With spoilers ahead, Fernrustle sits in the article director’s chair to bring us their answer to the titular question.
Please do not read if you haven’t looked at Firestar’s Quest or The Apprentice’s Quest.
Hello Warrior Cat fans and everyone in between…
Today we’re going to discuss the “lost” clan, SkyClan. Some cats thought SkyClan never should have belonged in the forest, while others believed just the opposite. I’ll state some facts supporting SkyClan and against SkyClan, and give you my opinion.
Here we go!
- SkyClan was revived by Firestar and Sandstorm and they were able to survive after the couple left.
- SkyClan’s ancestors showed themselves at different times to the modern SkyClan, proving that SkyClan is meant to be a warrior clan.
- Both Skywatcher and Rainfur’s spirits were seen among SkyClan’s warrior ancestors. This means that SkyClan’s ancestors are watching over SkyClan.
- The ancient SkyClan was driven from the forest by the other clans.
- After SkyClan left, it was forgotten because everybody refused to believe that they were really a Clan.
- Thunderclan has SkyClan blood and SkyClan has ThunderClan blood, since Cloudstar’s mate Birdflight raised her kits in ThunderClan. Therefore, SkyClan may have not been able to survive if Birdflight had not lived in ThunderClan, because if Spottedleaf wasn’t descended from Cloudstar’s kin, she wouldn’t have existed, and she couldn’t have helped Firestar in his quest to save SkyClan.
I’m all for SkyClan, and one reason why is because the leaders who drove SkyClan out came to Leafstar’s nine lives ceremony and said they were sorry. But there’s more than that. SkyClan has showed itself to be strong, loyal, and fierce, like all the other clans. It’s true that modern Skyclan is now made up of kittypets, loners, and rogues. But they still have Skyclan ancestry and they have proved to be brave and devoted to the lives of Clan cats.
One sad thing is that SkyClan was driven out again by rogues (revealed in The Apprentice’s Quest). But, who knows? Maybe later in the series, they will become a Clan once more.