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"Blackstar, none of us have forgotten the Clanmates that we lost to the Dark Forest. Let us remember our fallen in our own way. Since when have you spoken for all of us?"
Mistystar to Blackstar at the Gathering in Bramblestar's Storm, chapter 4
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Chapter Number: 4 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 39-53

Chapter Summary

Bramblestar's PoV

Bramblestar and his patrol return to camp after they've ShadowClan camp. He makes his way through the camp entrance to see his Clanmates bathing and grooming. Cats go up to Bramblestar to ask about ShadowClan's habit of crossing the border, but he refuses to reply until he reaches the center of camp and grabs the Clan's attention. He reports that their camp is more or less back to normal. However, the leader notes that prey is not running too well for them, due to how skinny they seemed. ThunderClan is happy with this, but Bramblestar feels uneasy.
Many cats are unhappy with Blackstar's excuse, which was that the border marks were stale. Whitewing adds that she refreshed them just yesterday, and says they're lying. Thornclaw and others think that they need to be taught a lesson by force, so they won't do it again. However, Bramblestar decides to do it peacefully and organize extra patrols on that border instead of fighting. This spurs mutters of protest, but Bramblestar turns away to look at the medicine den. He watches the brambles rustle, and Briarlight emerges.
The brown she-cat, who's still not fully recovered from the greencough, flops down in a sunny spot. She looks weak, and he winces at her frailness. Bramblestar talks to her, and Briarlight says she's fed up with being treated special, and wants to be like every other cat. The leader tells her that all the other cats have problems as well, pointing out each cat's unique qualities. Briarlight calls out to Jayfeather, insisting she wants to go back inside. However, the medicine cat protests, saying she's only been outside a little while.
Purdy pads over to Briarlight, dropping a mouse at her paws. He reminds her that she's going to help him finish it, while he tells her a story. Briarlight scolds that he's barely eaten anything, and agrees to listen. Purdy begins his story, pushing the mouse closer to her. Bramblestar think it's a clever move, and Jayfeather reminds his leader that it's the full moon. The leader decides to take all five apprentices to the Gathering, much to the shock of his Clanmates. He and Squirrelflight discuss whether Blossomfall and Thornclaw should be allowed to come, due to their history in the Dark Forest.
However, Lionblaze reminds them that the past is in the past, and they should treat all their Clanmates equally. At sundown, Bramblestar leads his cats out of the hollow and to the lakeshore. As they walk, Snowpaw falls into the water, much to Cloudtail's annoyance. The Clan notes that the water has risen a bit higher than usual, but Squirrelflight claims it is because of the full moon. Almost afraid that they won't be able to go to the Gathering because of the water, they eventually reach the horseplace, passing WindClan, who seems to be very mysterious.
Daisy sees and calls for Smoky, but he peeks at them, and then retreats. She is disheartened, wondering why he didn't respond more friendly. As they reach the island, Bramblestar notes the usually sleek-furred RiverClan cats are now ruffled and battered. Bramblestar and the other leaders go up onto the tree and call the Clans together, starting the meeting. Blackstar begins to speak the names of all the dead cats from each Clan. Bramblestar wonders why he's listing cats from all Clans, thinking he should announce ThunderClan's. Mistystar cuts Blackstar off, saying none of them have forgotten their fallen, but that it's not right for him to speak for all of them.

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Errors

  • Bramblestar and Squirrelflight discuss their first Gathering, but he had his first Gathering before she was born.[7]

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 39
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 40
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 41
  4. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 43
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 45
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 46
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 47
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 49
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 50
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 52



Bramblestar's Storm 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 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Manga
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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
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 Trial
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter 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 Echo