So I stopped reading warriors at Dark River and stopped caring/following the series at Night Whispers buuut today I was like looking at stuff trying to refresh my knowledge a bit so if any discussions do come up I can participate and I saw Ivypool got an apprentice in Bramblestar's Storm.
Ivypool is such a young cat and there's so many other suitable cats ready for apprentices, not even Dovewing has gotten one however this got me thinking...
Is Ivypool perhaps to eventually become deputy in the sixth arc? Usually the first deputies leaders choose do not end up being leader for whichever reason, either death or something occurring or perhaps even old age, and I'm pretty sure we won't be seeing Squirrelstar, I just can't wrap my head around that being endgame when it comes to who will lead after Bramblestar.
Meanwhile Ivypool is young, has much experience and has mentored. Maybe this means something for her? Either that are I'm looking into it too deep.
( also I know that Ivypool technically is already four years old according to the wiki and that isn't that young at all but honestly I barely pay attention to ages as characters no longer are really bound to it by much if that even makes sense?? )