What happened to Mistystar’s kits? by Brillig

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Brillig details what happened to Mistystar’s kits

Hello, everyone. As you can probably tell from the title, the subject of this article is Mistystar’s kits and what happened to them.
We know from Fire and Ice that Mistystar had four kits. We know from Mistystar’s Omen that three of them died, although the books never said how-one, Perchkit, as a kit, and two, Pikepaw and Primrosepaw, during their apprenticeship, leaving Reedwhisker the only one of Mistystar’s kits to make it to adulthood(warriorhood?).
How did they die?
First, Perchkit. I assume he died the same way any number of other kits who died have died. Kits die. Sad but true. Maybe he got greencough. Maybe he fell in the river. It could have been anything.
Now, after Perchkit died, his littermates, Pikepaw, Primrosepaw, and Reedwhisker became apprentices. They were kits in Fire and Ice. Stormfur and Feathertail were born in Forest of Secrets. So Pikepaw, Primrosepaw, and Reedwhisker were just a few moons older than them. They would have been apprentices when Stormfur and Feathertail were apprenticed….and when RiverClan joined ShadowClan to form TigerClan.
When Firestar, Graystripe, and Ravenpaw rescue Mistyfoot, Stormpaw, and Featherpaw, Mistyfoot doesn’t mention her kits. Presumably, she thought they weren’t in danger. However, that may have changed. Tigerstar would have been angry that his prisoners escaped. He would have wanted revenge. And what better target then Mistyfoot’s kits, who also had ThunderClan blood?
I don’t think he would have done another public execution like with Stonefur. RiverClan wouldn’t have stood for that, especially since they were only one-quarter ThunderClan. But he still would have wanted to kill them. I imagine a scenario like, “Oh, look, we found his body in the forest. A fox or a badger must have killed him. How sad.”
And then we have Reedwhisker, who somehow survived. How? Maybe Tigerstar was killed before he could kill Reedwhisker or order his death. Maybe he escaped. Maybe Blackclaw or somebody helped him run away or fight back. Or maybe, just maybe, RiverClan and Leopardstar finally stood up for themselves and their members.
This is my theory on what happened to Mistystar’s kits. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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