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In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Ravenpaw is one of the ThunderClan cats that battle RiverClan at Sunningrocks. He is the cat to run back to the ThunderClan camp, despite having been badly injured in the battle, and he announces that Redtail is dead. An unknown she-cat, later known to be Goldenflower, runs to him and says that he must see Spottedleaf, the medicine cat. He faints shortly afterwards, and Spottedleaf treats him. She concludes that his shoulder is badly injured, and he stays in Spottedleaf's den for a few days. Tigerclaw jabs a paw at him later, telling him to get up, but Spottedleaf tells him to be gentle and let Ravenpaw rest so he could get back to training.
Ravenpaw and Graypaw become Firepaw's two closest friends in the Clan. Ravenpaw appears very fearful of Tigerclaw, becoming jumpier and also acting very timid. In one of Ravenpaw's hunting assessments, he is sent to Snakerocks and returns with an adder he killed. When he returns to camp and meets Graypaw and Firepaw, the snake wraps around Ravenpaw's neck and scares him.
Ravenpaw is sent by Tigerclaw to sneak into ShadowClan territory to hunt for prey, putting the apprentice in great danger and violating the warrior code. Firepaw insists that Ravenpaw should tell Bluestar, but Ravenpaw refuses.
Ravenpaw attends his first Gathering with Firepaw and Graypaw, and goes to find some of the apprentices from other Clans to talk to. Firepaw and Graypaw listen to Ravenpaw tell the story of the battle at Sunningrocks to some apprentices, but Firepaw notices that Ravenpaw says that Redtail killed Oakheart, when the original story was that Oakheart killed Redtail, and Tigerclaw killed Oakheart in return. Firepaw asks Graypaw if Redtail killed Oakheart, then who had killed Redtail, but Graypaw is too interested in Ravenpaw's story to respond.
Ravenpaw accompanies Tigerclaw, Bluestar, Firepaw, and Graypaw to the Moonstone, and stands guard with Graypaw outside Mothermouth. Bluestar has a dream from StarClan, and has been warned to get back to camp straight away. On the way back, they are attacked by rats, and he is the first one to notice and get bitten by a rat. He is terrified when Bluestar loses a life. When they get back, ShadowClan is attacking their camp.
Ravenpaw admits to Firepaw that he saw Tigerclaw kill Redtail, Tigerclaw had told Ravenpaw to go back to camp, but Ravenpaw stayed, and saw Tigerclaw commit the murder.
Whispers of Ravenpaw being a traitor to ThunderClan is started by Tigerclaw, and when Ravenpaw nears the nursery to check on the kits, Frostfur attacks him slightly, which scares Ravenpaw into denial and confusion. Firepaw eavesdrops on Tigerclaw, Longtail, and Darkstripe and finds out that Tigerclaw is lying to the two younger toms and making them believe that Ravenpaw betrayed ThunderClan and pretends to act sorrowful, and the three plot Ravenpaw's death.
When Firepaw is sent to retrieve Yellowfang after Spottedleaf's murder and the stealing of Frostfur's kits, he brings Ravenpaw and Graypaw with him. On their way to find Yellowfang, Firepaw tells Graypaw what Ravenpaw told him, and the two take him away from the forest to live with Barley, a loner who has helped them previously, to keep Ravenpaw safe from Tigerclaw, because Tigerclaw said that he is a traitor, and while Bluestar was at the Moonstone, he sneaked into ShadowClan camp to tell the ShadowClan cats that the ThunderClan borders were not being guarded. Firepaw and Graypaw tell the Clan that Ravenpaw has been slain by a ShadowClan patrol, and he is then presumed dead by ThunderClan. Bluestar makes Firepaw and Graypaw warriors because Ravenpaw would have wanted it.

