Taking a Look at Firestar and His Kin by Owlfeather

Owlfeather uncovers the roots of Firestar’s family tree.

Artwork by Firefoxessmoon

{ Spoiler warning. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. }

Hello, and thanks for reading! This is my second article – not to be confused with any of Owlfeather (Owly)’s articles. I decided to create this because I’ve just started reading The New Prophecy – and if you’ve seen any of my comments, I get them from spoilers on the unoffical and official Warriors wiki. I’ve also been digging deeper and exploring the Warriors family tree, and I wanted other people who don’t understand the family tree to at least see it in a simpler and less formal fashion.
Now enough of the small talk, let’s begin.

Let’s begin with Firestar. According to the family tree, he was born to two kittypets – Nutmeg and Jake, yes, Jake. His stepmother is Quince. He has four siblings: Filou, Tommy, Luna, and of course, Princess. His official mate was Sandstorm, and his kits are Leafpool and Squirrelflight. His sister, Princess, fell in love with a kittypet named Oliver, and they had five kits – Cloudtail, Livy, Nami, Zack, and Taylor.

Now, it’s only proper if next we go with his immediate family – Squirrelflight and Leafpool, his two daughters.
Squirrelflight fell in love with Bramblestar, the leader, and they had four kits – two dead. Dandelionkit, Juniperkit, Alderheart, and Sparkpelt. Leafpool fell in love with Crowfeather, a WindClan cat, and had three half-clan kits – Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze. Jayfeather and Lionblaze were part of the Power of Three prophecy along with Dovewing. Leafpool’s kit, Hollyleaf, fell in love with an ancient cat named Fallen Leaves in the tunnels, but they did not have any kits. Squirrelflight’s kit, Alderpaw, was the main character in the Vision of Shadows book called _The Apprentice’s Quest_. Squirrelflight’s half-sister, Tawnypelt, had kits with Rowanstar, the ShadowClan leader, and had three kits – Tigerstar, (not TPB), Flametail, and Dawnpelt.

Now since I know this post is going to take forever if I don’t do this, I’m going to stop listing the cats now. I’m sorry, but this is where the family tree stops too – it doesn’t say anything about Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, or Lionblaze having kits. There’s really nothing else I can say, so it will stop here.

I know this was short. But thanks for reading — bye! <3

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  • Mild spoilers for Squirrelflight’s Hope and The Silent Thaw, but this is just mentions of names and who had what kits so it’s pretty tame:

    Actually, Lionblaze did in fact have kits in both Bramblestar’s Storm and later in the AVoS arc.
    He was with Cinderheart, and they had the following:
    – Fernsong (BrS)
    – Hollytuft (BrS)
    – Sorrelstripe (BrS)
    – Flywhisker (RoF)
    – Spotfur (RoF)
    – Snaptooth (RoF)

    Fernsong was with Ivypool, and they had the following:
    – Bristlefrost (RoF)
    – Thriftear (RoF)
    – Flipclaw (RoF)

    Sorrelstripe doesn’t have a confirmed mate yet (and honestly I’d prefer it if it stayed that way), but she has the following:
    – Myrtlepaw (SqH/LS)
    – Baypaw (SqH/LS)

    Sparkpelt and Larksong were together and had the following:
    – Finchpaw (SqH)
    – Flamepaw (SqH)
    – Flickerkit (SqH, confirmed dead)
    It is important to note that Sorrelstripe was their foster mother, however.

    • wait. hold up.
      1) sparkpelt and larksong?
      2) lionblaze had kits? (wow, i’m dumb)
      3) How many more cats have/had kits that i missed?!

  • Wait…
    Tawnypelt’s parents are tigerclaw/star and goldenflower.
    Squirrelflight’s are fireheart/Star and sandstorm.
    How are they half sisters?

    • Even though the family tree made it uncanon (even when really there was no reason to in the first place…), Squirrelflight and Tawnypelt would be related through this:

      If Sandstorm’s parents had stayed the way they were (really didn’t need any change), then Squirrelflight and Tawnypelt would’ve been related. Redtail and Brindleface were originally Sandstorm’s parents. Tawnypelt’s parents were Tigerclaw and Goldenflower. Redtail’s mother and father are Swiftbreeze and Adderfang. These two had Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Leopardfoot, and Spottedleaf. Leopardfoot was with Pinestar and had Tigerclaw, therefore making Tigerclaw Redtail’s nephew. Redtail was (originally) with Brindleface, and had Sandstorm. Sandstorm and Tigerclaw would’ve been first cousins. She was with Firestar, and they had Squirrelflight and Leafpool. Making the two sisters and Tigerclaw cousins. Goldenflower’s parents were never revealed, but she was mates with both Patchpelt and Tigerclaw. With Patchpelt she had Swiftpaw and Lynxkit, and with Tigerclaw she had Bramblestar and Tawnypelt.

      In summary, no, Squirrelflight and Tawnypelt wouldn’t be half sisters, but cousins. This includes Brambleclaw and Leafpool into the mix, so…yeah if we’re going by the parents that Sandstorm should’ve just kept because it wasn’t harming anyone, and made sense, they are cousins.

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