|"He realized Thunder wasn't ready to confide in him. He might never be ready. Why should he be? Grief tugged at Clear Sky's heart. He'd let his firstborn son down, and no matter how hard he tried, he could never make up for the precious moons he'd wasted. [...] He had failed with Thunder, but he was determined he would never let his new family down. They would always know that he loved them more than he loved his own life."|
|— Clear Sky's thoughts on Thunder and his new family in Path of Stars, page 208|
Clear Sky was the first leader of SkyClan, originally from the ancient tribe. He was born to Quiet Rain alongside Gray Wing and has two younger siblings, Jagged Peak and Fluttering Bird. Clear Sky and his mate, Bright Stream, participated on a journey to find a new home; however, after her death, he began to change, growing fearful of losing his loved ones. At their new home, Clear Sky and his own group settled in the forest and fiercely defended his territory. Clear Sky later became mates with Storm, whom later left his camp to have her kits elsewhere. He turned away his own orphaned son, Thunder, out of his fear of losing him, and made enemies with his former friends and family.
During the the Great Battle, Clear Sky killed his own Tribemate, Rainswept Flower, and after the battle, Clear Sky, realizing his own mistakes, promised to work with the other groups, such as assisting them in defeating One Eye and Slash. He retained his fierce devotion to his group, and gained a new family with his mate, Star Flower, and their kits, Tiny Branch, Flower Foot, and Dew Petal. Gray Wing renamed his group SkyClan before he passed, and Clear Sky later received his nine lives and was renamed Skystar, picking Sparrow Fur as his first deputy. Moons later, Skystar is remembered as the first leader to have his territory marked, and guided his Clan from StarClan as they sought the other Clans.
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- "Fear is what drove you. Fear is a powerful instinct that only the strongest cat can resist. But now you see there's no need to be afraid. We have shown that death is nothing to fear. It's not the end."
- ―Storm to Clear Sky realizing the consequences of his actions The First Battle, page 285
- When the group finally reaches their new home, Clear Sky leads a group to live in the forest. At first, he welcomes free passage to and from his group, but quickly grows obsessed with protecting his territory, and he and his cats attack anyone caught trespassing. He allows rogues to join his group, and turns away those too weak to fend for themselves, including his younger brother, Jagged Peak. This behavior only increases after the death of his second mate Storm and two of their kits. Fueled and blinded by his fear of failing to protect those he loves, he turns away his only surviving kit, Thunder, for Gray Wing to raise with the moor cats. The conflict between him and his former Tribemates arrives to a deadly battle at Fourtrees, resulting in Clear Sky killing one of his former Tribemates and almost killing Gray Wing. The battle ends when mysterious spirit cats of their fallen friends appear. Storm opens Clear Sky's eyes to his fear which misguided his actions, and Clear Sky blames himself.
- He allows One Eye to join his group, believing he could help him find the Blazing Star the spirit cats spoke of. However, One Eye tricks Clear Sky, banishing him from the camp after commandeering the group. Clear Sky helps the other groups defeat One Eye and his rogues. After allowing Star Flower, One Eye's daughter, to join the group, Thunder warns his father about her sinister intentions. He ignores his son, and becomes smitten with Star Flower, believing he has finally found a worthy mate. Finally tired of his father's refusal to listen to him, Thunder leaves and makes his own camp in the forest.
- Quiet Rain, Clear Sky's mother, manages to find her sons in their new home. On her deathbed, the brothers visit their mother and after learning about the Great Battle, Quiet Rain disowns Clear Sky, furious that the son she raised would murder a Tribemate. Star Flower is kidnapped by Slash, a former associate of One Eye, and Clear Sky enlists the help of the other groups to rescue his pregnant mate. Gray Wing rescues Star Flower, and she gives birth to Dew Petal, Flower Foot, and Tiny Branch. When Slash steals Black Ear, one of Gray Wing's kits, Clear Sky rushes across a Thunderpath to save the kit from being hit by a monster. After reuniting the kit with his father, Gray Wing, who is dying, suggests naming the groups into Clans. He names Clear Sky's group SkyClan after their leader's gaze that was always fixed on the horizon.
