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my-little-starr
12-26-2012, 05:41 AM
Shadows of the Moon

"Sometimes the greatest mistakes in life leave marks that never fade away..."

Summary/Plot: Moonpaw is shunned among her birth-clan for being the half-clan daughter of Raindance and she struggles to fit in with Clanmates who hate her. This is only made worse when her brother, a warrior from her mother's first litter of kits with an actual warrior of the Clan, murders the Clan's medicine cat, Snowfall. Thistlefur, her brother, is exiled from he Clan, and told never to return, but they all know he still lurks in the shadows, waiting to strike again.

After the murder, Moonpaw becomes even more of an outcast amongst her Clan. As things take a turn for the worse when war breaks out among the Clans that live around the lake, only one things is certain. A strange prophecy delivered by StarClan tells that the decisions of five very special cats will either save or destroy the four Clans, ending life as those of the lake territories know it. With war looming overhead and tensions growing among the Clans, even the slightest step over borders could lead to a bloodbath.

"When the moon is covered with the shadows of doubt the stars will fall, snow will be stained red, and the forest will burn..."

StarClan works in mysterious ways, all the cats know that, but would it hurt their warrior ancestors to give them a straight answer for once?

The Clans:

There are four Clans that live around the lake. They are ThunderClan; a Clan who excels at stalking through the thick undergrowth of the forest to find catch their prey. ShadowClan; perhaps the only Clan ThunderClan cats absolutely despise, ShadowClan cats are known for their ability to stalk through the shadows undetected, and it is also said that the harsh northern winds have turned their hearts to ice. WindClan; WindClan cats are best known for their speed and their home on their moorland, their most common prey is rabbits. RiverClan: RiverClan cats are known for their excellent swimming abilities and their prey of choice - fish - but they also eat things like water voles and, very rarely, mice.

StarClan: StarClan are the deceased warrior ancestors of the Clans who live on in spirit form after dying, and watch over the living Clan cats. There is no specific leader for StarClan, since there are many cats from all four Clans that work together. They are responsible for sending signs and omens to the living cats.

List of Herbs used by Medicine Cats:

Alder Bark - used for tooth pain (Used mainly by ShadowClan).
Beech Leaves - used mainly by ThunderClan medicine cats to carry other herbs.
Blackberry leaves - chewed into a pulp to ease the swelling of beestings.
Borage leaves - chewed and eaten by nursing queens to help them produce milk for the kittens, also used to bring down fevers.
Burdock Root - dug up, washed, and chewed to heal the pain of infected rat bites.
Burnet - a travelling herb.
Catchweed - the burrs are used to keep poultices from being rubbed off
Catmint - the ONLY cure for Greencough and Whitecough, two illnesses that causes the deaths of many cats during leaf-bare (Winter).
Celandine - (used by ThunderClan and RiverClan only) chewed up and the juice trickled into eyes to soothe the pain of damaged eyes.
Chamomile - eaten to soothe the mind.
Chervil - chewed to extract the juice of the leaves or root and is used for infected wounds and bellyaches.
Chickweed - a less effective herb used in the treatment of greencough although catmint is preferred.
Cobwebs - used to stop bleeding of wounds.
Coltsfoot - leaves chewed into a pulp for cracked and sore pads (can also be used to ease breathing).
Comfrey Root - chewed into a poultice for wounds and wrenched claws (Can also be used to repair broken bones or for inflammation of stiff joints).
Daisy Leaf - used to ease aching joints and is also a travelling herb.
Dandelion - leaves chewed to soothe and heal beestings.
Dock - chewed into a poultice for scratches and sore pads.
Fennel - juice squeezed from the stalks into a cat's mouth to ease hip pain.
Feverfew - eaten to help with fevers or chills, can also ease aches and pains.
Goldenrod - chewed into a poultice for wounds.
Heather Nectar - makes swallowing easier and good for bitter herbs.
Honey - soothes sore throat and stops coughing.
Horsetail - chewed into a poultice and applied to wounds and also treats infections.
Ivy Leaf - used by ShadowClan's medicine cat to store other herbs.
Juniper Berries - chewed and eaten to soothe bellyaches and to help calm nerves.
Lavender - eaten to help with fevers.
Mallow Leaves - soothes bellyaches.
Marigold - chewed into a poultice to stop infection and also helps with inflammation of stiff jointes.
Mousebile - used to kill and remove ticks.
Oakleaf - stops infection.
Parsley - used for bellyache.
Poppy Seeds - help a cat to sleep and also for shock.
Ragwort leaves - treats aching joints.
Ragweed - travelling herb.
Raspberry leaves - ease pain during kitting.
Rosemary - hides the scent of death.
Rush - used to bind broken bones.
Snakeroot - thought to heal poison.
Sorrel - travelling herb.
Stinging nettle - induces vomiting.
Tansy - helps cough.
Tormentil - chewed and used to extract poison.
Thume - used for shock.
Watermint - eases bellyaches.
Wild garlic - prevents infection.
Willow bark - eases pain.
Yarrow - makes cats vomit.
Death Berries - bright red berries that kill a cat within minutes of being eaten.

