- These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in The Elders' Concern that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and the book discussions.
- Halftail can't fall asleep at night.
- The other elders ask if they are going to go to sleep this night.
- Halftail says that they aren't, because they are going to discuss Fireheart's deputy ceremony.
- Halftail gathers his fellow elders to discuss a law of the warrior code broken by ThunderClan's leader, Bluestar, when she appointed the new deputy, Fireheart, too late.
- They debate on the new deputy, considering that Fireheart was not just a kittypet, but he himself had broken the code too, as well as Bluestar.
- Halftail says that they need to do something to help the Clan, since Bluestar had appointed Fireheart as deputy.
- Patchpelt says that they can't do anything about it.
- Smallear says that Bluestar must have cobwebs in her brain to have chosen a kittypet as deputy.
- Dappletail reminds them that he had only joined the Clan half a moon ago, and says that this would never have happened when she was still young.
- Smallear says that Fireheart wasn't the best hunter or fighter in the Clan, and that Bluestar must have chosen him for some special reason.
- Dappletail insists there's something that Bluestar isn't telling them.
- Smallear states that when Fireheart was appointed deputy it seemed like he was asked to jump off a gorge instead of share leadership of the Clan.
- Smallear confirms that Bluestar had turned her back on StarClan.
- Halftail tells Smallear that he will never turn his back on his Clan, and maybe if they respect Fireheart, he will be accepted as deputy and Bluestar will be forgiven by StarClan.
- With agreement from the other elders despite Halftail's concern, Smallear deems that he will never forgive Bluestar, and that Fireheart will never be deputy in his eyes.
- Halftail is disappointed that his denmates think that they can't do anything to help their Clan, and wonders if ThunderClan is really doomed.
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