|"Fight loyally, and with courage. That is all your Clan asks of you."|
|— Ivypool to Applefur in The Last Hope, page 291|
Ivypool is a slender, soft-furred, pale, silver-and-white tabby she-cat. She has white paws, a white belly and face, a striped silver tail, sliced ears, and dark blue eyes.
She is born as Ivykit with her sister Dovekit to Birchfall and Whitewing. When she becomes an apprentice, her given mentor is Cinderheart, and is renamed to Ivypaw. However, Dovepaw is revealed to be the third cat in a prophecy, and was receiving special attention from her Clanmates. Dovepaw's power also allowed her to hear from far away, allowing her to detect prey much more abnormally then any other cat. Dovepaw's praise and attention causes Ivypaw to become jealous of her sister. She is recruited by Hawkfrost to train in the Place of No Stars, with the promise of becoming a better warrior. Ivypaw agrees, and begins training in her dreams under Hawkfrost, but also receives training from Mapleshade, Thistleclaw and Shredtail. A bitter Ivypaw resents her sister from then on, until she discovers Tigerstar speaking with his grandson, Tigerheart. Her training is discovered by Jayfeather, who informs her of the Dark Forest's true intentions to her, and both he and Lionblaze ask her to become a spy for them, and is informed of Dovepaw's prophetic role. Her relationship somewhat mended with her littermate, Ivypaw agrees to become a spy, and continues training there. She is ordered to kill Flametail, the recently deceased ShadowClan Medicine cat, until he is defended by his brother Tigerheart, causing a rift between Tigerheart and Ivypaw, as the latter knew of Tigerheart's attraction to Dovepaw.
She passes her warrior assessment, earning the name Ivypool, and is stunned to learn that her friend Blossomfall begins training there, as well as her father Birchfall, the two of them oblivious to the Dark Forest's true intentions. Ivypool manages to prove her loyalty to the leaders of the Place of No Stars, killing the other trainee Antpelt. While horrified at her actions, she assures herself that she needed to do it to keep her secret safe from the leaders. However, when they tell her that if she wants to become a formal warrior in their ranks, she needs to kill him a second time, as the WindClan tom now walked the skies of theirs. Ivypool reluctantly does so, killing him a second time and causing him to fade forever. Ivypool becomes a warrior in the Dark Forest, and in turn, is allowed to train cats, those being Hollowflight, Redwillow, Blossomfall and Birchfall, much to Ivypool's chagrin. When Brokenstar kills Beetlewhisker, Ivypool is stunned and more determined then ever to stop the Dark Forest from fulfilling their ambitions, and knows that many of the trainees must feel the same. Ivypool eventually partakes in the great battle, siding with the Clans and manages to convince Birchfall, Blossomfall, Mousewhisker and Applefur to switch sides, but fails to convince Breezepelt who informs the leaders of Ivypool's betrayal. When she fights against Hawkfrost, Tigerheart comes to her aid, claiming his loyalty to the Clans. When Tigerheart is knocked away, Hawkfrost attempts to kill his former apprentice, until Hollyleaf takes the killing blow, distressing Ivypool and believes she caused the black she-cat's death. When the Clans win, she is the only trainee forgiven, unlike the rest of the Clans, angering her since she did all of what they did, and she is only forgiven due to her being a spy. She takes the oath of loyalty to the Clans along with the surviving trainees, and mends her relationship with Dovewing.
She receives her first apprentice, Snowbush, soon receives her second, Twigpaw, and the two form a close bond. During this time, Ivypool becomes mates with Fernsong, the son of Lionblaze and Cinderheart, and when Twigpaw leaves for SkyClan, she becomes the mother of his kits, Bristlekit, Thriftkit and Flipkit. Ivypool is happy when Twigpaw returns to ThunderClan, and even more so when she receives her warrior name. Soon after, Dovewing returns to ThunderClan, having previously left her Clan to have her kits. Ivypool is first overjoyed to see her, meeting her nieces Lightkit and Pouncekit, and her nephew Shadowkit. However, Dovewing intends to stay in ShadowClan due to her mate being Tigerstar, the new leader name of Tigerheart. Infuriated by her sister leaving again and her choice in a mate, Ivypool turns her back on her sister, angry and resents her once again, but misses her and tries to reconnect with her, but cannot help feeling betrayed by her own littermate.
In the Super Editions
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- Ivypool is now a mentor to Snowpaw. She calls to her apprentice, telling him that it's time for some battle training. She is one of the cats chosen to go to the Gathering, and is seen by Squirrelflight chatting to Tigerheart and Ratscar, along with Cherryfall. Once Ratscar and Cherryfall have moved on, Bramblestar notices that Tigerheart is still talking to Ivypool, and cautiously moves within earshot. Tigerheart asks her where Dovewing is, and with a guarded look in her eyes she replies that her sister is in the camp. The ShadowClan warrior asks if she was with Bumblestripe, and Ivypool retorts that it was none of his business. After the Gathering, Ivypool is taking Snowpaw out with Whitewing, Spiderleg and their apprentices, seen walking along the lakeshore. When Amberpaw and Dewpaw frighten Daisy, Ivypool prods them both and ask them to apologize. She is seen later asking Snowpaw if he remembers the names of The Fallen. When Molewhisker, Sandstorm, and Bramblestar return to the camp with the big white bird they had taken from WindClan, Ivypool says that she had never seen a bird like that, and it was big enough to feed the entire Clan.
- Ivypool offers to lead a patrol, and Bramblestar tells her to take hers to the WindClan border. During that patrol, she sticks her head into the old Twoleg den and asks what's going on. Bumblestripe explains that Cherryfall fell off a tree and Bramblestar broke her fall. Ivypool stretches her eyes wide and asks Bramblestar if he is hurt and that he should let Jayfeather check him. Bramblestar insists he is okay but Ivypool retorts that hedgehogs fly. She tells him he can barely and orders Cherryfall to not try to hide her paw as she can see the blood. Cherryfall mutters it's just a ripped claw but Ivypool snaps it needs treatment. Bramblestar tells Ivypool to keep her fur on, agreeing to her insistence. Her patrol flanks the injured cats as they head back to camp with Bramblestar asking if they scented any sign of WindClan. Ivypool reports not a whiff, only what's in the breeze. There was no sign of the strange white birds either. Later, the warriors' den is flooded out so the warriors bed down in different dens with Ivypool in the apprentices' den. Amberpaw exclaims that this is exciting but Ivypool snaps it isn’t, trying to dry her wet fur. She points out they are cold and wet and says only StarClan knows the state of the camp will be in the morning.
- The whole camp floods so ThunderClan is forced to abandon it. Ivypool suggests using the tunnels as a temporary camp. Bramblestar commends her idea and the Clan heads for the tunnels. At the entrance, Ivypool tells the apprentices they are blocking it and cats are waiting in the rain. Seedpaw apologises and adds to Ivypool that the rest of the apprentices are still kits. The young cats explore inside with Ivypool warning them to not go far. Ivypool is part of a patrol that explores the tunnels some more, wearily picking her way through the Clan. The passages are eerily quiet, and Ivypool is wary as if expecting something to happen. Later when Bramblestar worries about the other Clans, Dovewing says that Ivypool was at the Gathering and explained to her that RiverClan already moved dens away from the lake. Later, Ivypool shows a battle move to the three youngest apprentices. Snowpaw and Dewpaw start wrestling each other and Ivypool and Whitewing scramble through the bracken that’s behind them. Snowpaw starts to slip and Ivypool yowls an alarm for a mudslide. She is buried under, but pops out her head, floundering through the loose earth and spitting out soil. She manages to drag herself free.
- Ivypool growls she'll never be clean again, shaking away loose soil. Her fur is still full of mud and claws clogged with it too. Dewpaw throws some mud at Snowpaw, and Ivypool tells him that’s enough. Dewpaw cheekily points out they cannot be anymore dirty. Ivypool says the word apprentices with a sigh. Dovewing tells Bramblestar her sister and the others need to get to the stream and clean off. As Bramblestar reports of WindClan trespassing, Ivypool joins her Clanmates and hisses they have to chase them off. Bramblestar wants to investigate how they are crossing the stream and takes Ivypool. The she-cat gets Snowpaw, racing into the tunnels and calling for her apprentice. She returns with Bramblestar telling Snowpaw to stay close to her. During the patrol, Ivypool bounds ahead but suddenly turns back to gesture with her tail, telling them to come and see something. Bramblestar bounds to the warriors side to see a fallen tree on the stream where WindClan has been using it to cross. Ivypool calls WindClan impudent rabbit-chasers and asks what they are going to do.
- As they discuss, Ivypool recalls how Dovewing dislodged the dam when the beavers built one. She thinks to dislodge this one will be similar to that dam, but they waded into the water and dislodged from the bottom. They cannot do that here as the currents too fast and it's too deep. A WindClan patrol is coming, so Snowpaw and Ivypool dive under rocks to hide. Afterwards, Ivypool and Jessy put their heads together to figure out a way to move the tree. Ivypool notes they cannot break it or chew through it. Jessy suggests moving the rubbish to unclog and let the current move the tree away. Ivypool seems doubtful as she says that could work but asks where they will stand. She points out that'll make one cat stuck on WindClan land. Bramblestar decides they have to dislodge one end and the rest will wash away. As they try it, Ivypool thrusts herself besides Bramblestar and pushes hard against the outer branches. They use a hawthorn bush to perch light-weight cats to lunge their weight on the tree from on top. Ivypool scrambles on top and her hind legs slip and slap the water. Bumblestripe steadies her as she gives an annoyed hiss, complaining she cannot shake the water out of her fur.
- They successfully dislodge the tree, and Ivypool yowls their victory. She says that WindClan cannot cross it now. Bramblestar tells Ivypool and Poppyfrost to put scent markers across the stream as a message for WindClan they will not tolerate trespassers. They leave enough to overpower the traces of WindClan scent. Bramblestar later asks Dovewing if she wants to hunt, but she protests that Ivypool is better than her. As Bramblestar gathers warriors who will fight the kittypets troubling ShadowClan, Ivypool comes forward and volunteers. Snowpaw does too but Bramblestar refuses. Ivypool asks why, pointing out he will fight sooner or later and this battle won't be dangerous like a battle against other Clans. Bramblestar sees her point and lets Snowpaw come. One their way, Ivypool calls for Bramblestar to come and see something. She and Snowpaw have been searching one side and are now standing in front of a drift of white. Its pigeon feathers scattered everywhere with ShadowClan scent. Ivypool mentions that ShadowClan must have made the kill here. Ivypool goes in one direction to check signs of kittypets or ShadowClan. She returns with no report of either.