Terms and Phrases used by the cats:
Mousebrain - a friendly insult
Fox-dung/Mouse-dung - cat curses used when a cat is frustrated
Foxheart - used to describe a cruel or cold cat (Often used to describe cats your character hates or members of ShadowClan)
Leafbare - winter
Newleaf - spring
Greenleaf - summer
Leaf-fall - autumn
Quarter Moon - 1 week
Half Moon - half a month
Moon - 1 month
Moonhigh - midnight
Sunhigh - noon
Kittenstep - less than 1 inch
Mouselength - 1 inch
Rabbitlength/Tail-length - 1 foot
Foxlength - 1 yard
Leader - leads the Clan
Deputy - second in command, becomes leader if the leader dies, retires, or is exiled.
Medicine cat - a cat trained in the ways of healing who heals the sick and injured
Warrior - cat trained in the ways of combat
Apprentice - cat training to be a warrior of medicne cat
Queen - a cat nursing or expecting kits
Kit- kitten
Elder - cats who have served the Clan and retired to spend their last moons in peace
Kittypet - house-cat
Loner/Rogue - cats with no owners who do not belong to a Clan
Twoleg - human
Half-bridge - a dock
Fresh-kill - freshly killed prey
Crowfood - dead, rotting prey
Silverpelt = a large swath of stars where StarClan reside
Thunderpath - road
Monster - car
Twoleg Nest - human house
Twolegplace - a human town or city
Greenleaf Twolegplace - a summer resort of cabin
Horseplace - a horse ranch

The Warrior Code:

The Warrior Code is as follows:
1. Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle.
2. Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory.
3. Elders, queens, and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders. If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens, and kits are eating.
4. Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.
5. A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.
6. Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vugil for one night after receiving their warrior name.
7. A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.
8. The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies, retires or is exiled.
9. After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before moonhigh.
10. A Gathering of all four Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There shall be no fighting among Clans at this time.
11. Boundaries must be checked and markeddaily. Challenge all trespassing cats.
12. No warrior can neglect a kit in pain or danger, even if the kit is from a different Clan.
13. The word of the Clan leader is the warrior code.
14. An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his/her battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or if it is necessary for self-defense.
15. A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.
Exceptions
⦁ Cats on their way to theMoonpool are allowed to cross other Clans' territories to get to their destination - ThunderClan grounds by the lake, in the forest.
⦁ At the lake, cats may travel on other Clans' grounds as long as they are within two fox-lengths of the lake; for instance, to go to a Gathering.
⦁ Cats may travel on other Clan territories if they have something to report or ask for help
Additional Rules
The following rules are not specifically stated in the warrior code, but are expected to be followed:
⦁ Medicine Cats may not have a mate or kits.
⦁ Kits must stay in camp until they are apprenticed, and are not allowed to hunt.
⦁ The safety of the Clan is more important than the safety of one cat.
⦁ Clans must not unite together to drive out another Clan.
⦁ Clans must not force another Clan to share territory.
⦁ Enemy patrols must not attack cats if they are on a mission all four Clans agree on.


RULES:
1.) All Pe2k rules apply
2.) No bunnying
3.) Somewhere in your sign up please post Mercy Drops so that I know you read the rules.
4.) No flaming other's writing.
5.) Follow ALL Pe2k rules
6.) Players may control as many characters as they feel they can hande, but I personally request you control no more than SEVEN characters each, please.
7.) Please respect each other.
8.) No double posting.
9.) Please let us know if you will be leaving for a short time and what you want done with your characters.
10.) Please note that this is based off the warrior cats series, and seeing as these are wild cats, THEY DO fight over food and territory. There will be fighting in the RP and characters will get injured and die. Keep that in mind when deciding if this RP is for you.
11.) The other special cats to save the Clans will be RANDOMLY Chosen by me. (I'll just write down names and pull them from a hat. xD and then I will contact the creator to discuss how they will eventually find out/ save the Clans)

SU form:

Name: (Note: All kits name end with 'kit' for example Moonkit. Apprentice names end with 'paw' like Moonpaw. Warriors names can vary like Moonfur, Moonshadow, Moonflower, Moondrops, Moonheart, or several others. All leaders names end with 'star' like Moonstar.)

Clan: ThunderClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan or WindClan?

Gender: Tom or she-cat?

Position: (Kit, Apprentice, Medicine Cat Apprentice, Warrior, Queen, Deputy, Leader, Elder)

History: 3-4 lines: (A brief history of your character, what Clan they are born in, who their parents are, are their parents alive? Do they have siblings? Did a sibling die?

