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These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Fire and Ice that will be of consequence later. They are intended to be used as a reference for those looking for specific events for re-reading and in book discussions.


  • A group of cats make their way through a wasteland.
    • They pass several Twolegs sitting by a fire.
    • It is revealed that WindClan have been driven out from their territory by ShadowClan.
    • The cats argue, fearing for their safety, and Tallstar says they will be safer here than in their old territory.
    • The Twolegs hear them, throwing a hard object at them, which injures Ashfoot.
  • Deadfoot and Onewhisker hunt for rats.
    • They discover a sewer under a tangle of Thunderpaths, and the Clan decides to shelter there.

  • Fireheart and Graystripe, after being made warriors, guard the camp in a silent vigil.
    • Fireheart is suspicious about Tigerclaw, and is troubled by dark thoughts.
    • The cats wake up and begin their daily tasks.
  • The sun rises and the two new warriors finish their vigil and sleep.
    • Fireheart has a dream about WindClan fleeing their territory.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe discuss about Tigerclaw's treachery, and what should they do about it.
  • Bluestar calls a Clan Meeting.
  • On the night of the full moon, the ThunderClan cats travel to the Gathering.
    • Fireheart tells Bluestar that Ravenpaw is still alive, and that Tigerclaw killed Redtail.
    • Bluestar is happy to hear that Ravenpaw is alive, but does not believe Fireheart's accusations of Tigerclaw.

  • ThunderClan arrives at Fourtrees.
    • Graystripe remarks that ShadowClan look strong and well-fed, even if the battle and Brokenstar's leadership left them half-starved and in disarray.
    • Nightpelt is ShadowClan's new leader.
  • The Gathering starts.
  • Bluestar announces that ThunderClan have two new warriors, and a new medicine cat, Yellowfang.
  • Nightpelt announces that he is leader, but has not made his journey to the Moonstone yet.
    • He assumes that Brokenstar left the forest with the other banished warriors.
    • He demands that RiverClan continue to allow them to use the river to hunt, but Crookedstar refuses.
  • Nightpelt and Crookedstar plan to share WindClan's abandoned territory.
    • Bluestar argues that WindClan must be brought back, and the cats argue.
    • Nightpelt half-heartedly agrees that WindClan should return.
  • There seems to be a shift in the Clan alliances, ShadowClan siding with RiverClan.

  • ThunderClan return to their camp.
  • Bluestar calls a Clan Meeting to discuss the Gathering.
    • She talks about the other two Clans' reluctance about allowing WindClan to return.
  • Fireheart has another dream about the fleeing WindClan.
  • The next morning, Bluestar calls Fireheart and Graystripe in her den.
    • She and Tigerclaw ask Fireheart and Graystripe to go look for WindClan, and bring them back.
    • Tigerclaw prepares them for the journey, and warns them about Nightpelt.
    • The two warriors get traveling herbs from Yellowfang.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe leave the camp.

  • Fireheart and Graystripe start their journey.
  • They get to Fourtrees, then continue their journey through WindClan territory.
    • They smell fresh RiverClan scents and notice several cats on a hunting patrol.
    • The patrol almost spots them, but the two warriors manage to hide in an abandoned badger set.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe find the abandoned and ravaged WindClan camp.
  • They follow a scent trail through a field.
  • They pass Barley's territory and wonder if Ravenpaw made it safely to the farm.
  • They come to a Thunderpath, and lose the scent trail.
    • Fireheart concludes that WindClan crossed the Thunderpath.

  • Fireheart crosses the Thunderpath and picks up the WindClan scent on the other side.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe find a WindClan scent marker, revealing that WindClan has sheltered nearby.
    • They see a tangle of Thunderpaths in the distance.
    • They decide to rest until the next morning, and sleep in a tunnel under a Thunderpath.
  • The next day, Fireheart and Graystripe continue their search.
    • They notice a fire, some sleeping Twolegs, and shapes of cats.
  • They follow the WindClan cats from a distance, and see them disappearing in the tunnels under the Thunderpaths.
  • They enter the tunnels, and the WindClan cats are about to attack them.

