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Post by HowlingStar on Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:08 am

Ultimate Warrior Cat Guide!
In this guide, there are the following;


- Warrior cat terms.
- Warrior clan ranks.
- The warrior code.
- The medicine cat code.
- Aging.
- The naming rule and suggestions.
- Pregnancy.
- Tail Signals.
- Battle techniques.




Time. Seasons. Length.
Greenleaf - the season of summer.
Leaf-fall - the season of autumn.
Leaf-bare - the season of winter.
Newleaf - the season of spring.
Quarter-moon - a week.
Moon - a 28-day period (one full moon to another), a month.
Moonhigh - 12 o'clock a.m. (midnight).
Sunhigh - 12 o'clock p.m. (noon).
Sunrise - a day.
Mouselength- roughly an inch.
Rabbitlength/Taillength - roughly a foot.
Foxlength - roughly a yard.




Commonly used terms.
Fresh-kill - freshly caught prey.
Crowfood - rotting, dead prey.
Sun-drown-place - An ocean/sea,
Sharing tongues – Cats grooming each other while sharing the latest gossip. A cat lies on the ground, talking, while the other grooms their fur, listening.
Gathering - a meeting that the Clans hold in peace when the moon is at its fullest.
Moonstone, Moonpool - a place where medicine cats and leaders meet and share dreams with StarClan.
Silverpelt - the large swath of stars in the sky; StarClan is represented by Silverpelt.
Thunderpath - a road, more specifically, a highway.
Monster - a human vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc).
Hunting Patrol – A group of cats hunting for fresh-kill to bring back for their Clan to eat. May fight if there are trespassers.
Halfbridge - a dock.
Silverthorn - Barbed wire.
Twoleg nest - a human house.
Twolegplace - a human town.
Cutter – A veterinarian, specifically, though not always, referring to one that spays or neuters cats.
Dirt - A cat's waste.
Greenleaf Twolegplace - a place where humans visit only in the summer (a resort, etc).
Snowmelt - A term used to describe slush or dirty, melted snow.
Horseplace - a horse ranch or stables.




Clan ranks.

Leader - the cat who leads a Clan. Leader is the highest rank within a clan. The word of the Clan leader is law, ordered by the warrior code, and all other Clan cats must obey them. These cats are usually very wise. They are responsible for the whole Clan, calling Clan meetings, appointing cats to new ranks, and making the toughest decisions. Each Clan has one leader and their names end with the suffix -star. Example; BlueStar, FireStar, LeopardStar. Leaders must have mentored at least one apprentice, as well. They also must have been named deputy at the time of the previous leaders death and have been selected by the leader. However, there are exceptions to this.

- If the leader of a clan dies, the deputy becomes the new leader and must travel to the clans sacred territory (the moonstone) to receive his/her new name and nine lives. This does not necessarily mean they will live longer, but they can survive accidents or injuries that would claim the life of any other cat. Each of the lives are granted by a single ancestor, usually from the same Clan and whose life was meaningful to the cat. If a leader loses a life, StarClan heals them of all wounds to the best of their ability. If the wound is too large, then the leader will lose all their lives at once.

Deputy - the cat who is second-in-command to the Clan leader. Deputies must have mentored at least one apprentice to be named as deputy and have to have been a warrior.  The deputy aids the leader in their tasks and replacing them immediately after their death or retirement. Also, when the leader is ill or unable to perform their duties, the deputy will take the leader's place until they recover, and they will take their place at Gatherings if the leader is absent and cannot attend. Each clan only has one deputy and they are chosen by the leader.

Medicine cat - a cat who is trained specifically in the ways of healing. They also receive and interpret omens and prophecies from StarClan. They are highly respected cats by all the Clans.

Warrior - a cat trained in the ways of combat; warriors defend, hunt for, and fight for their Clan. There is no actual age to be named a warrior, however, they are usually made a warrior at 12+ moons.

Apprentice - a cat who is in training to become a warrior or medicine cat. Usually aged between 6-12 moons old. These cats receive a mentor and are trained in both combat and hunting.

Queen - a she-cat / usually a warrior who is expecting or nursing kits.

Kit - a kitten. Usually aged between 0 - 6 moons old.

Elder - a retired warrior, leader or medicine cat.

Extra ranks

Kittypet - a house cat; the term can also be used as an insult.
Loner - a cat who is neither owned by humans or part of a Clan.
Rogue - another term for loner. Some cats find it offensive.




The Warrior Code

➨ Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle.

➨ Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory.

➨ Elders, queens, and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders. If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens, and kits are eating.

➨  Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.

➨ A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.

➨ Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name.

➨ A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.

➨ The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies, retires or is exiled.

➨ After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before moonhigh.

➨ A Gathering of all four Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There shall be no fighting among Clans at this time.

➨ Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats.

➨ No warrior can neglect a kit in pain or danger, even if the kit is from a different Clan.

➨  The word of the Clan Leader is the warrior code.

➨ An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his/her battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or if it is necessary for self-defense.

➨ A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.

The Exceptions to the Code
Cats on their way to the Moonstone or Moonpool are allowed to cross other Clans' territories to get to their destination.

