"I'm sure that's why they want me to be a medicine cat: not because I'm special and important, but because I'm no good as a warrior apprentice. Well, I'll just show them! I'm going to be the best medicine-cat apprentice I can be. I'll try really hard, and make Bramblestar and Squirrelflight proud."

—Alderpaw's thoughts after Bramblestar tells him he's going to be a medicine cat in The Apprentice's Quest, page 62


Highest Rank
Medicine Cat
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Previous Name(s)
Alderkit, Alderpaw

Alderheart is a short-furred,[1] dark ginger tom with amber eyes[2] and a white-tipped tail.[3]


Father: Bramblestar

Mother: Squirrelflight

Sisters: Sparkpelt and Dandelionkit

Brother: Juniperkit

Grandfathers: Firestar and Tigerstar

Grandmothers: Sandstorm and Goldenflower

Great-Grandfathers: Pinestar, Jake, Redtail and Smallear

Great-Grandmothers: Leopardfoot, Nutmeg, Brindleface and Speckletail

Great-Great-Grandfathers: Adderfang and Fuzzypelt

Great-Great-Grandmothers: Swiftbreeze, Robinwing and Sweetbriar

Aunts: Tawnypelt and Leafpool

Great Uncle: Lionheart

Great Aunt: Nightkit, Mistkit and Princess

Great-Great Uncles: Patchpelt, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw

Great-Great Aunts: Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, Frostfur

Half-Uncles: Swiftpaw, Tadpole and Hawkfrost

Half-Aunt: Mothwing

Half-Aunt/Uncle: Unnamed kit

Great Half-Uncles: Scourge, Socks, Snowkit and Ashfur

Great Half-Aunts: Ruby, Mistlekit and Ferncloud

Great Half-Aunts/Uncles: Two unnamed kits

Great-Great Half-Uncle: Longtail

Cousins: Tigerstar, Dawnpelt, Flametail, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Cloudtail, four unnamed kits, Graystripe, Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Foxleap, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icecloud, Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Darkstripe, Sorreltail, Brightheart, Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, Fernsong, Juniperclaw, Sleekwhisker, Strikestone, Whitewing, Ambermoon, Snowbush, Dewnose, Feathertail, Stormfur, Bumblestripe, Briarlight, Blossomfall, Toadstep, Rosepetal, Ivypool, Dovewing, Molepaw, Cinderheart, Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Seedpaw, Lilyheart, Leafshade, Honeyfur, Larksong, Pine That Clings to Rock, Lark That Sings at Dawn, Molewhisker and Cherryfall


  • Kate said that she liked Alderheart better than Sparkpelt, because she prefers a worrier.[4]

References and Citations

  1. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  2. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest
  3. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 7
  4. Revealed on Kate's Blog