Post by Bandit on Jun 10, 2020 12:54:21 GMT -6
Dawn threatens to break over the horizon as Nettlepaw (c a n n a ), despite her injuries, races back to camp to alert her clan, while in the abandoned campground, Curiosity (Dreamer ) sits in waiting, his lackeys in the shadows.
Beneath him, thrown from the porch of the abandoned two-leg cabin, Thievingstar's (Bandit ) lifeless body lies in the wake of their mysterious and ill-intended deal. Her decision cost the she-cat her life, and soon, her own sound of mind.
Back in the needled forest, Blazingstorm (wish ) and Harechaser (Annie ) wait, unexpectedly, on guard duty, while the rest of the clan lies, unsuspecting, in their nests.
On the other side of the territory, a fight has broken out between Redwoodclan and Thistleclan as the redwood warriors try to deliver the lungwort to the tribe. Defeated, the Thistleclan warriors return to camp, only to find a wailing Nettlepaw. Will Hawktail (catalysta ) and her patrol (Egotistic , Raven~ ) reach Thievingstar in time to save her from Curiosity? Or will the rogues (gammaneise , rhian , wolfiedemon ) prevail?
For those who want to read the events leading up to this thread, please visit Stolen from a Mother.
Recently Dreamer and I participated in a thread that involved Curiosity, Thievingstar, and Nettlepaw. The plot for the encounter between Thievingstar and Curiosity had been in the works for nearly a year, prior to The Apostles opening. Our intention was for the trauma to lead Thievingstar into a state of decline as a leader, while opening up future plots for their illegitimate children, who would be divided among the clans, with Curiosity watching their progress and tempting their fates with promises of the Dark Forest, similar to Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost from the books.
Every step of the way, we have been in contact with the rest of the staff team to discuss the posts, editing as needed and as treading carefully as we could. While we tried our best to convey this thread in a way that expressed clear consent between the rogue and the ThistleClan leader, we realize now that we were ignorant about the circumstances behind their encounter. Due to the coercion that occurred, what happened to Thievingstar was not consensual.
Wish had taken charge of addressing member concerns over the past few days, as they were causing Dreamer and I a great deal of distress. It was never our intent to make members feel uncomfortable. We felt that we could handle a mature thread like this in a tactful way. As Thievingstar’s roleplayer, I felt that the thread was consensual and that she had a choice. Obviously we failed to portray that, and this content was inappropriate, regardless of our intentions or how we interpreted the scene.
Nonetheless, we want to own up to our actions and try to make amends. Originally the staff team had agreed to add trigger warning on the thread and a notice about its contents in the follow-up patrol, but it has been made clear to us from additional concerns from our members that such a rule violation cannot be allowed to remain on the site. It sets a bad precedent for us as both members and admin, and also has significant ramifications for future plots.
As such, Dreamer and I have edited our posts so that Curiosity will only attack Thievingstar. There will be no sexual content involved, and Curiosity will not be siring Thievingstar’s kits as previously planned.
We sincerely apologize for the pain and discomfort this thread has caused and hope to move forward with a plot that is safe for everyone to read and enjoy. Such content will not be permitted on the site again.
Bandit and Dreamer