find the kits, who are hiding behind a boulder in one tunnel. They receive help from Fallen Leaves in escaping before the tunnels flood. Then Rock shows Jaypaw the stick he made, with eight new scratches: five long, three short. He realizes they stand for them. He thinks they'll all die, but then Rock scratches out the marks, meaning they'll make it. Everyone survives, and the kits are returned to WindClan while WindClan and ThunderClan are arguing by the border. They lie about finding the kits on the shore near the lake and were making a camp there. The kits play along, thinking that they were just playing.


Jaypaw is out with Leafpool finding herbs and tries to contact Rock through the stick, but it doesn't work. Jaypaw runs into Hazelpaw and Berrypaw. Berrypaw complains that Jaypaw couldn't see that he was hunting the bird that flew off. Jaypaw replies that he is blind, and cannot see anything. Jaypaw hears Berrypaw talking with Mousepaw and Poppypaw. Berrypaw is expressing concern that Firestar will use his stumpy tail to give him his warrior name. Poppypaw asks if he thinks it will be something like Berrystumpytail. Berrypaw is concerned until Brightheart comes and tells him that when Bluestar named her Lostface, and after Bluestar dies, Firestar changed her name to Brightheart, and that she doesn't think Firestar would give any cat a cruel name. Jaypaw tells Hollypaw that he is worried that Leafpool will use his blindness to give him his medicine cat name. Hollypaw jokes that his name might be something like Jayno-eyes, saying that would be as stupid as Berrystumpytail.
At Hazelpaw, Mousepaw and Berrypaw's warrior ceremony, he hears Brambleclaw's hiss of annoyance at Berrypaw, now Berrynose's, reaction to his warrior name when Firestar doesn't give him a name that includes something about his tail. Along with Berrynose, Mousepaw becomes Mousewhisker, and Hazelpaw becomes Hazeltail. When Jaypaw goes to the Moonpool, he sees Rock, and when Jaypaw asks Rock where he came from, he tells him the answer would lie in the Mountains.
At the Moonpool, Leafpool and Jaypaw see Feathertail in StarClan, who was taking prey for the Tribe of Rushing Water. Leafpool comments that there might be some trouble with the tribe. When Talon and Night, two Tribe cats, visit ThunderClan, Jaypaw goes into Brook's thoughts and finds the memory of Stoneteller exiling Stormfur and Brook for leading the Tribe into a battle they lost many cats over, although it wasn't Stormfur's fault. Brook chose to go with him, though, in her own decision. To help the Tribe of Rushing Water from the trespassing cats, a patrol goes to the mountains: Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, Jaypaw and his siblings, Stormfur, Brook, Tawnypelt, Crowfeather and Breezepaw.
On the way there, the old loner Purdy joins them. Jaypaw was worried and upset about Hollypaw and Lionpaw when they had left him behind when they went to hunt for fresh-kill in a barn.
When they reach the Tribe, Jaypaw seems to be the most sensitive about how the Tribe cats felt about the Clan cats changing their lives. Jaypaw also finds out that Stoneteller, the cat who acts as leader and medicine cat, is telling lies about what the Tribe of Endless Hunting is telling him.
A while later Jaypaw finds out that the Tribe of Endless Hunting actually has given up on the Tribe of Rushing Water, and that the Tribe had come from another location. Jaypaw thinks they might be from the lake. He also meets the Tribe of Endless Hunting in a dream.
Later, he finds out that this is true, that the Tribe did, in fact, come from the lake. Jaypaw also learns some new healing herbs from Stoneteller. He discovers that the Tribe received a prophecy not unlike the one Firestar received, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws." He tells Lionpaw and Hollypaw of the prophecy, and they are very shocked.


When Toadkit gets scratched by some nettles, Jaypaw makes an ointment out of dock leaves, but as he is putting it on, Toadkit sends it flying in to the pool of water in the medicine cat's den. Jaypaw begins to make a new one, and as he is getting some more leaves he trips over Daisy. He then senses that Toadkit is about to grab his tail, maybe thinking that Jaypaw will not see it coming, being blind, but Jaypaw stops him and snaps at him. This causes Toadkit to get a bit frightened and he doesn't bother Jaypaw again. Although when Toadkit leaves he is grateful to Jaypaw and seems to have a new-found respect for him.
Leafpool tells Cloudtail that his apprentice, Cinderpaw, is ready for her assessment despite having a broken leg which seems to be bothering her sometimes. Jaypaw wants to make sure Cinderpaw is actually alright so he decides to call Hollypaw and Lionpaw. They start following Cinderpaw when they find her tracking down a squirrel. Cinderpaw mistimes the jump and crashes over the fallen tree. Jaypaw races forward to help, and helps Leafpool fashion a splint for Cinderpaw's leg.
When Rock's stick floats out into the lake, Jaypaw tries to swim out and grab it, but he nearly drowns. Firestar happened to be walking by, and he rescued Jaypaw, and at Jaypaw's request, the stick as well.
After thinking about the stick that had not sunk to the bottom of the lake, Jaypaw has an idea to get Cinderpaw to swim. This helped her leg because she can move the muscles without needing to put any weight on it. Jaypaw still doesn't like water though, due to his recent experience where he nearly drowned.
He helps Leafpool with Millie's kitting, which was also his first kitting, and is genuinely happy about the experience. He then receives a vision of choking, deep blackness, which isn't remembered by the other cats. When Sol, a traveler, comes to the camp, Leafpool asked him to talk outside of the camp so that not all the cats would know what he had to say, he tells them that the sun will disappear. StarClan had given them no warning about this, though.
During the battle, Jaypaw tells Leafpool that he's going to get the injured cats back to the camp, and she reluctantly allows him to go into the forest. Jaypaw then helps his fallen Clanmates, and warns Lionpaw that several RiverClan warriors were nearby, ready to attack.
After the battle, Jaypaw and his siblings chase down Sol because they wanted help with the prophecy, and Jaypaw was sure Sol knew about it. Sol offered to help, but would not join the Clan, so Jaypaw, Lionpaw and Hollypaw said he could stay just outside of ThunderClan territory and they would give him food, in exchange for training their powers. He agrees to this, but on the way back to their camp they were captured by ShadowClan. Jaypaw, Lionpaw and Hollypaw had not crossed the border though, they were taken back to ShadowClan's camp anyway, where Blackstar said that he thought StarClan had given up on the Clans, and they should not have come to the lake at all, which was odd that he was willing to voice his doubts so openly in front of cats of another Clan. Sol seems to think he is right and chooses to stay with ShadowClan and not help with the prophecy.
He then witnesses his siblings and Cinderpaw gain their warrior names: Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Cinderheart.

Long Shadows

Jaypaw continues his training as a medicine cat apprentice. He realizes that Briarkit has the same cough as her mother, Millie. He knew that Hollyleaf and Lionblaze received their warrior names, but he didn't know when Leafpool was going to give him his medicine cat name. Since ShadowClan have lost faith in StarClan, because of Sol, Jaypaw, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze spy on ShadowClan activity. Jaypaw has a vision of a badger when they are spying and he tells Hollyleaf and Lionblaze that it is not safe to be here, so they go back to camp. Runningnose and Raggedstar ask him to help them persuade ShadowClan to return faith in StarClan. He, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, Flamepaw, Tigerpaw, and Dawnpaw create a fake sign from StarClan. Then Blackstar and Littlecloud come to see the sign that the cats left. It turns out to be a real sign when Raggedstar and Runningnose appear in front of them.
In a dream, he enters the tunnels but as he emerges, he gets whisked back in time to become Jay's Wing, a sharpclaw of the Ancients. While in the past, he influences the tribe to leave the lake and travel to the mountains. He also meets Half Moon—a she-cat who was in love with Jay's Wing. Jaypaw realizes that this group of cats would become the Tribe of Rushing Water, and is the one to make the deciding vote on whether to go to the mountains or not.
When Leafpool sends out Poppyfrost and Jaypaw to look for catmint, they find it all squashed, probably from the fights that have been going on, so they have to find as many new stems as they can. He also receives a message from Brightspirit, who tells him to seek for the wind. He figures out that this means that there is catmint in WindClan, which ThunderClan needs to help several sick cats, including Firestar and Millie. He confirms this in Kestrelpaw's dream in WindClan. After Lionblaze successfully gains the catmint, Leafpool gives Jaypaw his medicine cat name, Jayfeather. He is relieved that Leafpool chose that name, because he is dreading the point Leafpool might have called him Jaywing, as he could never forget the real Jay's Wing. During the ceremony, Jayfeather feels an overwhelming emotion coming from Leafpool.
When a fire breaks out in camp Ashfur corners Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather and tries to kill them. In order to save their lives, Squirrelflight admits they are not her kits, and Ashfur lets them go across. When Squirrelflight is admitting that they are not her kits, Jayfeather can't pick out any answers among her scrambled mind when she refuses to tell him and his denmates who their true parents are.
Jayfeather tries to convince Ashfur not to tell all the cats at the Gathering that Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw are not his parents by trying to scare him in a dream. Ashfur is shaken, but Jayfeather's efforts are wasted. After Ashfur's body is found, Jayfeather is surprised to see Leafpool grooming Ashfur's body with great care, and wonders if they were in love, but he quickly denies it to himself.


