Posts by DUCKSTAR

    Hey guys! Just a heads up that I’ll be a little inactive until Christmas week! I’ve had to work later than usual each day this week and have to come in a little on the weekend. Next week will probably be just as busy but after that I should get back into the swing of things! 💛


    I do have most of Saturday off so I’ll try to post a lot that day :-)

    Lmao. I would LOVE a thread with Flux and Duck!! I really miss their interactions as well!


    Noted Fio! Welcome back <3 <3


    And welcome Gecko!! WindFam is slowly turning into GrumpClan so she'll fit in very nicely. Her name is also really cool!

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    "Got away from you, eh?" He harumphed from behind Thornstep, just catching up to his deputy after he too had been trying to hunt nearby. Nothing was more annoying than juicy prey bounding away blissfully while the stomachs of the clan growled endlessly. His irritation was shown clear as day on his striped face but it twitched away once he took notice of what had startled the rabbit. Oh. Weird. His nostrils flickered as he scented the air, peering down at the clumsy young cat and he watched with very mild amusement as he struggled to sit up. "Easy there, wouldn't want to hurt your leg any more than it already is. We've got some cats that can look at that for you if you want." His gold green gaze skimmed over the stranger's ankle before trying to lock eyes with him. "What's your name and business on WindClan territory?" Duckstar inquired lightly. He probably would have been more annoyed had Hay not been a puny threat.


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    He was incredibly grateful for Brightshine's presence, knowing that the she-cat was excellent with these types of things. And it showed the moment she started speaking to Lavenderkit and he felt his heart melt as he watched the exchange between the kitten and the warrior. It was relieving to see that the child was starting to feel better but he still knew she had quite the climb to go. Both physically and mentally. He was sure she was going to thrive here though, he could already see the glimmers of strength inside of her. She'd been through so much for being so young. "I promise you don't have to try and be worth it, you already are and you always will be." He replied gently before continuing, "There was a cat before me that climbed his way all the way to the top to become leader and he was missing both of his eyes. And before him we had a leader missing one of his legs. And Hawkmoth, our medicine cat here, is blind but he's still a very very important cat in our clan. We have and have had so many cats just like you and we've been lucky to have each and every one of them. You'll fit in here just fine."


    // <3


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    Errrr. His stomach did not feel too good. He knew for a fact he wasn't sick and the small dinner he'd eaten also wasn't the cause. Nope. It could only be the nerves. Clan meetings were bad enough but this was going to be much much worse. But even still, like always, he tried his best to appear confident as he led his clanmates towards the Fourtrees, casting a glance over his shoulder to seek reassurance from the familiar faces. He paused at the ridge, paws teetering at the slope before he nodded, mostly to himself, and padded towards the clearing with steady legs that he was fighting ferociously to keep from trembling. His worries were further intensified once he brushed past a few ShadowClanners, concerned that they were going to be able to see right through him. It would be WindClan's third gathering with a new leader and the conversation he'd had with that SkyClan patrol still rang loud and clear in his ears. It was embarrassing. Really. But he'd have to just shrug it off, prove them wrong hopefully.


    "Sorrelstar." The brown tabby greeted after he'd picked his way over to the seemingly only other leader at the moment. Truthfully he wouldn't mind mingling with warriors of other clans but he supposed that luxury of blending in with the crowd wasn't his anymore. He wasn't sure if word had gotten to ShadowClan about his leadership yet but he struggled with bringing it up smoothly. So lo and behold he stumbled through the information, "Not sure if you heard but...I'm WindClan's leader now. Uh, Duckstar." Had they met before? Probably not since as a warrior he tended to not stroll up to leaders and start chatting. "How's ShadowClan doing? Duckstar questioned, hurrying through the awkwardness that he thought he was doing a pretty swell job at creating. Sheesh. He'd never been the most confident but he'd never been such a mess before too.


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    I've been pretty good!


