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Prey-stone is a game that was thought of by three ShadowClan cats.[1]


Objective

The objective of the game is to get a stone, which is the 'prey', into the prey-hole, which is a gap between the trees and the holly bush. If the team with the stone gets the prey into the hole, they win a point; if the opposing team stops them, the others get a point and after that they switch sides. The game is somewhat like ice hockey. Four cats play, two on each team.[1]

Players

Starlingpaw and Pinepaw defended the prey-hole while Flametail and Olivenose tried to get the rock into the hole. Flametail threw it towards the hole once before Pinepaw knocks it away.[2]

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

Night Whispers

Prey-stone is introduced in Night Whispers, when the lake has frozen over, and the ShadowClan cats are playing on it. Flametail and Olivenose are on one team, while Starlingpaw and Pinepaw are on the other. As Flametail throws the prey toward the prey-hole, Pinepaw intercepts it and tosses it out into the center of the lake. Flametail chases after the prey-stone onto the middle of the frozen lake, but before he can get it into the 'prey hole', the ice cracks underneath Flametail and he falls through.[3]
The game did not go on after this occurred. Jayfeather attempts to save him, but his weight is too heavy, and Rock forces Jayfeather to let the ShadowClan cat go, saying it is Flametail's time to die, not Jayfeather's.[4]

Trivia

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 278
  2. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 279
  3. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 281
  4. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 282
  5. Revealed in Kate Cary's Blog

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