Post by lazy penguin on Dec 13, 2018 20:55:53 GMT -5
*** So I've been itching to do a clan rp for forever, but I have multiple ideas that I'd be willing to test out. If you have a preference feel free to vote, and please comment below with your opinions! Just a fair warning, most of these rps have been planned for semi-literate to literate rps, so if you're seeking a higher ranks (leader in 5-clan, council leader in auraclan, "youth" in monarchclan) make sure you're okay with typing up a few longer responses.
"and the stars illuminate the soul, bringing forth vibrancy to the once colorless sky..."
Idea #1: AuraClan
General: AuraClan inhabits the northern wilderness of Alaska, in the shadow of a glacier. Like the normal five clans, they believe their ancestors live on a stars in the night sky. However, each cat born into the clan has an aura color that they find out halfway through their apprenticeship. These aura colors have been determined to represent certain traits that a cat has, and thus similar auras each form their own "clique". The phrase "aura before blood" is common, as apprentices are taught to be loyal to those who are of the same aura color as them. For as long as the clan has existed, cats with a white aura have been born and trained to be the next leader of the clan, and thus their is no deputy position, and instead each aura color selects one of its own to represent them in the Council of Lights. The council shares the normal responsibilities of deputies, as well as advise the leader on important issues. The clan would be split into multiple ranks including: hunters, fighters, healers (also take care of kits after they stop nursing), prophets, mothers (queens who's kits still require nursing), and apprentices (chromatics- know aura colors, and achromatics- haven't gone through aura ceremony yet).
Plot Ideas: The current clan leader is old, and every day she grows closer and closer to her death. However, since the untimely death of a young white aura four years ago no heir has been discovered. As a large (5+) group of siblings approaches their aura ceremonies, the clan starts to speculate that one of them will be the next white aura. However, there is not one, but two white auras in the family group, and with the current leader slipping away the clan starts to realize that they might have to choose the better sibling (or an alternative) or risk civil war. But making that choice is harder than it seems.
"as her paws cracked the dry ground below, she looked up a the cloudless sky and prayed- not for rain, but for a storm..."
Idea #2: Five-Clans at the Lake
General: Your original five clans, but at lake territories. This would require leaders four the other four clans, and people who are willing to be active on multiple pages.
Plot Ideas: It has been three moons since the last major rainstorm. Rivers have dried up, prey has died, and the clans have begone to wonder what they did so wrong that StarClan would punish them in such and awful way. In ThunderClan, forest fires engulf their hunting grounds, killing both cat and prey alike. RiverClan faces off with starvation, as their main resource shrinks more and more as the days go by. WindClan's moors have been scorched by the sun. As heat exhaustion runs rampant, the clan leader makes a decision to bring their clan underground, hoping the cooling shade of the Tunnels is enough to save their clan. In ShadowClan, warming temperatures leads way to disease, a deadly epidemic that threatens to spread to other clans if left to its own devices. And deep within SkyClan territory, a medicine cat receives a vision but holds their tongue- the images they saw sure to cause a mass panic.
"he sought out stars again, trying in vain to remember what they had looked like by the river they'd left so long ago."
Idea #3: MonarchClan (Traveling/Nomadic Clan)
General: MonarchClan was one of three clans that dwelt on the banks of a mile-wide river. However, they were chased off of their territory by a rival clan many moons ago and have since taken up a nomadic lifestyle. They never stay in one place more than a moon, and have traveled through twolegplaces and forests alike. While many of their members have abandoned the clan, the current leader does their best to keep everyone together, and the clan has even gained some members who were previously loners or kittypets. However, the only thing the cats of MonarchClan want is to return home. Their ranks were originally the same as modern warriors, but the role of warrior has since been split into three ranks: scout (travels ahead of the clan to look for decent places for shelter and good hunting grounds), hunter (hunts for food, bedding, and herbs in the land they pass through), and defenders (trained to fight and protect the members of the clan if they're ever attacked).
Plot Ideas: The one thing all of MonarchClan shares is a desire to return home- at least, that's what most members believe. However, a new, younger generation of warriors have grown up with only spiteful memories of their previous home. With the encouragement of the clan's current leader (who also has no desire to return home) the younger cats have begun to seek out new territories, and are willing to resort even to violence (and murder) in order to keep the competition far away. Much to the disturbance of the older generation (30+ moons), their leader seems to be siding more and more on the side of these violence acts, and begins to ostracize those who would rather crawl back to their old territory than forge their own.