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Below contains in-depth information for the Code of the Clans chapter of Secrets of the Clans. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.

Chapter description 

This chapter does not have a story, and thus, can not have a summary. Instead, this chapter lists the Code of the Clans in the following order.

Code 1: Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan.

Code 2: Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan’s territory.

Code 3: Elders and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors.

Code 4: Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.

Code 5: A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.

Code 6: Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name.

Code 7: A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.

Code 8: The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies or retires.

Code 9: After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before moonhigh.

Code 10: A gathering of all Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There shall be no fighting among Clans at this time.

Code 11: Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats.

Code 12: No warrior may neglect a kit in pain or in danger, even if that kit is from a different Clan.

Code 13: The word of the Clan leader is the warrior code.

Code 14: An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his or her battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or it is necessary for self-defense.

Code 15: A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.

References and citations


Secrets of the Clans chapters
History of the ClansThe Warrior CodeThunderClan: Fierce and BraveWindClan: Swift and LoyalRiverClan: Strong and CleverShadowClan: Wily and ProudStarClanBeyond the TerritoriesCeremoniesBreaking the Warrior CodeProphecies and OmensMedicineCats Outside the ClansOther AnimalsMythology
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 Stars
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 Hope
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 Life