|"Fear is what drove you. Fear is a powerful instinct that only the strongest cat can resist. But now you see there's no need to be afraid. We have shown that death is nothing to fear. It's not the end."|
|— Storm to Clear Sky in The First Battle, page 285|
|Past:||Rogue, Clear Sky's Camp, Loner|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Killed by falling debris|
Two unnamed kits
|Living:||The Sun Trail, The Ultimate Guide|
|Dead:||The First Battle, The Blazing Star, A Forest Divided, Path of Stars|
In the Dawn of the Clans Arc
- Although not mentioned by name, Storm jumps out at Gray Wing after he visits his brothers, causing him to brush against a jagged tree stump. She accuses him of stealing prey and Gray Wing calmly states that there is enough prey here for every cat. He introduces himself and asks her her name. Storm ignores his question and informs Gray Wing there is a wasps' nest in the aforementioned stump. He asks what those creatures were and Storm rolls her eyes and replies they were wasps and will sting him if disturbed. When Gray Wing thanks her for the warning, Storm tells him it was so his screeching wouldn't scare off prey and that the mountain cats should leave them in peace. Then she scampers back into the undergrowth and the silver tabby is stuck in Gray Wing's mind.
- Gray Wing runs into Storm again in the Twolegplace, and she asks him what he is doing here. Gray Wing says hi to her and mews that she never told him her name. The she-cat rolls her eyes and Gray Wing tells her he told her his name. After having told Gray Wing her name, Storm asks the gray tomcat if he was lost. Gray Wing informs her that he is sort of lost, and the silver she-cat snorts, saying he was worst than a kit and where he wanted to go. He tells her he is looking for a friend who might be at Bumble's house. Storm agrees to help him find the dwelling. She gestures for him to follow him and they slip down a narrow path. She snarls at him after her companion thought she was a kittypet replies back she wasn't one. As they reach Bumble's housefly den, Storm leaves him after making sure he would be okay. As she turns away, she looks back at him and says she'll be there the next time he needed rescuing.
- A few days afterward, two forest cats, a white tom and a yellow she-cat, have Storm backed up against a tree, and they growl to her that strangers aren't welcome. Storm protests that she has lived in the forest all her life, and the she-cat attacks her. Gray Wing joins the fight and Storm fights off the she-cat. The two fend off the rogues, and watch as they dashed into the forest. Storm snaps that he didn't have to help her as it was nothing she couldn't handle. He retorts back that he guesses it was his turn to save her, but Gray Wing admires her courage and independence. She asks Gray Wing to show her where the mountain cats are living and Gray Wing takes her close to the hollow. Storm says it's not very sheltered and Gray Wing tells her about where they came from, finally impressing the she-cat by the distance they had traveled. Turtle Tail then shows up from the camp and the dark gray tom calls for her to meet Storm. She introduces herself to the silver rogue. After Gray Wing asks the tortoiseshell where she was heading, she snaps at him not to the Twolegplace. Storm shoots him a surprised glance and Gray Wing tells her it was too complicated to explain. As they head back to the forest, Gray Wing asks to meet Storm again and suggests showing him around the forest. Storm agrees and tells him they can meet at the four big oaks at sunhigh. She brushes her tail on his cheek before leaving, and the tomcat watches her until she disappears in the foliage. Rainswept Flower sees them and teases Gray Wing that he is falling for a rogue. He then wonders if Storm would like to move to the moor.
- The next morning, Gray Wing heads off to meet Storm. She catches him climbing one of the oaks, which Gray Wing was doing to surprise her. She doesn't believe him when he says he just wanted to see the view, and the two start off. She shows him around, commenting that he seemed to know the territory pretty well. Gray Wing asks if she wants to meet his brothers and the two head towards Clear Sky's place. They are confronted by a strange cat, who barely lets them in, and Gray Wing introduces Storm to his brother. Both of the cats are at a loss for words when they see each other, exchanging awkward words and staring at each other as they talk before Storm suddenly leaves, saying she'll come back when Clear Sky asks. Gray Wing follows her, asking if she's okay but their earlier playfulness had disappeared and when Gray Wing asks to meet again, she just says she'll see him around before disappearing.
