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"We have come to ask for your help. Stoneteller was wrong. The other cats are stealing all our prey, and the Tribe is dying of hunger."
Talon to Stormfur and Brook in Outcast, page 106

The journey to the mountains takes place in Outcast and the beginning of Eclipse, and occurs when cats from each of the Clans have to go the mountains to assist the Tribe.[7]



When the Tribe is harassed by several rogues living in the mountains,[12] they ask for help from Stormfur and Brook in ThunderClan,[6] and the Clans send a patrol to help drive out the intruders.[13]


The Tribe struggles with a group of rogues on their territory. Stormfur suggests using Clan tactics to drive them out, but when this fails, he is exiled and he and Brook join ThunderClan.[12] After the Tribe continues to fail to drive out the rogues, they send Talon and Night to ThunderClan to ask Stormfur and Brook to come back.[6] Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight,[5] Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Jaypaw ask to come too.[14] They decide to go to WindClan and ShadowClan to ask Tawnypelt and Crowfeather for help as well,[15] and the group travels to the mountains (along with Breezepaw).[13] The Clan and Tribe cats manage to drive off the rogues,[16] and Stormfur and Brook are accepted back into the Tribe.[17]


Before the journey

A group of unknown cats come to the mountains and attack the Tribe. Stormfur, who had joined the Tribe to stay with Brook, suggests Clan tactics to deal with these strangers. A large battle takes place and the Tribe is defeated. Stoneteller blames Stormfur and banishes him. Brook is so loyal to her mate that she leaves with him too. Both cats travel to the Clans where they settle and stay with ThunderClan.[12]
Later, the Tribe sends Talon and Night to ThunderClan to ask Stormfur and Brook to return, and they agree to come back.[6] Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight ask to come as well, and Firestar allows them to journey to the mountains.[5]

Original cats and the apprentices

Lionpaw, Jaypaw, and Hollypaw wish to come on the journey as well.[18] They eavesdrop on a meeting between Firestar, Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, Stormfur, Brook, Sandstorm, Leafpool, Talon, and Night discussing the journey.[15] However, they are soon discovered.[19] The apprentices beg Firestar to let them come,[20] and Sandstorm, Leafpool and Brambleclaw convince Firestar to give his permission.[8]
Brambleclaw suggests bringing the cats from the journey to Midnight to the mountains as well.[19] Firestar agrees,[20] and Squirrelflight and Hollypaw go to WindClan to ask Crowfeather[21] while Brambleclaw and Lionpaw go to ShadowClan to ask Tawnypelt.[8] Tawnypelt[9] and Crowfeather both agree to go, and Crowfeather brings his son Breezepaw along.[10]

Old friend

When the group stops near a Twolegplace for the night,[22] they wake the next morning to the scent of a nearby cat. The patrol is on edge at first, but when they see a plump old tabby tom emerge into the open,[23] the cats from the journey to Midnight are ecstatic to see him again. The apprentices are confused, but the older cats explain that his name is Purdy and that he's important.[24] The cats from the journey inform Purdy of what he missed, including Crowfeather's and Squirrelflight's warrior status and Feathertail's death. They introduce him to Brook, Night, and Talon, who set Purdy on edge when he learns that they're the strange cats from the mountains he heard about.[25] Squirrelflight tells Purdy that Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw are her and Brambleclaw's kits, and Crowfeather adds that Breezepaw is his son.[26]
Purdy asks them what they're doing there, and they tell him that they are going to help the Tribe[27] and should be going now.[28] Purdy wants to come with them, but they don't think it's a good idea. Purdy asks if they think he can't fight, but then laughs and says that he'll just come with them as far as the woods.[28] Purdy reminisces with the cats from the journey while the apprentices and Tribe cats irritatedly put up with the old tom.[29] The cats pass through a farm, and Hollypaw picks up the tempting smell of mice from two large Twoleg nests. She asks to stop and hunt, but Purdy informs them that there are dogs in the dens.[30] Lionpaw and Breezepaw sneak off and go in anyway, and Hollypaw comes with them.[31] The apprentices end up alerting the dogs,[32] and they attempt to flee, but stop at a pile of hay. Purdy appears,[33] and the apprentices manage to escape with his help.[34] A couple days later, the cats reach the foot of the mountains, and Brambleclaw says that they can't ask Purdy to travel any further from his home. The cats say their last good-byes to Purdy before continuing their journey.[35]

