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Chapter description

This chapter does not have a story, and thus, can not have a summary. Instead, this chapter lists the Code of the Clans in the following order.

Code 1: Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan.

Code 2: Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan’s territory.

Code 3: Elders and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors.

Code 4: Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.

Code 5: A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.

Code 6: Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name.

Code 7: A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.

Code 8: The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies or retires.

Code 9: After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before moonhigh.

Code 10: A gathering of all Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There shall be no fighting among Clans at this time.

Code 11: Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats.

Code 12: No warrior may neglect a kit in pain or in danger, even if that kit is from a different Clan.

Code 13: The word of the Clan leader is the warrior code.

Code 14: An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his or her battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or it is necessary for self-defense.

Code 15: A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.
Code of the Clans chapters
The Dawn of the ClansThe Warrior CodeCode 1Code 2Code 3Code 4Code 5Code 6Code 7Code 8Code 9Code 10Code 11Code 12Code 13Code 14Code 15Rules That Did Not Become Part of the CodeEpilogue