"There aren't enough cats left in ShadowClan to patrol our borders. If we join SkyClan, at least we can train our apprentices so that they can become better warriors than we have."
— Stonewing about joining SkyClan in Darkest Night, page 268

Stonewing is a white tom[2] with dark blue eyes.[8]

He is a warrior of ShadowClan. He is first seen as a brand new warrior mentoring Juniperpaw, which sparks doubts in other Clans given that Stonewing was a new warrior. He also becomes mates with Grassheart and she gives birth to his kits: Whorlpelt, Snaketooth, and Flowerstem. He is disappointed in Juniperpaw when he opts to join Darktail, and when the tyrant takes over ShadowClan from Rowanstar, Stonewing joins him, becoming part of the Kin. However, he rejoins ShadowClan when Darktail is killed.

He struggles to support ShadowClan, and reluctantly agrees the annexation of ShadowClan to SkyClan, but rejoins ShadowClan under Tigerstar, who revitalizes the Clan and gives Stonewing another apprentice, Antfur, and later, Tigerstar's daughter Lightleap.


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

During a hunting patrol, Tigerheart thinks how Stonewing has made it clear that they were not going to pretend to be happy giving up land to a different Clan.
Stonewing is returning with another hunting patrol, all carrying prey. Tigerheart notes that the patrol worked well together, remembering how Juniperclaw would warn Stonewing when prey was going to him. Stonewing and Whorlpaw stop beside Juniperclaw at the camp entrance as they smell ThunderClan scent. Entering the camp, Stonewing calls to Tawnypelt, asking what ThunderClan was there for. A member of ThunderClan as gone missing and cats are worried about Rowanstar not being firm. Tigerheart defends his father, but Stonewing drops a thrush and comments he isn't decisive these days. Tigerheart scowls at him, asking how dare he. He lectures the tom's on assuming Rowanstar's actions and to trust their leader. He glowers at Stonewing again until he drops his gaze. Tawnypelt flicks her tail towards the patrol and tells Tigerheart to take the patrol's fresh-kill into camp. The patrol obeys and disappears into the camp entrance.
Rowanstar selects Stonewing as part of the battle patrol to attack SkyClan. He follows his leader, giving approving glances with the patrol as his fur ripples in excitement. Near SkyClan's camp, Tigerheart slides between Stonewing and Juniperclaw. Rowanstar accuses Leafstar of stealing a rabbit, and Stonewing raises his hackles in aggression. A battle doesn't happen as the leaders make a deal that SkyClan will give ShadowClan the next rabbit they catch. Stonewing concedes that he guesses it shows them respect. His fur begins to flatten as he eases out of his battle stance.
That night, Tigerheart doesn't wish to go to his nest as he doesn't want to listen to Stonewing snoring. When Tigerheart does settle in his nest, Stonewing breathes softly beside him as he sleeps.
After Tigerheart's return from leaving and becoming Clan leader, Stonewing is sitting with Juniperclaw and Strikestone and is among the cats watching him and eyeing him warily. Tigerstar admits he left them but he has returned with cats to make their Clan strong again. He tells them to accept them as he accepts them, be loyal to them as he is to them and he will be ready to lead them. Tigerstar watches his Clanmates as Stonewing blinks at him, before lifting his head to chant their leader's new name.

Squirrelflight's Hope

He and Strikestone encounter the Sisters when they trespass on ShadowClan territory. The two try to fight them off, but Strikestone gets wounded by Sunrise, which Stonewing retaliates by wounding Sunrise's leg before escaping with Strikestone.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Stonewing is a ShadowClan warrior. Rowanstar announces his and Wasptail's new names at a Gathering, and the new warriors stand up straighter, eyes gleaming, as their Clanmates yowl their names, most other cats joining in. Rowanstar also notes that there are four new apprentices, and mentions that both of the new warriors have received one of them, with Stonewing's being Juniperpaw.
However, instead of a yowl calling out the new apprentices, the cats below let out murmurs of surprise. Onestar asks Rowanstar if ShadowClan is really giving apprentices to brand-new warriors. The ginger tom retorts that by the time ShadowClan cats are warriors, they are ready for anything.