- Gray Wing goes to their meeting place again, but Turtle Tail appears instead of Storm. He reveals that he likes her and wants to invite Storm to live with them. A few days later, he sees her outside of the forest, and she is friendly once more. They walk to the river and Storm is impressed by the thought that one of his friends can catch fish, and Gray Wing asks her if she wants to meet again. Storm doesn't make any suggestions, and turns away when Gray Wing tries to brush muzzles before leaving. It is revealed Gray Wing thinks Storm is terrific and wants her to live with them, and that he wants her to be his mate. He sees her again later, and she tells him she is going to live with Clear Sky, and that they had seen each other a lot. After she leaves, Gray Wing is upset by this, but wants his brother to be happy again.
- Storm stops Fox and Petal from denying entrance to Gray Wing two moons later when he goes to confront his brother, and tells him how Clear Sky thinks that keeping other cats away from prey will build a strong community. She reveals that she is having Clear Sky's kits. When they enter the camp, Clear Sky rushes over to his mate and tells her to rest, but Storm doesn't seem to appreciate his concern, saying that she's not going to break apart. Clear Sky tells her to take a nap, and she disappears under an elder bush.
- After Gray Wing fights with Clear Sky about him sending Jagged Peak off nearly a moon later, Storm reappears, telling Gray Wing that he's not that cold, and he's worried by responsibility.
- After Gray Wing kills Fox, a heavily pregnant Storm announces to Clear Sky she has had enough and is moving to the Twolegplace to have her kits. When Clear Sky protests she need his protection, Storm replies that is what she doesn't need and she can't stand how he treats others, saying Fox would have been alive if he hadn't been throwing his weight around. She apologizes to Gray Wing, saying she should have understood when he saw how he treated Jagged Peak. After she leaves, Gray Wing begs Clear Sky to go after her, but Clear Sky refuses, saying that his community comes first.
- Gray Wing goes to look for Storm as it gets cold out. He meets Turtle Tail and Bumble, who lead him to Storm's den. He finds her living in the dark and cold, thin and gaunt after having her kits. She refuses to let him see them, defensively saying that they are her kits. Gray Wing realizes Storm wants to cut him and Clear Sky out of her life.
- The next day, Gray Wing is approaching the Twolegplace to give Storm a rabbit he had caught, when Turtle Tail says that the den is under attack. She leads him to the den and Gray Wing goes in. He catches sight of her, but she is buried under rubble. As she is dying, she whispers that all she wanted was to keep her kits safe, and to tell Clear Sky she is sorry. Only one of her kits survive: a tom named Thunder. His father, Clear Sky, rejects him since the kit would remind him of Storm.
- Storm appears in a dream, while Thunder has a memory of her licking his ears. He meets his mother's gaze, and Storm reaches out one paw, drawing Thunder closer to her. Seeing Storm again reminds Thunder of Hawk Swoop, and how well she had cared for him.
- He begs his mother to tell him the story on how she met his father, Clear Sky. She tells him how they met, and how they fell in love. Thunder questions her on why his father left him and where had all the love gone. She replies that the love is still there, and Clear Sky just didn't know what to do with it. She bends her head, and begins to draw her tongue along the side of his body with strong, comforting licks.
- Thunder begins to relax, and suddenly sees a dark shape in the distance that happens to be Clear Sky. Thunder starts to rise, though Storm puts her paw across his shoulders and tells him softly to leave him be. Thunder protests, though Storm interrupts saying that the time wasn't right, and he would know when it was. She begins to lick his ears once more, and Thunder gradually settles down once more. He murmurs sadly on how he was his father, and Storm playfully pats him on the nose with a sheathed paw, purring on how he had some much of Clear Sky in him.
- Thunder demands why Clear Sky won't acknowledge him, and everything felt so wrong. Storm, eyes full of sorrow, fixes her gaze on the full moon. She curls her body more tightly around Thunder, protecting him from a night breeze. She murmurs to him that he would make things right, and when the time came, she knew he would.
- When Turtle Tail returns, Gray Wing recalls how Storm died in the debris of the Twoleg den, and was lost forever. He recalls her fur and eyes, and knows that he could not see her again. After some cats suggest Gray Wing to be leader, Turtle Tail remarks that Gray Wing saved Thunder during the den collapse, and Storm, with her other two kits, were killed. After Turtle Tail has her kits, Gray Wing assumes that Thunder was recalling Storm and his littermates. Gray Wing also notes that when Storm died, he thought he would never have kits of his own.