Fire and Ice

Ravenpaw and Barley first see Fireheart and Graystripe bringing WindClan home from exile. When Fireheart and Graystripe are debating where to settle down for the night with WindClan, Ravenpaw shows up. After greeting Ravenpaw, Fireheart thinks about how much he has changed from a timid, little apprentice to a sleek furred cat. The WindClan cats, however, do not greet Ravenpaw quite as friendly. The WindClan cats are wary and hostile to him. Ravenpaw then gets Barley and the two offer the WindClan cats, Fireheart, and Graystripe food and shelter in their barn for the night. Tallstar, the leader of WindClan, gratefully accepts Ravenpaw and Barley's generous offer.
As soon as they were out of earshot, Fireheart, Graystripe and Ravenpaw hunt and talk. Fireheart asks about the time lapse where he and Graystripe left Ravenpaw to find Barley. Ravenpaw tells him that he headed straight for the barn across WindClan territory. Ravenpaw also tells them about how he avoided the dogs, saying that he could smell them from a long way off and then waited until they were tied back up again. The conversation then drifts over to Tigerclaw, Ravenpaw's former mentor. Ravenpaw asks what Fireheart and Graystripe told Tigerclaw and Fireheart responds that Tigerclaw thinks that his apprentice is dead and that he was killed by a ShadowClan patrol.
Then, when two WindClan apprentices start aimlessly wandering towards Fireheart, Graystripe, and Ravenpaw, Ravenpaw teasingly tries to scare the two apprentices by indirectly telling the two that loners like him love to eat Clan apprentices whenever they can catch them. The WindClan apprentices don't fall for Ravenpaw's tricks, so he responds that their meat would've been too stringy and tough anyway. Fireheart then reminds the WindClan apprentices that if it weren't for Ravenpaw, they would still be cold and hungry.
The conversation then turns to ThunderClan. Ravenpaw reflects on how it might be for the best that ThunderClan thinks that he is dead. And with that Ravenpaw tells them to get some sleep because they look exhausted. Ravenpaw then goes to keep watch for the night. Fireheart then reflects on his decision to help Ravenpaw leave ThunderClan. His thoughts drift towards what Bluestar said about how each cat has their own destiny and Ravenpaw was better off without the Clan.

Forest of Secrets

Fireheart and Graystripe sneak away to the barn where Barley lives after a Gathering to ask Ravenpaw about Oakheart's death. Ravenpaw says that the warrior was killed by a rockfall, not by Redtail, as Fireheart had presumed when attempting to convince Bluestar of Tigerclaw's guilt earlier. Fireheart reveals the truth of where Ravenpaw is staying to Bluestar. At first she claims that maybe he was just not meant for life as a Clan cat, but only after she discovers the truth of Tigerclaw's treachery does she invite him back into the Clan. Ravenpaw, however, chooses to stay a loner with Barley, but promises to come and visit the Clan again. Though Fireheart finds himself questioning whether bringing Ravenpaw to Barley's farm was the right thing to do, he later discovers that it was for the best when he sees the formerly skinny and jumpy black tom as a calm, well-fed loner.

Rising Storm

Ravenpaw returns to the forest to tell his old Clanmates of a white kittypet he had seen, who turns out to be Fireheart's apprentice, Cloudpaw. Ravenpaw takes him to the Twoleg nest they were keeping him in. He helps lure the dogs away from Sandstorm and Fireheart by running around the yard and climbing a tree. Sandstorm and Fireheart find Ravenpaw in his tree.
After they have all retreated from the tree, Ravenpaw leads them toward Cloudpaw's kittypet home and up to his window. They look at what he is doing for awhile, and then they go to the backyard. Cloudpaw gets out of the Twoleg house and distracts the Twolegs until it was safe enough to escape. Once Cloudpaw is free and has been scolded by Fireheart, Ravenpaw assists them back to the Clan, says farewell to the three cats and heads back home.

A Dangerous Path

Ravenpaw is asked by Onewhisker at Fireheart's suggestion to deliver a message to Bluestar to resolve peace between WindClan and ThunderClan in a meeting at Fourtrees to discuss the disappearance of prey. He appears at the ThunderClan camp that night, and Fireheart reluctantly, yet urgently, leads him to Bluestar. She and Ravenpaw talk about this in private, and she comes to the decision that she would take a patrol to Fourtrees, but if there is no agreement, then ThunderClan will fight. Ravenpaw and Fireheart talk very briefly before Ravenpaw travels back to the barn.

The Darkest Hour

When Firestar returns from the Moonstone after getting his nine lives, Barley and Ravenpaw welcome him and Cinderpelt into the barn to stay. Afterwards, Ravenpaw is briefly seen hunting.
When he comes to pay his last respects to Bluestar, Firestar and Graystripe tell him that they were going to RiverClan to rescue Graystripe's kits. As they watch what Tigerstar does to Stonefur, Ravenpaw is horrified. Firestar tells him that he could go back, but Ravenpaw refuses. As they go rescue Graystripe's kits from a dark tunnel, Ravenpaw acts like a TigerClan cat to get past Jaggedtooth. Once inside, the three take Mistyfoot, Featherpaw, and Stormpaw out of the dark tunnel. They then cross the river to go back to ThunderClan territory, but get spotted by a patrol. They quickly cross the stepping stones. Once they are back to camp, Ravenpaw says good-bye and goes back to the farm.
Later, when the Clans prepare for the battle against BloodClan, Ravenpaw and Barley come to ThunderClan to tell them information Barley knew about BloodClan. They offer to help fight the BloodClan cats, and Firestar agrees. They are seen fighting together in the battle as LionClan warriors. After the battle is over, they go home.

