Your paws scraping hopelessly on harsh rock. Your own yowl as you fell to the ground below. Harsh and hostile faces blurry above you. You fell, and fell, and fell. You'd heard that a Clan lived on the other side of the Thunderpath, and you'd tried to get to them, but you didn't make it. Now, surely, you couldn't be safe..
Where are you now?
You're in a small den, and a tom is pressing cobwebs to your gaping wounds. A medicine cat? Beside him stood two dark, ominous figures. The leaders of this Clan, whoever they are, you guess
"There. They should be fine, Dawnstar." he meows the medicine cat peacefully. There was gentleness in his clear voice, not like the healers you've known or heard of. This is no ordinary medicine cat. This is no ordinary Clan.
Who are these cats?
The leaders make eye contact with you. One is a brown, stalwart she-cat with a white underbelly, muzzle, paws, and clear blue eyes. The other leader is a massive, dark red russet she-cat with a white underbelly and pink scars running along her pelt. Their harsh gazes are piercing, and so strong that you want to shrink back. There's something strange about this place and you know it.
"We are ShadowClan, and you have trespassed on our territory." the brown she-cat tells you firmly. You flatten your ears and lower your head, avoiding eye contact with the cats. "Please spare me." you mew quietly. They turn to face the medicine cat.
"Please, StarClan, help me."
"What do you think?" the russet she-cat meows to the orange and white tom who had cured you and brought you back to health. The tom freezes and turns his emerald green eyes towards you. His eyes soften, and you can tell he is showing you sympathy, maybe mercy. After a few moments, he then looks toward the massive leader. "This cat seems... different from the trespassers we normally see on our territory. We should spare them from their punishments... if they join us." the tom finally meows.Both cats turn back towards you.
There is something odd about this place, so why do you feel this irresistible pull towards ShadowClan?
The russet leader flicks her ear and narrows her pupils, turning them into slits, as if she is analyzing your thoughts.
Lightningstar has decided to step down from being leader to become an elder. Dawnspirit will be taking her place as leader. That being said, Lightstorm will be inactive until mid-August. 7/17/17
Silvermist and Rainstorm have replaced Dawnstar and Darkstar's places as deputies. Congratulations, you two! 7/18/17
Smallbreeze gave birth to 3 happy and healthy kits today: Emberkit, Lotuskit and Whitekit. 7/24/17
Marigoldpetal (angelicangie999) and Swanfeather (kuni7) have joined ShadowClan. Welcome! 8/13/17
Birchpaw (Jammer55gf9), Shiverstrike (Mythwoods) and Hawkkit (Yoshichimp) have joined ShadowClan. Welcome! 8/25/17
Breezekit has now become the apprentice Breezepaw! Congratulations, Breezepaw! 8/19/17
Deceased or Vacated
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Darkheart! May StarClan light his path! 4/7/17
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Brokenstar who died saving Dawnspirit and Rainwind from a flood. Darkfur will be taking her place as leader. 7/17/17
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Amberleap! May StarClan light her path! 8/21/17
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Rainwind, Thistlefang, Blazeclaw and Viperstrike! May StarClan light their paths! 8/24/17
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Olivepaw, Heronstrike, Cloverleaf, Weaseltail, Smallbreeze and Ashcloud! May StarClan light their paths! 8/26/17
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Roseheart who died saving Slyfoot and Reedstorm from a badger. May she hunt forever in StarClan. 9/3/17
We sadly have parted ways with the following cat(s): Tinyclaw who died of hold age. May StarClan be with her. 9/30/17
We are now allies with PondClan! 4/6/17
We have joined a system! 5/16/17
We are now allies with ThunderClan! 9/4/17
We have now started our own system! ??/??/17
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Sunny. 59º | 51º
Drizzle. 60º | 59º
Partly cloudy. 63º | 60º
Light rain. 54º | 50º
Cloudy. 52º | 43º
In every Clan there are rules we must follow. These are here to help us stay organized. Read them over carefully, for if you break one, you will be punished. It may be severe, or it may be small. It depends on what rule you break.
