Mapleshade is a once-pretty ragged tortoiseshell she-cat. She fell in love with the RiverClan warrior Appledusk, and when she let slip that the kits were half-RiverClan, she was banished. She made an attempt to cross the river with her kits, but they were swept away by the raging water, and Mapleshade reached RiverClan alone. But Appledusk blamed her for the kits' deaths, and she left, broken-hearted. How she died is unknown, but she went to the Dark Forest.