The Tribe of Jagged Stones has been around for moons, around this time River the Moves Across Land, died of a rock fall that took place in their camp he was the Stoneteller of the Tribe. Storm that Stirs Clouds is the next recipient of this position. With the Tribe in shambles over River's death, they question the ability of Storm despite him living there his whole life and being chosen. Will he do well? Come along for the journey.
The tribe lives in the forest around a gorge with a beautiful blue river bubbling below. Don't let its good looks fool you it is treacherous. These cats have lived here for a long time and have become accustomed to the land around them. Though there are still surprises sometimes, they have learned well about the ways of the land.
- Tribe Procedure (Please Read!):
- Cats of the Tribe are divided into several categories: to-bes, cave-guards, prey-hunters, kit-mothers, kits, elders, and the Healer. In addition, when the Healer feels it's necessary, they will pick a Healer to-be that will take their place once they pass.
HealerThe Tribe's Healer acts as the leader and medicine cat to the Tribe. Not only do they lead the Tribe, they also use healing herbs to cure wounds and sickness.The Healer receives signs from their warrior ancestors in the Cave of Pointed Stones. They interpret the signs of rock, leaf, and water to read messages from the Tribe of Endless Hunting. Unlike Clan cats, Healers do not dream.The Healer also almost never leaves the cave, because unlike leaders they do not have nine lives and it's easier for them to be killed. The only times they come out of the cave is for to-be ceremonies.Every Healer changes their name to Teller of the Pointed Stones, or Stoneteller, once they become the Tribe's official Healer. The new Healer is appointed by the previous Healer.
Prey-hunterPrey-hunters are the lithe, quick cats of the Tribe who can jump high to catch mountain birds such as eagles or hawks to feed to their tribemates. Prey-hunters are tribe cats whose only duties are to catch prey for the tribe They are the hunters of the Tribe, using stealth and surprise along with camouflage to catch their food. It is their responsibility to feed the Tribe and catch their prey, especially for the nursing cats, and the young and old. They depend on speed, for there are not many places to hide in the almost-bare surroundings. Normally prey-hunters hunt in teams to help catch prey. Prey-hunters often coat themselves with mud; this disguises them, covers their scent, and protects against the wind.A group of cave-guards accompany them to spot trouble. Prey-hunters are chosen from birth for their lithe and agile build.
Cave-guardCave-guards are thick, strong, and lean cats that protect and guard the entrance of the Tribe's cave. They are the main fighting force of the Tribe and have the responsibility of defending the cave from predators such as big birds. Watching the skies to protect the prey-hunters from hawks and eagles while they hunt is another one of their responsibilities. They are also the most experienced with fighting.To hide their scent and blend in with the rocky scenery, they often coat themselves with mud These cats are chosen from birth for their muscular and stocky build.
To-beThe Tribe's equivalent of an apprentice,to-bes are young cats in training. To-bes are trained in either prey-hunting or cave-guarding. The Healer of the Tribe decides the path of a kit. This is typically based on if a kit looks like it can run fast or has a strong build. Tribe cats believe that they are born into their duty, though they can change positions. Unlike Clan apprentices, to-bes start training at the age of eight moons.The Stoneteller will receive a message from The Tribe of Endless Hunting when it is time to choose his own to-be.
Kit-motherAs their name suggests, kit-mothers are she-cats who are expecting or nursing kits, the equivalent of queens. A prey-hunter or a cave-guard becomes a kit-mother when they become heavily pregnant and they can't continue with their duties. When they have their kits, they remain kit-mothers for a time to nurse them. An ancient tradition is that the kit-mothers name their kits after what they see when their kits are first born.
ElderElders are the oldest and weakest cats in the Tribe. Elders are retired cats that have stopped doing their Prey-Hunter or Cave-Guard duties. They are often consulted in difficult times. The elders of the Tribe have a very similar role to the elders of the Clans. They are fed by the Prey-Hunters and are protected by the Cave-Guards.
KitKits are young cats that are not yet to-bes; the same as Clan kits. They are too young to do to-be duties, so they stay in the nursery with their mother. Kits stay a kit for eight moons. At their birth, it is foretold by the Tribe healer if they will become a prey-hunter, a cave-guard or the next Teller of the Pointed Stones. Kits that seem fast and lithe are prey-hunters; kits that look strong will be cave-guards. They can be to-bes when they are eight moons old.