Cats may travel on other Clan territories if they have something to report or ask for help.

Additional rules - Not technically in the code, but are expected to be obeyed
Medicine cats may not have a mate or kits.

Kits must stay in camp until they are apprenticed and are not allowed to hunt.

The safety of the Clan is more important than the safety of one cat.

Clans must not unite together to drive out another Clan.

Clans must not force another Clan to share territory.

Enemy patrols must not attack cats if they are on a mission all four Clans agree on.

The Medicine Cat Code

➨ A medicine cat cannot take on a mate.

➨ A medicine cat cannot have kits.

➨ A medicine cat will never let personal feelings in the way of his or her duties.

➨  Medicine cats are outside clan and clan rivalry.

➨ A medicine cat may be trained in as a warrior before a medicine cat, but a medicine cat cannot become a normal warrior.

➨ Medicine cats are outside clan rivalry, but they still must learn basic fighting moves.

➨ A medicine cat must be able to interpret signs from StarClan.

➨ Medicine cats cannot reject an injured cat.

➨ A medicine cat must do everything in his or her power to save a sick or injured cat.

➨ A medicine cat will give his or her life to save a cat.





Aging
The aging system on GBMP may be different to other forums. But, this is how it works here..

Kithood; 3-4 RL weeks before apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship; Around one month RL time to be made a warrior. This can be changed or altered to suit the leader of the clan as there is no "official" time period for apprenticeship training, however, cats are usually apprenticed at around 12 moons which calculates to be around a month RL time.


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Post by Alphess Aiyana on Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:13 pm

Medicine cat guide

A full, in depth guide to medicine for warrior cats can be located [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

Warrior Cat Names

In the books, the clan cats often go through a long process of name changing as they grow up and reach maturity. Whereas rogues/loners and kittypets do not have this process. Once they are named, they keep that name unless they themself change it or they join a clan.

In most cases a character is given a 'first' name by their mother at birth. This name is usually based on a particular physical or behavioral trait such as fur colour (Cinder, Ash, Fire, Gray), limb length (Spider, Long), eye colour (Heather, Yellow) or resemblance to another animal (Hawk, Jay, Squirrel). The first part of the name is called the prefix. It is the first half of a clan-cats name. The prefix is often followed by a suffix which shows the rank of which that character holds. Kittens or kits are given the suffix of '-kit '(i.e. Snowkit, Icykit, Ripplekit, Molekit), while apprentices are given '-paw' (i.e. Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Bluepaw, Whisperpaw). When the character reaches warrior status, the Clan leader selects a new suffix name for them based on another trait such as personality (-heart), appearance (-fur, -pelt, -claw, -stripe, -face, -nose), choosing the suffix in honor of a previously fallen warrior (-feather) or an environmental condition or location (-pool, -shine, -frost, -blaze. i.e. Snowblaze, Snowpool, Snowfeather, Snowfrost, Blueclaw, Bluepelt, Bluenose.) All Clan leaders take the suffix '-star' (Bluestar, Sunstar, Snowstar) and deputies retain their warrior name until made leader.

Special names

➥ -star, -kit and -paw are reserved as leader, kit, and apprentice suffixes. These names generally end the cat's name. E;g FireStar, FireKit, FirePaw. Cats who bare a warrior name suffix represent clan-life. Lone cats or rogues who have never been in a clan should not have a warrior cat name. E;g HowlingStar, HowlingWind, HowlingPaw.

➥ Spirit is a sacred term and is generally not used within warrior names and clans.

➥ Moon is also a sacred term and is generally not used within warrior names and clans because the "Moon" represents the "Moonstone" where the leader and/or Medicine cats can communicate with StarClan. (The only known exception to this was Bluestar's mother, who was named Moonflower; however, Erin Hunter stated they could not change her name to Duskflower due to too many uses of Moonflower.)

Naming help

Here are some suggestions of warrior prefixes and suffixes.

Prefixes

Acorn
Adder
Ash
Aspen
Amber
Ant
Apple

Badger
Bumble
Buzzard
Bark
Blizzard
Blossom
Beech
Beetle
Brindle
Broken
Berry
Birch
Bird
Black
Blue
Bounce
Bracken
Bramble
Brave
Breeze
Bright

Cherry
Cinder
Claw
Clouded
Clover
Crooked
Crouch
Crow
Cobweb

Daisy
Dapple
Dark
Dawn
Dead
Dew
Dove
Drift
Dusk
Dust

Eagle
Ebony
Echo
Ember

Fallen
Fawn
Feather
Fennel
Fern
Ferret
Finch
Fire
Flame
Fleet
Flower
Fly
Fox
Frog
Frost
Fuzzy

Golden
Goose
Gorse
Grass
Gray
Green

Hail
Half
Hare
Hawk
Hay
Hazel
Heather
Heavy
Hollow
Holly
Honey

Ice
Ivy

Jagged
Jay

Kestrel

Lake
Lark
Leaf
Leopard
Lightning
Lily
Lion
Little
Lizard
Log

Mallow
Maple
Marsh
Meadow
Milk
Minnow
Mist
Mole
Morning
Moss
Moth
Mouse
Mud
Mumble

