Candle is the former priest on Whitewings and Almond's husband and Urchin's father. Candle was a brave squirrel and do many great things for Larch. He was killed when he was pushed off a mountain on Whitewings probably by orders from King Silverbirch who was very suspicious of priests and listened only to Smokewreath. He trained Brother Flame to take over from him and made a prophecy about Urchin before he was born, "He will bring down a powerful ruler,"