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"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
This article contains major spoilers for the recently released, The Place of No Stars. This also includes the reveal of the identity of the impostor. Please proceed at your own discretion.
"I promise to be the strongest, wisest leader I can be. I will do my best to echo your loyalty to RiverClan and your courage to speak out on our behalf, and I will learn from your mistakes. I know that I don't need to prove to the other Clans that RiverClan is the strongest or most powerful. I just want my Clanmates to be happy and at peace."
— Mistyfoot thinking about Leopardstar after her death in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 2

Mistystar is a lithe,[19] pale blue-gray she-cat[20] with thick,[11] sleek fur,[21] a pink nose,[22] a plumy tail,[23] and ice[24]-blue eyes.[11]

Mistystar is the current leader of RiverClan in the lake territories. She was born as Mistykit to Bluefur and Oakheart alongside her siblings, Stonekit and Mosskit. She was initially raised in ThunderClan by Bluefur and Thrushpelt; however, Bluefur gave her kits to Oakheart in RiverClan, and thereafter, she was raised by Graypool. After completing her apprenticeship, she became a warrior as Mistyfoot, and had Blackclaw's kits, Reedwhisker, Pikepaw, Primrosepaw, and Perchkit.

Mistyfoot became a mentor to Featherpaw and was taken prisoner in TigerClan by Tigerstar for being half-Clan, and after Stonefur was killed, she escaped to ThunderClan with Featherpaw and Stormpaw. She was made deputy by Leopardstar and served her Clan for many moons, mentoring Mothwing and Dapplenose. Mistyfoot became leader as Mistystar and chose Reedwhisker as her deputy; however, she faced problems with Mothwing and her belief in StarClan, but in the end, she accepted her as a medicine cat. Following the Kin's defeat, Mistystar closed her borders, but reopened them when a fire required her Clan to be rescued. When Bramblestar's impostor began punishing codebreakers, Mistystar exiled Mothwing, and after a battle, she exiled Icewing and Harelight. Mistystar does not attend the vigil for the cats who died in the recent battle against the impostor, but she votes to preserve Bramblestar's body along with Squirrelflight.


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The Prophecies Begin

"Stonefur, Stonefur. What will I do without you?"
―Mistyfoot mourning the death of her brother The Darkest Hour, page chapter 16
Mistyfoot is a warrior of RiverClan. She and her brother, Stonefur, participate in a battle at Sunningrocks where their father, Oakheart, perishes. Later, she gives birth to Blackclaw's kits, Reedwhisker, Primrosepaw, Pikepaw, and Perchkit. During a flood, two of her kits drift away in the high water, but they are rescued by Fireheart and Graystripe. Mistyfoot helps Fireheart find out the truth about the death of ThunderClan's previous deputy, Redtail. Mistyfoot is devastated when her best friend and cousin, Silverstream, dies giving birth to Graystripe's kits, and she becomes a mentor to Silverstream's daughter, Featherpaw, while her brother, Stonefur, mentors Stormpaw.
Ultimately, it is revealed to her and Stonefur that Bluestar, the current leader of ThunderClan, is their true mother, and the two refute the claim initially. They eventually accept Bluestar as their mother shortly before her death and forgive her. Tigerstar, having witnessed the revelation, imprisons Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Featherpaw, and Stormpaw, as the four are half-Clan. Stonefur is killed while Firestar, Graystripe, and Ravenpaw help Mistyfoot, Featherpaw, and Stormpaw escape to ThunderClan. She participates in the battle against BloodClan, and Leopardstar makes her deputy in place of Stonefur, as she feels guilty over Stonefur's death and believes Mistyfoot would do the job well.

The New Prophecy

"Hawkfrost, I've already told you what a mouse-brain idea it is to camp on the island. Warriors can swim over there, yes, but what about kits and elders? And what if something happens to the fish in the lake? We'd never be able to carry fresh-kill across from the shore."
―Mistyfoot arguing with Hawkfrost about RiverClan's camp Starlight, pages 140-141
Mistyfoot carries out her deputy duties for many moons until she is captured by Twolegs and is temporarily replaced as deputy by Hawkfrost. She escapes with help from ThunderClan and resumes her place as deputy, much to Hawkfrost's anger, and he often argues with Mistyfoot and defies her orders. She participates on the Great Journey to their new home. With Feathertail dead and Stormfur remaining in the mountains, Mistyfoot is chosen as a representative of RiverClan to scope out potential territory. She takes part in Mudclaw's rebellion on the side of Onewhisker and helps her Clan settle around the lake. Her only surviving kit becomes a warrior as Reedwhisker. When Stormfur and Brook's place in RiverClan is questioned, Hawkfrost accuses Mistyfoot of wanting Stormfur to remain because he is the best choice to succeed her as deputy.

