"We don't feel the need to change who we are by name. We haven't acted differently by becoming part of a Clan."
— Cora during her and her friends' warrior ceremony in SkyClan's Destiny, page 212


Cora is a slender[6] black she-cat[7] with a ripped ear.[8]

Cora is a rogue within Stick's group that resided in the Twolegplace downstream from SkyClan's old territory. She and Stick gave Firestar shelter when he became lost in the Twolegplace and was sympathetic towards him. Cora cared for the other cats of the group, and when Dodge started causing trouble, she tagged alongside Stick, Shorty, and Coal to SkyClan, asking for help. At first, she assisted the Clan with a raid on rats, and became a warrior afterwards, but refused a warrior name. She grew close to Leafstar and finally convinced Stick to tell the truth, where she joined the battle with Dodge's group. She rejoined Stick's crew afterwards, but thanked Leafstar for everything, and moons later, Cora became mates with Shorty and had three kits, Night, Branch, and Stone.

History

In the Super Editions

Firestar's Quest

Cora: "Come back here if your friend's not there. We'll ask around and see if we can find out anything else."
Firestar: "I'll do that, thanks."
—Cora to Firestar before he leaves Firestar's Quest, page 166
Cora and her friend, Stick, find Firestar when he is lost in Twolegplace, very weak and still searching for his mate, Sandstorm. He is sleeping under a tarp, and Cora tells him that he can't stay there, since Twolegs move in and around the place all the time. As soon as he gets up, she tells him to follow. She and Stick then lead him to a place where many of the Twolegplace cats gather and shows him where he can drink. Firestar is at first reluctant, and Cora snaps that they haven't poisoned the water. She also brings him a sparrow, and then she and Stick introduce themselves.
When Firestar asks about finding Sandstorm, Stick tells him other cats come to the clearing sometimes, and that they might have seen her. She and Stick decide to wait with Firestar to introduce him to the other cats. She goes with Stick to a shady spot beneath a tree, shares tongues for a while, and then they curl up for a nap together.
When the cats arrive, she tells Firestar about some of them, including a cat named Coal, who she says is the biggest boaster around. She introduces Firestar to Shorty, who had seen Sandstorm, and is telling the cats about her. He had helped her fend off some Twoleg kits. Firestar wants to start looking immediately, but Cora insists that he rest for the night, saying that he looks dead on his paws.
She tells Firestar to come back here if they can't find Sandstorm, and that she'll ask around some more to see if they can find out anything else. Firestar is grateful to her as he leaves with Shorty.

SkyClan's Destiny

Cora: "Thank you. For everything"
Leafstar: "It was our destiny."
—Cora and Leafstar before parting ways SkyClan's Destiny, page 457
Cora first appears when she, Stick, Coal, and Shorty trespass onto SkyClan territory. Patchfoot, Cherrytail, and Sparrowpelt bring them to camp. Cora tells Leafstar that she and her friends could learn a lot from the SkyClan cats: how to hunt, guard their territory, and to protect themselves. During their discussion, Sagepaw begins to wail, frightening Cora. Leafstar assures her that the apprentice is fine.
The four cats participate in a training exercise that Sharpclaw created. When Bouncefire jumps on Cora, she lets her body go limp, then throws him off.
In Stick's flashback, Cora is shortly seen prodding him awake. Percy is hurt by Misha, so Cora cleans him up by licking away the blood from his fur. She is briefly seen a few later times with Stick, Shorty, and Coal.
Shorty and Cora go on a border patrol with Leafstar, Frecklepaw, Ebonyclaw, and Patchfoot. Leafstar smells rats, and when Shorty asks if they could hunt them, Leafstar is nervous, remembering the rat fight that killed Rainfur. She turns down Shorty's offer to hunt the rats, saying that they need to check out the place where the smell is coming from. While searching, Cora discovers some chicken, and offers it to the cats, who reject it. Patchfoot remarks that it looked like it had been dead for quite a while, to which Cora responds that where she's from, they would be glad to eat it.
Cora is seen yowling at the rats during the battle to frighten them out of the mound. She is one of the cats with the worst wounds. After the battle, Echosong instructs her to lay out in the sun. She does as she is told and goes to lick Waspwhisker's pelt to clear the blood.
Leafstar startles Cora, who asks if she was looking for one of the warriors. When Leafstar says that she was just about to go hunting, Cora asks if she can join, and Leafstar agrees. When the SkyClan leader catches a thrush, Cora is impressed. Leafstar offers to show her how to catch it, but the visitor turns down the offer, saying she doesn't think it's worth it. This confuses Leafstar, who asks if she is planning on leaving soon. Cora becomes awkward and says she isn't sure. The two cats then work together to catch a squirrel.
Cora, Stick, Coal, and Shorty are made warriors, but decide to keep their names.
She takes part in scaring the Twolegs who kept Petalnose and Shrewtooth locked up. Cora is one of the cats who leads the dog away, since she was mentioned to be one of the fastest runners.
An injured Twoleg kit is discovered on SkyClan territory; Leafstar, Sharpclaw, Snookpaw, Cora, and Cherrytail go in search of her family, but are stopped when a flowerpot is thrown at them. They later find the Twoleg's backpack and successfully use it to lure her parents onto the trail leading to their daughter.
Leafstar catches a few of her warriors in the Twolegplace at night, and Cora tells Stick that SkyClan has a right to know what is going on. Stick is the one to tell her that he and his friends didn't come to join the Clan, but that they need their help; Leafstar agrees when they ask for help fighting their enemy, Dodge.
The warriors arrive at Dodge's camp and attack. She is first seen by Leafstar, jumping off a roof and stumbling. She quickly revives. Later, Shorty and Cora are seen wrestling with a ginger-and-white tom. When the battle is stopped by Leafstar and Sharpclaw, Cora and Shorty exchange glances and nods. After Red's death and the battle, Cora thanks Leafstar for everything she and her Clan had done, then goes home.

