Post by minerva on Jan 5, 2015 12:25:47 GMT -7
PLOT FOR STRONGER THAN BEFORE
It all started twenty moons ago. It started out slowly, a few cats dying here and there, a few extra two-legs walking around the forest. At fist, no feline thought much of it. It seemed like just another eventful green-leaf. They cared for those felines they could, they kept an eye on the intruding two-legs. They did all they thought they could while keeping an eye on the skies for a sign from their ancestors. Five moons later, the medicine cats of each Clan received news.For RiverClan: Your source of life will become tainted.For WindClan: Your prey shall become scarce, running further than they have ever before.For ShadowClan: A darkness, blacker than anything you've ever encounter, will sweep through the pines.For ThunderClan: Your home will be destroyed, tree by tree.
A moon after receiving the warnings, all hell broke loose.
Felines in WindClan, RiverClan, and ShadowClan all started dying one-by-one in a rapid pace. In less than a couple months, their numbers were sparse. There was no ranking that was spared. Kits, queens, elders, warriors, apprentices were all dying without prejudice. There wasn't any sign as to who might be next, though WindClan did have a little extra wiggle room. RiverClan found out that the source of their deaths were the fish they had been hunting for generations. There was something in them now that was poisoning the Clan. They had seen little to no two-leg activity and figured it couldn't be because of those creatures. They stopped eating fish as a main source of food, but still had to rely on it to a point otherwise they'd starve to death. ShadowClan knew that it was a disease that they had never seen before that was killing them off, but there was nothing that they could do but let it pass and hope that they survived. WindClan started to notice a lack of prey among the moors. It was as if the rabbits had fled for some reason. The found food when they had to, but famine was running through the Clan at a staggering rate. There was just not enough.
And ThunderClan's territory was invaded by the two-legs. Large monsters came into their territory and started to uproot the trees and dirt. It started out slowly first and was only the land closest to the two-leg homes. But within three moons, they had expanded. Felines were dying from he air that the beasts released and from being run over by them. There were even some that were captured by the two-legs, never to be seen again. ThunderClan was dying. Where the others had issues, they still had their territory. ThunderClan didn't even have that. At the Gathering which took place eleven moons after the start of the deaths, the leader of ThunderClan made a plea to the Clans for territory. She asked them to give her Clan some territory so that they might live. Honeystar knew that her Clan had to leave their home in order to survive, but there was nowhere for them to go in the forest.
"There must be five Clans," she reminded the leaders. "StarClan has asked for there to always be five in the forest. Please give us something." Never did the leader think she would make any type of plea to the other Clans, but that was it. When it became clear that the leaders were going to say no, her attitude changed. "We may have lost cats, but it'd clear from this Gathering that we still out rank your Clans. If you don't give us something, anything, we'll have no choice but to attack and take whatever land we wish."
The other leaders shared glances and looked up to the sky where not a single cloud could be seen.
The leader of ShadowClan stepped forward and said, "We can give up none of ours. We may be low in ranks, but our territory is hard enough to navigate and find prey. The disease is in pockets of our land and we need every bit of prey we can get."
The other two leaders nodded their agreement. None of the three Clans could give up their territory to the Clan that was loosing theirs and for a moment, Honeystar's pelt bristled. "Fine then, there will be a fight."
As soon as the words slipped from her mouth, there was a loud yowl and the cats turned to the middle of the gathering to see a starry feline standing here. "There shall be no fight," the StarClan warrior said. "Instead, in order for all clans to survive this, ThunderClan must join the others. ThunderClan will be split into three groups, One shall go to RiverClan, one to WindClan, and one to ShadowClan. They will help to keep at least three Clans going. The time for five Clans to populate the forest is over. There shall now only be four. That being said, StarClan makes the stipulation that ThunderClan will be allowed a Gathering of their own on the day of the first quarter moon after the new moon."
The warrior disappeared and left the Gathering to think on these words. Finally. the ShadowClan leader stepped forward. "StarClan has spoken and has given us an answer, ThunderClan shall join the other Clans. each of ThunderClan's high ranks will be separated amongst the three."
The RiverClan leader stepped forward at that and said, "RiverClan requires that the medicine cat of ThunderClan be the one to lead the group meant to join us. Our medicine cat died a few days ago, leaving us vulnerable."
Honeystar stepped forward t that, her pelt bristling and her eyes burning. She took a deep breath, knowing that she had no choice here. Not at this moment. "We will divide ourselves up after the Gathering and come to you in five days. I will lead the group destined for ShadowClan, my deputy will lead the one to WindClan, and as was requested, our medicine cat will lead the one to RiverClan."
And that was that. The Clans started to gain the strength back. The fish were becoming safer to eat, rabbits returned to the moors, and the disease ebbed out of ShadowClan's lands. All there was left was ThunderClan to move. Five days after that Gathering, as was promised, they joined the other Clans. It's been three moons since that time.Timeline:20 moons ago - Start of everything15 moons ago - Warning from StarClan14 moons ago - Start of the influx of deaths3 moons ago - ThunderClan joined the other three Clans.