"I don't care! Darktail is cruel. Tell him what I said, and let him do what he likes."
— Mintfur to Violetpaw about Darktail in Shattered Sky, page 158

Mintfur is a light gray tabby tom.[1]

Mintfur was a RiverClan warrior under Leopardstar's and Mistystar's leaderships in the lake territories. He mentored Nettlepaw and became mates with Icewing, who gave birth to Beetlekit, Petalkit, Grasskit and Pricklekit. Mintfur participated in the Great Battle. Afterwards, Icewing gave birth to their second litter, Breezekit and Nightkit, and Mintfur mentored Softpelt. He and his mate were captured and tortured by Darktail when he and his Kin commandeered RiverClan territory.


In the Power of Three arc


Mintfur is a RiverClan warrior and his apprentice is Nettlepaw. His mate, Icewing, has given birth to Beetlekit, Grasskit, Petalkit, and Pricklekit.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Sign of the Moon

Mintfur attends Dovewing's first Gathering as a warrior. After the leaders make their report, he, along with Robinwing, approach Bumblestripe and ask how the prey has been running in ThunderClan. Dovewing, looking for Tigerheart, leaves as Bumblestripe replies.

The Last Hope

Jayfeather: "ShadowClan doesn't make decisions for StarClan. Only StarClan can deny my powers to heal."
Mintfur: "I think Mistystar should decide."
Beetlewhisker: "I guess."
—Mintfur and Beetlewhisker deciding whether or not to bring Jayfeather to their camp The Last Hope, page 73
Mintfur is among the RiverClan patrol, along with Troutstream and Beetlewhisker, that spots Jayfeather on the territory. Jayfeather catches the fierce scent of the warriors and notes that the RiverClan cats are bristling. When Jayfeather defends himself against Beetlewhisker's accusation regarding his medicine duties, Mintfur murmurs that he thinks Mistystar should decide. Falling behind the escort, Mintfur is accompanied by Beetlewhisker. As Jayfeather climbs a fallen trunk of a tree, the medicine cat's heart lurches, as he is uncertain that Mintfur and Beetlewhisker's weight would also be supported.
Later, he arrives with Troutstream and Pebblefoot to help ThunderClan after the first wave of Dark Forest warriors attack the ThunderClan camp. Hurling himself into battle, Mintfur begins to attack Dark Forest cats alongside his patrol. Shortly after the next wave is driven back, Mintfur is seen sniffing at a scratch on Troutstream's flank. Mintfur and Troutstream aid Brackenfur in hauling a thorn barrier to the ThunderClan nursery after being asked.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Icewing has given birth to his second litter of kits, Breezekit and Nightkit.

Thunder and Shadow

His kits are now apprentices, Breezepaw and Nightpaw. During a Gathering, as the other three Clans wait for ShadowClan, Alderpaw stiffens as Mintfur jerks his gaze toward the edge of the clearing. Alderpaw pricks his ears as the RiverClan tom's nose twitches, and he hears that ShadowClan are coming. With ShadowClan's arrival, the Gathering begins, but when Rowanstar announces that a group of young ShadowClan cats, including Violetkit, have joined the rogues, there are many objections by other Clan cats, especially about how Violetpaw, who is part of the prophecy, is gone. Mintfur asks how they will clear the sky with her gone, but Squirrelflight exclaims that rescuing the kit first is more important that the prophecy.

Shattered Sky

"Just what I'd expect from ThunderClan. Thinking they should keep this secret to themselves—that they're the only Clan that matters!"
―Mintfur about ThunderClan keeping the secret of SkyClan Shattered Sky, page 29
Mintfur attends the Gathering. He is one of the cats to cluster around Mistystar, and despite their wounds, they all stand with determination. When Bramblestar reveals to RiverClan about the existence of SkyClan, Mintfur snaps that he expects ThunderClan to keep a secret like this to themselves, and they act as if they are the only one of the Clans that matter. Mistystar tells her warrior to be quiet with a wave of her tail. When the Kin defeat RiverClan and tell them to leave, it's noted that Mintfur is lying still and looks dead, but groans when Mothwing bends over him, laying a paw on his neck. Darktail decides to keep the injured RiverClan warriors as prisoners, despite the objection from Mistystar.
Mintfur, Icewing, Brackenpelt and Reedwhisker are tortured with starvation by Darktail and demanded to swear an oath of loyalty to the Kin. Although they initially hold out, they eventually give in one by one due to their hunger and festering wounds, but are only given a couple of scrawny mice by Darktail and nothing more. Mintfur later lays stretched out with Icewing in the prisoners' den, every one of his ribs visible. Violetpaw brings a vole to the RiverClan prisoners and after they finish, Mintfur explains they cannot continue like this, commenting that Darktail is the cruelest cat he has ever known. Brackenpelt gives him a warning prod, reminding him Violetpaw is one of his cats. Mintfur declares he doesn't care, insisting Darktail is cruel. He glares at Violetpaw, saying to tell her leader what he said and to do what he wants, though Violetpaw reassures she won't tell Darktail anything. When the RiverClan prisoners escape, Mintfur is noted to be missing some clumps of fur, but nothing more serious.