- They end up fighting the kittypets and Ivypool darts to slash Scarlet's side, Snowpaw doing the same on the other side. Bramblestar thinks Ivypool taught her apprentice very well. After the battle, ShadowClan is furious and sends the patrol away. Ivypool thinks they should have waited to be asked for help instead of just helping. Back at camp, she and Cinderheart appear from the tunnels with wounds fully treated with marigold and cobwebs. They help explain to Leafpool about the battle and what happened. Later, she and other mentors teach their apprentices a battle move where they roll to their backs and batter their opponents' hind legs. She is part of a patrol following Millie with fur bristled in frustration, reporting of badger scents. When thinking of the cats he and Squirrelflight rose, Bramblestar remembers how Hollyleaf saved Ivypool by sacrificing herself. When the Clan practises fighting badgers, Ivypool is part of Brackenfur's training group. Ivypool steps forward and tells the apprentices to listen. She explains that the badgers will tear them to pieces if they do not listen. She advises to dig their claws in hard and bite their necks as well as rip their eyelids with their claws.
- Bramblestar is surprised by her low, powerful tone and savage advice. He then remembers that Ivypool was formally training with the Dark Forest, and knows more savage things than any cat can imagine. He thinks of the other former Dark Forest trainees that know this too, and thinks their experience is useful here. Her advice works, and the apprentices end up being more effective and skilled. She nods in approval, remarking that it was much better. During the battle against the badgers, she perches on a back of a badger with Snowpaw, clawing at it vigorously. Ivypool balances on its neck and rakes her claws down its eyes. Bramblestar shivers as it's a move she learned from the Dark Forest. Afterwards, Ivypool is balancing on three legs as she raises her bleeding paw, but it looks like it will heal in time. After the Clan cleans away the mud from the camp, Ivypool mentions that she thought her apprentice was a brown cat. She says that Snowpaw seemed like he was trying to clear out all the mud with his fur. Ivypool is later part of the patrol that will show Stormpaw how they do things. Ivypool beckons the apprentice with her ears, saying that he can put the first scent marker.
- Ivypool's relationship with Dovewing has deteriorated, and the two sisters hardly speak to each other anymore. Dovewing tells Tigerheart that she hasn't told Ivypool that she is expecting kits, and adds that she thinks the silver tabby is avoiding her because Ivypool suspects that her sister is seeing the ShadowClan deputy.
- When Tigerheart hopes to convince Dovewing not to leave ThunderClan, he attempts to speak to Ivypool, thinking he might get the silver tabby to persuade Dovewing to stay. He ventures into ThunderClan territory, and upon scenting Ivypool, calls out her name. The ThunderClan warrior emerges from the undergrowth and demands to know what Tigerheart is doing on her Clan's territory. The dark tabby wants declares that he wants to speak with her, but Ivypool, sneering, asks him if he is mistaking her for Dovewing. She adds that Twigpaw had spotted them meeting on the border, and points out that Tigerheart could get Dovewing into big trouble with their illicit romance. Tigerheart tries to protest that he loves her, to which Ivypool contemptuously asks if he had come to tell her that everything is going to be fine because they are in love.
- Tigerheart responds by trying to urge Ivypool to stop shutting Dovewing out, because the gray she-cat needs someone to confide in. The silver-and-white she-cat shoots back that Tigerheart just wants her to give her approval of Dovewing's actions so that she doesn't feel guilty about meeting with the ShadowClan tom. Tigerheart asks if Ivypool cares for Dovewing at all, and the ThunderClan warrior, offended, snarls back that Tigerheart is the one who doesn't care about the gray she-cat, or else he would stop seeing her. The dark brown tabby begs Ivypool to speak to her sister, but the ThunderClan cat snaps that she won't do so until Dovewing ends the relationship, and then storms away into the undergrowth.
- After Dovewing does decide to leave, Ivypool, not knowing what happened to her sister, travels to the ShadowClan camp to see if the gray she-cat has come there, but is turned away unsuccessful and decides to go look for her in SkyClan next. Tigerheart, who knows that Ivypool will spread suspicion that he is responsible for Dovewing's disappearance, goes to speak to her again. As he heads into ThunderClan territory, Ivypool rushes up to meet him, growling that she knows that he has come to lie to her again and claim that he doesn't know why Dovewing has vanished. Tigerheart admits that he knew that Dovewing would leave, but protests that he had tried to stop her. He adds that he tracked her as far away as the Thunderpath, but doesn't explain where she was headed afterwards. Ivypool, meanwhile, is furious with Tigerheart, saying that she doesn't want her sister to be out there alone and that if the dark tabby really cared about Dovewing, he would follow her. When Tigerheart starts to object, Ivypool lashes her claws across his muzzle, calling him a coward and a fox-heart. She growls that Dovewing deserved a better mate than Tigerheart before she turns and stalks away.
- When Tigerheart has a dream about ShadowClan being attacked, he imagines Ivypool fighting alongside SkyClan against his Clan. Much later, when Dovewing and Tigerheart are trying to get their kits to try real fresh-kill, Dovewing mentions how all kits are fussy about food and recounts how Ivypool had refused to eat rabbit until she was four moons old. Shadowkit also later has a dream in which he sees a silver-and-white tabby that has kits. Dovewing believes that the queen that her son saw in his vision is Ivypool, and wants to return to the forest to be able to meet her sister's kits.
In the Power of Three arc
- Ivykit is born to Birchfall and Whitewing, along with her sister, Dovekit, in the middle of leaf-bare.
- At the end of the book, Ivykit and Dovekit make their first venture out of the nursery with all of the other warriors of ThunderClan watching them. Sandstorm asks what they named them, and Birchfall proudly replies Ivykit and Dovekit. Brightheart comments that they are good names for the two kits. Jayfeather, who is listening to them, realizes that one of the two kits may be the third in the prophecy "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws," since Hollyleaf had disappeared, and they are Firestar's kin, the one whom received the prophecy. Her grandfather, Dustpelt, teasingly tells Birchfall and Whitewing to watch out for their daughters since they were also the granddaughters of Cloudtail, and recalls how much of a hard time he gave Firestar when he was an apprentice. Cloudtail affirms that he is proud of any cat who shares his blood, and will claw any cat who says otherwise.
In the Omen of the Stars arc
- Ivykit and Dovekit are in the apprentices' den looking for good spots to build nests, and are called out by Jayfeather, though the kits excitedly explain how they're going to do everything together. Before their apprentice ceremony, the kits' mother, Whitewing, is seen trying to neaten the kits' fur. Dovekit is seen wriggling around with excitement. Ivykit becomes an apprentice, along with her sister, Dovekit, taking the names of Ivypaw and Dovepaw. They seem to get along really well, and want to do everything together. Ivypaw is apprenticed to Cinderheart, while Dovepaw's mentor is Lionblaze. The two newly made mentors take them down to the lake to on a water patrol to gather water for the rest of the Clan. Ivypaw wanders away and investigates a dead fish. Rainstorm, a RiverClan warrior, charges when he sees her but before he can attack, he falls in the mud. After he is rescued, they escort him back to the ThunderClan camp.
- When Dovepaw is praised in front of all of the warriors for her catches, Ivypaw becomes jealous and angry, having only caught a tiny shrew. Later, when Dovepaw tells everyone that it was big brown animals blocking the stream, Ivypaw is again frustrated and believes Dovepaw only wants to be in the center of attention, leaving her sister speechless and depressed. She becomes even more jealous when Dovepaw is chosen to go on a special quest to see what happened to the water. She avoids saying good-bye by pretending to sleep.
- As the day progresses, Ivypaw becomes resentful to her apprentice duties and even kicks a pebble at Mousefur when the elder scolds her, but is rebuked by Cinderheart. Her mentor goes on to tell her that they will be going to practice fighting, but Ivypaw is no happier. Briarpaw volunteers to come along and help her.
- Later, Jayfeather teaches all of the apprentices some basic knowledge of herbs. He explains that dock leaves strengthen pads, and Bumblepaw mentions that they would be good to find on long journeys, which Ivypaw's jealous and angry emotions come towards her, Bumblepaw's remark reminding her of the long journey her sister and her mentor had been chosen to go on.
- A few more days pass, and Lionblaze and Dovepaw finally return home. Dovepaw seeks out her sister, and when she finds Ivypaw, her sister is hanging back, looking shy and nervous. She confesses that she thought Dovepaw wouldn't miss her, but Dovepaw tells her that she did all the time.
- After making a report to Firestar, Ivypaw and Dovepaw head down to the lake to see if it had grown any bigger. Dovepaw steps on the remains of Jayfeather's stick, but she is not hurt. She afterward promises Ivypaw that she will never leave her behind again.
- Ivypaw wakes up one morning due to Dovepaw's dream about Rippletail. She raises her head and anxiously gazes at her sister, asking if she was dreaming. Ivypaw mentions that Dovepaw was also twitching like a mouse. Dovepaw licks Ivypaw's head and reassures her that it was just a bad dream and it was gone. Ivypaw then proceeds to return to her sleep. Later on, Ivypaw bounces up to Dovepaw, complaining that it was so early. However, her eyes are noted to be sparkling with excitement as she tells Dovepaw that the forest smelled great. Taking a deep breath and licking her lips, Ivypaw says that the air tastes of prey.
- Brambleclaw invites her to go on a border patrol with him, Lionblaze, Dovepaw, and Cinderheart. Ivypaw is very eager to go, as she tells Dovepaw that she'll catch the first prey for the day, so the patrol leaves camp. Ivypaw begins happily playing with Dovepaw, successfully tricking her by playing dead. When Dovepaw falls for it, Ivypaw tells her that even Cherrykit wouldn't fall for the trick. They stop when they see how large the lake has grown, and Brambleclaw eventually scolds them for playing like kits, mentioning that he doesn't envy the hunting patrol. Then, the young apprentice steps on the broken remains of Jayfeather's stick and gets a small splinter in her foot. She ends up going to Cinderheart to get taken out and the stick pieces is then thrown into the lake.
- Later on, Cinderheart and Lionblaze are teaching their apprentices how to climb trees, despite the fact that it is raining. They begin to practice hopping from tree to tree, and Ivypaw bets Dovepaw that she can make it back to the hollow without touching the ground, but their competition is cut short when the branch Dovepaw is on suddenly breaks. She plummets to the ground, but isn't hurt at all.
- That night, Dovepaw convinces her sister to sneak into WindClan with her, making it seem like a sort of challenge. Ivypaw is slightly reluctant at first, but then agrees to go with her to WindClan. They make it all the way to WindClan's camp when Ivypaw attempts to stop her, but Dovepaw is determined to see Sedgewhisker and Whitetail. Dovepaw wakes up Sedgewhisker in the warriors' den just before Weaselfur finds them. He sounds the alarm and all of WindClan wakes up. Onestar orders Breezepelt and Heathertail to escort the apprentices home. The two warriors lead them back to the ThunderClan camp and wait while Firestar is woken up by Rosepetal. Firestar speaks briefly with them, putting their punishments into the paws of their mentors. They begin to leave when Firestar stops Dovepaw, asking to talk to her, but not Ivypaw, which makes her feel a bit jealous.
- Both of them are confined to camp for a quarter moon as punishment, but Ivypaw begins to notice that Firestar and the senior warriors are treating Dovepaw differently than her. She even says this to Dovepaw, who dodges her accusations, but Ivypaw seems annoyed at this treatment, and jealous because she feels ignored by her Clan compared to her sister. She gets frustrated when Lionblaze calls Dovepaw away when Dovepaw was grooming her fur.
