|"Squirrelflight and Leafpool were friends to us. If Squirrelflight has lost her mate, then we must help her find him again. We owe her that much. She stood up for us when no other cat could."|
|— Moonlight convincing the Sisters to help the Clans in Darkness Within, page 196|
Moonlight is a huge gray she-cat.
Moonlight was the former leader of the Sisters. She took several mates, and in one litter with a loner named Root, Moonlight had three kits, Earth, Sunrise, and Ice; however, due to the Sisters' custom, she made Earth leave the Sisters, making him resent Moonlight for it. Many moons later, Moonlight was carrying Jack's kits, and refused to let the Sisters move when the Clans were wanting to drive them out for territory. She briefly reunited with Tree, but he condemned her for abandoning him, and she befriended Squirrelflight when the ThunderClan deputy defended the Sisters' ways against the Clans. During the battle to drive out the Sisters, Moonlight went into labor and had three kits, Leaf, Squirrel, and Moon, but she later died of her injuries sustained in the battle. She became a ghost, but never forgot how Squirrelflight and Leafpool helped the Sisters, and convinced them to help the Clan cats when they needed help looking for Bramblestar's ghost.
- 1 History
- 2 Detailed description
- 3 Character pixels
- 4 Personality and Relationships
- 5 Family
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Quotes
- 9 External links
- 10 Notes and references
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- "One day my mother brought a mouse back to the den. It was injured, but not dead. She told me how to kill it. So I killed it, and when I did, she said, "You're grown now". The next morning, when I woke, she was gone. My sister was too."
- ―Tree about his mother leaving him Thunder and Shadow, page Bonus Scene, page 17
- "Do we need their respect? Aren't you curious about what's going on? If something is stopping spirits from wandering the forest, shouldn't we find out what it is?"
- ―Moonlight to the Sisters about the Clans Darkness Within, page 196
- "Then reason with me. Don't quote words given to you by someone else. You're my son. I hope I taught you to have a mind of your own."
- ―Moonlight to Tree Squirrelflight's Hope, page 291
- Eventually, tensions between the Clans grow to a point where they are willing to force out the Sisters, but Moonlight, long overdue for her kits, goes into labor, giving birth to two she-cats and a tom. However, as soon as they are born, she leaves her kits and goes to fight in the battle instigated by the Clans, but later dies from her injuries. Her kits are named Leaf, Squirrel, and Moon, the latter who is named after her.
- In Tree's Roots, Moonlight leads the Sisters in the ceremonies to send toms away and the mourning ceremony for Haze. She asserts to her son, Earth, that toms must be sent away and refuses to let him to stay, insisting that he is ready. At night, Earth is sent away, and much later, Earth meets his father Root, who reveals that Moonlight abandoned him without giving him a chance to know his kits.
- Moonlight is a huge, long-furred, thickly-pelted well-muscled, and broad-shouldered gray she-cat with wide paws, and a bushy tail.
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Personality and Relationships
- Moonlight can be peaceful and wise, but stubborn and prideful to a fault. Much like the other Sisters, Moonlight prefers her daughters over her sons, something Tree resents her for. However, despite fighting against the Clans, Moonlight befriends Squirrelflight, the ThunderClan deputy. For more of Moonlight's personality and relationships, click here!
- Moonlight had several mates and litters of kits throughout her life. With Root, she had Tree, Ice, and Sunrise, and she had Leaf, Moon, and Squirrel with Jack. For more of Moonlight's family, click here!
- Tree's Roots
- Thunder and Shadow (First appearance; mentioned only)
- Darkest Night (Indirect mention only)
- The Raging Storm (Indirect mention only)
- Squirrelflight's Hope †
- The Silent Thaw (Mentioned only)
- Darkness Within
- The Place of No Stars
- Her daughter, Moon, is named after her.
- Moonlight is mistakenly said to be in a group of loners.
- Needlepaw: "Didn't your mother name you? You said you named yourself, but your mother must have given you a name when you were born."
- Tree: "If she did, I forgot it."
- Thunder and Shadow, Bonus scene, page 16
- Squirrelflight: "Aren't you frightened you might have sons who'll have to leave you?"
- Moonlight: "We can't hold on to those we love forever."
- Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 5
- "A spirit so young needs guiding. He won't understand what he's lost and who waits for him beyond death. We must help him find a place in the hearts of the living and the dead so that he can know both."
- ―Moonlight about Flickerkit Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 18
- "Do you think like a Clan cat too? Dividing land out like prey to be given to others. Have you forgotten that as a tom, you are a protector of the land? You should wander it, not own it!"
- ―Moonlight to Tree about the roles of toms Squirrelflight's Hope, page 292
- "Is the land really worth that much to the Clans? Would they harm kits to get their paws on it?"
- ―Moonlight to Tree and Squirrelflight Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 20
- Squirrelflight: "I'm sorry to hear about Moonlight."
- Snow: "She died defending her kits. It was an honorable way to die. Besides, we still see her."
- Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 29
- "I don't want to. [Moonlight] abandoned me in life. Why should I have to put up with her in death?"
- ―Tree refusing to see Moonlight's ghost Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 29
- "Moonlight's death was regrettable, but SkyClan has done what it can, offering shelter to her kits until they are strong enough to travel."
- ―Bramblestar about Moonlight Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 30
- Rootspring: "One of their ancestors is here."
- Needleclaw: "Here? Now?"
- Darkness Within, pages 195-196
- "The Clans love making rules. Let them if they must. You will not be with them long."
- ―Moonlight about the Clans Darkness Within, page 196
- (Indirect mention only)
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 408
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 59
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 404
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 321
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 407
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 60
- Revealed in the blurb for Squirrelflight's Hope
- Revealed in Darkness Within, page 196
- Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 3
- Revealed in Darkness Within, page 190
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 57
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 308
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 61
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 94
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 409
|Members||Snow • Tempest • Hawk • Furze • Sunrise • Flurry • Sparrow • Petal • Moon • Squirrel • Sunshine|
|Former members||Moonlight • Tree • Stone • Grass • Haze • Stream • Snail • Chestnut • Mud • Spider • Cloud • Leaf • Ice • Creek|