In The New Prophecy arc


He tells Brambleclaw that the sun-drown-place is real, thus pointing the journeying cats in the right direction towards the setting sun. Ravenpaw has never been to the sun-drown-place himself, but he has previously let many rogues and loners shelter in the barn and they told him about it. When he visits the ThunderClan camp to warn Firestar about the monsters Brambleclaw tells him about his dream and Ravenpaw thinks of the sun-drown-place.
He is also the first cat to warn Firestar of the huge monsters that are destroying trees when he pays the ThunderClan camp a visit. The monsters are mainly over near the barn and WindClan territory but he wants to warn Firestar. Firestar says that it is not a problem and ignores the loner's warning.
Later in the book, he gives shelter to the journeying cats before they go on their quest. He and Barley also accompany the younger cats to the Moonstone, then he says good bye and the other cats leave.


Ravenpaw is glad to see Firestar once more, but is confused about where Graystripe is. When Firestar answers that he is gone, Ravenpaw asks if he is dead. Then Firestar tells him about how the Twolegs were trapping members of the forest. Ravenpaw scents that Firestar is not alone, and that RiverClan, ShadowClan, and WindClan are with him as well. Firestar tells him that their homes were crushed by monsters, and if they had stayed, they would starve to death. He and Barley allow the Clans to shelter in the old cow shed (where Firepaw, Graypaw, and Bluestar sheltered from the rat attack in Into the Wild) before they leave on the Great Journey, and Ravenpaw says his final sad goodbyes to his friends. He gives Firestar a rabbit as a parting gift and Firestar asks him to join them but he refuses. Firestar is depressed at this news because he is losing both Ravenpaw and Graystripe who are his two oldest friends from his apprenticeship. When the cats leave, Ravenpaw and Barley watch them go and are very sad to see so many of their old friends leave.

In Power of Three arc

The Sight

Although he does not formally appear in The Sight, Graystripe mentions meeting Ravenpaw, who is concerned about Firestar, and points him in the direction that the Clans traveled. Firestar is excited to hear about his old friend and asks Graystripe if Ravenpaw is okay. Graystripe says that the Twolegs in the forest had not affected the farm and that Ravenpaw and Barley are fine, much to Firestar's relief.

In the Super Editions

Moth Flight's Vision

Ravenpaw is seen in a dream, frightened and looking down at his leader's lifeless body. He comes down and waits for the blue-gray she-cat to come back to life. After she comes to, he is relieved.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Ravenpaw is seen as one of the four current apprentices of ThunderClan. He is seen stripping a leaf from its stalk when his brother, Dustpaw, attacks him. Alarmed, Ravenpaw jumps into the air. Bluestar thinks to herself that he has been nervous since he was a kit, as it took his mother, Robinwing, a half-moon to coax him out of the nursery. She hopes that he would learn courage from the mentor she had chosen for him, Tigerclaw.

Firestar's Quest

Ravenpaw appears briefly when Firestar visits him on the way to the Moonstone. He asks Firestar if there is trouble, and after a brief hesitation, Firestar tells him about the strange dreams he had been having. Ravenpaw comforts him, saying that StarClan would help him.
Later, when Firestar and Sandstorm go to rebuild the lost Clan, SkyClan, Ravenpaw and Barley invite them to spend the night in the barn.
When Shortwhisker declares to leave SkyClan, Firestar thinks of him briefly, noting that not every cat is suited to Clan life.

Bramblestar's Storm

When Bramblestar goes over to the farm with Daisy to meet Coriander and Smoky, Smoky asks them if they want to see the barn. This causes Bramblestar to think about Barley, Ravenpaw, and the forest barn, as he describes the lake barn with comparison to the forest barn, saying it is much smaller, although it still smells the same.

