"Help me! I can't get on!"
— Softpaw during the fire when the log catches on fire in River of Fire, page 170

Softpelt is a dark[5] gray she-cat.[2]


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Softpaw does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

Squirrelflight's Hope

Coming Soon

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

During a Gathering, Softkit and her siblings are mentioned by Mistystar to have been born to Lakeheart as healthy kits.

Thunder and Shadow

Softkit does not formally appear in Thunder and Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

Shattered Sky

Softkit does not formally appear in Shattered Sky, but is listed in the allegiances.

Darkest Night

Softpaw does not formally appear in Darkest Night, but is listed in the allegiances. She is now an apprentice, along with her siblings, with Mintfur as her mentor.

River of Fire

When RiverClan is escaping from the fire in their camp, Mistystar is hesitant to leave any cat behind. However, she sees the sense in evacuating the area, because it's unsafe. As she begins to gather her cats together, they hear a desperate yowl coming from the other side of the stream. Twigpaw spots a RiverClan apprentice tottering towards the bank, and gasps when she sees her pelt is completely away on one side. The apprentice attempts to reach the log to cross the stream, but by now the fire has reached the far end of it. As the flames leap up in her face, the she-cat yowls for help, because she can't get on the log.
A horrified RiverClan cat shrieks out Softpaw's name, and Twigpaw darts back across the log. The ThunderClan she-cat jumps across the flames at the far end, her paws landing on hot ash. Twigpaw approaches Softpaw, who is crouching in front of her with her eyes closed and ears flattened. The ThunderClan she-cat reassures her that she'll get out, and grabs the young cat by the scruff. Twigpaw carries her to the burning end of the log, and swings her backward. This momentum launches Softpaw high above the flames, and she lets out a squeal of alarm. Softpaw lands on the log, her paws skidding on the slick surface. Twigpaw cringes, expecting her to fall into the stream, but the apprentice regains her balance and scurries across the log. Shimmerpelt and Mistystar meet her on the other side, covering her ears with licks.
Later, Alderheart mentions how Twigpaw had saved Softpaw. Violetshine is surpised and says that's great. She turns and looks at the RiverClan apprentice crouching by the stream, noting that she's battered but out of danger. She notices that Softpaw gazes at Twigpaw, her eyes full of gratitude.
In the bonus scene, Softpaw is one of the cats who have become ill from a vomiting sickness. Willowshine thinks that she and Havenpelt need another dose of watermint, but will have to delay it until sunhigh. Curled under a thorn tree in moss filled nests, Softpaw keeps moving around in her sleep as if she's having a nightmare, moaning in pain. After Willowshine has a vision of the RiverClan camp burning, she returns to the real world, hearing only the gray apprentice's groans of pain instead of fire.
The day after as Willowshine worries about the supplies of watermint, she notes that while Havenpelt has recovered, both Curlfeather and Softpaw are still in their nests in the medicine cat den.

The Raging Storm

At the medicine cat half-moon meeting, Willowshine reports that all is well, save for one incident. She notes that Softpaw almost got carried away by the rapids, but was saved by Dapplepaw.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Softpelt does not formally appear in Lost Stars, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Silent Thaw

Coming Soon

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

Softpaw does not formally appear in Tawnypelt's Clan, but is listed in the allegiances.



  • She has been mistakenly mentioned with pale gray paws.[6]

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Lakeheart:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Lizardtail:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Harelight:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Gorseclaw:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dappletuft:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Lakeheart ♀Lizardtail ♂
Softpelt ♀Harelight ♂Dappletuft ♂Gorseclaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Darkest Night, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  4. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, undefined
  5. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 14
  6. Revealed in River of Fire: Bonus Scene, chapter 1
  7. Kate's Blog
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Leader Mistystar
Deputy Reedwhisker
Medicine cats MothwingWillowshine
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Queens Curlfeather
Kits FrostkitMistkitGraykit
Elders Mosspelt
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