"For as long as the fire burns in our blood, warrior Clans will fight."
Onestar about the Clans in Battles of the Clans, page 162

Chapter description

Onestar greets the kittypets, and admits he's been wondering where they went. The mottled tabby asks if they got lost in some bushes, because the island looks bigger than it does from shore. He orders them to come, for they'll be leaving now, and Onestar will take them for the border. He tells the kittypets they must find their own way after that, and asks if they can. The WindClan leader praises them, saying they're good, and goes on to question if they've learned all they wanted. Onestar says he's heard some himself, then mentions Cedarheart of ShadowClan, asking what he'd said. It's rumored the ShadowClan warrior knows more than anyone about the Clans' history, and Onestar adds that he's never been told about things like that. The tabby tom changes to battles, telling the kittypets it's not always the answer, but part of their heritage.
A legacy passed down from the warriors' ancestors, and a path to the future. Some questions lead only to conflict, but all challenges deserve a brave and carefully planned response. Onestar states that as long as they fight with honor, courage, and respect for the opposing side, the legacy does not deserve to fall, and will watch as apprentices become warriors, trained by the last generation, and train the newer ones. Heroes shall be celebrated, with the defeated side forgotten as dust in the memories of the Clans. The leader tells the kittypets that being a warrior is to be proud of the legacy, and of the battles fought, and the clashes their ancestors endured for the Clans. For as long as fire lives in their blood, the Clans will fight.




Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 161

Battles of the Clans chapters
Introduction:The Fire in Our BloodTechniques and StrategiesThunderClan: Nimble in the ForestShadowClan: Silent in the NightRiverClan: Strong in WaterWindClan: Proud in BattleSkyClan: Agile in AirTour of the BattlefieldsFamous BattlesIn the Midst of BattleThe AftermathConclusion: Onestar's Farewell
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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