"Enough. This vigil is about forgiveness."
— Palesky to Rootspring in Darkness Within, page 41

Palesky is a black-and-white she-cat with amber eyes.[2]

Palesky is a SkyClan warrior under Leafstar's leadership in the lake territories. She was born as Palekit to Nettlesplash and Mintfur alongside her siblings, Nectarkit, Gravelkit, and Fringekit. After her birth, her parents decided to remain near the gorge to raise their kits rather than travel with the rest of SkyClan to try and find ThunderClan after Darktail's group drove them out of their home. Her family eventually moved into the gorge after Darktail's rogues abandoned it. Nettlesplash and Mintfur, wanting to keep the warrior code alive, gave their kits apprentice names, Palekit becoming Palepaw, and unofficially mentored them. When Hawkwing led a patrol back to the gorge to bring back the missing SkyClan cats, Palepaw and her family were found and traveled to the lake, where Palepaw was given Rabbitleap as her mentor. Palepaw eventually earned her warrior name, Palesky.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

Darkest Night

"We thought these cats were intruders. But Fidgetpaw won't let us drive them off."
―Palepaw about Hawkwing's patrol Darkest Night, page 166
When Hawkwing and his patrol come near SkyClan's old territory, Gravelpaw and Palepaw rush to confront them. The cats turn to see the pair racing towards them, but Molewhisker doesn't seem concerned. Palepaw asks Hawkwing's patrol who they are, and Gravelpaw claims this as their land. Molewhisker asks the SkyClan deputy if these are his Clanmates, but he says he doesn't know them. Palepaw snaps that they need to leave, but Violetpaw replies that they're just looking for Clanmates. She replies back that this is the wrong place to look, but Fidgetpaw emerges from the bushes.
Fidgetpaw tells her that they should always welcome their friends. Gravelpaw states that these cats aren't friends and are probably rogues and should be driven away. The tom comments that no cat will be driven away and greets Hawkwing. Palepaw frowns angrily, asking if he knows these cats. He says yes to Palepaw, saying that Hawkwing's father is Sharpclaw. This surprises both apprentices, and they stay put while Fidgetpaw moves forward. Moments later, Mintfur and Nettlesplash meet the group, their other two kits, Fringepaw and Nectarpaw, following. They are thrilled to see Hawkwing and his cats, introducing them to their kits. Palepaw comments that they thought these cats were intruders, but Fidgetpaw wouldn't let them drive them off. Gravelpaw grunts that he said they are SkyClan, and Nettlesplash affirms this.
Nettlesplash then invites the patrol to come back the gorge to rest and have something to eat. All the cats go back to camp, talking about old times, and how Darktail is now dead. Once there, Violetpaw questions when Hawkwing's going to ask the cats to come back to the lake with them. Palepaw overhears, asking what she said, and so the deputy asks whether they will come back and join the rest of SkyClan. Gravelpaw immediately says that they can't leave their home, but Mintfur comments that their Clan is home. Palepaw states that their group is SkyClan, but Nettlesplash clarifies that SkyClan's leader and deputy are not here. Palepaw argues that they should come here, but Fidgetpaw comments that StarClan would want them to be with their Clan again. However, Mintfur remembers Frecklewish, and they decide to try and get her out the next day.
The next day, the SkyClan cats go to show Hawkwing where Frecklewish is being held captive. As they approach the tall structure, Palepaw stays hidden in the treeline with her siblings. Violetpaw comes up with a way for Frecklewish to escape, and they opt to let the medicine cat decide whether she can make the jump or not. Gravelpaw asks if he can come along, but Mintfur orders all of her litter to stay on the ground. Palepaw protests that Violetpaw gets to go, but Hawkwing says that it was her plan to start with. The older apprentice feels bad that she can go along and then offers to stay with the younger cats. Nectarpaw insists that they don't mind staying behind, but Gravelpaw grumbles for her to speak for herself. Violetpaw offers to tell them about it when she returns, but Gravelpaw comments that she might not get down. Palepaw mutters that at least Violetpaw won't get stuck up there like he did, but he protests saying that he was trying to catch owls.
Frecklewish manages to jump out of the Twoleg nest onto some steps, then into a tree. The cats race away as a Twoleg chases them, and Palepaw watches with wide eyes from below. The Twoleg is surprised as the cats run away out of sight. Nettlesplash, Mintfur, Fidgetpaw, and Frecklewish decide to go back to the other Clans with Hawkwing after a heavy rain washes their camp away. Violetpaw walks with the other apprentices while they travel, noting that Palepaw and Gravelpaw have been complaining less. Every paw step the cats take to their new home fuels their excitement for exploring. As they approach the forest, Violetpaw points out some pines in the distance, naming them as SkyClan's new territory. Palepaw questions where the camp is and is surprised to learn it's in a forest. She comments that it must be dark all the time, but Violetpaw affirms that there is a lakeshore as well nearby.