Power of Three

"We're not eating rabbit, if that's what you're worried about!"
―Mistyfoot to Crowfeather when RiverClan moves to the island Dark River, page 137
Dapplepaw is Mistyfoot's new apprentice. She assists Leopardstar helping to move the Clan to the island when a Twoleg kit terrorizes them. She is friendly yet suspicious of Hollypaw when she is held captive in RiverClan for trespassing. Her apprentice later gains her warrior name, Dapplenose.

Omen of the Stars

"You...you don't believe in StarClan? But you've been our medicine cat for so long! Have you never walked with StarClan in your dreams?"
―Mistystar discovering Mothwing doesn't believe in StarClan Fading Echoes, page chapter 2
During a drought that dries up the lake, RiverClan suffers the worst due to the lack of fish. Leopardstar dies due to sickness, and Mistyfoot succeeds her as Mistystar. She appoints her son, Reedwhisker, as deputy. She and Mothwing travel to the Moonpool where Mistystar discovers Mothwing does not believe in StarClan. The pair stop by ThunderClan to share the news, and she is later welcomed warmly by the other leaders at a Gathering. Several of her warriors train in the Dark Forest, including Beetlewhisker, Icewing, Hollowflight, and Minnowtail, and Mistystar is confused why any of her warriors would fight for the Dark Forest. She participates in the Great Battle.

A Vision of Shadows

"I wish you all well. But this is RiverClan's last Gathering for a while. We will stay on our land and rebuild what was destroyed by the rogues. But the Clans can make decisions without us for now. RiverClan needs time. We need peace, and we need to look inward to heal the wounds that have been inflicted on us. From tonight, I am closing our borders."
―Mistystar deciding to close RiverClan's borders Darkest Night, pages 32-33
She is present at the Gathering when the medicine cats reveal the prophecy to clear the sky. When Twigkit and Violetkit are brought to the Clans, Mistystar suggests ThunderClan and ShadowClan should each take a kit. She helps her Clan during the reign of the Kin, but is forced to shelter with ThunderClan when the Kin's forces prove too powerful, and they drive RiverClan out of their own territory. Some of her Clanmates, including Reedwhisker, are injured and taken prisoner after the battle, greatly distressing the leader. She helps lead the attack to drive the Kin away, and when they succeed, Mistystar closes RiverClan's borders, as the Clan needs time to recover from the actions of Darktail. Mistystar remains firm in her choice, but she reopens the borders soon after when RiverClan gets help from SkyClan, WindClan, and ThunderClan during a massive fire in their camp.

The Broken Code

"I believed that you were loyal RiverClan warriors. Yet in the battle I saw you fighting against your Clan. You disobeyed my orders. Even now that I know the false Bramblestar was evil, I must send you into exile."
―Mistystar exiling Harelight and Icewing Veil of Shadows, page 286
Mistystar is troubled by the lack of connection to StarClan, though voices doubt that Shadowpaw of all cats can still retain a connection to their ancestors. While initially hesitant about punishing the codebreakers, Mistystar agrees to listen to Bramblestar's suggestions and exiles Mothwing for having a non-RiverClan heritage. After a battle between the Clans and the truth about the impostor being revealed, Mistystar still exiles Icewing and Harelight for fighting against RiverClan in the battle. During a vigil Gathering to honor the fallen cats who died in battle, Mistystar refuses to attend and instead sends Reedwhisker in her place. When the identity of the impostor is revealed to be Ashfur, Mistystar suggests that the Clans send two guards of their own to help ShadowClan with the dark warrior, and when the leaders hold a vote to kill Ashfur or not, Mistystar disagrees with killing Ashfur in Bramblestar's body, though she and Squirrelflight, the only other leader who wishes to still try and restore Bramblestar back, are outvoted by the other three leaders.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Mistystar's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

