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These notes are brief, noting major events and minor events in The Sight 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.


  • Firestar's PoV
  • Firestar dreams of Skywatcher, a cat of SkyClan.
  • Skywatcher thanks Firestar for re-building SkyClan.
    • He tells Firestar that difficult times were coming.
    • He recites the prophecy, There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws.
  • Firestar demands for more information, but the SkyClan cat disappears and Firestar wakes
  • He knows that the three cats have come, and the prophecy is about to reveal itself.

  • Jaykit's PoV
  • He dreams about following his mother during a snowstorm, and is woken up by Hollykit and Lionkit playing catch with a mouse in the nursery.
    • Jaykit plays along.
  • They get yelled at by Squirrelflight and later by Stormfur for not respecting their prey.
    • Daisy stands up for the kits.
    • It is revealed that Squirrelflight is the mother of the three kits, but Ferncloud and Daisy suckled them because Squirrelflight's milk did not come, and she barely stayed in the nursery.
  • Hollykit and Jaykit share the mouse, while Lionkit gets a vole.
  • Jaykit smells something sour and discovers a rotten wren in the fresh-kill pile.
  • Brackenfur and Birchfall have whitecough.
  • Jaykit and Lionkit offer to help collect herbs, but Leafpool denies, saying that kits are not allowed to leave the camp.
  • Spiderleg and Thornclaw arrive and report finding a dead fox on ThunderClan territory.

  • Jaykit's PoV
  • Thornclaw explains how a female fox was killed in a fox trap near The Sky Oak.
    • They conclude that the fox has cubs, and decide to find and either kill or drive them out.
  • Brambleclaw sends out patrols to search for the den, and leaves behind some warriors to guard the camp.
  • Hollykit, Jaykit and Lionkit ask Brambleclaw if they can help, and he says that they could help guard the camp.
    • Hollykit and Lionkit are excited at first, but when Jaykit tells them Brambleclaw was only trying to keep them busy, their excitement fades.
  • The three kits decide to go off into the forest to find the fox cubs on their own
    • They sneak out using the dirt place tunnel and head towards the lake.
    • They almost get spotted by Stormfur and Brook, but they hide in a bush.
  • The kits reach The Sky Oak and find the fox den, and Lionkit decides that they should raid the den through the escape passage.
    • The cubs turn out to be much bigger than expected, and almost kill the kits.
    • The kits escape, but as Jaykit runs towards the camp, he falls into the hollow.

  • Jaykit's PoV
  • Jaykit is unconscious after the fall, and has a vision of Spottedleaf, giving him to drink.
  • He wakes in the medicine den, and asks where the "other cat" is.
    • Leafpool tells him that he had seen Spottedleaf, a StarClan cat.
  • He is scolded for trying to find the foxes on his own, and wonders if this will delay his apprenticeship.
  • Leafpool says that Jaykit will never be able to become a warrior apprentice.
  • It is revealed Jaykit is blind.

  • Hollykit's PoV
  • Hollykit and Lionkit sit in the center of the clearing, waiting for Firestar to decide on their punishment.
    • They are happy to see that Jaykit is okay.
    • Hollykit has a flashback of what happened when they were being chased by the fox pups
  • Firestar, Brambleclaw, and Squirrelflight scold Hollykit and Lionkit.
    • Firestar is angry as the foxes are now loose on ThunderClan territory, and know where the Clan camp is.
    • He sends the kits to the nursery, which they can leave only with permission, but does not decide whether their apprenticing will be delayed
  • Brambleclaw tells that Jaykit won't be able to become a warrior, but the other two kits stand up for their brother.
  • Thornclaw's patrol returns and report that they chased a fox over the ShadowClan border, but did not find the other two.
  • Hollykit goes to visit Jaykit in the medicine den, to see if he is all right, and to tell about the punishment.
    • Jaykit is able to tell what is on Hollykit's mind.
  • Hollykit watches as Leafpool prepares herbs, and asks her about the warrior ancestors.
    • She decides she wants to be Leafpool's apprentice, as medicine cats are respected and powerful.

