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The River Chell is the Twoleg name for the river that runs through RiverClan territory in the old forest.[3] It runs from a gorge that comes to a waterfall and feeds into the SkyClan gorge, further upstream away from the forest territories.[4]


The river serves as a boundary between ThunderClan and RiverClan territories, and between RiverClan and WindClan territories in the forest. On the RiverClan and WindClan border, the river flows from a gorge that comes to a waterfall.[3] Further upstream, the river feeds into the SkyClan gorge,[4] which is regarded as the main source of the water.[5] Past Highstones and WindClan territory, the river continues to flow onto Twoleg territory, where it evidently comes to an end.[6]
The river is said to be huge, similar in size to the ThunderClan forest camp.[7] The banks are lined with bulrush heads and reed forests,[2] providing protection to the RiverClan cats as their camp is set up close by.[8] Near where the forest gives way to the reed banks, there a stepping stones that can be used to cross the river.[9] A Twoleg bridge stretches over the river,[10] which when the river is full is used by the Clan cats to safely cross without endangering themselves.[11] In greenleaf, Twolegs are said to bring their boats, and their kits to the river. This makes it difficult for RiverClan cats to feed themselves as the fish are frightened away.[12]

Known deaths

This is a list of deaths, ordered chronologically, that took place at River Chell.


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The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, the river is featured in the legend, "How LeopardClan Won the River" which tells the story of how LeopardClan got control of the river in the forest.[24] On RiverClan's page it is also said that the river made Sunningrocks into an island in ancient times, so that only RiverClan cats could reach it. However, the water level dropped and then Sunningrocks became a source of many territorial battles between RiverClan and ThunderClan.[25]

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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 58
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 9
  3. 3.0 3.1 As revealed in maps where the story takes place at the forest.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 65
  5. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 85
  6. As revealed by the maps shown in the The Sun Trail.
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 119
  8. On page 9 of Crookedstar's Promise, Stormkit mentions that he can see the stepping stones and Sunningrocks from RiverClan's camp. This implies that the RiverClan camp is built very close to the river's banks.
  9. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 229
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 119
  11. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 156
  12. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 41
  13. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, page 223
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Code of the Clans, pages 115-116
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 1
  16. Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 4
  17. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 20
  18. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 358
  19. Revealed in Leopardstar's Honor, page 325
  20. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 305
  21. On page 311 of A Dangerous Path, while Bluestar did drown, it can be noted that several factors, such as her age, depression, her wound from the dogs, grief, and stress might have played a part in her demise.
  22. Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 86
  23. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 218
  24. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 161
  25. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 11