FANDOM


"Shadowstar was not going to stand by and watch another one of her deputies die. She had failed Sun Shadow—but she was not going to fail Raven Pelt. He would live to be the next leader of ShadowClan."
Shadowstar's thoughts as she saves Raven Pelt from Quick Water in Shadowstar's Life, page 292

Raven Pelt is a black tom[2] with yellow eyes.[12]

Raven Pelt was the second leader of ShadowClan. Raven was originally a member of Slash's group, but joined Tall Shadow in her camp with his mate, Juniper. He renamed himself Raven Pelt, and Juniper Branch gave birth to their kits, Dangling Leaf, Shade Pelt and Dusk Nose. After Sun Shadow's death, Raven Pelt is named his successor, and quickly proved to be a wise choice as deputy. After Shadowstar died in battle, and Raven Pelt succeeded her as ShadowClan's second leader.

History

Looking for a longer overview? Find one here!

Dawn of the Clans

Raven: "May I join the first patrol tomorrow? As Raven Pelt?"
Tall Shadow: "You can lead it, if you like."
—Raven becoming a Clan cat Path of Stars, page 264
Raven and his mate, Juniper, are members of Slash's group, and are often forced to hunt in the Twolegplace to find enough food. After Red leads dogs into their camp and killing Stone and Beech, Raven helps Frog, who's spine is broken, to Wind Runner's camp. He and the other former rogues are distrusted by the mountain cats. Raven and Juniper join Tall Shadow's camp and swear an oath of loyalty to the groups. They are given new names, and Pebble Heart suggests Raven Pelt for the black tom.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Raven Pelt's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"Her gaze drifted to Juniper Branch and Raven Pelt. They were gazing at their kits, and then each other, with eyes warm with love."
—Moth Flight thinking about Juniper Branch and Raven Pelt Moth Flight's Vision, page 290
In Moth Flight's Vision, Juniper Branch is expecting his kits and they arrive early. Moth Flight assists with the birth, despite Raven Pelt's wariness, and saves one of the kit's life. The pair name their kits Shade Pelt, Dusk Nose, and Dangling Leaf.

Novellas

This section summarizes Raven Pelt's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"I hope that this last life of yours is a long one and I don't have to lead for many moons. But, even if it happens tomorrow, I promise to do my best. I will guide and protect ShadowClan and follow the code."
—Raven Pelt to Shadowstar Shadowstar's Life, page 286
In Shadowstar's Life, after a Gathering, Raven Pelt discovers dogs had killed Sun Shadow and Shadowstar. He journeys with Shadowstar to find SkyClan a potential new home and witnesses Quick Water attempt to murder Shadowstar, again. Impressed with his loyalty to ShadowClan, Shadowstar names Raven Pelt deputy. Before a battle against SkyClan, Shadowstar confides with her deputy that he will be ruling soon since Shadowstar is on her last life, and has faith he'll do well as leader. During the fight, Shadowstar saves Quick Water from killing Raven Pelt and both she-cats kill each other.

Trivia

Mistakes

  • Despite appearing in Path of Stars, Raven Pelt is not listed in the allegiances.[13]

Character pixels

Please do not edit this gallery

Ceremonies

Raven Pelt's deputy ceremony
Shadowstar: I've chosen a new deputy. This loyal and brave cat, one who I know will always try to make the best choices for ShadowClan. I say these words before StarClan, so that Sun Shadow and the spirits of our warrior ancestors may hear and approve of my choice. The new deputy of ShadowClan is Raven Pelt.
Reference: Shadowstar's Life, chapter 5

Quotes

Gray Wing: "Their camp is no longer safe. They need our help."
Wind Runner: "They didn't need our help when they attacked our patrol a few days ago."
Gray Wing: "They had no choice. Disobeying Slash would have cost them their lives. But Slash is gone now. These cats are no different from you and me."
Wind Runner: "Really? Are we supposed to trust you now?"
Raven: "We won't hurt you."
Wind Runner: "If only you'd felt that way last time we met."
—Wind Runner, Raven, and Gray Wing Path of Stars, page 193