  • Lionkit's PoV
  • Lionkit wakes up and leaves the nursery without getting permission from either Daisy or Ferncloud, thinking he'll be back before they wake up
  • He eavesdrops on Dustpelt, Spiderleg, Brackenfur, and Stormfur.
    • They argue whether Firestar was right to give up some territory to ShadowClan.
    • Spiderleg accuses Stormfur of not being a real ThunderClan warrior.
    • They refer to the scene where Hawkfrost was killed on Thunderclan territory, and it seems no cat knows how Hawkfrost died.
  • Mousepaw finds Lionkit hiding in the dirt place tunnel.
    • Dustpelt notices Mousepaw, but he doesn't give Lionkit away.
  • Lionkit goes back to the nursery, with several thorns from the barrier stuck in his fur.
    • He wonders about what Spiderleg told, and how important is for a cat to be Clanborn.

  • Hollykit's PoV
  • Hollykit wakes up to find Lionkit covered in thorns.
    • She helps Lionkit to get rid of the thorns and fetches medicine for his scratches.
  • Leafpool tells that Jaykit is healing well and does not need any more treatment.
  • Hollykit heads back to the nursery and applies dock to Lionkit's scratches, causing him to squeak in pain.
    • She tells herself that she has to get used to this if she wants to become a medicine cat.
  • Hollykit and Lionkit go out in the clearing to get fresh-kill.
  • Mousepaw, Berrypaw, and Hazelpaw are about to have an assessment.
  • Willowpaw and Mothwing arrive.
    • Willowpaw has had a dream that she wants to share with Leafpool.
  • Hollykit announces to Lionkit she wants to become a medicine cat apprentice.

  • Hollykit's PoV
  • Lionkit appears to be bewildered, finding the duties of a medicine cat uninteresting.
  • Hollykit and Lionkit get into a play-fight, and get yelled at by Squirrelflight, who sends them back to the nursery.
  • While Lionkit is sleeping and Ferncloud tends to her kits, Hollykit sneaks out of the nursery to talk to Willowpaw.
    • Willowpaw tells Hollykit about her dream, the RiverClan camp dried up by the sun.
    • She tells Hollykit how she became a medicine cat apprentice.
  • Hollykit visits Leafpool's den.
    • Jaykit is well enough to go back to the nursery.
    • Hollykit asks Leafpool if she can be the next medicine cat, and Leafpool says that she has to talk with Firestar first.
  • The next day, the dawn patrol reports WindClan and ShadowClan keeping their markers fresh
  • Firestar calls a Clan Meeting and the three kits get their apprentice ceremony.
    • Ashfur becomes Lionpaw's mentor.
    • Leafpool becomes Hollypaw's mentor.
    • Brightheart becomes Jaypaw's mentor.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Jaypaw is furious that Firestar chose Brightheart to be his mentor just because of his blindness.
    • He refuses to touch noses with Brightheart and is furious at everyone's effort to be sympathetic to him.
  • Ashfur shows Lionpaw the forest and Leafpool takes Hollypaw to show her the best herb gathering places.
  • Brightheart starts explaining about fighting techniques, but Jaypaw does not pay attention.
    • He senses Brambleclaw suspicious of his Clanmates.
  • Brightheart takes Jaypaw to see Longtail in the elders' den, who gives advice for his training.
    • Jaypaw changes the bedding of the elders and checks them for fleas
  • Jaypaw goes out into the forest with Brightheart.
    • He uses his senses to tell about his surroundings.
    • They meet Thornclaw's patrol.
  • A fox cub appears and attacks Jaypaw and Brightheart.
    • The cub is chased off with the help of Thornclaw's patrol.
  • Lionpaw catches his first prey.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Lionpaw goes off on patrol with Ashfur and Brambleclaw.
  • Jaypaw watches all the other apprentices leave on their various tasks, and is annoyed that Brightheart seems to have nothing planned for him.
    • He goes into the forest on his own.
  • He accidentally wanders into WindClan territory.
  • He walks off a cliff and falls into the lake, almost drowning.
  • Crowfeather leaves his patrol and takes Jaypaw back to the ThunderClan camp.
  • They meet Squirrelflight and her patrol on the way.
    • Brook tries to comfort Jaypaw by telling him that she got into trouble too while she was training.
    • Jaypaw senses tension between Crowfeather and Leafpool.

  • Lionpaw's PoV
  • It is his and Hollypaw's first Gathering.
    • Jaypaw has to stay in the Camp as punishment for the near drowning incident in WindClan territory.
    • Berrypaw and Mousepaw tease Hollypaw about her modest progress as a medicine cat apprentice.
  • On the Island, Hollypaw meets the other medicine cats, and Lionpaw talks with warrior apprentices from other Clans.
    • Lionpaw takes a liking to Heatherpaw, a WindClan apprentice.
  • The Gathering starts.
    • WindClan announce Breezepaw as a new apprentice.
    • ShadowClan announce Ivypaw as a new apprentice.
    • Blackstar taunts Firestar over a piece of land ThunderClan gave to ShadowClan which Firestar calls 'prey-poor by ThunderClan standards'.
    • ThunderClan announce Jaypaw, Hollypaw and Lionpaw as apprentices.
  • Graystripe and Millie show up.
    • The WindClan cats want to chase them out, believing they are rogues, but Firestar recognizes his friend and stops them.

