Post by wish on May 1, 2021 10:28:47 GMT -6
MAY ANNOUNCEMENTS 2021
How is it already almost summer? Does time even exist anymore? What’s happening? Welcome to another month of cat
hellland! We hope that this month brings peace and tranquility to our members as we know the month of April was a doozy for many! Remember to take time for yourself and relax! It is important to make sure your own needs are met before the needs of fake battle cats That said, we look forward to all of the new threads and characters this month! We can’t wait to see what our members write next!
This month, we’re introducing a Spring Cleaning event to finish up some old threads, a battle training event for Thistleclan, a reminder about the “New Beginnings” contest and rogue event, a new tribe NPC bio and Canon Adopts, and our usual plot and site updates! We don’t have any major patrols this month since we wanted to focus on finishing current threads and plot-lines before we introduce more content! We’re planning to have some exciting patrols come June!
We also want to welcome Caustic , codered , Teeks , and teegan to The Apostles! Please check out the Newbie Guide, Clan & Tribe information, and Island Timeline, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to a staff member here on the site or on the discord. We’re excited to have you here!
SPRING CLEANING EVENT ---
In honor of the arrival of new-leaf and warmer weather, we wanted to officially clean out our boards and finish some old threads! We hosted a similar event back in May 2020, which was a big success! This time around, however, we want to focus on a tiered list of prizes vs. a single winner or runner-up, so that everyone has an incentive to participate at their own pace and win some site-related prizes
The event will run from May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. All participating thread members will be awarded points for each completed thread, with certain threads earning more points than others. The point values are listed below:
Finish a thread: 1 pt
Create & finish a thread in the month of May: 2 pts
Finish a thread created before March: 3 pts
Finish a plot thread: 5 pts
Tier 1 - 5 pts
- Free forbidden romance request w/ no consequences
Tier 2 - 10 pts
- Free forbidden romance request w/ no consequences
- Custom litter roll
Tier 3 - 15 pts
- Free forbidden romance request w/ no consequences
- Custom litter roll
- Extra character slot or rare trait/breed
As always, members who participate in the event will also receive a limited edition Spring Cleaning award to display in their awards collection!
Members are responsible for keeping track of their own finished threads using the form listed with the OTM nominations. We will then announce who earned which tiers and award the prizes come the June Announcements. We hope this gives everyone a chance to identify their old threads and then strategize to finish them out. If you have any questions, please reach out to a staff member via dm or in the #questions-for-staff channel.
BATTLE TRAINING: TC EDITION ---
To prepare Thistleclan to take back their camp from the rouges, we are holding a Battle Training Event: TC edition to earn discounted stats. This means that any battle training thread, whether between two or three warriors or a mentor and their apprentice, created and finished between May 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021 can be redeemed at half-off for any stat point.
1 finished thread = 1 stat point of your choosing for each character involved.
- Thread must be created and finished between May 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021
- Characters must be in Thistleclan
- Thread must specifically feature battle training
- Threads can have as many characters as you want, but keep in mind that threads between more than four characters tend to take awhile to finish.
- Finished threads must have at least 6 posts and a narrative conclusion to be considered finished.
- There is no thread limit, so take advantage of this event if you want to earn some stats for your characters!
- *Our normal stat redemption / apprentice ceremony rules still apply, which means a thread used for a ceremony request cannot be used for a stat redemption and vice versa.
Members who also create and finish a thread during this event period will receive the limited edition battle training event award, which can only be redeemed during these events. If you have any questions, please reach out to a staff member!
BATTLE TRAINING REDEMPTION ---
For those of you who participated in the battle training event for Redwoodclan and Lichenclan, please remember to visit the Expanded Modifiers: Stat Redemption thread to claim your discounted stats. Both members are responsible for requesting their own stat individually for their character and must state the stat was earned via the event.
As a reminder, you can only claim a strength, defense, or accuracy stat. Members who participated in the event will also receive the limited edition Battle training event award:
If you have not received your award, please reach out to a staff member, and we will add it to your profile!
"NEW BEGINNINGS" CONTEST ---
As a reminder, we are currently hosting a “New Beginnings” thread contest, which will end on June 1, 2021. If you’re interested in participating in the contest, please prioritize these threads so they can be finished by the deadline! June will be here before we know it! Additionally, if anyone is interested in offering art as a prize for the contest, please reach out to a staff member!
