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"Remember that even though our experiences change us, we have to carry on."
— Stormfur to Lionpaw in Eclipse, page 23

Stormfur is a dark gray tom with amber eyes.[11]

Stormfur is a cave-guard of the Tribe of Rushing Water. He was born half-Clan to Silverstream and Graystripe along with his sister, Feathertail, as Stormkit. The siblings were raised in RiverClan, but during the reign of TigerClan, Tigerstar ordered Stormpaw and his sister to be killed, but Stonefur, Stormpaw's mentor, sacrificed himself to save them. As a warrior, Stormfur took part in the journey to the sun-drown-place, during which he met the Tribe, who believed him to be the silver cat prophesied to defeat Sharptooth. However, Feathertail was revealed as the true subject of the prophecy and died fulfilling it.

During the Great Journey, Stormfur decided to stay with the Tribe and Brook, whom he had fallen in love with. But after failing to drive out invading rogues, he and Brook were exiled and joined ThunderClan, though they eventually returned to the mountains. They bore two litters of kits: Lark and Pine, and Breeze and Feather.

History

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The Prophecies Begin

"We'll fight him. I won't let him kill us."
—Stormpaw comforting his sister The Darkest Hour, page 169
Stormkit is born to Silverstream of RiverClan and Graystripe of ThunderClan, along with his sister, Featherkit. His mother dies to blood loss during her kitting, and Graystripe joins his kits in RiverClan, but eventually rejoins ThunderClan. Later, Stormpaw becomes an apprentice mentored by Stonefur. When RiverClan and ShadowClan merge into TigerClan under Tigerstar's leadership, Stormpaw and the other half-Clan cats are kept prisoner, and Stonefur is killed protecting him and Featherpaw. Graystripe and his friends rescue Stormpaw, Featherpaw, and Mistyfoot and harbor them in ThunderClan until Tigerstar is defeated. During the battle against BloodClan, he helps kill Bone, and is able to rejoin RiverClan after their victory.

The New Prophecy

"[Brook] would be lost without the mountains. But I know that I can live here. There’s water here—noisier than the river—but it’s still water. There's plenty of fresh-kill, now that I know how to hunt like the Tribe. And my sister's spirit is here...All the Clans have lost their homes, but I feel like I have lost more than any cat. This is the first time in many moons that I feel as if I have actually found something."
—Stormfur to Squirrelpaw about staying with the Tribe Dawn, pages 321-322
He has become a warrior named Stormfur. Feathertail, along with Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and Crowpaw receive a message from StarClan. Stormfur joins them on their journey to the sun-drown-place, protective of his sister. Upon reaching their destination, they learn that Twolegs are destroying the forest and the Clans must find a new home. Stormfur disapproves of Feathertail's feelings for Crowpaw, a WindClan apprentice, even as he crushes on Squirrelpaw throughout the journey.
They cut through the mountains on their way back home, where they meet the Tribe of Rushing Water. The Tribe is being hunted by Sharptooth and believes Stormfur to be the cat who will save them. They keep Stormfur prisoner in hopes he will destroy Sharptooth; however, the cat actually turns out to be Feathertail, who gives her life to save the Tribe. Stormfur returns to the forest with the others and informs their father of Feathertail's sacrifice.
During the Great Journey, Stormfur joins the Tribe, becoming a cave-guard and taking Brook as a mate. Stormfur and Brook eventually return to the Clans after being exiled and live with RiverClan for a short time. However, Hawkfrost fears Stormfur may become deputy and has Mothwing make up an omen to have him exiled. Afterward, Firestar welcomes them into ThunderClan.

Power of Three

"The mountain breeze stirs his heart as well as his pelt."
—Jaypaw's thoughts on Stormfur Eclipse, page 21
Stormfur is reunited with his father when Graystripe returns to the Clans. He meets Millie, his father's new mate, and supports her decision to keep her kittypet name. Stormfur also bonds with Lionpaw and tells him stories about the journey to the sun-drown-place with Lionpaw's parents. Talon and Night arrive in ThunderClan to ask Stormfur to return to help fight rogues in the mountains. Stoneteller is not pleased his cats asked Stormfur and Brook for help, especially since Stormfur's last plan failed. Eventually, Stoneteller accepts Stormfur's help, and he and the other Clan cats teach the Tribe how to fight. After successfully beating Stripes and his rogues, Stormfur and Brook are welcomed back into the Tribe.

