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"It's your home, not ours. We want to be warriors!"
— Riley declaring that he and Bella want to be warriors in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 3

Rileypool is a pale gray tabby[11] tom[5] with dark gray stripes and blue eyes.[11]

Rileypool was a warrior of SkyClan. Riley was born to Violet with Bella, Lulu, and Patch. Having learned the ways of warrior from Ravenpaw, Barley and Ravenpaw lead Riley and Bella to SkyClan where they are apprenticed. Rileypaw is mentored by Nettlesplash, and after battling Darktail's rogues, earns his warrior name, Rileypool. He journeys with his Clan to try to find ThunderClan but succumbs to a sickness and dies.

History

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Super Editions

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

"We've had our fair share of danger. But if any cats stay here, they won't be part of our Clan anymore. Do you want to be a kittypet, Sagenose?"
—Rileypool confronting Sagenose Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 32
In Hawkwing's Journey, Rileypaw and his denmates rush out of the apprentices den to fight when Darktail's rogues attack. They all ignore Hawkwing when he tells them to hide, and the warrior is impressed by their bravery. Despite their best efforts, SkyClan is forced to retreat and leave the gorge. He receives his warrior name, Rileypool, and he and Bellaleaf lead the Clan to Barley's farm where their uncle points them in the direction the other Clans took many moons ago. Throughout the Clan's hardships, Rileypool and a few of his Clanmates catch an illness. With Echosong missing, he eventually succumbs to it, along with Firefern.

Novellas

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

"There's nothing wrong with being a kittypet. But Bella and I were born to be warriors. Please help us, Ravenpaw! You're the only warrior left in the forest!"
—Riley begging Ravenpaw to make him and his sister a warrior Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 4
In Ravenpaw's Farewell, Riley is the kit of Violet, along with Bella, Patch, and Lulu. Violet introduces them to their uncle. Barley, and Ravenpaw. Riley and Bella are fascinated with Clan life since Smudge told them stories about them. The two are eager to become warriors and have Ravenpaw train them. Silverstream visits Ravenpaw in a dream and encourages him to take Riley and Bella to SkyClan. On the journey, he teaches them how to hunt, battle moves and the warrior code.
After their journey, Leafstar turns Riley and Bella's request to join down, claiming the Clan doesn't need anymore warriors. That night, they discover kittypets are causing trouble for SkyClan, and they return to the Clan with a battle plan. Riley and Bella help fight the kittypets, and when they succeed, Leafstar invites them to join. They are made into apprentices and given their new names, Rileypaw and Bellapaw, and their mentors being Nettlesplash and Tinycloud, respectively.

Detailed description

Rileypool is a broad-shouldered[12] pale gray tabby[11] tom[5] with dark gray stripes,[11] one dark gray ear,[5] and blue eyes.[11]

Trivia

Author statements

  • Vicky stated that none of Violet's kits are related to Firestar in any way.[13]
  • He has rogue blood through Violet.[14]

Mistakes

  • He is mistakenly said to be almost the exact same color as Graystripe,[5] who is dark gray.[15]
  • He is mistakenly called dove-gray.[12]

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Ceremonies

Rileypaw's apprentice ceremony
Leafstar: You fought well tonight. As bravely as any of my Clanmates, in fact. I was wrong to think that I needed to know a cat from kithood before I could trust them. You have proved that you belong here. Riley, Bella, will you do SkyClan the honor of joining us? Tinycloud, Nettlesplash, will you be their mentors?
Tinycloud: With pleasure.
Leafstar: Rileypaw, Bellapaw, StarClan welcomes you to SkyClan as apprentices.
Everyone: Rileypaw! Bellpaw!
Reference: Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 10


Rileypool's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: We must become a Clan again. Our journey will be hard, and there are dark times ahead. We will need every one of our warriors. And so this is the right time to make some new ones. [...] Tinycloud. Are you satisfied that our apprentice has earned her warrior named?
Nettlesplash: Without a doubt.
Leafstar: I, Leafstar, leader of SkyClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as warriors in their turn.
Nettlesplash: And so has Rileypaw.
Everyone: Bellaleaf! Rileypool! Bellaleaf! Rileypool!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 20

