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"Firestar's mother was a brown-and-white tabby called Nutmeg. Just before her kits were born, she dreamed that one of them, a ginger tom, was standing on a huge rock, way, way out of her reach. She called and called to him to come down, but he didn't seem to hear. A vision of Firestar on the Great Rock at Fourtrees, perhaps?"
Firestar's exclusive trivia in the Warriors App

Nutmeg is a brown-and-white tabby she-cat.[2]

History

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

She is mentioned, although not by name, when Firepaw confirms to Yellowfang that both of his parents are kittypets.

Fire and Ice

Though she is not mentioned by name, Fireheart dreams about when he was still a kit, lying beside Nutmeg and his siblings. The next morning, he thinks about her when he sees Brindleface picking up her kit and putting it back on its paws when it falls. He wonders if his mother would have done the same for him and his siblings. When Fireheart first speaks to Princess, she tells him that he still has their mother's scent. After telling her he had dreamed about her and their siblings, he asks where their mother is, and Princess tells him that she is still with her housefolk. She also tells him that their other siblings live in the same Twolegplace that she does, and that Fireheart once did. She adds that she sometimes sees them in their gardens.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Scourge's and Bone's page that Jake went on to father Firestar and Princess with Nutmeg.

In the Warriors App

Nutmeg has a dream about her ginger son, sitting on a huge rock out of her reach, tall and proud. She calls to him, but he does not respond to her.

Trivia

Interesting facts

Character pixels

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mate:

Jake:[2] Deceased, residence unknown

Daughter:

Princess:[5] Living (As of Dawn)

Son:

Firestar:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Kits:

Filou:[6] Status unknown
Tommy:[6] Status unknown
Luna:[6] Status unknown
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Grandson:
Cloudtail:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Granddaughters:

Squirrelflight:[8] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafpool:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandkits:

Nami:[6] Status unknown
Livy:[6] Status unknown
Zack:[6] Status unknown
Taylor:[6] Status unknown

Great-grandsons:

Lionblaze:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Jayfeather:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dewnose:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Snowbush:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Juniperkit:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-granddaughters:

Whitewing:[8] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ambermoon:[10] Deceased, residence unknown
Hollyleaf:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dandelionkit:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-granddaughters:

Dovewing:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ivypool:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafshade:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Spotfur:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flywhisker:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Finchpaw:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Great-great-grandsons:

Fernsong:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larksong:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snaptooth:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flamepaw:[17] Status unknown

Great-great-great granddaughters:

Pouncestep:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lightleap:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Thriftear:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Bristlefrost:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Myrtlepaw:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Great-great-great grandsons:

Shadowpaw:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flipclaw:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Baypaw:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Tree

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"He fell asleep at last, but his dreams all carried the same scent, until he finally dreamed of his days as a kit. He remembered lying besides his mother's belly, curled in a bed softer than any forest moss with his brothers and sisters."
—Narration describing Fireheart's dreams Fire and Ice, page 99


Fireheart: "Princess! It's me, Rusty, your brother! Do you remember me?"
Princess: "Rusty? You don't smell like Rusty."
Fireheart: "I don't live with Twolegs anymore. I've been living in the forest with ThunderClan. I carry their scent now."
Princess: "But our mother's scent is still there."
—Fireheart and Princess confront each other Fire and Ice, pages 115-116


Fireheart: "Your scent was in my dreams last night. I dreamed of you and our brothers and sister and... Where is our mother?"
Princess: "She's still with her housefolk."
Fireheart: "What about...?"
Princess: "...our brothers and sisters? Most of them live near here. I see them in their gardens from time to time."
Fireheart: "Do you remember the soft bedding of our mother's basket?"
Princess: "Oh, yes. I wish I could have it for my own kitting."
—Princess and Fireheart talking about their family Fire and Ice, pages 116-117

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 103
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in the Warriors App
  3. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 2
  4. Revealed on Kate's blog
  5. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  7. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 230
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  14. Kate's Blog
  15. Kate's Blog
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  18. Kate's Blog
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
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