In Bluestar's Prophecy, Mistykit is born to Bluefur in ThunderClan alongside Stonekit and Mosskit. Thrushpelt is believed to be their true father instead of Oakheart of RiverClan. In order to prevent Thistleclaw's brutal reign of ThunderClan, Bluefur takes her kits out in the snow to give to Oakheart. Mosskit dies along the way, and Bluefur gives Mistykit and Stonekit to Oakheart. Bluefur watches them grow up as she is appointed deputy and then leader of ThunderClan.
In Crookedstar's Promise, Oakheart finds two kits lost and presumes a loner abandoned them. Crookedstar agrees to let them stay, and Graypool raises them as her own. Later, Crookedstar finds out that the kits are Oakheart and Bluefur's, but doesn't say anything. Moons after, the two become warriors, Mistyfoot and Stonefur.


This section summarizes Mistystar's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

In Mistystar's Omen, Mistyfoot remains at Leopardstar's side as she dies, leaving Mistyfoot as leader. She names Reedwhisker her deputy. Mistyfoot and Mothwing journey to the Moonpool where Mistyfoot is reunited with her family and receives her nine lives. Mistystar discovers Mothwing did not join her, and Mothwing reveals she does not believe in StarClan. She confronts Willowshine who reveals she knew about Mothwing's lack of faith, but insists it did not make Mothwing any less of a medicine cat. Enraged by being lied to, Mistystar demotes Mothwing to an elder. Hollowpaw and Rushpaw are captured by Twolegs, and Mistystar and Reedwhisker run to rescue them. Reedwhisker is gravely injured by dogs, and Mistystar orders Willowshine to heal him; however, she cannot do it alone. Stonefur appears to Mistystar, and he sends her a sign of a moth coming out of its cocoon to fly away, hinting Mistystar should trust Mothwing to act alone. Mistystar apologizes to Mothwing and acknowledges and respects her medical abilities.

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Mistystar's leader ceremony
Graypool: Hush, little one, you'll be fine. There's nothing to get wrong; I promise. Are you ready? My precious Mistyfoot, beloved nearly-daughter, I give you a life for loving your Clanmates as if each cat were your kit, borne of your body and your pain.
Mistyfoot: Thank you, Graypool.
Stonefur: I told you we would meet again. I give you a life for treating all cats equally, for fighting against injustice and unfairness wherever it comes.
Mistyfoot: Feathertail! I have missed you!
Feathertail: I have missed you too, Mistyfoot. I haven't forgotten the lessons I learned as your apprentice. The life I give you is for accepting your destiny, however hard that may seem. Some things are beyond our control; that doesn't mean they should be fought against.
Crookedstar: Welcome, Mistyfoot. You don't have to do that now. We are equals here. I give you a life with the wisdom and strength to carry the burden of leadership. It will weigh heavy, but remember that every problem is nothing more than a challenge to be overcome.
Oakheart: My beautiful daughter. I am so sorry I could not be a true father to you. Live well, believe in yourself, and we will walk in StarClan together one day. I give you a life with the courage to follow your heart.
Bluestar: Oh, my daughter. If only you knew how much I missed you. The life I give you is for doing what is right, however hard that might be.
Mistyfoot: I know you only ever tried to do the right thing.
Bluestar: Thank you.
Mistyfoot: Silverstream, is that you?
Silverstream: Well met, Mistyfoot. I am so proud of what you have become. I give you a life for finding happiness, even in the most unlooked-for places. Whatever happens, never forget how to be joyful.
Mistyfoot: Thank you.
Oh, Rippletail. I'm so sorry you didn't return. You saved the lake, you know? The water came back!
Rippletail: I only ever wanted to help my Clan. My life was worth that. The life I give you is for curiosity, for the courage to find out what lies beyond the horizon. Never turn down a chance to learn something more.
Mistyfoot: I won't; I promise.
Perchkit! My baby!
Perchkit: I knew I'd see you again. They said I could give you a life, too. So mine is for bravery, even when you are walking into shadows. There will always be light, even in the darkest night.
StarClan: Mistystar! Mistystar!
Reference: Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3

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Mistystar's parents are Oakheart and Bluestar, and her siblings are Stonefur and Mosskit. Her mate is Blackclaw and their children are Reedwhisker, Primrosepaw, Pikepaw, and Perchkit. For more of Mistystar's family, click here!



Did you know Mistystar is the oldest known living cat in the Warriors series, at roughly 16.6 years old? For more trivia about Mistystar, click here!


