Bramblestar's impostor.Template.png "I won't be thwarted. You saved my life, and because of that, you have ensured my success. Because once I'm back to full health, I'll be able to bend any cat to my will..."

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"I think this is all very dubious. Why would only a ShadowClan cat—and an apprentice at that—get a message from StarClan? Does no other cat find that suspicious? After all, how much trouble has befallen the Clans for believing the things ShadowClan says?"
— Mallownose about Shadowpaw at a Gathering in Lost Stars, page 113

Mallownose is a light brown tabby tom.[6]

Mallownose is a RiverClan warrior that has served under Leopardstar's and Mistystar's leaderships in the lake territories. He was born as Mallowkit to Graymist alongside his brother, Sneezekit. As an apprentice, Mallowpaw was mentored by Rippletail. He earned his warrior name, Mallownose, and fought in the Great Battle. He mentored Havenpelt and became mates with Petalfur. She gave birth to Brackenpelt, Jayclaw, and Owlnose. Mallownose mentored Harelight, and later agreed with Bramblestar that the codebreakers should atone.


In the Power of Three arc

Dark River

Mallowkit: "Swallowtail! I can't find Graymist or Sneezekit."
Swallowtail: "Don't worry, Mallowkit. Your mother will be back in a moment. Sneezekit's probably with her."
—Swallowtail soothing Mallowkit's worries Dark River, page 134
Mallowkit and his brother, Sneezekit, are the kits of Graymist. At the Gathering, when RiverClan shelters on the island, looking frightened, he is seen asking Swallowtail where his mother is. Swallowtail then comforts Mallowkit and Sneezekit, although she seems too weak to handle it. She says that his mother will probably be back soon, along with Sneezekit. Later, Graymist is leading him and Sneezekit down to the water of the lake to drink. He doesn't say anything, but Hollypaw thinks that the RiverClan cats' pelts are already as familiar to her as if they were from the same Clan.

Long Shadows

Mallowpaw is now an apprentice and his mentor is Rippletail.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

"She already made her decision. Now you've made her look weak!"
―Mallownose to Mistyfoot The Fourth Apprentice, page 105
Mallowpaw is now a warrior known as Mallownose. He calls out during a Gathering that since Mistyfoot contradicted Leopardstar's decision with her own, and she made her leader look weak, to which Birchfall retorts that Leopardstar couldn't look weaker if she was dead.

The Last Hope

Mallownose fights against the Dark Forest cats along with Shrewfoot, Whitewing, Hazeltail, and Berrynose, when they attack the WindClan camp. While fighting, his opponent bats him away with a vicious swipe.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Mallownose's apprentice, Havenpaw, is now a warrior named Havenpelt. His kits are now warriors, Owlclaw, Jaynose and Brackenpelt.

Thunder and Shadow

At a Gathering, Mallownose and Minnowtail share tongues with Brightheart and Cloudtail, and the RiverClan cats look sleek again after the long leaf-bare.

Shattered Sky

Mallownose springs to his paws after Mistystar finishes her retorts against Rowanstar, and asks how they're going to drive out the rogues. He continues on to say that the lost kits ShadowClan and ThunderClan took in don't seem to be part of the prophecy, and even though they've been with the Clans even longer things beside the lake are only getting worse, making Alderheart throw him an unfriendly look.
When Mothwing and Alderheart convince Sedgewhisker, Oatclaw, and Leaftail to let them pass through WindClan territory to RiverClan territory, he asks Mothwing what Sedgewhisker meant by 'yesterday'. Mothwing explains to him that Mistystar had sent Mallownose and Petalfur to ask for Onestar's help, but they had been turned back at the border.
During a meeting at ThunderClan's camp to discuss the plan to free the RiverClan prisoners, he curses WindClan for closing their borders, as their camp is closer to the Kin's camp than ThunderClan's. Mistystar says there's no point going over it again, and Bramblestar responds that ThunderClan isn't much further and either way they will have to cross a stream. Giving his chest fur an embarrassed lick, he gives in with a mumble.

Darkest Night

RiverClan is temporarily staying at ThunderClan's camp following Darktail's defeat. Reedwhisker, Mintfur, Brackenpelt, and Icewing, who are recovering from being held captive from Darktail, sit clustered below the Highledge; Lakeheart and Mallownose flank them protectively. Soon after, he enters the camp from patrol with Mistystar, Minnowtail, Breezepaw, and Podlight. He and the rest of his patrol stop when they see that there is a quarrel going on between Owlnose and Molewhisker.