The Warrior Code is a set of 16 rules placed here by our ancestors long long ago. These rules are to be taken seriously. If you fail to follow these rules and break one, the leaders and deputies will decide your punishment. Need a refresher of The Code? Read here
Multiple oc's per each account is getting overwhelming, so we've decided to cut it down to 3 oc's per person. If you have more than 3 oc's right now, please choose your most vital ones, or we will choose for you. You must also use those three oc's equally. There is no point in making an oc that you will never use.
If you fail to respect your Leaders, severe punishment will follow your actions accordingly. These felines have fought hard to gain their ranks, your life should respect them.
Double Grouping is forbidden in ShadowClan. If this is discovered from you, there will be no hesitation in exile. Exceptions are if you are in any of our side roleplays.
●Stress & Pestering●
Most certainly do not put stress on your Leaders. Your Leaders already have enough on their list, and don't need your stress on top of that. Do not pester them to do clan, as they have lives outside of Animal jam.
Power playing includes but is not limited to using any other language than English, fake anatomy, ignoring another enemies moves, and claiming to have powers ESPECIALLY without a backstory.This is not tolerated in any form here and you can be punished for it.
You must be active here in ShadowClan. If you don't want to be forgotten, you must be on often. The leader must be notified if you will be gone for multiple days, and for how long. At the rate we are currently growing, it can be hard to keep track of who's on vacation or who has gotten bored and decided to leave without notifying someone. So make sure you notify the leader of a vacation.
●Leaving Multiple Times●
If you leave Shadowclan once , you can come back again, but if you leave Shadowclan a second time, you will be exiled and will never be allowed to join Shadowclan again. Do not think you can pop in and out of this clan whenever you feel, or if you have a 'bad day' and say you are leaving, then come crawling back.
Drama can be a big part of Clanning, but it can also be the worst thing about it. Most clans do evolve around drama, but most drama is very subtle and doesn't affect the entire clan. Still here at Shadowclan, we don't like drama of mostly any kind. That is why we only allow 2 events of drama per week. This includes on the game and on the wiki. We need to remember that drama can and will stress people out and/or cause more issues than thought of.
-No spamming (wait at least 7 hours for someone to respond to your message before making a new one)
-Do NOT post comments about shipping, or anything related! If you want to post something about shipping, or any couple line-arts, post it on our shipping page! ( ShadowClan (Rosepaw16)/Shipping )
- Only comment Clan related things (we have a forum for things that do not have anything to do with Shadowclan Shadowclan's Random forum )
- Do not rant on the page or report someone! That only makes matters worse, instead you should privately message the leaders on their wall.
A verbal warning consequence isn't major and is frequently given for those who make minor mistakes. You will just speak face to face about where you've done wrong and clear up any nonsense. We will give you about two warnings and if you ignore them and continue your behavior we will begin to give you punishments. Try not to think of this as a punishment instead think of this as a chance to redeem yourself.
If you do not listen to your leader's verbal warnings then you will be forced to 'clean up' the camp. This means you will have to make the structures of the walls of the camp stronger, collecting herbs for a medic, assisting a queen in the nursery, cleaning out dens or whatever is needed to be done. Sometimes you will be asked to do these things even if you did not do anything wrong
Public humiliation comes after verbal warning. A public humiliation will be something wrong you have done that gets mentioned in front of your peers.
Bound to Camp
This often happens if you act reckless and kit-like outside or within our camp. You will be forced to stay within the camp area. You will be expected to guard the camp during this amount of time and you will not be able to attend gatherings. This punishment can run anywhere from a day to a full moon.
'Treated like an apprentice'
If you act like an immature kit you will certainly be treated like one. For a temporary amount of time you will be treated like a trainee. You will have to have a warrior supervise you when you hunt or train and you will have to sleep in the apprentice den for a night. You will still be able to keep your warrior name though and you will not be given any type of ceremony once you get your rank back.(this rule applies for actual ShadowClan apprentices too but you will be lowered to the rank of a kitten instead of an apprentice.)
