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"And if one Clan dies, the survival of all the Clans is threatened. We may be rivals, but we are linked by StarClan, stronger than rock, stronger than tree roots, stronger than the water in the river."
— Runningstorm on the Clans in Code of the Clans, page 116
Runningstorm
Runningstorm.star
Affiliations
Current: StarClan[1]
Past: WindClan[1]
Cause of Death
Cause of Death: Drowned[2]
Names
Kit:
StarClan Resident:
Runningkit[3]
Runningstorm[1]
Kin
Brother:
Sister:
Smallstar
Wolfheart
Book Appearances
Living: Code of the Clans
Dead: Code of the Clans

Runningstorm is a hard-muscled brown tabby tom[1] with green eyes.[4]

History

In the Field Guide Arc

Code of the Clans

Runningkit is an ancient WindClan kit.
A patrol of RiverClan cats, Graywing, Brindleclaw, and Foxwhisker, see Runningkit and his siblings, Wolfkit and Smallkit, though they are all unnamed at the time, hanging from the edge of the gorge. Brindleclaw is about to go save them, but Graywing and Foxwhisker stop her from doing so. Graywing says that Brindleclaw couldn't risk her own life over those of kits from another Clan, for RiverClan needs her.
In the RiverClan camp, Minnowkit and Wildkit ask horrible questions about the kits that fell, wondering if the kits' eyes fell out and if they were wet and horrid-looking, but their mother, Hayberry scolds them for their horrid questions.
That night, Graywing, RiverClan's medicine cat, is visited by the kits in her dreams, but they are now full grown StarClan warriors. Runningkit is now Runningstorm, and he introduces himself and his siblings, now Wolfheart and Smallstar, to Graywing, and Smallstar explains that they were the cats who the kits would have been. Runningstorm shows a nursery to Graywing, explaining just how precious the youngest members of the Clan are. He tells her that if one Clan dies, they all do. Graywing apologizes, and when she looks back up, the three StarClan cats fade away.
The next day, Graywing takes Brindleclaw and Foxwhisker out to where the kits drowned. They find the kits' bodies washed up on the bank against a tree. The three RiverClan cats swim over to the kits and carry their bodies back to the opposite shore, Graywing carrying Smallkit, Foxwhisker with Runningkit, and Brindleclaw with Wolfkit. Graywing then honors the dead kits and declares a new law, in which every Clan is responsible for the safety of kits. Graywing and her companions then take the kits back to their family in WindClan.

Trivia

  • Vicky has revealed that Smallstar, Wolfheart, and Runningstorm were considered a special case when they were given new names in StarClan, and that most kits do not go through this change when they die.[5]

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Brother:

Smallstar:[3] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Sister:

Wolfheart:[3] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Tree

 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smallstar
 
Wolfheart
 
Runningstorm

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Quotes

"Greetings, Graywing. My name is Runningstorm of WindClan. This is Wolfheart, and our leader, Smallstar."
—Runningstorm greeting Graywing in her dream Code of the Clans, page 115


"Precious kits, walk safely among the stars."
—Graywing blessing the kits Code of the Clans, page 118

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 115
  2. Revealed in Code of the Clans, pages 115-116
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 118
  4. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed on Vicky's facebook page

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