"You would never had made it as a warrior, you would have been better off as a kittypet."
Onestar taunting Darktail in Shattered Sky, page 279
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Chapter Number: 21 (of 22)
Page Numbers: 272-279

Chapter description

Twigpaw's fur tingles with excitement as she pads behind the gathered forces of her Clanmates. Violetpaw is walking beside her, their fur brushing as they walk towards ShadowClan's territory. WindClan had joined ThunderClan at sunset, and now the four warrior Clans are advancing on Darktail and his Kin. The sky is dark, not only because the sun has gone down, but due to massive storm clouds bulging with rain. Twigpaw silently wonders if the rain will help the Clans or not.
She splashes through the stream that marks the ThunderClan-ShadowClan border, and she thinks to herself that all she knows it has been a long journey to get this far. As the Clans advance into ShadowClan territory, pine trees start to stand tall and loom over their heads, and Twigpaw knows that once they enter part of the forest, fighting would almost be blind. The thought brings claws of fear with it, as Twigpaw now knows she will have to rely on scent to find the foe.
Twigpaw recalls that once Alderheart reported his interpretation of StarClan's message to Bramblestar, the leaders and deputies met to discuss. They decided to follow the medicine cat's advice, and had sent a messenger to WindClan informing them of this. Twigpaw scents the air, saying that they’re close to the ShadowClan camp.
Bramblestar raises his tail in the signal to halt, and asks Leafstar if she's ready. The SkyClan leader gives him a brisk nod and leaps into a tree, ordering her Clan to follow. Twigpaw reflects that they'll be attacking in the way that suits them best, while the other Clans will play to their strengths as well. Hawkwing asks his daughters if they want to join him, and Violetpaw says no. Twigpaw agrees and jumps up into the tree next to her father, wondering what to do next. Hawkwing tells her to follow his lead, and she’ll be fine.
Twigpaw begins to move from tree to tree along with SkyClan, gaining confidence in each transition. Hawkwing tells her that they'll fan out when they're closer to ShadowClan's camp, to catch the battle's deserters. Twigpaw notices that he thinks of her as a SkyClan cat, but decides to discuss that with him later. A yowl sounds, and the cats on the ground storm the camp. Sleepy rogue cats tumble out of their dens while Darktail tries to bark out orders amongst the confusion. The rogue cats are quickly outnumbered by Bramvlestar’s patrol, with ShadowClan and WindClan keeping any cat from escaping.
Twigpaw watches her father drop down from his tree and attack Nettle, and feels satisfaction at his victorious yowl. The sky grows darker, and a drop of rain lands on her nose. Twigpaw worries that the water will make for wet fur, which hinders fighting. She jumps down from her branch to help Violetpaw fend off a rogue tom, yowling that she's coming to assist. As she fastens her claws into the rogue's pelt, she catches a glimpse of Onestar glaring at Darktail fighting. The rogue leader orders his cats to retreat, and many of them break away from their fights at the command.
As they flee, the Clan cats follow the rogues and drive them towards the lake. RiverClan warriors rise up from the shadows, where they'd been lying in wait. They advance, and the rogues realize they have no escape, since the forest is blocked by Bramblestar's patrol. Onestar and the Clans leap forward, and the rogues shriek as they try to dodge claws and escape. The WindClan leader and Darktail confront each other, with the former taunting that he'd never have made it as a warrior. His son lets out an enraged shriek, and they begin to fight. Their fight brings them into deeper and deeper water, until neither resurfaces.





Important events

  • The five Clans drive out Darktail's remaining 'Kin'.[5]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 272
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 273
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 274
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 276
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 277
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 21
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 279

Shattered Sky chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Bonus 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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