River of Fire

When RiverClan is escaping from the fire in their camp, Twigpaw helps Softpaw cross the log to safety. However, when she falls in, Mallownose and Shimmerpelt jump in to rescue her. They bolster her flanks, and along with Finpaw, bring her back to shore.

The Raging Storm

Mallownose attends the Gathering with his Clan, and talks with Breezepelt and Sparkpelt while on the island. After the meeting starts, the medicine cats reveal the vision they had about, and their interpretation that the Clans must stand together or all fall. Mallownose disagrees, yowling that there has always been conflict between the Clans.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Mallownose attends a Gathering where he hears Shadowpaw describe how he had supposedly received a message from StarClan. Shadowpaw is trying to further explain himself when Mallownose loudly interrupts. The RiverClan warrior questions Shadowpaw's story, saying that it seemed strange that a ShadowClan apprentice would be the only one to receive a sign from StarClan. He adds that it seems especially suspicious given how much trouble listening to ShadowClan has caused for the other Clans in the past. A few cats murmur in protest at Mallownose's comments, but many of the other warriors at the Gathering seem to share his perspective. Harestar later remarks that he thinks Mallownose had a point that it was odd that only ShadowClan had received the sign.

The Silent Thaw

At a Gathering, Mallownose calls out that the codebreakers must atone, with other cats raising their voices in agreement. Shortly after, he yowls that StarClan makes rules for a reason and they must be obeyed.

Darkness Within

Mallownose and Lizardtail guard Ashfur's prison in ShadowClan's camp when Tigerstar, Alderheart, Hawkwing and Frecklewish confront Ashfur about being able to move freely without Bramblestar's body. When Hawkwing and Tigerstar brutually attack Ashfur, Mallownose and Lizardtail merely watch. Later, at a Gathering, Mallownose advocates for Ashfur's death and follows the Clan leaders to witness the execution.

In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

Mallownose is present at a Gathering when Mistystar presents the news for RiverClan. Upon the announcement that Petalfur has given birth to a she-cat and two toms, Bramblestar looks around and notices how proud Mallownose looks, and comes to the conclusion that the brown tabby is Petalfur's mate.

Squirrelflight's Hope

Leafstar notes to Bramblestar if something was up since she saw Stonewing lash out at Mallownose. At another Gathering, Mallownose agrees with Emberfoot that sometimes StarClan doesn't answer them.

In the Novellas

Mistystar's Omen

"Scared of us, are you?"
―Mallownose taunting some dogs Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 8
Mallownose returns from a hunting patrol, carrying a tiny minnow in his mouth, and drops it in the space where the fresh-kill pile would be. Robinwing, Petalfur, and Minnowtail place similar-sized prey to Mallownose's minnow beside it, and Mistystar is dismayed, remarking that it wouldn't feed Duskfur's two kits. Mallownose apologizes for the low prey count, explaining that the water may had came back, but the fish hadn't, and adds that the lake was empty. As Mistystar begins to suggest other places to hunt prey, Mossypaw makes a face in disgust, asking who would eat fur and whiskers, Mallownose flicks her with his tail. He then informs her that any cat who did not want to starve would eat such prey.
As Hollowpaw and Rushpaw arrive back in their camp, Mallownose calls out to them, telling them to look, since there was fresh mice.
When Mistystar questions her deputy, Reedwhisker, about the location of Hollowpaw and Rushpaw, Reedwhisker points with his tail to them, noting that Mallownose, Graymist, and Robinwing were at the boundary. Mistystar narrows her eyes, and can barely make out Mallownose and his Clanmates crouching by the long wall of stones. Reedwhisker then calls for them, and Mallownose and his companions scramble onto the wall, and balance beside Mistystar, where they are ordered to make noise when he is near the Twoleg den.
Reedwhisker soon arrives near the nest, and Mallownose is one of the cats to taunt the dogs, asking if they were scared of them. The dogs soon break loose, and Mistystar finds herself being dragged sideways, which makes Mallownose shout from the wall for her to let go. She attempts to, but knows she could not, and when Graymist and Robinwing help her lose her grip, Mistystar asks where was Mallownose, noticing that the stones' top was empty. Graymist replies that he was helping Reedwhisker, and Mistystar whirls around to see Mallownose cling onto the back of the other dog, and distracts it while Reedwhisker pushes Hollowpaw and Rushpaw to the top of the fence. Mallownose then springs up from the dog's shoulders onto the fence beside them, which makes the narrow strip of wood shudder and buckle.
After Reedwhisker lets out a shriek, Mistystar bunches her hindquarters, but Robinwing holds her back, stating that Mallownose had Reedwhisker. Mallownose is then shown having dug his claws into the fence's top, and lowers himself until he can sink his teeth into Reedwhisker's scruff. He then hauls him, who is barely moving, out of the reach of the dogs, and carries him along the wood. As Hollowpaw and Rushpaw stumble in front of him, and the dogs snap and spring at them below, but Mallownose continues to go, and his eyes bulge from the effort of holding his Clanmate. Mistystar then pushes them out of the way to take her son from Mallownose. After Mistystar examines Reedwhisker's wound, Robinwing suggests to bring Reedwhisker back to camp, standing with Mallownose at the foot of the wall as Graymist and Mistystar lower him onto their shoulders. The two warriors stumble a little under his weight, but brace themselves, and begin their slow trek back to camp. Mistystar walks at her son's head, and tries to stop it from bouncing against Mallownose's elbow.
When they arrive at camp, Mothwing asks what had happen, and Mallownose informs her that Reedwhisker was injured. After she orders for Robinwing to fetch moss, she asks if she had smelled dog. Mallownose confirms that she was, explaining that he was bitten by one of the dogs, if not both, and Mothwing then states that they would need to get the wound as clean as possible.

