"What did Ravenpaw know? At the Gathering, had his account of the battle with RiverClan been true? Was Tigerclaw responsible for Redtail’s death?"
Firepaw questioning Tigerclaw's loyalty in Into the Wild, page 199
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Chapter Number: 17 (of 25)
Page Numbers: 191-199

Chapter description

The cats make their way through WindClan territory. When Tigerclaw starts to sniff the air, Bluestar replies that there is no need; ShadowClan won’t be there that day. They make their way to ThunderClan territory and Graypaw says he can still smell ShadowClan, and Firepaw suggests that the breeze must have carried it from WindClan. Ravenpaw stops suddenly and says he hears something. Firepaw listens and the cats hear the sound of a battle.
Bluestar hurries them forward and they charge in to the camp, which is under attack by ShadowClan. They hurl into battle and Firepaw faces a tabby queen, who he sends back through the tunnel. Firepaw spots Blackfoot by the nursery, picking up kits, and the apprentice starts to spring towards the deputy, but is attacked by a tortoiseshell warrior. He struggles to call out that the kits are in danger, but when he briefly looks at the nursery, Blackfoot is still there. He uses his submission trick to defeat the tortoiseshell and rushes to the nursery. Blackfoot is gone and Yellowfang is standing over the kits, protecting them.
The warriors chase the rest of the ShadowClan cats out and start to lick their wounds. Frostfur announces that the kits are okay, thanks to Yellowfang, but Rosetail had been killed. Firepaw puts in that her opponent had been Blackfoot. Bluestar approaches the apprentices and tells them that Lionheart had been injured. As Graypaw rushes to Lionheart, letting out a yowl, Firepaw realizes that this is the scene from his dream. Spottedleaf presses against Firepaw and tells him that Lionheart is on his way to StarClan. Firepaw approaches Lionheart's body and licks his neck, thanking him for his wisdom and how much he had taught him, before settling beside Graypaw for his vigil. Beside him, Bluestar whispers that she doesn’t know what she’ll do without him before limping to her den, looking utterly defeated.
Graypaw, Firepaw, and Ravenpaw sit with Lionheart. Firepaw watches Tigerclaw come up and briefly lick Lionheart, staring at Ravenpaw, as Spottedleaf does her rounds. Bluestar calls a meeting to announce the next deputy at moonhigh. Everybody expects Tigerclaw and that is whom Bluestar chooses. Tigerclaw says he is honored and promises to serve the Clan the best he can. Ravenpaw whispers that she never should have chosen him, since he had wanted to be deputy ever since he had taken care of Redtail, stopping abruptly.





Important events


Tigerclaw's Deputy Ceremony
Bluestar: I say these words before the body of Lionheart, so that his spirit may hear and approve my choice. I have not forgotten how one cat avenged the death of Redtail and brought his body back to us. ThunderClan needs this fearless loyalty even more now. Tigerclaw will be the new deputy of ThunderClan.
Reference: Into the Wild, page 199


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 191
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 192
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 193
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 194
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 195
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 196
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 199

Into the Wild 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 25
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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 LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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