"You should have heard Blossomheart when I first became her apprentice. I thought I would never do anything right!"
— Turtlepaw to Rootpaw about impressing mentors in Lost Stars, page 96

Turtlecrawl is a tortoiseshell she-cat.[1]


In The Broken Code

Lost Stars

She is first introduced as Blossomheart's apprentice, exiting the apprentice's den with Kitescratch to watch Rootkit and Needlekit's apprentice ceremony. Once the two kits are made apprentices, she approaches them, teasing them about how proud their mother, Violetshine, looks as opposed to their father, Tree. However, Rootpaw and Needlepaw defend their father. Afterwards, Kitepaw and Turtlepaw return to the apprentice's den to make their nests.
Two days later, she trains with Blossomheart, Kitepaw, and his mentor Sagenose. Kitepaw manages to knock Turtlepaw off her paws, landing on top of her with his muzzle at her throat. When Rootpaw is attempting a battle move, she gives him some advice. However, Kitepaw taunts the young yellow tom, causing Rootpaw to threaten a fight. Turtlepaw warns them that fighting will only get them in trouble, yet adds that had they fought, Rootpaw likely wouldn't have won. This causes Rootpaw to launch himself at Turtlepaw, though the older apprentice dodges his blows easily and immobilizes him. Turtlepaw asserts Rootpaw should have known better than to attack, and that Kitepaw was right in his teasing, suggesting that Rootpaw leave.
Turtlepaw and Kitepaw suggest that to prove himself, Rootpaw should help them collect herbs by the lake, believing that such an act might earn them their warrior names. On the way, Turtlepaw accuses Rootpaw of being afraid, but he replies that his shivering was because of the cold, though Turtlepaw doubts this. When Rootpaw to tries to leave, Turtlepaw asserts that he should return to the nursery and cry to his mother. Rootpaw charges them, but the apprentices dodge, and Rootpaw falls into the lake.
A ThunderClan patrol watches Turtlepaw and Kitepaw running back and forth along the water's edge, and one apprentice, Bristlepaw, jumps into the lake to rescue Rootpaw. The patrol scolds the two SkyClan apprentices, who admit that it was partly their fault. Turtlepaw apologizes to Rootpaw, and goes back to camp to report what happened. She and Kitepaw are mentioned by Bristlepaw when Rootpaw is recovering in the ThunderClan camp, insisting to Rootpaw that he need not listen to their jeering.
When Rootpaw returns to SkyClan, Turtlepaw and Kitepaw are seen being reprimanded by Leafstar and Hawkwing. Rootpaw shyly greets them, and asks about their punishment, which Turtlepaw responds that Leafstar made them clean the dirtplace. Uncomfortable with the situation, Kitepaw asks Turtlepaw to hunt with him, and the two cats stalk off.
After Rootpaw deposits his crow onto the fresh-kill pile, Turtlepaw complements his catch. Rootpaw offers to share with her and Kitepaw, to which they accept. Rootpaw shares his fears that Dewspring was disappointed in him, but Turtlepaw retorts that she felt the same way about her mentor when she was a new apprentice.
She and Kitepaw are recalled by Rootpaw eyeing the dwindling fresh-kill pile resentfully after Rootpaw had given up his prey as a gift to Bristlepaw.

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Reedclaw:[2] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Kitescratch:[2] Living (As of Lost Stars)
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Finleap:[4] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dewspring:[4] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Plumwillow:[5] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Sandynose:[5] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Waspwhisker:[6] Status unknown
Patchfoot:[7] Deceased, residence unknown


Fallowfern:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Clovertail:[8] Status unknown


Nettlesplash:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Rabbitleap:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Creekfeather:[7] Status unknown


Birdwing:[8] Status unknown
Honeytail:[8] Deceased, residence unknown


Rockshade:[9] Status unknown
Bouncefire:[9] Deceased, residence unknown


Tinycloud:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Unnamed she-cat:[10] Status unknown

Second cousins:

Palesky:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Nectarsong:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fringewhisker:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Gravelnose:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Curlypaw:[12] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Snipkit:[12] Deceased, residence unknown
Fidgetflake:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pebbleshine:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Parsleyseed:[13] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Quailfeather:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sunnypelt:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pigeonfoot:[14] Living (As of Lost Stars)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"You should know better than to attack us. We're older than you, and better fighters. And don't lash out at as just because Kitepaw is right. Maybe you should go be weird somewhere else!""
—Turtlepaw to Rootpaw Lost Stars, page 25
"Are you a scaredy-mouse? Do you want to go back to the nice warm nursery?"
—Turtlepaw taunting Rootpaw Lost Stars, page 27

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, undefined
  3. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, undefined
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 333
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 332
  6. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 15
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in The Rescue, page 10
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 279
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 363
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 12
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
Logo-skyclan SkyClan cats
Leader Leafstar
Deputy Hawkwing
Medicine cats FrecklewishFidgetflake
Mediator Tree
Warriors SparrowpeltCherrytailTinycloudSagenoseMintfurNettlesplashRabbitleap (Wrenpaw)PlumwillowSandynoseMacgyverHarrybrookBlossomheartCloudmistBellaleafDewspring (Rootpaw)Reedclaw (Needlepaw)VioletshineFringewhiskerPaleskyGravelnoseNectarsongQuailfeatherPigeonfootSunnypeltKitescratchTurtlecrawl
Apprentices RootpawNeedlepawWrenpaw
Queens N/A
Kits N/A
Elders Fallowfern
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