Mothwing's Secret

"It was a dog. It came out of nowhere. We all fought it off, but it grabbed Petalfur in its mouth…You have to save her."
―Mallownose to Mothwing about Petalfur Mothwing's Secret, page chapter 9
In the days leading up to the battle against the Dark Forest, Mallownose practices battle moves with Graymist, Pebblefoot, and Grasspelt. Once the fighting begins, he attacks a Dark Forest tom to keep him away from an injured Minnowtail. Moons later, he, Petalfur, and Icewing are attacked by a dog while on patrol. He and Icewing fight it off, though Petalfur gets heavily injured when it grabs her in it's jaws. Fretting for his mate, Mallownose and his Clanmate tow Petalfur back to camp, where Mothwing and Willowshine begin treating her. He explains what had happened to his mate and begs them to save her. Mallownose helps hold her down when she spasms, and reassures that he's there when she briefly wakes up. Mothwing watches as Mallownose helps transfer Petalfur to the medicine den.

Dovewing's Silence

Mallownose is now mentoring Havenpaw. Mistystar announces at a Gathering that his mate, Petalfur, is expecting his kits.

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Petalfur:[7] Deceased, residence unknown


Brackenpelt:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Jayclaw:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Owlnose:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Graymist:[8] Living (As of The Last Hope)


Sneezecloud:[8] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Fogpaw:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Splashpaw:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Graymist ♀
Havenpelt ♀Sneezecloud ♂Mallownose ♂Petalfur ♀
Fogpaw ♀Splashpaw ♂Jayclaw ♂Owlnose ♂Brackenpelt ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Mallownose: "I'm sorry. The water may have come back, but the fish haven't. The lake is empty."
Mossypaw: "Apart from weeds."
Minnowtail: "I warned you that rock was slippery."
Mistystar: "We'll have to look elsewhere for prey, then. Start hunting away from the lake for different kinds of prey."
Mossypaw: "Yuck! Who wants to eat fur and whiskers?"
Mallownose: "Any cat who doesn't want to starve."
—Mallownose returning from a hunting patrol Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 5

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Spotfur's Rebellion, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 56
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Dark River, page 134
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
Logo-riverclan.png RiverClan cats
Leader Mistystar
Deputy Reedwhisker
Medicine cats Willowshine
Warriors DuskfurMinnowtail (Splashpaw)MallownoseSneezecloudPodlightShimmerpeltLizardtail (Fogpaw)HavenpeltBrackenpeltJayclawOwlnoseGorseclawNightskyBreezeheart
Apprentices FogpawSplashpaw
Queen Curlfeather
Kits FrostkitMistkitGraykit
Elders Mosspelt
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