This article contains major spoilers for the recently released, The Place of No Stars. This also includes the reveal of the identity of the impostor. Please proceed at your own discretion.
|"I'm not sure what a rogue is. I told Violetpaw last night—I travel alone. I was born in the wild. My mother left me as soon as I was old enough to hunt. I've spent most of my life trying to stay away from Twolegs. They are obsessed with trying to tempt me into their nests with food, but I don't want to live in a Twoleg nest. Twolegs are noisy, and they smell weird."|
|— Tree to Hawkwing about his way of life in Darkest Night, page 246|
Tree is the current mediator and resides in SkyClan. He was born in the Sisters to Moonlight with his sisters Sunrise and Ice as Earth. Earth is forced to leave his kin per the Sisters culture at six moons old. He later meets his father, Root, who helps teach him to survive and Earth decides to rename himself Tree. He continues his life as a nomadic loner, but after learning of a six-toed cat who will help the Clans, SkyClan discovers Tree and his power to speak with ghost cats who have not crossed into StarClan yet.
He struggles to conform to a set role in Clan life, and Leafstar decides to grant him the title of mediator to settle disputes between the Clans. Tree becomes mates with the SkyClan warrior Violetshine, and they have two kits, Rootkit and Needlekit. He briefly reunites with Moonlight when the Sisters come close to Clan territory, and condemns her for abandoning him. After Bramblestar's revival, he is adamant on punishing the codebreakers. Tree objects to the impostor's motivations, and he is exiled for three days from SkyClan as a punishment, becoming a loner once more. He figures out Bramblestar is possessed via Rootpaw's ability to see the real leader as a ghost, and father and son help convince the Clans that the current Bramblestar is an impostor.
- 1 History
- 2 Detailed description
- 3 Character pixels
- 4 Official art
- 5 Personality and Relationships
- 6 Family
- 7 Appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Quotes
- 10 External links
- 11 Notes and references
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- "I can't make all dead cats appear. Needletail told me about StarClan. I've never seen a StarClan cat. I think I can only sense cats who are still tied to the living. They've stuck close to us. They can't move on until they've done what they feel they need to do. Like Needletail. She will only find her way to StarClan when she has finished what she started here."
- ―Tree about his powers Darkest Night, page 298
- Due to Tree's incredible abilities, he is accepted into SkyClan by Leafstar. However, he is lazy and unskilled, and he finds that the warrior life is not suitable for him. Tree is then encouraged to be a medicine cat apprentice under Frecklewish, but it is obvious that he is not cut out to be a medicine cat either. Due to the fact that he is good at solving problems within the Clan, Leafstar names Tree as the first Clan mediator.
- At his attempts to resolve the ShadowClan-SkyClan conflict are fruitless, Tree grows frustrated by the leaders refusing to listen to his advice. When Leafstar decides to lead her Clan back to the gorge, Tree tries to dissuade her by revealing Echosong was present. When SkyClan leaves, Tree decides to remain behind. Urged by Twigbranch, Tree sets out to bring Violetshine and SkyClan back to the lake. He shows Hawkwing, Twigbranch, and Violetshine Pebbleshine, who reveals Violetshine is expecting his kits.
- "This is why you should be your own cat. Like it or not, you have a different ancestry from most of the other young cats in SkyClan. The way of the warrior is not the only way, and you should be grateful for the chance to see that. There's more to life than fighting and showing yourself off as a strong cat. It's not always about who is the biggest and bravest."
- ―Tree to Rootpaw Lost Stars, page 60
- Tree: "I guess. But Rootkit and Needlekit will have a father and a mother for as long as they need them, and if they're in trouble, they'll always have a Clan to turn to."
- Squirrelflight: "You're starting to sound like a warrior."