  • Tallstar appears and asks the ThunderClan cats why did they come.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe explains that they want WindClan to return home.
    • They reveal that Brokenstar was driven out.
  • Tallstar decides that WindClan will return home, and Fireheart and Graystripe offer to accompany them.
  • The cats see themselves fit for the journey, except Morningflower's kit.
  • They exit the tunnels and start their journey.
    • Fireheart offers to carry Morningflower's kit.
  • They have to cross a Thunderpath.
    • One group almost gets hit by a monster.
  • It starts raining, and all cats are weak and exhausted.
  • They meet Ravenpaw who lets them have food and shelter at the barn.
    • The WindClan cats are hostile and wary, but Tallstar finally agrees that they should enter the barn.
    • Barley, Ravenpaw, Fireheart, Graystripe, Deadfoot, and Onewhisker hunt for fresh-kill.
    • Fireheart and Ravenpaw exchange news.
  • The next morning, Barkface receives a warning from StarClan about an unnecessary death.

  • The cats discuss the omen, and are worried about it.
  • WindClan continues their journey, accompanied by Fireheart and Graystripe.
  • They enter WindClan territory, and finally reach their camp.
  • Tallstar is grateful for ThunderClan's help.
    • He sends Onewhisker and Deadfoot to escort Fireheart and Graystripe to Fourtrees.
    • Onewhisker catches a rabbit, and they share the prey.
  • Deadfoot suggests they took a shortcut through RiverClan territory.
    • They get ambushed by a RiverClan patrol consisting of six cats.
    • Tigerclaw's patrol arrives to help them.
    • Fireheart saves Sandpaw from falling off the gorge.
  • A RiverClan warrior, Whiteclaw, is killed when he falls from the gorge while battling Graystripe.
    • Fireheart recalls the omen about the unnecessary death.

  • The RiverClan cats are furious because of Whiteclaw's death.
  • Leopardfur blames Graystripe and calls her warriors off to settle the matter another time.
  • The ThunderClan cats return to camp.
  • Bluestar calls Fireheart and Graystripe to her den to ask how the mission went.
    • Fireheart tells that WindClan has returned to their territory.
    • Tigerclaw tells about the fight with RiverClan, and the rift it caused.
  • Bluestar decides to give Fireheart and Graystripe an apprentice, despite Tigerclaw's protests.
  • The Clan congratulates Fireheart and Graystripe for bringing WindClan home.
  • Bluestar calls a Clan Meeting.

  • The next morning, Fireheart takes Cinderpaw to explore ThunderClan territory.
  • They meet a kittypet near Twolegplace, and scare her off.
  • Fireheart and Cinderpaw return to the camp.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe talk about their apprentices, and share tongues.
  • Fireheart later realizes that the kittypet they saw was Princess, his sister.

  • The next morning, Fireheart is still thinking about his sister, and not even the daily routine can distract him.
  • He decides to go find her, and leaves Cinderpaw to train with Graystripe and Brackenpaw.
  • He heads for Twolegplace, and finds the garden where he saw the kittypet disappear the day before.
  • Princess appears, and Fireheart greets her.
    • Princess finally recognizes him.
    • She reveals that she is expecting kits.
  • Fireheart returns to camp, hunting on the way back.
    • Tigerclaw is angry that he left Cinderpaw with Graystripe.
  • Graystripe is still downcast because of Whiteclaw's death.
  • Fireheart begins to question his own loyalty to ThunderClan.

  • Fireheart continues to visit Princess, slipping away nearly every day to see her.
  • Fireheart, Cinderpaw, Graystripe, and Brackenpaw go on a hunting assignment to Sunningrocks.
    • They rest on Sunningrocks, enjoying the sunshine.
    • Fireheart catches a vole.
  • Cinderpaw realizes the river is frozen and enters RiverClan territory to get a closer look.
  • Graystripe falls through the ice when hunting a water vole.
    • He almost drowns, but is rescued by a RiverClan she-cat, Silverstream.
    • Silverstream is displeased to find them in RiverClan territory, but lets them go.
  • They return to camp.
    • Tigerclaw is displeased, as they did not bring any prey.

  • Cinderpaw tells that the accident was her fault, to get them all out of trouble.
  • Graystripe visits Yellowfang to get some herbs, and she tells that he must stay in camp.
  • Cinderpaw reveals that she admires Tigerclaw, and Fireheart is worried.
  • Fireheart still visits Princess, and Graystripe starts to slip away from camp, to meet with Silverstream at Sunningrocks.
    • A patrol finds RiverClan scent near Sunningrocks.
  • Tigerclaw tells that it is time Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw were assessed.
    • He wants them to hunt near Twolegplace.
  • Fireheart sends Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw on a hunting mission, following them from a distance.
    • The apprentices make good progress.
    • Fireheart tells Cinderpaw about his kittypet past.
    • Once again, he questions his own loyalty to the Clan, remembering his comfortable life as a kittypet.

