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"I can't make all dead cats appear. Needletail told me about StarClan. I've never seen a StarClan cat. I think I can only sense cats who are still tied to the living. They've stuck close to us. They can't move on until they've done what they feel they need to do. Like Needletail. She will only find her way to StarClan when she has finished what she started here."
Tree on the ghost cats in Darkest Night, page 298

This unnamed residence serves as a place for ghost cats, acting as a purgatory of sorts. With the known cases seen in the books, cats are unable to move on into StarClan until they accomplish a certain task.[1]



While this residence does not seem to have a set place, it appears as a realm where only ghosts can coexist and are stuck. Cats related to the Sisters, like Tree, are able to see the spirits on their own will.[2] Members of the Sisters go here when they die, where they follow and guide their descendants similar to that of StarClan.[3]

Relation to living cats

Cats stuck in this residence are unlike those seen in StarClan or even the Place of No Stars. Instead, cats will appear as ghosts to alive cats, as seen with both Violetshine and Crowfeather, who saw Needletail and Ashfoot in the living world.[4][5] The most these ghosts can do is merely appear to the living. According to Tree, they are tied to the living world due to something they feel they should accomplish, and will only find their way to StarClan when it is completed.[6]
Members and descendants of the Sisters are able to see cats in the unnamed residence for currently unknown reasons, though Moonlight explains that the ability is hereditary and passes from mother to kit.[7] However, Rootpaw inherited his ability from Tree, his father, meaning that the ability is generally passed from parent to kit, over just the mother.[8]
According to Needletail, she appears in the residence when Tree is present.[9] This brings into question why Ashfoot was able to do so years prior to Tree's introduction to the Clans.[5]


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

Darkest Night

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River of Fire

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The Raging Storm

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In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

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The Silent Thaw

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Veil of Shadows

Spiresight is in a clearing, while receiving a feeling pulling him towards something. He lets the feeling pull him toward something, and he spots a big tom rolling in catmint. He sees the tom stop, and drop into a hunting crouch. Spiresight hears a shriek, and then sees the tom throw Shadowsight's body against a tree, before throwing the medicine cat's body into a ravine. In the rebels camp, Rootspring spots Stemleaf staring at Spotfur, with grief in his eyes, as Spotfur suggest crazy ideas, clearly showing her grief.
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Darkness Within

As Tree and Rootspring are coming back from the vigil, they spot a ghost named Cheddar. Cheddar notes to them that most cats do not see her, but it is strange that they can. Tree asks if Cheddar had seen any other spirit-cats. She replies that it is just her most of the time. Cheddar explains that she had seen some cats lately, but they fade in and out, like they can't decide whether they want to stay or not. Rootspring pressed on, asking Cheddar what they looked like. The ghost explains that some were gray, and some were tabby. Cheddar goes on to say that she had seen a brown tom with ginger legs, making Rootspring recognize Sandynose's description. After learning about StarClan, Cheddar states that it must be scary, because the ghosts have scared expressions on their faces. Tree reassures that Cheddar won't fade away, and they part ways.
While discussing what actions they should take after Rootspring reports their encounter with Cheddar to the other leaders, Tree suggests going to the Sisters for advice. He explains that the Sisters' expertise lies in communicating with ghosts, so therefore, they would have the most experience to help the Clans. The leaders approve, and send four cats to find the Sisters.
At the Sisters camp, Moonlight appears as a spirit. She goes to Rootspring, and asks him if he is the son of Tree. Rootspring nods, so Moonlight tells him that she is the mother of Tree. She turns to the Sisters, telling them to go help the Clans. Sisters speak against this, but Moonlight asks them if they are not curious, and worried that it might happen to their dead and ancestors. The Sisters look at their paws, before agreeing. Moonlight glances at Spotfur, beginning a ceremony to worship her kits.
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In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

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In the Novellas

Tree's Roots

Shortly after the Sisters sing for Haze, Haze and Stream appear to the Sisters. They converse for a bit, before disappearing. Earth speaks to Moonlight, telling her that he could not see Haze or Stream. Moonlight reassures him that it will come to him eventually, but Earth notices the concern in his mother's eyes.

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Known residents


The Sisters


Former members








The Ancients



"Once we had delivered our message, we were able to move on to StarClan."
―Needletail to Alderheart River of Fire, page 99

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in River of Fire, page prologue
  2. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 297
  3. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 82
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Darkest Night, page 300
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 2
  6. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 298
  7. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 11
  8. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 306
  9. Revealed in Darkest Night, pages 238-249
  10. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 375
  11. Revealed in Darkness Within, page 53
  12. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 408
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 2
  14. Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 10
  15. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 374
  16. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 24
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 281
  18. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 211
  19. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 89
  20. Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 23
  21. Revealed in The Place of No Stars, page 78
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 23
  23. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 299
  24. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 5
  25. Revealed in The Place of No Stars, page 181
  26. Revealed in Outcast, page 47
  27. Revealed in Lost Stars, page 166