The day that the Sol patrol leaves, Leafpool fusses over Jayfeather after running into the brambles of the medicine den, and he wondered why she cares because he thought that they weren't kin. Jayfeather still investigates who his real parents are while the patrol that is looking for Sol is away. He questioned Mousefur about his birth. When she says that Leafpool gave her the wrong herb once, a strange one with a crisp smell like grass, he gives her samples of different herbs. When he goes back, Mousefur tells him that a herb stuck on his pelt was the herb Leafpool had given her. He then takes a walk with his grandmother, Sandstorm, during which they talk about Sandstorm's concerns about Leafpool thinking that she is acting jumpy and odd. Sandstorm hypothesizes that it may be due to Whitewing's pregnancy in leaf-bare or the death of Ashfur, in which Jayfeather responds saying he thinks that it is a possibility, despite his reservations.
While the other two were finding Sol, he found out through Mousefur and Longtail, and Littlecloud's help that Leafpool gave herself a special herb called parsley that stops queens from having milk if the kits die; she took it because she gave her kits to Squirrelflight.
Later on, he found out that Crowfeather was his father by Yellowfang coming to him in a dream and giving him a crow's feather after she told him she could tell him who his father was.
Hollyleaf had just led Leafpool out of her den when she tried to force her to eat deathberries. Jayfeather tries to talk to her, but she attacked him. Near the end, he and his brother, Lionblaze, tried to stop Hollyleaf from leaving the Clans after she announced their secret at the Gathering. She reveals that she killed Ashfur and Jayfeather went in to her memories and saw her kill him. She goes to the tunnels and they collapse when she runs inside. Jayfeather cries out her name and tries to go in after her, but Lionblaze stops him, and Jayfeather pictures the tunnels crushing and burying his sister. They decide to make up that Hollyleaf was killed chasing a squirrel for her Clan. He worries that since Hollyleaf vanished that maybe he and Lionblaze weren't part of the prophecy after all, now that there were only two of them. But when Whitewing's kits first came out of the nursery, he figured out that either Dovekit or Ivykit will be the third one in the prophecy since Whitewing is Cloudtail's daughter, and Cloudtail is Firestar's nephew.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

In the six moon time-skip between Sunrise and this book, Firestar lost a life from being attacked by a fox; Jayfeather tried to save his leader but was unable, and realized how nervous he was as the only medicine cat since Leafpool was now a warrior.
On the way back from a Gathering, Jayfeather expresses his opinion to Lionblaze about Leopardstar's demands about the drought and RiverClan's claims to the lake, adding that Leopardstar had lost two of her lives recently.
Soon, Lionblaze discovers that his apprentice, Dovepaw, is the one from the prophecy, and gets Jayfeather to tell her. After quickly testing her skills, Jayfeather agrees that she is likely the one. Overwhelmed, Dovepaw protests to being special, but Jayfeather tells her that no matter what she thinks, she has to step up and work on her powers so she can fulfill the prophecy and save the Clans.
He is constantly checking the rocks where the snake bit Honeyfern, even being bothered by Purdy at times to help him out.
He is troubled once Lionblaze leaves with the patrol to head up stream, hating the fact that they are separated for once, and it wasn't a true prophecy from StarClan. Leafpool gives him her memory when Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw were preparing to leave the Clans to journey to find Midnight and followed them to give them traveling herbs. Jayfeather is angered as he doesn't want her sympathy. He later sympathizes for Ivypaw when he notices her in a bad mood around camp since Dovepaw left her alone and he can completely understand how she feels.
He checks on Mousefur after Ivypaw accidentally hits her with a pebble. He finds nothing wrong but is forced to stay in the elders den to listen to one of Purdy's stories, but later escapes. He also promises Longtail that he will tell him of any information he finds out about patrol that is out of camp.
He goes to the lake shore to find the stick and see if the ancient cats could offer him some guidance, but like most times, he's unable to understand their voices. While he is there, he over hears Berrynose sending Poppyfrost back to camp to rest, though Squirrelflight reassures him that it's safe for her to take a walk. He also listens in on a ShadowClan patrol until he hears his own Clan arguing with Breezepelt. He goes to stop the fighting only to be taunted by the WindClan tom. Breezepelt tells them that they are on the WindClan side of the border. Breezepelt also reveals that he blames Leafpool for all the trouble he has been receiving from his Clanmates; he says that if Leafpool hadn't left Crowfeather, and hadn't kept this secret, things would be different. Berrynose offers to attack him in responds for Jayfeather, as he almost had done earlier before the medicine cat appeared. Before he can respond, Ashfoot appears and stops the fighting, but tells Jayfeather to keep his warriors on the right side of the border. Icecloud and Berrynose are angered at how Breezepelt had treated their Clanmate, while Brightheart goes on more quietly that it was wrong, but Jayfeather could sense her shock, but doesn't respond. Suddenly, the ancient cats speak to him, calling him by the name he had when he was with them, Jay's Wing. He is constantly bothered by the incident with Breezepelt afterwards, wishing to talk to Lionblaze.
He is once again angered by Leafpool watching him, only this time feeling her gazing at him with a look of pride after noticing Dustpelt's back pain and convincing him to take herbs. Later on he speaks with Cinderheart, as she's worried about Poppyfrost. He responds saying that the kits and Poppyfrost are doing fine, only to learn it's really grief that's troubling the she-cat, causing him to feel the loss of Hollyleaf all over again. He reveals he tries his best to never think of the she-cat everyday, but fails. He decides to check in on Poppyfrost, finding that she's trying to get to the Moonpool in her dream. He's unable to stop her and the dream finally vanishes from him. Jayfeather concludes that he will continue to watch her, knowing no herb can cure sadness.
The next morning, Jayfeather discovers that Poppyfrost isn't anywhere to be found in territory thanks to Daisy and Ferncloud. Jayfeather follows her scent trail out of camp to the Moonpool, but he also scents Breezepelt, as if he were following her. Jayfeather reaches Poppyfrost, and she admits she was trying to get into StarClan somehow to talk to Honeyfern. He tells her how she was nearly in StarClan before, but he brought her back, and that there's no way to visit again without getting hurt or sick. Breezepelt confronts then them, revealing that he has held a hatred against Jayfeather and Lionblaze ever since their true parents were revealed. Jayfeather tells Poppyfrost to run, however Poppyfrost tries to help fight but her belly is too swollen to do anything and retreats to the bushes. Breezepelt gives Jayfeather a long scar down one side. As Jayfeather is about to be killed, Honeyfern comes from StarClan and helps to fight off Breezepelt and the second cat who was with him, which is suspected to be Brokenstar. After the battle, Yellowfang appears and tells Jayfeather that she can't reveal the unknown cat's identity yet, although she knows it. Yellowfang explains to Jayfeather that the forces of the Dark Forest cats are rising, wanting revenge. Yellowfang fears that StarClan will not be able to withstand the darkness of a war that is looming.
Confused and frustrated, he once again returns to Rock's messaging stick. Rock appears to him, and reveals that he knew Jayfeather's true parents all along. Feeling betrayed, Jayfeather breaks the stick in two. When Lionblaze and Dovepaw, his apprentice, return, Jayfeather explains to Lionblaze what happened with Breezepelt. Lionblaze does not inform Tigerstar and Hawkfrost. Soon, Poppyfrost's kits come, and Jayfeather helps her give birth to a son and daughter. After the kits are born, Jayfeather sees Tigerstar, Hawkfrost and a third cat, which he identifies by scent to be the one who fought him with Breezepelt. Jayfeather and Lionblaze begin to suspect that the boundaries between the dead ancestors and the real world are breaking, because the unknown cat and Honeyfern were able to appear physically - and that there will soon be an all out war between the Dark Forest and StarClan. They share what happened to them on their times away from each other and realize that Tigerheart and Breezepelt were being trained in the Dark Forest against StarClan.

Fading Echoes

Jayfeather is mentioned in the prologue by Hawkfrost when Brokenstar mutters harshly about Breezepelt's training, as well as Hawkfrost's. Hawkfrost asks Brokenstar if he should take advice from the cat who failed to kill Jayfeather, in which Brokenstar says that he didn't expect StarClan to fight so hard to save him. Shortly after, Tigerstar tells Breezepelt that Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze should have never been born, though not by name.
Dovepaw awakens Jayfeather after she senses cats on the lakeshore. After she describes them, he recognizes them as Mistyfoot and Mothwing, feeling their grief for Leopardstar. He tells her that she must not tell of their powers as Firestar doesn't even know that they are the three. During this, he is busy sorting through herbs. He can detect Dovepaw's depression and worry after Rippletail's death as he's sure this is what had awakened her from her sleep. When Dovepaw is worried that he is reading her thoughts, he explains he can feel it off of her and to not worry; Rippletail's destiny was to go to fight the beavers and die, as it was the path that StarClan laid out for him. He finally gets rid of the apprentice by telling her to go do patrols as Brambleclaw would be looking for her.
Jayfeather is heard by Dovepaw while she is at the lake with a border patrol. She sees him claw furiously at his flank as he lets out a wail of pain. Jayfeather is confused what could have possibly stabbed him in his side, as he didn't see anything. He thinks it could possibly have to do with his powers and he could feel what Mistyfoot was going through as she received her lives. This comforted him and the pain began to ease away.
He sees a little into Firestar's dream and knows that he had been out at night, hunting with his mate, Sandstorm. He is comfortable with the fact Molekit and Cherrykit don't trip over their words, especially when they constantly tell him to watch what they do. He is glad when Mothwing and Mistystar show up in camp to give their news on Leopardstar's death. By Firestar's orders, he gives the cats strengthening herbs.
When Dovepaw and Ivypaw go to WindClan, he is asked by Firestar to remain with Lionblaze and Dovepaw after Cinderheart and Ivypaw are dismissed. Firestar begins to tell them about the prophecy about the Three, and Jayfeather cuts in and says that they already knew, and had known since they were apprentices. He is frustrated when Firestar says that he knows no more than they do, since he thought that Firestar would know more. Jayfeather feels hopeless about finding out what their destinies are. Firestar assures him by saying that he will give them his full support.
Later, Jayfeather and Lionblaze are discussing which cats may join the Dark Forest, and he decides to spy on Flametail at the next visit to the Moonpool. Yellowfang catches him, and when he explains, they venture into the Dark Forest with Spottedleaf. They run into Brokenstar, and Jayfeather goes into Yellowfang's memories. When he exclaims that Brokenstar is her son, she just replies that, mistakes happen. Later, once Brokenstar leaves, Spottedleaf tells Yellowfang to go back to StarClan, where she's loved, and later they see Tigerstar, Shredtail and Snowtuft. He tries to fight Tigerstar, then finally stops and allows Spottedleaf to do the talking. As they leave, he feels sick when he hears Snowtuft yowling in agony.
When the tree falls on the camp, he tells Rosepetal what herbs he needed her to get from his den, which is blocked by the tree braches, and he begins to treat the cats.When Briarlight is hurt by the falling tree, he goes to ShadowClan to seek help from Littlecloud, after Leafpool suggests it. When Briarlight was in critical state, he hissed at Leafpool, asking whether or not she was going to help. Immediately, she expertly jumps onto the job, and Jayfeather notes that she looks more focused than she has in moons. Later, he admits to Lionblaze that he wishes that she was still a medicine cat, that the Clan needs her more than she knows, and that he won't take on an apprentice until she's died. When he goes to Littlecloud, Squirrelflight is his escort, and they both flare up at each other when she tries to share a story with him about his kithood, and she tells him that his pain is not the hardest to bear. He then decides to follow Littlecloud's advice, and Briarlight appears to recover, though her legs remain nonfunctional. He tries to keep Briarlight positive, but is often pestered by the over-protective Millie.
He and Lionblaze try to tell Dovepaw about the Dark Forest and to make her spy on cats, but Dovepaw doesn't respond well to that information. She runs off, and he wonders why Hollyleaf couldn't have been the third cat.
When he first hears about Ivypaw's dream, he begins to mentally go through the herb store, remembering what herbs he would need.
After the battle with ShadowClan, he is distraught at the mass of injuries, and along with Lionblaze, realizes that the battle never should have happened. The two brothers then wonder whether the Dark Forest had something to do with it.

