Slatepelt is mentor to Specklepaw, a WindClan apprentice. They supervise a training bout with him and another apprentice, Adderpaw. Specklepaw is only three moons old, and Slatepelt exchanges an understanding look with Adderpaw after the older apprentice allows Specklepaw win the practice battle. Slatepelt tells Daisytail, Specklepaw's mother, that Specklepaw will have to learn to be a warrior quickly, because a battle with ShadowClan will be coming soon. They claim that ShadowClan had been stealing rabbits again, and the WindClan leader, Hazelstar, wouldn't let them get away with it.