The cats stop to rest for the night, because the younger cats feel tired from traveling. Nettlesplash says that he'll take Gravelpaw, Nectarpaw, and Mintfur out hunting while Hawkwing checks out a hollow for sleeping. Palepaw offers to go with them, so her father agrees she can tag along. The next day, they arrive at SkyClan's camp, and are bewildered to see cats running around building dens. Hawkwing asks what's happening, and they tell him Leafstar will explain. Finpaw looks at Palepaw and her littermates, commenting that the apprentices' den is going to be very full. Once in camp, Twigpaw says the same, noting that the den doesn't have enough nests yet for everyone. Leafstar interrupts that Violetpaw and her sister won't need nests in the apprentices' den, as it's time for them to be warriors. Violetpaw gets excited, and Palepaw and her littermates crowd around the pair.
In the bonus scene, Nettlesplash is out hunting, and thinks about his young kits. He decides to visit the gorge before returning to his den, but runs across Dragonfly on the way. She tells him to get off Darktail's territory and asks if he's one of those SkyClan cats. Nettlesplash lies, meowing that he doesn't know what she's talking about, in order to keep his kits safe. Once he tells her that tansy will help her cough, he quickly leaves. Nettlesplash wants to help, but decides that caring for his kits is more important.
Later, Nettlesplash sits outside, watching his kits play. Palekit and Gravelkit play with a leaf, and Nectarkit sneaks up behind her littermates. The she-kit yowls badger attack, leaping on top of her siblings. The three kits descend into a round of play fighting, the leaf forgotten. Mintfur and Nettlesplash are content, commenting on how much their litter has grown. Abruptly, Nectarkit sits up, pushing Fringekit off of her. She comments that there's a moaning noise she doesn't recognize, and that it sounds like when Fringekit had a bellyache, but louder. The other kits say that they can hear it too, so Mintfur tells them to go inside the den.
Nettlesplash goes into the forest, finding that the source of the moaning is Dragonfly, who is very sick. He decides to help her, and with his and Mintfur's help, she completely heals within a quarter moon. She shares her catch with the family, and Fringekit nuzzles into the yellow tabby's side. Nettlesplash is warmed by the sight and watches the she-cat lick the kit's head. Mintfur and her mate invite Dragonfly to stay with them permanently, but she hesitates. She looks at each of the kits, and then tells them that they'll know her decision in the morning. However, when Nettlesplash wakes the next morning, he finds that Dragonfly decided during the night to go back to Darktail's group.
Later, Nettlesplash plays with his kits, but he tires and slumps on the ground to rest for a bit. The kits argue over which type of prey is the best, each naming a different type. Nettlesplash sighs, lost in thought about SkyClan. Moments later, a rabbit runs across the small clearing. Nettlesplash realizes that some cat is chasing it, and orders his kits to hide. They dive beneath a bush, and the older tom turns to face Dragonfly and Darktail. Darktail challenges Nettlesplash, but the pale brown tom quickly lies, saying that he's the only one here. He tells the white tom that he lost Mintfur and the kits after the battle, and couldn't bear to leave.
Darktail meows that Nettlesplash owes him something, for yowling when the rabbit raced by. Nettlesplash asks what that might be, silently praying that the kits stay quiet. Darktail dictates that he needs to catch three pieces of prey for his camp by nightfall, but Dragonfly protests. The yellow tabby slyly says that the pale brown tom has lost so much and is so pitiful that being the last of SkyClan is enough punishment. Darktail agrees and leaves with Dragonfly. Nettlesplash sighs in relief, knowing his family is safe for now. He waits for Mintfur to return, removing as many traces of themselves from the makeshift camp. Nettlesplash tells Mintfur what happened, and she agrees that they need to leave. They give the kits the mice their mother caught, and the tom hopes that SkyClan returns soon. He reflects that they might not be able to make it on their own, with Darktail around. Nettlesplash then turns to look at his kits, content that his kits are at least safe for now.

River of Fire

After returning to SkyClan, Palepaw has been assigned Rabbitleap as a mentor.

The Raging Storm

After Finleap is caught trying to visit his sister, he sees Palepaw sharing a mouse with Pigeonpaw beside Gravelpaw and Fringepaw, as the latter play fight together. As Finleap and Violetshine pass them, Palepaw looks up and asks Finleap if he's going back to ThunderClan that night, but Violetshine answers that he'll go home in the morning.
In the morning after ShadowClan's midnight attack on the SkyClan camp, Violetshine sees Palepaw and Pigeonpaw competing to clean the debris of broken stems around the apprentices' den. When Leafstar suggests returning to the gorge, Palepaw whispers to Pigeonpaw, asking if the gorge is very far.
When Leafstar becomes more resolute in her desire to leave after the other Clans refuse to help SkyClan, Palepaw watches eagerly along with the other apprentices for Leafstar to make an announcement. On their journey to the gorge, Sunnypaw almost drowns in mud, and Palepaw watches with terror.

