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"ShadowClan has always had its own sense of the warrior code, but at least they respected it. These days, the younger cats show their elders no respect. They ignore some rules completely. I had to hunt for Grassheart yesterday. The apprentices aren't bringing her enough food to keep her milk flowing."
Leafpool to Alderpaw and Jayfeather about ShadowClan in Thunder and Shadow, page 134
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Chapter Number: 7 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 124-137

Chapter description

ThunderClan gathers for Sparkpaw's warrior ceremony. She appears to be excited and overjoyed as she receives her warrior name, Sparkpelt. Sparkpelt tells Alderpaw he'll be next encouragingly. Alderpaw then heads off to the Moonpool for the half-moon medicine cat meeting with Jayfeather. They meet Mothwing and Willowshine at the border. Willowshine tells Alderpaw he'll be a awesome medicine cat while Leafpool and Puddlepaw catch up with them.
Leafpool learns ThunderClan misses her, but says Puddlepaw's training is excellent so far. The medicine cats are surprised to find Kestrelflight arriving with two warrior escorts, Sedgewhisker and Gorsetail. The warriors are slightly edgy as Kestrelflight explains Onestar is worried about the rogues attacking. Alderpaw is surprised when Mothwing says she heard about Onestar losing a life.
They talk about the rogues on the way to the Moonpool. Kestrelflight says Onestar has been raising the security of the camp and been extremely on edge, making all the warriors tense. The medicine cats hope the rogues have left the lake territories after the attack on WindClan. Jayfeather wants to know when Leafpool will be returning to ThunderClan, and Alderpaw feels sorry for Puddlepaw for having such a rushed training. Mothwing tells Jayfeather he can wait a little longer without Leafpool, and if they need help she and Willowshine can assist.
The cats dream at the Moonpool, but not of StarClan, to their surprise. Alderpaw begins to worry about SkyClan, and StarClan's lack of clues about Twigkit and Violetkit being part of the prophecy. The medicine cats then part their ways. As Jayfeather quizzes Puddlepaw on his knowledge of herbs, Leafpool tells Alderpaw and Jayfeather that ShadowClan is having a hard time. The apprentices never listen to older cats, talk back to everyone, and won't even hunt for queens with kits. She admits Needlepaw is taking Violetkit out of camp without Rowanstar's permission, and Sleekpaw and Yarrowpaw's lack of belief in StarClan ShadowClan is starting to reject StarClan.
Leafpool admits she doesn't know what to do anymore, hoping the apprentices' will grow out of their nonsense. The brown tabby informs Alderpaw she'll be back in a moon or two, and leaves. As he and Jayfeather walk back to the ThunderClan camp, he worries about Needlepaw and Violetkit, being raised in a Clan that questions the warrior code.

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Sparkpelt's warrior ceremony

Sparkpelt's warrior ceremony
Everyone: Sparkpelt! Sparkpelt!
Reference: Thunder and Shadow, page 124

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 124
  2. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 125
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  4. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 127
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 128
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 129
  7. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 130
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 133
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 134
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 135


Thunder and Shadow 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 Stars
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 Hope
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 Life
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