ROGUE EVENT REMINDER ---
The rogue event will also end on June 1, 2021. Members who participate in the event, which does not require a finished thread, merely participation, will receive a limited edition award. So make sure to start those rogue threads as these are allowed to continue well past the due date. However, once June 1 hits, rogue event threads will no longer be allowed to be created. For more information, visit the March Announcements.
OTM WINNERS AND NEW CATEGORIES ---
MEMBER OF THE MONTH --
Starting her first tech job and juggling classes, while still somehow having time to build up Redwoodclan’s rickety reputation, it is no surprise that captain is May’s member of the month! Known for the cutest Hamtaro avatar on discord, she has been with us for five months now, and has managed to make quite the mark in less than half a year! Congratulations to captain ! You definitely deserve it! Captain RPs the characters: Icesong, Brackenpaw, and Songbird.
Thanks to Captain’s expertise around the plotting channel, she is one of the most ready, open, and fun people to scheme with. From adopting and turning Songbird into the cute shy kitty they are today to Icesong’s many potential heart breaks, Captain is always prepared to pounce on the next opportunity to carve out a new story! On top of that, she is currently tackling the hard responsibility of role-playing Finchstar’s deputy, which is commendable in itself. Because not only does she have to somehow revive the clan’s spirits, but she has to also revolutionize their entire battle regime, while making sure Finchstar doesn’t throw up in the process. What a brave and heroic task to uphold!
If Captain isn’t on the discord cooking up more delicious plots, she is either offering a friendly word of advice or chatting away in the general. Always in positive spirits, Captain is one of our most respectful members, and we sincerely appreciate her friendly presence! She also is a fellow Pokemon fiend, possesses a scary amount of math skills, and owns the most jealousy-inducing fish in the world: a Koi Betta Fish. Do we also need to mention Captain boosted our server?? That means real money people! We greatly appreciate you captain , and we can’t wait to see what you do next! Congratulations!
CHARACTER OF THE MONTH --
So, who’s the only cat on the island that actively describes the feeling of murdering another cat as a thirsty craving? Why, our winner of the biggest edgelord of course! Bigger than a fox and darker than the night, Mizar comes in claws first to take that edgy, edgy title! Congratulations Mizar and Silverfire ! You 100% terrify us all!
Reveling in depleting pulses and the taste of blood isn't the only thing Mizar likes to do in her spare time. Imagining fun torture methods is also a good substitute! Described as a literal serial killer, it’s no wonder that Mizar took home first place the biggest edgelord on the island. Indeed, she is in a different league of her own, belonging as the main villain in an anime rather than a warriors book. Her dialogue is full of poisonous flavor, managing to sound sweetly insane with a hint of spice.
What truly makes this cat sadistic is her history. Not because it harbors any of the usual, villainous backstory, but because she grew up normally with a caring family! Which means, it wasn’t nurture folks! Mizar is 100% nature with the instinctual desire for blood and agony, which somehow makes it even worse! There's no bigger edgelord we could congratulate more other than the sadist herself! Another round of applause to Silverfire for writing such a lovable yet vicious character!
SHIP OF THE MONTH --
What other way to celebrate the most tragic couple other than with the depressing relationship of Finchstar and Redfox? The deputy's untimely demise was already a crucial loss for Redwoodclan, but the fact that she was also Finchstar’s mate, and his last anchor to sanity, somehow makes it worse. Just kidding! What actually makes it even worse is that the once standing couple had a lovely litter of children, who also followed the same fate as their mother. Makes this one kind of hard to congratulate? Right? Nonetheless, congratulations rain ! You definitely know how to roleplay a tear-jerking tragedy!
While their relationship wasn’t exactly paradise before Redfox’s death, since Finchstar was depressed, and therefore useless, after losing to Minnowstar and Redfox was more than restless after nursing their kits, it was still at least salvageable with moments of romance between the tenseness. Redfox wanted to become leader, when instead she should have focused on encouraging her anxiety-ridden mate. Regardless, their affection was able to mend their many disputes and bond them together with love for their kits.
Little did they know, however, it would be for naught. With Redfox’s death and the loss of their kits, Finchstar is more depressed and lonely than ever, making this one of the most tragic relationships on the entire island. We can only hope that Finchstar will find happiness again. Congratulations rain ! Even though this one is a doozy, you sure know how to play it well!
RELATIONSHIP OF THE MONTH --
Leopardface is back at it again! Already guilty for seducing the timid Lavendermist in the safety of Lichenclan’s tunnels, this slime ball is ready for round two! Bring on the sin baby! Instead of sticking to the she-cat’s of his own clan, Leopardface is now branching out into Redwoodclan’s forest, and the poor, sweetly naive Leafdapple is his first victim. Nominated as our most toxic relationship on the island, Leopardface and Leafdapple have won the coveted R-OTM for the month of May! Congratulations maxx and moony ! We can only hope that they both can come out of this relationship unscathed!
