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Apprentice of ShadowClan
A Male cat.
By Dawnflurry out of Hawkfeather.
Living at the age of 11 Moons (0.8 Years)
Short Description:

A stocky black van tom with yellow eyes

Long Description:

Sootpaw is a broadly built white tomcat with black markings on his ears and tail. His eyes are golden-yellow and always flitting about, looking for something to chase or pounce on. His markings are completely black, with no additional patterns. He has short fur, which makes grooming easy; a bonus when he spends so much time leaping headfirst into burrs and puddles.

As he has grown, his body has finally grown into his long limbs, which are useful for wading through the murk and muck of Shadowclan – something he has taken to after becoming fascinated with the idea of swimming.


Sootpaw is a playful and mischievous tomcat who is very opinionated despite his lack of experience. This still doesn’t stop him from speaking his mind for all to hear and he loves to argue his point with anyone who will entertain the notion.

He also loves to explore, and is most at ease during training – he dreams of becoming a warrior before any of the other apprentices. His self-directed training sessions are lacking at best, but his enthusiasm can be infectious. Of course, these self-important ideals are childish and limited. With time, he may mature and eventually become worthy of being a full member of ShadowClan… if he could just focus on any given task.

Key Dates:
  • Born in the Moon of Leopard's Rest (2019) 128
  • Made an Apprentice as Sootpaw in ShadowClan during the Moon of First Fishing (2020) 134
Full History:

Kit: 0-5 Moons

Sootkit was born alongside their sibling Ashkit to the expectant parents Hawkfeather and Dawnflurry. With a steady, strong paw from each parent, the kits were well taken care of.

Once he and his littermate were old enough to explore the camp, they took to accosting warriors about their lives; Sootkit was especially interested in trying to get his clanmates to mentor him despite his status as ‘puffball with legs’. Not to be deterred, he was determined to get a head start on his training so that he could “earn his name early,” according to himself. Sootkit was especially excited to hear that his sire was the Deputy! Surely that meant he was destined to be great.

In the Moon of Promised Prey (2019), it was looking to Sootkit like he was about to get his wish. Hollyclaw, his half-sister had agreed (with a lot of harrassing) to show the kits a thing or two about fighting. They were just simple attacks and blocks with the warning of no claws, but…when it came to Sootkit’s turn to defend, he instinctively lashed out at his brother with a clawed paw. Horrified at his actions, Sootkit ran off to his dame with tears in his eyes.

He was a terrible brother and son for hurting Ashkit and he confessed as such to Hawkfeather. After a stern talking-to, Hawkfeather consoled Sootkit, who, upon the realization that Ashkit was going to be okay, bounced back.

Apprentice: 6 – Current

Sootpaw was apprenticed to Palestar, and was ecstatic for the chance to learn from the Leader herself. Maybe she will have some secret techniques for becoming a warrior even faster!

Palestar turned out to be a patient, knowledgeable cat who put up with Sootpaw’s enthusiastic, kit-like personality with the grace befitting her rank. While his hunting skills left much to be desired, Sootpaw’s personal training (which happened a bit due to Palestar’s responsibilities) left him with good instincts if not the practical knowledge to back them up.

  • While learning to hunt ducks, Sootpaw learned how hard swimming is – and resolved to learn to swim so that he would be able to hunt aquatic creatures such as muskrats and ducks with ease.

Sootpaw attended the gathering on Moon of Lions Glory (2020) and was one of the first to approach the abandoned kit. Despite being distressed about the idea of seperating the litter, he hopes he can be a good influence on Murkkit.

He had an encounter with an apprentice from Thunderclan, a she-cat named Brindlepaw. Despite finding her abrasive and arrogant (like most Thunderclan cats) Sootpaw offered to escort her off Shadowclan territory, and even had a friendly competition with her on the way.

  • No threads have been recorded.
Sire: Dawnflurry (A longhaired red broken tabby mask and mantle bicolor tom with orange eyes)
Dam: Hawkfeather (A stocky chocolate classic tabby bicolor with gold eyes)
Full Siblings:
Ashpaw (A brown tabby van cat with a ringed tail and amber eyes)
Paternal Siblings:
Sunpool (A red ticked tabby she-cat with a fluffy, white tipped tail & orange eyes)
Maternal Siblings:
Hickorystorm (A chocolate classic tabby bicolor tom with white hind legs, missing eyes and scarred face.)
Hollyclaw (A chocolate classic tabby she-cat with a spotted belly and green eyes.)
Offspring Parents Grand-parents
Sootpaw Dawnflurry Redspine (A longhaired red tabby with copper eyes)
Moorspeck (A red and brown classic tortie bicolor she-cat with hazel eyes)
Hawkfeather Unknown Sire (For characters with an unknown father)
Unknown Dam (For characters with an unknown mother)
Significant Cats
Palestar (An odd eyed, long-furred seal lynx point tabby she-cat)

Petalstorm: The elder taught Sootpaw much of the stories and lore that he knows about the clan, and Sootpaw loved her like a grandparent. He told one of her favourite stories at her vigil – and misses her terribly.

Brindlepaw: An apprentice from Thunderclan that Sootpaw sees as a sort of friend or rival. He doesn’t much care if this view is reciprocated – and also would absolutely rip chunks of her pelt out if they ever were in a real battle.

Notes & Additional Details

Sootkit – Sootpaw – ??? (Sootbounce, Sootflare, Sootglow, Sootheart)


Sootpaw‘s pelt type is shorthaired. (Ll, RR, ReRe, lplp, whwh, Lyly) They are a black tom with high white. (XoY, Bb, DD, dmdm, aa, Mcmc, spsp, tata, bmbm, ii, wbwb, EE, ShSh, CC, kk, WsWs) They have no non-pelt body mods. (acac, sfsf, JbJb, mm, RtRt, mkmk, pdpd)


Previously played by: AirJordanz
Litter Record: By Dawnflurry out of Hawkfeather
Genetics: This character has been assigned a genetic code.
Bans Data: Sootpaw has been compiled into the bans records.
Sootpaw is a Male Cat with a Black Non-color restricted Bicolor pelt of Short Normal textured hair. They are of Medium-large Size and Semi-cobby build. Their eyes are Yellow and ears are Normal. Their tail is Normal, with Normal paws and Normal legs. They are of Non-purebred descent.

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