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"It was clear that, no matter where SkyClan found its warriors, this was a well-trained and deeply loyal Clan."
— Narrator on SkyClan in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 10

SkyClan is a group of cats that live by the lake along with the other four Clans.[1] Their founding leader, Skystar, was the first ever leader prior to the group being named, so by extension the suffix "Sky" was thought to be given to the Clan as its prefix.[2]

Description

SkyClan was the fifth Clan,[3] but was forced to leave the forest because Twolegs had invaded and taken over their territory,[4] turning it into the Twolegplace cats see now.[5] Their current leader at that time, Cloudstar, appealed to the other Clan leaders at a Gathering and asked for them each to give up some of their territory for SkyClan.[3] However, each Clan gave reasons to refuse to let SkyClan stay,[6] and in the end, the Clan was driven out.[7] Because of this, Cloudstar swore that SkyClan would never look to their warrior ancestors again.[8] Cloudstar's mate, Birdflight, was offered a place in ThunderClan by Kestrelwing, the ThunderClan medicine cat with her kits, since she had just given birth to them and they were too young to make the journey to SkyClan's new home.[9] With much sorrow, Birdflight accepted and promised Cloudstar that they would someday meet again.[9]
Later, SkyClan was brought back by Firestar in Firestar's Quest, a journey in which the ThunderClan leader, Firestar, and his mate, Sandstorm, traveled to the gorge to bring back the Clan.[10]
The modern SkyClan is a Clan of cats with strongly built hind legs which allow them to jump great heights or distances[11] inherited from their ancestors,[12] ancient SkyClan.[13] They have rough, hard gray pads which help them to jump and walk long distances on hard, rough surfaces without breaking skin, which makes them infected.[11] This feature allows them to climb and hunt in the trees, hence the name SkyClan.[12] They are very powerful cats, who are a bit like ThunderClan, eating mainly squirrels, mice, and many kinds of birds.[14]

Territories

In the forest territories

Ancient SkyClan lived in the area in which there are now Twolegplaces and the Treecut Place.[15] Their territory lay downriver from ThunderClan, it consists of mainly oaks. Their territory was destroyed a long time ago, and little is known about it. Their camp was in a hollow,[16] and a Twoleg Nest was built on it, where now the kittypet Smudge lives. Surrounded by deep banks of fern and bramble, the entrance is through a gap in the brambles. The warriors den is under a bramble bush and the elders' den lies in a gap in the ferns. The vantage point for the leader was a branch on a thorn tree,[17] and the fresh-kill pile was under an elderflower bush.[18] The apprentice's den was under some ferns,[16] and the nursery lies under a holly bush.[source?]
The journey to the new territory was especially hard.[19] They followed the river upstream,[20] and lots of dangers befell them. One kit fell into the river, and the Clan couldn't do anything while it got swept away.[21] An apprentice strayed away from the main group and got picked by a fox who outran the warriors trying to chase it.[21] An elder lagged behind the Clan, slowing down considerably, leaving stains of blood pawed on the ground.[21] Another halted suddenly, and didn't get up again.[21] It is sure that more dangers had killed them as well.[21]

In the gorge

Modern SkyClan was located in a gorge, known to Twolegs as Deepsands Gorge.[22] Twolegs also call other places in this territory the River Chell, High Dene Woods, and Deepsands Pool.[22] Landmarks in this territory include:
  • Camp - The camp is located at the base of a steep gorge, making it a tad difficult to be attacked.[23]
  • Skyrock - is where the leader makes announcements to the Clan. It's at the top of the gorge, so the Clan has a full view of the leader.[24] It is also where Clan leaders receive their new name and nine lives[25], although the Whispering Cave is where the medicine cat goes to share tongues with their warrior ancestors instead.[26]
  • Sandy Gorge - is the hunting territory of SkyClan, and is located around the gorge.[23]
  • Rockpile - is a pile of rocks where the warriors place the prey that they have caught.[27] It is also used, as well as the Skyrock, when the leader makes their announcements.[28]
Modern SkyClan lived in a gorge located north of The forest territories at the end of the river but were pushed out by rogues in Hawkwing's Journey.[30] The dens are small caves in the cliffs of the gorge that used to have tiny rat clawmarks, but Leafstar then covered them up as a sign of their victory.[31] They jump high into the trees with their powerful limbs to catch their prey, and have some attack moves dealing with the trees.[32] The Whispering Cave is a cave near the gorge where the medicine cat goes to share tongues with their warrior ancestors, but unlike the other Clans, the place where the deputy goes with their medicine cat to become the next leader is different; they go to the Skyrock.