Omen of the Stars

Moons later, Stormfur and Brook have two kits, Pine and Lark. He greets the Clan cats when they visit the mountains again and learns about Leopardstar's death. Stormfur also notes Stoneteller, who is growing old and frail, has not chosen a successor and the Tribe is very concerned about the future. Crag, one of Brook's brothers, is chosen as the new Teller of the Pointed Stones.

Novellas

This section summarizes Stormfur's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"I was a half-Clan cat. A paw in RiverClan, a paw in ThunderClan, and never quite accepted in either. Life is simpler here, without all the Clan rivalries and distrust."
—Stormfur about why he prefers the Tribe Tawnypelt's Clan, page 168
In Tawnypelt's Clan, he and Brook have another litter of kits, Breeze and Feather. Pine and Lark are now cave-guards. He greets Tawnypelt when she arrives in the mountains, and helps to evacuate the Tribe when a tree threatens to destroy the cave.

Detailed description

Stormfur is a large,[15] muscular,[16] long-haired[17] dark gray tom with amber eyes.[11] He has a broad head[18] and shoulders,[19] and thick, sleek fur.[20]

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • He has ThunderClan and RiverClan blood from Graystripe and Silverstream respectively,[21] and WindClan blood via Reedfeather.[22]
  • In Forest of Secrets it was said that Greenflower[23] would nurse him, however in Rising Storm Mosspelt[15] takes on the role instead.

Mistakes

  • He has mistakenly been called silver[15] and has been described with blue eyes.[24]
  • He has mistakenly been called a prey-hunter.[25][26]
  • He has mistakenly been called "Sormfur",[27] and "Stonefur."[28]
  • In The Ultimate Guide, Mistystar was accidentally said to be Stormfur's mentor.[29]
  • He is mistakenly listed as a member of RiverClan on the official tree, when he is currently a member of the Tribe.[30]

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Killed victims

This list shows the victims Stormfur has killed:

  • Bone[31] (Along with Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Ashfur and Feathertail)

Appearances

Quotes

Brook: "I...I hope you'll be happy here. This must be very different from what you're used to. Do you have caves for sleeping in your forest?"
Stormfur: "No, we sleep in nests of reeds and bushes. RiverClan's camp—that's my Clan—is on an island."
Brook: "Are you a cave-guard or—No, of course not, if you have no caves there will be no cave-guards. Do you guard your camp, or are you a prey-hunter?"
Stormfur: "Our Clans don't work like that. We all guard and hunt and patrol."
Brook: "That must be hard. We are born to our duties, so we know exactly what we have to do. I am a prey-hunter. If Stoneteller allows it, perhaps you would like to hunt with me tomorrow? [...] You're tired; I'll leave you alone now. Sleep well. I hope we will hunt together soon."
—Brook and Stormfur Moonrise, page chapter 11


"Stormfur's eyes stretched wide with admiration at Brook’s hunting skills. What a warrior she would make, if she'd been forestborn! Briefly he imagined her in RiverClan, teaching them this new way of hunting, but he banished the picture almost at once. Brook belonged here in the mountains, and within the next day or two he would have to part from her. He felt a strange stab of regret at the thought and was surprised. How could he already feel attached to a cat he barely knew?"
—Stormfur's thoughts about Brook Moonrise, page chapter 11


"I don't know. At first I didn't see how I could be, but now...The first prophecy, the one from StarClan, matters more than anything to me. But I'm not one of the chosen. I can't help wondering whether I’m meant to do this instead. But I can't follow both prophecies. Which one of them is right?"
—Stormfur about the silver cat prophecy Moonrise, pages 237-238