- After the forest fire, Thunder asks Clear Sky if he loved Storm at first sight, and Gray Wing knows that Clear Sky despises a mention of Storm front any cat. The latter then confirms he did, as neither of them could resist. When Clear Sky accepts Thunder back in his group, the former notes that he liked bravery, as Storm had that quality, and Thunder asks to learn more about his mother. As Turtle Tail sleeps with her kits, Gray Wing recalls her silently observing him when he was in love with Storm.
- Gray Wing remembers being in Storm's den in the Twolegplace, and that she tried to raise her kits alone but it kills her and two of her kits. She is mentioned to have lived in the forest all her life. She is mentioned again when Gray Wing thinks he was blind for his love for Turtle Tail by others, first for Bright Stream, then Storm. Storm is mentioned as one of Clear Sky's losses, probably driving him to claim more and more territory. Thunder mentions that she died and he is sad she’s not there. During the battle, Gray Wing hisses at Clear Sky he is glad Storm's dead, she would have never wanted to see this. She is mentioned again after the battle when Clear Sky reminds Gray Wing Thunder is Storm's kit.
- After the Great Battle, Storm appears as one of the first spirits. She pads up to Clear Sky. Clear Sky tries to touch her, but Gray Wing warns him he can't. Clear Sky instead demands to know what message she has to bring. Storm asks about his plan, signalling towards the dead bodies across the Four Trees. She scolds at his responses, and tells him he is greedy. She gazes at Rainswept Flower's body and asks if that is courageous. Storm is soon shown to be relieved when she tells him that fear drove Clear Sky. She turns much gentler to Clear Sky and tells him that death is nothing for him to fear; it's not the end. She is interrupted by Cloud Spots, who asks what is happening. She answers that she is bringing a message, and turns to her son. She tells Thunder that now is the time to make things right.
- She is angered again as Clear Sky snaps at River Ripple that he doesn't belong. She angrily states to them that she left the forest because the mountain cats brought nothing but death, but it is their chance to make amends. The spirit cats soon give the survivors a prophecy: to unite or die, to not allow the deaths to be wasted, and that it won't happen again. She explains to them that they will find a way to unite together and live as one. She heads towards a slope and fades as she nears it as one by one, the other spirit cats begin to pad away.
- Storm appears to Gray Wing, Wind Runner, and the other leaders. She, Moon Shadow, and the many other spirit cats are impatiently waiting for their living friends and family to interpret what they've said. Their message is to grow and spread like the Blazing Star. She is later mentioned by Thunder to Star Flower, when her son explains what happened to his mother and his littermates.
- Clear Sky and the five other leaders are summoned to the four trees in a dream to meet with the spirit-cats. Storm breaks from the crowd of spirit-cats and goes to speak with her former mate. The silver-gray she-cat greets Clear Sky, and in response the gray tom asks her why he and the others had been called here. Storm's gaze hardens as she states that she and the other spirit-cats have grown tired of waiting.The silver-gray she-cat explains that the spirit-cats had told the living cats to grow and spread like the Blazing Star. She growls that they had not fulfilled this request yet, and asks if fear was holding them back. Clear Sky protests that fear isn't holding them back; they just don't see how much further they can spread. Fluttering Bird, however, joins the conversation and argues that they haven't done enough yet.
- Storm then backs away, saying that she has to go speak with Thunder now, and leaves Clear Sky alone with his sister. Thunder lifts his head eagerly when he sees his mother coming to talk to him. Storm urges Thunder to take action just as she did Clear Sky, and the orange tom later remembers the urgency in her voice. She also reminds him that each cat must follow their heart when choosing what to do.
- After Quiet Rain's death, Storm visits Clear Sky in another dream. Clear Sky worries that she is angry with him for his new relationship with Star Flower, and the first thing he does is apologize to her. Storm, however, asks what he's sorry for, commenting that she's glad to see him finally settled. Clear Sky feels guilty for not having given Storm happiness when he could have, and feels he's let every cat down. The silver-gray she-cat, while conceding that Clear Sky has made mistakes, tells him that it is part of living and that he should forgive himself. The gray tom says despairingly that he has driven every cat away. Storm points out that he has not driven Star Flower away, and that the others who he believes he drove away are just following their own paths. She tells him that his future lies not with cats from his past, but with Star Flower and his unborn kits, and urges him to take care of his new family. Storm's spirit then disappears as Clear Sky wakes from his dream.
