"Because I don't know how to! Look at what happened today: Morningcloud would never have given the order to attack. She'd have found out all the information first, and then made sure that her apprentice wasn't in danger if a fight started. She'd make a much better deputy than me."

— Acorntail to Featherstar in Code of the Clans, page 74

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Acorntail is a tom[1] with an unknown description.


He is chosen to become a deputy after the death of the Pebblefur, the former deputy and his former mentor.


Morningcloud congratulates him and shows surprise at him being made deputy rather than herself. Morningcloud's apprentice, Quickpaw sends Acorntail a glare. Shortly after the deputy ceremony Acorntail is seen organizing patrols, but messes up and begins to fail with despair. However, Acorntail finally manages to put together a hunting patrol and goes out with Morningcloud and Quickpaw. While on patrol Acorntail spots a ThunderClan patrol near the border and sees rabbit fur on an apprentice's nose. He confronts the patrol and accuses them of crossing the border. Then, Morningcloud and Quickpaw appear telling him that they spotted a dead rabbit with ThunderClan scent on it. But after the cats on the patrol make up a suspicious excuse, Acorntail feels as if it would be foolish not to attack them. He ends up attacking them without finding out anything first, and feels horrible after Morningcloud tells him that the rabbit had died on ThunderClan territory and that she didn't want to risk her apprentice's fur over crowfood. After the patrol Acorntail tells Featherstar that he can't be her deputy anymore, because he can't stop messing up and that Morningcloud would be a better deputy then him. However, she's very understanding towards him and tells him that he'll learn. Her words seem to inspire Acorntail, and he tells her that it would be better for a warrior to have an apprentice before becoming deputy. That way, a warrior could best learn how to teach a cat and how to give orders. He tells her he will stay as her deputy and be the best deputy he can be and that Pebblefur would have wanted that for him. Featherstar believes he is right about a deputy having an apprentice and this leads to the seventh law in the warrior code: A cat cannot be made deputy unless they have mentored at least one apprentice. She also agrees to give Acorntail Pricklekit to mentor when the kit reaches six moons of age.

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  1. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 68