Why Ferncloud’s entire family was cursed: Part I by Ivykit

Ivykit lists the deaths in Ferncloud’s family. Spoilers ahead!

Art by Cat-Patrisiya

Almost everyone in Ferncloud’s amazing family sadly dies. Here is everyone in her sadly cursed by death family. (Loads of spoilers!)

So, let’s start with Ferncloud. She was killed by Brokenstar. Her mother, Brindleface, was killed by Tigerstar. Her brother, Ashfur, was killed by Hollyleaf. Her unnamed siblings’ life’s were taken by greencough. Her father, Whitestorm, was killed by Bone.

Her mate, Dustpelt was killed by badgers. And Dustpelt’s brother, Ravenpaw, died of liver cancer.

Here we go to her billion kits!

Shrewpaw (one of my faves 😿) was killed by a monster. Spiderleg died of sickness or something, or he didn’t die, I can’t remember. Hollykit and Larchkit died of starvation. Foxleap (another one of my faves 😿) died of wounds in the great battle. Icecloud died of greencough. Birchfall didn’t die! Well done him!

Brindleface’s other mate, Redtail, was also killed by Tigerstar. Brindleface’s other kit, Sandstorm, was killed by an infected shoulder wound. Her mate, Firestar, was killed also by Tigerstar.

Thankfully, Sauirrelflight nor Leafpool, though I dislike Leafpool, die. One of Leafpool’s kits, Hollyleaf, was killed by Hawkfrost. Two of Squirrelflight’s kits, Dandelionkit and Juniperkit, died after birth and at birth.

Squirrelflight’s mate, Bramblestar, didn’t die! His father, Tigerstar, was killed by Scourge. Tigerstar’s sister’s both died, and so did his father and mother, Pinestar and Leopardfoot. His sister, Tawnypelt didn’t die either! Neither did his half-sister, Mothwing! But his mother, Goldenflower, did. And so did his half-brother, Hawkfrost, who was killed by Bramblestar! 😮 His other half-brother, Tadpole, drowned. Tawnypelt’s mate, Rowanstar, did die. Her son, Flametail (one of my faves again! 😿) drowned under ice. Her daughter, Dawnpelt, died of something I’ve forgotten. Dawnpelt’s mate died, again of something I’ve forgotten, but I think wounds. Can anyone remember?

Back to Firestar. His half-brother, Scourge, was killed by Firestar. His nephew, Cloudtail, nor his mate, Brightheart, die! None of their kits die either! So, Whitewing mates with Birchfall back there, and have Dovewing and . . . IVYPOOL!!! Neither Dovewing nor Ivypool’s mate and kits die! Yay!

Allllllll the way back to Whitestorm, his other mate, Willowpelt, is killed by a badger. Her son, Sootfur, doesn’t survive. How is he killed? A badger. Like his mother. Rainwhisker, (ahhhh my faves! 😿) her other son, is hit by a falling branch in a storm. His sister, Sorreltail, died of her wounds.

Sorreltail’s mate, Brakenfur, survives! Her kits, yes, her kits. They all survive! Wait, what’s that? No. Half of them go and die too. And it had to be my favourite ones. 😩😩😩 Molepaw, greencough. Honeyfern? Snake bite. Aaaand Seedpaw? Oh, that’s right. Drowned. Why?!

I could go on and on, but I will leave it here. I will try and make part two! Bye now 😉


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Foxtail (Foxie)
Foxtail (Foxie)
August 23, 2018 1:33 am

I love Ferncloud. Her death made me cry 😢 How she died was horrible (I hate you Brokenstar!) but the reason behind why she was killed off infuriates me! Also I dislike Leafpool too 😛 I mean she’s just meh to me. I however prefer her awesome sister Squirrelflight XD

Btw I don’t think it was ever confirmed that Whitestorm was Ferncloud’s father. But idk.

August 23, 2018 1:51 am

Nice job, interesting, but I think that if you have a lot of kits their relatives are bound to die.

💗 Cheetahspark 💗
💗 Cheetahspark 💗
August 23, 2018 2:13 am

So Ferncloud’s family is basically all of ThunderClan 😛

Stormy (Stormberry)
Stormy (Stormberry)
August 23, 2018 2:44 am

Nice article!

Rainshine 🌸 Rainie
Rainshine 🌸 Rainie
August 23, 2018 3:03 am

I mean they’re all going to die at some point right? But you bring out good points

Aster is Meowing for Chinese New Year!!! (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster/ Astie)
Aster is Meowing for Chinese New Year!!! (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster/ Astie)
August 23, 2018 3:42 am

Though it’s sad, every cat (or I should say every living thing) will pass away at some point of their lives, especially in the wild, such a harsh environment. But I do agree that some cats shouldn’t die so quickly in the story 😉. Interesting article anyway 😺.

August 23, 2018 5:03 am

Geezzzz. harsh 😕
Nice article! I wouldn’t have remembered half of this 😛

Lilacpaw/frost - Li
Lilacpaw/frost - Li
August 23, 2018 10:01 pm

Congratulations Birchfall!!!!

Star that shines in Jack'O Lantern
Star that shines in Jack'O Lantern
August 24, 2018 8:45 am

Well done! This is a brilliant article, you’ve clearly researched a lot. But I just want to say, Ferncloud had a lot of family, therefore more of her family was bound to die, also all cats die at one point. However you are right, there does seem to be a lot of suspicious deaths…

August 24, 2018 7:27 pm

I don’t know how you remembered all that stuff!
(I do not have a good memory myself.)
I would definitely read Part 2.

August 26, 2018 3:49 am

While I do agree with some of the points brought up in this, every cat dies, she’s bound to have relatives die, especially with such a large family. I don’t really think she’s cursed. What would the reason be, anyway? “You spend to much time in the nursery?” 😛

November 4, 2018 8:19 pm

Firestar died of wounds from Tigerstar! I know its very confusing… 😀

Warrior cat 65
Warrior cat 65
February 11, 2021 12:10 am

The reason fern cloud died is because the fans thought all she did was have kits and they thought she should just die or disaper so sad it mad me cry to find out the fern cloud died but them a few books later dustpelt dies to why like WHY ME two of my faves die i cryed a little when i herd this !!😭

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