Below contains in-depth information for the ThunderClan: Fierce and Brave 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

Firestar introduces ThunderClan as the Clan of courage and loyalty. He points out that he isn't a forest-born cat however, he has proven himself as a warrior, and has rose until becoming the Clan leader. The tom states that he would lay down all of his nine lives for his Clanmates, just as he knows they would lay down theirs for each other. He concludes saying that there in no other Clan so true and so brave as his, and even though he respects and admires the other Clans, his heart is with ThunderClan, the Clan of heroes, compassion, and destiny.

Clan Character

ThunderClan is in peace and is respectful to the other Clans. In battle their warriors are fierce, courageous, and loyal. They speak for what is right and are not afraid of challenging the warrior code.


Mice, voles, squirrels, and occasionally rabbits are among ThunderClan's prey, also birds such as starlings, magpies, wood pigeons, and thrushes are included.

Hunting Skills

Their stalking techniques are excellent, they keep upwind for their prey, creeping across the forest, unseen and unheard.

ThunderClan Camp: Sheltered at the foot of a sandy ravine, protected by thornbushes, it is hard to attack and easy to defend.
Tallpines: Cats are careful with the Twoleg tree-eater, which makes the ground rumble, and leaves deep gullies that fill with muddy water.
Great Sycamore: A tree with thick, and strong branches. It is the place where young apprentices learn to climb, and sometimes dare each other to climb higher.
Owl-Tree: Halfway up the trunk, in a hole, lived a tawny owl, legends say that an apprentice learned the secrets of night hunting from such owl. Every night, when the moon rose, he would wait at the foot of Owl-Tree. When the owl swoop out, he followed. Eventually, this apprentice became the great leader, Owlstar. In the hunt, he was as silent and deadly as the tawny owl.
Sunningrocks: A warm spot in the sunshine. Many moons ago when the river was wider Sunningrocks was an island that only RiverClan could swim to, but when water dropped ThunderClan claimed it. Since then, there have been many battles between the two over this smooth, sun-warmed stones.
Snakerocks: Chervil grows abundantly here. The caves beneath the rocks provide shelter to dangerous animals including foxes, badgers–and even dogs.
Sandy Hollow: A training hollow surrounded by trees. Warrior apprentices are unlikely to hurt themselves over the soft ground.
Twolegplace: A maze of Thuderpaths and Twoleg dens, kittypets and loners live here.

Brightheart Speaks: The Death of Swiftpaw

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ThunderClan Forest Camp

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ThunderClan Lake Territory

ThunderClan Camp: A symmetrical stone hollow enclosed by towering cliffs of sheer stone left by Twolegs was chosen to be the camp.
Twoleg Paths: This are marked by Twolegs with shiny blue markers.
Abandoned Twolegs Nest: A good place for prey and medicine which has an ominous, empty feeling.
Ancient Oak: In an old rabbit burrow below the twisting roots of this oak, Brambleclaw, Mistyfoot, Crowfeather, Tawnypelt, and Squirrelpaw sheltered on their first trip around the lake. It is also known as Sky Oak.

ThunderClan Lake Camp

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Significant Leaders

Thunderstar: A large orange tom with amber eyes and big white paws. He was strong, courageous, and determined. He is the founder of ThunderClan, and worked with the other founders to develop the warrior code. His deputies are Lightningtail and Owleyes.
Owlstar: A dark gray cat with large amber eyes. He was a legendary hunter, who learned the ways of a owl to hunt prey by night.
Sunstar: A yellow tabby tom, green eyes and long fur. He was fair-minded, even-tempered, and was wise. He fought to keep Sunningrocks away from RiverClan. His deputies were Tawnyspots and Bluefur.
Bluestar: A blue-gray she cat with piercing blue eyes. She was wise, kind, beloved, and strong. She brought Rusty, the subject of the "Fire alone can save our Clan" prophecy to ThunderClan. Her deputies were Redtail, Lionheart, Tigerclaw, and Fireheart.
Firestar: A tom with green eyes and a flame-colored pelt. He was brave, intelligent, and loyal. He had an unusually close connection with StarClan. He led the Clans against BloodClan, and brought them safely to the lake during the Great Journey. His deputies were Whitestorm, Graystripe, and Brambleclaw.

Significant Medicine Cats

Cloudspots:Long-furred black tom with white ears, white chest and two white paws. He is interested in the theory of medicine - not quite to keen with dealing with sickly kits. He discovered the difference between greencough and whitecough, and identified catnip as a possible cure.
Featherwhisker:A pale, silvery gray tom with bright amber eyes, unusually long feathery whiskers, and a sweeping plume of a tail. He is gentle, sweet-natured, and a kind mentor. He worked tirelessly to save Clanmates during a greencough epidemic, which ultimately killed him.
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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 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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