- That night, Ivypaw has a dream where she visits a meadow, but soon a mysterious brown tom appears. She asks him if it is his meadow, and he says no, but offers to show her some useful hunting techniques. She eagerly learns from him, failing a few times before accomplishing the move. She is proud when the tom congratulates her. He asks about her sister, and Ivypaw replies that Dovepaw is clever and funny, and the bravest cat she knew. They separate soon, and the tom tells her that his name is Hawkfrost.
- Ivypaw wakes up then and finds Dovepaw only just returning home. Cinderheart calls her over, and Ivypaw finds out that Blossompaw, Briarpaw, and Bumblepaw were going to have their assessment, but they would be doing it in pairs. Ivypaw is paired with Blossompaw, who complains that Ivypaw is not a good hunter, and asks if Dovepaw could be her partner instead. The warriors insist that these are the pairings, so Blossompaw angrily tells Ivypaw just to stay out of her way. Hawkfrost then tells her that she is just as good a hunter as Dovepaw, so Ivypaw grows confident and manages to catch a squirrel with the technique Hawkfrost showed her. Blossompaw only manages to catch a blackbird, and is then angry at Ivypaw for showing her up at her own assessment.
- Back at camp, Ivypaw sees Dovepaw and decides to tell her about Hawkfrost. Before Ivypaw has a chance to say who the warrior is, Lionblaze calls Dovepaw away. Ivypaw is secretly angry at Dovepaw and thinks that Dovepaw does not care for her. She asked her if, Lionblaze couldn't manage a few moments without his precious apprentice? After Dovepaw apologetically slips out of the apprentice den. Ivypaw slinks into her nest, hoping Hawkfrost would teach her more hunting moves so her Clan would think she was better than her sister.
- The next time she is seen, Ivypaw is noticeably happier and more cheerful when she joined her Clanmates so they could collect more moss. She acts indifferent about racing Dovepaw in collecting moss. As they begin collecting moss, Ivypaw calls out to Toadstep to watch her as she slid on her belly through the grass. Whitewing sees the two together and orders them to collect moss together. Ivypaw then finds Dovepaw in the middle of an argument with Lionblaze. Having overheard their conversation, Ivypaw asks why Lionblaze thought that Dovepaw would've known something about ShadowClan crossing the borders. When Dovepaw awkwardly dodges the question, Ivypaw demands to know what was so complicated that she couldn't tell her own sister. Ivypaw then says that Dovepaw was jealous of her dream from StarClan, and finally reveals her jealousy of Dovepaw before leaving. Back at camp, Ivypaw refuses to speak to her sister, acting like she wasn't there.
- She later has another dream where she visits Hawkfrost. He asks a few questions before teaching her a new battle move. He instructs her to jab her paws simultaneously on his tendon the back of his joint. Ivypaw quickly gets the move down before Hawkfrost asks about her sister. She gets angry at remembering her, revealing to him that she almost told of their meetings, but wasn't going to now. Hawkfrost agrees with her decision and tells her that Dovepaw isn't her echo- that they didn't have to share everything. Ivypaw wakes up soon, and goes out on a patrol to start a mock battle. The cats split up into two groups to try and reach a piece of territory on the others' side. Ivypaw tries out her new move and it works successfully on Birchfall. The other warriors see her perform it, and they especially Leafpool, become slightly suspicious before getting back to the mock battle. She comforts Bumblestripe when he says that it's not fair that Briarlight can't enjoy being a warrior.
- The next time that they meet, Hawkfrost shows Ivypaw a few of her new Clanmates, but then sets a new challenge for her—to get past a line drawn on the ground. She makes her first attempt, but Hawkfrost holds her off. Before she can try again, Tigerstar appears before them. Tigerstar entices her, saying that he was still loyal to ThunderClan, but that ShadowClan had needed a leader, so he led them. He gives her a quick test, then reveals to her that ShadowClan was going to invade ThunderClan. He tells her that she must convince Firestar to take back the territory that he gave to ShadowClan many moons ago.
- Ivypaw wakes up then, and goes straight to Firestar's den, where he, Brambleclaw, and Graystripe were in the middle of an argument. Ivypaw thinks quickly and then slowly tells all three warriors about a dream she had from StarClan. She tells them she was standing on a strip of ThunderClan territory that had been given to ShadowClan, when she saw a river flowing with ThunderClan blood. She ran back to the hollow, but could only see ShadowClan cats everywhere. She finishes, leaving the three captivated. The three discuss the dream and agree that giving the territory away might have been a sign of weakness, not kindness.
- The next day, a battle is agreed on, and Ivypaw stands very still waiting for ShadowClan, while Dovepaw shakes nervously. Ivypaw is very concerned for her sister, because she knows that her training from Hawkfrost will help her in the battle, but Dovepaw has no such training. Blackstar brings his warriors then and a fight ensues. Ivypaw takes on Ratscar when Blossomfall arrives to help her. Ivypaw then looks around for Dovepaw, knowing she must need help since she wasn't trained by Hawkfrost. She finds her sister then, but starts battling Starlingpaw, before quickly beating him.
- Later, the two are fighting again with Ivypaw steadily pushing back. Tigerheart is about to leap at Ivypaw then, but stops when he realizes who it is. The two exchange a small, distinct nod before returning to the battle, but not battling each other. Dovepaw sees their exchange, wondering if they ever met before, but doesn't have time to worry about it.
- Ivypaw is seen after the battle helping Blossomfall limp back into the forest, despite all of their previous arguments where Blossomfall had stated Dovepaw is better than her, which shows her forgiving nature.
- A short while later, Jayfeather walks in Ivypaw's dreams and sees her in the Dark Forest. Soon, Ivypaw's informal mentor, Hawkfrost, arrives. He scolds her for doing a battle move incorrectly.
- When Jayfeather tells Lionblaze that they had to talk, Dovepaw overhears them, and soon finds out that Ivypaw had been training in the Dark Forest. When Dovepaw and Ivypaw go to practice a hunting move together, Dovepaw asks her if it was true that she was training in the Dark Forest. After hesitating, Ivypaw confesses that she had been. After arguing, Ivypaw bounds away into the bracken, annoyed and a little ashamed.
- Soon afterward, Jayfeather had a vision of Ivypaw walking into camp. Shadows engulf the dens and warriors. Dark Forest cats swarm over the cliffs and begin to attack the Clan, murdering every cat until the camp was covered in crimson blood. The only cat left had been Ivypaw.
- When Ivypaw enters the Dark Forest again, Mapleshade attacked her, and pinned her down. Mapleshade hisses at Ivypaw to show more respect. When Hawkfrost arrives, he tells her to let Ivypaw go. Thistleclaw also appears, and they begin a training session. Shredtail lashes out at Ivypaw's eyes, and she realizes that he could have blinded her. She whimpers in her sleep, and Dovepaw hears her and wakes her up. Her eyes were bruised and swollen. Dovepaw tried to get her to stop going to the Place of No Stars, but Ivypaw refuses, thinking that Tigerstar will make her a great warrior.
- Hawkfrost later takes Ivypaw to practice water moves with Shredtail, Hollowpaw, and Snowtuft. Ivypaw struggles with the water moves, and when she wakes up, Whitewing notices blood in her nest. Ivypaw protests that it was a thorn in her nest, but is taken to see Jayfeather anyway. Ivypaw knows that he'll know where the scratches came from.
- While hunting, Ivypaw tells Dovepaw that she knew she was meeting Tigerheart. She says that she and Tigerheart had also been meeting almost every night in the Dark Forest, and that's why she recognized his scent. Dovepaw doesn't want to believe her sister's words, and runs away.
- When Dovepaw and Tigerheart meet again, Ivypaw appears. She hisses that she "knew it," and that now her suspicions were confirmed. Suddenly, a ShadowClan patrol appear, and although Dovepaw gets a chance to hide, Ivypaw is captured. They take her to the ShadowClan camp, where she is guarded by Starlingpaw. She is pestered by Kinkfur's kits while she stays there.
- Ivypaw comes home with Brambleclaw, Brackenfur, Graystripe, and Squirrelflight. To make up for the herbs that had to be given up in return for her, Ivypaw spends a whole day hunting. She visits the Dark Forest again, and soon hears Tigerheart and Tigerstar talking. As Ivypaw eavesdrops, she realizes that Tigerstar had been lying to her all along, and that he hadn't been trying to help ThunderClan at all. As she tries to escape and wake up, she is confronted by Mapleshade, who wants Ivypaw to demonstrate her new water techniques. After nearly drowning, Ivypaw sneaks away from Mapleshade and wakes up in the apprentice's den. She, Dovepaw, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather go out into the forest together. Ivypaw tells all of them that Tigerstar had been lying to her all along, and that she never wanted to return to the Dark Forest. Jayfeather and Lionblaze convince her to keep visiting the Dark Forest, so she could spy on them. She is reluctant to do so at first, but in the end, Ivypaw agrees. Soon afterward, Dovepaw tells Ivypaw about her powers. At first, Ivypaw is upset that Dovepaw hadn't told her before, but promises to help her prevent the Dark Forest from defeating the Clans.
- Ivypaw returns to the Dark Forest that night. Tigerstar takes her to a Dark Forest meeting, where she sits with some other Dark Forest trainees, saying that the time for the battle was close. She realizes, to her horror, that the other apprentices were actually eager for the battle.
- Brokenstar calls Ivypaw away, and tells her that he had a mission for her. He has Ivypaw show him her climbing skills and attack lunge, and then Brokenstar tells her that she had one more task to complete before she could fight with her "Clanmates." Flametail emerges from the ferns, having gotten lost and wound up in the Dark Forest. Brokenstar commands Ivypaw to kill him, but she protests, saying that Flametail had already died. Brokenstar tells her that all cats either faded away in the end, after they had died, unless another cat killed them first. Brokenstar challenges her loyalty to the Dark Forest. Knowing she had to kill him and prove her loyalty or die and not be able to warn the Clans of Tigerstar's treachery, Ivypaw lunges at Flametail, but Tigerheart suddenly appears, knocking her away, refusing to let her destroy what was left of his brother. Tigerstar appears, and tells Brokenstar to leave Flametail alone, as he could only mix herbs. Tigerstar says that he believed that Ivypaw was truly loyal to the Place of No Stars, and when the final battle came, she'd stand with them.
- Ivypaw is seen taking her assessment with her sister, Dovepaw. During the partner training assessment, Ivypaw tells Dovepaw that her partner was Hazeltail and that they caught several mice together. When Dovepaw seems to be afraid that she won't pass, since she hadn't caught anything, Ivypaw tells her that Firestar will make her a warrior no matter what, since he knew that she was special. Dovepaw replies that she wants to be judged normally like a regular cat. When Firestar asks Cinderheart about how Ivypaw did, she answers that Ivypaw didn't do that well on catching prey by herself, but was a great fighter and worked well with Hazeltail during the partner training assessment. They both pass their assessments and earn their warrior names, Ivypool and Dovewing. After their vigil, Dovewing tells Ivypool not to go to the Dark Forest, because she fears that Ivypool will get hurt, but Ivypool has no choice, because she can't control her dreams, and goes directly to the Dark Forest whenever she falls asleep.
