|"There was a flash of concern in his dark blue eyes, and Mapleshade felt a surge of sympathy toward the young medicine cat. He had been in sole charge of ThunderClan for just two moons since the death of Oatspeckle, and this was one of the first deliveries he'd had to supervise."|
|— Mapleshade thinking while Ravenwing helps her give birth in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 2|
In Mapleshade's Vengeance, Oatspeckle is briefly mentioned as the medicine cat before Ravenwing. Mapleshade sees how hard Ravenwing is working, and feels a pang of sympathy for him—the young tom had only been responsible for the Clan for about two moons, since the death of his mentor, Oatspeckle.