At the mountains

The Clan cats along with Talon and Night arrive at the Tribe of Rushing Water.[36] After Stormfur and Brook tell the cats where they had been,[37] the Clan warriors show the apprentices where the Tribe lives.[38] Inside, Brambleclaw meets Stoneteller, and greets him, but Stoneteller sharply asks why they are there.[39] Stoneteller informs them that the Tribe's battle isn't there, and tells them that they must leave the next day.[40] In the night, Jaypaw roams to the Cave of Rushing Water, and overhears that the Tribe of Endless Hunting have lost faith.[41]
The next day, Stoneteller calls a Tribe meeting. He tells the Tribe that they must stay at the mountains and fight for their territory. Turning to Brambleclaw, Stoneteller asks what they should do next.[42] Brambleclaw suggests assessing the situation, and seeing what the intruders are doing.[43]


The Clan cats' first encounter with the intruders are before they reach the Tribe of Rushing Water's cave. Flick, who appears to be the leader of the patrol, provokes Crowfeather, but Brambleclaw holds his friend back, telling the intruders that they don't want a fight.[44]

Boundaries and training

The morning after Stoneteller left Brambleclaw in charge, the latter tells Breezepaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw to train every to-be in basic fighting moves.[45] Before training the to-bes, Brambleclaw takes a patrol to make out and mark some borders, to make sure the intruders know what is and what isn't theirs.[46] They set the markings, but while doing so, they run across a few intruders, who show disrespect to the scent marks.[47]
Meanwhile, Hollypaw and Breezepaw train the to-bes, whom are most cave-guards, but some prey hunters. The two apprentices build off of what the Tribe cats already know, and this proves successful.[48] While the apprentices train the to-bes, Stormfur and Squirrelflight train the older, more experienced Tribe cats.[49] Soon after, a patrol a prey-hunters get in a fight with intruders, losing all the prey that they had caught. This brings more awareness to the importance of the situation.[50]
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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Outcast
  2. Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Outcast, page 195
  4. Revealed in Outcast, pages chapters 13-19
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Revealed in Outcast, page 107
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in Outcast, page 106
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Outcast, page 108
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Revealed in Outcast, page 118
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 129
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 141
  11. Revealed in Outcast, chapter 28
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Outcast, chapter 8
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Outcast, chapter 13
  14. Revealed in Outcast, pages 117-118
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 114
  16. Revealed in Outcast, page 310
  17. Revealed in Eclipse
  18. Revealed in Outcast, page 110
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 116
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 117
  21. Revealed in Outcast, page 119
  22. Revealed in Outcast, page 164
  23. Revealed in Outcast, page 167
  24. Revealed in Outcast, page 169
  25. Revealed in Outcast, page 170
  26. Revealed in Outcast, page 171
  27. Revealed in Outcast, page 172
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 173
  29. Revealed in Outcast, pages 174-175
  30. Revealed in Outcast, page 176
  31. Revealed in Outcast, page 178
  32. Revealed in Outcast, page 181
  33. Revealed in Outcast, page 183
  34. Revealed in Outcast, pages 184-185
  35. Revealed in Outcast, page 193
  36. Revealed in Outcast, page 207
  37. Revealed in Outcast, pages 208-209
  38. Revealed in Outcast, pages 212-216
  39. Revealed in Outcast, page 216
  40. Revealed in Outcast, page 219
  41. Revealed in Outcast, page 229
  42. Revealed in Outcast, pages 235-236
  43. Revealed in Outcast, page 236
  44. Revealed in Outcast, pages 202-203
  45. Revealed in Outcast, page 240
  46. Revealed in Outcast, pages 241-244
  47. Revealed in Outcast, pages 248-251
  48. Revealed in Outcast, pages 252-254
  49. Revealed in Outcast, page 255
  50. Revealed in Outcast, page 266
  51. Revealed in Outcast, page 131
  52. 52.0 52.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 140
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