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- "If Clear Sky catches you with one of his cats, who knows what he'll do? I've known him for a long time. He's capable of more cruelty than you can imagine. [...] No one has ever managed to guide Clear Sky before."
- ―Wind Runner to Moth Flight about Clear Sky Moth Flight's Vision, page 334
- In Hawkwing's Journey, Skystar meets with Cloudstar and Brackenheart in StarClan about SkyClan's impending doom. He insists SkyClan must leave the gorge and find the other Clans, recalling how he and the other founders worked together to find the Blazing Star. He visits Echosong in her dreams, and gives her the prophecy to find the spark that remains.
- "Had Skystar, always so proud and stubborn, admitted he was wrong too easily? It would be more like him to cling to his opinion as long as he possibly could."
- ―Shadowstar's thoughts after Skystar allows Quick Water to return Shadowstar's Life, page 278
- Skystar is a thick-furred, broad-shouldered, long-legged, light gray tom with pale ice-blue eyes, large paws, a torn ear and a long tail.
The pixel artwork is an interpretation based upon canon material.
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This list shows the victims Skystar has killed:
- Bumble[note 1] (Unknown if directly or indirectly caused)
- Rainswept Flower
- Micah (Accidental; Skystar's orders)
- Willow Tail
- Windstar (First life; Indirectly Caused)
- Skystar's mother was Quiet Rain. His littermate was Gray Wing, and his younger siblings were Jagged Peak and Fluttering Bird. He fathered two unborn kits with Bright Stream, Thunderstar and two unnamed kits with Storm, and Flower Foot, Dew Petal, and Tiny Branch with Star Flower. Skystar also adopted Honey Pelt, one of Moth Flight's kits. For more of Skystar's family, click here!
- The Sun Trail
- Thunder Rising
- The First Battle
- The Blazing Star
- A Forest Divided
- Path of Stars
- Moth Flight's Vision
- Thunderstar's Echo
- Shadowstar's Life
- Cloudstar's Journey (Mentioned only)
- Hawkwing's Journey
- Thunder and Shadow
- Shattered Sky
- River of Fire (Indirect mention only)
- Code of the Clans (First appearance)
- The Ultimate Guide
- Did you know Skystar has the same shade of fur as Cloudstar? For more trivia about Skystar, click here!
- (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- Bumble's body is found with both fox and Skystar's scent on it. While Skystar recalls he merely wounded her and didn't know about the fox nearby, other accuse him of lying, making Skystar's true intentions in Bumble's death unclear.
Notes and references
- Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 265
- Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 2
- Revealed in The Sun Trail, allegiances
- Revealed in Thunder Rising, allegiances
- Revealed in The Blazing Star, chapter 18
- Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 2
- Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 7
- Revealed in The Sun Trail, chapter 13
- Revealed in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 2
- Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 454
- Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 254
- Revealed in Path of Stars, page 133
- Revealed in The First Battle, page 228
- Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, chapter 4
- Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, chapter 3
- Revealed in Path of Stars, page 78
- Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 235
- Revealed in Thunder Rising, page 260
- Revealed in Thunder Rising, page 282
- Revealed in The First Battle, page 266
- Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 251
- Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 400
- Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 440
|Ancient SkyClan cats|
|Medicine cat||Acorn Fur|
|Warriors (Hunters)||Dew Petal • Flower Foot • Thorn • Nettle • Birch • Alder • Blossom • Red Claw • Honey Pelt|
|Tribe of Rushing Water (ancient) cats|
|Members||Twisted Branch • Stone Song • Hollow Tree • Sharp Hail • Jay Frost|
|Kits||Fluttering Bird • Crow Muzzle • Melting Ice • Dancing Leaf • Falling Dusk • Morning Star|
|Elders||Lion's Roar • Snow Hare • Silver Frost • Misty Water|
|Cats that left on the sun trail||Shaded Moss • Tall Shadow • Clear Sky • Gray Wing • Bright Stream • Dappled Pelt • Rainswept Flower • Turtle Tail • Moon Shadow • Shattered Ice • Cloud Spots • Quick Water • Hawk Swoop • Falling Feather • Jackdaw's Cry • Jagged Peak • Quiet Rain • Sun Shadow|