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These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in Rising Storm 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 the book discussions.


  • There is an unknown sickness in the ShadowClan camp.
  • Runningnose, the medicine cat receives an omen from StarClan in the form of a shining star.
    • He interprets it as a sign suggesting a glorious future for the Clan, and they will rule the forest.
  • An owl flies over the camp, and the cats identify it as an omen.
    • Runningnose understands that they will pay the highest possible price for the Clan's new dawn.

  • It is a dry greenleaf, and Fireheart is hunting in the forest.
    • He meets his apprentice, Cloudpaw, who catches a pigeon
    • Cloudpaw and Fireheart argue because of Cloudpaw's disrespect for prey and for his fellow apprentices.
  • Fireheart is worried about Tigerclaw, suspecting that the exiled cat is planning revenge.
  • Fireheart heads back to the camp and sets the patrols.
    • Some cats challenge him, and question his decisions about the patrols.
    • He is still not comfortable with his new responsibilities as deputy, and Whitestorm encourages him.
  • Fireheart overhears the elders worrying over the broken Clan ritual of the deputy naming ceremony.
    • The elders agree that Fireheart's deputyship will be a dark time for ThunderClan.
  • Fireheart sees Bramblekit, and he freezes, as the kit's eyes reminds him of Tigerclaw.

  • Goldenflower notices Fireheart's reaction when he saw Bramblekit.
    • She knows about Fireheart's misgivings, but points out that Bramblekit has nothing to do with Tigerclaw's treachery.
    • She says she will die to protect her kits if she needs to.
  • Fireheart is worried, as Cloudpaw still did not return.
  • Fireheart tells Bluestar that Brindleface's kits are ready to be apprenticed.
    • The first signs of Bluestar's mental illness start to show.
    • Bluestar lets Fireheart to choose mentors for the kits.
  • Fireheart visits the medicine cat's den for advice.
    • Cinderpelt and Fireheart talk about Fireheart's worries and suspicions.
    • Cinderpelt considers herself a bad apprentice, and Fireheart comforts her.
    • The medicine cats help Fireheart decide on the mentors; Dustpelt and Darkstripe.

  • Fireheart tells Bluestar his decision about the mentors.
  • A patrol returns, and they report scenting Cloudpaw near Twolegplace.
  • At sunset, Bluestar calls a Clan Meeting to hold the apprentice naming ceremony.
    • Fernkit is mentored by Darkstripe and Ashkit is mentored by Dustpelt.
  • Cloudpaw returns, claiming that he was hunting, but brings only a single vole.
    • He did not even bring the pigeon he caught in the morning.
    • Fireheart worries about Cloudpaw's disobedience.
  • Fireheart appoints the dawn patrols.

  • Fireheart dreams of Spottedleaf.
    • Spottedleaf walks away from him, and Fireheart follows her, but the ThunderClan cats stop him.
    • He wakes up concerned as to what the dream could mean, and starts sorting out the dawn patrol.
  • Bluestar calls Fireheart to her den.
    • She asks him to escort her to the Moonstone, to share dreams with StarClan.
    • She chooses no other warriors to escort her, and plans to leave right away.
  • Yellowfang gives Bluestar traveling herbs.
  • Whitestorm is in charge of the camp while the leader and the deputy are away.
  • Runningwind takes Cloudpaw to hunt.

  • Bluestar and Fireheart head for the RiverClan border, then follow it towards Fourtrees.
    • Fireheart suspects that Bluestar wants to see her kits, but they see only Leopardfur in the distance.
    • Bluestar remembers the days with Firepaw as her apprentice, and praises him.
    • Fireheart is the only cat in the Clan Bluestar trusts.
  • They reach Fourtrees, then travel through WindClan territory.
    • They meet a WindClan patrol consisting of Mudclaw, Tornear, and an apprentice.
    • The patrol is hostile due to ThunderClan's sheltering of Brokentail, and refuse to let them pass.

  • Bluestar wants to fight, but Fireheart convinces her to return home for their own safety.
    • Mudclaw's patrol escorts them back to Fourtrees.
    • Bluestar states that StarClan is angry with ThunderClan.
  • They return to the camp.
    • The Clan cats are angry on hearing that WindClan did not allow them visit the Moonstone.
  • Cloudpaw returns, and heads for the apprentices' den without taking any prey for himself.
    • Fireheart suspects he already ate at the hunting patrol, and scolds him for breaking the warrior code.
    • He tells Cloudpaw he will miss the next Gathering as a punishment.
  • Fireheart wonders if Cloudpaw will ever become a true warrior.