  • At sunset, Fireheart, Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw return to the camp.
  • Tigerclaw remarks that Graystripe is missing, and asks Fireheart if he knows where he is.
  • Fireheart eats with Tigerclaw and Bluestar to report back on the two apprentices.
    • Bluestar praises him for his mentoring abilities.
  • Graystripe shows up, and Fireheart questions him about his absences from camp while he's supposed to be resting.
    • Graystripe refuses to tell where he was, but thanks Fireheart for covering for him.
    • Fireheart decides to find out what is his friend up to.
  • The next day, Runningwind offers to help Fireheart to train Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw.
  • Fireheart excuses himself from mentoring duties, saying that he has a bellyache, and goes looking for Graystripe.
    • He notices Graystripe slipping away from camp and heading for RiverClan territory.
    • He follows Graystripe to Sunningrocks, where he meets Silverstream.

  • Fireheart reveals himself, startling Graystripe and Silverstream.
    • He tells them off, talking about the danger, and about breaking The Warrior Code.
  • Silverstream leaves, and Fireheart escorts Graystripe back to the ThunderClan camp.
    • Fireheart warns Graystripe that he should stop seeing Silverstream.
    • Graystripe says he can't because they love each other.
  • Yellowfang says that there is whitecough in the camp, and that she needs more herbs.
  • Fireheart leaves to hunt.
    • He decides to talk to Silverstream about her relationship with his friend, and heads for Sunningrocks.
    • He finds Silverstream, but she is followed by two RiverClan warriors.

  • Silverstream swims across the river, and the other two warriors disappear.
    • She scents Fireheart, and asks him to reveal himself.
  • Fireheart speaks with Silverstream.
    • He asks her to stop seeing Graystripe, but she refuses, saying that she loves him.
    • She tells that RiverClan are starving as fishing is scarce because of the Twolegs.
  • A RiverClan patrol comes, and Fireheart has to leave, heading back to the camp.
  • Fireheart visits Yellowfang's den.
    • Yellowfang reveals that the sickness in the camp is getting worse.
    • Bluestar is sick with whitecough.

  • Fireheart stays in camp, worried about ThunderClan's leader.
  • Bluestar's condition gets worse and she develops greencough.
  • Tigerclaw sends a message back with Dustpaw, asking for Bluestar to meet him at the Thunderpath.
    • He claims that ShadowClan have invaded ThunderClan's territory, and Tigerclaw is waiting next to a burned ash tree.
    • Bluestar cannot go because of her illness.
    • Cinderpaw offers to go, to give Tigerclaw the message, but she is refused.
  • Yellowfang sends Fireheart to fetch catmint from Twolegplace.
    • He brings back as much catmint as he can carry.
    • When he gets back to the camp, he notices that Cinderpaw is missing.
  • Fireheart follows Cinderpaw's scent to the Thunderpath and finds her body lying motionless beside it.

  • Cinderpaw is still alive, but badly hurt, one of her hind legs twisted and bloody.
  • Tigerclaw appears and is shocked.
  • They take Cinderpaw back to the camp.
    • Fireheart feels that he is responsible for Cinderpaw's injury, being unable to teach her obedience as a mentor.
  • Yellowfang treats Cinderpaw.
  • Fireheart and Goldenflower watch over Bluestar.
    • Bluestar loses a life and reveals that she only has one remaining.
  • It snows, and next morning everything is covered with snow.
  • Yellowfang tells Fireheart that Cinderpaw will never be a warrior because her leg is injured too badly.
  • Fireheart again confronts Graystripe about his meetings with Silverstream.

  • More snow falls, lying thick on the ground.
  • Fireheart and Graystripe talk about Bluestar and about Cinderpaw.
  • There is an outbreak of greencough in the nursery.
  • Fireheart goes to Twolegplace to fetch more catmint.
    • He meets Princess, who reveals that she had five healthy kits.
    • Fireheart tells her about Clan life.
    • Princess suggests that Cinderpaw's accident was a trap aimed at Bluestar.
  • Fireheart returns to the camp, and Tigerclaw asks him where is Graystripe.
    • Tigerclaw orders that Graystripe must stay in the camp; and that Fireheart is not permitted to visit Bluestar.
  • Cinderpaw develops an infection in her injured leg.
  • Graystripe finally recovers from his cold.
    • Fireheart tells him that Tigerclaw noticed his disappearances.
  • Fireheart finds himself longing to see Princess again.