- In the Dark Forest, she trains with Thistleclaw and Antpelt. Antpelt hesitates during training when she slips and falls, but ends up being attacked by Thistleclaw, who sees his act of kindness as a show of cowardice. Ivypool is shocked at this, and hates the Dark Forest even more. He is wounded badly but she secretly begs him to wake up, and he vanishes with a moan. She wants to help him, but Thistleclaw says that he was a coward and should have been beaten. After he has left, she beats Thistleclaw, but he argued that he was the one that won. Mapleshade, who had been lurking in the shadows tells him that Ivypool was the one that won, and tells Thistleclaw that he was the one who was cheating and should admit that he lost. Mapleshade tells Ivypool that she believes in her loyalty, making Ivypool relieved that her position as a spy was not revealed. Ivypool asks her when the battle will be, but Mapleshade doesn't know, replying that it will be some time soon.
- When Tigerheart and Ivypool see each other again in the Dark Forest, Tigerheart tells her to stop hiding from him, and just admit that what she was going to do to Flametail was wrong. Whenever he and Ivypool meet, he is constantly blaming her and showing aggression towards her for attempting to kill Flametail's soul in the previous book. At the Gathering, she doesn't go, but Dovewing does, and Tigerheart tells Dovewing that Ivypool isn't the cat Dovewing thinks she is.
- When Ivypool goes to the Dark Forest again, Blossomfall is introduced as a new Dark Forest apprentice, along with Hollowpaw. When the other Dark Forest trainees are ordered to attack her, Ivypool can't help but defend her Clanmate, and comes up with a reasonable excuse for her actions, saying that the Dark Forest cats were all Clanmates, and that it wouldn't make sense to have a new apprentice in the Dark Forest fatally injured on her first visit. It is later revealed that Blossomfall was won over by the Dark Forest in a similar way to Ivypool, being jealous of the amount of attention her sister, Briarlight, is getting from her mother. Ivypool is asked to train Hollowpaw, who is eager to teach bullying apprentices a lesson, but she asks him to keep his claws sheathed during the training bout. In the waking world, Ivypool attempts to ask Blossomfall about the Dark Forest, but she refuses to speak about it. Ivypool is tempted to warn her but would risk her position as a spy, and decides against it.
- Then, she and Blossomfall explore the tunnels. They both get trapped underneath. Blossomfall claims that no one will find them there, but then Ivypool spots footprints and asks who made those. Blossomfall thinks she will die, and asks Ivypool if she thinks Millie would care if she found out about her dying. Ivypool is shocked and replies that Millie would definitely care and that Millie loves Blossomfall just as much as Briarlight. Deeper down the tunnels, they meet an unknown cat and they ask the cat where the exit is. The cat refuses to show them at first, but then realizes that they don't belong there, and he explains the way out. As they are trying to find the exit, they get lost and they hope to find the ginger tom again, but he is gone. They then meet Hollyleaf.
- When they get back to camp, Thornclaw snaps at them and Millie snaps at Blossomfall, saying that she should be more careful. Ivypool says that Millie doesn't mean it, but Blossomfall doesn't believe it. Brackenfur says that its okay, and the important thing is that they're safe. She is seen again when Firestar decides to have the ThunderClan cats train in the nighttime, and is with Sorreltail's patrol, including Lionblaze and Berrynose. They are fighting against Brackenfur's patrol, which consists of Thornclaw, Bumblestripe, and Birchfall. Both patrols are trying to seize control of the old Twoleg nest and stop the other patrol from taking it. When Lionblaze asks if any ThunderClan warriors are training in the Dark Forest, she lies by saying that the cats in the Dark Forest keep recruits away from each other.
- Sorreltail seems to know exactly what Brackenfur thinks and chooses to have their patrol split up, with her and Berrynose guarding the Twoleg nest, and Ivypool and Lionblaze keeping the other patrol out. Lionblaze notes that Ivypool seems extremely comfortable in the dark, and she seems to be sure-footed and slipping through the undergrowth silently like a shadow. Ivypool creates a plan to help their patrol win. She and Lionblaze are positioned on opposite sides of the other patrol, and they wait for the first three cats to go into the undergrowth. Then, when Brackenfur, the leader of the other patrol, comes last, they leap, and capture him as their prisoner. The other cats of Brackenfur's patrol can't help, as Ivypool had already planned that they would get stuck in the undergrowth since it was so dark. Lionblaze thinks that the Dark Forest's training had helped her fight against Brackenfur's patrol, and work well in the darkness.
- When they are congratulated by Sorreltail, Lionblaze tells her that it was all Ivypool's work, and not his own, that had allowed their patrol to win.
- Dovewing and her sister, Ivypool, have difficulties sleeping. While Ivypool is still training in the Dark Forest, Dovewing constantly has night terrors of Swoop being carried off by the eagle. Her mother, Whitewing, tries comforting her kits, and excuses them from Brambleclaw's orders. Whitewing asks her kits what is wrong, and while Ivypool doesn't want to tell her about the Dark Forest, Dovewing tells her about the nightmares.
- Later, in the Dark Forest, Ivypool asks to become a full warrior and be a part of the front line when it comes to the final battle and not at the back where the cowards hide. Hawkfrost is impressed with her bold request, and after some conversation, she is told that she must defeat Antpelt in battle. She succeeds and kills Antpelt again, making him fade into nothing. Brokenstar congratulates her, telling her that she is now a full Dark Forest warrior. When she wakes up exhausted, Dovewing asks her what happened. Ivypool explains that she is a full warrior for the Dark Forest and must now help train the apprentices.
- She later enters the tunnels with Dovewing, due to their suspicion that Sol is plotting an attacking against WindClan. Ivypool is a little scared, but then she reassures herself that Dovewing will bring them out safely with her special senses. As they venture deeper, guided by Dovewing, they spot some WindClan cats discussing about attacking ThunderClan. Ivypool leans forwards to listen, but then accidentaly makes a pebble slip and fall onto the floor. Owlwhisker hears it and asks who is there, and concludes that same cat must be spying on them. Ivypool becomes scared as the WindClan cats approach, and begs Dovewing to get them out of here, however Dovewing declines, saying that she wasn't sure of the way out.
- Suddenly, a mysterious cat comes up to them, and offers to show them the way out. Ivypool is suspicious, and demands why they should trust this stranger. In order to gain Ivypool's trust, the cat reveals herself to be Hollyleaf, a former warrior of ThunderClan. Hollyleaf says that she had been the one to guide Ivypool and Blossomfall out of the tunnels the first time they had entered. Hollyleaf leads them out before the WindClan cats can approach, and Ivypool thanks her. Hollyleaf tells the two cats that Sol has been planning to attack ThunderClan for the past moon, and that they should never have trusted him. When ThunderClan cats approach, Hollyleaf is frantic, begging the two she-cats to not tell anyone that they saw her.
- When she is on a border patrol, a ShadowClan patrol meets them there. Dawnpelt is furious with the ThunderClan cats and threatens them, but Ivypool doesn't take her seriously. Redwillow sticks up for the rival Clan, since he trains with Ivypool in the Dark Forest, and nods to her. Hollyleaf notices this and Ivypool wonders how she knows. She accuses Ivypool of being too close to a ShadowClan cat, and Ivypool is horrified of where Hollyleaf's suspicions were heading. Ivypool tries to defend herself, but Hollyleaf ignores her and continues believing what she had saw.
- Later, after Hollyleaf reveals herself to have murdered Ashfur, Ivypool is seen to be shocked, like everyone else. Dovewing asks her if she had seen Ashfur in the Dark Forest, and Ivypool admits that she never saw him there. Dovewing concludes that he might've went to StarClan because of how terribly he had died.
- When Breezepelt attacks Dovewing, Ivypool leaps at the tom, driving him away easily. Dovewing comments on what a good fighter she is.
- When Ivypool is in the Dark Forest, she scents blood and stiffens as she remembers the death of Antpelt. It is noted that she had been forced to kill Antpelt to prove her loyalty to Tigerstar, and that she had earned the honor of training Dark Forest warriors. Ivypool notes that she would never wash Antpelt's blood scent off her paws. As Birchfall lunges toward Redwillow, Ivypool yowls for them to stop. Her father stares at her, asking what was wrong. Ivypool responds that she could smell blood and didn't want any injuries. Redwillow shows Ivypool his nicked ear, but Ivypool cautions him to be careful anyway. Hawkfrost hears them and snarls that there was a war coming and it wouldn't be won with sheathed claws.
- He says that he thought Ivypool was training the recruits to be real warriors, not soft Clan cats. After lecturing the cats he orders Birchfall to attack Redwillow again and not to stop at the first scent of blood. Ivypool is terrified she had given away that she was a spy for Dovewing, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze. She shows Birchfall how to attack, making it seem as if she had made it more painful for Redwillow then she really did. When Blossomfall and Hollowflight want to fight Dark Forest warriors Ivypool asks if there are any other Dark Forest warriors around, hoping there were not any. When Hawkfrost replies there were, Ivypool notes that the shrieks of fighting cats had become like a birdsong to her. She then asks why they were not training with Dark Forest warriors.
- Hawkfrost then told them he wanted them to learn how the other Clans fight, because they might be fighting together one day. Ivypool notes that is a lie. Hawkfrost continued that they needed to know their allies' moves, claw for claw. Tigerstar pads out and tells them that four Clans will unite as one when it matters most. After Birchfall repeats this, Blossomfall asks when that would be. Mapleshade creeps out of the bushes and tells her she would know when the time came. Ivypool notes that Mapleshade was fading and remembers that she too would fade from memory. Blossomfall asks Tigerstar if they were training for something special. Ivypool tells her that they were not training for something special yet but you never knew. Applefur comments that next time a rogue like Sol tried to invade the Clans she would stand with ThunderClan, not against them. Ivypool sees that the Dark Forest visitors think that their loyalty to the Clans was being strengthened. She wonders if these cats will be loyal to the Dark Forest in the end or the Clans. Tigerstar orders that every cat must go back to their nest.
- Ivypool finds out that the Dark Forest warriors are having a meeting. She asks to join, but Mapleshade tells her that as long as she had the scent of living prey on her jaws, she couldn't come. Ivypool tries to convince Hawkfrost but he tells her no. Ivypool listens in on their conversation and hears them drawing a map. Before she can look Dovewing wakes her.
- Birchfall tells her to come on his patrol with Mousewhisker, she follows him outside of camp. He then tells her that they are meeting Furzepelt, Sunstrike, and Larkwing on the border for day-light training. Ivypool waits until they are out of sight before finding Foxleap and telling him that WindClan was invading. When Foxleap's patrol arrives, he glances at her when WindClan defends themselves because she was the one to tell him that they were invading.