Hawkwing's Journey

When the idea of leaving their territory is first brought up by Echosong, the medicine cat suggests seeking help from Barley, as he was the one to help bring Rileypaw and Bellapaw to SkyClan. Ravenpaw is mentioned as Barley's friend several times, and is noted to have told Harrybrook that the other Clans had left their area long ago.

In the Novellas

Redtail's Debt

Redtail spots Ravenpaw cleaning the elders' den with Sandpaw and Dustpaw. When Redtail decides to go on a solo patrol of Sunningrocks with Tigerclaw, Dustpaw grumbles that Tigerclaw is letting his apprentice go. Redtail confronts Tigerclaw about his decision, but Tigerclaw replies it was simply a border patrol. Redtail decides it isn't worth arguing with him, and Tigerclaw adds he wouldn't let anything happen to Ravenpaw.
Ravenpaw practices battle moves on an imaginary enemy on their way to Sunningrocks, and Tigerclaw praises him. He is eager for a battle, and Redtail notes the influence Tigerclaw has on his apprentice. He reflects about speaking with Bluestar later about Tigerclaw's influence having negative effects on Ravenpaw's training. He orders the two to split up and mark the rocks when Oakheart arrives with a patrol to attack.
Redtail orders Ravenpaw to run as the fight begins, realizing they are outnumbered. Ravenpaw refuses and growls that Tigerclaw is right about Redtail's cowardice. Oakheart lunges at Ravenpaw and Redtail confronts him. He orders Ravenpaw to run again, but he refuses, citing warriors didn't run from combat. Redtail urges him to fetch backup, but Tigerclaw counteracts that order. Oakheart threatens to kill Ravenpaw and Redtail kills him out of his protective urge for Ravenpaw. Ravenpaw breaths that he owes Redtail, but both his mentor and Redtail yowl at him to leave. Redtail replies the apprentice doesn't owe him anything and is grateful that Tigerclaw agrees with him to let the apprentice leave. From StarClan, Redtail sees Spottedleaf treat Ravenpaw's wounds.

