"We're going to be the best warriors RiverClan's ever seen."
Stormkit to his brother Oakkit in Crookedstar's Promise, page 24
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Chapter Number: 2 (of 40)
Page Numbers: 17-F24

Chapter description

Stormkit hears Rippleclaw announce that ThunderClan has taken Sunningrocks. The kit races up a fallen tree and perches on one of the icy branches to get a better look at the invading Clan, and sees the warriors swarming over the gray rocks. Shellheart growls how dare they take Sunningrocks, then leaps on the willow tree trunk and hurries along one of the boughs that reaches over the water. The deputy exclaims that Pinestar, ThunderClan's leader, is stretched out over the rocks as if he owns them. Rippleclaw paces up and down the clearing, angrily remarking that the ThunderClan cats must think they had lost their teeth and claws, his fur spiking up.
Mudfur and Brightsky rush into camp, and Piketooth follows with a carp in his mouth. The brown tom asks who's leading the battle patrol, and Stormkit wishes he were an apprentice so he could join in the fight. Troutclaw pads out of the elders' den, asking what's going on, and the tabby kit replies that ThunderClan has taken Sunningrocks. Hailstar comes out of his den and snaps at the Stormkit to come down from the branch, and the kit soon follows his order. Shellheart and Rippleclaw call for an attack, but Troutclaw objects by saying their Clan had lost enough battles, and Timberfur agrees by remarking that they might lose. Cedarpelt joins the elder in agreement as well, mewing that the rocks had always been hard to defend. When Stormkit tries to join in the conversation, his father continuously shushes him, and Rainflower reacts by bringing him back to where he initially was with his brother, and he settles down next to Oakkit. Brambleberry advises Hailstar against going to war due to her lack of medicine and supplies, and Troutclaw defends her opinion by adding that they didn't have enough prey as well. When the warrior talks about the shortage of food, Stormkit finally realizes for the first time how thin his Clanmates are. Rippleclaw asks if they're going to let the opposing Clan steal all the territory they want, and Echomist defends her mate by retorting that ThunderClan only wants Sunningrocks. Finally, instead of ordering an attack like the Clan wishes, the RiverClan leader decides that a group of warriors should go to Sunningrocks to deliver the message that ThunderClan may claim the rocks for a while; however, the opposing Clan will take them back soon. Shellheart immediately charges towards the entrance tunnel to carry out the order alongside with Rippleclaw, Brightsky and Ottersplash.
After the patrol leaves to deliver the message, Stormkit urges Oakkit up a nearby tree to watch his father tell off the invading ThunderClan leader and his warriors. As the two kits scamper up the trunk, with the light brown kit warning his brother to dig his claws in due to how slippery it is, they finally reach a branch where it is thin enough to dip under the brothers' weight. They observe the four warriors sprawled over the rocks, and see Pinestar, showing his belly to the sun. Oakkit points out that the ThunderClan deputy, Sunfall, is sitting nearby, while two ThunderClan warriors pace near the river, both of them alert for any intruders. A tabby warrior halts to see Shellheart and his patrol swim through the river, and he bares his teeth, darting to the edge of the rocks. The rest of the ThunderClan cats follow, Pinestar standing up quickly, with Sunfall hissing and arching his back. The patrol leaps onto the rocks, and the RiverClan deputy informs the cats that they are in their territory. While the opposite deputy prepares himself to fight, Shellheart calmly informs him that the battle is not yet worth fighting, and that he will be watching through the trees. He also adds that his Clan will claim their rightful territory once again. Rippleclaw hisses to Sunfall that he will be the first one to shred his face when the battle comes, but Shellheart pulls him back and tells Pinestar that ThunderClan can have the territory and prey for now. But when RiverClan wants the territory back, they will fight for it. Without waiting for a response, the deputy plunges back in the river with his Clanmates following nearby.
The kits watch the RiverClan patrol's success, and they continue to observe them as they begin heading to camp. Oakkit suddenly yelps that the magpie from before has returned. However, Stormkit rears up in time to slash the magpie with his forepaws while his brother sinks his claws into his brown pelt. With this, they eventually send it wheeling away from their occupied tree. Stormkit drops back to his original position, and Oakkit lets go while remarking about his nice move. The kit thanks his brother for hanging on to him while observing the bloody feathers in his claws, and then triumphantly tells him that both of them will be great warriors one day.






  • Pinestar is mistakenly described with fox-red fur.[1]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 17
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 18
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 19
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 20
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 21

Crookedstar's Promise 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 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40Manga
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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 Life
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