Torn Ear &/or Tail
We bay be on the neutral side of things, but if the case is severe enough, we will not hesitate in tearing your ear or tail clean off. It will often be done in front of your fellow clan members, and be committed by the deputy.
Depending on your actions, you could be demoted from your current rank you have. This will last as long as our leaders choose. If demoted to an apprentice, you will be given a mentor to punish you for your actions and teach you what it truly means to be a warrior here in ShadowClan once again
We exile people for only a several reasons, and they are mainly for out of character actions. This includes Double-Grouping.
Death is the darkest punishment, and will happen within roleplay. It may often be a full-clan mauling. You will be torn at and picked apart by your fellow clan members. And after the deed is done, you may never return to ShadowClan.
Forest Of Plenty
A dark and damp forest where warriors can hunt in the shadows. There are multiple species of prey nesting here, and it is often used for hunting and battle. The glade in the middle is a good place to train. The trees make a canopy which provides more darkness. It gets its name because it can appear to be infinite.
A snowy area where prey is little in most seasons except Leafbare. It can be dangerous due to the ice, snow, cold and occasional herds of roaming caribou. It is good for hunting winter animals like arctic hares and marmots. This is the location of the Moonpool, where medics come to speak with StarClan. Our winter camp is located here for safety and the risk of flood in the normal camp..
~Temple of Zios~
The Stoney River gets it name from the archway of stones over the river, which was created by Twolegs. Since it is a marshy area, it is very good for hunting frogs, lizards and other reptiles. Everyone is warned of the dangers of the Twoleg buildings and are advised not to go near them. The big clump of stone ruins in the middle is called Twoleg Rock and should be avoided.
This is the most dangerous area of our territory. It contains rockslides, adders, and spiders. Apprentices are not allowed to enter until they have had at least 3 moons of training. This is the location of Raven's Bridge, a place where very few dare to cross. New warriors often try to cross to symbolize a change from apprentice to warrior. It is also where the Star stones are for leaders to speak with StarClan.
Located at the edge of our territory, Sunrise Cliffs are a place where you can see all of the land. It's extraordinary at sunrise, and a must-see place for all cats. It contains a waterfall and creek, which can help you cool off. Desert lizards are found here, but are hard to catch, as you must be weary of falling.
A dangerous place for Clan cats. As its name suggests, the local Twolegs live here with their kits (and sometimes kittypets). The local rogues and loners in the area live in the alleyways. There is no prey here, except for some crowfood. This place should be avoided at all costs because of dangers like the Thunderpath, monsters, or hostile rogues. This is the location of the Carrionplace. You can find mice there, but there are usually loners there as well.
Located near the ocean, this beach holds a tranquil and serene feel. While the large, crashing waves are intimidating to felines, the soft and warm sand offers comfort and relaxation. Large palm trees, heavy plant growth, large rocks and hilly dunes provide adventure for any brave spirit. Tropical fish, seagulls, and lizards are frequent here. However, this place can be unsafe during Greenleaf due to the immense heat and traveling Twolegs.
This area of our territory is dry and hot, and gets little rain. It can be dangerous because of quicksand and deep mud, both of which can trap cats that get too close. Buzzards, vultures and the occasional boar are also known to roam this area. Despite its heat, there is prey here, like lizards, pygmy mice, and large birds. Large trees are frequent here, which can provide a cloak to hide in when hunting.
"Two cats that walk the same broken path think they are alone. They Meet at crossroads and share their stories. They find out that they are exactly alike and they decide to support each other and walk not alone, but together." -Ivyflame
"Every time you eat, find someone you don't know very well, a new member or someone u just don't talk to often and share your prey with.become more like clan members."-Stonestar
Erin hunter Quote- " Fox dung! I'm a loyal Shadowclan cat. If I ever were made deputy or leader it would because I earned it, and my clan mates and star clan wished it."