In The Broken Code arc

The Silent Thaw

Palesky and Violetshine watch Pigeonfoot demonstrate how she had caught a bat mid-flight yesterday evening.

Darkness Within

Tree: "I can't believe any cat died. How could warriors fight on the side of that impostor?"
Violetshine: "They believed he spoke for StarClan."
Rootspring: "Why would StarClan order warriors to fight against their Clanmates?"
Palesky: "Enough. This vigil is about forgiveness."
—Palesky at the vigil Darkness Within, page 41
Palesky is one of the members of SkyClan to attend the vigil for those who died in the battle of the rebels, along with Leafstar, Hawkwing, Rootspring, Violetshine, Tree, Frecklewish, Macgyver, Plumwillow, Dewspring, Reedclaw, and Sagenose. When Violetshine says that she can't believe Sandynose died, Tree and Rootspring express disbelief at the fact that any cat fought for the impostor, and Palesky reminds them that this vigil is about forgiveness.

In the Super Editions

Hawkwing's Journey

Although unnamed, she is one of the four kits of Mintfur and Nettlesplash. Hawkwing hears their terrified cries as he approaches the nursery during a massive attack by a group of rogues. Fidgetkit, Snipkit, and Curlykit tell Hawkwing that they'll defend the younger kits when he races over to protect them.
After the battle, SkyClan is separated, but slowly begins to reform into a group. Mintfur, Nettlesplash, and their four kits are seen among the cats. SkyClan decides to go and look for new territory, with the other Clans. Mintfur and Nettlesplash say their kits are too young to travel and decide to stay behind in familiar land. The gray tabby she-cat sweeps her kits closer, meowing that perhaps they'll meet again, and that they'll miss the Clan terribly.

Squirrelflight's Hope

"Stay with her, Tree. I'll warn Leafstar she's coming."
―Palesky to Tree about Squirrelflight Squirrelflight's Hope, page 42
She is now a warrior named Palesky. Palesky and Tree spot Squirrelflight waiting for them at the border, and she and Tree argue about whether or not to escort Squirrelflight to camp. Once at camp, Palesky tells Tree to stay with Squirrelflight as she warns Leafstar.

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


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


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


Nectarsong:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Fringewhisker:[9]Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
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Plumwillow:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Sagenose:[11] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Rabbitleap:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Creekfeather:[10] Status unknown


Beekit:[12] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Beetlekit:[12] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Petalnose:[11] Status unknown
Fallowfern:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Rainfur:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Waspwhisker:[13] Status unknown

First cousins:

Curlypaw:[14] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Snipkit:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fidgetflake:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Reedclaw:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Finleap:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dewspring:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Wrenpaw:[6] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Two unnamed kits: [16] Status unknown


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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Palepaw: "What are you doing here?"
Gravelpaw: "This is our land!"
Molewhisker: "Are these your Clanmates?"
Hawkwing: "I've never seen them before."
—Hawkwing's patrol first meeting Palepaw and Gravelpaw Darkest Night, page 164

Gravelpaw: "We can't leave the gorge. It's our home."
Mintfur: "Our home is with SkyClan."
Palepaw: "We are SkyClan."
Nettlesplash: "We are. But our leader and deputy are not with us."
Palepaw: "Then they should come here."
—Gravelpaw and Palepaw discussing with their parents Darkest Night, page 170

Palepaw: "She won't get stuck up there like you did last half-moon."
Gravelpaw: "I wasn't stuck. I was hunting owls."
Palepaw: "Then why did Mintfur have to climb up and fetch you?"
—Gravelpaw and Palepaw arguing Darkest Night, page 205

"It must be dark all the time."
―Palepaw about the forest Darkest Night, page 235

Squirrelflight: "I want to speak with Leafstar."
Palesky: "She's in camp. I'll take you to her."
Tree: "But Squirrelflight knows where the camp is. She can find it herself and we can finish our patrol."
Palesky: "We can't let cats from other Clans wander around our territory unguarded."
Tree: "But she's alone. What harm could she do?"
Palesky (to Tree): "She might be a spy, or have come to hunt our prey."
Palesky (to Squirrelflight): "I know you aren't. But we must follow the rules."
Tree: "The rules make no sense. But fine, we'll do it your way."
—Palesky and Tree about Squirrelflight Squirrelflight's Hope, page 41

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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 168
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Darkest Night, page 164
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 257
  4. Revealed in Darkest Night: Bonus Scene, chapter 1
  5. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 165
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  7. Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 12
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Revealed in Darkest Night, pages 166-167
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 371
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Darkness Within, page 266
  13. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 15
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 333
  16. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 2
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