Ravenpaw's Farewell

Ravenpaw races after Graypaw and Firepaw, running fast enough that their surroundings blur. They are heading towards Snakerocks, Ravenpaw notes in surprise. Then the three cats pelt next to the Thunderpath, keeping pace and eventually outrunning the monsters. Ravenpaw is then beside a river, his speed not faltering. Ahead of him, he sees Firepaw reach the base of Sunningrocks by the river. Ravenpaw reaches the top a moment behind him, and they all stand side by side to look out across the trees. As Firepaw and Graypaw declare thunder the best, Ravenpaw opens his mouth to join them but is interrupted. A raindrop splashes on his muzzle, startling him. Although the sky was cloudless, rain falls increasingly on him.
Ravenpaw wakes up to see Barley standing over him, grumbling that he was getting wet. He jumps out of his nest with a hiss and mutters that he thought Barley checked the roof before they made their nests. His vivid dream is still fresh in his head. He feels a pain in his stomach and states the source must have come from the mouse Barley caught two sunrises earlier. Barley states that the rain is not going to last long, and so the two decide to visit the forest of the old Clans. As they walk, memories of Graystripe and Firestar come to him and he wonders where the two were since he last saw them.
Ravenpaw takes the tunnel running beneath the large Thunderpath. He bursts into a run and almost crashes into Barley. They creep along the edge of a dense bramble wall, and they set off up a slope. He scrambles to the top of the cliff and is overwhelmed with memories of his old Clan past. He follows an old ThunderClan path to find the old camp of his birth Clan. Ravenpaw finds a gap into the camp. While remembering why Firestar left the camp in the first place, he remembers the story of SkyClan. He begins telling Barley of fond old memories, before Barley says that he shouldn't forget why he left in the first place. He hisses that he never regretted leaving the forest when Graystripe and Firestar saved his life.
The two leave the camp and are walking by a wooden fence when Madric appears and begins to verbally attack them for trespassing his forest. He and his kittypet friends chase Ravenpaw and Barley off until Violet steps in to stop him. They then visit Violet's house and meet her kits. Bella and Riley, two of her kits, remind him of Firestar and Graystripe. Violet promises the kits that they'd visit the farm Ravenpaw lives on one day. Ravenpaw and Barley say their goodbyes and go home. After the end of Leaf-bare, Ravenpaw sees Riley, Bella and Violet visiting them. Ravenpaw hides his laughter at their curiosity as he shows them the farm. He teaches the two how to hunt, dropping into a hunter's crouch and stalking towards a mouse scent. He catches it and thanks StarClan for sending the prey. Riley calls out to him, asking what he was saying. Ravenpaw realizes he must've been saying it out loud. He could not remember the last time he thanked StarClan for prey.
As they leave, Riley and Bella complain that they don't want to go home and want to be warriors. They beg Ravenpaw to help them. Later on that night, while his belly continued to pain, he is visited by Silverstream. He is told by her that he must bring Riley and Bella to SkyClan to become warriors and follow their destiny. The following morning, he wakes up and tells Barley that he wants to take Riley and Bella to SkyClan. His heart begins to race as Barley becomes frustrated with him. He stares after Barley in dismay as he jumps down onto the grass to walk away. He visits Violet to collect the two young cats for the journey. After some hesitation, she allows them to leave. He curls his tail at Riley and Bella, calling for them to come for the long journey. He follows the two young cats as they sprint ahead of him.
He returns to the farm again to ask Barley if he was coming. He flinches when Barley says that he thinks Ravenpaw is going to leave to join SkyClan. Ravenpaw cannot believe that Barley did not even say goodbye. They begin their path along a river and after a while, Ravenpaw critics them on their pounce. At the sound of a dog barking, he and the young cats leap up onto a hedge. Once the danger passes, they continue and pick a den at a field's edge. He tells them to clean themselves while he retrieves eggs for his companions to eat.
The following day, he returns from a hunt to find Bella eating from a Twoleg's hand. He orders her to come to him, scolding her. After another day has passed, Ravenpaw teaches the young cats battle moves. They then begin to travel again until reaching an abandoned Twolegplace. Ravenpaw finds Barley again, who followed him. He bounds forward and reunites with him.
Now with an extra party member, they reach a shallow pool by a waterfall as dusk falls. The next day, Ravenpaw and the others shelter in a small cave. He's excited that the journey is coming to an end. They rest at dusk but are woken up by a group of kittypets, one of which is Pasha. After Pasha begins to torment Ravenpaw, he clouts him between the ears. The kittypets leave them alone, although Pasha hisses that Ravenpaw would regret it.
Ravenpaw encounters a patrol of SkyClan warriors, who summon Leafstar to speak to them as Ravenpaw is a friend of Firestar. She rejects his request for the young cats to join. At her questioning why the two cats would not join the other Clans, he informs her that the Clans left their old forest. Ravenpaw and his fellow travelers return to the cave as he experiences harsher jabs to his belly. The cats wake up in the night to find SkyClan harassed by the same group of kittypets before, but the Clan does not seem to defend themselves before the kittypets retreat with mischief accomplished.
Ravenpaw goes back to sleep and dreams of being visited by Silverstream again. He realizes he would not live to see his home again, and that his time was coming to an end. He meets Skywatcher and Cloudstar, who say that SkyClan needs their help, and that they could give them a chance to see Riley and Bella's potential. His dream ends with Cloudstar asking him for help. He wakes up the next morning and tells Barley that he saw something to help deal with the kittypets. They travel again to the same place to encounter a patrol. Ravenpaw asks Echosong if he could see Leafstar, and he is led to their camp. In their camp, he meets Leafstar, Sharpclaw and Billystorm. In front of them, he explains a strategy to teach the kittypets a lesson about trespassing into their camp. Once he convinces the clan by announcing it aloud, his plan is set into motion. He is visited by Lionheart, Whitestorm and Bluestar in a dream, who wish to give him his warrior name. He declines.
His plan is successful, and Leafstar thanks Ravenpaw on behalf of SkyClan for teaching the kittypets to respect their borders. He witnesses the apprentice ceremony for Riley and Bella, who are now Rileypaw and Bellapaw. However, Ravenpaw is injured during the battle and instead of being in Echosong's den, he requests to be under the trees. He gasps to Barley that he will wait for him and would find him, wherever he was. He hears Leafstar meow that they will give him a warrior's farewell. Curled up by Barley, he passes away on Barley's front paw. He stands up from his dead body and walks off into the shadows, towards warm sunshine and the scent of prey.

