ShadowClan was a Clan like no other....
They had darkness in their hearts and frost in their souls. They dwelled in a territory that lacked prey and was not suitable for any cat. ShadowClan cats were starving, while the Clans nearby were thriving with prey. ShadowClan grew cold and bitter over time and wanted so badly to flourish that they gained a thirst for violence and war. They even blindly followed any leader who offered them success. Brokenstar and Tigerstar, now legends from moons ago, were the very embodiment of the Clan’s twisted way of thinking.
But that's not the whole story...
There were a few cats in the Shadows who were different. Felines who were set apart from their peers; that still had good judgment and wished for peace. What happened to these mysterious cats? They were branded crazy by their Clanmates and shunned by their own Clan. So they separated. Lead by a feline by the name of Darkwing. These cats broke away from ShadowClan to build their own version, one that would strive for the balance and peace that they desired.
Where did these cats go? None of the original Clans would ever know.
They disappeared, for StarClan had a mysterious fate for them. One day while traveling, Darkwing and her group became entrapped in a strange two-leg monster. The monster carried them far away from the homelands, barring them from ever returning. The monster released them in a foreign land, a place that no ShadowClan cat had ever heard of. A land where danger was just around the corner and inhabited by strange prey that had never been seen before.
Darkwing and her group were not alone.
The land was cluttered with many cats and even Clans. But these Clans were not like the original ones of Fourtrees. They were chaotic and frail. Clans would be built up one day and gone within a moon. Resources became scarce and cats became selfish and prideful; they often brutally fought for land, prey, and glory. Because of this, the ShadowClan members had to put all of their strength, courage, and ingenuity together to survive. At first, they tried to assimilate to the other felines, but it brought them no success. The cats began to starve more than ever, and their options were quickly being exhausted.
They had to think of a solution, or it would be over for these wanderers...
Thankfully, one member did think of that solution. Stonefur, the second-in-command of the group, discovered a stretch of land that no feline dared to walk on. It was called Drava.
It was filled with many other resources, along with species of prey, but it also contained many, many dangers, making it almost unreachable by anyone. With nothing else to do except starve to death, the group decided to enter this place as a last resort. It was not easy, and cats of ShadowClan died while experimenting with this dark land. Soon, with time and trials, the felines figured out strategies, hunting tactics, and battle skills to cope with the dangers. StarClan followed this new ShadowClan and anointed Darkwing leader and Stonefur deputy.
Even though their story had only begun, ShadowClan could tell that this was the rise of a new life.
|Roleplay Type||Descriptive Traditional|
1. wafflesbutter/Harassment/Forever 2. gingertail21/Harassment/Forever
5. bluewolf458/Leaving Too Many Times/Forever
This is a list of disabilities that are limited to prevent having an overload of disabled cats. Nobody is allowed to pass the amount given and must have permission before giving your oc one of these traits. Please do not ask for us to give you an open spot after a disability has reached its limit, we cannot make any exceptions.
The Leader is the highest rank in the Clan. They are wise, intelligent, brave, and do everything in their power to help the Clan thrive. The leaders of the Clan are given 9 lives from StarClan and are known to have longer lives than most felines so that they can guide their Clan for many moons. As the commander of the entire Clan, they deserve the utmost respect.
These felines are the second in command powers of the Clan. They are like leaders in training or backups for when the leaders are unable to perform their duties for any reason. The deputies also are expected to take charge when the leaders step down or pass away. Just like the leaders, the deputies are to be respected.
Head Medicine Cat >>1/1<<
This rank is temporarily closed.
Being a level ahead of medicine cats, the Head Medicine Cat has more herb knowledge than regular medicine cats and has a stronger bond with Starclan. Head Medicine Cats are commonly chosen because they have been a successful medic longer than others. Their jobs aren't much different, but they are expected to manage the medicine den and take responsibility. Because they have worked hard to reach this arduous rank, they are given as much honor and respect as you would do to an elder.
Medicine Cats >>3/3<<
This rank is closed.
Medicine cats are the healers of Shadowclan, known for their wisdom and their great knowledge in healing and Starclan. The leaders often look to the medicine cat for guidance during troubled times. Being the closest rank to Starclan the wise medicine cats are known to receive prophecies and interpret different signs from our ancestors.
Medicine Cat Apprentices >>3/3<<
This Rank is closed.
Medicine cat apprentices are young felines were chosen (by the medicine cat) to succeed them when they go to Starclan. Unlike the Warrior apprentices the medicine cat apprentice doesn't spend much time learning to hunt or fight, instead, they memorize herbs, learn medicine procedures, and train to pick up certain signs and prophecies from Starclan.
The Generals are the most able-bodied felines in ShadowClan. They have been picked by the leaders to oversee the training of apprentices and make sure the warriors are in top shape. They lead training sessions and make sure the apprentices have respect for their mentor and higher ranks. Along with that the Generals are given the job to think of new training methods, fighting/hunting tactics, and are often called to help plan strategies for battles.
