"Chestnut and Snail had always been part of their group, only a little older than Earth and Stream and their littermates. They had organized the best games of moss-ball when they were all younger and had led daring, sneaky raids on the prey-hole. How could they be leaving the Sisters forever?"
Earth's thoughts on the brothers, before they start their wander in Tree's Roots, chapter 1

Snail is a gray tom.[2]


In the Novellas

Tree's Roots

Sunrise stops Earth from taking prey from the hole, saying that Snail and Chestnut get first choice. Earth thinks gloomily that they start their wander that night, leaving The Sisters to find their own path.
That night, Snail and his brother follow Hawk up the hill, steps light and tails high, as if anticipating their wander. The Sisters begin their ritual for sending toms away, with Moonlight touching her nose to the brothers' ears in turn, followed by the Sisters each giving their own goodbyes. Hawk presses her face to both her sons, eyes closed as if memorising their scents. When it's Earth's turn, he remembers how Snail and Chestnut were only a couple moons older than him, and had organised the games they played and raids on the prey-hole.
Awkwardly wishing them luck, Earth says that they might meet each other on their wanders someday. Chestnut non committedly says they might, seeming to look past Earth down the hill before exchanging an excited glance with Snail, as Earth notes the brothers seem like they can't wait to start their wander. Moonlight dips her head to the two toms, telling them to listen to the land and act as its guardian, and go with their love. Snail and Chestnut nod, and Moonlight completes the ritual. Walking down the hill, they don't look back, hurrying as they start their walk through the night.




Hawk:[3] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)


Flurry:[4] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Sparrow:[4] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)


Chestnut:[3] Living (As of Tree's Roots)
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Snow:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Tempest:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Stone:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Grass:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Moonlight:[5] Deceased, verified ghost
Ice:[2] Living (As of Tree's Roots)
Tree:[6] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Squirrel:[7] Living (As of (Squirrelflight's Hope)
Leaf:[7] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Moon:[7] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Needleclaw:[8] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Rootspring:[8] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Furze:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Creek:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Sunrise:[5] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)
Petal:[2] Living (As of Tree's Roots)
Stream:[2] Deceased, verified ghost
Haze:[2] Deceased, verified ghost
Mud:[2] Living (As of Tree's Roots)
Spider:[1] Status unknown
Cloud:[9] Status unknown
Moonlight's unnamed kits:[1] Status unknown
Moonlight's unnamed sons:[1] Status unknown


Unnamed ♂Hawk ♀Unnamed ♂
Flurry ♀Sparrow ♀Chestnut ♂Snail ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



"Earth watched as Snail and Chestnut walked down the hill and out of sight. They didn't look back. They were hurrying, eager for whatever came next."
—Earth as Snail and Chestnut start their wander Tree's Roots, page chapter 1

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed in Tree's Roots, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 69
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 61
  6. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 94
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 405
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 3
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