This Kingdom is Ours || Redwood vs. Lichen May Patrol May 16, 2020 13:34:59 GMT -6 wish and gammaneise like this
Post by moony on May 16, 2020 13:34:59 GMT -6
Loudstorm we need to talk," Finchstar approached the lynx point tom. The tabby and white leader appeared solemn, and Loudstorm straightened in concern. The conversation which ensued was one the warrior had never expected to have. Finchstar took Loudstorm to his den where they were joined by Redfox. The deputy had recently moved to the nursery to give birth to her and Finchstar's kits. The royal couple outlined a plan for an attack on LichenClan. Loudstorm's blood boiled with anticipation, but his stomach rolled in fear. "Loudstorm," Redfox tacked on at the end "I want you to stand in my place as deputy until my kits are weened." A fear of a different kind washed over Loudstorm then. A fear of a responsibility he never sought. But what could he say? With a nod the pale tom accepted the duty placed before him.
The moon, a mere sliver of a crescent in the sky, was nearing its apex. But a thick cover of looming storm clouds fringed the horizon. As if to further enhance the looming atmosphere the low rumble of thunder echoed through the air, a flash of distant lightening illuminating the horizon for a split second. Loudstorm crept through the underbrush, his gaze focused ahead of him. Behind him trailed the rest of the Redwood patrol. Warriors, family, cats Loudstorm cared for. He was leading them to danger. With LichenClan, no, with Minnowstar, extending her tyrannic reach Finchstar had called his clan to action. It was time to fight back. When Orchidshade had returned from the half moon barred from the cave their ancestors had visited over the generations, it had become apparent that RedwoodClan could not remain passive any longer.
As the patrol moved across the border between LichenClan and RedwoodClan, Loudstorm's mind pulled forward and image he carried close to his heart. Dawnlight. He had gone to her after his discussion with Finchstar. Just her presence was enough to calm the nerves that riddled his body. As the patrol gathered together, Loudstorm looked back one last time, taking in the scene of Dawnlight sitting in the middle of camp. I'll come back. And I'll bring everyone back safe as well. He was here now, he would do everything in his power to keep that promise.
The crash of waves on the cliff-side grew louder. The patrol was within sight of the Moon Cave now. Finchstar, Loudstorm knew, was situated in the back of the patrol. Finchstar had placed Loudstorm in the lead, and Loudstorm was quite aware of the trust this placement put on him. He flicked his tail, signing the patrol to stop behind him in the bushes. The wind was blowing toward the patrol of forest cats, masking their scent from the guards stationed at the mouth of the cave. Two silhouettes were visible on either side. The scent that blew toward Loudstorm was familiar. As another flash of lightning lit the sky, beckoning the storm closer, Loudstorm recognized Sandbriar. The other cat was not recognizable to Loudstorm, but if they weren't careful when they approached one of them would be able to escape to call reinforcements. With a deep, steadying breath Loudstorm looked over his shoulder. His fellow warriors, and some apprentice, and his leader, all stood behind him in anticipation. His voice low, but audible to those behind him, Loudstorm spoke. "Steady." Honeysnap stepped beside Loudstorm and he whispered to her "Watch the silver one," Swansong was the name that crept into Loudstorm's mind.
"Stay hidden for now, wait for my signal," The patrol had been prepared for the cave to be guarded. But Finchstar had wanted to make a statement. So, Loudstorm would move in alone at first. One of the guards would be allowed to get reinforcements, and then the real battle would begin. Without hesitation Loudstorm stepped from the shadows, gaze focused on Sandbriar. Loudstorm placed a smile on his face. "Good evening, Sandbriar, lovely night for a stroll isn't it?" He knew his clan-mates waited in the shadows, waiting to appear. The lynx point tom stopped a few fox lengths from the two LichenClan warriors, keeping himself appearing relaxed to post pone the battle Loudstorm knew would be inevitable. "I don't want to fight you, but I will. You know LichenClan is wrong to be keeping us from the Mooncave like this. So how about you just give up?" He flicked his tail towards the cave, and he felt the tension rise as the rest of the patrol stepped from the bushes. Loudstorm knew they would wait, their presence was the threat they needed to motivate one of the she-cats to run.
1. Loudstorm vs. Sandbriar
2. Hemlockheart vs. Finchstar
3. Minnowstar vs. Tigerpool
4. Ravenfeather vs. Ashfrost
5. Creekpaw vs. Gullheart
6. Windpaw vs Rosemarypaw
7. Riverpaw vs Ruefeather
8. Petalshade vs Shrewfur
9. Swansong vs Honeysnap