All in Good Time [Ceremony] Jun 4, 2017 17:42:16 GMT -5
Post by Hellion on Jun 4, 2017 17:42:16 GMT -5
Even with the sickness weighing heavy on the mind of the entire clan, Firestar knew ceremonies brought a sense of relief. Despite the lives lost and the pain caused by their absence, Firestar wanted to invigorate her clan by giving five apprentices their warrior names. The ceremony would be remind her clanmates that even with the threat of destruction at their heels, five cats had managed to work hard. Made themselves worthy to be named before StarClan and welcomed into the coveted rank of warrior.
Exiting her den, Firestar made her way to the top of a small hill within the camp. She waited for a moment before letting a sharp yowl bring the attention of everyone within camp. The sun had just started to set, casting a warm glow of orange throughout the area. Setting everything ablaze in color.
"Let cats fast enough to catch their own prey gather before the hilltopfor a Clan meeting." Her voice carried well, as she began to wait. Kits peeked out from the nursery as their mothers left to venture closer to hear better. Cats in various stages of recovery gathered before her. For a brief moment she made eye contact with Russetfall then let her gaze travel to Flashbrook. The aging tom cat limped heavily before sitting beside his mate. She hadn't told anyone what the meeting was going to be about. Firestar wanted to surprise them.
Once LightingClan finished gathering to hear her words, Firestar attempted to smile warmly to them all. The crowd picked up on the excitment form their leader, relief showed on their faces. It wasn't going to be made news.
"I call for Batpaw, Ravenpaw, Sunnypaw, Galepaw and Cloudypaw to gathering before me," She meowed and waited. The named cats made their way forward, Sunnypaw flicked his tail back and forth nervously. Ravenpaw held his head high, having see plenty of cats in the same situation.
"The five of you have worked long and hard to become respectable warriors and it is time you all recieve your warrior names. " She paused for a moment allowing the once loner kits to realize it was finally happening. Sunnypaw's reaction was enough to remind Firestar why she loved ceremonies.
"I, Firestar, leader of LighitngClan call upon our warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have all trained hard to understand the ways of our noble code and I commend them to you as warriors. Do you all promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your life?" Her words were carefully modified to adjust for the sheer amount of new warriors obtaining their new names. Firestar waited for each cat to speak their 'I do'. A soft smile splayed across her face, pride was easily building up within her. A happy moment indeed.
Starting with Batpaw, Firestar moved to stand before the she-cat. "By the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Batpaw from this moment you will be known as Batchaser. StarClan honors your energy and passion, we welcome you as a full warrior of LighitngClan" Firestar spoke her words with certainty as she barely managed to touch her muzzle on Batchaser's head. Various clan mates shouted out her name. Firestar let it go on for a few moments before flicking her tail and moving on to Ravenpaw.
"By the powers of StarClan, I give you you your warrior name. Ravenpaw from this moment you will be known as Ravensky. StarClan honors your speed and intelligence, and we welcome you as a fully warrior of LighitngClan" Like with Batchaser, Firestar's lack of height made touching her muzzle to his head difficult but he dipped his head to help his leader. The clan called his name like before. Cut short by Firestar moving on to Sunnypaw. The Clan held collectively held their breath for the loner kits. Everyone knew that Firestar had a difficult time trusting them, but by the look in her eye all worries were quickly cast aside.
"Before I give you three your warrior names I must say something. You all have shown tremendous amount of loyalty and love for LightingClan. You will no longer be known as the loner kits we took in. You are all full cats of LightingClan. Never forget that," Firestar told them, her voice heavy with conviction before her attention once again returned to Sunnypaw.
"By the power of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Sunnypaw from this moment you will be known as Sunnyheart. StarClan honors your bravery and love for LightingClan, we welcome you as a full warrior of LighitngClan." He quickly dipped his head low to allow her muzzle to rest on his, a soft kitten like lick to her shoulder before he stood to his full height. From the back his adoptive parents yowled loudest, calling out his name over and over. Moving on Firestar stood before Cloudypaw.
"By the power of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Cloudypaw from this moment you will be known as Cloudyfeather. StarClan honors your compassion and how nuturing you are, we welcome you as a full warrior of LightingClan" Letting her clanmates call out Cloudyfeather's new name, Firestar pressed her muzzle to the she-cat before moving on to the last member of the group.
"By the power of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Galepaw from his moment you will be known as Galestorm. StarClan honors your ferocity and skill, we welcome you as a full warrior of LightingClan." Like all the others, Firestar pressed her muzzle to the top of the other she-cats head as the rest of the clan called out her name.
"You five will sit vigil outside of the camp around the perimeter. Do this in silence and reflect on what it means to be a warrior of LightingClan," This was her formal dismissal of the new warriors. One final round of shouting as Firestar was able to join in this time, letting the new names of new warriors carry loud and far.