Tall Shadow: "Juniper and Raven hunt, but only together. They won’t work with Jagged Peak and Holly, who are meant to train them. Even when I send them on a patrol with others, they go off by themselves."
Clear Sky: "They share their catch, though?"
Tall Shadow: "They add what they catch to the prey pile. But they eat by themselves, and they’ve made a nest as far from the others as they can."
—Tall Shadow explaining how Juniper and Raven have settled into her camp Path of Stars, page 200


"Sun Shadow leaned close to Juniper and Raven. Ears pricked and fur slicked, the mountain cat looked comfortable beside the rogues."
—Sun Shadow's calmness at sitting next to Raven and Juniper Path of Stars, page 260


See more
River Ripple: "Do you promise loyalty to your new Clanmates?"
Willow: "Yes."
River Ripple: "Will you hunt for them and fight for them? Protect them when they are weak and stand by them when they are strong?"
Raven: "Yes!"
River Ripple: "Then you are part of our group. Our ancestors have watched us tonight. They have heard the promise you have made to your new campmates. May you keep it always, for their sake and all of ours."
—Raven becoming a Clan cat Path of Stars, page 262


Tall Shadow: "Do you want new names?"
Juniper: "Will you choose them for us?"
Sun Shadow: "What about Juniper Branch?"
Pebble Heart: "And Raven Pelt!"
Tall Shadow: "Do you like those names?"
Juniper: "Yes."
Raven: "May I join the first patrol tomorrow? As Raven Pelt?"
Tall Shadow: "You can lead it, if you like."
—Raven becoming a Clan cat Path of Stars, page 264


"They're beautiful."
—Raven Pelt about his newborn kits Moth Flight's Vision, page 290


Dangling Leaf: "Raven Pelt says we can ask anything we like."
Shade Pelt: "He also says we have to know when to be quiet, or we'll never be good hunters."
—Shade Pelt and Dangling Leaf about Raven Pelt Moth Flight's Vision, page 300


Raven Pelt: "What are you doing here?"
Moth Flight: "I've come to help."
Pebble Heart.: "It's okay. She's a medicine cat too."
Raven Pelt: "She's young. Does she know anything about kitting?"
Pebble Heart: "Do you?"
—Moth Flight, Raven Pelt, and Pebble Heart during Juniper Branch's kitting Moth Flight's Vision, page 282


"He's brave and loyal, and he doesn't lose his head in a crisis. Maybe I've finally found my deputy."
—Shadowstar's thoughts about Raven Pelt Shadowstar's Life, page 254


Shadowstar: "We are prepared. But I have to tell you something. This is my last life. I want you to know that you are the right cat to lead this Clan."
Raven Pelt: "No. I'll do everything I can to protect you. You can survive this battle!"
Shadowstar: "Whether I survive or not doesn't really matter anymore. I appreciate your loyalty, but you can't let that affect your ability to lead ShadowClan. You have to be ready to become leader if you must."
Raven Pelt: "I'll try to be ready. But I don't know that I'm strong enough to take your place."
Shadowstar: "You are ready. And you will be a strong leader. Just never forget to follow what you know is right. Never put anything—not even your own life—above your Clan. StarClan will guide you."
Raven Pelt: "I hope that this last life of yours is a long one and I don't have to lead for many moons. But, even if it happens tomorrow, I promise to do my best. I will guide and protect ShadowClan and follow the code."
Shadowstar: "I know you will."
—Raven Pelt and Shadowstar before the fight Shadowstar's Life, page 286


"He's aware of his Clanmates. He's not afraid to fight, but he's not excited at the thought of shedding blood. He's eager to learn."
—Shadowstar's thoughts about Raven Pelt Shadowstar's Life, page 288

External links

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 305
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Path of Stars, page 157
  3. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 263
  4. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 264
  5. Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, chapter 2
  7. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, chapter 5
  8. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, chapter 10
  9. Raven Pelt becomes the leader of ShadowClan with Shadowstar's death. He is also not shown to take on the name Ravenstar, and as such, his real leader name remains ambiguous.[8]
  10. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, page 264
  11. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, page 295
  12. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, allegiances
  13. Revealed in Path of Stars, allegiances
Logo-shadowclan Ancient ShadowClan cats
Leader Raven Pelt
Deputy N/A
Medicine cat Pebble Heart
Warriors (Hunters) Juniper BranchMouse EarMud PawsBubbling StreamDangling LeafShade PeltDusk Nose
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.