At a Gathering, Mapleshade emerges among a cluster of RiverClancats and Rainfall is one of them. Rainfall snarls to her that there may be a truce, but to not push her luck. He also calls Mapleshade mouse dung. Mapleshade ducks her head and mews she means no harm, and that she is not staying. She notes that she can't blame RiverClan for being angry as ThunderClan has won the right over the Sunningrocks recently. Rainfall murmurs in Mapleshade’s ear to remember what happened to Birchface and Flowerpaw. He whispers that the rocks belong to RiverClan, and they will kill as many ThunderClan cats as they need until they give them up.