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"SkyClan is where it belongs, but there are still challenges ahead for all the Clans. What you decide now will change your path forever. Remember only this. The dark sky must not herald a storm."
— Echosong giving the medicine cats a new prophecy in Darkest Night, page 83

Echosong is a silver-gray[15] tabby she-cat[4] with a white chest,[16] and green eyes.[17]

Echosong was a SkyClan medicine cat in the gorge, the first one after its restoration. Echo was a kittypet living in Twolegplace, who had been experiencing strange dreams, and later learned they were sent by StarClan. She joined the newly rebuilt SkyClan, learning the knowledge of herbs under the guidance of Sandstorm and StarClan. She became a medicine cat and was given the new name Echosong.

She served as SkyClan's sole medicine cat, and eventually took an apprentice, Frecklepaw. When Darktail and his rogues attacked, Echosong and her Clan were forced to leave, and she trained Fidgetpaw when Frecklewish was missing. She received several visions from StarClan to guide her Clan through the dark times. Echosong was given a bad wound which grew infected, and before her death, Echosong told her Clanmates to follow the blood trail. Echosong died from her infection and joined the ranks of StarClan.

History

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Super Editions

This section summarizes Echosong's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"Our faith is being tested, but we must believe StarClan wouldn't lead us astray."
—Echosong convincing Hawkwing to stay with the Clan Hawkwing's Journey, page 302
In Firestar's Quest, Skywatcher sends Firestar a vision of Echo, a kittypet sent to join SkyClan. Firestar and Sparrowpaw meet her in the Twolegplace and Echo explains she dreams of cats with stars in their fur, and agrees to join. Firestar renames her Echosong, and Sandstorm teaches Echosong her limited herb knowledge. Echosong later has a vision of leaf dapples signifying Leafdapple as the rightful leader of SkyClan. She joins Leafdapple and Firestar at the former's leadership ceremony. Fawnstep appears and declares Echosong SkyClan's medicine cat and promises to finish her training.
In SkyClan's Destiny, moons later, Echosong wishes to train Frecklepaw as her apprentice. However, she is already training to be a warrior under Ebonyclaw, and Sharpclaw isn't pleased with the idea of having a daylight-warrior medicine cat. Frecklepaw enjoys gathering herbs for Echosong, but Leafstar and Echosong debate the possibility of her becoming a medicine cat without a sign from StarClan. When Leafstar develops feelings for Billystorm, Echosong insists Leafstar must walk the path of leadership alone. In the manga, Frecklepaw becomes Echosong's apprentice and Echosong names her Frecklewish.
In Hawkwing's Journey, Skystar delivers Echosong a new prophecy informing SkyClan to find the other Clans. When she is injured by raccoons, she receives another vision urging them to "find the spark that remains". When Darktail and his rogues attack the camp, Echosong, Hawkwing, and Pebblepaw find Curlykit and Fidgetkit and take them to the rest of the Clan in the Twolegplace. With Frecklewish missing, Echosong trains Fidgetpaw as her new apprentice.
The Clan rests at a temporary camp so Plumwillow can give birth to her kits. Echosong is convinced StarClan wishes for them to continue on their journey to find the other Clans, but Leafstar refuses to leave without a message from StarClan. After a dog attack, Echosong decides to venture out to find 'the spark that remains', and Harrybrook and Bellaleaf go with her. Fidgetpaw is captured by Twolegs, and many of the cats fall ill. StarClan leads Echosong back to her Clan, and they resume their journey. Skystar sends Echosong another vision, this time clear the sky. She has another dream of a young she-cat who resembled Hawkwing, and believes it to be Hawkwing's daughter. In the manga, Echosong had died but leaves her Clan one final vision to follow the blood trail.

SkyClan and the Stranger

"Echosong is our medicine cat. She's very talented. SkyClan is lucky to have her."
—Leafstar thinking about Echosong The Rescue, page 12
Echosong frets over Leafstar who is expecting Billystorm's kits, and scolds her for hunting while heavily pregnant. She shares prey with Leafstar and Clovertail, and wonders out loud if the other Clan leaders had kits. When Leafstar questions Sharpclaw's duties over his feelings with Cherrytail, Echosong assures her his loyalty as deputy. Leafstar and Sharpclaw get into an argument, and Echosong not so subtly asks her leader to join her herb gathering as an excuse. She helps Leafstar deliver her kits.
When Sol joins the Clan, Echosong questions that they don't know much about his background, but Leafstar replies she doesn't know much about Echosong's history though Echosong insists there wasn't much to say. That night, she treats the patrol's injuries they received from a badger. After the camp is flooded, Echosong believes the flood was a sign of how vulnerable the Clan was by themselves. Echosong asks Leafstar to hunt and talk with her to get her mind off things. The two enjoy being carefree and gossip for a while until Leafstar's kits go missing, and Echosong reaffirms her friend she's always there to talk. She, Billystorm, and Leafstar go searching for the kits, and Echosong grows tiresome of of the two mates blaming themselves.

