"I agree that it seems harsh, but StarClan has warned us we face destruction unless we act against WindClan's aggression before it's too late. If we attack their medicine supply, they'll be weakened for moons. ThunderClan will be safe."
Pinestar defending his battle plans in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 113
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Chapter Number: 8 (of 45)
Page Numbers: 110-125

Chapter description

Bluepaw and the other apprentices wake before dawn on the morning ThunderClan is set to attack WindClan. When they come out into the clearing, many of the warriors are already gathered near Pinestar. Bluepaw's mentor, Stonepelt, comments that it is not good weather for a battle – it is very windy, and there are dark, ominous clouds in the sky. Moonflower shares tongues with Poppydawn beside the nursery before she breaks away to join the rest of the Clan. Bluepaw, straightening her back and lifting her chin, tries to look more confident like the silver-gray tabby. Featherwhisker notices her and comments that the blue-gray cat looks like a warrior already. Stonepelt reminds Bluepaw and Snowpaw to stay out of the fighting, but the white she-cat asks if she can be taught a few moves, just in case. Moonflower joins them and says firmly they don't need to know need any, because they won't be fighting at all. Snowpaw bristles, but before she can argue with her mother, Featherwhisker interrupts them, giving the two young apprentices strengthening herbs for the battle. Bluepaw and Snowpaw eat theirs, but find the taste very bitter.
Pinestar suddenly yowls across the clearing that Goosefeather has more news. The medicine cat then announces that he has seen another omen – a shred of catmint found on the other flank of the vole. Stonepelt mutters under his breath that the catmint might have just come from the floor of Goosefeather's den, pointing out that the ground there is not spotless, and Bluepaw wonders whether her mentor doubts the medicine cat as well. The speckled gray tom continues, saying that StarClan is guiding them on how to face WindClan's aggression – they must take the battle all the way to the camp and destroy their rival Clan's medicine supply.
Several cats object to Goosefeather's interpretation of the new omen. Stonepelt flattens his ears, saying that taking the battle to the camp would be very dangerous. Sunfall argues that such an action would endanger kits and elders because every cat depends on the medicine supply, especially with leaf-bare approaching. Tawnyspots agrees, adding that only fox-hearted warriors would pull a trick of that nature. Pinestar concedes that attacking another Clan's medicine supply does seem harsh, but that doing so would weaken WindClan and keep ThunderClan safe. Adderfang, growling, leaps to his paws and points out that it would be better to sacrifice a few WindClan kits and elders in order to save their own. Pinestar agrees with dark brown tabby, saying that ThunderClan must follow StarClan's advice to save itself. He promises that no kit or elder will be harmed directly during the battle, but that they must make sure to destroy the medicine supply.
Moonflower grows concerned about the battle, fearfully making Bluepaw and Snowpaw promise not to involve themselves in the fighting. Stormtail tries to comfort her about the battle, saying that they'll have the element of surprise and that WindClan's speed with count for nothing in a small space. He asserts that this battle will be one that ThunderClan is victorious in. Pinestar calls all the warriors of the raiding party towards him and leads them out of camp. As they leave, Bluepaw glances back at the cats remaining behind and notices that Goosefeather is among them. She is surprised that the speckled gray tom would stay back when he was the one who ordered them to attack, to which Stonepelt growls that he might have gotten a sign from StarClan warning him to stay out of harm's way.
The patrol sets out through the forest, and they soon have to cross a stream. Bluepaw is apprehensive about crossing it, but she manages to make the leap to the far bank. Snowpaw, meanwhile, is not so lucky and falls into the stream, and for the rest of the journey the soaking wet apprentice shivers in the wind and the cold, predawn air. Pinestar leads his cats through RiverClan territory, and onto the moor. When they reach WindClan's camp, the ThunderClan leader sends Swiftbreeze, Featherwhisker, Bluepaw, and Snowpaw to hide behind a rock while the rest of the patrol enters the camp to fight. He explains that he will send a runner for them if they need assistance. The four cats wait silently behind the boulder as hard rain begins to fall, and the wind starts to blow stronger. Over the sound of the wind and rain, they can hear the yowls and screeches of their Clanmates as they battle with the WindClan cats. Robinwing suddenly races out of the camp towards Bluepaw and the three others, shouting that her apprentice Leopardpaw has been injured.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 110
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 111
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 113
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 115
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 122
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 125

Bluestar's Prophecy chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43Chapter 44Chapter 45Manga
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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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