Night Whispers

Jayfeather thinks that the Dark Forest is rising and he suspects that Ivypaw is being trained by Tigerstar and Hawkfrost. Jayfeather goes to the Place of No Stars to find that his suspicions were right. Ivypaw was being trained by Tigerstar and Hawkfrost. Yellowfang tells Jayfeather that all Clans must stay loyal to their own Clan and not help any others.
Later, when Ivypaw is taken hostage at the ShadowClan camp for crossing the border, the only way ThunderClan can get her back is to exchange her for catmint. Jayfeather is reluctant because the herb is scarce, but agrees to get the catmint for Ivypaw.
Briarlight is also not getting better and still has a cough. Millie blames Jayfeather for her suffering. Briarlight thinks that she shouldn't eat the prey that's caught since she can't hunt for her Clan. Jayfeather tells her that she might be able to fool Millie but not him; she needs to be eating to get stronger and to get better. He later gives her a job as his assistant where she would sort through the moss that was brought in by patrols, pluck out all the thorns, and then pile it by the pool, as well as to stack the herbs and sweep out the dust on the den floor.
Ivypaw finally comes to terms with the evil of the Dark Forest and turns to her sister Dovepaw for help. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Dovepaw and Ivypaw meet and discuss the situation. Jayfeather wants Ivypaw to remain in the Dark Forest and gain their trust so that they can spy on them. Ivypaw accepts, as she doesn't want the Clans to be destroyed. Later, when Flametail falls through the ice, Jayfeather tries to save his life but an ugly, hairless cat, Rock, tells Jayfeather that it was Flametail's time to die, not his. Jayfeather lets go of Flametail, letting him drown.
Jayfeather is seen walking to the medicine cat den with Leafpool at his side.
He also finds a tuft of Hollyleaf's fur in his den, which he assumes was left there from when she was a medicine cat apprentice.

Sign of the Moon

Jayfeather is at the scene of Icecloud's accident. She had fallen into a tunnel and dislocated her shoulder. Realizing that she fell in the same tunnel that Hollyleaf got trapped in, he takes care of Icecloud and puts her dislocated shoulder back into place. After searching the tunnel again with Lionblaze, they find proof that Hollyleaf may still be alive after finding a snag of black fur against the fallen rocks, but do not discover her body. He returns to camp shortly afterwards due to the start of the rain. When he finds out Icecloud had told Briarlight she was to sleep in the warriors' den, he is quite angered.Then Briarlight talks about how he is wet and muddy and he agrees to let her smooth his fur and he falls asleep and wonders if his mother ever did this, but which mother.
Rock visits his dreams once more when he returns, telling him his destiny is in the Tribe and Jayfeather agrees to go. When Firestar says Leafpool and Brightheart will fill in his duty while he's away, Jayfeather bristles with anger at the mention of his mother's name, showing that he is still angry with Leafpool for the lies. However, Firestar snaps at him to leave the past behind, so he grudgingly admits her skills will be useful for the job. Jayfeather journeys to the Tribe along with Dovewing, Foxleap, and Squirrelflight to the mountains. Jayfeather did not seem pleased that Squirrelflight had to come with him, but he doesn't try to argue.
During his visit, he is taken back to the ancient Tribe times. He begins to show more and more affection to Half Moon, at one point falling in love with her, but when he is told by Rock to appoint her the first Stoneteller, he grows pleading with Rock and tells him he wants to stay, grow old with Half Moon, maybe raise kits, live the life of his other Clanmates before he goes back. However, Rock refuses his request, stating that his destiny isn't here with her. Jayfeather becomes furious with this, hissing that he can't make him. After more convincing by Rock and some thinking on his part, he becomes resigned with what he says. He meets up with Half Moon again, and tells her that they can't be together. She is then hurt and angry at this and he attempts to calm her. Soon after, he later does appoint Half Moon as the first Teller of the Pointed Stones, and returns back to his time, sadly saying goodbye to her. He is visited by the Tribe of Endless Hunting, and they tell him to appoint the next Stoneteller who also tell him about a fourth cat in the prophecy. He wakes up and calls a Tribe meeting, where he appoints Crag as the current Stoneteller, sensing Half Moon beside him as he does so. When Jayfeather and his Clanmates leave, he hears Half Moon call, "I will wait for you forever, Jay's Wing!"

The Forgotten Warrior

Jayfeather first appears waking up in the medicine cat's den. Briarlight is with him.
He thinks of her as a problem, and remembers Lionblaze telling him how Briarlight was so frustrated being stuck in the hollow. He remembers the conversation he and Lionblaze had, and how he didn't agree to take her as his apprentice. Briarlight discovers a small tuft of black fur in the herb storage. She asks if Jayfeather could throw it out when he passes the dirtplace, and wonders who would put a bit of fur in the herbs. Jayfeather recognizes it as belonging to Hollyleaf, his sister. Jayfeather then buries the piece of fur deep in the moss of his nest, after Briarlight turns away.
He notes that the air is hotter than usual for late newleaf. Hearing the murmuring of excited cats gathering for the first patrols, he thinks to himself that he cannot share his Clanmate's excitement, because he feels empty and his head is filled with images of the mountains, and especially Half Moon.
Yellowfang comes to him in a dream and informs him that ThunderClan needs a second medicine cat, and that Cinderheart needs to know of her past life as Cinderpelt. She also says that Leafpool is forbidden from using her medicine cat skills to help her Clan, which angers Jayfeather, since she is skilled at what she does.
When Dovewing hears Sorreltail struggling to give birth by the lake, Jayfeather rushes to her side. He sends Dovewing to gather herbs from Briarlight, and he guides her through her birth.
Finally, Jayfeather breaks down and decides to tell Cinderheart that she is a reincarnated Cinderpelt. He comes to the confused she-cat in her dream and shows her memories from Cinderpelt's medicine cat duties in the old forest, the Great Journey, and getting killed by badgers as Cinderheart is born.
Jayfeather attends the Gathering. Then he is wrongly accused by Dawnpelt of murdering Flametail when he fell through the frozen-over lake. When he hears of this, he is first confused, then becomes depressed because all the other Clans think he should step down as medicine cat until he can prove his innocence. The medicine cats, not counting Jayfeather, decide to make Jayfeather step down from his duty. He refuses, and the Gathering almost starts to fight when StarClan sends down a bolt of lightning, followed by heavy rain. Jayfeather gets lost in the confusion until his foster mother, Squirrelflight, lets him lean on her shoulder; her presence comforts him.