- Brambleclaw tells her to train Cherrypaw and Molepaw with Dovewing, Ivypool notes that Dovewing looks tired and asks her why she is tired that morning. She asks a second time and gets the same answer. She goes on a patrol with Lionblaze and they exchange glances when they find out Thornclaw has joined the Dark Forest.
- She reveals to the Clans that she was a spy and Birchfall looks surprised at her before marching off to join the Dark Forest army. Ivypool finds Birchfall, Mousewhisker, and Blossomfall hiding under a bush during the battle and persuades them to come out and protect the Clans. Ivypool then tells them that they need to find Applefur and Breezepelt. When they find Breezepelt, he is seen to be attacking his own clanmates, Ivypool stops him, and Breezepelt asks if she was crazy, Thistleclaw suddenly looms over her, snarling that she was a traitor. Ivypool is furious, she retorts that she is no traitor, and that she only came to the Dark Forest to find out what they were planning. Ivypool is attacked by Snowtuft and Thistleclaw while Hawkfrost is temporarily distracted. The furious Dark Forest warriors try to kill her, slowly and painfully for her treason, and slice both of her ears.
- When Ivypool is being attacked by Thistleclaw, Snowtuft and Hawkfrost, Hollyleaf jumps between the three cats and Ivypool, which ends in Hollyleaf being injured, having her throat sliced open. With the help of Tigerheart, Ivypool brings the injured Hollyleaf back to the ThunderClan camp, but Hollyleaf dies soon after from the fatal wound. Ivypool is seen screeching at Jayfeather to save Hollyleaf.
- When the battle ends, Hawkfrost is seen staggering into the camp, and Ivypool flies at him, screeching that he was Hollyleaf's murderer. Hawkfrost throws her off with a grunt, and pins her to the floor, telling her that she was a traitor and that she deserved to die. But Brambleclaw hurls himself at Hawkfrost and kills him.
In the A Vision of Shadows arc
- Alderkit watches as Ivypool returns from a hunting patrol with Lionblaze and Blossomfall. Alderkit notes to himself that she would be an okay mentor. He also thinks that she's friendly and and a good hunter.
- Later when Alderpaw, Sparkpaw, Molewhisker, and Cherryfall are returning to camp from a hunting lesson; Ivypool, Birchfall, and Sorrelstripe join them. They have also been hunting, and are heading for camp, carrying prey. Cherryfall compliments the other patrol on how well their hunting is going, and Ivypool replies that it looks like their hunting is going well too. Cherryfall informs her that all of the prey was caught by Sparkpaw. Soon, both patrols return back to camp.
- When Alderpaw and Cherryfall arrive to help Sparkpaw, who was hurt badly, Ivypool encourages her to drink from some soaked moss, and Hollytuft crouches beside her, gently stroking her shoulder. Cherryfall tells Alderpaw that Sparkpaw fell out of a tree and hurt her foreleg. Alderpaw realizes that the leg is dislocated and announces that he knows what to do. Ivypool whispers to Hollytuft, wondering if he really knows what he is doing. Alderpaw instructs Ivypool and the two other warriors into positions around Sparkpaw as he quickly forces the leg into the socket. Ivypool and Hollytuft gasp. When Sparkpaw confirms that Alderpaw has fixed her leg, Hollytuft and Ivypool are impressed and congratulate him.
- Ivypool goes hunting with Fernsong, the silver-and-white warrior commenting that they need to catch a shrew because she promised to get one for Graystripe. While the two are out hunting, Darktail and his rogues attack a WindClan patrol on ThunderClan's territory. Dovewing worries for her sister's safety, but Cherryfall reminds her that Ivypool had survived the Dark Forest, and thus should be far more than able to handle a few rogues.
- Moons later, Ivypool receives Twigpaw as her apprentice. A half-moon into Twigpaw's training, Ivypool takes her apprentice out for a hunting lesson. The young gray she-cat, although making a good pounce, slips and falls when she lands. Nonetheless, Ivypool encourages her apprentice, praising her for her excellent concentration and how fast she learns. Twigpaw asks if she learns as fast as Larkpaw, who has already become a good hunter. Ivypool reminds her that it's not a competition, and that she must learn at her own speed. Twigpaw, however, replies that she has to be special and to be the best, as she believes ThunderClan is only keeping her there due to her supposed connections to the prophecy.
- Ivypool gazes sympathetically at her, realizing that the apprentice has never felt as if she is truly part of the Clan. The silver tabby-and-white cat adds that although Twigpaw is as loyal as any Clanborn cat, it must be hard for her to grow up away from her kin. Ivypool states that Lilyheart is proud of her, and assures her that her real mother would be as well. She finishes that it is a shame that she was never found by Squirrelflight's patrol. Twigpaw, who hadn't heard about the supposed search for her mother, is confused, and asks if any trace was found of her. Ivypool replies that she isn't sure, because no one really talked about it after it happened.
- A half-moon later, on the way back from a Gathering, the silver-and-white warrior asks her apprentice why she has been having such a hard time focusing on her training lately. The gray she-cat explains how she had been wondering about her mother after the discussion about the patrol, a concern which Ivypool understands. The warrior responds that every cat needs kin, and that although she hopes that one day the Clan will feel like kin to Twigpaw, she understands why the young cat needs to find out about her mother. Ivypool goes to Bramblestar and persuades him to let her take Twigpaw to search for her mother.
- Early the next morning, the two she-cats, accompanied by Fernsong and Alderpaw, prepare to set off on their journey. The other warriors are skeptical of the quest, but Ivypool defends it and argues that it is still worth a try, however small the chance of success may be. As the patrol prepares to leave, Ivypool seems pleased that Fernsong is going along and the two warriors tease each other in a friendly way. They lead the way out of the camp together, their pelts brushing. The next day, the patrol of four cats reaches the Thunderpath where Alderpaw first found Twigpaw and Violetpaw. Ivypool is nervous about going down into the valley with the Thunderpath. The she-cat frets that the monsters might leave the path, but Fernsong assures her that won't. The ThunderClan cats enter the ditch where the two young kits nest was but fail to find any traces of Twigpaw's mother. Ivypool, although sympathetic, reminds Twigpaw that she probably won't find any, and the four ThunderClan cats end up heading home unsuccessful.
- When they arrive back at home in ThunderClan, Twigpaw goes that night to see her sister Violetpaw and inform her that she believes that their mother is dead. The next morning, Ivypool goes to Twigpaw's nest to fetch her for the dawn patrol, but she can't find the young cat anywhere. After searching all around the camp, she questions Alderpaw to see if he has seen her, but he hasn't. The ginger tom points out that she's probably gone for a walk to think about things. Ivypool, although more worried than annoyed, snaps that she's supposed to be on the dawn patrol and that she can think later. The silver-and-white cat frets that Twigpaw might be attacked by a fox while out in the forest. She adds that she should have kept a closer eye on her apprentice since she was upset after the journey. Ivypool and Alderpaw go to report Twigpaw missing to Bramblestar and Squirrelflight. After establishing that Twigpaw has left of her own free will, Squirrelflight irritably says that she's probably walking through the woods feeling sorry for herself. Bristling, Ivypool defends Twigpaw, asking if the deputy had not done the same when she was young. Squirrelflight then takes a more sympathetic attitude towards the gray she-cat, and sends out search patrols to look for her. She sends Ivypool, along with Stormcloud and Hollytuft, to search the ShaowClan border.
- After Darktail and his rogues take over ShadowClan, Twigpaw worries for Violetpaw's safety. Ivypool decides to accompany her apprentice to ShadowClan to check on her sister. As they walk to the border, Ivypool says that she hopes the ShadowClan cats at their camp they leave soon, Tigerheart especially. She reveals the secret that her sister Dovewing had a relationship in the past with Tigerheart even though they were in different Clans, and that she was worried that something might start up again now that they were living near each other.
- At the border, Ivypool and Twigpaw meet Needletail and Rain. Ivypool apologizes for bothering them, but explains that Twigpaw has been frantic about her sister and that she needs to meet with Violetpaw to see that she is okay. Rain questions if Ivypool is her mentor, to which the ThunderClan warrior replies in the affirmative. The gray rogue, scowling, says she should have told Twigpaw not to come. Ivypool replies that it would be like telling the wind not to blow, and that there are some things that just cannot be argued with.
- Rain stays to guard Ivypool and Twigpaw while Needletail runs to fetch Violetpaw. Rain, trying to annoy the ThunderClan cats, asks if ShadowClan was missed at the Gathering. Ivypool, pelt ruffled, asks why they should miss rogues. Rain claims that they are not rogues anymore, but Clan cats. Ivypool asserts that they are still rogues regardless of whether they had control over ShadowClan's camp. Needletail brings the black-and-white she-cat to see Twigpaw. After a brief conversation with Violetpaw, Twigpaw turns back to Ivypool, who asks her if she's okay. The gray she-cat begins to reply, but Needletail interrupts her by slicing at her ears, ordering her to leave. Ivypool is furious at seeing her apprentice attacked, and hurls herself at the rogue she-cat, dragging her to the ground and pummeling her. Needletail wriggles free and glowers at the ThunderClan warrior, Rain beside her. Not wanting the encounter to end in a fight, Ivypool and Twigpaw flee back towards ThunderClan.
- Ivypool and her apprentice Twigpaw participate in the Clans' first battle against the Kin. Ivypool reassures the gray she-cat that she'll be all right during the battle. The apprentice, however, also expresses worry for her sister, Violetpaw. Tigerheart comes over and assures her that the black-and-white she-cat will be okay. Ivypool twitches her tail in annoyance when she sees the ShadowClan deputy, and Twigpaw realizes that her mentor doesn't seem to like Tigerheart.
- The Clan cats advance into ShadowClan territory. Ivypool stays with her assigned group of cats, which includes Twigpaw, Tigerheart, Dovewing, and Lionblaze, and they race into the camp to begin to confront the Kin cats. When Twigpaw struggles to face her first opponent, Juniperclaw, Ivypool knocks the former ShadowClan warrior off of her apprentice and gives him a few blows to the shoulder, scaring him away. The silver-and-white cat then launches herself into battle with Dovewing and Lionblaze, who are facing three rogues. Later in the battle, when Yarrowleaf attacks Twigpaw, Ivypool comes to her apprentice's aid again, knocking the ginger she-cat to the ground. She prepares to pounce upon the rogue, but Tigerheart intervenes and lets Yarrowleaf scamper away. Ivypool is furious at Tigerheart for letting Yarrowleaf get away, as she is not his Clanmate anymore. However, when the rogues begin to viciously attack Mistystar and the RiverClan warriors, the two exchange glances and leap into the fray again, their argument forgotten.
- After the battle, back at ThunderClan camp, Ivypool watches Dovewing and Tigerheart sit together, and she looks irritated and anxious. Ivypool later goes over the join the two, and gets into an argument with Tigerheart over whether or not the Clans should attack the Kin again.