Quotes

"In his mind, Ravenpaw pictured Graystripe as a kit, almost exactly the same color, except that his eyes had been amber while Riley's were a clear, piercing blue."
—Ravenpaw comparing Riley to Graystripe Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 2


Riley: "We want to join ThunderClan too! We’re really brave, and good at fighting, and I can creep so quietly that Bella doesn’t even know I'm there!"
Bella: "I do too! You're as loud as… as… As those dogs!"
—Riley and Bella Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 3


"But that doesn’t mean we can’t be [warriors]! You could train us, Ravenpaw! We'd work really hard, I promise."
—Riley pleading Ravenpaw to teach him and Bella to be warriors Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 3


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Ravenpaw: "There is a part of you that knows what it is to be free, to hunt for yourself, to find your own shelter. Why shouldn't Bella and Riley know that too?"
Violet: "Because I want to keep them safe!"
—Ravenpaw and Violet about Riley and Bella Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 4


Riley: "I will think of you every day."
Violet: "And I of you. Go well, my darlings. Make me proud."
—Riley as he leaves Violet Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 4


"Riley's broad shoulders gave him more power, and he was surprisingly fast given his sturdy build."
—Narrator on Riley Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 6


Barley: "I can't believe how well they’ve settled into living wild. You've done a great job."
Ravenpaw: "They've been very brave. I'm proud of them."
Barley: "You should be."
—Barley and Ravenpaw about Riley and Bella Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 6


"Riley and Bella were trying so hard to learn about the life of a warrior; he just hoped SkyClan would give them a chance to try it for real."
—Ravenpaw thinking about Riley and Bella Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 7


Firefern: "Do we look like we take in strays?"
Riley: "I'm not a stray!"
—Riley and Firefern at Riley and Bella's request to join SkyClan Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 8


Ravenpaw: "Okay. But you'll have to be quiet."
Riley: "We'll be as quiet as mice."
Bella: "Actually, mice are noisy. Always squeaking and rustling around."
Riley: "Quieter than dead mice then!"
—Riley and Bella about being quiet Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 8


"I don't understand why they let those kittypets get into their camp. SkyClan cats are warriors! They should be able to defend themselves!"
—Riley about SkyClan and the kittypets Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 8


"Let's go! Those fox-brained kittypets need to respect SkyClan!"
—Riley, eager to return to SkyClan Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 9


Rileypool and Bellaleaf: "Barley! Barley!"
Barley: "Rileypaw? Bellapaw? What are you doing here?"
Rileypool: "We're Rileypool and Bellaleaf now."
—Rileypool, Bellaleaf, and Barley reuniting after SkyClan leaves the gorge Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 24


"[Hawkwing] was surprised, until he remembered that Curlypaw had been gazing mistily at Rileypool for the past few days. She's probably going to ask my advice about toms!'"
—Hawkwing predicting what Curlypaw wants to talk to him in private about Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 31


Sagenose: "It might be the end of us anyway. Who knows what dangers might be waiting for us out there?"
Rileypool: "We've had our fair share of danger. But if any cats stay here, they won't be part of our Clan anymore. Do you want to be a kittypet, Sagenose?"
—Rileypool and Sagenose about leaving the lake Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 32


"Are we going to lose all of our Clanmates?"
—Rileypool after many SkyClan cats have been captured by Twolegs Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 32


Bellaleaf: "'No! He's dead!"
Echosong: "He lives, but barely."
Bellaleaf: "Oh, thank StarClan! Please help him!"
Echosong: "I'm going to do just that."
—Echosong and Bellaleaf about the ill Rileypool Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 34


"We have lost two valuable Clanmates. Yet it's important that we go on believing in our Clan. Rileypool and Firefern believed, and I believe, that StarClan will guide us to a brighter future."
—Leafstar after Rileypool and Firefern's deaths Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 34

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, page Chapter 10
  2. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, page Chapter 2
  3. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, page Chapter 5
  4. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 398
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 2
  6. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 5
  7. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 10
  8. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 232
  9. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 6
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, allegiances
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 3
  13. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  14. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 138
  15. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 40
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