The Last Hope

Jayfeather is seen going to the fresh-kill pile to have a mouse by a bramble. He knows that the half-moon is here and wonders if the other medicine cats will go to the Moonpool, and if he should go. Ever since Dawnpelt accused him of Flametail's murder, he has been ordered to do his duties inside camp only. The blind tom tells himself he is innocent, as he was the one who tried to save the drowning medicine cat, and no one else did. In his anger he rips a big chunk of flesh off the mouse. The brambles swish, and Briarlight drags herself in. Jayfeather asks the she-cat if she wants any of the mouse, and she declines, saying she prefers vole. The tom feels her sleek fur brush past her, and knows she is the cleanest cat in ThunderClan. He can sense the crippled cat's excitement as she searches through the fresh-kill pile and finds a vole.
Jayfeather hears a noise, and Briarlight settles down next to Jayfeather and asks him if he is hungry. She tells him it is half-moon and he should keep his strength up so he can travel to the Moonpool. The tabby growls that he has been banned, and she asks whether that has ever stopped him. Brightheart walks in and asks ever stopped what. The blind tabby growls that it is none of their business.
Jayfeather snarls and tells him about Leafpool and Squirrelflight's betrayal, and Firestar says that he doesn't think about it and Jayfeather stares and blinks in surprise. He thinks about how whenever he sees or thinks of Leafpool and Squirrelflight, Jayfeather begins to think about himself and begins to grow more furious. Firestar reaches in to say that he is one of the Three in the prophecy and his birth was supposed to happen. Then he walks closer to him and asks him if his birth even mattered. Jayfeather is stunned and angered with rage as his leader didn't care if his daughter broke two codes. He added that the other Clans would accuse him of murdering Flametail because he is half-Clan, unnatural, and not blessed from StarClan. Firestar objects saying that he is and is one of the most important cats in any of the Clans. Then they start a full out argument on how important Jayfeather is to the prophecy. He rakes the leaves on the top of the earth with his claws spitting to why he can't think about himself for once.
Yellowfang blocks his path while he storms out of an argument with Firestar, ThunderClan's leader. She mocks his words and Jayfeather backs away wanting her to leave him alone, but her rotten smelling muzzle follows him anyway. She hisses behind him that he isn't important and only the survival of the Clans matter. The blind tom is part of the Three and must find the fourth cat before it's too late. He asks the older she-cat how she knows that he isn't the most important one. If he's being denied the role of medicine cat the whole prophecy might go to waste. Yellowfang asks what herbs can do to stop the Dark Forest, and Jayfeather snaps that there is more to being a medicine cat than herbs. The dark gray she-cat asks for an example, and he says sharing with StarClan. The exasperated tom inquires why she is bugging him, and she reminds him that he needs to find the fourth warrior. He argues that they don't even know if it's a warrior. They don't know if it's a Clan cat, or if it even is a cat.
She yells at him to stop making excuses, and assumes that he probably hasn't told the others that there is a fourth cat in the prophecy. His ears twitch as his mind goes back to when he first received the prophecy of the fourth cat. Yellowfang repeats her words, and he replies that he was waiting for the right time. However, the gray she-cat is unconvinced, and states that she thinks he doesn't want to admit that there is a fourth cat, because he believes they can do it by themselves.
He is seen going to RiverClan territory to speak with Mothwing as he believes she could be the fourth cat in the prophecy, yet he doesn't see any signs that it could be her. He is then escorted out of camp with what seems like too many cats for a blind medicine cat in his mind. Soon after Brokenstar, Hawkfrost, and Tigerstar begin to block his path, preventing him from getting back to camp. He swipes at them yet they cut deep into his fur. They disappear eventually and his peers ask if he fell in a thorn bush, which he lies and says yes.
Mothwing calls him to RiverClan to interpret what she believes to be an omen from StarClan, which is a smoldering reed that has not stopped burning even in rain. He believes it is a sign saying that he needs to find Flametail. Mothwing thanks him and he is escorted out of RiverClan territory.
He is later seen in StarClan talking to Spottedleaf in hopes to find Flametail since he found an omen relating to him. She tells him that StarClan has for the first time experienced leaf-bare and she cannot take him since StarClan now has borders. She also tells him that StarClan did not send an omen that she knows of. He convinces her to come with him to ShadowClan territory.
Once they find Flametail, they soon find out that he has bitter feelings towards Jayfeather and ThunderClan. Soon after finding the former medicine cat, Jayfeather begins to sink into mud. He pleads to Flametail for help, but he refuses, still upset about his death. Spottedleaf scolds the younger cat for it, and the two attempt to free Jayfeather. Afterwards, he convinces Flametail to tell the other medicine cats that Jayfeather did not murder him. After doing so, Littlecloud tells him that Flametail fulfilled his destiny even though he had already died.
Lionblaze, Dovewing, and Jayfeather share a dream and the Ancients (including Rock) come. They ask who they are, and Jayfeather explains they are the Ancients. Firestar turns out to be the fourth cat.
Soon, a horrified Ivypool, accompanied by Tigerheart, drags an injured Hollyleaf into camp. Jayfeather is begged to save her but Hollyleaf dies shortly after Jayfeather begins. He says he couldn’t have done anything to save her. When a rustling in the bushes alerts the camp to more cats arriving, Jayfeather sprints to the medicine cat den yowling at Briarlight to get inside, thinking it's more Dark Forest warriors, when actually it's Birchfall, Blossomfall and Mousewhisker warning the Clan of more invaders.
During the battle he sees and reunites with Half Moon, although the meeting is short lived as the ancient cat needs to join the fray to defend the Clans.
After the battle, he is present for Firestar's death. He introduces to the Clan each of the cats that gave Firestar his nine lives, excluding Spottedleaf who had lost her life in the battle. He comforts a distraught Dovewing, telling her that Firestar had died for the sake of what mattered most to him, his Clanmates, and that she'd see him again one day.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

He narrates the prologue. He and Leafpool are walking to the Moonpool. The tabby she-cat is anxious about finding catmint to which Jayfeather retorts that they have plenty of catmint and Leafpool worries too much, resulting in a friendly swat. She says it's better to stock up in case something happens to the elders, and he replies that they are all fine. Mothwing and Willowshine overhear them and offer to help ThunderClan with catmint. Leafpool thanks them, and Jayfeather biting back a sharp retort. He thinks that ThunderClan does not need any help from RiverClan, and urges them to hurry up, as the others are ahead. When they reach the Moonpool, Jayfeather gets down, and touches his nose to the water.
He and the others find themselves in the same dream. They are all surprised and a bit confused, but Jayfeather and Leafpool are overjoyed to see their departed kin, Firestar. The other medicine cats meet with their ancestors: Kestrelflight runs over to Barkface; Willowshine greets Leopardstar, while Littlecloud and Flametail talk. Even though he is pleased to see them, he wants to know why they've been gathered there. As he walks about, he notices other cats, barely visible, that he doesn't recognize. He asks Firestar who those cats are, and the ginger tabby waves his tail for the other cats to come over. The StarClan cats deliver the prophecy, telling them to embrace what's in the shadows. Jayfeather is frustrated and snaps at them to be more clear, sarcasm lacing his voice. Firestar is noted to seem amused and annoyed at the same time, but they have disappeared already. Jayfeather turns and sees a cat with a white-tipped tail and ThunderClan scent. Before Jayfeather can make out who the cat is, however, the cat flees from StarClan's territory.
After their apprentice ceremony, Molewhisker tells Alderpaw and Sparkpaw to ask Jayfeather for some mouse bile. Later in the elders den, Sparkpaw picks up a twig the Jayfeather gave her so she can remove ticks from Purdy's pelt. While removing a tick, Alderpaw sees Leafpool and Jayfeather talking to each other outside the medicine cat's den. Jayfeather's gaze then turns onto Alderpaw, and he worries a bit, wondering if he's messed something up already.
While they go to the Gathering, Alderpaw thinks about the only time he's seen cats from another Clan. RiverClan medicine cats came to their camp when he was still a kit to talk to Jayfeather and Leafpool. At the Gathering, Jayfeather and the other medicine cats step forward to deliver the prophecy StarClan has given them. The Clan cats are understandably confused and wonder what the prophecy could mean. Cloudtail gets up from where he's sitting asks if the prophecy was meant for all of the Clans, or just for Jayfeather only. The blind tabby retorts that Firestar specifically said change was coming to all the Clans, which meant, no, the message was not just for him. This creates more confusion and also anger.
After the Gathering, Bramblestar calls his son over for a talk, then springs on him that he is destined to be a medicine cat. He starts thinking this is a punishment, or because he's not good at hunting. Leafpool interjects and states that she and Jayfeather asked for this, and it's not a punishment.
Alderpaw wakes up early because Jayfeather asked him to. As he enters the medicine cat den, he believes that the snappy, short-tempered medicine cat doesn't want him here, and wishes Leafpool is there instead. When he enters, the blind tabby turns around from what he's doing and snaps that Alderpaw is late. Leafpool points out that the sun isn't even up yet, and he retorts that he's not her apprentice, so he doesn't have to listen to her.
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Thunder and Shadow

Jayfeather snaps Alderpaw out of his thoughts and says he needs to be sorting herbs. Jayfeather tells Leafpool they need more catmint and that if they had had more, Spiderleg might not have died. Jayfeather tells Briarlight they already have enough cats when she offers to help them sort herbs. Jayfeather huffs that Twigkit should be playing outside, not in the medicine den. He frowns when Alderpaw suggests Twigkit could play with Briarlight but Leafpool agrees. Jayfeather grumbles that he only trips over her only three or four times a day, which makes Alderpaw think that sometimes, it seemed Jayfeather enjoyed being grumpy. Alderpaw guiltily wonders if he can read his mind when he snaps at him. Graystripe comes in and says that Bramblestar wants to see all of the medicine cats. Jayfeather asks why Graystripe didn't tell them before that Rowanstar was there and Graystripe replies that he just did. Jayfeather is already at Highledge when Alderpaw comes. Jayfeather growls that ShadowClan wouldn't be left without a medicine cat if Littlecloud had chosen an apprentice earlier. Bramblestar warns Jayfeather that it's no time for a fight. Jayfeather flicks away Alderpaw when he offers to go help ShadowClan and tells Rowanstar they're not using his apprentice. Jayfeather crossly asks if he has to take care of every cat himself when Leafpool tells Alderpaw to come with them.
Jayfeather tells Fernsong that they knew everything when he was talking. Jayfeather tells the tom that Honeykit will be alright. Jayfeather asks Alderpaw a series of questions before asking how they should treat her bellyache. Jayfeather is said to make Alderpaw nervous. Jayfeather sounds satisfied when Alderpaw answers correctly. Jayfeather is impatient. Jayfeather asks what Alderpaw is doing, and when he says he's ripping up leaves for Honeykit, Jayfeather snaps that it's the roots, not the leaves and grabs a root for Honeykit. Jayfeather tells Honeykit it doesn't matter what it tastes like. Jayfeather frowns as Twigkit comes in with food for Briarlight. Jayfeather glares at Alderpaw when he suggests that Twigkit should come by later and help. Alderpaw makes the mistake of snapping at Jayfeather, which makes Jayfeather freeze and hiss that he knows how to behave and that Alderpaw should stop worrying about Twigkit, and also that there was more to being a medicine cat than interpreting messages from StarClan when Alderpaw says he was the one with the prophecy. Jayfeather races out of the den when Mousewhisker yowls for help.
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Shattered Sky