  • Fireheart suggests to Bluestar that they should not keep so many warriors in the camp, as the other Clans do not seem hostile.
  • Fireheart sorts out the patrols for next day.
  • Bluestar names the cats who will go to the Gathering that evening.
    • Darkstripe, Longtail and Dustpelt are not chosen, and they are angry.
    • Whitestorm is left in charge of the camp.
  • The cats set out for Fourtrees.
    • Sandstorm discusses with Fireheart about Bluestar not being her old self.
    • They arrive, and cats from different Clans talk with each other.
    • Fireheart notices that the ShadowClan cats are sick.
  • The Gathering begins.
    • Bluestar announces Brokentail's death and that Fireheart is the new deputy.
    • The other Clans demand to know how did Brokentail die and what happened with Tigerclaw, but Bluestar does not answer.

  • Whitestorm, Sandstorm and Dustpelt capture two ShadowClan warriors by The Owl Tree and bring them to the camp.
  • The captured warriors, Littlecloud and Whitethroat, beg for food and healing herbs.
    • They say that there is a sickness in ShadowClan, and they are in chaos.
    • Cinderpelt wants to help but Yellowfang won't let her.
  • Yellowfang identifies the disease as one carried by rats.
  • Bluestar orders the ShadowClan cats to be sent away, to prevent them spreading the disease in the ThunderClan camp.
  • Fireheart and Sandstorm escort them to the border.

  • Fireheart and Sandstorm explore the tunnel, realizing that it can be used to cross under the Thunderpath.
  • They return to camp and report to Bluestar about the tunnel, and about the ShadowClan cats returning to their territory.
  • Sandstorm leaves to hunt, and Fireheart takes Cloudpaw to train.
    • He notices that Cloudpaw is much fatter than the other apprentices.
  • Fireheart and Cloudpaw head for the training hollow for battle training.
    • Cloudpaw is not interested in the training, and does it only half-heartedly.
  • Cloudpaw offers to hunt alone, and Fireheart agrees.
  • Fireheart follows Cloudpaw unnoticed, to watch him hunt.
    • Cloudpaw heads for Twolegplace and enters the garden of a Twoleg Nest to take Twoleg food.

  • Cloudpaw enters the Twoleg Nest, and Fireheart is disappointed in his apprentice.
  • Fireheart heads home, and meets Princess.
    • They talk about Cloudpaw, but Fireheart does not tell her about his disobedience.
  • Back at camp, Fireheart confides in Sandstorm about Cloudpaw.
    • Sandstorm tells that Cloudpaw has to decide if he will be a warrior, or chooses to return to his kittypet life.
    • She suggests that Fireheart should speak with him.
  • Fireheart challenges Cloudpaw about his actions, but Cloudpaw does not listen, and does not realize that he did anything wrong.
  • Willowpelt gives birth to her kits, two toms and a she-kit.
    • Sandstorm and Fireheart visit the nursery.
  • Next day, Fireheart appoints Dustpelt to lead the sunhigh patrol.
    • Dustpelt is getting along well with Fernpaw.
  • Fireheart goes towards RiverClan territory, hoping that he will see Graystripe.
    • He notices that the plants near Sunningrocks have withered, and remembers that it hasn't rained for two moons.
    • He picks up ShadowClan scent, and discovers Whitethroat and Littlecloud sheltered under the roots of an old oak, on ThunderClan territory.

  • Fireheart wants to chase out the ShadowClan cats, but Cinderpelt shows up and stops him.
    • Cinderpelt reveals that she has secretly been treating the sick cats.
    • She says that the cats started to recover, despite Yellowfang's opinion that the sickness is deadly.
    • Fireheart lets the two cats stay until they are well enough to travel, and even offers to hunt for them.
  • When Fireheart returns to the camp, he finds out that Cloudpaw is missing.
  • Fireheart and Sandstorm head for Twolegplace to find the apprentice.
    • They arrive in time to see him being taken away by Twolegs, seemingly against his will.
    • The Twolegs put him in a large monster and drive away.

  • Fireheart runs after the monster, but it soon disappears from view.
  • Sandstorm comforts Fireheart and tells that Cloudpaw might be happier where he is going.
  • Fireheart tells that Cloudpaw is his only kin, and there is no one else in the Clan that's close to him.
    • Sandstorm assumes that her friendship means nothing to Fireheart and gets angry and upset, and leaves.
  • Fireheart returns to the camp, hunting on the way home.
    • He wants to tell Bluestar about Cloudpaw, but in the end decides not to disturb her with the bad news.
    • He apologizes to Sandstorm and makes up with her.
  • Ashpaw asks about Cloudpaw.
    • He tells that the Clan is worried and wondering why Cloudpaw did not return.

