The Clans

Known for their strong-willed warriors and unwavering loyalty.

Known for disliking other Clans and keeping to themselves.

Known for lounging about and helping anyone in need.

Known for their greed of prey and territory, they are unafraid to kill in battle.

Hunting - List of Prey

ThunderClan:

Rodents- Mice, Rats, Wood Mice, Shrews, Water Shrews, Rabbits, Squirrels, Voles, Water Voles

Birds- Finches, Thrushes, Sparrows, Crows, Pigeons/Doves, Starlings, Magpies, Pheasants, Wrens, Blackbirds, Robins

Reptiles- Occasionally Snakes or Adders from Snakerocks

ShadowClan:

Amphibians- Frogs, Toads, Salamanders

Reptiles- Snakes, Adders, Lizards

Rodents- Rats found in Carrionplace; usually diseased

RiverClan:

Fish- Trout, Minnow, Salmon, Pike

Rodents- Shrews, Water Shrews, Voles, Water Voles

Birds- Occasionally a Heron or Crane

WindClan:

Rodents- Rabbits, Hares, Rats

Birds- Moorhens, Roadrunners, Eggs

Fighting Techniques

  •  Back Kick - Explosive surprise move to catch 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 - A fight-stopper. Slice with unsheathed claws against the soft flesh of the opponent's belly. If you're pinned down, the belly rake quickly puts you back into control.
  • Front Paw Blow - Frontal attack. Bring your front paw down hard on your opponent's head. Claws sheathed.
  • Front Paw Strike/Forepaw Slash - Frontal attack. 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 sometimes considered dishonorable. Used only as a last resort.
  • Leap-and-hold - Ideal for a small cat facing a larger opponent. Spring onto opponent's back and grip with unsheathed claws. Now you are beyond the range of the opponent's paws and in position to inflict severe body wounds. A group of apprentices can defeat a large and dangerous warrior in this way. Watch for the drop-and-roll counter move, and try to jump free before you get squashed. This move was used against Bone, the BloodClan deputy, whom was defeated by a group of apprentices.
  • 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 grip, thinking you are defeated, push yourself up explosively. This will throw off an unwary opponent and put you in attacking position.
  • 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. A strong throw will stun or kill them.
  • Teeth Grip - Target your opponent's extremities- the legs, tail, scruff or ears- and sink in your teeth and hold. This move is similar to the leap-and-hold except your claws remain free to fight.
  • Upright Lock - Final, crushing move on already weakened opponent. Rear up on back legs and bring weight down on opponent. If opponent does the same, wrestle and flip him under you. This makes you vulnerable to the belly rake, so it takes great strength and speed.
  • 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.

Tail Signals

Signals

Tail Held Erect

Tail Rippling

Tail Held Erect and Sweeping Slowly

Tail Pointing Low, Parallel to Ground, Sweeping

Tail Flattened

Tail Bobbing

Tail Hooked

Tail Pointed Sharply

Tail Held Erect and Waving

Tail Kinked over Back

Tail Flipped over Back

Tail Tip Facing Other Way

Meaning

Stop

Move Forward Slowly

Retreat Silently

Spread Out

Get Down

Enemy Sighted

Danger

Go That Way

Stay Behind Me

Follow Me

Leave, but Be Careful

Attack

Special Battle Tactics

ThunderClan
  • Forest Attack
  1. Move quietly and communicate with signals. Cracking twigs, startled birds, and rustling bracken will tell the enemy exactly where you are.
  2. Keep downwind of the trespassers so that your scent doesn't give you away.
  3. Look for freshly broken twigs, overturned leaves on the forest floor, remains of prey, or a clump of fur caught on a bramble. Any animal that moves through the forest leaves behind signs that its passed by-and signs like this could lead you straight to the invaders.
  4. Keep your mouth open to search for unfamiliar scents. Be careful: if there is scent when there is no breeze to carry it through the forest, it could mean that your enemy is very close by.
  5. Light-colored pelts are easily seen against brown and green foliage, so stay in the thickest cover. Keep low- the enemy will be looking for movement at normal head height, not close to the ground.
  6. Never miss an opportunity to perfect your tracking ability. In the nursery, kits sneak up on their mothers and pounce with their moss-soft paws. Apprentices leap out on one another from behind bushes and tree stumps. These are more than just games. One day, these skills could save your life and defend your Clan.
  • Lightning Strike
  1. Crouch behind the enemy with your patrol unseen.
  2. Wait for the leader of the patrol to give the Attack tail signal.
  3. Spring squarely on top of the enemy, aiming for the ears, as they will bleed easily; caught by surprise, they should be easy targets.
  4. As fast as you attack, retreat back into the undergrowth.
  5. As the enemy lets its guard down, attack from an opposite angle; do this over and over until the enemy, thinking they are outnumbered, retreats.