  • Whitestorm asks Fireheart to take Sandpaw out on the dawn patrol the next day.
    • Sandpaw is eager, and Fireheart is surprised by her lack of hostility.
    • Whitestorm suggests that they check out the RiverClan border.
  • Sandpaw and Fireheart head towards Fourtrees.
    • They get along well, and get engaged in a play-fight.
    • They hunt and share the fresh-kill.
  • They get to Sunningrocks, and find the river frozen again.
  • They return to the camp, and report to Bluestar.
    • Bluestar plans a raid on RiverClan, as they can now cross the river.
  • Fireheart offers to go so that Graystripe won't have to fight Silverstream's Clanmates.
  • Tigerclaw leads the raiding party of Willowpelt, Darkstripe, Longtail, and Fireheart.
  • When they arrive at the border the ice has already melted and it is impossible to cross.

  • The patrol returns home, and they explain that the river has thawed.
  • Graystripe attacks Fireheart because he feels Fireheart does not trust him anymore.
    • They fight, and are separated by Bluestar.
    • Bluestar asks Fireheart about why he and Graystripe were fighting, but he refuses to tell.
  • The next morning, Fireheart visits Yellowfang's den to see Cinderpaw.
  • Fireheart goes hunting with Sandpaw and Mousefur, while Graystripe is sent to hunt with Whitestorm and Brackenpaw.
  • Fireheart separates from the hunting patrol to visit Princess.
    • Princess gives him her firstborn kit to take back to ThunderClan.

  • Fireheart eventually agrees to take the kit to ThunderClan, so he could be raised there.
    • He is pleased there will be another cat in the Clan who is kin to him.
    • He takes the kit to the ThunderClan camp.
  • Bluestar demands an explanation, and Fireheart reveals that the kit is his kittypet sister's son.
    • The Clan is outraged at Fireheart's actions, and suggest to get rid of the kit.
    • Graystripe is the only cat to stand up for Fireheart.
  • Frostfur asks Brindleface to look after the kit, and she agrees.
  • Bluestar decides that they will take the kit in the Clan and announces this in a Clan Meeting.
    • She names him Cloudkit, but refuses to hold a naming ceremony.

  • The next days, Fireheart divides his time between Cloudkit, Cinderpaw, Brackenpaw, and patrols.
    • Graystripe still neglects his mentor duties, and keeps meeting Silverstream.
  • Fireheart visits Cinderpaw, and she is eager to resume her training.
    • Fireheart tells her that she will never be a warrior, and Cinderpaw accepts, having suspected the same.
    • He questions her about the accident, and starts to suspect that it was a trap set by Tigerclaw.
    • They talk about Cloudkit.
  • Bluestar allows Fireheart and Graystripe to go to the Gathering that evening.
  • Cloudkit gets a fever.
    • Dustpaw and Longtail make fun of Cloudkit.
    • Sandpaw reassures Fireheart it's nothing and points out the benefits to his fluffy white coat.
  • Sandpaw is very friendly towards Fireheart, which lifts Fireheart's spirits.
  • The cats go to the Gathering.

  • Fireheart and Onewhisker share news, and it seems that WindClan have recovered.
  • The Gathering takes place.
  • Bluestar accuses RiverClan of hunting at Sunningrocks.
    • Crookedstar retaliates by bringing up Whiteclaw's death, and reports scenting a ThunderClan warrior on RiverClan territory.
    • Fireheart is worried, realizing the warrior the RiverClan patrols have scented is Graystripe.
  • Tigerclaw mentions the ShadowClan scent they have found in ThunderClan territory.
    • Nightstar states that those were Rogue cats.
  • All the leaders argue, accusing the other Clans of hunting in their territories, and forming alliances.
  • StarClan send clouds to cover the moon.

  • Clouds block the moon and the Gathering ends.
  • Bluestar leads ThunderClan back to their camp.
  • Fireheart argues with Graystripe, telling that he should not meet Silverstream again.
    • Graystripe disagrees, but at least promises that he will meet Silverstream only at Fourtrees.
    • The friendship between Fireheart and Graystripe comes to an end.
  • Back at camp, Bluestar calls a Clan Meeting.
    • She reveals that ShadowClan and RiverClan have possibly united against them.
    • She orders more patrols to cope with the threat.
  • Cloudkit recovers from his cold, and plays in the clearing.
  • Tigerclaw shows up, and Fireheart wonders again if he was responsible for Cinderpaw's accident.