- At the meeting at the four trees, Clear Sky is hesitant on trusting Red. He wonders what Storm or Bright Stream thought of the rogues. He remembers when Storm had come to him in a dream, telling him she was glad he was with Star Flower, and those words had comforted him. He wonders that if Storm came to him, she could tell him if he could trust the rogues or not. He looks at the sky, and the stars glitter silently, and there are no ghost figures at the edge of the clearing. Clear Sky then suggests they go home.
In the Field Guide Arc
- Storm is first mentioned on Gray Wing's page. It notes that he had grown close to a loner named Storm, whom he had fallen in love with, though she had became Clear Sky's mate instead, and gave birth to his kits. Gray Wing had risked his life to save her and her kits, although he was only able to save Thunder.
- It is noted on Clear Sky's page that he and Storm fall in love the instant they meet. She decides to live with him, but later departs because she couldn't bear his obsessions, and the way he ordered her around. She gives birth to his three kits, though only one survived once the collapse of the Twoleg den occurred. It is mentioned on Thunder's page that he is son of Storm.
- She is also described on her and Turtle Tail's page, where it describes her as a she-cat considered beautiful, with silver fur and green eyes. She had no permanent home, but moved between the forest and the Twolegplace with ease. The first mountain cat she knew was Gray Wing, and although she teased him, she liked him, and was happy to spend time with him in the forest. However, she met Clear Sky, and fell instantly in love with him. She had went to live with Clear Sky, but gradually became disillusioned, and could not approve of Clear Sky's obsession with guarding his territory, controlling cats' lives, and driving his own brother, Jagged Peak, out of the forest. Storm is also depicted as an independent, spirited cat, and she become impatient with her mate while he tried to pamper her while carrying his kits.
- At last, Storm couldn't stand Clear Sky any longer, and had grown tired with making excuses. She left the forest, and made her own nest in an abandoned Twoleg den, where she gave birth to her kits. She and two of her kits die when the den collapsed, though her only surviving kit, Thunder, is saved by Gray Wing. Her death continued to affect Gray Wing and Clear Sky for many moons, and Thunder would yearn for his deceased mother that he could barely recall.
- Turtle Tail is said to become hurt when she learned that the cat she loved, Gray Wing, had feelings for Storm instead of her.
In the Novellas
- Storm is mentioned, although not by name, when Thunderstar thinks of how his now almost-forgotten mother had come to give him one of his lives at his leadership ceremony.
- She has been mistakenly called dark gray.
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- Two unnamed kits: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Shell Claw: Living (As of Thunderstar's Echo)
- Feather Ear: Living (As of Thunderstar's Echo)
|Unnamed||One Eye||See More|
|Unnamed kits||Star Flower||Skystar||Bright Stream||Storm|
|Tiny Branch||Flower Foot||Dew Petal||Two kits||Two kits||Thunderstar||Violet Dawn||Rain|
|Lightning Stripe||Sleek Fur||Shell Claw||Feather Ear|
= Gender Unknown
- Gray Wing: "Hello, um...you never told me your name."
- Storm: "Like you need to know it."
- The Sun Trail, page 239
- "You didn't have to interfere. It was nothing I couldn't handle."
- —Storm after being rescued by Gray Wing The Sun Trail, page 243
- "That's just what I don't need. You treat me like a helpless kit, and I'm sick of it."
- —Storm to Clear Sky The Sun Trail, page 292
- "My kits...I just wanted to keep them safe."
- —Storm after the den collapses The Sun Trail, page 305
- "You will make things right. When the time comes, I know you will..."
- —Storm to Thunder Thunder Rising, page 4
- "Stop arguing! For once in your life, stop telling every cat who belongs and who doesn't! You don't get to decide. Why do you I think I left the forest? You came here from the mountains and brought nothing but death. This is your chance to make amends. All of you!""
- —Storm to Clear Sky The First Battle, page 288
- Storm: "The others understand you more than you think. You didn't drive them away–they had their own paths to follow, and they are right to follow them. You will see this, in time. We are all where we belong."
- Clear Sky: "Don't you all belong with me?"
- A Forest Divided, page 329
References and Citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 287
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 240
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 288
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 175
- ↑ Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 306
- ↑ Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 242
- ↑ Revealed in The First Battle, page 277
- ↑ Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 287
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 300
- ↑ Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 234
- ↑ Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 1
- ↑ Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 305
- ↑ Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 307
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, chapter 10