Darkest Night

Mintfur is now mentoring Softpaw. After being held captive by Darktail and his rogues, Mintfur is recovering well. He is seen being tended to by Willowshine, who is cleaning his wounds and making sure that her poultice mixture is helping Mintfur. While they are still too weak to do much, they are always flanked protectively by their Clanmates, Mallownose and Lakeheart, while they rest. He and Reedwhisker are still the worst off of RiverClan's cats, and when Mistystar decides that it is time for RiverClan to leave ThunderClan territory, Bramblestar is concerned for Reedwhisker and Mintfur, who still need a lot of time to heal.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

At the Gathering, Mistystar informs the other Clans that the Twolegs brought a dog onto their territory. She reports that Mintfur and Reedwhisker were able to drive it away.

In the Novellas

Mistystar's Omen

"Let me know if I can do anything else for her."
―Mintfur after helping tend to the dying Leopardstar Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 1
After Leopardstar's fall, Mothwing tells Mistyfoot to bring Mintfur and Pebblefoot to help move Leopardstar back into the camp. They each walk on one side of Leopardstar, half dragging and half leading her back into the camp. They bring her to her den and help her to lie down. Mintfur turns to leave when this is done. Before he leaves, he asks Mistyfoot to let him know if he can do anything else to help. Pebblefoot follows him out of the den.
Later on, when Reedwhisker is sorting out patrols, the deputy asks Mintfur to take the apprentices upstream to see what they can find near the reeds beyond the border. Soon after Mistystar has a conversation with Mothwing about Hollowpaw and Rushpaw's whereabouts, she calls Grasspelt over, and to bring Icewing and Mintfur with him.

In the Short stories and plays

Ultimate Leader Election:Firestar

"Now more stones joined Firestar's pile: Mistyfoot, Otterheart, Pouncetail, and Mosspelt were unsurprisingly in favor of the ThunderClan leader, but more unexpected were votes from Mintfur and Reedwhisker."
―Narrator when the RiverClan cats vote The Clans Decide, page 12
Mintfur and Reedwhisker vote for Firestar to lead the Clans during the harsh season of leaf-bare, which is noted to be an unexpected decision seeing as they are in RiverClan.

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


Petalfur:[blog 2] Deceased, residence unknown
Nightsky:[blog 1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Breezeheart:[blog 1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Grasspelt:[blog 2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Beetlewhisker:[blog 2] Deceased, residence unknown
Pricklekit:[blog 2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Jayclaw:[blog 3] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Owlnose:[blog 3] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Brackenpelt:[blog 3] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Icewing ♀Mintfur ♂
Mallownose ♂Petalfur ♀Beetlewhisker ♂Grasspelt ♂Nightsky ♀Breezeheart ♀Pricklekit ♂
Jayclaw ♂Owlnose ♂Brackenpelt ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown




  • Mintfur was mistakenly mentioned as a she-cat in The Last Hope,[4] and Shattered Sky.[5]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Su Susann's "Missing Kits" on Vicky's Facebook, Reedwhisker and Swallowtail were mates and Rainstorm and Mintfur were their sons. He was also described with orange eyes.[6]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 126
  3. Revealed in Darkest Night, allegiances
  4. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 73
  5. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 158
  6. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook

Author references


  1. The RiverClan cats were held prisoner, but forced to swear an oath to the Kin.[2]
Kin cats
Leader Darktail
Members RainRavenNettleRoachDragonflyFlameSiltThistle
ShadowClan defectors NeedletailJuniperclawSleekwhiskerVioletshineBerryheartCloverfootBeenoseSparrowtailMistcloudBusterBirchbarkLioneyeSlatefurPuddleshineStrikestoneDawnpeltStonewingGrassheartWhorlpeltSnaketoothFlowerstemSnowbirdScorchfurYarrowleafConefootFrondwhiskerGullswoopRatscarOakfurPinenoseSpikefur
Kittypet recruits MaxZeldaLoki
RiverClan prisoners ReedwhiskerMintfurIcewingBrackenpelt
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