Pity is for the helpless and you, are not helpless. Neither are you permanently damaged. The darkness can do what it will, but it cannot change you, it cannot touch your soul if you do not let it. ~Brokenstar
"Fear will always give you two options. Drop everyhting and run or face it and rise. The choice is yours." ~ Silverfur
"When life gives you a situation, don't say 'Why me' instead, say 'Try me!'" -Everyone!
"If I wake up... And feel no pain.. I'll think I'm D E A D"- Beartrot
Even the strongest cats have limits -Arrowhead
"Love is like life. It can be Heaven.. Or total Hell."-Beartrot/Halfkit
"Do not act Strong on the outside, For it is useless." -Firefoot
"Pain will teach you way more than pleasure ever will." -Arrowhead
"Power is neither good nor evil, but its user makes it so" -Willowtail
" A clan that doesn't share isn't a clan at all."- Unknown apprentice
" Loyalty is all your clan asks of you"- Unknown cat
"When in doubt, let your heart lead you forward, not back" -Willowtail
"When you feel like quiting..think about why you started in the first place."-Arrowhead
"If you dwell in the past, it can haunt you in the future,"- Lightningstar
"Life isn't about how popular you are, it's about having friends and having fun.'" '~Jaggedheart
" It's not just about one cats life, it's is about all lives in a Clan," ~Tigerfur
"I have always had a fire in my soul, and now im going to unleash it."~Lightningstar
"Don't let fear over come you, you over come the fear"~Shadowpelt
"We may not live to see our glory, but the tales we tell will."~Tigerfur
"For those who said I can't do it, well, watch me." -Briartail
"I would rather have a small clan with members that are loyal and selfless than a large clan of mousebrains."-Brokenstar
"Sometimes the one thing that is holding you back, is something you love" ~Lightningstar
"Being sad is apart of life, but staying sad for the rest of your life is not set in stone, it's a choice." ~Lightningstar
"Always stand up for what you believe in, even if others think your wrong." ~Blazeclaw
"Stay loyal, stay real, or stay away from me" ~Mistypaw
" You can't change your clan's attitude, you can only change yours " ~Soulkit
" Cats who make up their minds easily are the cats who fall, the cats who take risks to find the truth are the cats who rise. ~Soulkit
" Bad things don't happen for no reason. Just a reason we haven't yet figured out. " ~Blazeclaw
"Fighting is not about who is stronger, but who is smarter" ~Rainstorm
"A cat that is not willing to fight for what they want deserves what they get" ~Slyfoot
"You never know how much something means to you until you lose it forever."~Blazeclaw
"Your inner flames are something you alone can control. You can destroy the world around you, or you can protect your loved ones with a brilliant warmth that shines brighter than all of StarClan." ~Thistlepaw
" Being young doesn't mean that you have to sit around and do nothing. The only thing you can do is wait for your destiny that's only pawsteps away from you... and in that wait, live your life while it's still young." ~Larkkit
" Only the victors are allowed to live. This world is merciless like that. " ~Tigerfur
" An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind. " ~Soulflight
"Sometimes strength is shown on the outside, with muscules, claws, and teeth. Other times strength is on the inside, experiencing something sad and embracing it, changing it to something happier." - Smallbreeze
Warrior (or any full-grown cat): Wolf
Apprentice: Fox or Bunny
Skull Helmet, Mech Angel Helmet, Fox Hat, Raccoon Hat, (Spring) Flower Crown, Head Flower, Nothing
Medicine cats are the healers of our clan. They treat injuries, diseases and ailments that members of the Clan receive. Medicine Cat apprentices are trained by Medicine Cats on herbs and injury treatment. Medicine Cat Apprentices must also do chores (organize and collect herbs, help Medicine Cats, etc.)