Hawkwing's Journey

"Shorty and I told them all about you and your Clan. But we never expected to see you here. Are you planning to stay?"
―Cora to Leafstar Hawkwing's Journey, page 247
As the SkyClan cats journey to find ThunderClan, they cross through the Twolegplace, where they encounter Shorty. The brown tom and Leafstar exchange news, and he mentions that he is with Cora now, and that they have kits. Leafstar purrs that that is wonderful and states that she would love to see Cora again. Shorty leads the way to their camp, and once they arrive, he calls to Stick and Coal. While Leafstar explains to the Twolegplace cats what happened, Shorty dashes off, and soon returns with a slender black she-cat. Three kits, two tabby toms and a black-and-white she-cat, frisk around their paws.
Leafstar greets Cora and asks how she is, and the queen replies that she is well, then stretches forward to touch noses with the Clan leader. Cora mews that Shorty told her they have been driven out of their territory, and says that is terrible. Leafstar sighs that StarClan is guiding them to a new home, then asks if the kits are hers. Cora's eyes shine proudly as she confirms it, and explains that the two tabbies are Branch and Stone, and the she-cat is Night. The queen tells her kits to come and meet Leafstar, and the three kits dip their heads to Leafstar and gaze at her. Cora mews that she and Shorty have told them all about Leafstar and her Clan, but never expected to see them. She asks if they are planning to stay, and Leafstar replies that they will for the night, with their permission.
After the cats go hunting, Leafstar talks with Stick and Shorty about how Dodge is treating them. Shorty notes that things are getting really bad, like before, and that he and Cora are scared for their kits.

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Kin

Members

Mate:

Shorty:[9] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)

Sons:

Branch:[5] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Stone:[5] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)

Daughter:

Night:[5] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)

Tree

Shorty ♂Cora ♀
Night ♀Branch ♂Stone ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances


Quotes

"And what to do about monsters. Or young Twolegs. Sometimes I think we spend our whole lives dodging something."
―Cora to SkyClan SkyClan's Destiny, page 99


"Don't make such a racket. Here let me clean you up."
―Cora to Percy SkyClan's Destiny, page 112


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"It's not your fault Red's mother isn't here. Look, with any luck Dodge will feel he's won today. If Red's not back by sunhigh, we'll go and look for her."
―Cora reassuring Stick they'll help look for Red SkyClan's Destiny, pages 112-113


Leafstar: "It's not that hard. I could teach you if you like, for when you're next on hunting patrol."
Cora: "Thanks, but I don't think it's worth it."
Leafstar: "What? Are you thinking of leaving?"
Cora: "I...er...I'm not sure. It's not up to me."
—Leafstar and Cora talking SkyClan's Destiny, page 202


"If things have been different, we could've been friends. That is her destiny. And this is ours."
―Leafstar's thoughts before parting ways with Cora SkyClan's Destiny, page 457


Shorty: "Great! I'll show you the best way out in the morning. And you'll meet some more old friends. I'm with Cora now. We have kits."
Leafstar: "That's wonderful news. I'd love to see Cora again."
—Shorty and Leafstar about Cora Hawkwing's Journey, page 244


Leafstar: "Cora! How are you?"
Cora: "Fine, thank you. Shorty says that you've been driven out of your territory. That's terrible!"
Leafstar: "Yes, but StarClan is guiding us to a new home. […] So these are your kits?"
Cora: "Yes. The two tabbies are Branch and Stone, and the she-cat is Night. Kits, come and meet Leafstar."
—Leafstar and Cora reuniting Hawkwing's Journey, page 246


"Things are getting really bad, just like before. Cora and I are scared for our kits."
―Shorty expressing his worry to Leafstar about his family Hawkwing's Journey, page 249

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 158
  2. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, chapter 35
  3. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, chapter 16
  4. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 214
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 246
  6. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 21
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 156
  8. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 142
  9. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 244
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