Crookedwing is described as a light gray she-cat with darker paws and ears.
Crookedwing was born to two loners- Rowan and Laurel, and was their only surviving kitten. Her father left soon after she was born, so Laurel was left to raise the only kit to survive the winter. She grew up near Clan territory,and often saw the warriors coming along at dawn and dusk to refresh the scent markers. At some point, Crookedwing mated, and had two kits- Dawn and Cloud, neither of which survived their first quarter moon.
She joins HiddenClan in the beginning of Dark Shadows as a grieving loner who recently lost her kits.
Apprentice(s): Fernpaw (temporary)
Sire: Rowan (deceased before Dark Shadows)
Dame: Laurel (deceased before Dark Shadows)
Kits: Dawn (deceased as of Dark Shadows)
Cloud (deceased as of Dark Shadows)
She is the first cat seen in the prologue of Dark Shadows, bringing Cloud, her son, to the river to be buried in HiddenClan territory.
She is then confronted by Heavyfoot and his patrol about why she is in their territory. When all hell could break loose, Featherstar comes in and orders Crookedwing (then Selma) to return with them.
She also makes an appearance in the first chapter, mentioning her temporary apprentice, Fernpaw.