ShadowClan

  • Night Ambush
  1. Hide in the shadows of the night with your patrol and your enemy spotted.
  2. Make sure your scent isn't drifting toward the attackers.
  3. Wait for the leader of the patrol to give the Attack Tail Signal.
  4. Strike your enemy fast and hard; the enemy will be caught off-guard with a battle at night.
  5. Cut off all your enemy's escape routes, encircling them with your patrol.
  6. If they try to attack, battle again. If they do not, let them through with a warning.

RiverClan

  • Water Combat Moves
Double-Front-Paw Slap-Down
  1. Splash water into the enemy's face with your front paws, temporarily stunning them.
Underwater Leg Sweep (Front or Hind)
  1. Crouch under water, holding your breath.
  2. Sweep the legs from under your enemy as their head is raised above water-level; they struggle for breath, as other Clan cats naturally panic underwater.
Push-Down and Release
  1. Wrestle your enemy under water.
  2. Keep their head below water-level until they surrender, as other Clan cats don't know to hold their breath underwater.
Underwater Clinch
  1. Use your enemy's weight to hold him underwater.
  2. With a firm grip, raise him to the air so he can breathe, then send him under again. Do this repeatedly until the enemy gives up.
Tail Splash
  1. Similar to the Double Front-Paw Slap-Down, splash the water into your opponent's eyes with your tail, temporarily blinding them.
Underwater Push-Off
  1. Holding your breath, crouch below the water's surface.
  2. Aim an accurate pounce to the warrior on the water's edge, knocking him off-balance; the element of surprise should win you this battle.

WindClan

  • Agility Battle Moves

Tactics created by Graywing, an ancient and brave warrior of WindClan.

Approach from Above Your Enemy
  1. Gain high-ground.
  2. Wait for the leader of the patrol to give the Attack Tail Signal.
  3. Charge down your high ground; your enemy will be weakened by having to fight uphill.
Use the Light from the Sun
  1. Attack your enemy with the sun behind you, which should dazzle the enemy and block his view.
Know Where the Wind is Coming From
  1. If there is a strong wind, it should blow from behind you; that should hold them back and blur their vision with dust. However, if stalking, make sure the wind is blowing toward you, as it could give away your scent if blowing toward your enemy.
Conceal the Size of Your Force
  1. Have your attackers in sight from a distance.
  2. Avoid bundling; this will appear as a small attack force and encourage the enemy to be overconfident. If wanting to intimidate, spread out your Clanmates into single file, which will appear as an impenetrable border of warriors.
  3. Attack the enemy.
Attack Both Ends of the Enemy Line First
  1. Attack both ends of your enemy's line, leaving the middle cats to fend on two fronts; this will leave them outflanked, vulnerable, and in disarray.
  2. Attack the rest of the enemies until they run.
Keep Fresh Warriors in Reserve
  1. Always keep strong, fit warriors to replace injured ones.
Feigned Retreat and Ambush
  1. A group of strong cats screech and attack the enemy line.
  2. The group of fit cats retreat; repeat this until the enemy line breaks.
  3. Other warriors, usually tunnelers, jump out of rabbit holes and dips in the round on the other side of the attackers.
  4. Attack from both fronts until the enemy surrenders.

Herbs List

Borage Leaves

To be chewed and eaten. The plant can be distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves. Great for nursing queens, as it helps increase their supply of milk. Also brings down fever.