- When Alderheart has a vision of SkyClan, which possibly includes Twigpaw's kin, at a barn, he calls a Clan meeting. Dovewing and Tigerheart volunteer to go together on the quest to find them. Ivypool soon thereafter speaks out against sending this quest, saying that although she would like to find Twigpaw's kin, they should focus on fighting the Kin since the rogues could soon come to take over ThunderClan territory also. She argues that all the cats that drove out SkyClan originally are dead, so the current Clan cats have no responsibility for the lost Clan. A number of warriors agree with Ivypool's remarks, and Bramblestar decides not to send the patrol. Twigpaw feels hurt by the fact that her mentor had spoken out against a journey that was very important to her, thinking that Ivypool had betrayed her. The silver-and-white warrior approaches Twigpaw after the meeting, looking apologetic, but the gray-furred apprentice walks away from her.
- The next day, Purdy dies, and Ivypool grieves for the tabby elder along with the rest of the Clan. She remarks that Purdy had always been good with the apprentices, and recalls how he had looked after them during the Great Storm. When Alderheart announces a few moments later that Twigpaw has disappeared, Ivypool is distressed by the news. The silver-and-white warrior blames herself for her apprentice's disappearance, saying she shouldn't have argued against the quest and should have known that Twigpaw would react this way if a patrol wasn't sent.
- When Dovewing, Molewhisker, and Tigerheart return to camp from their journey to find Twigpaw, they inform ThunderClan that they found her blood and fur on a Thunderpath and that they think that she was killed by a monster. Ivypool is at the fresh-kill pile when she hears the news, and she feels guilty and blames herself. Ivypool confesses that as Twigpaw's mentor, she knew that her apprentice wanted to go to find SkyClan, but she tried to talk her out of it for what she terms as a "stupid reason". While saying this, she looks at Dovewing, and her sister is surprised by the remark. Tigerheart puts his tail on Dovewing's shoulder for comfort, and something flashes in Ivypool's eyes as she sees this. Ivypool continues to grieve for her supposedly lost apprentice, and at the vigil for Twigpaw she comments the gray she-cat so excited and eager to learn, and that she would have been a fine warrior.
- During the first mission to rescue ShadowClan cats from the Kin's camp, Ivypool comes along with Alderheart, Sparkpelt, and Lionblaze. They are met by Violetpaw, who has the two ShadowClan elders Oakfur and Ratscar with her. Ivypool, who has caught mice for them, gives each of them one to eat, and then the four ThunderClan cats escort them back to camp. However, the patrol is found on ShadowClan territory by two rogues, Roach and Loki, and Ivypool, Sparkpelt, and Lionblaze have to fend them off while Alderheart leads the elders away. The three ThunderClan warriors easily drive the Kin cats away, and Ivypool comments afterwards that the flea-pelts weren't able to hurt them, as Loki seemed as if he hadn't had a fighting lesson in his life.
- In the bonus scene, Ivypool is seen waking up in the warriors' den the morning after she argues against sending the quest to find SkyClan at the Clan meeting. Dovewing confronts her about how she disagreed with sending a patrol, and Ivypool points out that they don't need to be sending any cats away from the lake when they are dealing with Darktail and his Kin. She also says the quest would be a distraction for Twigpaw and would just get the apprentice's hopes up if they didn't find her kin. Dovewing argues that she has just made the gray she-cat upset, but Ivypool snaps in response that it's none of Dovewing's business and that she should worry about things that matter to ThunderClan and not one of their guests. She finishes that Dovewing should be able to find everything she wants in ThunderClan, implying that she wants the pale gray she-cat to become mates with Bumblestripe, not Tigerheart. Dovewing also guesses Ivypool refused to support the quest because she didn't want her and Tigerheart to go off together.
- Ivypool goes on a hunting patrol with her apprentice Twigpaw and several other warriors. When it is time to return to camp, she hauls out a thrush that she had caught earlier. As the patrol gathers, Sparkpelt grumbles about how cats of other Clans are still being sheltered in ThunderClan camp, so Ivypool and Fernsong point out that ShadowClan had already gone home several days ago. The silver-and-white warrior adds that RiverClan will be returning to their own camp soon as well. Fernsong worries that they will not have enough food for every cat, but Ivypool reasons that they would because Bramblestar sent out five hunting patrols, and the RiverClan warriors would bring fresh-kill also.
- Back at camp, some of the other ThunderClan warriors show resentment towards the SkyClan cats staying in camp and not hunting for themselves. Ivypool points out that Jayfeather had said they were supposed to be resting from their journey. When others suggest that SkyClan might be a group of rogues, Ivypool argues that StarClan knew about them and had led them there, and asks if her Clanmates are questioning their ancestors. She continues that it is not SkyClan's fault that they had come to the lake at such an inconvenient time. Twigpaw is upset by the warriors' criticisms of SkyClan, but Ivypool tries to comfort her apprentice, saying that she had done a brave thing in bringing SkyClan back and that she was very proud of her. Twigpaw worries that she will cause trouble with her actions, but her mentor points out that if there is any, it will be trouble StarClan wanted. The warrior adds that although it will not be easy to find room for SkyClan, all the Clans will be stronger once they do. Ivypool also apologizes for not supporting Twigpaw initially when she wanted to find her kin, confessing that the only reason why she had objected to the quest was to prevent Tigerheart and Dovewing from traveling together on it. The silver-and-white she-cat finishes that she is sorry her actions put Twigpaw in danger, but that she understands why Twigpaw went off by herself and would have done the same.
- Later that night, Ivypool comes to tell Twigpaw that she has spoken to Bramblestar and believes that it is time for her warrior assessment soon. Three days later, the silver-and-white she-cat shares a mouse with Birchfall and Fernsong in camp, and heads to the Gathering that night walking beside Leafpool. Ivypool holds Twigpaw's assessment the morning after the Gathering, and when the two she-cats return to camp, the mentor informs Violetpaw and Alderheart that Twigpaw passed the assessment. Ivypool says that her apprentice had done brilliantly, adding that she believes the gray she-cat deserves her warrior name. However, instead of becoming a ThunderClan warrior, Twigpaw joins SkyClan instead.
- A half-moon after Twigpaw's departure, Ivypool sits in ThunderClan's camp with Fernsong, basking in the sunlight. Fernsong appears to have proposed that they have kits together, but Ivypool tells the yellow tom that she is not ready yet. The she-cat points out that having kits means staying in the nursery for moons, and that she did not want to have to give up her warrior duties. Fernsong argues that she would not have to be in the nursery after the kits were old enough that they did not need to be nursed anymore. Ivypool seems shocked, saying she would not leave her kits to raise themselves until they were six moons old, but Fernsong suggests that he would stay with them in the nursery instead. The silver-and-white she-cat is equally surprised at the idea, since toms usually do not live in the nursery, but Fernsong replies that he could do a good job taking care of the kits too. Ivypool nuzzles his ear affectionately, saying that she would consider the idea after leaf-bare.
- Ivypool is hunting on ThunderClan territory when she ends up colliding with Twigpaw, who has crossed the border in an attempt to catch a squirrel. Twigpaw apologizes for crossing the border and greets Ivypool, but the silver-and-white she-cat eyes her former apprentice warily. When Twigpaw asks if everything is all right, she scowls and voices her displeasure at how the apprentice she trained for moons has left to join another Clan. She concedes that Twigpaw should have gone with her kin, but adds she misses the gray she-cat. Ivypool seems annoyed that SkyClan had not given Twigpaw her warrior name yet, but the apprentice counters that she had to learn the Clan's unique skills first. The SkyClan apprentice then brings up Dovewing. Twigpaw explains that she has seen her meeting with Tigerheart on the ShadowClan border, and that they were discussing how bad conditions had become in ShadowClan. Ivypool is furious, growling that Dovewing should not be so upset about what was happening in ShadowClan; her loyalty should only be to ThunderClan. Twigpaw asks if she is worried that Dovewing will go join ShadowClan, but Ivypool insists that her sister would never leave after how much she has risked for her Clan. When Thornclaw calls for her, the ThunderClan warrior says she has to go and she and Twigpaw bid farewell to each other.
- After Dovewing disappears, Ivypool heads with Lionblaze, Fernsong, and Thornclaw to inquire as to whether ShadowClan or SkyClan know of her whereabouts. She apologizes for walking directly into SkyClan camp, saying that the ThunderClan cats had waited at the border and no one had come. She then informs Leafstar that they are searching for Dovewing. The SkyClan leader subsequently asks her Clan if there has been any sign of her on their territory, and Sandynose replies that no one had reported strange scents. Ivypool seems doubtful of SkyClan's answer, and glances pointedly at Twigpaw. This forces the apprentice to admit that she had seen Tigerheart and Dovewing speaking together on SkyClan land a quarter moon prior. This gets her into trouble with Sandynose for not reporting the two cats' intrusion and Twigpaw later wonders if Ivypool was intentionally trying to make this happen.
- Turning back to the main topic of the discussion, Leafstar asks Ivypool if she had asked Tigerheart about the missing she-cat. Ivypool responds that she had, but that he had said he did not know anything about it. Leafstar shrugs and tells the ThunderClan cats they can search SkyClan territory for Dovewing, provided that they leave by sunset. Ivypool thanks her, and the ThunderClan cats leave to continue their search. In spite of their efforts, Ivypool and her patrol return back to their camp unsuccessful. Lionblaze and Thornclaw tell the Clan of Dovewing's suspicious meetings with Tigerheart, and when Ivypool says that they must find her sister, neither of them responds. Ivypool anxiously asks Fernsong if the two toms believe that Dovewing is a traitor, but the yellow tom insists that they don't; everyone knows she helped ThunderClan fight against the Dark Forest. The silver-and-white warrior, eyes clouding, replies that she just hopes that Dovewing is safe.
- With the rain pounding down and the land above the hollow creaking, Ivypool suggests that they evacuate the camp, remembering how, in similar weather, a beech tree fell into the camp. Moments after, a large piece of rock breaks off of the cliff face, forcing her and Fernsong to leap out of the way. Ivypool then calls for everyone to clear the camp, and she and the yellow tom help carry Stemkit and Shellpaw to safety. Afterwards, Ivypool heads to SkyClan with Bumblestripe and Cinderheart to inform them of what had happened. She explains that there was a rockslide in the camp and that, although no one had died yet, everyone was battered and bruised. Leafpool asks if she needs to come home to help, to which Ivypool responds that Alderheart and Jayfeather are managing, but that ThunderClan was hoping SkyClan would lend them some herbs since the rockfall had destroyed a large portion of theirs. Leafstar decides to have SkyClan help ThunderClan gather new herbs, and Ivypool thanks her courteously for the help. However, she also expresses surprise that Sandynose had remarked Twigpaw still needed to train, commenting with a twitch of her ears that she is surprised there is anything left for the gray she-cat to learn.
- At the next Gathering, ShadowClan announces that Tigerheart has vanished from his Clan as well. Upon hearing the news, Ivypool seems to shrink beneath her pelt, and Alderheart speculates that this is because she realizes that the fact Dovewing and Tigerheart disappeared around the same time is too much of a coincidence and believes that they must have gone off together.
