(♦ i'm an "old newbie" to the site,,, hopefully this is the right place for this but tbh i'm not sure ;0;
♦ i'm winging all of this and it's just a basic idea to get used to rping group rps again. if you've got suggestions for how to run it or just general ideas for plot/ceremonies/territory, i'd love to hear it :0
♦ post the filled out form and after the first person joins i'll start the rp and you can hop on in whenever after i've noted you down? you can take any empty positions!)
WELCOME TO DUSTCLAN
This is a Clan that lives within an old abandoned town where most of the buildings are falling apart and far far from modern. They live within a crevice of the Earth that hides them from the heat of the sun. These Clan cats don't remember anything beyond living in this dusty place, but they do remember a few things that leave them searching for a way to reach their long lost ancestors and knowledge of their past... Traditions tend to be important here, as often they're seen as related to keeping their Clan safe and comfortable.
Medicine Cat: Daypetal,
Rookie Medicine Cat: 1 available
Sheriff: 1 Available
Deputy: 1 Available
Elders: -- unlimited --
Explorers: Cloudfall, Prickletail, -- unlimited --
Patrol-Guards: -- unlimited --
Rookie: -- unlimited --
Caretakers: -- unlimited --
Kits: -- unlimited --
Diviner - They're in charge of the spiritual ceremonies and is the leader of the Clan. Trusted to read how the Clans Above feel about what the Clan is doing through symbols and signs, as they can't have prophetic dreams without a moonstone equivalent.
Sheriff - Supports the Diviner and is the second highest in the command. They can never become the Diviner, though they are in charge of disciplining and making sure it's followed through and making sure everything is going well for the Clan. They often go through the Clan and check up on everything. Reports back to the Diviner to let them know what is up and they work together to figure out what to do next.
Medicine Cat / Rookie Medicine Cat - They're a Diviner-In-Training, or waiting to take over as Diviner. Their connection and ability to understand the Clans Above is generally considered untested and they're usually to talk to the Diviner, who will then filter everything for them to the Clan even if they've completed their training as a rookie. Typically they also have a Rookie to train but it's not an immediate requirement. They wait until it seems necessary or a rookie offers. If they've completed their training, they're capable of running the Clan as Temporary Diviner when needed or requested.
Deputy - Helps to make sure everyone knows what they're doing and also checks up on the Clan as well. Not in charge of punishments but typically reports them to the Sheriff. Supports the Sheriff and becomes the next Sheriff. Cats are promoted to Deputy when they prove themself, generally the Sheriff picks out who is the next Deputy.
Elders - They typically aren't required to do any work, although some may choose to do so. Usually sought after for advice quite often and passes down stories and knowledge of the Old Ways of the Clan. This is how some cats can be named after things that aren't usually existing within hot dry places, but the meaning might've gotten twisted.
Explorers - In charge of exploring the Outer Reaches for possible places to hunt and for their way to contact the Clans Above. Sent on expeditions sometimes but normally takes up the work of hunting nearby when they aren't.
Patrol-Guards - They're usually just chilling at the base to protect the camp, sent out to patrol the edge of clan territory and the Outer Reaches as body guards of sorts.
Rookie - Young Explorers and Patrol-Guards, usually one is a Rookie Medicine Cat though!
Caretakers - Pregnant cats or those who permanently watch over the kits.
Kits - Lil babies.
THE CLANS ABOVE
SunClan - Worshiped due to how the Sun influences their life more than how they're related to their ancestors, they believe the Sunstar, the leader of SunClan, is a harsh and strict cat with good intentions.
CloudClan - Worshiped due to how the Clouds influences their life more than how they're related to their ancestors, they believe the Cloudstar, the leader of CloudClan, is a patient and mysterious cat that can be bargained with for fresh water and cooler weather.
NightClan - Worshiped due to how the Night influences their life more than how they're related to their ancestors, they believe the Nightstar, the leader of NightClan, is a cold and cruel cat that stalks the Clan at night for victims.
As they don't have a current connection or knowledge of their past and ancestors, they've not an idea who or what "StarClan" is but a few of the older cats may still use the phrase. The leader, also, doesn't have a way to get Nine Lives and therefor doesn't have the suffix "star".
CEREMONIES AND THINGS
(temporary names, i'm uncreative rn. suggestions for ideas are highly welcome!!)
the RAIN CEREMONY - A small flower is placed in the Clan Offering-Pile. It is supposed to plead Cloudstar to bless them with rain.
the NIGHTLY CEREMONY - The Diviner says a small prayer and the Clan exchange headbumps to friends and family to protect them from the cold of night.
the EXPEDITION CEREMONY - The Clan gathers to wish them a safe journey, and for the Explorers to get blessed by the Diviner with the juice from a Bloodfruit with a safe travel and fruitful finds.
the HEATWAVE CEREMONY - A cactus or a, hopefully, good enough alternative is set in the middle of the Clan that the Explorers can find from the Outer Reaches.
the SUNSTONE CEREMONY - Every cat has their own Sunstone, given it upon becoming an Explorer or Patrol-Guard with the Diviner. Afterwards, these stones are usually set somewhere outside to "be blessed by Sunstar's gaze" and taken in by their owner each night.
the OFFERING-PILE - Cats can usually offer whatever they want to whomever and whenever to any of the Clans Above, but this is also used by the Diviner for the ceremonies.
the MEETINGS - They gather only if there's big issues to figure out. It can be called as needed. They take votes amongst themselves and discuss what things they could do. Generally the Diviner is like three votes while the others who partake in the voting (ending at Elders,) all count more as one. If they can't agree, they ask the Clan to vote as well.
(feel free to suggest ideas. i'm super tired when i wrote this x'D)
Base Camp - Their base camp is within an abandoned town. Each den is within a "Formation" (or building) and there are other ones as well that are unused.
The Outer Reaches - This is a common place for explorers to travel to. It's generally any area that is outside the general territory, which isn't super big.
NAME - doubleclick
GENDER/PRONOUNS - doubleclick
ORIENTATIONS - doubleclick
AGE - doubleclick
RANK - doubleclick
LOOKS - doubleclick
PERSONALITY - doubleclick (optional)
NAME - Geckofoot
GENDER/PRONOUNS - Male , he/him
ORIENTATIONS - To be determined
AGE - 36 Moons
RANK - Diviner
LOOKS - Tan with brown spots and bright golden eyes, he has a bit of white on his paws and a scar across his leg.
PERSONALITY - A little bit jumpy and scatter-brained, as well as occasionally unconfident, he is probably not extremely well suited to be leader... However, he means well and is trying his best.
NAME - Cloudfall
GENDER/PRONOUNS - Non-binary , he/him or they/them
ORIENTATIONS - Demi-Bi/Pan
AGE - 25 Moons
RANK - Explorer
LOOKS - Light grey with darker points with pale blue eyes and thick fluffy fur.
PERSONALITY - Quiet and curious, generally kind-hearted.