"I'm hunting. And no matter what you two say, WindClan cats have just as much right to hunt at Fourtrees as you do. ThunderClan doesn't own everything. No wonder you're always fighting with RiverClan over Sunningrocks. What a bunch of bullies."
— Sorrelpaw to Tigerclaw and Redtail in Redtail's Debt, chapter 4

Sorrelpaw is a gray-and-brown she-cat.[2]

Sorrelpaw was a WindClan apprentice under Heatherstar’s leadership in the forest territories. She was born as Sorrelkit to Meadowslip and Hickorynose along with her brothers, Hopkit and Pigeonkit. She soon gained her apprentice name, Sorrelpaw, and Stagleap as her mentor. While she was out hunting, she accidentally crossed the ThunderClan border and ran into Redtail and Tigerclaw. Tigerclaw ordered Redtail to attack the young apprentice, which he reluctantly did. However, Stagleap soon arrived, and chastised the warriors for bullying an apprentice. Sorrelpaw was badly wounded, and Stagleap took her back to the WindClan camp. Tigerclaw later used this incident as an excuse to attack WindClan.


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

"Don't worry, Sorrelpaw. You'll be a great apprentice. And I promise not to eat you."
―Stagleap to Sorrelpaw, after she is made his apprentice Tallstar's Revenge, page 490
Sorrelkit is born healthy, along with her two brothers, Hopkit and Pigeonkit, to Meadowslip and Hickorynose. Several cats ask about the status of Meadowslip and the amount of kits, and Palebird names each of their kits; she notes that Sorrelkit, a she-kit, is gray and brown. She also mentions that she considered the kits to beautiful, and they were hungry the moment they arrived. Plumclaw hopes that Hickorynose will insist his kits to become tunnelers. When Heatherstar calls for a Clan meeting, she notes that Meadowslip’s kits had brought new life to WindClan, and asks them to pray for Hopkit, Pigeonkit, and Sorrelkit to grow into strong, healthy warriors.
She greets Tallpaw as he returns from his trip to the Moonstone, racing after her brothers. Her pelt is spiked with excitement, and she sniffs Tallpaw's fur. Glancing over at her brother, Pigeonkit, she comments that he smells funny, and she then asks what he saw while he was away. He responds that he saw the Moonstone, prompting her to ask if it was big, to which he responds. Tallpaw is too tired to continue the conversation, instead asking if they've had their first taste of mouse yet. Sorrelkit announces that she has. Tallpaw then offers to pluck off the feathers of a lapwing for them to eat, and Sorrelkit responds with excitement, asking if he would. She races off toward the prey heap with Pigeonkit, streaking ahead. Hopkit decides to follow as well, and Tallpaw carries him over to his littermates.
Sorrelkit is at Tallpaw's warrior naming ceremony leaning over the edge as her brother asks their mother, Meadowslip, why they couldn't sit next to her to watch. She shoos them over to the nursery, saying they'll be able to see fine from there, and Heatherstar didn't need kits under her paws. She accompanies her brothers as they wait for Palebird to give birth to her litter of kits. She pushes Hopkit aside and responds to him when he asks if they're born yet, pointing out that Hawkheart is still in the nursery. Hopkit notes that they wouldn't be the youngest anymore, and Sorrelkit declares that she couldn't wait to show Palebird's kits around camp. However, Meadowslip warns Sorrelkit that it would be a few days before they would be allowed out of the nursery. As Heatherstar calls for another Clan meeting, Woollytail nearly trips over Hopkit, Sorrelkit, and Pigeonkit, as they dash ahead of Meadowslip, and barge past their Clanmates.
When he returns from his journey, Talltail watches Pigeonkit and Sorrelkit, who are already awake, chase Palebird's kits around the Hunting Stones. Talltail wonders the location of Hopkit, and he's relieved to see that he is not playing with his Clanmates.
After the battle with ShadowClan, Talltail notes that Pigeonkit and Sorrelkit have grown too big to share a nest in the nursery. Palebird claims that Ryestalk would be more comfortable once Heatherstar made Sorrelkit, Hopkit and Pigeonkit apprentices, and describes them as being as large as hares, and she comments that they must be six moons by that point. While discussing with Heatherstar, he points out that Sorrelkit would never have the speed of Stagleap. Heatherstar calls together a meeting shortly after, and Sorrelkit and Pigeonkit scramble through the gorse. She asks about Hopkit quietly, and Meadowslip tells her that he understood that he couldn't be an apprentice like her. Heatherstar calls for Sorrelkit and Pigeonkit, and they scramble into the hollow, and trot over to their leader.
Following the naming of Pigeonpaw an apprentice, Heatherstar turns to Sorrelkit. She is named Sorrelpaw, and is given Stagleap as a mentor. Her eyes widen as her mentor pads forward to greet her as an apprentice and she nervously twitches her tail as he touches her head. Stagleap tells her not to worry, assuring her that she would be a great apprentice, and jokes that he promises not to eat the young cat. Heatherstar asks for Sorrelpaw to learn boldness and loyalty from Stagleap, and she promises to.

In the Novellas

Redtail's Debt

Sorrelpaw accidentally catches a rabbit on ThunderClan's territory and runs into Redtail and Tigerclaw. At first, she refuses to admit she trespassed despite the obvious evidence. Tigerclaw orders Redtail to teach her a lesson, and Redtail reluctantly attacks and injures Sorrelpaw, but stops when Tigerclaw orders him to kill her. Stagleap arrives and scolds the two ThunderClan warriors for beating up such a young apprentice. Tigerclaw lies about what happened, and Heatherstar and Sunstar bicker about it during the Gathering. Redtail finds Stagleap who tells Redtail that Sorrelpaw was still healing.

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Sorrelpaw's apprentice ceremony
Heatherstar: Sorrelpaw, your mentor will be Stagleap. May you learn boldness and loyalty from him.
Sorrelpaw: I will!
Reference: Tallstar's Revenge, pages 489-490




Meadowslip:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hickorynose:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Deadfoot:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pigeonpaw:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Crowfeather:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Eaglekit:[5][6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hillkit:[7][6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Downkit:[7][6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Breezepelt:[8] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Jayfeather:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lionblaze:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Hollyleaf:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Crowfeather and Nightcloud's kits:[10] Deceased, residence unknown


Hollytuft:[11] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Sorrelstripe:[11] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Spotfur:[12] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Flywhisker:[12] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Smokehaze:[13] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Brindlewing:[13] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Woodsong:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Appleshine:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Fernsong:[11] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Snaptooth:[12] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Bristlefrost:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Thriftear:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Myrtlepaw:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Flipclaw:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Baypaw:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown




The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Su Susann's "Missing Kits" on Vicky's Facebook, Sorrelpaw's warrior name was Sorrelcharm due to her charming personality. She and Tornear became mates, and their daughter was Tawnyfur.[17]


Sorrelkit: "He smells funny."
Pigeonkit: "Your fur's all wet."
Tallpaw: "We've been trekking through long grass."
Sorrelkit: "What did you see?"
Tallpaw: "The Moonstone."
Sorrelkit: "Was it big?"
Tallpaw: "Bigger than Tallrock, and it shone like stars."
—Sorrelkit, upon Tallpaw's return from the Moonstone Tallstar's Revenge, page 245

Hopkit: "Are they here yet?"
Sorrelkit: "Hawkheart's still in there, rabbit-brain. Of course they're not here yet."
—Sorrelkit informing Hopkit about the status of Palebird's kits Tallstar's Revenge, page 264

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 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 208
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 489
  4. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 211
  5. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 2
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  8. Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 290
  10. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 406
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed on Kate's Blog
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
  17. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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