"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.[5]

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 agreed with Bramblestar that the codebreakers should atone.


In the Power of Three arc

Dark River

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.


Mallowkit does not formally appear in Outcast, but is listed in the allegiances.


Mallowkit does not formally appear in Eclipse, but is listed in the allegiances.

Long Shadows

Mallowpaw does not formally appear in Long Shadows, but is listed in the allegiances. He is now an apprentice and his mentor is Rippletail.


Mallowpaw does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Mallowpaw is now a warrior known as Mallownose. He calls out during the second Gathering in the book, saying that since Mistyfoot contradicted Leopardstar's decision with her own, she made her leader look weak, to which Birchfall retorts that Leopardstar couldn't look weaker if she was dead.

Fading Echoes

Mallownose does not formally appear in Fading Echoes, but is listed in the allegiances.

Night Whispers

Mallownose does not formally appear in Night Whispers, but is listed in the allegiances.

Sign of the Moon

Mallownose does not formally appear in Sign of the Moon, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Forgotten Warrior

Mallownose does not formally appear in The Forgotten Warrior, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Last Hope

Mallownose is seen fighting 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 does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

At a Gathering, Mallownose and Minnowtail are seen sharing 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

Mallownose is first seen in ThunderClan camp, where RiverClan is temporarily staying. 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 is seen entering 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

Coming Soon

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.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Mallownose does not formally appear in Crowfeather's Trial, but is listed in the allegiances.

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.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Mallownose does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

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

Hollyleaf's Story

Mallownose does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

Mallownose is seen returning from a hunting patrol, he appearing at the head. He carries 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 Mallowfur'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.

Dovewing's Silence

Mallownose does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence, but is listed in the allegiances. Mistystar announces at a Gathering that his mate, Petalfur, is expecting his kits.

Tawnypelt's Clan

Mallownose does not formally appear in Tawnypelt's Clan, but is listed in the allegiances.

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Petalfur:[6] Deceased, residence unknown


Brackenpelt:[6] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


Jayclaw:[6] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Owlnose:[6] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


Graymist:[7] Living (As of The Last Hope)


Sneezecloud:[7] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


Fogpaw:[8] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


Splashpaw:[8] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)


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

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


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

"Scared of us, are you?"
—Mallownose taunting some dogs Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 8

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
"She already made her decision. Now you've made her look weak!"
—Mallownose to Mistyfoot The Fourth Apprentice, page 105

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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 Sunrise, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 56
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Dark River, page 134
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
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