"If ThunderClan had marked their boundary clearly, my cats would never have accidently strayed."

—Rowanstar Cloudstar's Journey, Chapter 2

Rowanstar (CotC)

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Rowanstar is a black-and-brown tom.[1]


He comes out of his den when the ThunderClan leader, Lionstar, comes into SkyClan camp to complain that he had found SkyClan warriors on his territory. Rowanstar retorts that they had found ThunderClan cats on their territory too, and that ThunderClan should mark their borders more often so others can recognize the border, if they didn't want cats crossing them.

When a SkyClan warrior, Poppycloud, steps up and tells them all it should be part of the code to patrol borders frequently, Rowanstar lets her speak. He agrees with her that if both Clans were to patrol their territory more often, there would be less conflict. Lionstar, however, disagrees, asking what leader would be mouse-brained enough to have to be told that.

Rowanstar told him that it would be a leader that thinks a patrol walking on their own boundaries is planning an attack against them; that meaning Lionstar. Rowanstar says he will put forward the idea at the Gathering. When Lionstar threatens him, saying he'll be able to rip the fur off any cat who trespasses, Rowanstar replies that they will also punish any ThunderClan cats who cross the border.


When Cloudstar is dreaming and is taken to StarClan, He is reunited with Maplestar, a cat who was at his leader ceremony, and suddenly Rowanstar appears from a clump of ferns. Maplestar introduces Cloudstar to Rowanstar. Rowanstar meows that he was one of the leaders who decided that patrolling and marking territorial borders daily should be a code in the warrior code. He also adds that Skystar made the outline of the territory, but he made the borders strong as stone.

Maplestar seems displeased and mews that she recalls that the issue was brought up at a Gathering when his patrols were caught many times in ThunderClan territory. Rowanstar snaps back that ThunderClan's markers were not clear. Another cat rumbles that both Rowanstar and Maplestar brought honor and strength to SkyClan, but he made the greatest contribution to the warrior code. Duskstar appears and tells the leaders about his contribution to the warrior code. Cloudstar asks if he regrets giving ThunderClan a strip of forest, and Rowanstar is said to look appalled.

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  1. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 104