Leafpool calls to Jayfeather while she and Alderheart are treating injuries from the previous fight, and he emerges from the cleft in the rock at the back of the medicine den. He replies to her with in an unenthusiastic voice, adding that as long as Leafpool can cope by herself. When the brown tabby explains why she wants to stay, Jayfeather agrees, and beckons to Alderheart before leaving the den for the Gathering, adding that they'll see what excuse Onestar has for what he did in the battle. Alderheart follows Jayfeather out into the clearing before Bramblestar leads the ThunderClan warriors to the Gathering.
Leafpool asks Alderheart if he can go find Jayfeather, as the blind tom has left to get something to eat, but it's been a while. The ginger tom privately doubts that he or any other cat can make the gray tabby do anything he doesn't want to. As Bramblestar and Rowanstar argue about the rogues, he notices Jayfeather sitting nearby, along with his brother and Cinderheart. Both Jayfeather and Cinderheart are listening intently, while Lionblaze is pretending to groom himself, though Alderheart can tell he is listening as well.
Bramblestar spins around to face his medicine cats, and hisses for them to tell Rowanstar that ThunderClan is too hurt to attack the rogues again. Jayfeather informs the ShadowClan leader that if the warriors attack while their wounds are not yet healed, there will be dead cats. The ginger tom meows to Jayfeather that Leafpool wants him, and that he'll see the gray tom later.
When Alderheart announces that he has seen what might be Twigpaw's kin, Cloudtail points out that there is a lot of uncertainty, and that he might just have had a dream. Jayfeather snaps that medicine cats know the difference between visions and dreams. The white tom mutters that he's a starling, but the words do not carry up to Highledge.
He is helping Briarlight do her exercises when his apprentice bursts in. The medicine cat instructs the brown she-cat to do one more, and then she can rest. After she does, he turns to face Alderheart, asking him what happened and if the rogues were here. The dark ginger tom replies that it's about Twigpaw, because she isn't in her nest, and he wonders if she was in the medicine cat den. Jayfeather shakes his head, saying he hasn't seen her, and maybe he should ask Leafpool. As Alderheart is departing, he tells him that Twigpaw will turn up.
When Purdy is in pain, Alderheart orders Berrynose to go fetch Jayfeather, and the cream tom instantly runs to the medicine cat den. After the elder lies still, the blind tom runs over to Alderheart's side, while Leafpool asks what happened. The dark ginger tom responds that Purdy complained of indigestion earlier, and just now he said his foreleg hurt. Then he collapsed. Anguished, the tom says that Purdy has to be okay; he can't be dead. Jayfeather bends over the brown tabby, sniffing him carefully. Afterwards, he shakes his head and starts to close Purdy's eyes. Alderheart wails that there must be something they can do, suggesting stuffing chamomile into his throat, or maybe push his chest to make his heart pump. However, Jayfeather tells the tom that Purdy is truly gone, and he lived a long, good life. Part of being a medicine cat is knowing when you must let go. The younger tom whispers that he didn't help the elder, and his mentor replies that sometimes you can't.
He inspects the warriors injuries when they attacked by rogues.
After SkyClan appears, there is commotion and questions among the Clan cats. Jayfeather steps forward, asking what the point of chatting is. He says it is obvious what they need to do. Bramblestar meows that it might be obvious to him, and the blind tom responds that if the tabby weren't Clan leader, he'd call the tom a mouse-brain. They need to seek the advice of StarClan. He travels with his fellow medicine cats to the Moonpool, with the other medicine cats follow behind him. StarClan tells them that they must find the one Clan that is missing from their group, and after Alderheart explains the dream to Mothwing, Jayfeather meows reluctantly that they know what they must do.
WindClan agrees to join the fight, and now that all five Clans are reunited, they will fight. At the Moonpool, Firestar and Yellowfang appear to tell them that all five Clans are together, but ShadowClan's land must be restored. Alderheart meows that he understands, and Firestar replies that to do that, the Clans must remember their names. The other medicine cats are as surprised as he is, and as they fade, Jayfeather snarls that they've done it again. He demands why StarClan must be so vague.
As the Clans prepare for battle, Alderheart calls over the medicine cats to explain what StarClan meant when they said to remember their names.

Darkest Night

Jayfeather is first seen outside of the medicine cat den, helping Briarlight with her exercises. Jayfeather says that their visitors are still too weak to leave.

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River of Fire

Jayfeather is first seen talking with Leafpool beside the bramble screen that protects their den.
Jayfeather asks Alderheart why he is chewing up chervil root, and Alderheart replies that they don't have watermint. Jayfeather says that he expects Alderheart to go and find some. Jayfeather later snaps at Bumblestripe and Lionblaze who are soaked from the rain, and tells them not to shake their pelts and get him wet.
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The Raging Storm

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In the Field Guides

Cats of the Clans

The narrator of this guide, Rock, says that Firestar has waited a long time for the birth of Jaypaw and his siblings, although he waited in dread. Jaypaw, Lionpaw, and Hollypaw are destined to carry the power of the stars in their paws.
Jaypaw is the blind medicine cat apprentice who can see in his dreams and walk in other cat's dreams also. He is destined to be a medicine cat, although he started out training to be a warrior, with his knowledge for herbs and his unique gift for being able to walk in cats' dreams. Rock adds that dreams are private, however, and would hate to be disturbed while he was sleeping.

Battles of the Clans

Jayfeather does not make an appearance, but he is noted as being ThunderClan's full-time medicine cat in the ThunderClan facts. Heathertail also mentions that Jayfeather is among the cats in the Clans that knew about the underground tunnels; the other three cats being Breezepelt, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf.

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Sandstorm's page that when the truth came out about Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather, Sandstorm stood by her kits.
It is mentioned on Leafpool’s page that Leafpool fell in love with Crowfeather and bore his kits. Since she was a medicine cat and cannot have kits, she gave up her kits to Squirrelflight, who convinced even her mate that they are hers. When her secret was discovered by Hollyleaf who blurted it out at a Gathering, Leafpool was forced to give up her role as a medicine cat and to add to her agony, her kits hated her to lying, especially Jayfeather who become the only medicine cat of ThunderClan. Leafpool never judged and was always proud. Jayfeather soon realized that Leafpool’s skills are too precious to lose and invited her back to the medicine den.
He is mentioned twice on Squirrelflight’s page. Squirrelflight was incapable of doing anything but what she believed was right, even taking Leafpool’s kits and making her Clanmates believe they were her own. Squirrelflight watched Brambleclaw raise the kits and when the truth came out of their real mother, Brambleclaw couldn’t forgive Squirrelflight for lying to him.
He appears on Brambleclaw’s page. Brambleclaw’s greatest challenge was becoming father to Jayfeather and his siblings. He relished the challenge as he watched the kits grow into strong, loyal ThunderClan cats, and his heart broke when he learned he was not the real father. It is mentioned on Ashfur's page that Ashfur's bitterness to Squirrelflight led to Ashfur threatening to kill Squirrelflight's kits, which made her reveal who their true mother is.
He appears on Hollyleaf’s page. Jayfeather had sight in his dreams and the ability to walk in StarClan whenever he likes. Hollyleaf was broken when they found out Squirrelflight is not their mother and when Hollyleaf and her brothers discovered who their real mother and father was, Hollyleaf was overwhelmed by the size of the secret.
Jayfeather has his own page in The Ultimate Guide. It first says that he shared his littermates curiosity, and it led to an adventure with fox cubs that almost took them all to StarClan prematurely. It also says that he was very frustrated when Firestar apprenticed him to Brightheart. He realized it was his destiny to become a medicine cat after a disastrous first battle and a dream visit from Spottedleaf. His connection with StarClan and memory for herbs made him unusually gifted from the start. He still thought it was a second-best future, limited to the territory. He found freedom by walking in other cat's dreams and that in how he learned about the prophecy Firestar had received. It gave him confidence to challenge his warrior ancestors and interfere with the destiny of the Tribe of Rushing Water. He learned from their ancestors, the Tribe of Endless Hunting, that something dark and terrible loomed for all the Clans and chances of survival depended on him and his littermates. After receiving the medicine cat name, Jayfeather, his destiny became entangled with that of the mountain cats. He walked with them as a long ago Sharpclaw named Jay's Wing. He fell in love with Half Moon and helped guide the mountain cats to their new home by the lake. Knowing he had to return to his own time, he made Half Moon first ever Teller of the Pointed Stones for the mountain cats. As he left he heard Half Moon calling to him, saying "I will wait for you forever, Jay's Wing!"
It is mentioned on Cinderheart’s page that Cinderheart tried to ignore dreams of walking in a forest she didn’t recognize but knew and knew faces and herbs until Jayfeather walked with her in their dreams and gently showed they were memories. It is also mentioned on Dovewing’s page that Jayfeather instantly recognized the potential of Dovewing’s powers and told her to pretend what she saw of the beavers were a dream, which is something Firestar would understand.
He appears on Ivypool’s page. Unknown to Ivypool, Jayfeather followed her into her dreams and discovered her involvement in the Dark Forest. He and Lionblaze saw the potential of recruiting Ivypool as a spy and she agreed. He also appears on Briarlight’s page. Briarlight had a healthy curiosity about Jayfeather’s skills as a medicine cat. When Briarlight broke her spine and believed her future was bleak, even refusing fresh-kill, only Jayfeather’s stern words reminded her that a Clan cares for all cats, so Briarlight helped Jayfeather by sorting and storing herbs among other things.
Jayfeather appears in “Bramblestar’s Nine Lives: The Return of The Heroes”.
Jayfeather tells Brambleclaw that he’ll get used to the coldness of the Moonpool or his nose will go numb. Jayfeather tells Brambleclaw for him to stop wriggling and close his eyes and wait for StarClan to come. When they both fall asleep, Brambleclaw is surprised to see that Jayfeather can see in his dreams.
Brambleclaw notes that Jayfeather seems to calm, as if being among the spirits was at natural as being among living Clanmates. Brambleclaw feels a flash of pride, and notes he raised him as his own son, and Jayfeather has done well. Later, when he is receiving a life from Goldenflower, he thinks of Jayfeather and his siblings, and notes he would still still give his life in a moment to protect them.
He is mentioned twice on Runningnose’s and Littlecloud’s page. Littlecloud watched out for Jayfeather on his first independent journeys to the Moonpool. Littlecloud also did not blame Jayfeather for failing to save Flametail. It is also mentioned on Blackstar’s page that Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jaypaw schemed with Tigerpaw and Dawnpaw to create a false message from StarClan. They dug up saplings to fall onto Blackstar and trap him while Jaypaw pretended to be a StarClan cat with a dire warning. He was soon joined by Runningnose and Raggedstar.
He appears on Flametail’s page. Flamepaw and his siblings were intrigued to see Jaypaw and his siblings. When Jaypaw came up with the idea to make a fake sign from StarClan, Flamepaw and his siblings were keen to help. When Flametail falls the sheet of ice covering the lake, Jayfeather tries to save him but is nudged away by Rock.
He is mentioned twice on Crowfeather’s page. Crowfeather was horrified to learn that Jayfeather and his siblings are his kits, and refused to acknowledge them as his own. Later, alone with Leafpool, Crowfeather admitted he regretted nothing, the closest he will ever go to accepting his ThunderClan kits as his own. He is mentioned on Nightcloud’s and Breezepelt’s page. When Breezepelt learned that Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf are Crowfeather’s kits, his horror is not hard to imagine.
It is mentioned on Heathertail's page that Heatherpaw first met Lionpaw when she and her mentor Crowfeather took Jaypaw back to ThunderClan after a mishap at the edge of the lake. When three WindClan kits went missing, Lionpaw and Heatherpaw guessed they went into the tunnels and went to search with Jaypaw and Hollypaw. Torrential rain flooded underground, washing the cats out into the lake and narrowly escaping with their lives.
It is mentioned on Stoneteller’s page that he watched gratefully as Jayfeather named Crag as the next Stoneteller. This is also reflected on Crag’s page, and that Jayfeather knew he needed to choose a cat with experience and with great courage and faith in his tribe and was selfless enough to put his tribe first and will work hard for the rest of their life. Crag was that cat.
Jayfeather appears on Half Moon’s page. She loved Jayfeather, who she knew as Jay’s Wing, and was heart-broken when he didn’t come to the mountains with the rest of the Ancient cats. Unknown to her, Jayfeather was forced to return to his own time through the tunnels by Rock. Half Moon was delighted when Jayfeather returned, but was devastated when he told her destiny is to become a Stoneteller when Half Moon just wants to be his mate and raise his kits. Jayfeather wanted that too, but he knew that fate did not guide their paw steps side by side. Half Moon finally accepted what Jayfeather told her and became Stoneteller. Throughout her life, she remembered Jayfeather’s advice and when he left the mountains for the last time, he heard Half Moon calling to him, telling that she will wait forever.
He appears on Sol’s page. Sol went to ThunderClan and told Jaypaw and Leafpool that a terrible darkness is coming, this concided with Jaypaw’s own vision of darkness coming to the Dark Forest. Jaypaw’s fake sign from StarClan restored Blackstar’s faith after it was wavered by Sol, and it led to Sol’s banishment.
He is mentioned on Rock's page. Rock blamed the existence of the three, if Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing did not come, the prophecy that involved the Dark Forest rising would not have been fulfilled. He is lastly mentioned on Midnight’s page. When Sol had come to the lake and did his best to cause trouble, Jayfeather met Midnight and asked why she told the loner about the Clans.

