"It is a sign. StarClan gives our prey to us, and StarClan can take it away. We should give thanks to our warrior ancestors that we are able to eat at all. They provide every mouthful as well as our ability to hunt and feed ourselves. From the next Gathering, there will be an addition to the warrior code. Prey must be killed only to be eaten, and we must give thanks to StarClan for its life. This is the way of the warrior."
— Lilystar in Code of the Clans, page 47

Lilystar is a pale gray she-cat.[2]

In Code of the Clans, Lilystar is an ancient ShadowClan leader. She scolds Driftkit and Fallowkit for playing with the last piece of fresh-kill on the fresh-kill pile and explains to them that the prey died so that they could live, and that they shouldn't treat it as a toy. Suddenly, an owl swoops down, and all the cats bolt for safety except for Driftkit, who is too terrified to move. But, to Lilystar's astonishment, the owl doesn't take Driftkit, but rather takes the mouse in front of him. Lilystar interprets it as a sign from StarClan, that they can give them their prey, and take it away. She later introduces law four of the warrior code: "Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life. This is the way of the warrior."

Leader info

Leader info
Name From To
Sunnytail Code of the Clans Code of the Clans



Lilystar: "Driftkit, you should not have taken that mouse to play with. Prey is too scarce to be wasted. That mouse did not die to become a toy, but to keep us alive after a long leaf-bare. Do you understand?"
Fallowkit: "Yes, Lilystar."
—Lilystar explaining what Driftkit had done wrong Code of the Clans, page 460

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 44
  2. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 45
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.