"How do we know you didn't just desert the Clan because you couldn't face a hungry leaf-bare with the rest of us?"

—Ferncloud when Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw return from the sun-drown-place in Dawn, page 49


Highest Rank
Ashpaw, two unnamed kits
Longtail, Darkstripe (formerly)
No information
Previous Name(s)

Ferncloud is a short-furred,[1] pale gray she-cat with darker flecks[2] and pale leaf[3]-green eyes.[2]


Fernkit was born in ThunderClan to Brindleface and an unknown father. Her brother was Ashpaw. They weren't mentioned much as kits. Fernkit had two litter-mates that died of Greencough, and her foster brother was Cloudkit.


Fernpaw's first mentor was Darkstripe. When the dog pack attacked the camp, Fernpaw and Ashpaw were sent to distract the dogs because they were the fastest runners. Ashpaw became Dustpelt's apprentice, but it was clear that she liked her brother's mentor.

After Darkstripe was kicked out of ThunderClan, Fernpaw's new mentor became Longtail, however, Dustpelt had asked to mentor her. Firestar responded that he already had Ashpaw, and that he would be too soft on Fernpaw. So, he made Longtail be her mentor, since he had no other apprentice since Swiftpaw.


Ferncloud became a warrior and soon, she and Dustpelt became mates. They had six currently dead kits Hollykit, Larchkit, Shrewpaw, Icecloud, Foxleap and Spiderleg. Her only surviving kit is Birchfall. Shrewpaw was run over by a monster. Hollykit and Larchkit starved.

Foxleap died of his wounds from the great battle. Icecloud died of a deadly outbreak of greencough, along with Hazeltail and Toadstep. Spiderleg also dies of greencough. Ferncloud dies in The Last Hope, when Brokenstar kills her.


  • In the family tree on the official Warriors site, it states that Whitestorm is the mate to Brindleface, and father to Ashfur and Ferncloud.[4] This tree was however confirmed not to be canon, and therefore it's unconfirmed whether he truly has any relation to them.[5]
    • However, on Vicky's Facebook page, she says that Whitestorm could actually be their father.[6]
  • Vicky also said that she thinks Runningwind is Ferncloud and Ashfur's father.[7]
  • Vicky revealed that Ferncloud's death was the result of fan complaints. Ferncloud was placed into battle, due to Vicky believing that she was capable of fighting just as well as any warrior. Her fierce protection of young Clan cats is what put her in the thick of battle, in the defense of the nursery.[8]


Mother: Brindleface

Brothers: Ashfur, two unnamed kits

Mate: Dustpelt

Daughters: Hollykit, Larchkit, Icecloud

Sons: Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Foxleap

Grandson: Toadstep

Granddaughters: Rosepetal, Dovewing, Ivypool

Half-Sister: Sandstorm

Foster Brother: Cloudtail

Grandmother: Robinwing

Grandfather: Fuzzypelt

Uncles: Ravenpaw, Dustpelt

Uncles/Aunts: Unidentified Kits

Aunt: Frostfur

Half-Nieces: Squirrelflight, Leafpool

Half-Grandnephews: Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Alderheart, Juniperkit

Half-Grandnieces: Hollyleaf, Sparkpelt, Dandelionkit

Half-Great Grandnieces: Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe

Half-Great Grandnephew: Fernsong

Cousins: Brackenfur, Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Honeyfern, Poppyfrost Cinderheart, Molepaw, Whitewing, Ambermoon, Dewnose, Snowbush, Molewhisker, Cherryfall, Lilyheart, Seedpaw, Leafshade, Honeyfur and Larksong

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 235
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Rising Storm
  3. Revealed in Dawn, page 98
  4. Revealed on the official Warriors site
  5. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  6. Revealed onVicky's Facebook
  7. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  8. Revealed in Erin Hunter's Confidential Notes: Choosing Which Cats Would Die