- Ivypool has now moved into the nursery, expecting Fernsong's kits.
- Twigpaw decides to return to ThunderClan, and after being accepted, she tells Bramblestar that she'll be happy to work with Ivypool again. Bramblestar informs her that the she-cat had moved into the nursery, and can't mentor her again. Bramblestar decides to appoint Sparkpelt as Twigpaw's mentor, much to Twigpaw's dismay, showing that Ivypool and Twigpaw shared a mutual friendship.
- Twigpaw asks the dark tabby if she'll have another apprenticeship ceremony, muttering that she's had two. Bramblestar confirms that while she had one with Ivypool, she needs to have one with Sparkpelt.
- After he, Lionblaze, and Bumblestripe move Briarlight into the nursery, Alderheart sees Ivypool talking with Blossomfall and Cinderheart, her belly bulging as she is close to giving birth.
- During a rainstorm, Alderheart sees Ivypool, Daisy and Twigpaw salvaging what bedding they can.
- While speaking to Velvet, Alderheart mentions that no cat expected Ivypool to give birth on the night of the Gathering. The dark ginger tom recalls that Jayfeather was not pleased with it, and had grumbled that it had to happen on the night of the Gathering, of all nights, adding that he wasn't over the sickness. Alderheart hopes that Jayfeather hadn't indirectly spread it to Ivypool or any of the kits.
- While talking to Velvet, Jayfeather, annoyed with Alderheart, tells him to go check up on Ivypool, explaining to the young tom that it had been three days since she gave birth. Alderheart does as Jayfeather asks, and visits Ivypool, who he sees snuggling with her new litter, while Fernsong watches them. Upon seeing him, Ivypool tells Alderheart that she and Fernsong have named them, introducing them as Flipkit, Thriftkit, and Bristlekit. Alderheart remarks that they were beautiful, and asks if they were feeding regularly, to which Ivypool tells him that they hardly ever stop, her eyes glimmering with loving amusement. Fernsong agrees, and says that they couldn't be happier. Ivypool then tells Alderheart that she was so angry when Dovewing left, but now that she has her own kits, she knows what's really important. Alderheart assures her that Dovewing probably had a reason for leaving, and Ivypool sadly agrees, guessing that she just had to be with Tigerheart. She continues, saying that since she's been gone so long, she can accept it. Alderheart inquires that the silver she-cat still misses her. Ivypool confirms, but hopes she can see her again someday. Alderheart tells her that he hopes so too, and moves onto Cinderheart. As he checks on the gray she-cat's litter, she notices Cinderheart watching Ivypool's litter affectionately.
- Upon discovering that Briarlight is sick, Alderheart realizes the brown she-cat must have accidentally caught it from Jayfeather while he was delivering Ivypool's kits. Jayfeather praises Alderheart, saying that it was good that he noticed before Ivypool or her kits caught it.
- As he checks on Velvet, Alderheart sees Ivypool watching her litter tumble and play, and laughs at her kits' antics.
- After she passes her warrior assessment, Ivypool and Lilyheart come up and greet her. Lilyheart remarks that she must have had a good hunt, and Ivypool agrees, telling Twigpaw that both she and Lilyheart knew she could do it. The silver tabby then offers to take Twigpaw's fresh-kill for her. She is later seen cheering for her former apprentice as she receives the name of Twigbranch.
- Upon learning from Grassheart and Strikestone that Tigerheart has returned with the missing ShadowClan cats, Ivypool pushes herself forward, demanding that the two of them tell her if Dovewing is with him. Strikestone ignores her question, and reveals to ThunderClan that Tigerheart was dead.
- After Tigerheart is resurrected as Tigerstar, Dovewing begins to leave with him until Alderheart tells her that Ivypool now has kits, and ThunderClan will be happy to see her. Dovewing obliges, and goes with her kits to ThunderClan.
- During her vigil, Twigbranch gasps Dovewing's name, which causes all the ThunderClan cats to rush out, Ivypool, Birchfall, and Whitewing most of all. Birchfall demands to know where his daughter had been, while Whitewing exclaims that it was wonderful to see her again. Dovewing however, is overwhelmed by the amount of cats asking her questions. However, Ivypool's kits wriggle through the crowd to find their mother, and Dovewing is astonished, asking Ivypool if they were hers. Ivypool happily confirms that they were hers and Fernsong's, introducing her sister to her nieces and nephew. Ivypool then meets her own nephew and nieces, Shadowkit, Lightkit, and Pouncekit. Lightkit remarks that their cousins were small, and Ivypool explains that they were only a few days old, and had only opened their eyes this morning. Dovewing then explains to her kits that Ivypool is her sister, thus making her their aunt. The two litters examine eachother with wide eyes, and Pouncekit tells them that it was good to have kin.
- Dovewing reveals that she intends to move to ShadowClan to be with Tigerstar. Whitewing and Birchfall are immediately disappointed, while Ivypool, now furious, stalks off from her sister, taking her kits with her. Before she leaves, Dovewing looks at Ivypool one last time, but her sister doesn't meet her gaze, instead focusing on her kits.
- After Fernsong returns from escorting Dovewing and doing the dawn patrol, she is seen questioning him about anything and everything Dovewing had said, while Fernsong shifts his paws uncomfortably, clearly finding it difficult to answer her questions.
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In the Field Guides
- After Bumblepaw learns the Lightning Strike technique, he is eager to show Ivypaw, and her sister, Dovepaw. He has them pretend to be invaders, as he shows them how to stalk low, then quickly pounce. Dovepaw seems startled by the attack, but Ivypaw isn't impressed, and asks why it is such a great tactic when Bumblepaw doesn't even touch her. He tells her he was holding back because it was just a demonstration and he didn't want to actually hurt her, but that he could easily beat her in a fight if he wanted to.
- She is still skeptical of how it is such a special tactic until Bumblepaw explains how in a real battle, he would then have retreated, then after a few moments, struck again, just as the enemy would have thought that he'd given up. Bumblepaw then claims excitedly that ThunderClan would soon be known as LightningClan.
- It is mentioned on Brightheart and Cloudtail's page that their kit Whitewing, gave birth to Dovewing and Ivypool, who both played a critical part in saving the Clans from the Dark Forest.
- Ivypool has her own page. Ivypool is Dovewing's only littermate and the sisters were closer than hairs on a vole's pelt. Their path began to diverge when Dovepaw left to bring back the lake. When she returned, Dovepaw had the connection with cats that stretched the limits of the warrior code. Feeling unwanted and left out, Ivypaw trained hard, even though Dovepaw always seemed to hear and see things faster than anyone, On the occasion when Ivypaw makes the first catch, she knew Dovepaw let her. When Hawkfrost visited Ivypaw in a dream and offered to train her to be a better warrior, Ivypaw immediately accepted. Hawkfrost led her on nightly visits into the Dark Forest, where cats from other clans trained harder than the clans ever did. Ivypaw shone and she began training apprentices of her own. When Tigerstar showed the true purpose of training cats, Ivypool swore to never return. Unknown to Ivypool, Jayfeather followed her in a dream and discovered her involvement. He asked Ivypool to spy on the Dark Forest and Ivypool agreed. Despite suspicion from older cats, Ivypool maintained the illusion of loyalty right up to the final battle, where she fought cats she knew would kill her with no hesitation. She was cornered by Hawkfrost, hissing vengeance, but Hollyleaf lept forward, taking Hawkfrost's killing blow and saving Ivypool's life.
- It is mentioned on Sol's page that Dovewing and Ivypool overheard Sol's plot to put ThunderClan and WindClan against each other.
In the Novellas
- When Hollyleaf decides to watch her old Clan for a while, she notices Brambleclaw, who sends Lionblaze, Cinderheart, and their apprentices, Dovepaw and Ivypaw, on a border patrol around the top of the hollow. Hollyleaf reflects upon when she left ThunderClan, saying that the apprentice and her sister were only young kits when she left, and she is amazed at how they've grown. While on patrol, Ivypaw is sniffing everything possible, to check for foxes.
- She is seen later on, after gaining her warrior name, Ivypool. Her and Blossomfall, one of Graystripe's kits, made their way down into the tunnels. After getting help from Fallen Leaves, whose name Ivypool forgets to ask, and regrets it, Hollyleaf continues to lead the two ThunderClan cats out of the tunnels, only talking briefly. After they make it to the entrance, Ivypool thanks Hollyleaf for leading them out of the tunnels.
- Ivypool is seen yet again in the tunnels, this time with her sister, Dovewing. The two siblings are spying on WindClan cats that had made their way into the tunnels, lead by Sol. They planned on launching an attack on WindClan, although not known to all of their Clanmates. As Hollyleaf attempts to help them escape the tunnels so they are not caught, Ivypool and Dovewing show distrust for the cat who is trying to help them, and Ivypool even asks if she is on WindClan's side. Hollyleaf, annoyed by this, reveals who she is to the young ThunderClan warriors, and leads them out of the tunnels.
- The Great Battle is over, but there are many deceased. Ivypool picks leaf scraps from Hollyleaf's fur. She reminds Dovewing that Hollyleaf died saving her, she gave her life for Ivypool's. Dovewing hears the tremor in Ivypool's meow and reassures Hollyleaf will never regret what she did. She asks her sister if she is alright, and Dovewing says she is fine. Ivypool stays with Hollyleaf's body throughout the vigil, cleaning the soft fur on the shoulder. When Birchfall is turned away from helping to bury his mother, Ivypool tells her sister to not intervene and help her with Hollyleaf first.
- They carry her body with Poppyfrost and Cloudtail. Dovewing asks Ivypool if they should get their father, but Ivypool says he knows he isn’t welcome. He fought for the Dark Forest, as well as Thornclaw, Mousewhisker and Blossomfall. They are traitors and so is she, to some of her Clanmates. Dovewing protests that they switched allegiance thanks to Ivypool. Ivypool bends her head and says they are not easily forgiven especially when they lost so many cats. Ivypool shudders as she says Hollyleaf died saving her from Hawkfrost, maybe it should be her lying there. Dovewing wraps her tail around Ivypool’s flank and tells her to never say that, Hollyleaf died a true warrior.
- They choose a spot to bury Hollyleaf, and scoop up the earth. Ivypool keeps flicking bits of dirt to Dovewing from her paws, but they finish and bury Hollyleaf. Two sunrises later, Ivypool joins the former Dark Forest trainees behind the elders’ den, and Dovewing wonders that she is being treated differently by cats that saw her challenge Hawkfrost. When Blackstar and Bramblestar organise a meeting with the other leaders on what to do with the former Dark Forest trainees, Dovewing says Ivypool could be in trouble just for believing lies that she was told by the Dark Forest. Dovewing looks at Ivypool, who is searching for clean moss from the nursery. Dovewing decides not to tell her about the problem with her powers. On the way to the meeting, Dovewing stays close to Ivypool, silently trying to comfort her. Ivypool is walking with head high and tail kinked over her back, but is scared at what will happen. During the meeting, Dovewing urges Ivypool to tell why she was recruited. Bramblestar overhears and calls Ivypool forward. Daunted, Ivypool explains that it wasn’t because they disliked their Clanmates, or rejected the warrior code. They thought they would learn more that would help their Clan. The Dark Forest walked in their dreams and used personal reasons to offer training. Ivypool looks at Dovewing, hinting that Dovewing was her personal reason.
