This is a wip! not doing everything at once owo
title pending lol
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-Western Canada clan
- make a form
-find pretty pictures!!
-write a dramatic backstory that sets up the plot
-make the culture!! in depth!!
-idk man make a map??
-make short PV-things about ceremonies/places?? that'd be fun!
-studio rules/manager rules
what happens when a kit is born?
what happens when a cat dies?
when an apprentice becomes a warrior?
criteria for becoming a medicine cat apprentice?
what holidays are celebrated by the clan?
how / what do they worship?
what slang terms have formed within the clan?
what are sayings that have formed within the clan?
what are some superstitions?
what are some other types of dialects for the clan?
how do the natural predators affect them?
what are the clan rules?
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The Cats of Bear Rock don't have a single name for the clan, because the nearest other group of cats is on the other side of (XXX MOUNTAIN RANGE). They refer to their clan simple as 'The Clan.' or the 'Clan of Bear Rock'.
When a molly reveals herself to be pregnant, apprentices and warriors run out to hunt birds. They then take the feathers and decorate the molly's nest with them, the leader and medicine cat taking a few of the feathers for themselves. Rocks and other pretty findings are also given to the molly.
When a kit is born, the leader and medicine cat stand vigil over the new litter for three days. It is a sign of respect to the clan's future, and symbolizes the importance of the warriors birth.
When a kit becomes an apprentice, the feathers that the leader and medicine cat chose hand them to the mentors. It is believed that the spirit of the unborn rests in a birds plumage, and the passage of it signifies who the protector of the young life is. There is a gathering within the camp where the leader gives a speech and assigns the apprentice to their mentors. This ceremony is held during the waking hours of dawn and is expected to finish once the sun has risen. After the ceremony, the mentor and apprentice either go to (XXX RIVER NAME) or to (XXX MOUNTAIN NAME) and deposit the feathers - departure from the youth of the new clan member.
When an apprentice becomes a warrior, a ceremony is held, beginning at sunset. The mentor of the graduating apprentice stands beside the leader on the rock and talks for a length about the apprentice, then leaps off and allows the leader to speak. (NOTE: another cat cannot be on the rock while the leader is speaking, it is a sign of disrespect.) The leader then adds to what the mentor said, and then gives the apprentice it's warrior name. After the ceremony, the warrior sleeps in the den with their mother, and in the morning goes and finds gifts to give to her. (Mothers do not speak, due to the fact that they know their children the best without needing to share everything before a clan. It is considered evasive to force a mother to discuss her kit.)
When a warrior becomes an elder, they, along with either a friend, a past apprentice, a descendant, or a mate, go to the place where they released their feathers as an apprentice. It it a quiet time meant to build an undying bond as they age. This isn't a celebration, it is rather a time of peace and respect unto themselves, their own lives, and their ancestors. This ritual is seen as private and sacred.
When a cat dies, their body is taken to a variety of holy grounds for the Clan. If the cat died in battle, they are taken to (XXX HOLY GROUND NO.1), to rest with other brave cats who gave their lives to their clan.(INSERT DEATH SAYING HERE) If they died at an old age, they are taken to (XXX HOLY GROUND NO.2), resting with the ensured knowledge that they will be respected for the life they fully devoted to the clan.(SAYING HERE) If the cat died due to sickness, they are taken to (XXX HOLY GROUND NO.3), with others who didn't have the decisions, but had the honor to die with the gratitude of what they accomplished. (SAYING HERE) If a kit or apprentice dies, the cat is taken to (XXX HOLY GROUND NO. 4), a gentle place where their spirits may forever roam the lands they were always meant to. (SAYING HERE.) Traitors are taken to Bear Rock to be feasted upon by the vulture and the (INSERT OPPOSING GROUP/GANG).
When a cat becomes leader,
When a cat becomes a medicine cat apprentice,
When a cat becomes a medicine cat,
When a cat becomes deputy,