ha in this short longtail is a new warrior. i made him how i've always seen him, a loyal, tall cat with a shy side (he never approaches da girls and never has had a mate)
darkstripe, the main antag in this short is very discord-y or loki like. and stuff. he basically gets longtail under his thumb by the end of the story. this is what i'd like to think of as the 'changing point' to a more chaotic good personality he has in into the wild.
this short also happens the season before into the wild. and honestly i think it actually sets up longtails actions in it pretty well. also my thinkings, but i believe he challenges rusty in the book because he feels the need to basically 'repent' for his deeds in this short. Also, he could have been forced to by darkstripe.
im also sure darkstripe rubbed off on him since they had a mentor apprentice relationship ha!