A leader is the most important cat in a clan. They decide if they need to go to battle, send out more patrols, and even decide if the clan needs to move to a different area. Every leader gets nine lives from StarClan. Every leader was also once a deputy, but after the leader that made them deputy loses their last life or retires, then they are now the new leader. The leader is close to StarClan, and can get omens and dreams from cats in that clan. They can often take place in patrols, mentoring apprentices, and other daily clan activities. They address their clan's current news at gatherings every full moon, unless sick of injured. Sandstar is the leader of BeachClan, and Moonstar is the leader of MoonClan.