Elite Warriors >>6/6<<
The Elite Warriors are a step up from the average warriors. They have great knowledge in both hunting and fighting and have the field experience necessary to make smart choices in a conflict which is why they are often chosen to lead missions or patrols. Elite warriors are often given to the senior warriors as a token of gratitude for their service but they can also consist of the dedicated younger warriors too. These cats are to be treated with honor and respect as they have served the clan well.
Note: In order to qualify for this rank you must be active in roleplay and have been in the Clan for two months.
The Warriors are full grown cats that make up the majority of the clan. They have been well trained to protect, provide, and feed the Clan. They are chosen to attend Gatherings and are called upon to train the apprentices. They should be treated with respect for their hard work.
Space can be limited, however, if there is a lack of warriors.
The Apprentices consist of kits that are six moons of age and older that are training to become warriors. They have personal mentors who teach them daily. Along with training sessions, the apprentices are required to do chores such as cleaning/fixing dens and feeding the queens/kits/elders. Apprentices are given little time to rest or play, they are expected to spend as much time as possible training to become the best they can be, physically and spiritually.
To Mentors: For Information regarding training and the warrior test, click here: Training Guide
Queens are she-cats who is nursing or expecting kits. Their main job is to take care of and raise their kits. Some queens decide to stay in the nursery after their kits are grown to help and teach other queens how to prepare/take care of their kittens.
To Warriors: If you planning to become a queen as well, refresh your mind on the rules, or if you just want to check on the Queen's Waiting List, go here for more information! Queen's Waiting List
|Ghostwing||Kittybluee20||Bramblestrike||Spiderkit, Harekit, Aspenkit||Temporary Queen|
|Ottersplash||Cashewsss||Cootflash (Formerly)||Acaciakit and Morningkit||Temporary Queen|
|Marsfoot||Puppy86255||Nightblaze||Ripplekit, Ambushkit, and Cinderkit||Temporary Queen|
|Mochaflower||Amethystpetals||Prideleap||Vanillakit, Almondkit, Passionkit, Cottonkit||Temporary Queen|
This rank is temporarily closed.
Kits are the youngest members of the clan. They stay safely in the nursery until they are about 6 moons old. Though they do not have an official job the kits are usually seen playing, sleeping, learning history, or getting into trouble. We ask that you find a family as soon as you can so there are no kits without parents to care for them or join as a warrior first until you are able to do.
Retired felines who are too old or unable to continue their duties. They are taken care of by the entire clan but usually, the apprentices are in charge of seeking their needs. They must be given respect no matter how grumpy they can be for the time they have served ShadowClan.
|Shipdust||Lonelyxflowers||Female||Tigerstrike||Warrior & Queen|
Bone Cleaners >>0/Xx<<
This rank is made up of cats who have caused major conflicts or have broken important laws. Sometimes the rank is given as a temporary punishment but other times it is permanent. Those who are given this rank for permanent or a noticeably long amount of time are given a scratched ear or a noticeable scar. Cats of this rank eat whatever scraps are left after everyone has eaten, they spend their time cleaning dens, taking care of elders, or doing other services that apprentices usually have and are not allowed to attend important meetings or ceremonies. They also must sleep in an uncomfortable den made of stone during the nights. Having this rank is both humiliating and dishonorable for Shadowclan cats and even if you are only given this rank for a short amount of time, you may find yourself having trouble living it down.
Note: This is also the rank that prisoners outside of the clan are given to.
Excused From Roleplay
These are members who are currently inactive for a good reason that prevents them from being able to get on to roleplay.
|Name||Username||Reason||Expected Return Date|
|Sootfeather||TMNT71238||Busy Activities||January 1st|
Cats outside of ShadowClan >>24/Xx<<
These are cats who are not official members of ShadowClan but are welcome to visit us with permission. They are to be treated as friends and are not to be challenged or treated like a trespasser.
|Rushingwater||Soph97||Male||The Malladrite Constellation|
|Owltail||Wigwam39||Male||The Dawning Empire|
|Group Name||Leader's name||Username||Orientation|
|ThunderClan||Dawnstar and Ivystar||Sarahseal1 and YuzukiYri||Fluid|
|Mossclan||Blazestar and Orangestar||Thehuntress5203 and Nastiia8||Fluid|
|Swiftclan||Lynxstar and Fernstar||Chica456 and Rikirocks||Light|
Please remember that this schedule will not always be followed perfectly and there may be days when the leaders aren't online (They do have a life outside of AJ). However all members can roleplay at any time without the leaders as long as the roleplay does not involve a major plot or change (unless of course the leaders grant the roleplayers permission to do so). Sidegroups are hosted after roleplay hours in case there are some people online who want to continue role play.
This schedule is in EST (Eastern Standard Time). It is your responsibility to covert this time zone into your own.
|Type||Casual RP||Casual RP||Casual RP||Training Day + Casual RP||
Casual RP (Plot Opportunity or Celebration)
|Get Together Moment, Casual RP||Special Plot(s)|
|Will Shadestar be online?||Maybe||Maybe||Maybe||Maybe||Maybe||Maybe||Maybe|
|MsBlue||Injury/Whitecough||Beginning of Leafbare||Closed|
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