Apprentices are the young cats (6+ moons) of ShadowClan that are trained to become warriors. They do different chores (feed elders and queens, clean out nests, etc.) and have daily training sessions, in which their mentor will train them certain things pertaining to hunting, combat or strategy.
Hunting: The apprentice will go to one part of the territory with their mentor and the leader running the test. They will hunt until the leader instructs them to stop. This portion of the test will showcase the hunting skills and techniques their mentor has taught them.
Battling: The apprentice will fight a Clan cat (that will be picked the time of this part of the test). They will do battle until the leader running the test tells them to stop, and decides whether the apprentice is ready to become a warrior or not. This portion of the test will showcase the combat moves and strategies their mentor has taught them.
NOTE: You are allowed to use claws during the fight, but injuries do not count. (ex. If your opponent claws your eye, you do not have to act as if you have a clawed eye after the test)
Apprentices don't need to redo the entire test, just the part they failed at.
Queens and Kits
[ Earned ]
Queens are she-cats that are expecting or have given birth to kits. They stay in the nursery with their kits until they become apprentices.
Kits are the youngest members of the Clan who stay in the nursery with their mothers until they are 6 moons old, which makes them ready to become apprentices.
Silvermist & Ebonypelt
Silvermist & Ebonypelt
Darkstar & Suntail
Darkstar & Suntail
Darkstar & Suntail
Darkstar (adoptive mother)
[ Earned ]
Retired warriors who have served their clan well. Must be respected and taken care of well. Apprentices are in charge of seeing to their needs.
The Punished are those who have broken our rules/Warrior code and paying for it greatly.
Please remember that this schedule will not always be followed perfectly and there may be days when Darkstar and Dawnstar are both not online (They do have lives outside of AJ). Shadowclan's deputy Rainstorm is also permitted to lead a roleplay session without the leaders if there are enough ShadowClan members online.
Note: Every Tuesday and Thursday, the deputy and generals will be leading training sessions during roleplay. These are not mandatory, but everyone should make an effort to go.
(Winter is approaching faster then usual and its getting colder each day. It seems that more and more prey is dying from hypothermia)
How long will the plot last: Till Feb
Who will be involved?: Everyone (Unless someone wants to end or get their OC sick you still have time to get permission)
(Since it's going to be a very cold winter, here's what I thought: It's winter and everything is has frozen over, everyone is fighting whether to temporarily find another camp that has more food and supplies. Suddenly there's a huge avalanche, which covers the whole camp, some cats lose their life when the snow hits, but mostly everyone survives, but is injured. There's little that survives and the clan splits into two groups, one goes to travel to a shelter/nearby clan* to recover. The other group stays behind to salvage what's left and join them later)
When will this take place?: December the 1st
How long will it last?: 4 days
Who will be involved?: Everyone, Reedstorm (RIP) Raven (Maybe but still RIP)
(A disease strikes Shadowclan! Cat's began to cough, puke, cry, blood! It's a toxic disease! Some cats may die, some may live! Some cat's may be immune to this disease, some may be the first victims!)
When will this take place?: 4th of Oct
How long will it last?: 3 days
Who will be involved?: Everyone (Medic cats and victims)
Notes: The disease has no cure and no name.
(The cats of Shadowclan have recently been scenting fox close to their camp. Eventually they find all the 'abandoned' fox dens suddenly have foxes in them. On a patrol three cats get attacked by foxes they retreat to camp and the foxes follow them leading to many injuries)
When will this take place?: Tuesday
How long will it last?: 2 days
Who will be involved?: Everyone (3 cats for patrol and 5 foxes)
Blazeclaw's plot (Twolegs are starting to invade the forest to build more houses and roads and the gasoline/smoke from the machines and cars/monsters is getting the cats sick. They have to try to find material to block out the smoke from the dens and try to find prey that isn't sick)
When will this take place?: October the 10th
How long will the plot last: 1 week
Who will be involved?: Everyone (If someone wants to end or wound their OC you still have time to get permission)