Barley is a black-and-white tom living with Ravenpaw on a farm close to the forest. He helped Bluestar and her Clanmates to fight off rats while on their way back from Moonstone. Soon after, Firepaw and Graypaw sent Ravenpaw to him so that Tigerclaw couldn't hurt him. When Fireheart and Graystripe bring WindClan home they stop for a night at his barn. Later in the series he helps fight BloodClan. In the New Prophecy he allows the 6 traveling cats a night in his barn. Later in the series he allows all four clans in the barn and says goodbye to Ravenpaw.