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“You are welcome to our cave. Here is caught-prey in plenty. Eat your fill, and rest. We have much to say to one another.”
Stoneteller to the Clan cats. in Moonrise, page 114
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Chapter Number: 9 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 111-121

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Stormfur and the group of Clan cats are escorted by the Tribe further into the cave. Several cats look up at them with caution. They speak among each other about the newcomers, and although Stormfur can’t hear them well because the roar of the waterfall, he thinks their conversations are about him. He looks around the cave, seeing sleeping places clustered around the walls, and pieces together the cave must be the Tribe’s camp.
Crag returns with a lithe and mud-plastered cat that introduces himself as Stoneteller, the Tribe’s healer. Brambleclaw asks him who their leader is and Stoneteller says that he is the leader. Brambleclaw explains their journey and introduces the Clan cats. At the end he asks Stoneteller if they can stay with them for a while before they continue on their journey. Brook exclaims that Stormfur must be the one, but Stoneteller silences her with a hiss. He welcomes the cats to stay and eat with them.
Stormfur takes a rabbit from the pile and sits down to eat it. As he takes a bite, a young cat gasps that the Clan cats don’t share prey. Stormfur feels embarrassed when he sees two of the Tribe cats take a bite of prey then swap the pieces before eating. He explains to the young cat that the Clans hunting patrols always make sure their Clan is fed before they eat, they just don’t share prey the same way as the Tribe.
Squirrelpaw wonders if the Tribe believes in StarClan. Stormfur replies that they are too far from Mothermouth, and the Tribe has never been seen there. Feathertail tells Squirrelpaw that Stoneteller had mentioned the Tribe of Endless Hunting, so that might be what the Tribe call StarClan or perhaps their own ancestors.
After the Clan cats finish eating, Stoneteller introduces Crag-the leader of the cave-guards, Mist—a prey-hunter, and Star—a kit-mother that used to be a cave-guard. Stormfur asks if he chooses which cats are cave-guards or prey-hunters. Stoneteller tells him the Tribe cats are born into their roles. Then he asks to known something more about the Clans. Brambleclaw accounts the dreams from StarClan and the salt water signs that had lead them to Sun-drown-place to find Midnight. Mist questions who StarClan is, which Stoneteller states not all cats share their beliefs but they still must respect them.
A cave-guard patrol returns and Stoneteller goes to check on them. Tawnypelt sees worry on Mist’s face so she asks if the Tribe is being attacked. Star mentions no other Tribes exist to attack them since they guard the Cave of Pointed Stones. When Crowpaw asks her what that is, Stormfur accidentally overhears Mist asking Star if they should tell them what it is. Several cats look angrily at Mist so she remains silent. Stormfur asks what is causing them to be afraid, but Star only tells him they can’t say.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Moonrise, page 111
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Moonrise, page 112
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Moonrise, page 113
  4. Revealed in Moonrise, page 114
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 115
  6. Revealed in Moonrise, page 116
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 118
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 117


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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