    And you're good, I love Juni! I used to play Dottie in SkyClan so seeing him kinda grow from kithood into adulthood is pretty cool :'-). You've developed him really well <3

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    Narrowed eyes went straight towards Kestrelswoop, his neck fur immediately prickling upwards towards the sky. Welp. He supposed he couldn't really say he was surprised, knowing full well that one of those comments were bound to be spewed from one of their mouths. That didn't make him any less annoyed by it though and he leaned backwards on his haunches and if he had human arms they would have been crossed over his chest. Stormfeather was the first to speak up and he shot her a quick glance, his tail aiming to flick over the queen's shoulder in a comforting manner. He knew exactly how she felt but he didn't think the SkyClanners would take too kindly from her tempered words, especially the comment made about Lavenderstar which he was swift to meow gently,

    "Stormfeather..." Her death was still relatively recent, right? Probably not best to poke at that nerve. Still observing the conversation, as it flowed rather roughly, he let out a small huff. The cold air between the two patrols was starting to get too heated for his comfort. Sweltering even.


    "My clanmates, although...Pretty passionate. Are both right. Perhaps you both should remember to mind your manners when coming to ask about an alliance." It's not as if they thought they would take their comments lightly, especially Juniperthorn who had made that mistake more than once. But they were only words and not enough to break a bond, just enough to ruffle feathers though. "Our alliance still stands." Duckstar replied simply, meeting Juniperthorn's hot gaze with his own chilling one and his nicked ear flicked against his head. "Although don't be surprised if I mention both of your attitudes to Heronstar at the next gathering." The SkyClan's previous apology was painfully lacking in any sincerity. He hoped his words would be enough to make the feline squirm a little but he probably wouldn't let that show even if they did. Nonetheless the tiniest smirk played on his lips before it was wiped away and he gave a slight nod. If that was all they wanted then this conversation was, thankfully, over.


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    Crunch time for me as well! I work in the chocolate business and December is our busiest week! Should be more active soon/on weekends :)


    Tomorrow I should be able to get to updating the guide and posting in some open threads.


    Also if anyone is interested I’ve been thinking of having an open thread where the queen taking the kits is caught in the act. I’ll need at least two people to have their characters be the guards that are up and see her and the commotion from that can wake other characters!

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    He'd felt guilty for not visiting WindClan's most recent orphan sooner and had decided that today he would change that. His heart sank once he caught sight of the little fluffball, outside of the medicine cat den, and quite clearly...Upset. Rightly so. No child should have gone through what she did and now she had to handle very adult like injuries. It wasn't fair for a kit to suffer like that. He sighed, a peppered sound, his heartstrings pulling him towards her and the leader stepped through the squishy ground. "No." He replied solemnly before he even knew what he was saying. Maybe he should have left it up for Boasong to explain, or even Brightshine with her warm aurora. But instead he'd already said something and the tabby padded up to the heavy breathing kitten, his chest tightening while his heart felt as if something was pinching it. What a cruel cruel world it was sometimes.


    "I know it may not seem like it now...But I promise you that everything will be alright." Ah. Why wasn't he better with words? Better at comforting. She was probably going to look at him with that wild eye, full of disbelief and dismay. His words, although he genuinely believed in them, were probably falling flat. Empty even. He would try again, "If you'd like then WindClan can be your permanent home now. We'll look after you and you'll find your place here with us."


    //another lame post by me but late welcome to windfam! i love your writing and lavender already :-)


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    "Birdpaw?" He'd accidentally stumbled upon the conflicted apprentice from his way back from the nursery, the scent of milk and scraps of moss clinging to his pelt. It had been much warmer surrounded by the queens and kittens then out here but the sadness of two mothers now had been almost unbearable. And now he had come across another saddened sight, catching sight of the distraught look held in the medicine cat apprentice's eyes. "Are you alright?" Duckstar questioned gently, slowly deciding to take a seat beside her.