Burdock Root

A tall-stemmed, sharp-smelling thistle with dark leaves. A medicine cat must dig up the root, wash off the dirt, and chew them into a pulp, which can be applied to rat bites. Cures infection.

Catmint

A delicious-smelling, leafy plant that's hard to find in the wild; often found growing in Twoleg gardens. The best remedy for greencough.

Chervil

A sweet-smelling plant with large, spreading, fern like leaves and small white flowers. The juice of the leaves can be used for infected wounds, and chewing the roots helps with bellyache.

Cobweb

Spiderwebs can be found all over the forest; be careful not to bring along a spider when you take the web! Medicine cats wrap it around an injury to soak up the blood and keep the wound

Coltsfoot

A flowering plant, a bit like a dandelion, with yellow or white flowers. The leaves can be chewed into a pulp, which is eaten to help shortness of breath.

Comfrey

Identifiable by its large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, which can be pink, white, or purple. The fat black roots of this plant can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones or soothe wounds.

Deathberries

Red berries that can be fatally poisonous to kits and elders. They are NOT a medicine. Known to Twolegs as yew berries. BEWARE!

Dock

A plant similar to sorrel. The leaf can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.

Dried Oak Leaf

Collected in the leaf-fall and stored in a dry place. Stops infections.

Feverfew

A small bush with flowers like daisies. The leaves can be eaten to cool down body temperature, particularly for cats with fever or chills.

Goldenrod

A tall plant with bright yellow flowers. A poultice of this is terrific for healing wounds.

Honey

A sweet, golden liquid created by bees. Difficult to collect without getting stung, but great for soothing infections or the throats of cats who have breathed smoke.

Horsetail

A tall plant with bristly stems that grows in marshy areas. The leaves can be used to treat infected wounds. Usually chewed up and applied as a poultice.

Juniper Berries

A bush with spiky dark green leaves and purple berries. The berries soothe bellyaches and help cats who are having trouble breathing.

Lavender

A small purple flowering plant. Cures fever.

Marigold

A bright orange or yellow flower that grows low to the ground. The petals or leaves can be chewed into a pulp and applied as a poultice to wounds. Stops infection.

Mouse Bile

A bad-smelling liquid that is the only remedy for ticks. Dab a little moss soaked in bile on a tick and it'll fall right off. Wash paws thoroughly in running water afterward.

Poppy Seed

Small black seeds shaken from a dried poppy flower, these are fed to cats to help them sleep. Soothes cats suffering from shock and distress. Not recommended for nursing queens.

Stinging Nettle

The spiny green seeds can be administered to a cat who's swallowed poison, while the leaves can be applied to a wound to bring down swelling.

Tansy

A strong-smelling plant with round yellow flowers. Good for curing coughs, but must be eaten in small doses.

Thyme

This herb can be eaten to calm anxiety and frayed nerves.

Watermint

A leafy green plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and then fed to a cat suffering bellyache.

Wild Garlic

Rolling in a patch of wild garlic can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites.

Yarrow

A flowering plant whose leaves can be made into a poultice and applied to wounds or scratches to expel poison.

-+News+-

TWCS is almost complete, and is also now open for Roleplay! Though we are still on Hiatus - that is, I'm still busy editing pages and adding new ones - you can all now join or re-join with characters you had before we became a canon-based site. I apologize for any inconvenience, and If you have any questions, feel free to message me about it!

~Dragonstar

-+Weather/Season+-

ThunderClan: The skies are clear with plenty of sunshine, and prey is scurrying to get to fallen acorns and leaves.

ShadowClan: A biting wind chills any cat outside of the camp, and frost is beginning to appear on the marshy ground.

RiverClan: The sun shines brightly, warming the river waters and pelts of cats.

WindClan: Though the sky is empty blue, a freezing wind tears across the open moorland.

Season: Leaf-Fall

-+Population+-

Toms; 4 She-Cats; 4

ThunderClan; 1, 0

ShadowClan; 1, 0

RiverClan; 1, 1

WindClan; 1, 2

Loners; 0, 0

Rogues; 0, 1