"I'd rather be a cave-guard. I'd fight every cat that tries to trespass on our territory."
— Pine expressing his desires to be a cave guard in Sign of the Moon, page 2

Pine That Clings to Rock, more commonly known as Pine, is a light brown tom.[1]


In the Omen of the Stars Arc

Sign of the Moon

Pine is first seen in the prologue with his mother, Brook, and his sister, Lark. Brook asks him why he doesn't try to jump high like his sister, and that when he became a prey-hunter, he would need to be able to jump high to catch prey. He says he'd rather be a cave-guard than a prey-hunter like his mother, but his mother knows that Stoneteller wouldn't allow it. Pine's father, Stormfur, also a prey-hunter, returns from patrol, and comes to see his kits. Brook tells him that Pine doesn't want to be a prey-hunter, and Stormfur says that there's no reason why he has to, but Brook quiets him, telling him that Stoneteller was within earshot and could hear.
He and his sister Lark sneak up on Jayfeather, the medicine cat visiting from ThunderClan. Pine reassures Lark that Jayfeather is blind, and wouldn't be able to see them sneaking up on him. However, Jayfeather has good senses and hears them talking, so when they reach him, he scares them away, asking them if they were looking for something. They are seen running back to their mother, who comforts them saying they only surprised Jayfeather. Pine says that Jayfeather was a weird and scary blind cat.
When the patrols are going out, Pine and Lark don't want Brook to leave them, but she then tells them the elders will look after them. First, Talon tells them the story of Sharptooth. Talon then entices them with a game and then starts to explain the rules. Both Pine and Lark think they will win, until Bird quietly comes up and tells them that it takes skill and patience. It's a hunting game, where they have to catch a feather.

In the Field Guide Arc

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Stormfur's and Brook Where Small Fish Swim's page that when Stormfur decided to join the Tribe, Brook became his mate and later gave birth to his kits—Lark That Sings At Dawn and Pine That Clings To Rock.


Interesting Facts




Brook Where Small Fish Swim:[1] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)


Stormfur:[7] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)


Lark That Sings at Dawn:[1] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
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Graystripe:[8] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Silverstream:[8] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Unnamed she-cat:[9] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Patchpelt:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Crookedstar:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Willowpelt:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowbreeze:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Shellheart:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedfeather:[5] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Swiftbreeze:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainflower:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Fallowtail:[16] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)


Flashnose:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willownose:[18] Status Unknown


Reedshine:[19] Living (As of Mapleshade's Vengeance)


Appledusk:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Talon of Swooping Eagle:[21]Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Teller of the Pointed Stones:[22] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)


Feathertail:[8] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member


Bumblestripe:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Briarlight:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomfall:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Great Aunts:

Willowkit:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Darkstripe:[24] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Longtail:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Redtail:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Oakheart:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[16] Deceased, No Residence
Graypool:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Cedarpelt:[27] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Marshcloud:[28] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)


Daisytoe:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Shyheart:[18] Status Unknown


Applefrost:[18] Status Unknown


Patchkit:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Petalkit:[32] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Molepaw:[33] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[33] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[33] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Poppyfrost:[33] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lilyheart:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Seedpaw:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[35] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Cherryfall:[35] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Leafshade:[36] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Honeyfur:[36] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Larksong:[36] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Mistystar:[37] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Stonefur:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[38] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Perchkit:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[40] Deceased, No Residence
Bramblestar:[41] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Alderheart:[42] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sparkpelt:[42] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Dandelionkit:[42] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Juniperkit:[42] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Tawnypelt:[41] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tigerstar:[43] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Flametail:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sleekwhisker:[44] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Strikestone:[44] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Juniperclaw:[44] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hawkfrost:[45] Deceased, No Residence
Mothwing:[45] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tadpole:[46] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Sandstorm:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Leafpool:[47] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Squirrelflight:[47] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lionblaze:[48] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Jayfeather:[48] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollyleaf:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Fernsong:[49] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollytuft:[49] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sorrelstripe:[49] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Goosefeather:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[51] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[51] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[52] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Unnamed kit:[53] Status Unknown
Splashkit:[54] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Morningkit:[54] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Frogleap:[55] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Sunfish:[55] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Grasskit:[56] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Vixenkit:[56] Living (As of Crookedstar's Promise)
Stemkit:[57] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Eaglekit:[57] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Plumkit:[57] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shellkit:[57] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lightkit:[58] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pouncekit:[58] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shadowkit:[58] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Distant Ancestors:

Cloudstar:[59] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Birdflight:[59] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Spottedpelt:[59] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Gorseclaw:[59] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor


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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Brook: "They've been really good. Lark is growing so strong and sturdy, and Pine jumps really well."
Lark: "We've been hunting. I caught three eagles!"
Pine: "Didn't. I killed one, or it would have flown away with you!"
—Brook and her two kits talking about their abilities Sign of the Moon, page 4

Pine: "I want to go."
To-be: "You're too small. An eagle would eat you in one bite."
Pine: "No it wouldn't! I'd fight it."
—A To-be teasing Pine Sign of the Moon, page 4

Lark: "Have you come to join the Tribe?"
Squirrelflight: "No, we're just visiting."
Pine: "You should stay. Tribe cats are the best!"
—Squirrelflight talking to Brook's kits Sign of the Moon, page 146

"I saw them stalking you. They could do with a few lessons in respect. It's hard for them. They're strong and active, but they're not allowed outside the cave at all until they become to-be's."
—Screech to Jayfeather about Pine and Lark Sign of the Moon, page 175

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 497
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 54
  6. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 146
  7. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 221
  9. Revealed in Moonrise, page 231
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  11. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 155
  12. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  13. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 8
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  15. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  17. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  19. Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 8
  20. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 480
  21. Revealed in Moonrise, page 227
  22. Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  24. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  25. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  27. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 138
  28. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  29. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  30. Revealed on A letter
  31. Revealed on A letter
  32. Revealed on A letter
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  34. 34.0 34.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
  38. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  41. 41.0 41.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  46. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  47. 47.0 47.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  50. 50.0 50.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  52. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  53. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 2
  54. 54.0 54.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 447
  55. 55.0 55.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 222
  56. 56.0 56.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 486
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497