    //sorry for the lame post but aw bird bby </3


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    He couldn't wait any longer. If there was a chance he might not stick around for long, which he hoped was very slim heh, then he did not want the same uncertain mess that others had left before him. And besides. Having a right hand would help alleviate the heavy symptoms of deciding almost everything. It was truly scary how he could basically change things left and right with a swoosh of his tail. Although he was sure his clanmates would stir some hell up if any changes were outlandish. He was already settled atop the Tall Rock, having been there for the better part of the day. He was sure the cats milling around were getting impatient with him but he wouldn't start until he was sure there were a select few in attendance. His tail hung over the ledge, limply moving along with whatever wind brushed past him, and he observed the camp's coming and goings with slightly narrowed eyes. He'd done a lot of thinking about what he was going to say and he'd been up here before but that didn't quell the anxiety that was ever-present. It was hard to dim such a strong feeling. Hopefully he would shrug past it eventually and meetings would be a breeze. He supposed after the Gathering then maybe homely clan meetings would seem easy peasy.


    "WindClan gather beneath the Tall Rock for a meeting!" Duckstar finally announced, getting to his feet so that he could pad a few inches towards the crest of the rock. What a nice sight it was up here. Watching the colorful sea of pelts gather round. Keeping each other warm from the blistering cold. Speaking of cold..."As you all know by now we have been unsuccessful in finding Bumblekit and Patchkit. Doekit has gone missing as well. It has become apparent that this is more then just kits wandering off by themselves, something must be taking them away from our camp. There will be guards posted outside of the nursery each night and anyone is to report suspicious sights or behavior of any kind." He lifted his eyes up towards the sky, his neck cracking and releasing some of the tension that had wound up in his muscles. They needed to find them. He just hoped they would find them and not...Bodies. A shiver ran through him as he looked back down towards the crowd, his jaw set hard with a frown. "There are some places we have not checked. Although dangerous we may have to explore parts of the tunnels that weren't collapsed from flood. I won't force anyone to come but I will be recruiting a patrol of volunteers shortly after this meeting." He knew that the tunnels were a touchy subject for some. If not all. Cats had died down there.


    Alright. Well. He tried to think of a good transition from a heavier topic to a lighter one yet all he could spruce up was, "Well. Onto brighter news. Ahem." The main event so to speak. "I have a few promotions to hand out to you kids. Brightshine, Stormfeather, Sparrowflight, and Whitelightning please step forward. All of you." He'd allow a few moments to pass for them to do so, probably worm there way though the crowd, before continuing, "All of you do remarkable work around the clan and should be recognized for it. I'd like for all of you to step up to the Senior Warrior position. Brightshine you always cheer up others and put so much enthuiasim into everything you do. Stormfeather you've been a loyal WindClanner for longer then I have been here and have served us incredibly well. Sparrowflight you're an excellent hunter and mentor to not only your apprentices but to all of us. Whitelightning, although we have butted heads in the past, no one can ignore your dedication to this clan...And soft heart for kits. Congratulations to you all." His previous smile was taken over by a flashed smile, knowing that each of them deserved this in their own way.


    Waiting for the cheers of congratulations to die down he flicked his ear, seeking out a particular ruddish pelted tomcat from the crowd. "Please stick around though for I still have one more promotion to give." Duckstar grinned, hoping that the clan agreed with his decision just as much as he did. Did he have some doubts? Of course. But Mistralhowl must have had some humongous doubts when she passed the clan over to him. He was confident enough in his choice. And hopefully this one would have some time to grow into a leadership position, something that he hadn't gotten a chance to do. "Thronstep please step forward, under the Tall Rock." He invited the feline with a beckoning flick of his tail, faintly wondering if he'd be shocked later on. "I know that you are a newly made warrior and still have more to learn, so do I heh, but I think I speak for all of us when I say that you have been a strong asset to the clan. Determined to help it even when you're on the mend. Offering to go on any border or hunting patrol, creating activities for the clan to partake in, and putting others before yourself. You have many admirable qualities that are the making of a future leader." A short pause entered his words before he blinked up at the now starry sky, "I say these words before StarClan, so that the spirits of our warrior ancestors may hear and approve of my choice. The deputy of WindClan is Thornstep."


    //also let me know if any other ceremonies need to be done! (warrior, apprentice, etc.)


    STORMFEATHER !   ~SparrowFlight~   Brightshine   WHITELIGHTNING   Thornstep


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