Personality: What is your cat like?

Appearance:
For Example -
Moonpaw - pale gray she-ca6 with silver tabby stripes and amber colored eyes
OR
Thistlefur - golden furred tom with green eyes
OR
Snowfall - white she-cat with black paws and blues eyes
(Note that you can also google 'Into the Wild Allegiances' to get a better example of how to decribes the appearance)

MY SUs:

Name: Moonpaw

Clan: ThunderClan

Gender: She-cat

Position: Apprentice

History: Moonpaw is the half-Clan daughter of Raindance, a ThunderClan queen who was killed by a badger, and Jaystorm, a WindClan warrior. Because of her half-Clan heritage, she is shunned by her Clanmates, and this was only made worse when her brother, Thistlefur, murdered ThunderClan's medicine cat, Snowfall. Unsure of if she should stay in ThunderClan or flee to a new and better life in a different Clan, Moonpaw's life is crumbling around her.

Personality: Moonpaw is a very kind she-cat, and is nice to her Clanmates even though they are mean to her. She is friends with many cats from the other Clans, and has a good relationship with her father, Jaystorm, even though she was once angry at him for breaking the warrior code by falling in love with Raindance.

Appearance: pale gray she-ca6 with silver tabby stripes and amber colored eyes

Name: Thistlefur

Clan: ThunderClan (Exiled)

Gender: Tom

History: Thistlefur is the only kit of Raindance's first litter, but unlike Moonpaw, he was not fathered by Jaystorm. His father was Goldheart, a brave and courageous tom who was once the ThunderClan deputy. Furious with his mother for taking a mate outside of ThunderClan, Thistlefur despises his sister, and wishes for nothing more than her destruction along with the destruction of all the Clans. He was exiled for killing Snowfall, the medicine cat, leaving her apprentice to take over.

Personality: A cold-heart and mean-spirited tom, Thistlefur has no conscious and does not care who he hurts as long as he reaches his goal.

Appearance: Thistlefur - golden furred tom with green eyes.

Name: Owlstar

Clan: WindClan

Gender: She-cat

Position: Leader

History: Owlstar was born in WindClan, during leafbare, the only daughter of Dapplepelt and Eagleheart. She had three brothers, Tigerfur, Poppyspirit, and Copperdrop. Copperdrop went onto to become the medicine cat, and died of greencough during a tough leaf-bare not long after Owlstar first became leader. Her other two brothers joined StarClan during a battle with RiverClan over stolen prey. She is getting old, and knows that soon, her leadership will end.

Personality: Owlstar is a wise old she-cat with many moons of experience to help her make the right choices for her Clan. She is slow to anger, but when her Clan is in danger, she is the first to snap and charge into a battle.

Appearance dark brown she-cat with a golden topped tail and white paws.

Name: Ravensnow

Clan: ShadowClan

Gender: Tom

Position: Warrior

History: Ravensnow was the son of the legendary Stormstar, the greatest leader in ShadowClan history. When he was an apprentice, it was quickly discovered that despite being blind, Ravensnow as a great hunter and fighter, able to use his other sense to make up for his sight loss.

Personality: Ravensnow is cheerful and friendly, and well liked by cats in his Clan as well as those from other Clans. A bit of a jokester, he doesn't really take much seriously.

Appearance: black tom with white spots and a white bushy tail and green eyes

Allegiances:

THUNDERCLAN:

Leader: (Open)
Deputy: (Open)
Medicine Cat: (Open)
Warriors:
(6 spaces open)
Apprentices:
Moonpaw (By me)
(3 spaces still open)
Queens:
(2 spaces open, please name who their mates are, and the names of the kits)
Elders:
(3 spaces open)

SHADOWCLAN:
Leader: (Open)
Deputy: (Open)
Medicine Cat: (Open)
Warriors:
Ravensnow (By Me)
(5 spaces open)
Apprentices:
(4 spaces still open)
Queens:
(2 spaces open, please name who their mates are, and the names of the kits)
Elders:
(3 spaces open)

WINDCLAN:
Leader: Owlstar (By Me)
Deputy: (Open)
Medicine Cat: (Open)
Warriors:
(6 spaces open)
Apprentices:
(4 spaces still open)
Queens:
(2 spaces open, please name who their mates are, and the names of the kits)
Elders:
(3 spaces open)

RIVERCLAN:
Leader: (Open)
Deputy: (Open)
Medicine Cat: (Open)
Warriors:
(6 spaces open)
Apprentices:
(4 spaces still open)
Queens:
(2 spaces open, please name who their mates are, and the names of the kits)
Elders:
(3 spaces open)

CATS OUSSIDE THE CLANS:
Thistlefur (By me)
(4 Spaces open)