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Stormfur: "I've decided to stay with the Tribe."
Squirrelpaw: "What?"
Stormfur: "I've lost Feathertail and Graystripe, and I never knew Silverstream. I have no kin left in the Clans. Even my mentor, Stonefur, is dead. Apart from Feathertail, he was the closest thing to kin that I had in RiverClan. I don't even have a home anymore. It feels as though everything has been stolen from me, one thing after another."
Squirrelpaw: "But what about your Clan? RiverClan needs you."
Stormfur: "RiverClan has good, strong warriors. Even Hawkfrost. RiverClan will be safe without me."
Squirrelpaw: "But this is such a different place. Once we've found our new home, you can start again..."
Stormfur: "Oh, Squirrelpaw, can't you understand? I love Brook, and I want to stay with her"
Squirrelpaw: "I thought you might ask her to join the Clans!"
Stormfur: "She would be lost without the mountains. But I know that I can live here. There's water here—noisier than the river—but it’s still water. There's plenty of fresh-kill, now that I know how to hunt like the Tribe. And my sister's spirit is here...All the Clans have lost their homes, but I feel like I have lost more than any cat. This is the first time in many moons that I feel as if I have actually found something."
Squirrelpaw: "There’s no need to say any more. I understand."
—Stormfur telling Squirrelpaw he's staying Dawn, pages 321-322


"I remember how hard it was for Graystripe to choose Silverstream over his Clan. But from that difficult choice, you and Feathertail were born. Without you both, everything would have been different for the Tribe and for the Clans. Feathertail killed Sharptooth, and you finished a difficult journey to bring StarClan's message back to us. No cat can question your loyalty and courage, nor criticize your choice, for as your father proved, great things come from listening to your heart."
—Firestar to Stormfur Dawn, pages 324-325


Stormfur: "Where Brook comes from, the cave-guards fight, and the prey-hunters feed the Tribe. Brook was a prey-hunter. She never had to fight until she came here."
Brook: "I'm doing my best to learn."
Stormfur: "You're doing fine. You’ll fight as well as any cat soon."
—Stormfur and Brook Sunset, page chapter 15


"We'll go. But it's RiverClan’s loss, not ours. This isn't the same Clan I once belonged to."
—Stormfur after he and Brook are exiled Sunset, page chapter 15


"I wish I could believe it. But I'll never be half the warrior my father was."
—Stormfur to Firestar comparing himself to Graystripe Sunset, page 251


"I'm a RiverClan cat at heart...That's where I grew up and where I became a warrior."
—Stormfur about what Clan he truly believes he's from Outcast, page 72


Lionpaw: "Good-bye, Stormfur. Show those invaders that a Clan cat is never beaten."
Stormfur: "Good-bye, Lionpaw. Remember that even though our experiences change us, we have to carry on."
—Lionpaw and Stormfur saying their goodbyes before Lionpaw departs from the mountains Eclipse, page 23


Tawnypelt: "Don't you miss the Clans?"
Stormfur: "Not really. It was an accident that I ever came here, but it was a lucky one. This is where I belong."
Tawnypelt: "But they made you leave."
Stormfur: "I forgave Stoneteller for that long ago, and we were friends before he died. This place has been home in a way the Clans never were for me."
Tawnypelt: "Why? You were born in RiverClan."
Stormfur: "I was a half-Clan cat. A paw in RiverClan, a paw in ThunderClan, and never quite accepted in either. Life is simpler here, without all the Clan rivalries and distrust. I mean, you're a half-Clan cat, too. Didn't you ever feel that way?"
Tawnypelt: "No. I chose ShadowClan. I knew it was my home."
—Tawnypelt and Stormfur Tawnypelt's Clan, pages 167-168

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Notes and References

  1. Revealed in Dawn, page 221
  2. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 220
  3. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 311
  4. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 135
  5. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 210
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Sunset, page 13
  7. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 251
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 253
  9. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, pages 198-200
  10. Revealed in Sunset, page 232
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  12. Revealed in Outcast, page 68
  13. Revealed in Dawn, page 211
  14. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 201
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 272
  16. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 39
  17. Revealed in Midnight, page 43
  18. Revealed in Dawn, page 35
  19. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  20. Revealed in Twilight, page 319
  21. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 220-221
  22. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 54
  23. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 304
  24. Revealed in Outcast, page 94
  25. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, allegiances
  26. Revealed in Eclipse, page 23
  27. Revealed in Moonrise, page 16
  28. Revealed in Moonrise, page 134
  29. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 132
  30. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  31. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 297
Tribe of Rushing Water (modern) cats
Healer Stoneteller
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To-bes Feather of Flying HawkBreeze That Rustles the Leaves
Elders Bird That Rides the Wind
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