Well, this would be a first for him. Only a week or two into his new promotion and Riptide would already be hosting a meeting. When Ver had come to him asking him to help, he of course had agreed without hesitation, but that didn’t dissolve the nerves raging in the pit of his stomach at the thought of getting up in front of all of his clanmates and doling out important information. He knew that he wouldn’t be able to handle the responsibility as competently as Ver or Mercy did, but he was going to try his best and hopefully that would be enough. The Shaderunner made his way into the meeting room, feeling largely out of place as he hopped up onto the large rock where their leader normally stood. He sat there for a solid minute, not entirely sure how to even begin. Hesitantly, the tabby opened his maw and released a long, deep yowl that would hopefully summon his clanmates over.
Ty let a few moments pass before jumping into things, watching as the first few began to trickle in. “Shadow Veil! Please gather for a meeting.” After a decent amount of Veilers had arrived, the maine coon cleared his throat, shuffling his paws slightly before continuing. “I’m sorry that this meeting is so late, Ver has become very ill and has asked me to take care of things today. Please bear with me, and let me know if I’ve left out anything important.” How did Ver usually start these things? His seafoam gaze scanned the crowd briefly, seeking out any familiar faces to calm his racing heart. “I’d like to welcome a few new faces into the clan this week! RETROBLOOM EVD - , lithiumkisses d. , HELLBONES , CODY W , kira , YMIR- , and Chemicaldaze . If any of you have any questions, please feel free to come to me or any other Veiler. I’d also like to welcome back VALERIAN. and SELENE DARLING . I’m glad that you both returned to us safely.” Well maybe not entirely safe, but alive, at least. Valerian had been pretty beat up when they’d found him.
And that led him to the next issue that needed attention. “I hate to keep having to bring this up every week, but I need you all to be on high alert whenever you venture out of camp. Valerian was just attacked by the Painted Brigade, which makes it twice that they’ve injured one of our own.” At least, they only knew about two attacks. The beast who’d taken Junepaw’s leg had been pretty blatant about his lack of remorse when Mercy had confronted them, and now it was obvious that Kingpin was trying to piss them off. “I know that you all hate having restrictions put on you, but I’m going to ask that everyone takes someone with them whenever they leave camp, regardless of your age or size. Anyone can be ambushed, and until we’re able to deal with the Brigade I want to make sure you’re all as safe as you can be. We also are still looking for whoever attacked Leesha and Winterpaw, and I personally will do my best to find them.”
The mention of Leesha caused his throat to close up slighty, and he struggled to keep his emotions from rising up. It did, however, remind him of a more somber piece of news that needed to be announced. “Also, I know that it’s been put off for a while now, but we’re going to be having a funeral for Leesha directly following this meeting. It isn’t mandatory, but I hope you all will come and pay your respects to our fallen clanmate. She deserves that much.” She deserved more, but they couldn’t help her now. “As for other events happening within the clan, Xia is ice skating, Calina is hosting a game of manhunt, and Littlepaw is training her bird. Selene is having a meet and greet, and Theo is painting rocks, so make sure you guys check those out.”
Moving on to the part that pretty much everyone looked forward to most; promotions and demotions. “Sadly we do have one demotion this week. CALLISTO- we haven’t seen you around in a while so you’re demoted to regular member.” He hadn’t ever met Ver’s kid before, but it still sucked to have to dish out bad news. “Now, onto brighter things. I’d like to give a shoutout to ~ADARA~ , HYPERION ! , JUNEPAW A. , LITTLEPAW. , and VALERIAN. You’ve all been doing great, keep it up." The clan as a whole had been doing an amazing job at keeping things running, especially considering all the tragedy they'd suffered the past few weeks, and he was immensely proud of them all. "There are a lot of promotions this week, but a lot of you have been working hard recently and you should be rewarded for that. Orfhlaith Faelan , Arvicaena , kira , and enjolras h. , I’d like all four of you to step up to duskguard. BELLONA , I’d like for you to become our new spiritcaller student.” They had been lacking greatly in healers recently, especially with Ver and Mercy so busy, so it would be good to have someone else around with the skills to help.
“Continuing on with promotions, I’d like for Calina A.R.K. to step up to nightwatcher, and STRINGTHEORY. if you accept, you’ll be moving up to darkseeker. You’ve both been contributing a lot to the clan lately, it hasn’t gone unnoticed.” Calina had only just returned to the Veil and Theo was still pretty young, but he was sure that they could both handle the responsibilities given to them. “Now I’d like to give out a few titles as well. LITTLEPAW. , I know you’re already an apprentice, but I’d like to award you the Duskchaser title. STRINGTHEORY. and Calina A.R.K. are receiving the Followthrough title, as well as the Sociable title. Orfhlaith Faelan is also awarded the Sociable title.” They hadn’t given out titles in a while, but he felt all of them were well-deserved.
Now that the majority of the important bits were out of the way, Riptide just needed to get out a few smaller announcements and they would be on their way. “I’d like to remind ambassadors to head out to their assigned clans if you haven’t already. We also need someone to host weekly tasks this week, so if you’d be willing to do that please let me know before you leave.” The large feline paused for a moment, trying to catch his breath and recall anything else that needed to be said at this meeting. He couldn't think of anything else, and the Shaderunner visibly relaxed when he realized that he'd made it through his first meeting with relative ease. "That's all that I have for today, unless Ver or Mercy have anything to add." Once they were done here, he needed to get started on setting up Leesha's funeral.
- welcome to retrobloom, lithium kisses, cody, kira, ymir, hellbones, and chemicaldaze
- welcome back to valerian and selene
- reminder not to leave camp alone
- leesha's funeral announcement
- ice skating, manhunt, painting rocks, bird training, and meet & greet events
- callisto is demoted
- Órfhlaith, arvicaena, kira and enjolras to duskguard
- bellona to spiritcaller student
- calina to nightwatcher
- theo to duskguard
- duskchaser title to littlepaw
- followthrough title to calina and theo
- sociable title to calina, theo and orfhlaith
- ambassadors need to go out
- need someone to host weekly tasks