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"With this life I give you patience. Training the young takes kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. They are small gifts, but they will be rewarded many times."
— Dawnstripe granting Talltail a life in Tallstar's Revenge, Page 499
Dawnstripe
Dawnstripe.star
Affiliations
Current: StarClan[1]
Past: WindClan[2]
Post-Death
Residence: StarClan[1]
Names
Moor Runner:
Warrior:
StarClan Resident:
Dawnstripe[3]
Dawnstripe[2]
Dawnstripe[1]
Education
Apprentice(s): Tallstar[2]
Book Appearances
Living: Tallstar's Revenge, Yellowfang's Secret, Crookedstar's Promise, Battles of the Clans, Bluestar's Prophecy
Dead: Tallstar's Revenge

Dawnstripe is a pale gold tabby[2] she-cat[4] with creamy-colored stripes,[2] a scar on her muzzle,[5] and a gold-banded tail.[6]

History

In the Super Edition Arc

Tallstar's Revenge


Dawnstripe was announced as Tallpaw's mentor, despite Woollytail and the other tunnelers claiming they needed apprentices. Tallpaw was glad to have her as his mentor because she was a moor-runner, just like he longed to be. Sandgorse and the other tunnelers are outraged at this because they want Tallpaw as a tunneler, like both of his parents. One day, on patrol, Dawnstripe and Tallpaw encounter the tunnelers. As a rule for all moor-runners, the apprentices must spend at least one day underground. Dawnstripe lets Tallpaw go down with Sandgorse. In the tunnel, the wall floods, and eventually Dawnstripe finds out. She tells Heatherstar, furious because Tallpaw never told her, and Heatherstar ban the tunnelers from the gorge tunnel that they work on for moons.

Yellowfang's Secret

A ShadowClan patrol consisting of Yellowfang, Amberleaf, Archeye, and Wolfstep find a WindClan patrol on their territory. Dawnstripe, Talltail, Redclaw, and Shrewpaw are on the patrol. Yellowfang sees Dawnstripe leaping at Amberleaf during the battle. After the ShadowClan patrol is beaten Dawnstripe tells Talltail to back off, and that they've done enough to convince ShadowClan from trespassing on WindClan land.
When Raggedpelt's patrol arrives, Raggedpelt tells the WindClan patrol to get out or they'll force them to leave. Dawnstripe tells him that it's easy enough to say so. Yellowfang sees that WindClan had suffered injuries as well, and notes that Dawnstripe was missing a patch of fur from her shoulder.

Crookedstar's Promise

Dawnstripe is on the patrol that stops and questions Crookedjaw and Brambleberry while they are traveling to the Moonstone. The two RiverClan cats explain to the patrol that Crookedjaw needs to receive his nine lives, as Hailstar died. The patrol approves, and allows the two to pass without conflict.

Bluestar's Prophecy

She appears as Tallpaw's mentor at a Gathering, when Hailstar, the leader of RiverClan, announces they have a new apprentice in the Clan.
Later, she talks with Hailstar, along with Tallpaw, who has now received his warrior name, Talltail, under her guidance.

In the Novellas

Goosefeather's Curse

Dawnstripe appears once at a Gathering. When Heatherstar reports that a black-and-white dog was on their territory before they chased it out, Dawnstripe purrs that she gave it a scratch it won't forget in a hurry.

In the Field Guide Arc

Battles of the Clans

When Hailstar and his warriors invade the WindClan nursery in order to reclaim Fallowtail's kits, she appears right outside and raises the alarm. She demands to know what Hailstar is doing, seemingly shocked to see that Hailstar would raid the WindClan camp.

Character Pixels

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Quotes

"Stop! Who's there?"
—Dawnstripe yelling from her guard on the nursery Battles of the Clans, page 53


"Dawnstripe was one of WindClan's fastest runners and had never backed down in a fight. He could learn so much from her."
—Narrator about Dawnstripe Tallstar's Revenge, page 54


Dawnstripe: "Do you want to train as a tunneler?"
Tallpaw: "No! Never! I don't want to spend my life in the dark with soil in my fur and mud in my claws!"
Dawnstripe: "Okay. So you're going to have to put up with Sandgorse's disappointment. You can't change the way he feels. The only thing you can change is how you feel."
Tallpaw: "I feel bad."
Dawnstripe: "But not bad enough to become a tunneler just to please Sandgorse."
Tallpaw: "I guess not."
Dawnstripe: "Then let Sandgorse sulk if he wants to, and concentrate on becoming the best moor runner you can be. Your Clan needs good warriors, and I think you can become one of the best."
—Tallpaw and Dawnstripe about his decision to be a moor runner Tallstar's Revenge, page chapter 11


"Tallpaw heard sympathy in her mew. She saw how Sandgorse looked at me. [...] Running wouldn’t make Sandgorse’s angry stare hurt any less, but Tallpaw was grateful that his mentor cared."
—Tallpaw's thoughts while on patrol Tallstar's Revenge, page chapter 14


Shrewpaw: "Poor Tallpaw. Won't Heatherstar let you become a wormpaw? Why not go down there anyway? You know you were born to live underground."
Dawnstripe: "Shrewpaw! Show some respect to your Clanmate."
Hareflight: "Stop teasing him, Shrewpaw!"
Dawnstripe: "This has gone beyond teasing! If Shrewpaw were my apprentice, I'd claw his ears."
—After finding Tallpaw attempting to go down a tunnel Tallstar's Revenge, page chapter 20


"I'm so proud of you, Talltail. I always knew you'd be a great warrior. You were right to train as a moor runner and turn your tail on tunneling."
—Dawnstripe to Talltail Tallstar's Revenge, page 499


"A warrior moves with ease, not stiffness."
—Dawnstripe to Tallpaw Tallstar's Revenge, page 274


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 499
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 438
  5. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 484
  6. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 57

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