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"My greatest loyalty will always be with StarClan and my Clanmates."
— Pebble Heart to Half Moon in Moth Flight's Vision, page 478

Pebble Heart is a soft-furred,[8] dark gray tabby tom[1] with a white mark on his chest,[2] and amber eyes.[9]

Pebble Heart was the first medicine cat of ShadowClan. He was born to Turtle Tail and Tom, along with Owl Eyes and Sparrow Fur, but was adopted by Gray Wing after Turtle Tail's return from Twolegplace. As a young cat, Pebble Heart discovered a passion for medicine, learning all he could from Dappled Pelt and Cloud Spots until settling with Tall Shadow's cats in the pine forest. He is noted as being the medicine cat who discovered Carrionplace sickness, which caused his death.

History

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Dawn of the Clans

"Pebble Heart had not changed. Turtle Tail's quietest kit had always been so serious, and yet in his seriousness there had always been kindness and wisdom."
—Gray Wing about Pebble Heart Path of Stars, page 303
Pebble Heart, Sparrow Fur, and Owl Eyes are born to Turtle Tail after her return to the moor, their father a kittypet named Tom. However, Turtle Tail's mate, Gray Wing, becomes the litter's adopted father. Pebble Heart becomes interested in medicine and learns to heal from Dappled Pelt and Cloud Spots. Eventually, he begins having strange dreams, reminding Gray Wing of the old healer, Stoneteller. However, he often has nightmares of a terrible battle.
When Tom arrives from Twolegplace looking for his kits, Turtle Tail demands that he never see them. Even so, Tom finds the kits and takes them while the camp is distracted by Wind Runner's kitting. They are rescued, but not before Turtle Tail is killed on the Thunderpath, fulfilling Pebble Heart's dream of death. The kit is devastated, but vows to stay with Gray Wing on the moor, warning him of danger before he heads out for Fourtrees, where Clear Sky initiates the First Battle.
He discovers a deathly sickness in a mouse brought to camp, and, despite being a kit, joins a patrol to search for its cure. When the Early Settlers are ordered by the spirit cats to split into different groups, Pebble Heart joins Tall Shadow in the pine forest, though his siblings follow Clear Sky. As Gray Wing's wheezing progresses, Pebble Heart treats him with coltsfoot, but the illness proves fatal; Pebble Heart remains at Gray Wing's side when he dies.

Super Editions

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In Moth Flight's Vision, he is chosen by the spirit cats to become ShadowClan's first medicine cat. He journeys to Highstones along with the other chosen cats, where he reunites with Turtle Tail and Gray Wing in the newly named StarClan. After Micah dies, Pebble Heart brings Moth Flight to ShadowClan where she can be taught healing and grieve. When Juniper Branch kits prematurely, Pebble Heart is able to save them with Moth Flight's help. He later takes the medicine cats' oath to never have a mate or kits.

Novellas

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In Shadowstar's Life, Pebble Heart tends to Shadowstar after Sun Shadow is killed, and is shocked when she reveals she is on her last life. Later on, he dreams of the forest territories being destroyed, and shares this with his leader. Before Shadowstar goes off to battle, she bids farewell to her trusted medicine cat, knowing her death awaits her.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • He has kittypet blood via Tom.[10]

Mistakes

  • He has been mistakenly called a brown tabby.[9][11]
  • He has been mistakenly called Pebble Eyes[12] and Pebble Flight.[13]

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Quotes

"There's one particular dream I've had a few times. I was walking down a long, dark tunnel, and there was a glittering light at the end, as if a star was shining underground. [...] Oh, no! It was exciting! I really wanted to get to the end of the tunnel and find out what the light was. And it was weird...I couldn't see any other cats, but I felt like there were cats there, trying to tell me something. Only I couldn't hear what they were saying. I thought if I could get to the star thing, I would understand, but every time I have the dream, I wake up before I reach the end of the tunnel."
—Pebble Heart Thunder Rising, pages 225-226


Pebble Heart: "So much blood! So much! It's not right for kin to fight!"
Gray Wing: "What do you mean?"
Pebble Heart: "Kin mustn't fight. [...] The worst part of the dream, was that you were gone."
Gray Wing: "Hush."
Pebble Heart: "Turtle Tail was gone too. We were alone. Just me and Sparrow Fur and Owl Eyes. We were all alone."
Gray Wing: "It just was just a dream. We will always be close."
—Pebble Heart having another dream The First Battle, page 40


"A Thunderpath may separate us, but we will always be littermates."
—Pebble Heart to Owl Eyes and Sparrow Fur A Forest Divided, page 49


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Pebble Heart: "What will I do without you to guide me? How will I know which herbs to use?"
Cloud Spots: "You know them. I have nothing left to teach you."
—Pebble Heart and Cloud Spots A Forest Divided, page 49


"No cat likes change, but change comes all the same."
—Pebble Heart Path of Stars, page 205


Gray Wing: "Look."
White Tail: "Why? It's only Pebble Heart."
Gray Wing: "Pebble Heart is the gentlest cat I know. Go to him if you're ever in trouble. He will always know what to do."
—Gray Wing about Pebble Heart Path of Stars, page 303


"What gift could StarClan give a living cat?"
—Pebble Heart to Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 270


Pebble Heart: "What about us? We can't be mothers."
Half Moon: "But you can be fathers. Do you think a father loves his kits any less?"
Gray Wing: "Pebble Heart. Each medicine cat must make the same choice. Live like an ordinary Clan cat and take a mate. Raise a family if you like. But if you do, renounce your medicine cat duties."
—Pebble Heart, Half Moon, and Gray Wing Moth Flight's Vision, pages 477-478


"You did great. Even that first day, you were giving Gray Wing herbs to help his breathing, and you treated the injury on Mud Paw's shoulder. You've always taken such good care of the Clan. I'm glad you chose to join us. And I'm glad you're hear to look after our Clanmates."
—Shadowstar to Pebble Heart Shadowstar's Life, page 285

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 65
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Thunder Rising, page 108
  3. Revealed in The First Battle, chapter 15
  4. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 66
  5. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 22
  6. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 49
  7. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 138
  8. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 54
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The First Battle, allegiances
  10. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 176
  11. Revealed in The First Battle, page 22
  12. Revealed in The First Battle, page 34
  13. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 402
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