  • Fireheart tells Ashpaw that Cloudpaw has left the Clan and returned to his kittypet life.
    • The news of Cloudpaw's disappearance start spreading through the camp.
    • Darkstripe makes sure that all cats know what happened with Cloudpaw.
  • Bluestar summons Fireheart to her den where he tells her and Whitestorm the whole story.
    • Bluestar tells that this was likely StarClan's will, and Cloudpaw will find happiness where he goes.
  • Fireheart has another dream of Spottedleaf, who warns him to beware an enemy who seems to sleep.
  • Fireheart believes that the warning is about the sick ShadowClan cats, who stay on ThunderClan territory.
    • He makes Cinderpelt send the ShadowClan cats away, and Cinderpelt agrees.
  • Cinderpelt sees that Fireheart still cares a lot about Spottedleaf, and advises him to let go of the past.
    • She tells him that Sandstorm is very fond of him and he denies it.

  • There is a drought in ThunderClan.
    • The streams dry up and the only source of freshwater is the river near Sunningrocks.
    • It is mentioned that there is a lot of Twoleg activity in the forest.
  • Several elders go to the river to drink, and to fetch water using soaked moss for the queens.
  • Fireheart asks Cinderpelt if she sent away the ShadowClan cats, and she says she did.
  • Whitestorm speaks with Fireheart and shares his concerns about Bluestar's condition.
  • The elders return, and Speckletail says they have been chased by young Twolegs in the forest.
  • Fireheart decides to go himself to fetch water from the river.
    • He checks the old oak, and sees that the ShadowClan cats have indeed left.
    • He meets Graystripe at the RiverClan border, who is on a hunting patrol, and they share news.

  • Fireheart returns to camp, bringing water for the queens in a ball of moss.
  • Brindleface plans to lead another water patrol once the sun has set.
  • Fireheart visits the medicine den and tells Cinderpelt that the ShadowClan cats have now gone.
  • Fireheart finds himself falling in love with Sandstorm.
  • Mousefur and Thornpaw burst into the camp, and tell they were attacked near the Thunderpath.
  • Fireheart leads a patrol to check what happened.
    • They discover Runningwind's body, with Whitethroat bending over him.
    • Thinking he killed Runningwind, Fireheart attacks Whitethroat and chases him onto the Thunderpath.
    • Whitethroat is killed when a Twoleg monster hits him.
  • Fireheart spots Tigerclaw at the edge of the Thunderpath.

  • Fireheart attacks and fights Tigerclaw.
    • Tigerclaw promises to kill him and all ThunderClan's warriors.
  • The exiled ShadowClan rogues, who now follow Tigerclaw, show up.
  • Mousefur and Whitestorm join the fight, but they are badly outnumbered.
  • Graystripe appears with a RiverClan patrol, and they chase the rogues away.
    • Tigerclaw manages to escape.
  • Stonefur tells that they heard the noise of battle, and Graystripe persuaded the patrol to help.
    • The RiverClan patrol returns to their territory.
  • Whitestorm and Mousefur take Runningwind's body to the ThunderClan camp.

  • Fireheart returns to the Thunderpath.
    • He wonders if the sickness in the ShadowClan camp is so bad that the cats willingly left the Clan and joined Tigerclaw.
    • He concludes that the ThunderClan patrol was attacked and Runningwind was killed by Tigerclaw, not by ShadowClan.
    • He drags Whitethroat's body to the ShadowClan side of the border.
  • ThunderClan sit vigil for Runningwind.
  • Fireheart tells the Clan that Tigerclaw and his rogues want revenge on ThunderClan.
    • Bluestar is shaken and blames herself for the problems.
    • Fireheart makes sure the camp is guarded day and night.
  • Fireheart visits the medicine den, and talks with Cinderpelt and Yellowfang about Tigerclaw.
    • Yellowfang states that Tigerclaw has the strength and ambition to become whatever he wants, even Clan leader.

  • Yellowfang tends to Fireheart's wounds, and offers him advice.
  • Fireheart decides that there will be three extra patrols a day, each with three warriors.
    • He reports to Bluestar about the patrols, but she ignores him.
  • Fireheart goes hunting with Sandstorm and Brightpaw.
    • They catch a rabbit.
    • They rest, and Fireheart discusses his worries with Sandstorm.
  • They come across an intruder and ambush him.
    • Fireheart recognizes the cat as Ravenpaw.

