" I was born to a group called The Vinerose. We were a great group of cats, strong and plentiful. I was born Darkkit. A kit born to The Vinerose was always kit, much like the clans. Then they would get their warrior name. When I was a kit, I was visited by a she-cat named Dappletree. She worked me hard, promising I would be a leader one day. At the time, Giantdove was leader. Talondove was secondary. See, in The Vinerose, a leader's title is 'dove. Not 'star. Anyway. I became an apprentice far before any of my littermates. I was now Darkpaw, proud and strong. Dappletree agreed. But she also said I needed more training. I woke up every morning with aches and pains. But I soon became a warrior by saving a kit's life. I was named Darkwhisper. Dappletree continued to push me, harder and harder. She became brutal and mean, slashing at me and making me practice more and more. I visited our Healer many times. But there was nothing she could do. I was getting hurt too much, too fast. But I soon became deputy. That was when Giantdove lost his eighth life. Dappletree persuaded me to kill Giantdove. And I did. I took Giantdove's last life. I became leader. Our secondary leader, Talondove, was soon murdered by a fox. I became Darkdove. My daughter, Mistwhisper, became Mistdove. My mother told me over and over that I was evil. That I shouldn't have existed. I didn't listen. Everyone was scared of me. Except Misty, my mate, Mistdove, my daughter, and my two sons, Yewhawk and Flashflame. A she-cat named Deathlily plotted against me and my family. They drove us out. Deathlily hunted us down and killed Misty. Then she killed Yewhawk and Flashflame. Then, she repeatedly murdered my daughter, Mistdove. I watched, scraped and cut myself, as she killed her one last time. I turned and ran. I've spent the rest of my life trying to repent for what I've done. To make Roseforest proud of me. Roseforest is our Starclan." He kept his eyes closed, his voice growing weak by the end. " And then everything seemed to shoot back at me. Songspirit died, we got driven from our home... and Mink broke her leg."