"Then the only fair thing [...] is for ThunderClan to keep one kit, and give the other to ShadowClan."
Mistystar at the Gathering in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 24
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Chapter Number: 23 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 278-296

Chapter description

Alderpaw visits Twigkit and Violetkit in the nursery. They are now in Lilyheart's care. Alderpaw believes that they are content to stay in ThunderClan, with a foster mother and siblings who love them, however their permanent home will be decided at the Gathering. Alderpaw exits the nursery and is intercepted by Jayfeather.
Jayfeather explains that Bramblestar wants to see him. Alderpaw recalls how Bramblestar talked to him about SkyClan and rogues when he first returned from his quest. This time, Bramblestar wants to talk about Violetkit and Twigkit. Alderpaw goes over how he and Needlepaw found them in a tunnel. Bramblestar believes that ShadowClan will say they have a claim to the kits since Needlepaw helped find them.
That night, ThunderClan makes its way to the Gathering. Twigkit and Violetkit are brought along, riding on top of Alderpaw and Sparkpaw's backs. All four Clans arrive, and the Gathering begins. Rowanstar interrupts Mistystar as she begins to report for RiverClan, demanding to know where the kits that Alderpaw and Needlepaw found are.
Bramblestar explains to the Gathering how Alderpaw and Needlepaw found the two kits in a tunnel, and that ThunderClan isn't sure that they are part of the prophecy. Bramblestar also goes into more detail about the quest, for RiverClan and WindClan's sake since they had never heard of it before.
Rowanstar believes that ShadowClan has a claim to the kits as well as ThunderClan since Needlepaw helped find them, and demands one of the kits. Mistystar agrees, though her reasoning is that since the prophecy came to all the Clans, then all Clans should have an equal claim over the kits. Bramblestar has no choice but to let Rowanstar take a kit with all other leaders against him.
The Gathering is declared over. Rowanstar picks Violetkit for ShadowClan, and Alderpaw is furious his father agreed to separate them. The two sisters are highly distressed, and Twigkit tries to attack Rowanstar as he carries away her sister.
Alderpaw resolves to care for Twigkit as she has lost her sister. He promises to give her a good life in ThunderClan, seeing that she seemed to be the only thing that came from his quest.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 278
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 280
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 282
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 285
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 287
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 288
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 281

The Apprentice's Quest chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Bonus 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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