- Squirrelflight's Hope, page 410
- In Squirrelflight's Hope, he is very proud and friendly with his recently born kits, Rootkit and Needlekit. While on a rescue patrol to save Leafstar and Squirrelflight, Tree briefly reunites with his mother, Moonlight, who abandoned him as a kit per the Sisters' custom, and is hostile towards her. He begrudgingly agrees to help convince the Sisters to leave their camp, but fails to convince his stubborn mother. He spots Squirrelflight's ghost before she returns to StarClan.
- ""A friendship you choose is sometimes strong than kinship," Root had said. Surely, somewhere there was another cat who could touch Tree's heart. Some cat who would make caring worth the risk. For the first time since Root's death, Tree's heart began to fill out with excitement. There was a whole future out there toward the horizon, and he could go anywhere he liked. And, someday, maybe another cat would talk beside him."
- ―Tree's thoughts Tree's Roots, page chapter 10
- Tree is a small, thickly pelted, muscular, bright yellow tom with amber eyes, and six toes on one of his hind paws.
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Personality and Relationships
- Tree is laid-back, perceptive and insightful, and is often viewed as odd by his Clanmates. Tree plays an active role in his children's lives, and encourages them to decide what is best for themselves, even if it means taking the unorthodox route. For more of Tree's personality and relationships, click here!
- Tree's parents are Root and Moonlight, and his littermates are Ice and Sunrise. Violetshine is his mate, and Rootspring and Needleclaw are their children. For more of Tree's family, click here!
- Tree's Roots
- Pebbleshine's Kits
- Thunder and Shadow (First appearance)
- Darkest Night
- River of Fire
- Tawnypelt's Clan (Allegiance only)
- Spotfur's Rebellion
- The Raging Storm
- Squirrelflight's Hope
- Lost Stars
- The Silent Thaw
- Veil of Shadows
- Darkness Within
- Graystripe's Vow (Allegiance only)
- Daisy's Kin (Allegiance only)
- The Place of No Stars
- Tree has the power to bring dead cats from the darkness so the living cats can see them, which he inherited from his mother, Moonlight.
- Tree is a polydactyl cat, meaning he has a sixth toe, along with Spider Paw.
- He is the first ever cat to be a Mediator.
- He has the same pelt shade as his father, Root, and his sister Sunrise.
- He was mistakenly called a rogue and warrior.
- Although Tree was on the impostor's list of codebreakers in Lost Stars, he was neglected as such throughout The Silent Thaw and Veil of Shadows.
- (Warrior of the Week #70)
Notes and references
- Revealed in River of Fire, page 196
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 94
- Revealed in Thunder and Shadow: Bonus Scene, page 11
- Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 272
- Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 81
- Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 2
- Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 7
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 78
- Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 1
- Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 3
- Revealed in River of Fire, page 29
- Revealed in Thunder and Shadow: Bonus Scene, page 9
- Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 18
- Revealed in Darkest Night, page 280
- Revealed in River of Fire, page 77
- Revealed in Darkest Night, page 297
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 11
- Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 321
- Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 15
- Revealed in The Place of No Stars, page 168
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 42
- Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 154
- Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 161
- Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 167
- Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 173
- Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 183
- Revealed in Veil of Shadows
|Medicine cats||Frecklewish • Fidgetflake|
|Warriors||Sparrowpelt • Tinycloud • Sagenose • Mintfur • Nettlesplash • Rabbitleap (Wrenpaw) • Plumwillow • Macgyver • Harrybrook • Blossomheart • Bellaleaf • Dewspring • Reedclaw • Violetshine • Fringewhisker • Palesky • Gravelnose • Quailfeather • Pigeonfoot • Sunnypelt • Kitescratch • Turtlecrawl • Needleclaw • Rootspring|
|Kits||Beekit • Beetlekit|
|Members||Tempest • Hawk • Furze • Sunrise • Flurry • Sparrow • Petal • Moon • Squirrel • Sunshine|
|Former members||Moonlight • Tree • Stone • Grass • Haze • Stream • Snail • Chestnut • Mud • Spider • Cloud • Leaf • Ice • Creek|