"Tree and I have discussed his staying with us in SkyClan, and creating a new Clan role. He will be a mediator—just as the medicine cats cure wounds and illnesses, Tree’s job will be to cure disagreements."
Leafstar to the cats at the Gathering about Tree in River of Fire, page 196
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Chapter Number: 15 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 190-199

Chapter description

On the night of the Gathering, Twigpaw notes that it’s been a half-moon since the fire in RiverClan. She follows her Clanmates along the lakeshore, thinking about how most cats have healed from the sickness as well. As she enters the clearing, she notices that the RiverClan cats are here, though some seem to not welcome them. Sparkpelt snaps that they shouldn’t have left in the first place, and Twigpaw decides to stay silent in response.
Bramblestar starts the Gathering and gives ThunderClan's report. He announces that Blossomfall's kits have been made apprentices, and cats from all Clans cheer. Harestar and Leafstar give their report next, announcing two new warriors from each Clan. Twigpaw feels jealous, but shoves the feeling away when she sees Finpaw cheering for his littermates. Mistystar steps forward, thanking every Clan for their help during the fire. She says that they are ready to rejoin the Clans, and would appreciate any help they can get in rebuilding their camp.
Twigpaw says that’s great, but a snort from Sparkpelt cuts her off. Crowfeather questions if RiverClan is using the other Clans, and is only rejoining for assistance. Others agree, but Mistystar acknowledges that whole the timing is awkward, she’d made her decision before the fire. The leader says calmly that her Clan needed time to recover after the damage inflicted by Darktail, but are now ready to return to the other Clans. Some cats are appeased by her statement, by others are not.
Bramblestar motions for silence in the clearing, but the cats don’t settle down. Tree addresses everyone, saying that while the timing is awkward, this is what StarClan wants. He says RiverClan will someday repay the favor, and Mistystar agrees. Cats are unsettled still, by RiverClan’s return and why Tree is addressing everyone. Leafstar explains that the yellow tom will now be in a new role of mediator, to solve disagreements.
She says that while he’s not a Clan cat, this gives him a useful perspective in solving disputes. Bramblestar suggests giving this a trial period, and the tension in the clearing breaks. Leafstar agrees, and offers him a warrior name. Tree says no, so the surrounding cats chant his name to acclaim the role. Alderheart states that he agrees with the yellow tom’s statements, and reminds the Clans that the prophecy needs five Clans to be fulfilled, and they are now four with RiverClan.
Tree asks what Mistystar needs help with in her Clan, and she replies that they need help clearing debris, and herbs. Each Clan leader promises to send a patrol to help on alternating days, and Leafpool offers to bring medicine supplies. As the tension in the clearing dispels, Twigpaw sees Violetshine gazing at Tree, and thinks she’s mooning over the tom.





Important events

  • RiverClan opens their borders again, and rejoins the Clans.[1]
  • Shellpaw, Stempaw, Eaglepaw, and Plumpaw are announced to have become ThunderClan apprentices.[1]
  • Smokehaze and Brindlewing are now WindClan warriors.[1]
  • Dewspring and Reedclaw are now SkyClan warriors.[1]

Notes and references

River of Fire chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Bonus Scene
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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