In the Short stories and plays

After Sunset: The Right Choice?

Leafpool briefly worries about what will happen once Jayfeather and his siblings are born, but she quickly pushes the thought away.

Brightspirit's Mercy

Brightspirit, Braveheart, and Shiningheart appear to Jaypaw to tell him to share some of ThunderClan's plentiful prey with the other Clans, who are starving during leaf-bare. Although his brother Lionblaze is skeptical of the idea of helping the Clans, Brightspirit tells Jaypaw to listen to his heart and show mercy to others. He convinces his siblings to help him and they save the other Clans. Later, although Jaypaw doesn't hear, Braveheart says that the apprentice has a difficult path ahead of him, to which Brightspirit replies that she will stay with him every step of the way.

Ultimate Leader Election: Firestar

He is the one to suggest casting the stones to pick who the leader of the four united Clans will be; this is something he got from his experience as Jay's Wing in Long Shadows. Through the vote involving every cat in all the Clans, Firestar is chosen as the leader of all the Clans for that time.
He also measures the length of the lines on each side of the stick, with the other medicine cats.

In the Novellas

Leafpool's Wish

Once Leafpool learns that she is expecting Crowfeather's kits, she worries about what will happen to them. She remains determined to uphold her position as a medicine cat, despite the fact she is breaking the medicine cats' code by having these kits. A few days before she is set to give birth, she travels away from the Clan with Squirrelflight.
When Leafpool delivers, Jayfeather is born last, and described as a pale gray tabby even smaller than his littermates. He is named a little while after his littermates, Hollykit and Lionkit. He also opens his eyes a bit after them, and when he does open his eyes, Leafpool is stunned by a flash of blue, and gasps that his eyes are like a jay's wing. This leads Squirrelflight to suggest the name Jaykit, and his mother agrees, noting to herself that he will one day be named Jayfeather after his father.
Leafpool knows that there is a special place in her heart for him, and notices that he seems strangely vulnerable compared to his littermates. Half a moon later, the kits are playing around when Jaykit accidentally falls into a hole. He is rescued by Leafpool, and she finally begins to suspect that something might be different about him. She asks him to fetch a big leaf for her, the biggest one there. He uses his whiskers to examine the leaves, and eventually brings one back to her that is not the biggest leaf. This confirms Leafpool's theory that Jaykit is blind. Leafpool is upset at her son's vulnerability, quietly swearing to herself she will always walk beside him. She tells Squirrelflight her new discovery about the smallest kit. When Squirrelflight is troubled and suggests that Jaykit will not be able to become a warrior, Leafpool hisses that he will have the same life as his littermates, blind or not.
When the sisters and kits head back to ThunderClan, Jaykit is full of questions for Leafpool. He asks her why she isn't walking with them anymore, and why Squirrelflight, who they will now believe to be their mother, didn't stay in the Clan to have the kits. He also asks Leafpool why he can't see like Hollykit and Lionkit can. Leafpool sadly answers to his last question that she will not ever be able to make him see, but he just says okay and scampers back to his littermates. When the kits enter the ThunderClan camp for the first time, Lionkit and Hollykit support Jaykit on either side to guide him through the thorns.

Hollyleaf's Story

He is with his littermates, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze, in the ThunderClan camp when the fire spreads through the hollow. Along with his littermates, he witnesses Ashfur's angry threats toward them, and Squirrelflight reveals a secret; that Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather are not her kits.
When Hollyleaf runs into the tunnels, she remembers that her littermates know that she killed Ashfur, and believes that it's best for her littermates to believe that she died in the rockfall.
Several moons later, Hollyleaf snuck into ThunderClan territory to see how her Clanmates were doing and, while hidden, spotted Jayfeather waking up and calling to Briarlight. He offers to get her prey so she won't have to drag herself over more than she had to, but she declines.

Mistystar's Omen

While Mothwing and newly-named Mistystar are visiting the ThunderClan camp, they recount the recent deaths of three RiverClan elders due to starvation. Both Firestar and Jayfeather are listening and are sympathetic. Jayfeather offers Mothwing some of his herbs to replenish the rapidly dwindling RiverClan supply, specifically giving her a generous amount of watermint.
Afterward, when Mistystar and Mothwing begin traveling again and have reached the edge of the woods, Mistystar asks Mothwing if Jayfeather knows about her disbelief of StarClan. Mothwing nods, and Mistystar continues, asking what he thinks about it. Mothwing says that Jayfeather accepts her because he knows she is a good medicine cat and will do anything to help her Clan.

Dovewing's Silence

When Brambleclaw leaves the camp to receive his nine lives from StarClan, Jayfeather follows him out. After the burial, he returns with the newly-named Bramblestar.
Dovewing enters the medicine den after she is prompted to by her mother when she admits that her ears are buzzing. Jayfeather appears to be very stressed, and snaps that Leafpool is asleep, and that he is in the middle of changing Foxleap's dressings. Dovewing asks how the injured warrior is, and he tells her that Foxleap is not good. Dovewing says that her problem can wait, and that she will return tomorrow if she needs to. Jayfeather disappears back into the den, and Dovewing finds herself concerned about him, noticing that he almost seems frightened.
When Bramblestar goes to meet with the other Clan representatives about the fate of the cats who had trained in the Dark Forest, Jayfeather goes along, as well as Dovewing and Lionblaze.
Dovewing is concerned that she and the other two cats in the Power of Three have lost their powers. She tries unsuccessfully a number of times to speak with Jayfeather about this. She finally manages to get into the medicine den again, after a brisk conversation with Lionblaze, and finds him treating Foxleap's nasty wound. The medicine cat is on edge and anxious, and wonders in frustration why StarClan keeps punishing ThunderClan. He insists that Foxleap must not die. When Dovewing brings up the subject of their powers, Jayfeather freezes but then dismisses it, saying that he cannot help her if she is not in pain. Soon she stumbles from the den, and now knows that something is definitely wrong with Jayfeather.
A short while later, Dovewing heads back toward his den only to hear him yowling grief, demanding to know why StarClan won't let him save the injured warriors. It is clear Foxleap has died, and when Leafpool pushes past Dovewing into the den and wails sadly, this fact is confirmed to Dovewing. Jayfeather growls that StarClan wanted Foxleap more than they did, and Leafpool murmurs comforting words to him.
Cats start to fall ill, and when Dovewing sees Jayfeather leaping down the rocks leading to the Highledge, she is worried that Bramblestar is now sick. Jayfeather tells her that he is fine, and that it is Hazeltail who might have greencough. Later on, he is seen asking a patrol if they found any catmint, but they have only found fennel. Jayfeather nods and adds that hawkweed could be helpful too for the sick cats.
Lionblaze and Dovewing meet up with Jayfeather, and they discuss how they can no longer use their powers. Jayfeather takes them to the Moonpool, where they hope that StarClan will be able to provide an answer for them. In their dreams, they meet Midnight and Rock, who tell them that they have lost their powers because their gifts are no longer needed. Midnight tells Jayfeather that he is a wise medicine cat and doesn't need in see cats' thoughts in order to treat them effectively. When they wake up, Jayfeather impatiently tells the others to get up so that they can return to camp, because he has sick cats to tend to.

