Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Warriors Ceremony

"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the Highledge for a clan meeting!" Ravenstar's meow echoed around the hollow. Slowly, cats emerged from their dens, their ears pricked. They all swiveled their heads and nodded in approval as three apprentices, Sunpaw, Silverpaw, Mistypaw, and Flamepaw emerged from the apprentices den, their fur sleek and shiny.
Ravenstar leaped down from the Highledge to stand in front of the apprentices, the clan gathered around them.
"I, Ravenstar, leader of MoonClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these four apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as a warrior in their turn."  Ravenstar looked down at the four apprentices proudly, his amber eyes sparkling.
" Silverpaw," The silver tabby apprentice stepped forward, her tail quivering with excitement. "Do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your clan, even with the cost of your life?"
"I do!" Silverpaw exclaimed, her eyes sparkling. Ravenstar gazed down at his apprentice. She had been energetic and keen to learn.
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Silverpaw, from this moment on, you will be known as Silverblaze. StarClan honors your loyalty and faithfulness, and we welcome you as a full warrior of MoonClan." Ravenstar lowered his head on Silverblaze's muzzle while she licked his shoulder respectively, then drawing back into the crowd to sit next to Iceshadow.
"Mistypaw," Mistypaw, a blue she-cat with deep blue, almost purple eyes, stepped forward calmly. She acted like a normal cat, just doing her duties. The only feature that gave away her excitement was her large, sparkling eyes.
"Do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your clan, even with the cost of your life?" Ravenstar repeated, his gaze focused on Ravenstar. He had trained all three of the apprentices, Silverpaw, Mistypaw, and Flamepaw, due to the shortage of warriors. They would make valuable members to MoonClan, and once there were more kits to train, they would have their first apprentices.
"I do," Mistypaw breathed quietly. She was the kind of cat that was sensitive, kind, and always full of thoughts way beyond her age. Ravenstar blinked slowly. He would be glad to have her thoughts beside him during hard decisions.
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Mistypaw, from this moment on, you will be known as Mistyheart. StarClan honors your intelligence and courage, and we welcome you as a full warrior of MoonClan." Ravenstar gentle layed his muzzle on Mistyheart's head, and he closed his eyes as she licked his shoulder in turn. Ravenstar stepped backwards and watched his former apprentice join Silverblaze. But now it was time to make another new warrior.
"Flamepaw," Ravenstar announced. Flamepaw bounced torwards him, her orange pelt glittering in the sunlight. She had been the quietest among the apprentices, but was straightforward and kind.
"Do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your clan, even with the cost of your life?" 
"I do." Flamepaw replied, her voice hard with utter certainty.
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Flamepaw, from this moment on, you will be known as Flamestripe. StarClan honors your thoughtfulness and kindness, and we welcome you as a full warrior of MoonClan." Ravenstar repeated the same gesture as he did with Silverblaze and Mistyheart, and Flamestripe licked his shoulder as well, before joining the other newly made warriors.  Now there was only one more apprentice to reward.
"Sunpaw," Ravenstar called. Sunpaw, a large golden she-cat stepped forward. Sunpaw wasn't one of his apprentices, but Iceshadow's. Even though Iceshadow's apprentices were a whole moon younger than his, Sunpaw had worked extra hard and completed every task accurately. He and Iceshadow had discussed her warrior ceremony, and whether she should have it with his apprentices or with Iceshadow's. After Iceshadow pointed out that Sunpaw had learnt almost everything and that it wouldn't do any use to let her wait another moon, they just decided to go on with it.
"Do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your clan, even with the cost of your life?" Ravenblaze said once again.
"I do." Sunpaw answered.
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Sunpaw, from this moment on, you will be known as Suncloud. StarClan honors your determination and patience, and we welcome you as a full warrior of MoonClan." Sunpaw purred with pleasure as Ravenstar rested his muzzle on her head while she licked his shoulder.

"Silverblaze! Mistyheart! Flamestripe! Suncloud!" The rest of the clan chanted their new names excitedly as they rushed over to congratulate the four new warriors.


*If you are unhappy with your names, comment below and I will change it to the name of your will*

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