"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

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 Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Stormfur's and Brook Where Small Fish Swim's page 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.

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.


Interesting facts




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


Stormfur:[7] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)


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


Feather of Flying Hawk:[2] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
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Graystripe:[8] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Silverstream:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed she-cat:[9] Deceased, residence unknown


Crookedstar:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Willowpelt:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowbreeze:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Shellheart:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedfeather:[6] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Swiftbreeze:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainflower:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fallowtail:[16] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Flashnose:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willownose:[18][19] Status unknown


Reedshine:[18] Living (As of Mapleshade's Vengeance)


Appledusk:[20] Deceased, residence unknown


Talon of Swooping Eagle:[21]Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Teller of the Pointed Stones:[22] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)


Feathertail:[8] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member


Bumblestripe:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Briarlight:[23] Deceased, residence unknown
Blossomfall:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Great aunts:

Willowkit:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Darkstripe:[24] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Longtail:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Redtail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Oakheart:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[16] Deceased, no residence
Graypool:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cedarpelt:[27] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Marshcloud:[28] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Daisytoe:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great aunts/uncles:

Shyheart:[18][19] Status unknown
Applefrost:[18][19] Status unknown


Patchkit:[30][19] Deceased, residence unknown
Larchkit:[30][19] Deceased, residence unknown


Petalkit:<[30][19] Deceased, residence unknown


Molepaw:[31] Status unknown
Honeyfern:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Poppyfrost:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lilyheart:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[33] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cherryfall:[33] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafshade:[34] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[34] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larksong:[34] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Mistystar:[35] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Stonefur:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[36] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Perchkit:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[38] Deceased, no residence
Bramblestar:[39] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Alderheart:[40] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sparkpelt:[40] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dandelionkit:[40] Deceased, residence unknown
Juniperkit:[40] Deceased, residence unknown
Tawnypelt:[39] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Tigerstar:[41] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flametail:[41] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[41] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sleekwhisker:[42] Living (As of River of Fire)
Strikestone:[42] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Juniperclaw:[42] Deceased, residence unknown
Hawkfrost:[43] Deceased, no residence
Mothwing:[43] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Tadpole:[44] Deceased, residence unknown
Sandstorm:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Leafpool:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelflight:[45] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lionblaze:[46] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Jayfeather:[46] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollyleaf:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fernsong:[47] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[47] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[47] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Goosefeather:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[49] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[49] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swankit:[51] Status unknown
Splashkit:[52] Status unknown
Morningkit:[52] Deceased, residence unknown
Frogleap:[53] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Sunfish:[53] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise manga section)
Grasswhisker:[54] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Vixenkit:[54] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Eaglewing:[55] Status unknown
Plumstone:[55] Status unknown
Shellfur:[55] Status unknown
Stemleaf:[55] Status unknown
Lightleap:[56] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pouncestep:[56] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shadowpaw:[56] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dawnflower:[57] Deceased, residence unknown
Minnowtail:[57] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pebblefoot:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tumblekit:[57] Deceased, residence unknown
Snaptooth:[58] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Spotfur:[58] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flywhisker:[58] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Distant ancestors:

Cloudstar:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[59] Deceased, verified StarClan member


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


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: "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 Into the Wild, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 497
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 54
  7. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 221
  9. Revealed in Moonrise, page 231
  10. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 155
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  12. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  13. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 8
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  15. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  17. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 8
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Revealed in an unknown book
  20. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 480
  21. Revealed in Moonrise, page 227
  22. Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  24. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  25. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  27. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 138
  28. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  29. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 2
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
  36. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  39. 39.0 39.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  43. 43.0 43.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  44. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  48. 48.0 48.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  49. 49.0 49.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  50. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  51. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 2
  52. 52.0 52.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 447
  53. 53.0 53.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 222
  54. 54.0 54.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 486
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497
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