  • They greet each other, and Fireheart tells about the Clan.
  • Ravenpaw tells Fireheart he has seen a kittypet with ThunderClan scent living nearby.
    • Fireheart concludes that the cat is Cloudpaw.
    • Ravenpaw tells that Cloudpaw looked miserable and did not seem to enjoy living with Twolegs.
  • Fireheart decides to go and rescue Cloudpaw.
    • Sandstorm is on the opinion that Cloudpaw is fine where he is, and they argue.
    • Eventually, she agrees to follow Fireheart and help him to rescue his nephew.
  • Fireheart, Sandstorm and Ravenpaw head for WindClan territory, while Brightpaw returns to the camp.
    • On their way, Fireheart tells Ravenpaw about Tigerclaw.
    • Ravenpaw says he does not miss Clan life at all, and is happy to be out of it.
    • They scent dogs.

  • Fireheart and Sandstorm are chased by two dogs.
    • They escape by climbing up a tree.
    • Sandstorm wonders if this was a trap set up by Ravenpaw.
    • Ravenpaw leads away the dogs, then outruns them.
  • A Twoleg shows up and collects the dogs.
  • They find the Twoleg Nest where Cloudpaw is, and decide to take a closer look.
  • Fireheart looks through a window and sees that Cloudpaw is locked inside with a dog.
    • Cloudpaw appears to be thin and unhappy.
    • He sees Fireheart and is delighted.
  • The Twoleg sees Fireheart in the window and comes out, trapping the three cats.

  • Cloudpaw appears and distracts the Twoleg; he, Fireheart, Sandstorm, and Ravenpaw escape.
  • Fireheart asks Cloudpaw if he wants to return to ThunderClan and live as a Clan cat.
    • Cloudpaw promises to stay a Clan cat, and to never go near Twolegs again.
  • Ravenpaw leaves, and the three other cats head back to ThunderClan.
  • While in WindClan territory, they run into the WindClan dawn patrol, consisting of Deadfoot, Mudclaw, and Webpaw.
    • They fight, and chase the three WindClan cats away.
    • Cloudpaw puts up a good fight, and Sandstorm praises him.
  • They arrive to the ThunderClan camp, and tell about their adventures.
  • Darkstripe, Whitestorm, and Fireheart argue over whether Cloudpaw should be allowed to stay.
    • Whitestorm reminds them it is up to Bluestar.

  • Fireheart speaks to Bluestar about Cloudpaw.
    • Bluestar is confused and has difficulty to remember things.
    • She allows Cloudpaw to stay in the Clan.
    • She also says that Ravenpaw is always welcome on ThunderClan territory.
  • Bluestar asks Darkstripe to tell the Clan that Cloudpaw is welcome to stay.
  • Fireheart speaks with Cloudpaw, who is eager to resume his training.
  • Fireheart goes to sleep and dreams of a silent forest, frightened Twoleg kits, and Spottedleaf.
    • He awakens and smells smoke.
    • The forest is on fire.

  • Fireheart wakes up the sleeping cats, announcing that the forest is on fire.
    • He tells the cats to leave the camp, keep close to each other, and head for the river.
  • Fireheart helps rescuing the kits from the nursery.
  • As they leave the camp, they notice that Halftail, Patchpelt, and Bramblekit are missing.
    • Fireheart and Yellowfang return to rescue them, while the others head for the river.
  • Yellowfang struggles with Halftail while Fireheart drags Patchpelt to safety.
  • Fireheart sees Bramblekit in a tree and rescues him.
  • A burning tree falls and blocks the way into camp, trapping Yellowfang and Halftail.

  • Fireheart cannot reach Yellowfang, and is forced to leave the burning camp.
  • He brings Bramblekit and Patchpelt to Sunningrocks where ThunderClan are.
    • It occurs to him that Yellowfang died because he stopped to save Tigerclaw's kit.
  • Patchpelt dies from breathing too much smoke.
  • Fireheart tells Cinderpelt that Yellowfang and Halftail are stuck the camp.
  • The fire spreads their way, and Fireheart realizes they must cross the river to be safe.
  • A storm breaks and it starts to rain.
  • The cats arrive at the riverbank.
    • There is no time to reach the stepping stones and they prepare to cross where the water is shallow.