Personality and traits

Jayfeather is known to be wise, calm, cold, and sharp. [21] He is defensive about his blindness, and he will go the extra mile to show his Clanmates that he is just as competent as them. Jayfeather's prickly exterior and barbed tongue make it difficult for other cats to become close to him, but every cat knows that he cares deeply for others and will do everything in his power to heal and protect his Clan.


Interesting facts

  • Jayfeather had the power to appear in other cats' dreams and read their emotions, thoughts, and memories,[22] but his power was revoked after his role in the prophecy had been fulfilled.[23]
  • He has WindClan blood through Crowfeather,[24] kittypet blood through Firestar,[25] and SkyClan blood through Redtail.[26]
  • Jayfeather is a distant descendant of Windstar via Ashfoot. [27]
  • He was born blind due to genetic reasons.[28][17][29]
  • Jayfeather was named after his eyes, as the color of them are like a jay's wing.[30]
  • Leafpool named Jayfeather after his father, Crowfeather.[31][30]
  • He has not forgiven Crowfeather and hates Breezepelt for attempting to kill Lionblaze, even after Lionblaze forgives them both. [32]
  • Tigerstar still holds resentment towards Jayfeather for letting Flametail drown.[33]
  • It was heavily implied in The Confidential Notes #2: Unhappily Ever After? Ending the Doomed Romances that Jayfeather and Half Moon would walk together in StarClan.[34]

Author statements

  • Jayfeather is the second cat to be referred by the prefix of his name only.[35] Vicky has said that this is a nickname, and it shows Lionblaze's affection for his brother.[36]
  • Jayfeather is the reincarnation of Jay's Wing.[37]
    • Vicky has confirmed that when Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Dovewing die they will be their own selves, not the cats that they were reincarnated from.[38]
  • Kate doesn't think that Jayfeather will be blind in StarClan.[39]
  • Kate stated that she loved the shipping of "Jay and Stick", and that she "adored her fans' sense of humor."[40]


  • He has been mistakenly called black.[41]
  • He is once mistakenly called Jaypaw before Firestar assigns him his apprentice name.[2]
  • Jayfeather describes Dustpelt as a dark tabby despite not being able to see him.[42]
  • He mentions that "every time he saw Leafpool, Squirrelflight, or Brambleclaw, he felt the prick of betrayal", despite being blind and not being able to see any of them, and Brambleclaw not knowing any of the lies about Jayfeather's birth prior to Hollyleaf revealing the secret.[43]
  • Stone Song refers to Jay's Wing as Jayfeather despite not knowing Jayfeather's Clan name.[44]
  • Jayfeather's eyes are shown without pupils in The Ultimate Guide.[45]
  • Whilst her kits are being born Jayfeather assures Whitewing that her daughters will be wonderful despite not knowing if they will be she-cats. [46]

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Leafpool:[47] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Crowfeather:[47] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Foster mother:

Squirrelflight:[1] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Foster father:

Bramblestar:[1] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Lionblaze:[47] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Hollyleaf:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Breezepelt:[48] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Two unnamed kits:[49] Deceased, residence unknown
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Hollytuft:[50] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sorrelstripe:[50] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Spotpaw:[51] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Flypaw:[51] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Fernsong:[50] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Snappaw:[51] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Flipkit:[52] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Thriftkit:[52] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Bristlekit:[52] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Smokehaze:[53] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Brindlewing:[54] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Firestar:[55] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Deadfoot:[56] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sandstorm:[55] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfoot:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great grandfathers:

Redtail:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jake:[59] Deceased, residence unknown
Hickorynose:[60] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Stagleap:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great grandmothers:

Brindleface:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nutmeg:[62] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Meadowslip:[60] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Wrenflight:[61] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Crystal:[63] Status unknown

Great-great grandmothers:

Swiftbreeze:[64] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[65] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Palebird:[66] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistmouse:[67] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)

Great-great grandfathers:

Adderfang:[68] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fuzzypelt:[69] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Woollytail:[66] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hareflight:[67] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Flashnose:[70] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Squirrelflight:[55] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Eaglekit:[71] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Two unnamed kits:[72] Status unknown


Princess:[73] Living (As of Dawn)
Morningflower:[61] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)
Sorrelpaw:[60] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Pigeonpaw:[60] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Onestar:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-great aunts:

Ferncloud:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ruby:[59] Status unknown

Half-great uncles:

Ashfur:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Two unnamed kits:[75] Deceased, residence unknown
Scourge:[59] Deceased, no residence
Socks:[59] Status unknown

Great great ucles:

Patchpelt:[76] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bristlekit:[77] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Flykit:[77] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)

Great-great uncles/aunts:

Ferris:[63] Status unknown
Whiskers:[63] Status unknown

Great great aunts:

Willowpelt:[64] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[64] Deceased, no residence
Leopardfoot:[76] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Frostfur:[65] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rabbitkit:[77] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Doespring:[67] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ryestalk:[67] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)

Great great aunts/uncles:

Unidentified kits:[65] Status unknown


Tallstar:[78] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Finchkit:[79] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[70] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Gorsepaw:[80] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed kits:[81] Deceased, residence unknown
Darktail:[82] Deceased, residence unknown
Unnamed kits:[83] Deceased, residence unknown
Tornear:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mudclaw:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cloudtail:[84] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Four unnamed kits:[85] Status unknown
Nightkit:[86] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[86] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[86] Deceased, no residence
Bramblestar:[87] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Tawnypelt:[87] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Hawkfrost:[88] Deceased, no residence
Mothwing:[88] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Tadpole:[89] Deceased, residence unknown
Darkstripe:[90] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Sorreltail:[91] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[91] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[91] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Graystripe:[58] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Cinderpelt:[92] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brackenfur:[92] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Thornclaw:[93] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Brightheart:[93] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Cinderheart:[94] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfern:[94] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[94] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Molepaw:[94] Status unknown
Lilyheart:[95] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Seedpaw:[95] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitewing:[55] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Ambermoon:[96] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dewnose:[96] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Snowbush:[96] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Flametail:[97] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[97] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dawnpelt:[97] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stormfur:[98] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Feathertail:[98] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[99] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[99] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Briarlight:[100] Deceased, residence unknown
Blossomfall:[100] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Bumblestripe:[100] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Plumpaw:[101] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Eaglepaw:[101] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Stempaw:[101] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Shellpaw:[101] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dovewing:[102] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Ivypool:[102] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Molewhisker:[103] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Cherryfall:[103] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Leafshade:[104] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfur:[104] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Larksong:[104] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Alderheart:[105] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sparkpelt:[105] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dandelionkit:[105] Deceased, residence unknown
Juniperkit:[105] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[106] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sleekwhisker:[106] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperclaw:[106] Deceased, residence unknown
Goosefeather:[107] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[107] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[76] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[76] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[108] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Mosskit:[108] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[108] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[109] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[110] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Perchkit:[111] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[111] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[111] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lightkit:[112] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Pouncekit:[112] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Shadowkit:[112] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Distant relatives:

Windstar:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorsestar:[48] Deceased, residence unknown
Mothflight:[113] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Emberkit:[114] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morning Whisker[115] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle[115] Living (As of Thunderstar's Echo)
Cloudstar:[116] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[116] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[116] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[116] Deceased, verified StarClan member



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Jaypaw: "I might not be able to see what you see, but I can tell a lot from what I can hear and smell and feel. I know ShadowClan is over there, not just because the stench of them is enough to scare a rabbit, but because the tang of the pines tells me there can't be much undergrowth, so the cats who hunt there must be cunning and good at stalking. And over there I can smell the moorland. The wind comes in a great unbroken sweep, undisturbed by trees. The WindClan cats who live there must be fast and small to hunt in such open country. I know RiverClan live across the lake, though I can't smell their scent. It's hidden by the scents from the lake, which are stronger today because of the wind. But I know RiverClan will feel the coming rain first because the wind is driving the waves this way- I can hear them slapping against the shore."
Brightheart: "You can tell all that without seeing it?"
Jaypaw: "Yes, of course."
—Jaypaw and Brightheart The Sight, pages 100-101

Spottedleaf: "Jaypaw, you have power enough to shape the destiny of your entire Clan."
Jaypaw: "But I want to be a warrior!"
Spottedleaf: "Accept your destiny!"
Jaypaw: "It's not fair!"
Spottedleaf: "I know... Your gift is not a burden... But you must be brave, because it has more power than the sharpest claw...."
—Spottedleaf and Jaypaw The Sight, pages 232-233

"Rely on your instincts, Jaypaw. They are sharper than any cat's."
—Leafpool when Jaypaw will be responsible for the sick cats The Sight, page 315

"One day we will be so powerful we shall command even StarClan!"
—Jaypaw's thoughts about the Three The Sight, page 363

Birchfall: "You're not very sympathetic for a medicine cat."
Jaypaw: "I'm here to heal you. If you want sympathy, go to the nursery."
—Birchfall and Jaypaw after he pulls out a thorn from Birchfall's paw Dark River, page 99

Cinderpaw: "Wow! Impressive. What's it like?"
Jaypaw: "What's what like?"
Cinderpaw: "Being blind."
Jaypaw: "What does it feel like being able to see?"
Cinderpaw: "I don't know, I guess it feels normal."
Jaypaw: "Well, being blind feels normal to me."
Cinderpaw: "But isn't it hard not being able to tell where everything is?"
Jaypaw: "But I can tell. Everything smells or makes a sound, and sometimes I get a- a sense of things."
Cinderpaw: "So you never get frustrated?"
Jaypaw: "Only when I get treated like I'm different. I don't feel any different, so it's really annoying when anyone makes a fuss about my blindness. It's like they feel sorry for me when there's nothing to feel sorry about."
—Jaypaw and Cinderpaw Dark River, pages 149-150

