About Warriors

THE CLANS
RiverClan cats are known for their skill at swimming. RiverClan cats are also known for their unique skill at scooping fish from the river. The very first leader was a silver tom named Riverstar.
ShadowClan cats are known for their ability to walk quietly and avoid detection. They live in the marshes of the pine forest, in the shadows almost as dark as most of their hearts. Their first leader was a black she-cat named Shadowstar.
ThunderClan is featured in the books. ThunderClan cats are known for their skill at stalking prey through forest and undergrowth. they live in the forest, under the shelter of trees. The very first leader was a fiery orange tom named Thunderstar.
WindClan are known for their swift paws, which lend ease to catching prey such as rabbits. They live in a partially sheltered ditch in the wide, open moors of their territory. Their very first leader was a tan she-cat named Windstar.
SkyClan was the fifth Clan of the forest. They had to leave the Forest a long time ago when their territory was destroyed, and when they asked the other clans for some territory, they were driven out. They were known for their ability to jump considerable heights, and they have hard gray pads that help them walk long distances on rough surfaces. Their first leader was a grey tom named Skystar.

 

 

POSITIONS
Clan leader is charged with the responsibility to watch over and manage an entire Clan, maintaining discipline, order, and protection. Leaders are normally granted nine lives and a new name with the ending “-star” in a ceremony where nine StarClan cats come to them in a dream at the Moonstone/Moonpool.

 

The deputy is the second-in-command to the leader, and may be considered an apprentice to the art of leading the Clan. They serve in the leader’s place in situations where the leader is unable to fulfill their duties. They are in charge of organizing patrols, and they are often called on by the leader for advice, but other than that, they retain the normal duties of a warrior.To become a deputy, a cat must have trained at least one apprentice. Upon the leader’s death, they become the leader and go to the Moonstone or the Moonpool, so StarClan can grant them nine lives.

The medicine cats handle diagnosis and treatment of both illness and injury for all the cats in the Clan, and interpret omen and prophecy, and generally serve the Clan as a conduit between the earthly cats and their ghostly counterparts.As a medicine cat, they are not allowed to have a mate or kits. In addition to their responsibilities to their Clan, they have responsibility to one another and StarClan. They carry out their responsibilities to StarClan once every half-moon, meeting together to discuss matters privately and share dreams with StarClan. Clan leaders often rely on them to carry messages from StarClan, as medicine cats have a link no other cat has to the deceased.

medicine cat apprentice is the cat that is being trained to follow in the paw steps of the medicine cat. They learn healing and spiritual lore from the medicine cat. Medicine cat apprentices also accompany their mentors in their visit to the Moonstone/Moonpool every half-moon to receive dreams from StarClan. Frequently, a medicine cat apprentice who has full training will be given a warrior name (“-paw” replaced with another ending); however, medicine cat apprentices remain apprentices even when fully trained so long as the current medicine cat is still alive.At the time the old medicine cat either dies or steps down, the medicine cat apprentice becomes a full medicine cat, somewhat like the leader/deputy relationship. When the apprentice becomes the full medicine cat then they can have an apprentice of their own.

warrior is a cat trained in the arts of fighting and hunting. Warriors make up the most of a Clan, and provide that Clan with the protection and food supply that keeps it safe and well-fed.  Typically, a cat is made a warrior at or over the age of twelve moons. In their oath to become a warrior, they promise to “uphold the warrior code and protect and defend their Clan, even at the cost of their life.”Warrior dens are very often near the front of the Clan, where they can protect the rest of their Clan from attacks.There are also senior warriors — older, highly respected warriors, typically mentioned to have a good bond with the Clan’s leader.

queen is a she-cat nursing or expecting kits. Their primary task during this time is the raising of their kits. Some queens stay in the nursery after they have kits. They are thought to do this because they feel they can help the nursing queens. Some queens do not feel suited for Clan life aside from helping the other queens. They most often help other queens when no milk is available, or when the mother is ill or deceased. Kits are protected from attacks and the nursery is often situated at the back of the camp, away from the entrance.

An elder is a retired warrior, deputy, queen, medicine cat, or leader who is too old or not in suitable shape to continue with their duties. Elders are taken care of by the whole Clan, and are given respect for the time they have served as part of the clan. They are responsible for taking the body of a dead cat out to be buried. Some cats don’t become an elder only because of old age; if there is ever a condition which prevents the cat from fulfilling their duties to their Clan, it usually leads to the cat’s decision of retiring.

An apprentice is a cat in training to become a warrior. Their names end in the word “-paw” to signify the “path their paws are now on.” Most usually are at or over the age of six moons. They have a mentor appointed to them at their ceremony and most days are taken out battle training or hunting. They are also given the task of cleaning out bedding and removing elders’ ticks and fleas. Apprentices are not allowed to have a mate or kits, likely because of their young age or not to interrupt their training.

kit is a cat who has not been made an apprentice yet. Their names always end in “-kit”. Most often, they are under the age of six moons, though sometimes they are held back from being an apprentice for a certain amount of time, sometimes due to injury or misbehaving. They stay in the camp and are forbidden to leave it, unless accompanied by an older cat, such as a warrior, a medicine cat, or any kind of apprentice.