In the Ravenpaw's Path arc

Shattered Peace

Ravenpaw first introduces himself, his daily routine, Barley, and how he came to live in the barn. Ravenpaw then goes on to tell of time when rogues come to the barn seeking shelter in leaf-bare.
Willie and his friends come to the barn one snowy night. The rogues ask if they could take shelter from the storm in their barn and Ravenpaw and Barley are quick to accept. Willie and the others introduce themselves and Ravenpaw and Barley show them where to sleep and catches fresh-kill for their visitors.
Soon after the cats eat, the mate of the rogues' leader, Minty, gives birth to her kits, whose names are Cloudy, Snowflake, Icicle and Sniff. The visitors settle in for a few days while caring for the kits. Ravenpaw and Barley hunt for them. Soon, when the kits are older, they all become very fond of Ravenpaw.
When Barley asks Ravenpaw to go out on a walk with him, Barley tells Ravenpaw of his distrust towards the visitors. Ravenpaw assumes that it is because Barley isn't trying hard enough to get to know the visitors. The conversation quickly ends then when Ravenpaw runs away to catch a feather for Minty's kits.
Later, Willie is seen by Ravenpaw going to the other side of the barn. Ravenpaw thinks that he is trying to get out, and explains how the way Willie is going only leads to where the chickens are. Ravenpaw explains how he and Barley don't hunt the chickens and that they belong to the Twolegs.
The next chat Ravenpaw has with Barley, Barley tells Ravenpaw that Snapper was teaching the kits death blows. Ravenpaw denies what Barley saw thinking that Barley was misunderstanding of what Snapper was doing. Ravenpaw walks away telling Barley that they have to protect the kits.
A quarter moon later, Willie and the other rogues decide to move on, and Ravenpaw is reluctant to see them go. Ravenpaw says his goodbyes to the Minty's kits and watches them leave.
The kits make Ravenpaw homesick for ThunderClan, and he works his hardest to hunt for the cats and find the best playthings for the kits to play with, while Barley thinks that there was something strange about the cats.
In Willie's plan to drive them both out of the barn, one of the Twolegplace cats reveals they were of BloodClan, and almost kills Ravenpaw, whose life is spared by Minty intervening. He suggests that Barley and him shelter at the Moonstone. When they get to the Moonstone, Ravenpaw receives a dream from StarClan. Spottedleaf, Bluestar, and Whitestorm appear, telling him that ThunderClan would help them figure out a way to take back the barn to live in. Ravenpaw thanks them, and wakes Barley up to tell him about his dream.

A Clan in Need

Ravenpaw is first seen waking Barley up from a bad dream, which was about his former life in BloodClan. He tells Barley they must go to ThunderClan, and that Firestar will help them. Barley reluctantly agrees, and they set off through WindClan territory, where they are stopped by a WindClan patrol. The patrol is headed by an unusually friendly Mudclaw, who tells Ravenpaw and Barley that a kit from their camp, Crowkit, had gone missing. Ravenpaw and Barley promise to keep an eye out for the kit, and they eventually find him playing around in Fourtrees. When they ask Crowkit what he was trying to do, he replies that he wanted to climb the Great Rock to see what it felt like to be a leader. They look for the WindClan patrol, only to find they have confronted ThunderClan, and have accused them of stealing Crowkit. Ravenpaw and Barley announce that they had found him, which smooths everything over. The WindClan patrol thanks Ravenpaw and Barley and then leaves with Crowkit.
Dustpelt then accuses Ravenpaw of being a WindClan spy, but he soon realizes how foolish it would be for a WindClan spy to want to see the leader, he leads Ravenpaw and Barley into the camp. Ravenpaw is greeted by several cats, including an easily distinguishable Brightheart, who orders an unseen cat to tell Firestar that he has visitors. Ravenpaw then meets Firestar's two kits, Squirrelkit and Leafkit. Firestar soon comes out to see Ravenpaw, and over shared prey, Ravenpaw tells him everything that has happened with the rogue cats, and requests his help. Firestar is silent for a moment, then agrees to help them. Ravenpaw and Barley know there is something Firestar is not telling them, which is confirmed the next day when a warrior patrol comes back after being attacked by BloodClan cats. Firestar tells Ravenpaw and Barley that he will send a patrol to help them after they sort out the trouble with BloodClan. Ravenpaw immediately offers him and Barley to help with the patrols, saying that they didn't want to be a burden while staying with the Clan.
After that, Ravenpaw and Barley go hunting with Graystripe and Cloudtail. They are attacked by a BloodClan patrol, one of which seems to recognize Barley. After another ThunderClan patrol saves them from the BloodClan cats, Graystripe confronts Barley, asking him if he knows the BloodClan cat. Barley says he doesn't and then runs off, with Graystripe staring after him. Later, Firestar and Graystripe both confront Barley, and ask if he knows where the BloodClan camp is. He angrily replies he doesn't, and runs away again.
Rainpaw then appears, yowling that Sorrelpaw, his sister, was injured by a couple of rogues. Ravenpaw and Barley join a patrol to rescue her, and Barley tells Ravenpaw that BloodClan hurt his sister too, and decides to help ThunderClan.
That night, Firestar, the senior warriors, Barley, and Ravenpaw have a meeting. Barley tells everybody what he knows, and that he didn't know if anything had changed since Scourge died. Ravenpaw points out that they could ask Violet, Barley's sister. They go visit her, and she follows them to ThunderClan.
ThunderClan then leads an attack on the rogues, and they win. When they get back to ThunderClan's camp, Firestar then thanks them.

