"I'd rather be a cave-guard. I'd fight every cat that tries to trespass on our territory."
— Pine expressing his desires to be a cave guard in Sign of the Moon, page 2

Pine That Clings to Rock, more commonly known as Pine, is a light brown tom.[1]


In the Omen of the Stars arc

Sign of the Moon

Brook: "They've been really good. Lark is growing so strong and sturdy, and Pine jumps really well."
Lark: "We've been hunting. I caught three eagles!"
Pine: "Didn't. I killed one, or it would have flown away with you!"
—Brook and her two kits talking about their abilities Sign of the Moon, page 4
Pine is first seen in the prologue with his mother, Brook, and his sister, Lark. Brook asks him why he doesn't try to jump high like his sister, and that when he became a prey-hunter, he would need to be able to jump high to catch prey. He says he'd rather be a cave-guard than a prey-hunter like his mother, but his mother knows that Stoneteller wouldn't allow it. Pine's father, Stormfur, also a prey-hunter, returns from patrol, and comes to see his kits. Brook tells him that Pine doesn't want to be a prey-hunter, and Stormfur says that there's no reason why he has to, but Brook quiets him, telling him that Stoneteller was within earshot and could hear.
He and his sister Lark sneak up on Jayfeather, the medicine cat visiting from ThunderClan. Pine reassures Lark that Jayfeather is blind, and wouldn't be able to see them sneaking up on him. However, Jayfeather has good senses and hears them talking, so when they reach him, he scares them away, asking them if they were looking for something. They are seen running back to their mother, who comforts them saying they only surprised Jayfeather. Pine says that Jayfeather was a weird and scary blind cat.
When the patrols are going out, Pine and Lark don't want Brook to leave them, but she then tells them the elders will look after them. First, Talon tells them the story of Sharptooth. Talon then entices them with a game and then starts to explain the rules. Both Pine and Lark think they will win, until Bird quietly comes up and tells them that it takes skill and patience. It's a hunting game, where they have to catch a feather.

In the Super Editions

Graystripe's Vow

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In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

When Dovewing meets Breeze, she remarks that Breeze must be a younger sister of Pine. Dovewing mews that the last time she was in the mountains, Pine and his sister, Lark, were both kits. After returning to the cave where the Tribe lives, Tawnypelt is introduced to both Pine and Lark, who bow their heads politely upon seeing Tawnypelt. Stormfur says that the last time any Clan cat was in the mountains, Pine had been a small kit, but now he has grown into a fine cave-guard.
When Shadowkit has a vision that the Tribe cats need to leave the cave and escape, Pine is anxious and asks if they really have to leave. Stoneteller says that they do, and that he believes in Shadowkit's vision. After they make it to the top of the waterfall, Pine works together with his sister, Lark, and attempts to dislodge the stones to shift the path of the water.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

On Stormfur and Brook Where Small Fish Swim's page, it notes that that when Stormfur decided to join the Tribe, Brook became his mate and later gave birth to his kits—Lark That Sings At Dawn and Pine That Clings To Rock.

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Brook Where Small Fish Swim:[1] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Stormfur:[3] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Lark That Sings at Dawn:[1] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Breeze That Rustles the Leaves:[2] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Feather of Flying Hawk:[2] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
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Graystripe:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Silverstream:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed she-cat:[5] Deceased, residence unknown


Crookedstar:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Willowpelt:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowbreeze:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Shellheart:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedfeather:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainflower:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fallowtail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willownose:[16][17] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Reedshine:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Appledusk:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Talon of Swooping Eagle:[19]Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Teller of the Pointed Stones:[20] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Feathertail:[4] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member


Bumblestripe:[21] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Briarlight:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Blossomfall:[21] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)

Great aunts:

Willowkit:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sootfur:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Redtail:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Oakheart:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[14] Deceased, no residence
Graypool:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cedarpelt:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Marshcloud:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great aunts/uncles:

Shyheart:[16][17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Applefrost:[16][17] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Patchkit:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Petalkit:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member

First cousins:

Eaglewing:[26] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Plumstone:[26] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Shellfur:[26] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Stemleaf:[26] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Second cousins:

Honeyfern:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[27] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Cinderheart:[27] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lilyheart:[28] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Seedpaw:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molepaw:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Distant ancestors:

Cloudstar:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts


Pine: "I want to go."
To-be: "You're too small. An eagle would eat you in one bite."
Pine: "No it wouldn't! I'd fight it."
—A To-be teasing Pine Sign of the Moon, page 4

Lark: "Have you come to join the Tribe?"
Squirrelflight: "No, we're just visiting."
Pine: "You should stay. Tribe cats are the best!"
—Squirrelflight talking to Brook's kits Sign of the Moon, page 146

"I saw them stalking you. They could do with a few lessons in respect. It's hard for them. They're strong and active, but they're not allowed outside the cave at all until they become to-be's."
―Screech to Jayfeather about Pine and Lark Sign of the Moon, page 175

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Tawnypelt's Clan, chapter 6
  3. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 221
  5. Revealed in Moonrise, page 231
  6. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 155
  7. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 44
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  10. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 8
  11. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 54
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  13. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 8
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  18. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 480
  19. Revealed in Moonrise, page 227
  20. Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  23. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 138
  24. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 2
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497
  30. Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
Tribe of Rushing Water (modern) cats
Healer Stoneteller
Prey-hunters Brook Where Small Fish SwimFeather of Flying Hawk
Cave-guards StormfurSheer Path Beside WaterfallNight of No StarsMoss that Grows by RiverSnow Falling on StonesLark That Sings at DawnPine That Clings to RockThorn That Grows in CleftMoon Shining on Water
To-bes Breeze That Rustles the Leaves
Elders Bird That Rides the Wind
Unknown Crest of Snowy Mountain
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