calm before the storm | REDWOODCLAN WARRIOR CEREMONY May 14, 2020 18:21:35 GMT -6
Post by rain on May 14, 2020 18:21:35 GMT -6
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather here beneath the High Rock for a Clan meeting."
These were dark times. It had just been a few sunrises ago where Orchidshade informed him of LichenClan's reign on StarClan's holy pool, disregarding the warrior code completely and treating their healers as enemies. With their already growing tension and increased attacks, there was truly no room to squeeze any more leniency for Minnowstar's actions. But only his medicine cat knew for now his decision of furthering bloodshed.
Finchstar still felt guilty about preparing his Clan for more battles. But with the way his Clan felt about him currently, maybe a communal blood bath might cheer everyone up, or at least pool their frustrations into productivity. Finchstar couldn't afford to be the good guy anymore anyway. He was losing the respect of every cat in the forest, not just his own. He had to do something. And fast.
But first, he needed to make a few additions to his ranks. And there were two valuable candidates that were perfect for the spot. Besides, if Finchstar needed some light hearted news for once, he was sure his Clanmates were eager for it as well. This ceremony would be the exact thing needed to boost everyone's morale and bring everyone together in a celebration of new born strength before they dive into war. RedwoodClan thrives on their bonds and love for each other as well as protect the code they lived by for generations with their lives. This will be LichenClan's downfall.
As his summer green gaze trickled through the congregation of cats below him like a greedy creek scouring paths, a purr hummed through his chest. He was glad that, even if he was just a rogue to this Clan, he would always hold this golden pride over these cats like a mother to its children. Finchstar knew these cats could get through anything. It was himself he was worried about.
just as a friendly reminder of our redwood traditions!
After a Redwoodclan receives their warrior name, the cat must find the tallest Redwood tree near the clan entrance and climb its massive trunk. Once the cat reaches the furthest branch from the forest floor, the new warrior must sit a silent vigil for an entire night and think about their goals, commitment to their clan, and what it means to be a Redwoodclan warrior. Usually siblings or close friends will climb the same tree together, so they can come into warriorhood at the same time. When the dawn rises from across the island in the east, the new warrior can descend and return to their clan as a true Redwoodclan warrior.