The Heart of a Warrior

Ravenpaw and Barley are seen in the ThunderClan camp. Ravenpaw is thinking about how great it is to be in the camp and also that Firestar will help them force the rogues out of their barn. Firestar asks Ravenpaw if he is ready to leave and he wakes Barley up to go. The cats on the patrol are Graystripe, Cloudtail, Brightheart, Brackenfur, and Bramblepaw. Ravenpaw is confident that the rogues won't stand a chance against the patrol. Ravenpaw and Barley both don't want to make a big deal out of leaving, but Squirrelkit and Leafkit both run out of the nursery making lots of noise. The rest of the Clan awakens and all wish them good luck.
The patrol leaves the camp and meets up with a WindClan patrol, including Deadfoot, and they also wish them good luck on their quest.
Later, the patrol reaches the farm and they decide to set up camp. Cloudtail, Brackenfur, Brightheart, and Bramblepaw leave on a hunting patrol while the others scout the farm. They see Willie and Snapper leaving the barn, giving the ThunderClan cats a chance to slip in. They see Minty's kits playing with a mouse and Ravenpaw thinks to himself how wasteful and wrong it is.
Later, they all gather to discuss how they will drive the rogues out and Ravenpaw answers a few questions that Firestar asks. Ravenpaw shows concern for Barley because he knows it must be hard on him to lose his home.
The next morning, the patrol launches their attack. Ravenpaw is surprised when the chickens are frightened and make lots of noise as they go by. While they are crossing over a wall, Snapper spots them and Firestar orders to attack. They run into the barn and begin fighting in the darkness of the shadows. Ravenpaw's eyes adjust and he is horrified as he realizes cats from BloodClan had followed them there and were working with the rogues. The Twoleg farmer sees the cats fighting and shoos them out.
This is when they notice Snapper and Pounce leaving the farm, possibly leaving because they are scared of the Clan cats. The three cats finally come up with a plan and it is executed later on that evening. The plan starts with Brackenfur and Brambleclaw releasing the chickens from their cage, causing a diversion, allowing the Clan cats to sneak onto the roof of the other barn. They then rip a hole in the roof and sneak into the barn, all while Brackenfur and Brambleclaw are opening up the doors to try and startle the BloodClan cats.
The battle looks like it is going well for ThunderClan; they succeeded in pushing the cats outside and surrounding them. However, just when Ravenpaw thinks that the battle is won, his worst fear comes true; the two cats he saw running away from the barn went and got backup. An unexpected ally helps the cats; the dogs heard the noise the cats made, and they managed to break free from their chains.
Just as Ravenpaw is about to attack Willie, he is interrupted by Jumper and Hoot calling for help. Barley comes to their rescue and the battle is finally won. Jumper and Hoot ask their brother if they can stay at the barn, and Barley allows them. This is the start of a rift between Ravenpaw and Barley, as his two brothers seem to be very lazy and make Ravenpaw do everything for them (including hunting). Once Barley sees through his brothers' laziness though, he finally snaps and kicks his brothers out of the barn. Ravenpaw seems glad that this happened.

In the Graystripe's Adventure arc

Warrior's Return

When Graystripe and Millie go to the barn to see Ravenpaw and Barley, Ravenpaw is excited to see his old denmate. Ravenpaw then tells Graystripe that the Clans went toward the setting sun, and about the prophecy the Clans received about a dying warrior. Ravenpaw invites Graystripe and Millie to spend the night at the barn. Then he summons Barley, who appears to have a crush on Millie. When Millie stalks a mouse, Ravenpaw comments that she is using ThunderClan hunting techniques. The next day all four cats depart, and Ravenpaw and Barley go as far as Highstones, and then return to the barn. Ravenpaw is regretful to see them go, as Graystripe was Ravenpaw's last connection to the forest. Throughout the book, Ravenpaw is shown black all over, with gray around his eyes and muzzle, as opposed to his accurate coloring.