Jaypaw: "Now do you believe that I don't need eyes to see?"
Leafpool: "Oh, Jaypaw. I have always believed in you."
—Jaypaw and Leafpool Dark River, page 153

"The time for lies and secrets is over. The truth must come out. StarClan was wrong not to tell you who you were a long time ago."
—Yellowfang to Jayfeather Sunrise, page 286

Rock: "So much is the same...You can't stay here. You know that, don't you?"
Jayfeather: "Why not?"
Rock: "You are too powerful to be lost in the past."
Jayfeather: "I can be powerful here! I could raise kits, teach them everything I know, and then go back to the Clans. I...I don't want to leave."
—Rock and Jayfeather Sign of the Moon, page 242

Jayfeather: "From this moment on, you will be known as the Teller of the Pointed Stones. Others will come after you, moon upon moon upon moon. Choose them well, train them well, and trust the future of your Tribe to them."
Half Moon: "Tribe?"
Jayfeather: "Yes. You are a Tribe now, united in loyalty to everything you represent. It won't be easy, but the other cats will understand what needs to be done to keep you safe here forever."
Half Moon: "I'll miss you."
Jayfeather: "And I you. I won't ever forget you, I promise."
—Jayfeather talking to Half Moon Sign of the Moon, page 268

"There are no herbs that can take away memories. You just have to learn to live with them."
—Jayfeather to Bumblestripe The Forgotten Warrior, page 9

"This will not be the end of the Clans. As long as I have breath in my body, the Clans will be safe."
—Jayfeather vowing to protect the Clans The Forgotten Warrior, page 204

Lionblaze: "Is Jayfeather back?"
Bumblestripe: "He got back just after you left."
Lionblaze: "Was he okay?"
Bumblestripe: "He snapped at Hazeltail for getting in the way, hissed at Cherrypaw for trampling on Ferncloud's moss and ordered Foxleap and Toadstep to fetch comfrey. So I guess he's fine."
—Lionblaze and Bumblestripe about Jayfeather The Last Hope, pages 40-41

"You'll never win! You can kill me! But that won't stop me! I´ll find you beyond my death, and I'll stop you!"
—Jayfeather to Tigerstar The Last Hope, page 79

Jayfeather: "Leafpool?"
Leafpool: "Are you okay? Firestar was flustered when he came back to camp. I was worried about you. I know how it feels, to lose your place as a medicine cat."
Jayfeather: "Firestar says I can keep treating my Clanmates."
Leafpool: "Brightheart could treat the Clan, but that doesn't make her a medicine cat. You need to be able to visit StarClan and share with other the medicine cats and our ancestors."
Jayfeather: "I don't care."
Leafpool: "Go to the Moonpool. Share your dreams with StarClan. Find Flametail and make him tell the truth to his Clanmates."
Jayfeather: "How can I go? I'm not allowed to be a medicine cat outside ThunderClan!"
Leafpool: "No one can stop you from visiting the Moonpool, do you think any cat would risk displeasing StarClan by standing in your way? Go to them and make Flametail tell the truth!"
—Leafpool to Jayfeather The Last Hope, page 22

"Breezepelt tried to kill my brother. He said he was glad that Hollyleaf was dead, and that none of us should ever have been born. Lionblaze might have forgiven Breezepelt, but Lionblaze is a nicer cat than I am. Or a more stupid one. I can't forgive Breezepelt. I can't forgive you."
—Jayfeather to Crowfeather Crowfeather's Trial, page chapter 32

"I still don't forgive you. Everything I said is still true. But I'm a medicine cat, and I can't just let a cat die when I could save him. Not even Breezepelt. So here is the burdock root."
—Jayfeather to Crowfeather Crowfeather's Trial, page chapter 32

"What does that mean? If you try really hard, do you think you could be a bit more obscure?"
—Jayfeather's annoyance with StarClan's vague prophecy The Apprentice's Quest, page prologue

"Talking back to an old badger like me is not the same as standing up for what you believe to cats from other Clans. I was proud of you."
—Jayfeather to Alderpaw Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 21

Jayfeather: "Don't, Alderheart. Purdy's gone. He was very old and lived a long life, and now that life is done. Part of being a medicine cat is knowing when to let go."
Alderheart: "I didn't help him."
Jayfeather: "Sometimes you can't."
—Jayfeather and Alderheart after Purdy dies Shattered Sky, page chapter 7

"He has to be the worst patient ever, since the Clans came to the lake."
—Alderheart's thoughts after Jayfeather gets the sickness River of Fire, page 145

"To Alderheart's surprise, Fuzzball crept up and sat quietly beside him. He was even more astonished to see Jayfeather reach out with his tail and touch the little ginger tom lightly on his shoulder."
—Alderheart seeing Fuzzball comfort Jayfeather and not being turned away River of Fire, page 213

Jayfeather: "We need you in ThunderClan, Alderheart. You're a good medicine cat. You work hard to keep your Clan healthy, and you have a real connection to StarClan. And you're young: you’ll take care of the next generation of ThunderClan cats, just as you looked after Twigpaw. If ThunderClan had to lose you, it would be like a wound that wouldn't heal."
Alderheart: "It's true, I like Velvet. And I do feel a pull toward her. But you don't have to worry, Jayfeather. I would never leave ThunderClan. I don't doubt any longer that my place is here. It's just...well, it's nice to have a cat to talk to who doesn't need my help. I'll miss that."
Jayfeather: "Really? You weren't thinking you might go with Velvet to the Twolegplace?"
Alderheart: "No. I was thinking about how to say good-bye."
Jayfeather: "Thanks, Alderheart. That's good to hear."
Alderheart (in thought): "I know where I belong. It's with you, you grouchy, difficult, dedicated furball. And with ThunderClan."
—Jayfeather and Alderheart before Velvet leaves River of Fire, pages 238-239


Jaykit's apprentice ceremony
Jaykit: What about me? I want to be an apprentice like Lionpaw and Hollypaw.
Firestar: Of course you do, and your mentor will be Brightheart. From this day until you receive your warrior name, you will be Jaypaw.
Everyone: Jaypaw! Jaypaw! Jaypaw!
Reference: The Sight, pages 89–91

Jaypaw's medicine cat apprentice ceremony
Leafpool: StarClan! I bring you Jaypaw, my apprentice, and pray you accept him as you once accepted me.
Reference: The Sight, pages 267

Jayfeather's medicine cat ceremony
Leafpool: I, Leafpool, medicine cat of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He has trained hard to understand the ways of a medicine cat, and with your help he will serve his Clan for many moons. Jaypaw, do you promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry, between Clan and Clan, and to protect all cats equally, even at the cost of your life?
Jaypaw: I do.
Leafpool: Then by the powers of StarClan I give your true name as a medicine cat. Jaypaw, from this moment you shall be known as Jayfeather. StarClan honors your skill and your thirst for knowledge. You have saved the lives of many cats.
Everyone: Jayfeather! Jayfeather!
Reference: Long Shadows, pages 252–254

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 91
  3. Revealed in The Sight, page 267
  4. Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 253
  6. Revealed in The Sight, page 89
  7. Revealed in The Sight, pages 244-245
  8. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 60
  9. Revealed in Sunrise, page 306
  10. Revealed in Dark River, page 15
  11. Revealed in The Sight, page 216
  12. Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 9
  13. Revealed in The Sight, page 37
  14. Revealed in The Sight, page 4
  15. Revealed in The Sight, page 36
  16. Revealed in The Sight, page 45
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 10
  18. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 17
  19. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 281
  20. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 292
  21. Revealed on Warriors Website
  22. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 9
  23. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 1
  24. Revealed in Sunrise, page 293
  25. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 37
  26. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  27. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37
  28. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 3
  29. Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 11
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, page Chapter 10
  31. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  32. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, pages 403-404
  33. Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 7
  34. Confidential Notes #2
  35. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 140
  36. Revealed on Vicky's facebook
  37. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, pages 291-292
  38. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  39. Revealed on Kate's blog
  40. Revealed in Kate's Blog
  41. Revealed in Outcast, page 215
  42. Revealed in The Sight, page 7
  43. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 17
  44. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 258
  45. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 39
  46. Revealed in Sunrise, page 231
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  49. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 31
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  53. Kate's Blog
  54. Kate's Blog
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  56. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 16
  57. Revealed in Starlight, page 131
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 208
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  62. Revealed in the Warriors App
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  66. 66.0 66.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 253
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  68. Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  69. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  70. 70.0 70.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  71. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 32
  72. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  73. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  74. 74.0 74.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
  75. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 76.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  77. 77.0 77.1 77.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 274
  78. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 6
  79. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 21
  80. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 208
  81. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 64
  82. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 259
  83. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 258
  84. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  85. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 191
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  87. 87.0 87.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  88. 88.0 88.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  89. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  90. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  91. 91.0 91.1 91.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  92. 92.0 92.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  93. 93.0 93.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  94. 94.0 94.1 94.2 94.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  95. 95.0 95.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  96. 96.0 96.1 96.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  97. 97.0 97.1 97.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  98. 98.0 98.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 39
  99. 99.0 99.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 2
  100. 100.0 100.1 100.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 156
  101. 101.0 101.1 101.2 101.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  102. 102.0 102.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 371
  103. 103.0 103.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  105. 105.0 105.1 105.2 105.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  106. 106.0 106.1 106.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  107. 107.0 107.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  108. 108.0 108.1 108.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  109. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  110. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  111. 111.0 111.1 111.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  112. 112.0 112.1 112.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  113. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 189
  114. Revealed in The First Battle, page 194
  115. 115.0 115.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  116. 116.0 116.1 116.2 116.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497

Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartNeedletailTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTreeRowanclawTigerstarLeafstar
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireCrowfeatherBreezepeltNightcloudAshfoot
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerstarLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning Tail