SHADOWCLAN

LEADER

SOOTSTAR- dark gray tabby tom with blue eyes

DEPUTY

FALLENBRANCH- dark brown tabby tom

MEDICINE CAT

BERRYPETAL- light red she-cat

WARRIORS

HOLLYFROST- pitch-black she-cat with icy blue eyes and white paws

SHADEFUR- dark gray tom

TOADLEG- brown tom with speckled gray feet

EMBERCLAW- dark ginger tom with green eyes

CLOVERSPECK- dark brown she-cat with white splashes

OWLFEATHER- long-haired light brown tom

GRAYHAWK- very pale gray tom with white legs

APPRENTICE, GORSEPAW

TANGLENOSE- gray tabby tom

SAPPRENTICE, PEBBLEPAW

APPRENTICES

GORSEPAW- dark tabby tom with pale green eyes

PEBBLEPAW- small gray tom

QUEENS

HERONFLIGHT- long-furred dark brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes (Mother to Wolfkit; mottled dark gray and light gray tom with amber eyes, and Smallkit; tiny, jet black tom with icy blue eyes)

DEWLEAF- pale gray coat (mother to Daisykit; cream colored she-cat with dark amber eyes, and Crowkit; dark brown tabby tom)

MARSHPELT- pale brown she-cat with dark brown stripes, (mother to Aspenkit; pale gray tom, Redkit; dark ginger she-cat, and Cedarkit; dark gray tom)

ELDERS

BROKENCLAW- black tom with jagged claws

LIZARDSTEP- dark brown tom

THUNDERCLAN

LEADER

SNOWSTAR- large, pure-white tom

DEPUTY

HAILPELT- pale gray tom

MEDICINE CAT

MISTFUR- dark gray she-cat

WARRIORS

CROWFLIGHT- very dark gray tom

SMOKEWIND- gray tom

SILVERSKY- silver tom

CLOVERMIST- brown and white she-cat

HAZELSPOT- ginger she-cat with white legs

SWIFTFOOT- dark brown tom with very pale yellow eyes

MOSSHEART- gray-and-white she-cat

SQUIRRELTAIL- ginger she-cat with a bushy tail

YELLOWBEE- black tabby tom with yellowish stripes

GORSEBELLY- brown tabby tom

APPRENTICE, MUDPAW

SPARROWFUR- dark brown tabby tom

QUEENS

BRIGHTBIRD- tortoiseshell she-cat

ELDERS

KINKFOOT- white-and-tabby tom with pains in foot

WINDCLAN

LEADER

BLOSSOMSTAR- pale tabby she-cat

DEPUTY

ICECLAW- white tom

MEDICINE CAT

BREEZEWHSKER- tabby tom

WARRIORS

TALLFERN- long-limbed black she-cat

MOTTLEFUR- ragged dark brown tabby tom

FURZESPECK- white tom with gray flecks

SCORCHCLAW- dark gray tom

SUNHEART- ginger she-cat

CLOUDDSPLASH- gray tom with white patches

APPRENTICE, ANTPAW

SHREWFACE- black tom

ELDERS:

CHERRYFOOT- ginger she-cat

RIVERCLAN

LEADER

RUSHSTAR- light brown tom

DEPUTY

CHERRYNOSE- dark ginger she-cat

MEDICINE CAT

FERNSTRIPE- pale gray she-cat with darker stripes

WARRIORS

CREEKFISH- glossy-furred gray she-cat

MINNOWLEAP- smoky black she-cat

SWANFEATHER- long-haired white she-cat with amber eyes

PIKEFANG- dark brown tabby tom

RIPPLEPOOL- black and silver tom

ELDERS:

TROUTTAIL- gray tabby tom

PROLOGUE

Starry figures ran swiftly through the woods. They came to four large oak trees, surrounding a pool. a gray she-cat dipped her paw in the pool, swirling around the water.

"We have all seen it." the gray she-cat began. "The fate of these brothers. It is cruelty! We cannot do such a thing to them!"

A dark tabby tom approached her, his pale eyes gleamed in the darkness.

"Tanglestar, their fate is out of our paws. It is cruel, yes, but if Wolfkit fails his task, the world as we know it shall fall to darkness."

Tanglestar glared at him with dark blue eyes.

"How would you know, Vinestar?" she hissed. "You have never felt the love of a mother, it will break Heronflight's heart, she still loves Smallkit, and so does Wolfkit!"

A white and gray tom cleared his throat and joined in with Vinestar and Tanglestar.

"I agree with Vinestar. Smallkit's powers were not given to him by the ranks of StarClan. We have all seen it, darkness is creeping back into the world, and it is Wolfkit's destiny to stop the Dark Forest."

"But it is cruel, Birchstar!" Said Tanglestar.

Birchstar looked down and sighed.

"You must see that their fate is out of our paws, there is nothing we can do."

With that, Birchstar flicked his tail and the meeting ended. Leaving the empty pool swirling with visions of dead cats, surrounded by a small pitch black tom.