Silverstream: "Mistyfoot, these are-"
Mistyfoot: "ThunderClan cats! What are they doing here? This is RiverClan territory!"
Silverstream: "Mistyfoot, listen..."
Mistyfoot: "I kept your secret about him, but I'm not going to keep quiet if you start bringing the whole of ThunderClan here."
—Mistyfoot and Silverstream about Graystripe and Fireheart Forest of Secrets, page 54

"Leopardstar says that they're staying with us so the Clans can exchange training methods and fighting techniques, but I don't see much sign of it. All they do is watch....It's like they're learning all about us, all our secrets and weaknesses. That's why I came over here, to get away from them for a bit."
―Mistyfoot telling some ThunderClan cats about ShadowClan The Darkest Hour, page 124

"I'll always be grateful for what you did, but I'm a RiverClan cat at heart."
―Mistyfoot to Firestar after the battle against BloodClan The Darkest Hour, page 310

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"I protect my own Clan, no other."
―Mistystar about sharing evidence with the other Clans The Last Hope, page 151

Mistystar: "Blackstar, none of us have forgotten the Clanmates that we lost to the Dark Forest. Let us remember our fallen in our own way. Since when have you spoken for all of us?"
Blackstar: "These cats are still with us, watching the Clanmates they died to save! We need to honor their memory!"
Mistystar: "But Blackstar, life moves on, just like the seasons. We don't list every piece of prey we've eaten in the last moon, or remember every fallen leaf."
—Mistystar and Blackstar about the fallen Bramblestar's Storm, pages 53-54

"Thank you, Blackstar. You can be sure that all the Clans will remember their dead for as long as the forest lasts. Ancestors of all the Clans, look down on us here and guide us through the hard days to come. Welcome the new starry warriors among you, and keep the memory of them fresh in our minds. We honor them, and all of you, now and always."
―Mistystar to Blackstar before praying to StarClan Bramblestar's Storm, pages 55-56

Misystar: "I wish you all well. But this is RiverClan's last Gathering for a while."
Harestar: "What do you mean?"
Mistystar: "We will stay on our land and rebuild what was destroyed by the rogues. But the Clans can make decisions without us for now. RiverClan needs time. We need peace, and we need to look inward to heal the wounds that have been inflicted on us. From tonight, I am closing our borders."
Bramblestar: "But we must decide about SkyClan!"
Mistystar: "Decide what you like. But I warn you to think twice about letting more strange cats onto your land. You have seen what strangers can bring."
Rowanstar: "You can't go! Look what happened to the Clans when WindClan closed its borders. We must work together."
Mistystar: "We are not WindClan. If there is trouble, you may send a patrol to ask for help. But for now, RiverClan follows its own path."
—Mistystar closing RiverClan's borders Darkest Night, pages 32-33

"Then the only way to draw closer to StarClan is...what? Find cats who are breaking the code and stop them? Punish them?"
―Mistystar at a Gathering Lost Stars, page 269

"It's strange that you knew what StarClan wanted before Shadowsight shared their codebreaking message with the Clans."
―Mistystar to Ashfur The Silent Thaw, page 265

Tigerstar: "Well, at least all the exiled cats can go home again."
Mistystar: "I'm not sure. Icewing and Harelight, come and stand here at the foot of the Great Oak. I believed that you were loyal RiverClan warriors. Yet in the battle I saw you fighting against your Clan. You disobeyed my orders. Even now that I know the false Bramblestar was evil, I must send you into exile."
Mothwing: "Mistystar-"
Mistystar: "Mothwing, I see that I was wrong to exile you. I am sorry for it. You are welcome to return to RiverClan."
Mothwing: "No, Mistystar. [..] It will be hard for me to forget that."
Veil of Shadows, pages 286-287

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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 450
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 466
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, pages 198-200
  4. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 179
  5. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 188
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 464-465
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 505-506
  8. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 459
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 310
  10. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 30
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 54
  12. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 253
  13. Revealed in Mothwing's Secret, chapter 1
  14. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  15. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 29
  16. Revealed in Dawn, page 156
  17. Revealed in Dawn, page 80
  18. Revealed in Fading Echoes, allegiances
  19. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 278
  20. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 20
  21. Revealed in The Sight, page 147
  22. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 467
  23. Revealed in River of Fire, page 55
  24. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 310
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3