Going Into Detail (History)Edit

Dustpelt, a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild as an apprentice. He had recently been made an apprentice, Dustpaw, when Firepaw initially joined the Clan. He was one of the cats that disliked Firepaw; however, this becomes less important as the story goes on. He becomes a warrior, Dustpelt, in Fire and Ice. Dustpelt favors his later mentor Darkstripe's apprentice, Fernpaw, later Ferncloud. Originally an ally and strong supporter of Tigerstar, Dustpelt was horrified to discover that Tigerstar killed his mentor, Redtail, and rejected him in front of the Clan when Tigerstar was exiled.

Though usually depicted as a grudging ally of Firestar throughout all three series, Dustpelt's loyalty to his Clan (and its "kittypet" leader) is of importance to him and he is a valued warrior as a result. Dustpelt is a skilled fighter, and is present in most attack parties. He is also a warm and dedicated father, having experienced the deaths of three of his kits, and makes sure to maintain a strong presence in both his kits' lives and that of his mate, Ferncloud.

Dustpelt's kits, both living and dead, include Hollykit, Larchkit, Shrewpaw, Foxpaw (now Foxleap), Icepaw (now Icecloud), Birchfall, and Spiderleg, of which the latter four are surviving. His grandchildren, Toadstep and Rosepetal, are the kits of Spiderleg and his mate Daisy, and Dovepaw and Ivypaw who are the kits of Birchfall and his mate Whitewing. Throughout the course of the series Dustpelt has mentored Ashfur, Squirrelflight, and Hazeltail, as well as briefly mentoring Sorreltail for a time. He was mentored by Redtail, and Darkstripe following Redtail's death.