|"Unite or die! Don't you remember the Great Battle? The spirit-cats told us afterward that we could not live without each other."|
|— Cloud Spots at a Gathering in Moth Flight's Vision, page 347|
Cloud Spots was the first medicine cat of ThunderClan under Thunderstar's leadership in the forest. Originally from the ancient Tribe of Rushing Water, Cloud Spots joined the Early Settlers on their journey to the forest territories. He first stayed with Tall Shadow's cats on the moor and assisted in taking out One Eye. Then, Cloud Spots left for the forest only after the spirit-cats ordered them to separate. He later followed Thunder after the latter left his father's camp to a new place in the forest. Eventually, he settled in Thunder's camp and was chosen to be the first medicine cat of his Clan. Cloud Spots guided Pebble Heart about herbs on the moor, and moons later, he received his own apprentice in ThunderClan, Shivering Rose.
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- "[...] Cloud Spots is great, but he’s not the most sympathetic cat on the moor."
- ―Hawk Swoop to Dappled Pelt about Cloud Spots The Sun Trail, page 277
- He continues treating injuries and illnesses, and teaches Pebble Heart when the young kit becomes interested in medicine. However, he shows fighting ability in the battle against One Eye, helping bring the tyrant down. When the spirit-cats order them to separate, Cloud Spots casts his stone to join Clear Sky in the forest, believing they will need a healer, but when Thunder influences some of Clear Sky's cats to split off into their own group, Cloud Spots joins them. When Star Flower is kidnapped by Slash, Cloud Spots believes that it isn't their responsibility to rescue Clear Sky's mate; nevertheless, he helps in fighting off the rogues. Afterwards, Thunder's camp is named ThunderClan by Silver Stripe.
- In Moth Flight's Vision, Cloud Spots is chosen by StarClan to become ThunderClan's first medicine cat. He journeys to Highstones along with the other chosen cats, where they use the Moonstone to meet with StarClan. Later, they take an oath to never have a mate or kits.
- In Thunderstar's Echo, Cloud Spots has begun training Shivering Rose as his apprentice. When Thunderstar and Lightning Tail go off to fight the dogs, Cloud Spots watches over Violet Dawn, and later helps deliver her kits.
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This list shows the victims Cloud Spots has killed:
The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.
- In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, he is originally known as Cloudspots. He is described as inquiring, curious, thoughtful, and sometimes shy and reserved. He is chosen by StarClan to be ThunderClan's first medicine cat when Moth Flight discovers the Moonstone. He is very interested in the theory of medicine, but not as fond of taking care of sick kits. One of Cloudspots's achievements is discovering the difference between greencough and whitecough, and identifying catmint as a possible cure.
- "You know, I'm not happy with the idea that we always have to fight these other cats. Maybe we should think about finding a way to live peacefully near them."
- ―Cloud Spots after Moon Shadow is attacked The Sun Trail, page 206
- "[...] You know, the others' leaving won't make much of a difference. It's just as if our home has gotten bigger."
- ―Cloud Spots on Clear Sky's group leaving the moor The Sun Trail, page 229
- Cloud Spots: "It will be difficult to care for him. He needs milk..."
- Dappled Pelt: "Hawk Swoop is near enough to kitting. She already said she would look after him. How can you-"
- The Sun Trail, page 312
- "There's plenty of prey for every cat here. We don't need to be fighting over it. All these arguments about hunting rights are ridiculous. We should all be able to hunt where we want."
- ―Cloud Spots about the prey Thunder Rising, page 85
- "You may be ill, but that's no excuse to behave as if your brain is full of bees. Of course you'll be better soon. You survived the mountains. You can survive a bit of smoke in your lungs. Besides, it's not just the kits who need you. You're our leader now, don't forget. You have duties to fulfill."
- ―Cloud Spots to Gray Wing about his importance in the group Thunder Rising, pages page 201-202
- Pebble Heart: "What about my herbs?"
- Cloud Spots: "Take these. They'll keep you going for now. There are plenty of herbs left for you to get later."
- A Forest Divided, page chapter 4
- "Gray Wing saw them exchange a look so warm, he felt a sudden flash of jealousy. Pebble Heart was clearly fond of the tom who had taught him so much."
- ―Gray Wing on Pebble Heart and Cloud Spots A Forest Divided, page chapter 4
- "And this is Cloud Spots. He knows a lot about herbs and treating wounds, and he's come to help you."
- ―Gorse Fur introducing Cloud Spots to Slate A Forest Divided, page Bonus Scene chapter 1
- Pink Eyes: "You told Cloud Spot to be our medicine cat, so now he wants me to eat herbs. He thinks he can cure my aches and pains. But you can't cure old age."
- Cloud Spots: "I can try."
- Moth Flight's Vision, page 222
Notes and references
- Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, allegiances
- Revealed in The Sun Trail, allegiances
- Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 254
- Revealed in Thunder Rising, allegiances
- Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 49
- Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 181
- Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 138
- Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, chapter 1
- Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 147
- Revealed in The Blazing Star, pages 239-240
- Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 24
- Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 96
|Ancient ThunderClan cats|
|Medicine cat||Cloud Spots (Shivering Rose)|
|Warriors (Hunters)||Violet Dawn • Pink Eyes • Leaf • Milkweed • Clover • Thistle • Gooseberry • Yew Tail • Apple Blossom • Snail Shell • Blue Whisker|
|Apprentices||Hazel Burrow • Morning Fire • Shivering Rose|
|Kits||Patch Pelt • Beech Tail|
|Tribe of Rushing Water (ancient) cats|
|Members||Twisted Branch • Stone Song • Hollow Tree • Sharp Hail • Jay Frost|
|Cats that left on the sun trail||Shaded Moss • Tall Shadow • Clear Sky • Gray Wing • Bright Stream • Dappled Pelt • Rainswept Flower • Turtle Tail • Moon Shadow • Shattered Ice • Cloud Spots • Quick Water • Hawk Swoop • Falling Feather • Jackdaw's Cry • Jagged Peak • Quiet Rain • Sun Shadow|
|Kits||Fluttering Bird • Crow Muzzle • Melting Ice • Dancing Leaf • Falling Dusk • Morning Star|
|Elders||Lion's Roar • Snow Hare • Silver Frost • Misty Water|