"ShadowClan may have been our ally when we faced the Dark Forest, but those cats are once again our rivals for every paw step of territory, every mouthful of prey. The Great Battle is over, but that doesn't mean the Clans are at peace with one another."
Bramblestar about the aftermath of the Great Battle in Bramblestar's Storm, page 37
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Chapter Number: 3 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 29-38

Chapter description

Bramblestar chooses Squirrelflight, Brackenfur, and Cinderheart to come with him on a patrol to find out why ShadowClan is crossing their border. He makes sure not to choose any cats that have trained with the Dark Forest, while Lionblaze tells his mate to be careful before they leave. It is almost sunhigh, warm and breezeless. Squirrelflight suggests doubling the patrols on the ShadowClan border, and hunting there more regularly as well. The group of cats spots Leafpool as they pass the abandoned Twoleg den, tending to herbs she and Jayfeather planted before leaf-bare. Bramblestar and Squirrelflight comment on how the medicine cat has finally found her place in the Clan, and how they are lucky to have her.
The brown tabby tom then hangs back to talk with Brackenfur, who is finding it hard coping without Sorreltail, and the warrior knows one day they'll meet again. Then, Bramblestar runs back up to the front, only to find ShadowClan scent, well inside their territory. While going to confront Blackstar about the trespassing, they pass through the ThunderClan land that was gained in the battle where Russetfur died. The patrol then crosses the border and goes into ShadowClan territory, where there is evident damage from fighting. Cinderheart wonders if the forest will ever recover from the Great Battle.
They encounter a ShadowClan patrol, led by Tawnypelt. Grasspaw is excited to chase them off, but her mentor warily agrees to let them see their leader. Tawnypelt, Owlclaw, and Scorchfur lead them to their camp, where they pass more stretches of territory that haven't recovered from the Great Battle. Blackstar and Rowanclaw are there, with more of his warriors, as well as Littlecloud, the medicine cat. Bramblestar reflects on how the Clan leader is much older than Graystripe and Dustpelt, and how he is looking frail. The white tom claims there is no ShadowClan scent, but then continues to say that ThunderClan should mark their borders stronger.
The tom wonders what Firestar would have done and questions the opposing cat, but Ratscar interrupts, telling them to go back to their own territory. Squirrelflight tells Bramblestar that the elder had one paw in the Dark Forest. Rowanclaw loses his patience, suggesting they both agree to strengthen their scent marks along the borders, and both the ThunderClan leader and his deputy reply they will keep a very close watch on the border from then on. Blackstar then orders Tawnypelt to escort the patrol back, but Bramblestar declines, with Squirrelflight snapping they won't stay one more heartbeat on their maggot-ridden territory. He hisses for her to be quiet, and then leads his Clan out of the territory with hostile snarls behind him.
Littlecloud catches up to them, and asks about Leafpool and Jayfeather. Squirrelflight starts informing the tom about the other medicine cats, but Bramblestar pulls her back, interrupting the conversation between them. When the ginger she-cat demands an explanation, he points out that they can't be too friendly between the Clans; they need to show that they can survive on their own. The brown tabby tom continues that they may be forced to fight ShadowClan in order to get the border back, despite Squirrelflight's protesting. He meows that even though they teamed up to defeat the Dark Forest, the Clans aren't yet at peace with one another.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 29
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 30
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 34
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 33
  5. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 35
  6. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, chapter 3

Bramblestar's Storm 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 35Manga
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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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