"All the Clans are suffering. It makes sense that we should work together to solve the problem."
Jayfeather to Lionblaze in The Fourth Apprentice, page 94
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Chapter Number: 8 (of 26)
Page Numbers: 88-94

Chapter description

Lionblaze returns after being asked to patrol along the ShadowClan border. He is fatigued, and looks up at the moon hanging high in the sky. He thinks about how there is due to be a Gathering the next night, and how things have only gotten worse since Leopardstar laid claim to all of the fish in the lake. Pushing his weariness aside, Lionblaze heads towards the Highledge, to have a word with Firestar.
Firestar allows Lionblaze into his den. Lionblaze immediately notices how troubled his leader looks, and apologizes for interrupting him, but Firestar reassures him that it is a good time to talk. Firestar asks how Dovepaw's training is going, to which Lionblaze answers that it is fine, and that he thinks she will become one of the best hunters in the Clan. Firestar comments that she has a good mentor, and Lionblaze says that he does his best, to which Firestar replies that Brambleclaw had done the same when he raised him as his son. Firestar goes on to say that he shouldn't forget that he couldn't have had a better mother and father than Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight. He continues by saying that Leafpool and Squirrelflight did what they thought was best, and that the both of them have already been punished enough by losing what they love.
Lionblaze then asks Firestar if he had heard Dovepaw's story about the animals blocking the river, and that she might be right about it. Firestar doesn't understand how she would know, and asks Lionblaze if StarClan had sent her a dream. Lionblaze says no, and Firestar continues on to say that her story makes sense, but there was nothing in ThunderClan or ShadowClan territory that would be blocking the stream. Lionblaze proposes that it must be further upstream, and that he should take a patrol to investigate. Firestar says that it is too dangerous, especially since they do not know for sure that the stream has been blocked. Lionblaze grows frustrated, and demands that it is time that they take destiny into their own paws. Firestar then allows for Lionblaze to look into it, but refuses to let ThunderClan warriors make the journey alone, and would allow it if the other Clans agreed to help. Firestar says he will propose it at the next night's Gathering, and Lionblaze exits his den.
Outside, Dovepaw and Jayfeather are waiting. They both ask what Firestar had said, and Lionblaze tells them that he would allow an expedition if all four Clans agreed to it. Dovepaw is upset with the possibility of them knowing it was her idea, but Lionblaze reassures her that Firestar will not share that detail. Lionblaze notices Jayfeather's enthusiasm about the proposition, to which Jayfeather comments that it makes sense for all four Clans to come together to solve the common problem.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 88
  2. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 89
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 90
  4. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 92
  5. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 93

The Fourth Apprentice 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 24Chapter 25Chapter 26
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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