Nettle
Night

Oak
One
Otter
Owl

Pale
Patch
Pebble
Petal
Pine
Pool
Pounce

Quail
Quick

Rabbit
Rain
Ragged
Rat
Raven
Red
Reed
Ripple
Robin
Rock
Rose
Rowan

Sage
Sand(y)
Scorch
Sedge
Shade
Shell
Shimmer
Shining
Shred
Shrew
Silver
Sky
Small
Smoke
Sneeze
Snow
Soft
Soot
Sorrel
Sparrow
Spider
Splash
Spotted
Squirrel
Starling
Stone
Storm
Sun(ny)
Swallow
Sweet
Swift

Tall
Talon
Tangle
Tawny
Thistle
Thorn
Thrush
Tiger
Tiny
Toad
Torn
Trout

Vine
Vole

Wasp
Weasel
Web
Weed
Wet
Whisker
White
Wild
Willow

Yellow

Suffixes

Bee
Belly
Berry
Bird
Blaze
Branch
Breeze
Bright

Claw
Cloud

Dust
Drop

Ear
Eye(s)

Face
Fall
Fang
Feather
Fern
Fire
Fish
Flight
Flower
Foot
Frost
Fur

Hawk
Heart

Jaw

Kit

Leaf
Leap
Leg
Light

Mist

Nose

Pad
Paw
Pelt
Petal
Pool
Poppy
Puddle

Scar
Shade
Shadow
Shine
Sky
Snow
Splash
Spots
Star
Stem
Step
Storm
Stream
Strike
Stripe

Tail
Talon
Thorn
Throat
Tooth

Watcher
Water
Willow
Wind
Wing
Wish
Whisperer
Whisker

- Please note; There are other warrior names aside from the ones in this list. But, these ones are just to help you if you are stuck for warrior name ideas and suggestions.

Pregnancy and kitting

Cats are usually pregnant for 63-69 days (Around 2 moons/months) and will usually have around 1-5 kits in each litter. She-cats rarely get pregnant from the first mating and it usually takes a few attempts to ensure successful pregnancy. (- If we see any RP mating...It'll result in a warning, just a heads up).. She-cats are unlike humans and can usually tell if they are expecting after a week or two, but can confirm suspicious with their medicine cat.

After around 20 days a cat will usually feel the kits moving and the heartbeat will be able to be felt. However, seeing as we are roleplaying - time is sped up greatly. Most medicine cats will not 'poke' and 'prod' a queen when she comes for a checkup as this can result in a miscarriage.

Unlike humans - Cats know when they're going to kit. Usually around 24 hours before the process begins. However, if a cat is under a lot of stress, the process can be induced. She-cats can easily kit without the aid of a medicine cat and usually do not wail in pain unless there are complications.

Problems when kitting are very rare, but, are not impossible. Problems can be extreme blood loss which results in death - Like SilverStream, stillborn kits, kits born backwards and become stuck, the queen cannot produce enough milk, the queen cannot lick the kits fur to stimulate breathing.


Tail Signals

Erect Tail → Stop.
Tail Rippling → Move slowly or carefully.
Tail Erect, but sweeping slowly from side to side → Retreat slowly.
Tail pointed down to the ground but sweeping → Spread out.
Tail flattened → Get down.
Tail bobbing → Enemy has been sighted.
Hooked tail → Danger.
Pointed sharply → Go that way.
Erect tail, waving side to side → Get behind me.
Tail kinked over cat's back → Follow me.
Tail flicking across back → Leave but, be careful.
Tail tip facing the other way → Attack.

Battle techniques used by all warriors

Back Kick - An explosive move used to catch an opponent from behind. Judge opponent's distance from you carefully, then lash out with your back legs, taking all weight on your front paws.

Belly Rake -  Slice with unsheathed claws against the soft flesh of the opponent's belly.

Front Paw Blow -  This is a frontal attack. Bring your front paw down hard on your opponent's head. Claws sheathed.

Forepaw Slash - Another frontal attack, like a twin to the Front Paw Blow. Slice downward with your front paw at the face or body of your opponent.

Killing Bite - A death blow to the back of the neck. Quick and silent and considered dishonorable. Used only as a last resort.

Partner Fighting - Warriors who have trained and fought together will often fall instinctively into a defensive position, each protecting each other's back while fending off an opponent on either side. Slashing, clawing, and leaping together, battle pairs can be a whirlwind of danger for attackers.

Play Dead - Effective in a tight situation, such as when you are pinned. Stop struggling and go limp. When your opponent relaxes his/her grip, thinking you are defeated, push yourself up explosively.

Teeth Grip - Target your opponent's extremities- the legs, tail, scruff or ears- and sink in your teeth and hold.

Half-Turn Belly Rake - Turn onto your side, slip under the opponent's belly, rake it with your claws, then swiftly turn back onto all fours out from under your opponent.

Badger Defense: Leap over opponent, turn on your back legs and bite opponent's leg. Used only when fighting badgers.

Scruff Shake - Secure a strong teeth grip in the scruff of your opponents neck; then shake violently until he or she is too rattled to fight back. Most effective against rats, who are small enough to throw.
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