In the Stand-Alone Manga

A Shadow in RiverClan

During her vigil, Feathertail reflects how Ravenpaw, Firestar and Graystripe rescued her, Stormpaw and Mistyfoot. In ThunderClan's camp, Ravenpaw speaks with Firestar while Featherpaw and the RiverClan cats settle in.

In the Field Guides

Cats of the Clans

Rock explains how Ravenpaw did not enjoy fighting, and his mentor, Tigerclaw, could never understand that. Tigerclaw misinterpreted Ravenpaw's reluctance to harm others as fear, and when Ravenpaw saw Tigerclaw kill Redtail, his life was put in danger. Firestar helped Ravenpaw escape from Tigerclaw's murderous ambitions to live on Barley's farm, where he still lives, living happily as a loner, more so than he was when he was a Clan cat. On Feathertail's page Rock mentions how Ravenpaw, Graystripe and Firestar saved her from TigerClan.

Code of the Clans

Ravenpaw is shown in "Who Goes There? Whitestorm Teaches Border Tactics," along with Firepaw, Graypaw, Sandpaw, and Dustpaw. When Whitestorm says that a cat has crossed the border the apprentices drew in the sand to practice patrolling, Ravenpaw thinks he means that a cat crossed the real border, and is corrected. Later, Ravenpaw supplies a correct answer to Whitestorm's question on why a Clan cat could have crossed the border: they could need help. Near the end, Whitestorm comments Ravenpaw for his hunting skill, and says that the black apprentice only needs more courage to be as good as his denmates. Whitestorm also says that Ravenpaw might become Clan leader one day.

Battles of the Clans

Ravenpaw makes a minor appearance in the story "Dustpaw Speaks: Shadows in the Forest." Ravenpaw is sent back to the ThunderClan camp by his mentor Tigerclaw to alert Bluestar about a ShadowClan invasion, and if needed, bring help.

The Ultimate Guide

Ravenpaw is mentioned on Firestar's page as one of Firepaw's closest friends following his arrival in ThunderClan. It is also mentioned on Feathertail's page that he saved Featherpaw and Stormpaw with Firestar and Graystripe.
Ravenpaw appears in The Ultimate Guide during Brambleclaw's leadership ceremony.
Brambleclaw asks if the cat in front of him was Ravenpaw, and he replies by saying he was. He looks around at the StarClan cats surrounding him, stating that he hadn't expected to see them again. Brambleclaw agrees and asks if Ravenpaw was in his own StarClan now. Amusement flickers in Ravenpaw's eyes as he replies that he is a StarClan cat, but that he also isn't, as it had been so long since he left ThunderClan. He says that he misses Barley, and his gaze clouds over as he continues, saying that he still sees the loner, and that he knows he would be with him again soon. Brambleclaw says he remembers Barley, picturing him in his mind. He mews that he is sure Barley missed Ravenpaw as well.
Ravenpaw agrees and says that it had been a while since he last saw him, but he could see why Firestar appointed him as his deputy. He says that he is honored to be the one to give the new leader his last life. He glances at Firestar and says that the former ThunderClan leader would be mourned over for a very long time, but his spirit would remain with the Clans forever. Ravenpaw rests his muzzle against Brambleclaw as he gives him the life for speaking out against injustice and tells him to never fear the truth.
Ravenpaw again appears on his own page, shared with Barley.
Ravenpaw would never become a warrior to serve his Clan, decided as soon as Tigerclaw became his mentor. Tigerclaw thought of him as weak because of his desire for peace. He is endangered when he witnesses his mentor kill Redtail during the battle with RiverClan over Sunningrocks. Firepaw and Graypaw took him to live with Barley in order to protect him from Tigerclaw. He found the life he had always wanted here at the barn, and gained a great friend in Barley. The two cats helped the Clan cats numerous times, fighting in battle against BloodClan and lending the four Clans shelter during the Great Journey. Though Ravenpaw's friends back in his former Clan missed him, they would not bring him back, as ThunderClan held bad memories of his suffering under Tigerclaw.
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