The a few days after Pebblefrost was born, Patchfeather, Dragonfrost, Smokemoon, and many other Snow Herd steeds gathered around Oakberry, a legendary old Snow Herd stallion, to hear the stories of Snow Herds many victories and loses.
Oakberry rambled on for hours, then finally he got to the story of how Coldfire became a captain.
"Many years ago, on an early summer day, just before Snow Herd migrated." began Oakberry, "I was out on patrol with a young under-stallion named Coldheart, when a low growl made us stop and look around, than we spotted a huge brown bear headed towards a group of foals and yearlings."
Pebblefrost, who was had fallowed Dragonfrost to hear the stories whispered, "Isn't that what attacked you?"
Dragonfrost wrapped his wing around her, "Yes, Patchfeather and I were attacked by a grizzly." Patchfeather herd Dragonfrost whisper to Pebblefrost.
"What's a grizzly?" asked Pebblefrost
"Grizzly is just another name for brown bear." answered Patchfeather, in a soft whisper.
"Coldheart bravely flew down and landed in front of the bear. He spread his wings out, blocking the bear's view, and giving the foals and yearlings a chance to fly back to their dams," continued Oakberry, "What happened next, I will never forget. Coldheart made an odd sound to the bear, somewhere between a whinny and a growl. But whatever it was, it worked because the bear turned and ran away. When I got back to camp I told Icewing, and because he was down a captain after a recent battle with Mountain Herd, Icewing made Coldheart into a captain, and changed his name to Coldfire."
Patchfeather looked at Dragonfrost triumphantly, and Dragonfrost mouthed the words "We'll talk about this latter."