tragedy. deceit. romance. four clans in peril after a disasterous fire rips through their forest. shadeclan elders remember the destruction, but for the young it is merely a story retold around the fresh-kill pile. the world is changing all-around, but life can't grow in the burnt forest, and shadeclan's future remains uncertain.
timberclan is tired of shadeclan's unforgiving memories. every gathering is the same - blaming timerclan and fogclan for abandoning them in their time of need. while galeclan continues to carve up their territory, arguments within the clan begin - when does it become about the individual and not the group?
and so the leader of timberclan proposes a new rule, a rule erasing the final warrior code: every clan must put themselves above all else, even at the cost of unity of the forest. and as shadeclan protests, votes from a reluctant galeclan and agreeable fogclan solidify the decision.
with protection of the survival of all four clans removed from the code, the cats of the forest must re-define what makes a warrior's heart.