Hunting techniquesTribe cats have their own special way of hunting. Prey-hunters find some prey, sit in a hiding place, and wait until they see an eagle (or other bird of prey) attack the prey. They then jump onto and kill the eagle, thus delivering two pieces of prey for the Tribe.
Naming techniquesKit-mothers name their kits after the first thing they see after the birth of their kits, Unlike the cats of the Clans, Tribe cats shorten their names (e.g. Brook, Jag). When a cat is appointed to healer, their name is changed to Teller of the Pointed Stones.
Religious beliefsThe Tribe of Endless Hunting is comprised of the spirits of the ancestors of the Tribe of Jagged Stones.They send warnings and signs to the Tribe healer and will show them which to-be should train to become the next healer. They are the equivalent of StarClan. Tribe cats believe in an afterlife similar to the Clan cats. The ancestral spirits that make up the Tribe of Endless Hunting are similar to those that make up StarClan. However, they are born in the Tribe. The Tribe of Jagged Stones contacts their ancestors every full moon in a ceremony called the Telling. This occurs in the Cave of Pointed Stones. Unlike the Moonpool, the Tribe of Endless Hunting contacts the living cats through omens and not dreams.
Stoneteller: Storm that Stirs Clouds - 30 Moons - Grey blue tom with white markings yellow eyes - Rped by Rock-aholic
Shadows that Night Follows- 23 Moons- Black and white speckled she-cat yellow-green eyes- Rped by Rock-aholic
Fire that Burns the Dark - 8 Moons - Dark ginger tom with black markings light yellow eyes- Rped by Rock-aholic
- Snow that Falls from Sky - F - Sister of Storm that Stirs CloudsMountain that Touches Sky -M- Father of Shadows that Night FollowsEcho that Fades into Gorge -F- Mother of Fire that Burns the DarkFlash of Quick Lightning-M- Brother of Fire that Burns the Dark
- Taken prefixes:A:B:C:D:E:F:FireG:H:I:J:K:L:M:N:O:P:Q:R:S:ShadowsStormT:U:V:W:X:Y:Z:
- Storm that Stirs Clouds:
Name: Storm that Stirs Clouds
Age: 30 moons
Personality: Storm is a strong, stubborn, loyal, honest, and ambitious tom.
History: Storm was born into the tribe he never knew his father, he didn't want anything to do with storm, so his mother kept it a secret. Storm was chosen by River to take his spot as healer when he died. All of Storm's life consisted of training for that day. The training caused him heartache though. He was in the middle of training when his mother died, he wasn't able to see here as she went away. It took a toll on him, to the point where he thought that the position wasn't worth it. Though, he did pull through and was able to stay on path, getting stronger and more intelligent everyday. It lead him to the day River died, now it was time for him to take over.
Snow that Falls from Sky (sister adoptable)
Plot ideas: open
- Shadows that Night Follows:
Name: Shadows that Night Follows
Age: 23 Moons
Personality: Shadows is a strong, courageous, sassy, stubborn, and blunt she-cat. Don't let her tough exterior get to you deep down she is a total sweetheart.
History: Shadows was also born in the tribe she was the only one out of her litter to survive. Once she became a to-be she noticed that a lot of the male cats took notice to her. She is quite beautiful and has been told she is one of the most beautiful out of the tribe. She doesn't take notice and barely knows at all if anyone is flirting or crushing on her. It doesn't affect on the daily.
Mountain that Touches Sky (father adoptable)
Mate/Crush: open, but she's oblivious.
Plot ideas: open
- Fire that Burns the Dark:
Name: Fire that Burns the Dark
Age: 8 Moons
Personality: Fire is spunky, athletic, charming, helpful, empathetic, smart, and a complete sweetheart.
History: He was born into the tribe during a forest fire that happened on the other side of the gorge many moons ago. He is now a to-be trying to become a Prey-Hunter.
Echo that Fades into Gorge (mother adoptable)
Flash of Quick Lightning (brother adoptable)
Plot ideas: open
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