"Appledusk will live on in his kits, and in their kits, and their kits in turn. His spirit will not die. He will be part of RiverClan forever!"
Reedshine about Appledusk's kin in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 9


Willownose is a gray tabby[5] she-cat.[1][4]

History

In the Super Editions

Crookedstar's Promise

"[...] But what made it worse was that the father of my drowned kits took a RiverClan mate! He promised he would only love me! They had a daughter, and she had a son, and do you know who that son was? Shellheart. Your father."
―Mapleshade to Crookedstar about his lineage Crookedstar's Promise, page 480
Following the death of Willowbreeze, Willowkit and Minnowkit, Crookedstar challenges Mapleshade in the Dark Forest but she overpowers him. She tells him about the death of her kits when she was cast out from ThunderClan for taking a RiverClan mate. Her former mate had a litter of RiverClan kits, including Shellheart's mother.

In the Novellas

Mapleshade's Vengeance

Reedshine: "Appledusk will live on in his kits, and in their kits, and their kits in turn. His spirit will not die. He will be part of RiverClan forever!"
Mapleshade: "Then I will watch over all your kin and punish each one for what you did to me."
—Reedshine and Mapleshade about Appledusk's kin Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 9
Mapleshade watches as Appledusk trains his apprentice, Perchpaw. Reedshine, Appledusk's mate, arrives and offers to pounce to show how it's done. Appledusk mews she's not doing anything and reminds her to think of their kits. Reedshine looks at her belly that's barely swollen from her unborn kits. She complains she's not sick. Appledusk meows he knows she's not, but their kits are too precious to risk Perchpaw injuring her by mistake. Mapleshade wonders how Reedshine could be expecting kits already.
Later on, after Mapleshade confronts Appledusk, Reedshine arrives, wondering what's going on. Mapleshade hurls herself at her, screeching that she and her kits must die. Appledusk jumps in the way and takes the blow, protecting Reedshine and their unborn kits. Reedshine tells Mapleshade that Appledusk will live on in their kits, and in their kits and so on. Mapleshade decides to watch over all her kin and punish each one for what she did. She thinks later that Appledusk's kin will mourn the day he destroyed her life.

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Father:

Appledusk:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Mother:

Reedshine:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Siblings:

Shyheart:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Applefrost:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Half-sister:

Petalkit:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-brothers:

Larchkit:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Patchkit:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Son:

Shellheart:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandsons:

Oakheart:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crookedstar:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandson:

Stonefur:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-granddaughters:

Mistystar:[8] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Mosskit:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Silverstream:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandsons:

Reedwhisker:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Perchkit:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stormfur:[12] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Pikepaw:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-granddaughters:

Primrosepaw:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Feathertail:[12] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member

Great-great-great-grandsons:

Pine That Clings to Rock:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Feather of Flying Hawk:[14] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-great-granddaughters:

Lark That Sings at Dawn:[13] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Breeze That Rustles the Leaves:[14] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Tree

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances

Trivia

Author statements

  • Vicky revealed Willownose's name on a personal letter to a fan, along with the names of Willownose's mother, her siblings, and her half-siblings.[3]
  • Vicky has said that she has given permission to the fans to make their own description and gender for Willownose.[15]

Quotes

Appledusk: "I'm not letting you do anything. Think of our kits!"
Reedshine: "I'm not sick!"
Appledusk: "I know you're not. But our kits are too precious to risk Perchpaw injuring you by mistake!"
—Appledusk and Reedshine about their kits Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 8


"You and your kits must die!"
―Mapleshade to Reedshine Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 9


"And yet that vengeance is not over, because Appledusk will live on in Reedshine's kits."
―Mapleshade about Reedshine's kits Mapleshade's Vengeance, page chapter 9

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  2. Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, page 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed on Victoria Holmes Letter 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 480
  5. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 8
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 8
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  10. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Tawnypelt's Clan, page 166
  15. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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