"Appledusk will live on in his kits, and in their kits, and their kits in turn. His spirit will not die. He will be part of RiverClan forever!"
Reedshine about Appledusk's kin in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 9


Shyheart is a pale brown cat.[4]

History

In the Novellas

Mapleshade's Vengeance

"And yet that vengeance is not over, because Appledusk will live on in Reedshine's kits."
―Mapleshade about Reedshine's kits Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 9
Mapleshade watches as Appledusk trains his apprentice, Perchpaw. Reedshine, Appledusk's mate, arrives and offers to pounce to show how it's done. Appledusk mews she's not doing anything, and reminds her to think of their kits. Reedshine looks at her belly that's barely swollen from her unborn kits. She complains she's not sick. Appledusk meows he knows she's not, but their kits are too precious to risk Perchpaw injuring her by mistake. Mapleshade wonders how Reedshine could be expecting kits already.
After Mapleshade confronts Appledusk, Reedshine arrives, wondering what's going on. Mapleshade hurls herself at her, screeching that she and her kits must die. Appledusk jumps in the way and takes the blow, protecting Reedshine and their unborn kits. Reedshine tells Mapleshade that Appledusk will live on in their kits, and in their kits and so on. Mapleshade decides to watch over all her kin and punish each one for what she did. She thinks later that Appledusk's kin will mourn the day he destroyed her life.

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Father:

Appledusk:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Mother:

Reedshine:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sister:

Willownose:[2][5] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sibling:

Applefrost:[2][5] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-sister:

Petalkit:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-brothers:

Larchkit:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Patchkit:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Nephew:

Shellheart:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-nephews:

Oakheart:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crookedstar:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-nephew:

Stonefur:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-nieces:

Mistystar:[8] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Mosskit:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Silverstream:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-nephews:

Reedwhisker:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Perchkit:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stormfur:[12] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Pikepaw:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-nieces:

Primrosepaw:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Feathertail:[12] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-nephews:

Pine That Clings to Rock:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Feather of Flying Hawk:[14] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-great-great-nieces:

Lark That Sings at Dawn:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Breeze That Rustles the Leaves:[14] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Trivia

Author statements

  • Vicky revealed Shyheart's name on a personal letter to a fan, along with the names of Shyheart's mother, their siblings, and their half-siblings.[3]
    • She also thinks Shyheart is a light brown cat with long, slightly wavy fur, white front paws, and a white splash on their chest.[15]

Quotes

Appledusk: "I'm not letting you do anything. Think of our kits!"
Reedshine: "I'm not sick!"
Appledusk: "I know you're not. But our kits are too precious to risk Perchpaw injuring you by mistake!"
—Appledusk and Reedshine about their kits Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 8


"You and your kits must die!"
―Mapleshade to Reedshine Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 9


Reedshine: "Appledusk will live on in his kits, and in their kits, and their kits in turn. His spirit will not die. He will be part of RiverClan forever!"
Mapleshade: "Then I will watch over all your kin and punish each one for what you did to me."
—Reedshine and Mapleshade about Appledusk's kin Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 9

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed on Victoria Holmes Letter 2
  4. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  6. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 480
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 8
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  10. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 2
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Tawnypelt's Clan, chapter 6
  15. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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