Their blossoming romance
should we even call it that?only occurred by chance! It was merely a coincidence that Leafdapple ventured near the Lichenclan border at the same time as Leopardface, setting off an event that would surely impact them both. As soon as the spotted tom caught the beautiful Redwoodclan warrior in the dappling sunlight, destiny was written in the stars! He was gonna be nasty folks! With his perfectly crafted charm and wit, Leopardface went in for the kill, and Leafdapple, a natural flirt, was only too willing to take the bait.
Even against her better instincts, Leafdapple was sucked into the handsome tom’s game, the poor molly but another casualty in Leopardface’s selfishly indulgent rampage. But hey! Who knows? Perhaps with some time, Leopardface might actually find the right she-cat and learn a thing or two from Yewthorn before it’s too late! Or Leafdapple is merely the first cat of many in his quest to cross the border for some tail. Not every bad deed needs to become a teachable moment Congratulations to maxx and moony for allowing us to indulge in such a spicy, yet toxic, romance! We gotta love it when it’s bad!
THREAD OF THE MONTH --
What is more somber than being delivered good news only to realize there might be nothing to celebrate? This is why THE GOOD AND THE BAD is top voted for the best rainy day thread this month! And what is worse than seeing a sick and worried Mousesong? Congratulations maxx , @dreamer , and Bandit for such a fantastic thread!
After an examination performed by Orchidshade, the medicine cat casually slips in the news of kits, making this thread the first time Mousesong knows of her pregnancy. But instead of cheers of joy, a storm of concern followed, which seemed uncharacteristic of the usually bubbly she-cat. With the looming sickness eroding Redwoodclan, the missing space of Mousesong's parents, and the fear for Ravenfeather's safety, the thought of tiny defenseless lives seemed scary.
But Mousesong was saved by Rockjaw's relentless optimism
we know this man can never crack a frown, cushioning a few problems and encouraging a few smiles. It still doesn't overshadow Orchidshade's foreboding narration that truly sets the stage for the gloomy clouds over a scene that deserved more sunlight. Congratulations again for such a good set up and an even better payout! This thread is well worth the rainy day read!
MAY NOMINATIONS --
The themes for April are:
C-OTM: Character with the best leadership skills / qualities
S-OTM: Best blossoming romance
R-OTM: Best mother/child relationship
T-OTM: Friendliest clan x clan interaction
Nominations for March will last until May 14 2021. Voting will then last from May 15, 2021 to May 31, 2021. Remember to vote with the form listed below.
[b]Member Name:[/b] Name here
[b]Member nomination:[/b] M-OTM nomination here
[b]Character nomination:[/b] C-OTM nomination here
[b]Ship nomination:[/b] S-OTM nomination here
[b]Relationship nomination:[/b] R-OTM nomination here
[b]Thread nomination:[/b] T-OTM nomination here
[b]Spring Cleaning thread event:[/b]
[b]Completed threads:[/b] Link all of the finished threads here! Yes I know sorry! this sucks!
[b]Point total:[/b] list current point total here
[b]Tribe cat Patrol:[/b] Do you want one of your tribe cats to go on a patrol to RWC? Yes/No. If so, who do you want to go and why?
[b]Notes:[/b] whatever here
NEW NPC BIO & CANON ADOPTS ---
We have a new NPC bio to introduce this month. Sky that Beckons Dawn was Teller of the Tribe of Floating stone from the mid-60’s to late 70’s. The she-cat is noted for her discovery of catmint on the Tribe island, which saved the Tribe from a parasitic infection. Later in her time as Teller, she struggled with decision making, and made a difficult choice as Two-legs crowded the northern part of the island. Read her official bio to learn more.
With this new NPC Bio, we also have three new official TA adopts! Check out Loon that Floats on Water, Leaf that Floats on Wind, and Fire that Shimmers at Night. Leaf and Loon are the only surviving descendants of Sky’s bloodline descending from the Teller’s brother, Cloud that Carries Rain. Check out their details in the TA Canon Adopts!
FUTURE TRIBE PATROL ---
We are planning to announce a tribe patrol come June in which some tribe-members are sent to visit Redwoodclan with a dire warning. If you want your tribe character to be involved in this patrol and/or visit the clan island, please respond using the OTM nomination form above. Make sure to include who you want to be on the patrol and why.
