Ceremonies are the events in which a kit/apprentice becomes a apprentice/warrior. The ceremonies include the cats new name, and vows to the Clan. In Animal Jam, most cats don't bother with saying the whole ceremony, or don't know it at all. If you need help with them, here is the page to look to. Other ceremonies include Medicine Cats, Elders, Deputies, Leaders and renaming ceremonies.
Apprentice Ceremony Edit
These are the words spoken by the leader of the Clan to a kit who has reached 6 moons, in order for them to become apprentices and begin training. The leader also assigns a mentor to the new apprentice. (Note; You don't always have to say the full ceremony. You can make it shorter, or make your own.
Leader: (kit's named), you have reached the age of six moons and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on until you have received your warrior name, you shall be known as (new name, replace kit with paw). Your mentor will be (chosen mentor). I hope that (you can say mentor's name or he/she) will pass on she/he knows to you.
- Leader calls up new mentor to apprentice*
Leader: (Mentor's name), You are ready to take on an apprentice. You have received excellent training from (mentor's former mentor), and you have shown yourself to be (quality) and (quality). You will be the mentor to (new apprentice), and I expect you to pass all you know to (new apprentice).
- Mentor touches nose with his/her new apprentice, while the Clan is usually shouting/calling out the apprentice's new name *
After this you may begin training, or wait till the next day.
If there are multiple cats, mention all of the kit's new names and mentors. The same goes to Warrior Ceremonies.
Medicine Cat apprentice Edit
The Medicine Cat apprenticing ceremony is slightly different from the regular apprentice ceremony. This time involving the Medicine Cat.
(Note: Not recommended to shorten this)
Medicine cat: Cats of (name of Clan), as you know, I will not be around forever. So it's time I took an apprentice. I have chosen a cat who has shown (virtues). Your next Medicine Cat will be (apprentice).
Leader: (Apprentice), Do you accept the post of apprentice to (medicine cat)?
Apprentice: I do
Medicine cat: Then at the half-moon, you must travel to the Moonstone/Moonpool to be accepted by StarClan before the other medicine cats.
Leader: The good wishes of all (Clan) go with you.
- The mentor touches noses with his/her new apprentice, then the Clan greets the new apprentice *
At half-moon, the apprentice and mentor will travel to Moonstone/Moonpool. Once you arrive, the medicine cat will say these words according to tradition. YOU CAN NOT CHANGE THESE WORDS
Medicine Cat: (Apprentice), is it your wish to enter the mysteries of StarClan as a medicine cat?
Apprentice: It is ( if he/she accepts)
Medicine Cat: Then come forward.
Medicine Cat: Warrior of StarClan, I present you with this apprentice! He/she has chosen the path of a medicine cat. Grant him/her your wisdom and insight so that he/she may understand your ways and heal his/her Clan in accordance with your will.
- The mentor and apprentice then either press their nose against the Moonstone, or drink from the Moonpool. The two cats then will begin to sleep and receive a dream from StarClan.
This is the ceremony in which an apprentice finally becomes a warrior and receives his/her warrior name. (Note: Either ask the cat for what his/her name suffix. If they want you to choose,think of characteristics and traits about the apprentice. Ex: Claw means an excellent fighter. Fang means excellent hunter and fighter. Dusk means a laid back cat, and shade/shadow means stealthy. I'll make a name meaning page later. Apprentices may also become Warriors after they have preformed an outstanding deed, or have had enough training.
When the apprentice is ready, the Leader will call a Clan Meeting.
Leader: I, (Leader's name) call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He/she has trained hard to learn your noble code, and I command him/her to you as warrior his/her turn.
Leader: Do you promise to uphold the Warrior Code, and protect your Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Apprentice: I do
Leader: The by the powers of StarClan, I give you your Warrior name. (Apprentice), from this moment, you shall be known as (new name). StarClan honors your (Virtues, ex: brilliance) and we welcome you as a full warrior of (Clan).
- The Leader rests her chin on the new warrior's muzzle or head, the new warrior licks the leader's shoulder in return. The Clan cheers for the new warrior, calling him/her by their new warrior name.*
Warrior must sit vigil and must not speak the entire time.
Medicine Cat Edit
The medicine cat apprentice will still continue to be the medicine cat's apprentice, even after earning his/her medicine cat name. (Note: Travel to Moonstone/Moonpool at half-moon with the other Clan medicine cats to preform this ceremony. This ceremony is also very similar to the Warrior Ceremony.
Once the Medicine Cat is satisfied with his/her's apprentice's work, he/she may receive their medicine cat name. Usually training lasts much longer though compared to a warrior.
Medicine Cat: I, (Medicine Cat), medicine cat of (Clan), call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He/she has trained hard to understand the ways of a medicine cat, and with your help, he/she will serve her/his Clan for many moons.
Medicine Cat: (Apprentice), do you promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry between Clan and Clan and to treat each cat with equalality, even at the cost of your life?
Apprentice: I do
Medicine Cat: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your true medicine cat name. (Apprentice), from this moment, you will be known as (new name), StarClan honors your (virtues), and we welcome you as a full medicine cat of (Clan)
- The medicine cat rests his/her head on the new medicine cats head or muzzle, then the new medicine cat licks his/her mentor's shoulder while the other Medicine Cats greet him/her by his/her new name.
If a warrior/deputy or medicine cat chooses, or is ready to retire, this ceremony will be preformed in the senior's honor.
Leader: (Senior) Is it your wish to give up the name of a warrior and join the elders?
Senior: It is
Leader: Your Clan honors you and all the service you have given us. I call upon the powers of StarClan to wish you many moons of rest.
The deputy is appointed after the old deputy as either died or retired ( or left then Clan). The new deputy must be appointed before moon-high. If not, it is rumored dark times are ahead for the Clan.
- Leader calls the Clan for a Clan meeting *
Leader: I say these words StarClan ( and or, the body of so and so ), so that (The spirits of StarClan, or deceased deputy) may hear and approve my choice. The new deputy of (Clan) will be (new deputy)
(Note: Make sure to chose a wise, and mature warrior for this position, AND REMEMBER. THEY MUST HAVE AT LEAST MENTORED ONE APPRENTICE
The deputy (Or in WindClan's case) chosen warrior, will travel to the Moonstone/Moonpool with the Clan's medicine cat. There the deputy will receive 9 lives, each with a different ability, from 9 chosen StarClan cats, usually ones that the deputy has known.
Name changing Edit
This ceremony is used when a Warrior (or quite possibly an apprentice) wants to change his/her name. The most common reason of name changing is severe injuries that permanently effect the feline. Example- Sparrowpelt-Halftail
Leader: Spirits of StarClan, you know each and every cat by name. I ask you know to take away the name of this cat you see before you, for it no longer stands for what he/she is. By my authorities as Clan leader, and with the approval of our warrior ancestors, I give this cat a new name. From this moment on, he/she will be known as (new name) for (description of reason)
If you wish to add more detail, be free to add. And also, most of this information was found at the Warriors Wiki, visit there to learn more about the warrior world.