  • Fireheart, Sandpaw, Whitestorm, and Mousefur take the sunhigh patrol.
    • They scent ShadowClan near Snakerocks.
    • They find rabbit bones and go back to camp to tell Bluestar.
  • Bluestar is out on patrol, so they report to Tigerclaw.
  • Tigerclaw leads an attack on ShadowClan in Bluestar's absence.
    • Fireheart realizes that he is the only warrior in the camp.
  • Yellowfang recognizes Brokenstar's scent on the bones and tells they carry Brokenstar's scent
    • It turns out that it was not ShadowClan who have been hunting in ThunderClan and WindClan territory, but Brokenstar and his rogues.
  • Fireheart sends Brackenpaw to find Tigerclaw's patrol, stop the attack, and call them back.
  • Brokenstar and his rogues attack the ThunderClan camp.

  • ThunderClan and the rogues fight.
  • Fireheart battles with Brokenstar, who is helped by Clawface.
    • Graystripe saves Fireheart's life by killing Clawface.
  • ThunderClan wins the fight, and the rogues run for their lives.
  • Fireheart finds Brokenstar in Yellowfang's den, blinded and losing a life.
    • Yellowfang admits to Fireheart that Brokenstar is her son.
    • She tells about her mate Raggedstar, and about her kits.
  • The warriors return to the camp.
  • Sandpaw and Swiftpaw bury Clawface.
  • Bluestar praises Fireheart for his actions.
  • Brokenstar has his old name of Brokentail reinstated and is kept as a prisoner in the ThunderClan camp.

  • Fireheart tells Bluestar about the brave fight the apprentices put up in the battle.
  • Bluestar holds a warrior ceremony for Sandpaw and Dustpaw.
    • They receive their warrior names, Sandstorm and Dustpelt.
    • Bluestar also praises Fireheart in front of the Clan.
  • The cats celebrate and share fresh-kill.
  • Fireheart visits Cinderpaw.
    • Cinderpaw thinks she is only a burden for the Clan, but Yellowfang appreciates her help with the medicine cat tasks.
    • Yellowfang gives Fireheart some herbs for a bite on his neck.
  • Sandstorm and Dustpelt sit vigil, and it snows again.
  • The next morning Bluestar calls a Clan Meeting to tell that they will keep Brokentail as prisoner.
  • Fireheart hunts with Graystripe, but they still don't get along well.
  • When the two cats return Brindleface tells Fireheart that Cloudkit, and her two kits are missing.

  • Fireheart and Sandstorm go to look for the missing kits during a heavy snowfall.
    • They search around the camp, hindered by a bad weather.
  • Eventually, they find Brindleface's two kits, but not Cloudkit.
    • The two young kits tell Fireheart and Sandstorm that Cloudkit is hunting.
    • Cloudkit has caught a vole.
    • Fireheart and Sandstorm take them all back to camp.
  • Bluestar tells them off, but does not punish them, sending them back to the nursery.
    • She tells Fireheart that he must teach Cloudkit obedience.
  • Fireheart has a dream about Spottedleaf warning him about a coming battle, and telling him to beware a warrior he cannot trust.

  • Onewhisker arrives to ask for help.
    • He reveals that ShadowClan and RiverClan are attacking WindClan's camp.
  • Bluestar agrees to help and sends two parties of warriors to their aid.
    • Tigerclaw takes Darkstripe, Mousefur, Longtail, Dustpelt, Fireheart, and Onewhisker on the lead party.
    • Whitestorm leads the second party with the rest of the ThunderClan warriors.
  • They notice that Cloudkit and Ferncloud's two kits are following them.
    • Fireheart orders Brackenpaw to send them home.
  • The cats reach the WindClan camp.

  • ShadowClan and RiverClan try to drive WindClan out from their territory.
    • WindClan is hopelessly outnumbered.
  • The ThunderClan cats join the battle.
  • Leopardfur battles with Fireheart, gaining the upper hand, but Tigerclaw watches on without helping him.
    • Fireheart throws her off in anger.
  • Silverstream attacks Fireheart and he retaliates.
    • He is about to hurt her, but Graystripe stops him.
    • He lets her go, and Darkstripe sees everything.
  • ShadowClan retreats, and RiverClan is on its own against WindClan and ThunderClan.
  • Tigerclaw almost kills Crookedstar.
    • RiverClan retreats.
  • Tallstar thanks ThunderClan for the help.
  • Fireheart's mistrust of Tigerclaw grows, and realizes that Spottedleaf referred to him in the dream.
  • Tigerclaw challenges Fireheart about letting Silverstream go.
  • Fireheart tells Graystripe no matter what happens, he'll always be his friend.
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New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
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