A Monumental Occasion [Ceremonies!] Mar 28, 2013 22:31:08 GMT -5
Post by Phoenix on Mar 28, 2013 22:31:08 GMT -5
|[smear:e0ca52]S A N D S T A R[/smear:e7c40c]|
[smear:e0ca52]Leader of RainClan[/smear:e7c40c]
|Having reigned victorious over their fight with StoneClan and gained a significant amount of territory as a result, Sandstar was of the mindset that, only in a few instances, had RainClan. StoneClan's former land not only provided more hunting grounds, even if it was land prey, but also high ground to which they could retreat in the event of another horrid flood. But the snow was nearly all melted, and with the sun blazing relentlessly overhead, day after day, he highly doubted that a flood would be imminent. Yes, RainClan was prospering, and they had a plethora of graduating kits - and one apprentice - to prove it.|
Golden paws landed easily on the familiar surface of River Stone, and as always, he paused a moment to enjoy the sight of the camp, before calling the clan to attention. Once the last of the felines had trickled over to join the congregation of upturned faces, he parted his jaws, speaking clearly, "Today, in the wake of our victory, we will further prove the might of RainClan. After moons of hard training, a new warrior will join our ranks. Lilypaw, please step forward." Pausing, he waited until she had approached the base of the River Stone before continuing, proud gaze resting on her. "I, Sandstar, leader of RainClan, call upon our warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn. Lilypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and protect it and defend your clan, even at the cost of your life?" He waited expectantly for the answer, wondering idly if any cat had refused to promise. It was an interesting musing, though he highly doubted that any cat had.
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Lilypaw, from this moment you will be known as Lilystream." Hind legs propelled him from his perch, and paws touched down on the ground with near silence as he moved to stand before RainClan's newest warrior. "StarClan honors your determination and curiousity, and we welcome you as a full warrior of RainClan," The golden tom finished from the ground, eyes not straying from the she-cat as he stepped forward and rested his muzzle on the top of her head. With the chants ringing through his ears, he turned and leapt back onto River Stone, raising his tail for silence after a moment and waiting until the voices had died.
"Even while an apprentice leaves the den," He began again, reclaiming his clan's attention. "Her place will be filled six times over, as our youngest take their first steps toward becoming responsible warriors." With a flick of his tail, he gestured the six kits forward, eyes resting on each one for a moment. Barely hesitating, he spoke their names with an ease born of tedious practice and repition within the confines and privacy of his den, relaxing slightly after a quick mental check, when he confirmed that he did not stumble or skip over anyone. "Swankit, Icekit, Rushkit, Ashkit, Vinekit, and Fleetkit, you have all reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you receive your warrior names, you will be known as Swanpaw, Icepaw, Rushpaw, Ashpaw, Vinepaw, and Fleetpaw." As he took a breath, the leader shifted his focus from the young cats in front of him to the older felines who would become their mentors.
"Violetclaw, Vultureback, Russethawk, Honeygaze, Duckquack, and Razorfang, you have all received excellent training and proven your skill and loyalty numerous times." Yellow eyes rested for a moment on each as he addressed them. "Violetclaw, you will be the mentor of Swanpaw, and Vultureback, you will mentor Icepaw. Russethawk will mentor Rushpaw, and Honeygaze will do the same for Ashpaw. Duckquack will mentor Vinepaw, and Razorfang," He neared the end of the list, turning to face his sharp-toothed deputy, "You will be the mentor of Fleetpaw. I expect that all of you will pass on everything you know to your apprentices." As the crowd began the familiar chant of the names of the six new apprentices, he flicked his tail and leapt from the stone.