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“To truly be a medicine cat lies in a cat’s heart, and all its five senses. You must be braver than warriors, wiser than a Clan leader, humbler than the tiniest kit, more willing to learn than any apprentice...”
Cinderpelt to Leafpaw in Moonrise, page 108
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Chapter Number: 8 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 100-110

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Cinderpelt is teaching Leafpaw what to do if a cat leaps at her, instructing her to roll onto her back and claw at their belly. The two medicine cats rehearse the move, then Cinderpelt decides they are done training for the day since they had been training all morning. Leafpaw follows her mentor to the entrance of the camp.
Before they enter camp, a patrol consisting of Firestar, Dustpelt, and Sorreltail follow behind them. Leafpaw sees that Firestar looks worried and Dustpelt’s fur is bristling. Cinderpelt asks the patrol what had happened. Sorreltail informs her they found bones and fur from prey with WindClan scent on them in ThunderClan territory. Leafpaw says it’s because the rabbits in WindClan are gone.
In camp, Dustpelt and Firestar are standing near the small fresh kill pile. Dustpelt suggests he should do something about WindClan, as ThunderClan is already short on food. The ThunderClan leader agrees, promising Dustpelt he will do something.
Firestar goes onto the Highrock and summons the clan. As the cats gather for a meeting, Leafpaw notices how much leaner the ThunderClan cats have become. Firestar repeats the information about stolen prey to the Clan. Cloudtail and Mousefur call out to attack WindClan, but Firestar does not want a battle between the Clans. He assures them he will speak to Tallstar about the prey. Leafpaw recommends the Clan should learn how to fish. Firestar tells Leafpaw ThunderClan wouldn’t be able to use her idea. He picks Sandstorm, Dustpelt, Thornclaw, Ashfur, and Cinderpelt to go with him to WindClan.
The meeting ends and Firestar pads up to Leafpaw. He questions her about the idea of ThunderClan learning to fish. Leafpaw explains Mothwing had taught her how to fish. Firestar warns her he will have to punish her for taking prey from RiverClan. Cinderpelt limps toward them. She asks Firestar if Leafpaw can join the patrol for the experience, and he reluctantly allows her to go. Cinderpelt says being a medicine cat isn’t just about rules, and her sympathy for the other Clans will make Leafpaw a great medicine cat.
Near Fourtrees, the ThunderClan patrol catches a dark brown tom and a tabby running off with prey from ThunderClan. Sandstorm believes it was Mudclaw and Tornear. As ThunderClan approaches the WindClan border, Leafpaw sees Tallstar and a group of cats racing towards them. They stop on their side of the border and The WindClan leader asks Firestar why they have come.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Moonrise, page 100
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Moonrise, page 102
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Revealed in Moonrise, page 103
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 104
  5. Revealed in Moonrise, page 105
  6. Revealed in Moonrise, page 110
  7. Revealed in Moonrise, page 106
  8. Revealed in Moonrise, page 107
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 109


Moonrise chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Epilogue
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost Stars
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's Hope
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's Life
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