At a Gathering, Brindlestar jumps onto the Great Rock before the other leaders, despite her being the newest leader. During the full-moon meeting, she complains that ThunderClan does not have the right to drive her cats out of their territory, claiming ShadowClan is having trouble finding food, which means her cats are struggling to live. Whitestar and Brindlestar began arguing, and eventually, their respective deputies are dragged into their bickering.
As the Clans are arguing, a tree branch crashes to the ground, right on top of the cats, and Brindlestar, along with the other leaders, call to their Clans to find out if they are alright. She waits until Stonestar of WindClan and Emberstar of RiverClan are reassured about the safety of their Clanmates, before checking on hers. Once she is sure that her Clan is safe, Whitestar of ThunderClan calls for his warriors next. She agrees with the other leaders that it is a sign from StarClan, and that the rule that borders should not be crossed should be added to the warrior code. She also comments that StarClan must not wish ShadowClan to take inferior food from inferior Clans, a veiled insult at the opposing sides. The other leaders encourage her and her Clan to use the skills they have that no other Clan has to find prey.
"Lakestorm's right, ShadowClan is safe."
—Brindlestar, shocked that the branch failed to hurt any cat Code of the Clans, page 23
Brindlestar: "StarClan has spared my cats for a reason."
Stonestar: "Find food in your own territory. Use the skills that only your Clanmates have—your cunning, stealth, ability to walk through the darkest nights. The prey is there, and you're the only Clan that can find it."
Brindlestar: "You are right. StarClan must not wish us to take inferior food from inferior Clans."