"Cedarheart is right. Those kittypets killed my apprentice. I'd welcome any cat who'd help me rip out their entrails."
Rowanclaw defending Cedarheart in Twilight, chapter 12
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Chapter Number: 12 (of 24)
Page Numbers: 184-195

Chapter description

Brambleclaw comes out of the den with Brackenfur, Thornclaw, Cloudtail, Rainwhisker and Squirrelflight. The warriors head for the border to find Tawnypelt. Thornclaw asks what the plan is, but the ThunderClan cats hadn't formed one yet, and will need to speak with Blackstar first. As they reach the border, Tawnypelt springs to her paws in relief when she sees Brambleclaw and his cats. Brambleclaw wishes to speak with the ShadowClan leader, and lets Tawnypelt lead them to her Clan's camp.
Blackstar demands to Tawnypelt what she knew about these ThunderClan cats. Tawnypelt tells him that Squirrelflight helped her fight off one of the kittypets, and that she brought a patrol to help ShadowClan. Blackstar questions Tawnypelt's loyalty, but then Cedarheart points out that ShadowClan couldn't deal with the kittypets by themselves. Blackstar hesitates, then he decides to send a patrol with the ThunderClan patrol.
Rowanclaw wants revenge on the kittypets because they murdered his apprentice. However Brambleclaw points out that if they kill the kittypets, the Twolegs will want revenge on them. In the end, they decide to trap them and make them promise to stay away. Blackstar decides that it is worth a try. Russetfur leads the patrol down the slope until they reach the Twoleg nest. Brambleclaw suggests to make one cat and pretends to be hurt. Then the rest of the cats attack and trap them so that they couldn't flee to the Twoleg nest. Tawnypelt volunteers to be that cat.
Tawnypelt limps out of their hiding place and pretends to be injured. The kittypets stalk over to Tawnypelt. The big tom nearly slices the tortoiseshell's eyes, whilst his companion mocks her; this causes Brambleclaw to gasp and unsheathe his claws. Russetfur orders her warriors to split up and prepare to attack. The two kittypets want to teach Tawnypelt a lesson for coming into their place, at the same moment Russetfur signals her warriors to fight. They attack the kittypets, who immediately try to escape back to their nest, bur are surrounded and defeated.
The warriors tell them to stop messing with them and the kittypets agree to stay away from the forest. Russetfur orders the kittypets to leave, and they comply, running away back to their Twoleg nest, bloodied and defeated. The warriors are triumphant, and Squirrelflight boasts to Brambleclaw, exclaiming how she fought so well. Brambleclaw replies coldly, making Squirrelflight feel frustrated. She knows she won't argue with the brown tom in front of the ShadowClan warriors, but is hurt by his reply.
Blackstar appears, recounting their victory to the patrol, so Brambleclaw offers a deal that if ShadowClan needs help, ThunderClan can always aid them. However, the white tom declines, a signal of dismissal, causing the ThunderClan cats to group together and set off. Squirrelflight feels her gut twist at the thought of her and Brambleclaw's rivalry, but says she doesn't care as she goes home.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Revealed in Twilight, page 184
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Twilight, chapter 12
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Twilight, page 191

Twilight 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 24
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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