  • Sandstorm crosses the river first.
  • Fireheart tells Dustpelt and Cloudpaw to leave Patchpelt's body on the ThunderClan side of the river.
  • Fireheart attempts to bring Smallear across, struggles, and both are saved by Leopardfur.
  • All cats cross the river safely.
  • Leopardfur recovers Patchpelt's body, and suggests to bury him on RiverClan territory.
  • The cats arrive to the RiverClan camp, and Crookedstar lets them stay until the fire is out.
    • Bluestar is shaken, and Fireheart must act as leader for ThunderClan.
    • Cloudpaw, Dustpelt, and Smallear bury Patchpelt.
    • Cinderpelt tends to the cats and gives honey to the kits to soothe their throats.
  • The ThunderClan cats sleep at the edge of the clearing, while the RiverClan cats retreat to their dens.

  • Fireheart overhears the cats talking again about Fireheart's deputy ceremony.
    • Speckletail suggests that the fire was StarClan's punishment for the broken ritual.
    • Darkstripe blames Fireheart for the death of the three Clan cats.
    • Cinderpelt and Dustpelt defend Fireheart.
  • Leopardfur prepares a pile of fresh-kill for ThunderClan.
  • Graystripe takes Fireheart to meet his kits, who're being raised by Mosspelt.
    • He asks about Yellowfang, and Fireheart tells that she is most likely dead.
  • It starts to rain again, the water putting out the last of the flames.

  • The next afternoon, Fireheart decides to go and see what is left of the ThunderClan camp.
    • Graystripe offers to come, and Crookedstar allows him to go, understanding that Fireheart will need the comfort of an old friend.
    • Cloudpaw wants to come too, but Fireheart does not let him.
  • They cross the river and find the forest blackened and charred, no undergrowth, and no prey.
  • They arrive to the ThunderClan camp.
    • They find Halftail's body, which Graystripe goes to bury.
  • Fireheart finds Yellowfang still alive.
    • Yellowfang tells that Brokentail was her son, and that she has killed him.
    • She is thankful for Bluestar letting her to join ThunderClan, and she wishes Fireheart was her son.
    • Shortly after, she dies from inhaling too much smoke.

  • Fireheart hears the voice of Spottedleaf, telling him that Yellowfang is in StarClan.
  • Graystripe and Fireheart return to the RiverClan camp.
    • They tell Bluestar and Cinderpelt that Yellowfang and Halftail are dead.
    • Bluestar decides that ThunderClan is ready to go back to their own camp.
  • ThunderClan returns to their own territory.
  • As soon as they get to camp, Bluestar demands to see Yellowfang's body.
  • Bluestar declares war on StarClan.
  • Fireheart and Cinderpelt sit vigil for Yellowfang.
  • Fireheart addresses the Clan, saying that they need to rebuild the camp.
    • He says that the forest will grow back and prey will return soon.
    • He organizes the patrols, and a burial party for Yellowfang.
    • Bluestar refuses to conduct the proper ceremony for the dead cats.
  • Fireheart fears that Bluestar might never recover.
  • Sandstorm snaps at Fireheart, and he takes offense.

  • ThunderClan are busy rebuilding their camp.
  • Bluestar is still a long way from being her former self.
  • Cloudpaw has been working hard, and Fireheart concludes that he finally understood the true meaning of Clan loyalty.
  • Fireheart speaks with Bluestar about the Gathering.
    • She insists he choose who will go and refuses to go herself.
  • Fireheart and Whitestorm decide to lead a party themselves to the Gathering, and to not betray any weakness.
    • They plan to warn the Clans about Tigerclaw and the rogues.
    • Fireheart will take Bluestar's place at the Gathering.
    • Fireheart chooses Darkstripe, Mousefur, Sandstorm, Whitestorm, Ashpaw, and Cloudpaw to go to the Gathering.
    • Longtail is in charge the camp while they are away.
  • Sandstorm apologizes to Firestar about what she said about him and Bluestar earlier.
  • The cats reach Fourtrees.

  • The Gathering is about to begin.
  • Fireheart speaks with Onewhisker and Tallstar.
    • WindClan is not as hostile to ThunderClan as Fireheart expected.
  • ShadowClan arrives late, led by Runningnose.
    • Runningnose announces that the sickness is gone, and they have a new leader.
    • Fireheart tells Runningnose of Yellowfang's death.
  • The new leader of ShadowClan is Tigerclaw.
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
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
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows Arc The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of Fire
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's Journey
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
The Lost Warrior Arc The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's Echo

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