Detailed description

Echosong is a small,[15] soft-furred[18] silver-gray[15] tabby she-cat[4] with tiny dark gray paws.[15] She has deep[15] clear green eyes,[17] a white chest,[16] and a fluffy tail.[19] She has a notch in one ear.[20]

Trivia

Mistakes

  • Echosong was shown to look exactly the same as Clovertail in Beyond the Code, despite Clovertail not being a tabby.[21]
  • She was mistakenly called a silver tabby.[22]

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Ceremonies

Echo's naming ceremony
Firestar: I, Firestar, leader of ThunderClan and mentor to SkyClan, call upon their warrior ancestors to look down upon this cat. She has walked with you in dreams, and I commend her to you as a member of SkyClan. Echo, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and serve this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Echo: I do.
Firestar: Then before the spirits of your ancestors I give you your name. From this moment you will be known as Echosong. StarClan honors your wisdom and faith, and we receive you into SkyClan.
Everyone: Echosong! Echosong!
Reference: Firestar's Quest, page 424


Echosong's medicine cat ceremony
Leafstar: Echosong. Our warrior ancestors have chosen you to be our medicine cat. Now I give you the care of SkyClan into your keeping. We trust you to use your skills for healing and to interpret the signs that the spirits of our ancestors will send us.
Echosong: I promise I'll do my best, Leafstar.
Everyone: Echosong! Echosong!
Reference: Firestar's Quest, page 502

Quotes

"Maybe we will meet again in the paths of dreaming, but my heart tells me this is farewell."
—Echosong bidding farewell to Firestar Firestar's Quest, page 507


Echosong: "StarClan chose you as our leader, not Firestar. And I know there's no cat in the Clan could do it better. But Leafstar, you—"
Leafstar: "Go on. Say what you want to say."
Echosong: "Nothing... nothing, really. Just—Leafstar, be careful of your own feelings, that's all."
—Echosong and Leafstar SkyClan's Destiny, page 294


"It's not as if my bones are creaking with age. I plan on being around for a long time yet!"
—Echosong snapping at Leafstar SkyClan's Destiny, page 321


"You have to stop thinking about Billystorm in that way, right now! You have a different destiny, one that involves the future of the whole Clan. And it is a path that you must walk alone."
—Echosong to Leafstar SkyClan's Destiny, page 323


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"Looks as though you should have more faith in your herbs!"
—Leafstar to Echosong The Rescue, page 44


"I love it up here. It’s so peaceful, and yet you can see everything that’s going on."
—Echosong about being on top of the cliff Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 9


Leafstar: "Remember how long it took us to find this place? And how hard it was, traipsing through strange territory with no home. A Clan needs a home to be truly strong!"
Echosong: "Yes, I know that. But this isn't meant to be our home! You can't deny that we haven't found the other Clans here."
Leafstar: "There's no sign that any other cats have ever lived here."
Echosong: "Then wouldn't we be stronger if we were surrounded by equally strong Clans."
Leafstar: "I've heard your argument, bu I am not convinced that we should be uproot yet again. We're surviving here—and we should remember, SkyClan has survived on its own for many reasons, with no help from other Clans. If StarClan wants us to move on, then they need to send us more guidance. We can't go on chasing 'the spark that remains' forever—not when we don't know where we're supposed to go."
Echosong: "But that's not how StarClan works. You know that as well as I do, Leafstar."
Leafstar: "But that's what SkyClan needs, after all we've been through."
Echosong: "I understand. But you have to understand too. I have deep concerns about this place. It doesn't feel right."
Leafstar: "I hear you, Echosong. But I am not convinced that leaving is the right decision for SkyClan."
Echosong: "I will respect your leadership, Leafstar. But I feel we are going against the advice of StarClan. And as long as we do that, we're at risk."
—Leafstar and Echosong arguing about leaving their temporary territory Hawkwing's Journey, pages 328-329


"StarClan has already made it very clear that we're supposed to unite with the other Clans. The dog attack was a reminder of that—maybe even a sign. I can no longer ignore my feelings that we have turned our back on StarClan and their instructions. There's only one way to dispel the darkness...and that is to find the spark that remains. In the morning, I will set out to search for the lake in my visions, where I believe I will find ThunderClan."
—Echosong announcing she's leaving Hawkwing's Journey, pages 343-344


"StarClan never makes it easy for us. But I asked for a sign that we were on the right track—and we are! StarClan hasn't forgotten us."
—Echosong about another vision from Skystar Hawkwing's Journey, page 420


Echosong: "My brave warrior, with the wings of a hawk. What do you see when you look at the horizon?"
Hawkwing: "The future."
Echosong: "That's no small task after the tragedies we've all suffered. It takes a strong cat to see the future, instead of getting lost in the past."
Hawkwing: "Do you think we'll find the other Clans?"
Echosong: "I know we will, for StarClan has told me so. And they've told me something else, too. After I went back to sleep, I had a vision of a young she-cat who looked exactly like you, Hawkwing. At her paws was a maple leaf, and she nodded down to its five points. Do you know what that means?"
Hawkwing: "She looked just like me? Then...she...could be my kin?"
Echosong: "Your kin...or perhaps even your kit. You deserve happiness, after everything you've suffered. It has been a long, difficult journey, but it has made you into a very strong cat—the very cat your Clan needs most."
—Echosong and Hawkwing Hawkwing's Journey, pages 424-425

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Darkest Night, page 82
  2. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 415
  3. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 30
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page manga
  6. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 413
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 480
  8. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 30
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 340
  10. Sandstorm unofficially mentored Echosong, and taught her what she knew of medicine and healing, using the skills she learned from Cinderpelt.[9]
  11. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 460
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Darkest Night, page 294
  13. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  14. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 344
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 414
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 127
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 9
  18. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 10
  19. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 169
  20. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 92
  21. Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 10
  22. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 36
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