Thunder and Shadow

When Leafpool and Alderpaw travel to ShadowClan, a patrol led by Tawnypelt welcomes them. Stonewing is with them, and helps carry some herbs back to camp. He pads beside Tawnypelt, and jumps over a fallen tree trunk. Once in camp, Stonewing drops his herb bundle outside of Littlecloud's den. He goes back into the clearing, and is seen standing beside Tawnypelt. When Littlecloud dies, Stonewing sits vigil with his body alongside other cats.
Later, ThunderClan cats led by Bramblestar go to ShadowClan to warn them of the rogues' attack on WindClan. Stonewing, Tigerheart, Tawnypelt, and Juniperpaw meet them at the border, and ask why they're here. Once they explain, Tawnypelt orders her son to escort them to camp while she and the other patrol members track the rogue scent.
When ShadowClan's younger cats speak up against Rowanstar, Stonewing glares at Juniperpaw. The tom asks his apprentice why he'd embarrass him like this, questioning if he's a good mentor. Juniperpaw says he doesn't need a teacher, as all cats are born knowing how to hunt and fight. Stonewing looks at Rowanstar, and reminds the leader that he'd said the apprentices were getting too big for their pelts.
Later, Darktail and his rogues bring Violetkit back to ShadowClan's camp. Hisses sound around the clearing, and Stonewing arches his back. Afterwards, the tom leads his apprentice out on a hunting patrol. As they leave, however, Darktail and his cats return once more to ask if they may join ShadowClan. Stonewing's pelt spikes, and he stares at Rain as the gray rogue enters camp. They are declined, but Needlepaw declares that if they can't join ShadowClan, then she'll go live with them. Stonewing and Ratscar flatten their ears in response.
When Violetpaw returns from living with the rogues, Stonewing and Wasptail look up as she pads into camp. Many cats in ShadowClan later fall sick, and the white tom makes his nest in the elders' den to accommodate for ill Clanmates.

Darkest Night

When Alderheart and Willowshine visit ShadowClan's camp, they see Stonewing, Scorchfur, and Grassheart watching from the edge of the clearing. They explain why they're here, and say that they're looking for a six-toed cat. There aren't any in ShadowClan, but Stonewing suggests that they could look in the Twolegplace for a cat with that many toes. Juniperclaw snorts scornfully at the suggestion, and Scorchfur agrees with him. Cats begin to belittle Rowanstar, but Tawnypelt insists that he has the blessing of StarClan. Murmurs ripple through the Clan, and Stonewing and Grassheart exchange a glance. The white tom chimes in that WindClan should send a search party for the six-toed cat, since they have nothing better to do.
At a Gathering, Rowanstar decides step down from his leadership and merge with SkyClan. Scorchfur speaks out against this vehemently, and Stonewing backs away from him, surrounding his kits along with Grassheart. He blinks slowly, saying that ShadowClan doesn't have enough cats left to patrol their borders. Stonewing suggests that if they join SkyClan, their kits can grow to become better warriors than they've been.
When ShadowClan moves into SkyClan's camp, Stonewing helps with expanding the dens. He surveys a cedar tree, saying that it'll make a natural roof. Grassheart agrees, stating that they can get supplies from their old camp. Later, Stonewing cheers during Violetshine's warrior ceremony. When Tree helps the former ShadowClan cats see their dead Clanmates, the white warrior is shocked to learn that some may still be alive, if they aren't seen here or in StarClan.

River of Fire

Although unnamed, Stonewing witnesses Tigerheart's resurrection to become Tigerstar, and after Tigerstar addresses the former ShadowClan cats to accept him and the new cats he has brought back, Stonewing joins the newly reformed ShadowClan back to their camp.

The Raging Storm

Stonewing does not formally appear in The Raging Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. He is now the mentor to Antpaw, and his kits have become warriors.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

His apprentice, Antpaw, has now become a warrior with the name of Antfur.
Shadowpaw spots him crouching on guard outside of the camp.

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

He is helping Scorchfur try and expand the warrior's den, though neither tom is listening to Tawnypelt when she tries to help. Tawnypelt orders Stonewing to bring a mass of twigs to her, but Stonewing objects that he is working on the opposite side. As Tawnypelt grows irritated with the younger tom, she begins to snap at him until Tigerstar intervenes and orders them instead.


Interesting facts

  • He was originally named Stonetooth.[9]
    • He is called Stonetooth again in the allegiances for Thunder and Shadow.[10]


  • Stonewing is omitted from the allegiances of Shattered Sky.[11] This is corrected in Tigerheart's Shadow.[12]

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Grassheart:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Snaketooth:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flowerstem:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Whorlpelt:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Stonewing ♂Grassheart ♀
Snaketooth ♀Flowerstem ♀Whorlpelt ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Stonewing: "How could you embarrass me like this? Haven't I been a good mentor to you? I've taught you everything you know."
Juniperpaw: "Cats are born knowing how to hunt and fight. Why do I need you telling me what I already know?"
Stonewing (to Rowanstar): "I warned you the apprentices were getting too big for their pelts."
—Stonewing and Juniperpaw arguing before Stonewing talks to Rowanstar Thunder and Shadow, page 144

Tigerheart: "Of course [Rowanstar] was firm. Why wouldn't he be?"
Stonewing: "He's not exactly decisive these days."
Tigerheart: "How dare you?"
—Stonewing and Tigerheart about Rowanstar Tigerheart's Shadow, page 54

Snowbird: "I guess having [SkyClan's] next rabbit sounds reasonable."
Stonewing: "I suppose it shows respect."
—Stonewing and Snowbird about having SkyClan's next rabbit Tigerheart's Shadow, page 71

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 21
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  3. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 20
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 3
  5. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 23
  6. Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, undefined
  8. Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 10
  9. Revealed on Kate's blog
  10. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  11. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  12. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  13. Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 20
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 8
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