  • Hollypaw's PoV
  • The cats greet Graystripe, surprised that he is alive.
    • Graystripe is hurt that Firestar did not wait for him to return.
    • The ThunderClan cats wonder who will be the deputy.
  • Graystripe and Millie tell about arriving to the devastated forest and their subsequent journey to the lake.
  • Many cats are not happy that Millie, a kittypet, will join a warrior Clan.
  • The Clans also wonder who is the rightful ThunderClan deputy.
    • They say that the vigil for Graystripe was false.
  • The Gathering is over and ThunderClan head back to the camp.
  • Hollypaw, Lionpaw and Mousepaw argue whether Graystripe should replace Brambleclaw as deputy.

  • Hollypaw's PoV
  • The ThunderClan cats arrive back to the camp.
  • The cats are happy to see Graystripe, and they also accept Millie in the Clan.
    • Graystripe and Millie sleep in a sheltered alcove behind the warriors' den.
  • The dawn patrol sets out, while the cats who have participated at the Gathering go to sleep.
  • When Hollypaw wakes up, Leafpool sends her to fetch some borage.
    • She heads for the lake and gathers some herbs.
    • It turns out that the herb is yarrow, not borage, and Leafpool is dismayed.
  • Hollypaw is asked to tend to Millie, but she cannot bear the sight of an infected wound.
    • She begins to have doubts about her apprenticeship.
  • Hollypaw has her first battle training in the mossy hollow.
    • She gets to battle against Cinderpaw impressing both Leafpool and Cloudtail.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Jaypaw is still confined to the camp, doing menial apprentice duties.
    • He changes beddings and looks after Ferncloud's kits.
  • A patrol returns and Ashfur reports that ShadowClan marked every tree along the border.
    • Several cats suggest that ShadowClan is up to something, and the warriors argue whether they should ignore or confront them.
    • Brambleclaw sends out a patrol to place scent marks on the border.
  • Firestar asks Leafpool to share tongues with StarClan, to find out who is ThunderClan's rightful deputy.
  • Leafpool sets out for the Moonpool.
    • Jaypaw sneaks out of the camp and follows Leafpool's scent trail.
  • At the Moonpool, Leafpool falls asleep, and Jaypaw enters her dream.
    • The StarClan cats say that both cats have an equal claim to the deputy position, and it is up to Firestar to choose the cat that knows the Clan better.
    • Leafpool looks for Cinderpelt, but she is nowhere.
  • Leafpool wakes up and is shocked when she finds out that Jaypaw entered her dream.
    • Jaypaw tells of his visions and Leafpool thinks that he is destined to be a medicine cat, but he is not interested.

  • Lionpaw's PoV
  • Instead of warming, the weather cools down even more, and the ground is icy.
  • Firestar calls a Clan Meeting to announce that Brambleclaw will remain deputy.
    • Only a few cats cheer; most of them being surprised or disappointed.
    • Hollypaw argues with Lionpaw, telling that Graystripe should be deputy according to The Warrior Code.
  • Brambleclaw, Ashfur, Brightheart, and their apprentices Berrypaw, Lionpaw, and Jaypaw go hunting.
    • Hollypaw, who has to gather some herbs, and Graystripe, join them, and they set out.
    • Jaypaw helps Hollypaw identifying the herbs.
  • Lionpaw is stalking prey when Birchfall appears and announces that ShadowClan have moved the border.
  • Brambleclaw takes his patrol to check it, and they are attacked by a large ShadowClan patrol.
    • The ShadowClan cats taunt them, saying that ThunderClan is not a real Clan anymore, as is full with kittypets.
    • The cats prepare to fight.

  • Lionpaw's PoV
  • Lionpaw heads back to the camp to get help.
    • Two ShadowClan warriors chase him, trying to stop him from warning the Clan.
    • He reaches the camp and tells about the ambush.
  • Firestar assembles a patrol and they head for the border.
  • They attack the ShadowClan cats.
    • They drive them into the brambles, where they are at disadvantage.
    • Jaypaw defeats Owlpaw with Lionpaw's help.
  • ShadowClan retreat and flee.
  • Brambleclaw and Ashfur mark the border, and the rest of the cats return to the camp.
  • Leafpool treats the injured cats.
  • Jaypaw doubts if he can ever be a full warrior, while Hollypaw does not like medicine cat duties.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Jaypaw wonders if he should be a medicine cat apprentice, instead of training to be a warrior.
  • Brambleclaw returns and reports to Firestar that they have marked the trees on the border.
  • The warriors argue if it was a good idea to take in so many non-Clanborn cats.
  • Jaypaw decides to visit the Moonpool, so the ancestors could give him advice.
  • At the Moonpool, instead of meeting StarClan, he finds himself in the Dark Forest.
    • Tigerstar and Hawkfrost appear and offer to train him.
    • Spottedleaf appears and takes Jaypaw back.
  • Spottedleaf says that Jaypaw has the gift of seeing in dreams, and must become a medicine cat.
    • She says that he has power enough to shape the destiny of the Clan.
    • Jaypaw realizes that he will never escape his destiny.

  • Hollypaw's PoV
  • Hollypaw decides to become a warrior apprentice.
    • She talks with Brook, who tells her to choose her destiny based on strengths and skills.
    • She tells about the Tribe, where cats could not choose their path.
  • The dawn patrol leaves the camp.
  • Hollypaw speaks with Leafpool about her decision.
  • Hollypaw and Leafpool speak with Firestar, and he approves, promising that he would find a mentor soon.
  • Jaypaw returns from the Moonpool.
    • He tells Firestar he needs to be a medicine cat apprentice.

  • Hollypaw's PoV
  • Leafpool agrees to be Jaypaw's mentor, and tells that Jaypaw will be a fine medicine cat.
  • Hollypaw goes to fetch Brightheart, so Firestar could speak with her.
  • Hollypaw watches Icekit and Foxkit play-fighting and gives them advice.
  • Jaypaw tells Brightheart about his decision.
  • Firestar appoints Brackenfur as Hollypaw's new mentor.
    • Brackenfur takes her to practice hunting.
    • They meet Spiderleg and Ashfur and their apprentices Mousepaw and Lionpaw.
    • Each apprentice catches prey.
  • Hollypaw catches a mouse, her first prey.
    • She is delighted to be a warrior apprentice at last.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Longtail is complaining of Mousefur coughing at night.
    • Jaypaw brings Mousefur coltsfoot and checks her throat for swellings.
  • Jaypaw is already bored of the tasks and chores of a medicine cat apprentice.
    • He is grumpy and has an argument with Leafpool when she tells him that he should be more polite to his Clanmates.
  • Brightheart is hurt for losing her apprentice, interpreting it as her own fault, and refusing to talk with Jaypaw.
  • The medicine cats journey to the Moonpool.
    • Jaypaw is surprised to see that medicine cats are so friendly and helpful to one another, despite the recent battle.
    • They talk about the late frost damaging the plants.
  • Jaypaw almost falls down a rabbit hole, and attacks Willowpaw when she tries to help him.
  • The cats share tongues with StarClan.
    • Jaypaw walks in Willowpaw's dream and sees her talking with Mudfur.
    • Jaypaw discovers that Mothwing does not dream about StarClan.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Jaypaw is visited by Yellowfang in his dream.
    • She tells that it is dangerous to walk in the dreams of other cats, and that he should not do it.
    • She does not offer replies to Jaypaw's questions.
  • Jaypaw spies on Barkface talking to Tallstar in his dreams.
    • Tallstar tells that WindClan will be attacked by dogs when the Twolegs bring them to guard the sheep.
    • Spottedleaf appears and tells that he should not spy on other cats' dreams.
  • Jaypaw wakes up and the cats head home.
    • He wonders if cats talk about each other's dreams, but Leafpool tells that the dreams of a medicine cat are private.
  • Jaypaw tries to convince Firestar to use the dog attack to ThunderClan's advantage.
    • Firestar refuses Jaypaw's request.

  • Lionpaw's PoV
  • Whitewing comes from a patrol saying that dogs are attacking WindClan.
    • Thornclaw and Cloudtail go to investigate.
  • Firestar assembles a patrol to help WindClan fight off the dogs.
    • The cats argue if they should risk their lives helping WindClan, but finally agree to help them.
  • They arrive in WindClan territory and notice two dogs chasing WindClan warriors, who are leading them away from the camp.
  • Lionpaw attacks a dog to save Heatherpaw.
    • Ashfur, Birchfall and Crowfeather join him and drive off the dog.
    • The other dog is chased away as well.
  • The first sign of Heatherpaw and Lionpaw's relationship shows.
  • ThunderClan escort WindClan back to their camp, to make sure that they are safe.
    • Onestar thanks them, but Crowfeather and Breezepaw point out that WindClan is capable of taking care of themselves.
    • The ThunderClan patrol leaves.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Jaypaw is tired of Lionpaw going on and on about the battle with the dogs for days.
  • Leafpool is worried that they are low on herbs, and there are no new herbs to gather at this time of the year.
  • Longtail complains about Mousefur wheezing.
    • Jaypaw discovers that Mousefur has greencough, and reports it to Leafpool.
  • Cloudtail, Jaypaw and Cinderpaw go to the Abandoned Twoleg Nest to gather catmint.
    • All the catmint is killed by the frost, and they find only a couple of stalks.
  • They head back to the camp and give Mousefur some catmint.
  • Daisy reports that Ferncloud is unwell and Jaypaw goes to check.
    • Ferncloud has greencough, but her kits are not infected.
    • Whitewing catches greencough too.
  • The sick cats are moved to the medicine den.
  • A patrol returns, reporting that there is hardly any prey to be found.
    • Jaypaw wonders why StarClan refuses to help them, and Leafpool says that some battles must be fought alone.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • Poppypaw has greencough.
  • Jaypaw spends the entire night helping the sick cats.
  • Dawn comes and Firestar sends out hunting and border patrols.
    • The hunting patrols barely find any prey and Firestar is distressed.
  • Weaselfur and Kestrelpaw of WindClan arrive to ask ThunderClan for help with greencough.
    • Leafpool says they have none, and they would need some too.
  • Leafpool goes to RiverClan to borrow catmint from Mothwing and Willowpaw.
  • Jaypaw has his paws full tending to the sick cats.
    • Poppypaw nearly dies, but Jaypaw enters her dream to bring her out of StarClan's hunting grounds.
  • Leafpool returns with enough catmint to cure all cats.
    • She says that all four Clans suffer, and they feel that StarClan are angry with them.

  • Hollypaw's PoV
  • Newleaf arrives, the weather gets warmer, and the ice melts in the clearing.
    • The sick cats are recovering and prey is running richer.
  • Hollypaw and Lionpaw go to the Gathering.
  • All the cats at the Gathering look weak, angry, and hostile
    • Berrypaw gets into a fight with Owlpaw, but they are separated by Brambleclaw.
  • Leopardstar speaks about the hardships, the late frosts, the Twoleg menace, and wonders if it is a message from StarClan.
  • Blackstar accuses Firestar of weakening Clan blood by accepting so many kittypets and outsiders, and this is why StarClan lets them suffer.
    • Onestar disagrees, and sides with Firestar.
  • Squirrelflight suggests a special daylight Gathering to celebrate the arrival of newleaf, and to share skills and training methods.
    • Cats welcome the idea and they suggest contests between the apprentices of the Clans.
    • Firestar offers to organize the daylight Gathering in two days, on ThunderClan's territory.

  • Jaypaw's PoV
  • ThunderClan is busy, preparing the contests for the daylight Gathering.
  • Jaypaw is angry because he cannot join in any of the apprentice games, and argues with Leafpool.
  • The other Clans arrive.
  • Leafpool sets out for the Sky Oak, but Jaypaw chooses to stay in the camp.
  • He has a vision of being buried underground while seeing through Lionpaw's eyes.
  • Hollypaw's point of view
  • Hollypaw beats Heatherpaw in a fighting contest.
    • Ivypaw, a ShadowClan apprentice, taunts her.
  • Hollypaw sees Jaypaw running into ShadowClan territory.
  • Jaypaw's point of view.
  • Jaypaw finds Lionpaw and Breezepaw trapped in an abandoned badger set that collapsed over them.
    • Jaypaw pulls out Lionpaw.
    • Crowfeather and Nightcloud arrive, and rescue Breezepaw.
  • The daylight Gathering ends and the apprentices are praised.
    • The leaders decide that the contest is a draw.
  • All the cats praise Jaypaw for his brave actions.
  • Jaypaw walks in Firestar's dream and hears Skywatcher tell him the prophecy about the Three.
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 Sky
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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