"I say these words before StarClan, so the spirits of our ancestors may hear and approve of my choice...Whitestorm will be the new deputy of ThunderClan."
Firestar appointing Whitestorm as his deputy in The Darkest Hour, page 77
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Chapter Number: 6 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 66-78

Chapter description

As Firestar and Cinderpelt journey back to the ThunderClan camp, he remembers how he and the medicine cat had stayed the night in Barley's barn. Firestar thinks how the horror of his vision had subsided, and he is looking forward to seeing his Clanmates. As Firestar emerges from the gorse tunnel into ThunderClan's camp, he sees Whitestorm and Brackenfur sharing prey together. He notes that the apprentices were play-fighting outside their den, and picks out Bramblepaw's pelt amongst the others. He reminds himself to train his apprentice, because there was no reason for his apprentice's training to be delayed since he was leader now, and thinks of Bluestar. Firestar pads up to Whitestorm, but before he can approach him personally, Ashpaw calls Firestar's name, greeting him with his leader name excitedly.
The Clan crowds around Firestar, greeting him happily, but Firestar feels a pang in his heart. He thinks he would be distant from them now that he was leader.
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Whitestorm's deputy ceremony
Firestar: The time has come to appoint a new deputy. I say these words before StarClan, that the spirits of our ancestors may hear and approve my choice. Whitestorm will be the new deputy of ThunderClan.
Whitestorm: Firestar, cats of ThunderClan, I never expected to be given this honor. I swear by StarClan that I will do all I can to serve you.
Everyone: Whitestorm!
Reference: The Darkest Hour, pg 77

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 66
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 67
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 68
  4. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 70
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 71
  6. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 72
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 76
  8. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 69

The Darkest Hour chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's Trial
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger 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