Rushtail is a light brown tabby tom.[1]


In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

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

Bramblestar's Storm

Rushtail does not formally appear in Bramblestar's Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. He has now retired, and is now listed as an elder of RiverClan.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Rushpaw does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. His mentor is listed as Pebblefoot.

Fading Echoes

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

Night Whispers

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

Sign of the Moon

Rushpaw does not formally appear in Sign of the Moon, but is listed in the allegiances.
Mistystar announces at a gathering that Rushpaw is now a warrior with the name of Rushtail, along with Troutstream.

The Forgotten Warrior

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

The Last Hope

When Jayfeather comes to RiverClan camp, Heronpaw asks why he's there, and Rushtail reprimands him, telling him to listen if he wants to know.

In the Novellas

Mistystar's Omen

Rushpaw and Hollowpaw are suspected by Mistystar to be sneaking off somewhere instead of doing their apprentice duties. They neglect changing the elders' bedding, disappearing without telling any warrior, and later coming back with only a scrap of moss. Pouncetail scolds them, and Robinwing offers to use the moss he collected instead. They're noted to be sharing only a tiny piece of prey between them.
The two of them later sneak off again, telling Reedwhisker that they wanted to do some battle training in preparation for their assessments. Pebblefoot comments on how Rushpaw is very good at figuring out how to get things done faster, and jokingly wonders if he wants to go straight to the elders den once he's twelve moons old. Mistystar says he'll probably just be an efficient warrior.
Mothwing overhears them telling Troutpaw and Mossypaw that they found something, and that it was a big secret. She and Mistystar wonder what they're up to, however Mistystar brushes it off, assuming they were trying to show off.
After returning from their supposed battle training, they decline their offer of food, and ask if they can eat their share later. Mistystar praises them on keeping up with their training during hard times. Rushpaw tells her it was just what any loyal cat would do.
While taking a walk outside of camp, Mistystar passes by where Rushpaw had said her and Hollowpaw were training, however the area looks undamaged, as if no cat had fought there in a long time. She makes a point to ask them later. Immediately after doing so, Reedwhisker tells her the two apprentices are in trouble by the Twoleg dens, where they're cornered by two dogs. When Mistystar, Reedwhisker, and his patrol arrive, Hollowpaw sits and calls for help as Rushpaw attempts to keep the dogs away. Reedwhisker sends the patrol and Mistystar to distract the dogs as he goes to get the two of them out. Mistystar is briefly distracted while watching them escape, and fails to distract the dogs. One of the dogs begin to chase Reedwhisker and the apprentices, and Mistystar leaps at it, trying to lure it away from them. Mallownose goes to help Reedwhisker and the apprentices get out and also try and distract the second dog. Once Rushpaw and Hollowpaw are over the fence, Reedwhisker attempts to leave and gets bitten by both dogs in the process.
He and Hollowpaw apologize profusely. They admit that they were looking for kittypet food, so they wouldn't need to eat the prey when it was so scarce.  Mistystar is angry at them,  but she reminds herself that they never meant for anyone to get hurt.

Dovewing's Silence

Rushtail does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence, but is listed in the allegiances.



  • In the allegiances of The Forgotten Warrior and The Last Hope, he is mistakenly listed as an apprentice.[4][5]

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"Kittypet food. We found some here before, and it didn't taste too bad. We thought if we got enough to eat here, we wouldn't have to take anything from the fresh-kill pile."
—Rushpaw reasoning why they went out Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 9

Mistystar: "Where did you go?"
Rushpaw: "Oh, you know that elderflower bush by the holly tree? There's a clear space under there that is just right for battle training."
Mistystar: "Excellent. Reedwhisker saved a mouse for you."
Hollowpaw: "We're not hungry right now. Is it okay if we have it later?"
Mistystar: "Yes, of course. And well done for working so hard. I know things aren’t easy at the moment, but I'm proud of you for keeping up with your training."
Rushpaw: "We're just doing what any loyal cat would do. You can count on us, Mistystar."
—Rushpaw and Hollowpaw when they are found by Mistystar Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 7

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