It has been noted that some members want their tribe characters more intimately involved with the clan cats, so if this is your reason, please let us know! While not every tribe cat can be chosen, we will do our best to choose the characters with the most important plot incentives and/or reasons.
MONTHLY PATROLS AND PLOT UPDATE
The illness that has plagued both islands is completing its cycle. Many continue to recover, accepting the illness’ lingering effects. As the island grows warmer, prey continues to grow bountiful. With this burst of life, the sinister shadows of the island lose some of their harshness. But the shadows are still there, about to erupt in the daylight.
Note: Be sure to review our Patrol Updates, February Patrols, and our March patrols. There are no new patrols this month, but remember the two events and new contest we have going on. Important plot related threads that still need to be finished are linked below from oldest to newest. Please prioritize posts in these threads to help the site plot move forward!
- Into the depths (LC Patrol)
- Swept away with the tide (Tribe Patrol)
- you can talk to me (TC vs. LC patrol)
- Exodus (TC)
- Home (TC vs. Rogues 1)
- it's 5 o'clock somewhere (TC vs. Rogues 2)
- Fire and Ice (RWC)
- death berries (LC rebellion)
- Never forgotten (tribe)
With a new deputy and medicine cat apprentice, the dynamics in RedwoodClan are shifting. Icesong falls easily into her role as deputy, getting along with her warriors and instituting training regimes, while Finchstar continues to recover from the loss of his family. Training of apprentices continues, and prospective new warriors near their ceremony. However, the clan continues to live in apprehension of LichenClan’s potential aggression.
- Battle training resumes in RedwoodClan
- Orchidshade and Bouncepaw develop their growing relationship
ThistleClan continues to reside at the abandoned campground, regaining the strength they will need to reclaim their home from the rogues. The process is slow, however, as many ThistleClanners continue to recover from the illness and injuries from recent battles. With support of her sister and deputy, Thievingstar begins to calm and regain more of her previous cool attitude. As she recovers from the shake ups in her own life, she slowly steps up and advocates for her clan once again.
- Fadingkit, Frostkit, and Wrenkit are named apprentices
- The curfew has been lifted. Cats are now permitted to leave camp before dawn and after sunset. Traveling in pairs is still encouraged due to continuing rogue activity.
- Shadepaw organizes a patrol in an attempt to replenish ThistleClan's depleted herb supply
- After being lost for moons following the flood, Willowshine is found
Minnowstar’s plan to attack RedwoodClan again begins to form as Bristlefur starts to enlist all Lichenclan warriors in a strict battle regime. In the shadows, however, the rebellion meets, gathering their members and formally banding together. As warm weather and health returns, it’s only a matter of time before LichenClan makes a move.
- The training regime under Bristlefur continues
- The rebellion meets in secret to formalize their movement in the Clan.
The tribe mourns their losses, but celebrates the growth of their to-be’s who are near their full initiation in the tribe. With the returning warm weather hope peaks over the horizon. Disturbed by the meaning of his dream, Creek plans to discuss its meaning with trusted advisors, fearing the worst for his friends across the lake.
- Creek reaches out to his head prey-hunter and stone-guard to discern the meaning of his ominous dream.
Characters will age one moon this month. Staff will update the allegiances, while members are responsible for their own character biographies. Characters that were created or born in the last week do not have to age and can wait for the next month.
Remember if you have apprentices reaching warrior age check out the requirements and ensure you meet them before putting in a ceremony request.
Note: ThievingxNight and YewxMorning kits are six moons old. SleetxMoth kits are three moons old.
NEW APPRENTICES ---
The ThievingxNight and YewxMorning kits are now both six moons old, which means they are eligible for apprenticeship. The kits listed below must post in the TC ceremony thread in order to be roleplayed as apprentices. Once their ceremony request has been accepted, they may interact with their assigned mentors below:
Frostpaw - Mothfern (maxx)
Fadingpaw - Blazingstorm (wish)
Wrenpaw - Fallenfire (rain)
FUTURE UPDATES ---
As we approach the start of summer, we hope that this means continued activity on the site! We have a lot of exciting threads in store for the month of June, so please continue to wrap up any current plot or really, old ancient threads! We really would appreciate it and commend your commitment to cleaning up the site!
We also hope to release more NPC bios and canon adopts over the next few months, as well as additional awards and continued site improvement. As always, thank you to our members for making this community so welcoming, unique, and enjoyable. You are an absolute treat! Cheers!
The Apostles Staff