- Ivypool continues, explaining Hawkfrost approached her and made her believe the best thing for her Clan was to train in the Dark Forest. She would be braver, skilled fighter and even more loyal. Hawkfrost made her feel important, but Ivypool overheard plans to attack the Clans, so she became a spy. She reported everything about the Dark Forest and knew others were being trained, but could not reveal that she was spying yet. When the battle came, she told the truth and lead the former trainees to fight against the dark mentors. Blackstar states that she has spoken well, but asks how being loyal to the Clan is attacking their own Clanmates. Ivypool insists they were promised a better way to serve.
- Mistystar says she believes Ivypool, and thanks her for speaking. The leaders agree that the former Dark Forest trainees will swear an oath of loyalty in front of their Clan, and Dovewing is happy that Ivypool will be accepted back into the Clan. They head back to camp to do this and Ivypool, along with the other former trainees are nervous, all tails down with tension. Bramblestar recited the oath, and Dovewing is angry that her sister has to even though she has shown her loyalty over and over again. They recite a little clumsy and uncomfortably, but finish. Some of their Clanmates still distrust them though.
- Ivypool notices Dovewing going on patrol with Lionblaze and Cinderheart so asks to join as the wind is bitter and she would like to warm up. Dovewing agrees that she could. Ivypool catches a squirrel, and asks how Dovewing could not see it as it was coming down the tree. Dovewing says she was following a mousetrial. Ivypool scrapes mulch over her catch and tells her to go and get it then, but with a note of tension. Dovewing wonders if she's figured out that she has lost her powers.
- Days later, Dovewing comments that it's nice that Berrynose and Poppyfrost are keeping Purdy company in the elders' den. Ivypool narrows her eyes and points out that their nests are close to the former Dark Forest trainees, they might be trying to get away from them. Dovewing is surprised, asking that they should have been forgiven by now. Ivypool growls that some cats have not, and states that Dustpelt would rather wait until the fresh-kill pile has lost the best prey than go the same time as one of the former Dark Forest trainees. Ivypool pads away with her tail leaving a trail in the grass. After it’s decided that Briarlight is moving to the warriors’ den, Ivypool goes on the patrol that will bring the softest moss and feathers for her nest.
- Dovewing invites Ivypool, Thornclaw, Birchfall, Mousewhisker and Blossomfall for patrol, thinking she will not let her Clanmates shun them for their mistakes. Ivypool joins the others with gratitude in her eyes. Ivypool catches a thrush almost immediately and covers it in leaf mulch. Suddenly, Molepaw and Cherrypaw burst out of the undergrowth and explain that there is fox scent. They go to warn Bramblestar while Ivypool's patrol goes to find the fox. While they run to find it, Ivypool asks her sister if she is alright. Dovewing wants to stop and listen for the fox. Ivypool asks if she is sure, and Dovewing insists. They listen and hear the fox's cries.
- They race to find the fox’s tail caught in a fox trap. Despite the crazed fox, Ivypool creeps around the clearing towards it. Dovewing yells for her sister to stop, but Ivypool ignores her. The fox lunges at Ivypool and the patrol attacks. Ivypool darts under the fox’s belly and grabs Thornclaw’s scruff after he is knocked to the ground, and drags him to safety. Thornclaw quickly recovers, and both cats jump back into battle with all teeth and claws and battle yowls. She attacks the fox beside Blossomfall, matching blow to blow due to their ruthless training together. The patrol defeats and kills the fox.
- Bramblestar's patrol arrives and they all realize the apprentices’ deliberately sent them into danger. Bramblestar takes them all back and calls for the former Dark Forest trainees forward. They all limp forward with Ivypool having a forming scab above her eye. Bramblestar convinces the Clan that these cats are heroes, and Molepaw and Cherrypaw apologize to them.
- She has kittypet blood through Cloudtail, and WindClan blood through Windflight.
- Ivypool will go to StarClan when she dies.
- Hawkfrost and Ivypool did not ever love each other.
- Ivypool's motives for training in the Place of No Stars were out of jealousy for Dovewing, who was, at the time, gaining more attention then her. 
- Ivypool was named after Vicky's friend's daughter, Ivy Poole.
- Kate has revealed she'd like Ivypool to become leader.
- Ivypool's description has had multiple errors. In addition to accidentally being mentioned with green eyes, she has been called a white tabby, black, gray-and-white, and silver-white.
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- Princess: Living (As of Dawn)
- Brindleface: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Frostfur: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Spiderleg: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Shrewpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Foxleap: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Snowbush: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Dewnose: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Hollykit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Larchkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Icecloud: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Ambermoon: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Brackenfur: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Thornclaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Ashfur: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Two unnamed kits: Status unknown
- Ravenpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Scourge: Deceased, no residence
- Socks: Status unknown
- Longtail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Leafpool: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Squirrelflight: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Honeyfern: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Cinderheart: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Poppyfrost: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Molepaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Lilyheart: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Seedpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Eaglepaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Plumpaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Shellpaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Stempaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Jayfeather: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Lionblaze: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Hollyleaf: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Toadstep: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Rosepetal: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Molewhisker: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Cherryfall: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Fernsong: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Hollytuft: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Sorrelstripe: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Snappaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Spotpaw]: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Flypaw: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Sparkpelt: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Alderheart: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Dandelionkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Juniperkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Leafshade: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Honeyfur: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
- Larksong: Living (As of The Raging Storm)
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- "The first time I met Hawkfrost, it wasn't in the Place of No Stars; it was in a field with flowers and sunshine and stuff like that. He... he flattered me; he seemed interested in what I could do, not what my sister could do. No cat has ever treated me like that in this Clan. I'm just your shadow here."
- —Ivypaw to Dovepaw Night Whispers, page 271
- "I believe that Ivypaw is loyal to the Place of No Stars. When the final battle comes, she will stand with us."
- —Tigerstar to Brokenstar Night Whispers, page 295
- Brokenstar: "Just what do you think you're doing? What gives you the right to interfere?"
- Ivypool: "We're loyal to one another, right? Should we stand by like cowards and let one another be defeated in battle?"
- Sign of the Moon, page 133 and 134
- "I don't know why Hawkfrost chose you. I think your loyalties will always be with your Clanmates beside the lake. Which makes you dangerous."
- —Brokenstar to Ivypaw Night Whispers, page 293
- "You have to defend the Clan! Isn't death better than having Brokenstar as your leader?"
- —Ivypool convincing Applefur to fight on the Clans' side The Last Hope, page 290
- "Run, because if you stay, I will kill you."
- —Ivypool threatening Thistleclaw The Last Hope, page 295
- Ivypool: "Our father isn’t here because he knows he wouldn’t be welcome. Every cat knows that Birchfall fought on the side of the Dark Forest. Same for Thornclaw, Mousewhisker and Blossomfall. They are traitors. As am I, to some of our Clanmates."
- Dovewing: "That’s so unfair! All of those cats switched allegiance thanks to you."
- Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 2
- "Ivypool’s voice was low but powerful, and for a moment Bramblestar was shocked by her ruthless advice. Then he remembered the many moons that Ivypool had spent being trained in the Dark Forest. She had learned more savagery there than most warriors could imagine."
- —Narrator on Ivypool’s battle advice Bramblestar's Storm, page chapter 29
- "StarClan knew about them. Are you contradicting our ancestors?"
- —Ivypool to Molewhisker and Cherrytail about SkyClan Darkest Night, page 9
- Twigpaw: "I didn't mean to spoil everything."
- Ivypool: "You did a huge thing by bringing SkyClan here. This is where they belong. StarClan wanted them to return, and you're the one who found them. I am so proud of you. And I'm sorry that I didn't support you when you wanted to find your kin."
- Darkest Night, pages 10-12
- Ivypool: "I'm not ready to have kits yet. Kits mean endless moons in the nursery. Daisy's getting too old to look after another litter, and I want to be out in the forest hunting and patrolling, not stuck in camp all the time."
- Fernsong: "Why do you have to be in the nursery with them?"
- Darkest Night, pages 72-73
- Twigpaw: "Is everything okay?"
- Ivypool: "Yes. If okay means that the apprentice I spend moons training decides that she doesn't want to become a ThunderClan warrior and leaves to join another Clan."
- Darkest Night, page 184
- Ivypool: "There are only so many ways to catch a mouse."
- Twigpaw: "You sound like Graystripe."
- Darkest Night, pages 184-185
- "You know, I was so angry when Dovewing left, and I missed her so much. I felt betrayed. But now, seeing my own kits ... I thinking I'm learning what's really important."
- —Ivypool to Alderheart after her kits are born River of Fire, page 203
- "Ivypool said nothing, only turning her back on her sister and gathering her kits away from her."
- —Narrator on Ivypool after Dovewing's admits she's joining ShadowClan to be with her mate River of Fire, page 268
- "You're a coward. And a fox-heart. Dovewing deserved a better mate than you."
- —Ivypool to Tigerheart about Dovewing Tigerheart's Shadow, page 58
|Ivypaw's apprentice ceremony|
|Ivypool's warrior ceremony|
References and citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, pages 37-39
- ↑ Revealed in Sign of the Moon, pages 33-34
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 39
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 120-122
- ↑ Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 190-192
- ↑ Revealed in Night Whispers, pages 263-264
- ↑ Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 73
- ↑ Revealed in Sign of the Moon, chapter 5
- ↑ Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 188
- ↑ Revealed in Sign of the Moon, pages 135-136
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 110
- ↑ Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 119
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 295
- ↑ Revealed in Shattered Sky: Bonus Scene, page 2
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 197
- ↑ Revealed in Night Whispers, page 40
- ↑ Revealed in Night Whispers, page 227
- ↑ Revealed in Night Whispers, page 116
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, page 294
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
- ↑ Revealed on Kate's Facebook Page
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
- ↑ Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
- ↑ Revealed on Kate's blog
- ↑ Revealed in Night Whispers, page 45
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, page 260
- ↑ Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, page 62
- ↑ Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 127
- ↑ Revealed in Darkest Night, pages 72-73
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 37.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
- ↑ 41.0 41.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ Revealed in the Warriors App
- ↑ 45.0 45.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 46.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
- ↑ 47.0 47.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 19
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
- ↑ 49.0 49.1 49.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
- ↑ 50.0 50.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
- ↑ Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
- ↑ Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 191
- ↑ 53.0 53.1 53.2 Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 3
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ 55.0 55.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
- ↑ 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
- ↑ 57.0 57.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
- ↑ 58.0 58.1 58.2 58.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
- ↑ 59.0 59.1 59.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
- ↑ 60.0 60.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
- ↑ 61.0 61.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
- ↑ 62.0 62.1 62.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
- ↑ 63.0 63.1 63.2 63.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
- ↑ 64.0 64.1 64.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances