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Allegiances

FogClan

Leader:

Mousestar, pale ginger tortoiseshell and white she-cat with blue-gray eyes

Apprentice: Smokepaw

Deputy:

Fogwhisker, gray tabby she-cat with white chest and tail

Medicine Cat:

Purplepool, mottled brown she-cat with violet eyes

Medicine Cat Apprentice:

Warriors:

Winterfall, white she-cat with icy blue eyes

Apprentice: Hailpaw

Bloodclaw, black tom with dark amber eyes

Kinklegs, gray and white tom with one crooked leg

Mothfur, brown tabby tom with bright green eyes

Redfangs, sleek black she-cat with red eyes

Littlestorm, gray tom with blue eyes, smallest tom'

Apprentice: Frostypaw

Pureheart, white she-cat with thick spotted fur and blue eyes

Apprentice: Squirrelpaw

Magiceyes, blue-gray she-cat with a white chest and one white paw and blue eyes

Vineflower, golden tabby she-cat with brown eyes

Rivermist, gray tabby she-cat

Pinepelt, ginger tom with green eyes

Daisyclaw, white she-cat with ginger legs and crystal blue eyes

Poppyshine, calico she-cat with a white tail and bright blue eyes

Silentstep, tortoiseshell and white she-cat with green eyes

Oakfur, sandy brown tom with ginger splotches

Dirtclaw, brown tabby tom with hazel eyes

Apprentice: Oatpaw

Cometshine, ginger tabby she-cat with green eyes

Lionfire, golden tom with a brown face and amber eyes

Blazepelt, ginger tabby tom with green eyes

Songfall, gray and white she-cat with green eyes

Ripplestripe, ginger and black tom with yellow eyes

Hollyberry, ginger and gray she-cat with green eyes

Fernshadow, mottled gray and white she-cat with blue eyes

Snowfur, pure white she-cat with green eyes

Nettleclaw, dark brown tabby tom with a white chest

Sunshine, beautiful golden she-cat with bright blue eyes and a stumpy tail (from a fox attack)


Apprentices:

Oatpaw, light ginger tom with amber eyes

Hailpaw, gray tom

Frostypaw, mottled gray and white she-cat with blue eyes

Smokepaw, smoky gray she-cat with amber eyes

Squirrelpaw, light ginger she-cat with green eyes

Kits:

Sagekit, tortoiseshell and white she-cat with blue-gray eyes

Fallowkit, black tom with bold green eyes

Graykit, light gray she-kit with pretty blue eyes and a glossy pelt

Queens:

Mintfrost, slender dark tortoiseshell she-cat with green eyes

Jinglestep, white and brown tortoiseshell she-cat with blue eyes

Elders:

Badgertooth, black tom with white chest and amber eyes, retired early due to filed sight

Echonose, dark brown tabby she-cat with icy blue eyes, retired early due to crippled leg, formerly leader



FlameClan

Leader:

Moonstar, light gray she-cat

Deputy:

Rosesplash, cream she-cat

Medicine Cat:

Firepelt, ginger tom with blue eyes

Medicine Cat Apprentice:

Flowerpaw, golden and brown she-cat


Warriors:

Dovewing, white she-cat with dark green eyes

Woody, dark brown tabby tom, formerly loner

Ashfrost, tortoiseshell she-cat

Tallface, black and white tom with a narrow face

Apprentice: Ashpaw

Burningfire, ginger tom with blue eyes

Clawtalon, black and white tom

Dewfur, Spotted gray she-cat

Whitemist, white she-cat with a black tail

Goldengaze, golden she-cat with amber eyes

Apprentice: Sweetpaw

Snowytail, white she-cat with blue eyes

Nightfangs, black she-cat with a white chest

Shrewclaw, dark gray tom with amber eyes

Fuzzyfern, Fluffy ginger she-cat

Spottedfrost, Spotted gray she-cat

Thrushpatch, Spotted gray tom

Furzepelt, pale ginger tabby she-cat

Apprentices:

Ashpaw, Spotted gray tom

Sweetpaw, Spotted gray she-cat

Flamepaw, Bright ginger tom

Emberpaw, pale brown she-cat

Driftpaw, Spotted gray she-cat

Kits:

Queens:

Hattie, Brown tabby she-cat with green eyes, formerly loner

Cloudgaze, ginger she-cat with green eyes and a pink nose

Elders:

Runningfoot, black and white tom with amber eyes

Raindrop, blue-gray she-cat with green eyes

Smalltail, small gray tom with ginger patches and a small tail


AdderClan

Leader:

Fangstar, elderly black tom with amber eyes and gray paws

Deputy:

Jadepoppy, pal;e ginger she-cat with a dark ginger chest and green eyes

Medicine Cat:

Embertalon, long-haired brown and gray she-cat with green eyes

Medicine Cat Apprentice:



Warriors:

Daisyfern, black she-cat with white splotches

Apprentice:Berrypaw

Shimmergaze, black she-cat

Robinwing, dark gray she-cat with ginger chest

Sedgefern, dark cream and gray she-cat, formerly rogue

Apprentice:Gingerpaw

Sunnyfur, ginger and white she-cat

Wheatwhisker, brown tabby tom with green eyes and one white paw

Raggedfire, dark brown tom

Heatherfrost,ginger tabby

Skygaze, gray tom

Gingermist, golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes

Flowerfrost, gray and white she-cat

Dawnpoppy, gray she-cat with green eyes

Dappleface, gray she-cat with white spots

Ferngaze, ginger she-cat with amber eyes

Wolfpelt, silver tabby she-cat with green eyes

Apprentice:Flamepaw

Splashclaw, dark ginger tabby tom

Toadfoot, gray tom with amber eyes

Flowingriver, gray tom with amber eyes, formerly kittypet

Apprentices:

Berrypaw, ginger tom with amber eyes

Flamepaw, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes

Gingerpaw, she-cat with amber eyes


Kits:

Hazelkit, ginger and white she-cat with hazel eyes

Fluffykit, fluffy white she-cat

Blizzardkit,

Greenkit, dark gray she-cat with green eyes

Silverkit, silver tabby she-cat

Hawkkit, dark brown tom with green eyes

Queens:

Snaketail, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes (Mother to Fluffykit, Blizzardkit, and Silverkit)

Duskcloud, smoky gray she-cat with amber eyes (Mother to Hawkkit, Greenkit, and Hazelkit)


Elders:

Branchtail, white she-cat with a dark ginger tail

Featherfrost, light gray she-cat





GlowClan

Leader:

Lionstar, golden tabby tom with blue eyes

Deputy:

Sungaze, golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes

Medicine Cat:

Softfeather, siamese patterned she-cat with gentle green eyes

Medicine Cat Apprentice:

Sweetpaw, tortoiseshell and white she-cat

Warriors:

Briarshine, brown tabby she-cat

Firetail, bright ginger she-cat

Brackenthorn, light brown tom

Daisyfern, black she-cat with white splotches

Waterbreeze, dark brown she-cat with white spots

Aquaeyes, calico she-cat with blue-green eyes

Eagleblaze, brown and white tom

Mudtalon, dark brown tom

Amberstreak, dark ginger she-cat with amber eyes

Fallowdrift, black tom with blue eyes

Talonflight, dark brown tom

Acorntail, gray tom

Coralfeather, cream and black tabby she-cat with amber eyes

Mistytrust, gray she-cat with blue eyes

Dancingeyes, black she-cat with green eyes

Hawkwave, mottled ginger tom

Mottlefrost, mottled gray she-cat

Grasspelt, dark brown she-cat

Wavefrost,gray and white she-cat

Brightsplash, ginger and white tabby she-cat

Flametail, bright ginger tom

Autumnshine, dark brown she-cat

Apprentices:

None


Kits:

Cinderkit,tortoiseshell and white she-cat

Molekit,tortoiseshell and white she-cat

Sorrelkit,tortoiseshell and white she-cat

Brackenkit,tortoiseshell and white she-cat

Queens:

Graydapple, gray she-cat, formerly rogue

Elders:

Birdsong, ginger she-cat Torchflight, brown tom


NightClan

Leader:

Fernstar, pale brown she-cat with torn ears and green eyes

Deputy:

Dustclaw, mottled gray tom with a scarred face

Apprentice: Stormypaw

Medicine Cat:

Smallwhisker, small brownish ginger she-cat with dark green eyes

Medicine Cat Apprentice:



Warriors:

Darkdapple, black she-cat with white splotches

Pricklefur, slender white she-cat with dazzling blue eyes

Apprentice: Windpaw

Gemeyes, beautiful black she-cat with bright blue eyes

Apprentice:Yarrowpaw

Petalbreeze, light brown tabby she-cat

Whitesong, white she-cat with amber eyes

Greengaze, dark brown she-cat with piercing green eyes

Apprentice:Bluepaw

Tornclaw, ginger and white she-cat

Ashwhisker, brown tabby tom with green eyes and one white paw

Jadesun, dark brown she-cat

Apprentice: Tigerpaw

Appleblossom, dark ginger she-cat with amber eyes and half of a tail

Aquagaze, blue-gray she-cat with blue eyes and a crooked leg

Rustblaze, pale brown tabby tom

Leopardheart, ginger tom with black spots

Apprentices:

Yarrowpaw, ginger tom with amber eyes

Bluepaw, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes

Tigerpaw, tabby she-cat

Windpaw, small brown and black she-cat

Stormypaw, white tom

Kits:

Blossomkit, pinkish gray she-cat with hazel eyes

Tawnykit, tortoiseshell she-cat with amber eyes

Lowkit, black tom

Queens:

Stumpytail, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes and a short tail

Snowstripe, slender white she-cat with dazzling blue eyes

Elders:

Leafsplash, white she-cat with a dark ginger chest


Chapter One

"Purplepool, hand me some more juniper!" Smallwhisker commanded, her eyes bright with worry. Purplepool handed the berries to her friend, and watched Cometshine worriedly. The she-cat was writhing and groaning in her nest. She glanced at the other cats in the makeshift den. Fangstar, Jadesun, Brightsplash, Acorntail, Eagleblaze, Dewfur, Whitemist, Dawnpoppy, Wolfpelt, Oakfur, Kinklegs, Hollyberry, Fernshadow, Yarrowpaw, Petalbreeze, the list went on and on. Bumblebee, Berrypaw, and even Foxtrot had already died. Even her own sister, Songfall, was sick. Vineflower poked her head in.

"Can I do anything to help?" she asked.

"Yes, fetch some watermint from the lake," Purplepool replied dully. Foxtrot's death still hung over her like an entire forest of doubt and grief. Smallwhisker looked up.

"And some poppy seeds, too," she called after Vineflower, who, after fetching Leopardheart, Fuzzyfern and Robinwing, padded out of the makeshift camp. Softfeather quietly worked alongside Firepelt, while Purplepool and Embertalon tried to get Petalbreeze to eat some of the water mint that they had left. She stared into the trees, wondering how the patrol scoping out territories and setting temporary boundaries was doing. Sunshine and Snowfur quietly talked to the jealous Hailpaw, Oatpaw and Frostypaw. Dirtclaw, who's mate Silentstep had gone on the patrol, was talking to Mudtalon. Sagekit and Brackenkit were happily frolicking around while Graykit and Fallowkit listened to Birdsong and Echonose tell stories.

"Purplepool! Jinglestep's kits are coming!" Mintfrost's panicked shriek alerted Purplepool. She glanced swiftly at Embertalon.

"Go!" the young medicine cat urged and Purplepool whisked away.


Chapter Two

"How do you feel, Jinglestep?" Mintfrost asked. The brown tortoiseshell looked up.

"I've given birth so much, I feel completely normal," she joked. Her tail gently brushed her new kits.

"What are their names?" Vineflower asked, sitting next to Littlestorm, who watched his kits proudly.

"The gray tabby she-kit with the pale blue eyes is Newtkit," Littlestorm replied, "And the brown and white tabby she-kit is Starlingkit."

"And the other gray tabby, the darkest one with the pale green eyes is Minnowkit," Jinglestep concluded.

"You have three beautiful daughters," Mintfrost murmured. Jinglestep's eyes glowed. Snowstripe sat by them. She had grown more mellow and gentle, much thanks to Leopardheart.

"I'm glad that Lowkit, Tawnykit and Blossomkit will finally have some playmates."

Jinglestep nodded.

"They're back!" Sunnyfur's loud yowl rang. Mintfrost looked up. Sure enough, she could spot Fogwhisker and Silentstep padding over. Mousestar was the first to emerge from the brambles of where she and the other leaders were meeting. Lionstar and Fangstar followed, soon after came Moonstar. Last to emerge was Fernstar. Mintfrost shuddered when the pale brown she-cat's gaze met hers, and stared at her paws. Soon, warriors started immersing with the travelers, battering them with questions. Mousestar's sharp yowl turned themm away, and she led Silentstep and Fogwhisker into her den.


Chapter Three

Purplepool quietly pawed at a small pultice she had prepared to give to Songfall. Her sister's eyes fluttered open, and she purred at her sister.

"Is that foul-smelling heap for me?" she rasped. A spasm shook her, and she coughed again. Purplepool didn't reply, she just pushed the bundle toward her. The gray and white warrior gratefully licked up the bundle.

"Cheater, you put poppy in there . . ." Songfall yawned as she drifted to sleep. Purplepool quietly tiptoed out of the small den.

"I think Songfall will heal," she reported. Smallwhisker looked up.

"She better, or we will have to stay here while our Clans get settled."

"What, Fernstar won't let us stay?" Firepelt asked, his fur rising. Smallwhisker's eyes were sad.

"She doesn't want to seem weak. In fact, she's anything but it."

Embertalon came running out of her small den where she kept the AdderClan cats.

"Fangstar is dying!" she yowled, "Get Jadepoppy!" As if on cue, the ginger she-cat padded over.

"What is the problem, Embertalon?" she asked. Wheatwhisker and Sedgefenr joined her.

"Fangstar is dying," Embertalon said hurriedly, "Come!" Jadepoppy's eyes widened in panic, and she followed the tortoiseshell into the den. Sevral long moments passed, and Jadepoppy stepped out, her eyes brimming with sorrow. By then, most of AdderClan was gathered around, and many other cats. Mousestar, Moonstar, Lionstar and Fernstar shouldered to the front of the group.

"Jadepoppy, what has happened?" Mousestar asked, her eyes narrowed.

"Fangstar is dead," Jadepoppy replied simply, digging her claws into the ground.

"But how will you get your nine lives?" a black she-cat yowled.

"That's easy," Fernstar replied, stepping forward, her eyes an eerie calm, "She will go to the Moonstream."

"Moonstream?" Mousestar gasped.

"Why didn't you tell us?" Moonstar hissed, glaring accusingly at Lionstar and Fernstar.

"You never brought it up," Lionstar replied. Purplepool looked at Smallwhisker and Softfeather.

"We had no time to," Softfeather replied awkwardly. Purplepool narrowed her eyes. Something was very wrong, and it somehow involved Lionstar and Fernstar.


Chapter Four

"Wow!" Sagekit breathed. Seh rushed forward but Lionfire grabbed her by her neck and pulled her away. Minnowkit sniffed at a small orange flower.

"This smells like poppy!" she squeaked. Jinglestep ran over and pulled her back and set her beside Newtkit. Starlingkit giggled. Mintfrost sighed. She missed being a warrior. Fallowkit gasped.

Mousestar purred as she padded by. She came to a stop beside Fogwhisker. Mintfrost glanced around. It felt strange to be seperate Clans again. Purplepool and Firepelt had gotten dreams from StarClan and confirmed that the Moonstream was the place to go. The Clans had separated, and to add to the chaos, Poppyshine was expecting another litter of kits. Mintfrost was sleeping in the warrior's den most nights now, at Sagekit's request, and Poppyshine was grateful for the room. Minnowkit was bounding beside Purplepool and Newtkit and Starlingkit were listening intently to Fallowkit, who was demonstrating a clumsy hunting crouch. Mintfrost quietly watched her kits.

"So, what do you think?" Fogwhisker's loud meow broke the chatter. They were staring across a small stream, at a sandy clearing with several boulders that looked as if they had been washed out by water were sitting on the hollow's edge.

"It's unprotected," Bloodclaw commented cryly.

"Bloodclaw, you of all cats should know that we can build a barrier," Daisyclaw purred, "Just look at all of thos brambles!"

"Easy water access!" Jinglestep breathed.

"And protected too," Fernshadow purred, "We could hear intruders from miles away!"

"Good for hunting as well," Badgertooth rasped. The Clans had all acquired a taste for fish recently. Winterfall purred approvingly at her brother. Mousestar's eyes glowed.

"Then it's settled," she yowled, "This will be FogClan's camp! Smokepaw, Squirrelpaw, Hailpaw, and Frostypaw! Gather brambles and build an entrance and barrier. Vineflower, supervise them! Oatpaw, work on making entrances for the dens! Ripplestripe and Snowfur will help you. I want some nests as well. Rivermist and Sunshine, gather moss. First off I want our sick cats to be sheltered. Purplepool, do what you can," she conclueded. Purplepool dipped her head. The cats dashed off in different directions and Mintfrost padded over tot eh kits.

"Come on, young ones, let's find a nursery," she ordered.

"We won't be sleeping there much longer!" Graykit gloated.

"We're gonna be warriors!" Sagekit crooned. Jinglestep padded over.

"You'll have to be apprentices first!" she laughed. Mintfrost grinned and picked up Fallowkit amd led the kits over the stream and into the hollow. It was nice, she thought. She searched for a sheltered den and found a large rock covered in brambles.

"Fogwhisker!" she called, "How about this for a nursery?" The gray tabby glanced over and nodded. She motioned to Bloodclaw and Daisyclaw, who padded over and started clearing out the brambles and pushing them to Smokepaw, who had bounded over to get some. Mousestar padded to a medium sized rock and purred.

"We have some moss!" Sunshine called, padding over. Purplepool was standing over Songfall, Oakfur, Hollyberry, and Fernshadow. They were lying on a small screen of brambles, hatily built. A few leaves and berries were secure under gorse. Squirrelpaw had just pulled some brambles out of a small rock with a crystal pool and a small trickling stream about a length of a rabbit flowing inside.

"Is that going to be the medicine den?" she called to Purplepool, padding over to help pull out brambles and gorse. Purplepol nodded.

"It's perfect!" she purred. Kinklegs padded over.

"We found small holes in the wall of the rock too for storing herbs and berries," he added. Rivermist set down some moss inside the dusty den.

"Get them inside," she instructed Purplepool, "We'll clean later." The mottled medicine cat nodded and she and Kinklegs gently moved the ill cats inside the den. Rivermist and Sunshine darted away to get more moss and this time Dirtclaw and Silentstep followed them with Pinepelt close behind. Ripplestripe padded over.

"How's Hollyberry?" he asked gently, careful that the kits wouldn't hear. The ginger and gray warrior was Ripplestripe's sister.

"She's recovering," their mother Daisyclaw replied before Mintfrost could, "The herbs are doing her good." The black and ginger tom just nodded briskly and ran off to join Snowfur and the apprentices. A small wall of gorse and brambles was already building up.

"Can we help?" Graykit asked, bounding up, "We'll be apprentices in a few days!" Sagekit joined her.

"Oh, yes, please?" Mintfrost glanced at Lionfire, who shrugged, and then at Mousestar, who was purring.

"Go ahead," she mumbled, and, squealing, the kits bounded off to join Oatpaw, who had joined the barrier building team while Fogwhisker, Winterfall, Pureheart, and Magiceyes took over making entrances to dens. Littlestorm was working on an entrance to the to-be nursery. His mate Jinglestep watched him calmly while Newtkit and Starlingkit bounded around. Minnowkit watched them quietly, her tail waving.


Chapter Five

"You know, Purplepool, I kind of like this place. It's really peaceful."

Purplepool looked up from her juniper. The comment came from Fernshadow. Hollyberry nodded, and coughed.

"When I recover, I can't wait to explore!" the young warrior put in. Oakfur, who had finally fully recovered, but was still under Purplepool's supervision, nodded.

"I think my kits know more of this place than I do!" Songfall, who was also getting better, was about to reply when Sunshine, Frostypaw, and Kinklegs came running in. Purplepool glanced at them, puzzled.

"We found a badger set!" Sunshine yowled, "They're coming here!" Mousestar came out.

"Fogwhisker, Rivermist, Mothfur, and . . . Winterfall. Come," she meowed. The warriors stood up. Purplepool pricked her ears. She could now hear the badger lumbering towards them.

"We must attack it before it reaches camp!" Winterfall hissed.

"Winterfall and Mothfur, attack from the rear. Fogwhisker and Rivermist, come with me," Mousestar began, "Hm, Daisyclaw and Ripplestripe, back us up."

Ripplestripe ran to Mousestar's side, with his mother following him slowly. Mousestar flicked her tail, and led the patrol out of camp.


Chapter Six

"Jadepoppy, have you gone to the Moonstream yet?" Mintfrost heard Mousestar ask. The pale ginger she-cat bristled.

"Of course I have," she hissed. Mousestar narrowed her eyes. Jadepoppy lashed her tail.

"I am Jadestar now," she announced. By now every cat's head was turned to the large log where the leaders crouched. Moonstar and Lionstar dipped their heads. Fernstar just nodded.

"My deputy is Shimmergaze!" she continued, and purred at the yowls of approval for the black she-cat.

"We have settled into our new territory well, and are doing great," she concluded, and stepped back. Fernstar took her place.

"All is well in NightClan," she called, "We assume you all know about Snowstripe's kits," she purred at the hisses from AdderClan, "And we also have new warriors. Welcome Yarrowclaw and Bluestorm!"

"Yarrowclaw! Bluestorm!" Fernstar stepped back, her gaze resting on the ginger she-cat and tom. Mousestar stepped forward, casting a sharp glance at Lionstar.

"We chased a badger out of our territory," she called, and ignored the mumbles of worry that rippled through the warriors, "And Poppyshine is expecting another litter of kits. Jinglestep also had her litter- they are at camp. Starlingkit, Newtkit, and Minnowkit."

"GlowClan is well," Lionstar announced, "But we found some foxes. We chased them off though."

"Very well then," Moonstar called, "FlameClan is fine. We have new kits as well. Welcome Dreamkit and Molekit."


Chapter Seven

"Making new apprentices is a sign of hope and unity. Today Mintfrost's kits Fallowkit, Graykit and Sagekit will become just that. Graykit, from this day, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Graypaw. I ask StarClan to watch over you and guide you until you find in your paws the strength and courage of a warrior. Pinepelt, you will be mentor to this apprentice. You are a brave and trusted warrior, and I hope you will pass this knowledge to your new apprentice. Fallowkit, from this day, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Fallowpaw. I ask StarClan to watch over you and guide you until you find in your paws the strength and courage of a warrior. Redfangs, you will be mentor to this apprentice. You are a skilled and brave warrior, and I hope you will pass this knowledge to your new apprentice. Sagekit, from this day, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Sagepaw. I ask StarClan to watch over you and guide you until you find in your paws the strength and courage of a warrior. Rivermist, you will be mentor to this apprentice. You are a clever and trusted warrior, and I hope you will pass this knowledge to your new apprentice!" Mousestar yowled. Mintfrost's eyes glowed with pride as Sagepaw, Graypaw and Fallowpaw touched noses with their mentors.

Now this place is truly home.

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