In the lake territories

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Leafstar

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History of ranks

Leaders
Name Gained rank in... Left rank in... Deputies...
Skystar Moth Flight's Vision Before "Finders Keepers" Sparrow Fur
Birchstar Before "Finders Keepers" Before "Follow My Leader" Rainsplash
Beechstar Before "Follow My Leader" "Follow My Leader" Maplewhisker
Mothpelt "Follow My Leader" "Follow My Leader" Unknown
Dewstar Before "The Vanishing Moon" Before "The Vanishing Moon" Unknown
Hawkstar Before "The Vanishing Moon" Before "Poppycloud's Rule" Robinstar
Robinstar Before "Poppycloud's Rule" Before "Poppycloud's Rule" Unknown
Rowanstar Before "Poppycloud's Rule" Before "Darkstar's Law" Unknown
Darkstar Before "Darkstar's Law" Before "The Leader Who Sought Peace" Raincloud
Fennelstar Before "The Leader Who Sought Peace" Before "A Lesson to Kittypet Thieves" Unknown
Flystar Before "A Lesson to Kittypet Thieves" Before Cloudstar's Journey Petalfall, Cloudstorm
Cloudstar Before Cloudstar's Journey Before Firestar's Quest Buzzardtail
Buzzardstar Before Firestar's Quest Before Firestar's Quest Unknown
Spiderstar Before Firestar's Quest Before Firestar's Quest Honeyleaf
Firestar (unofficially) Firestar's Quest Firestar's Quest None
Leafstar Firestar's Quest - Sharpclaw, Waspwhisker, Hawkwing
Maplestar's succession is unknown, but she appears in Cloudstar's Journey[33].
Deputies
Medicine cats
Mediators
Name Gained rank in... Left rank in...
Tree River of Fire -

Visitors

In SkyClan's Destiny, Leafstar decides to welcome visitors, but there shall be conditions - thus, making her expand the warrior code to fit these conditions in which SkyClan had to live.[36] However, with SkyClan moving to the lake, these no longer apply as SkyClan does not require the need for visitors.

  • Visiting cats must hunt every day.[36]
  • SkyClan will not train visiting cats for fighting until they have spent one moon with them.[36]
  • If they bring danger to the gorge, they must leave.[36]
  • SkyClan does not offer itself to the highest bidder as a fighting force.[36]

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • In the Warriors App, it was revealed that long before the Twolegs started building their nests on SkyClan territory, all the SkyClan medicine cats kept a terrible secret; their Clan would lose their home one day. The medicine cats thought if they did not tell their Clanmates, the prophecy would not come true.[23]
  • SkyClan was named by Gray Wing.[37]

Author statements

  • In Erin Hunter Chat 4, it was mentioned that SkyClan's symbol was a mountain with a half-moon over it.[38] However, in Battles of the Clans, it was changed to a tree instead.[39]
  • According to a post made by Vicky on her Facebook page, SkyClan left the forest about 20 human years before Bluestar was born.[40]

See also

External links

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 22
  2. Revealed in Path of Stars, pages 305-306
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 53
  4. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 4
  5. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 104
  6. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 52
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 103
  8. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 7
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 6
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 55
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 295
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 271
  13. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 177
  14. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 70
  15. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 54
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 84
  17. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 154
  18. Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 3
  19. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 85
  20. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 185
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 65
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page map
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in the Warriors App
  24. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 421
  25. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 485
  26. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 437
  27. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 329
  28. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 246-247
  29. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 109
  30. Revealed on the Map in SkyClan's Destiny
  31. Revealed in Firestar's Quest
  32. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 74
  33. Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 2
  34. Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  35. Puddleshine became one of the SkyClan medicine cats following ShadowClan's merge with SkyClan, and left the position following ShadowClan's revival.[34]
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 461
  37. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 305
  38. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  39. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 69
  40. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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