Ravenstar's Leader Ceremony
- Cats Participating in Ceremony
- Vega: Respect
- Deneb: Honesty
- Drew: Mentorship
- Galeflight: Patience
- Ives: Justice
- Aludra: Bravery
- Silverheart: A Mother's Love
- Lilith: Courage
- Cyra: Reverence
- Please follow the posting order as your cats names are number 1-9. Thanks.
"...Now, touch your nose to the stone and let StarClan come to you," Rockstorm meowed deeply as the two cats stopped in front of the shining moonstone. The light was so sudden, like a flash of lightning, that Ravenheart was blind for a moment. She gulped. This was all happening so fast...
The trek to the moonstone had left her little paws sore and throbbing, making it easy enough for her to collapse onto the stony floor in front of the brilliant stone. "I will wait outside." Rockstorm gave Ravenheart a curt nod before turning around and exiting the cavern. Ravenheart's icy eyes followed him until he disappeared in the darkness. She turned back to the stone, taking a deep breath. You can do this, Ravenheart. You can do this. She leaned forward, eyes squeezed shut and touched her black nose to the ice-cold stone.
In a flash, the ground disappeared from beneath her paws and she was floating in space. When she peeled open her eyes she was in a clearing surrounded by tall trees. Starlit cats appeared out of thin air all around her. ~Patchfeather~ 01:11, April 8, 2017 (UTC)
The bi-colored pelt of one of the Clans three founder shone from the rest of the other lighter colored pelts. "Greetings, Ravenheart." The familiar voice of NightClan's founder's sister rang through the clearing. Vega cast her yellow-green eyes onto the small black she-cat. "You have traveled far and bravely to become NightClan's next leader, and despite the Clan's troubles there are more to come.." She spoke in an ominous tone.
Silence filled the clearing as she fell silent, "Before any harm or danger can come to the Clan you must first remember the wisdom of your elders before you." She spoke lowly. What she said next surely had the small cat worried to her core. "For if you are to lead NightClan with peace beware of the outcasts." With that she began. "Ravenheart, I give you the life of respect, may you gain the respect of your Clanmates, for it is harder to earn respect than it is given." The bi-colored molly stepped back, turning her gaze to meet a black smoke tabbies gaze, however, the tabby was barely visible. I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 14:12, April 10, 2017 (UTC)
Ravenheart remained silent as Vega spoke, but her words worried her. What did she mean? What otucasts? What would they do to the Clan? But when she tried to open her mouth, it felt stuck. As Vega gave Ravenheart her first life, Ravenheart was surprised by the force of it, nearly making her fall over. No one ever told her the lives would be painful! When she regained herself, she dipped her head respectfully to Vega and turned her gaze onto the next cat. ~Patchfeather~ 17:30, April 10, 2017 (UTC)
A dark brown tabby stepped forward next, his yellow eyes slicing into the raven black warrior. Deneb, a former medicine cat for the Clans, being one of the first, spoke softly and in a small, eery voice. "Ravenheart, I give you the life of honesty, may you be in honest any quarrels or misfortunes you confront." The tabby stepped back without even another glance. I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 18:24, April 10, 2017 (UTC)
"Thank you," Ravenheart's voice was a whisper when she recovered from receiving her second life, which was equally as painful as the last. Her ice-blue gaze scanned the gathered starlit cats. Who next? ~Patchfeather~ 20:18, April 10, 2017 (UTC)
Next a elderly looking ginger and white tabby stepped forward, she merely looked slightly familiar to the black warrior. "Ravenheart, I give you the life of mentorship, may you teach those the ways of your ancestors like them before you." She said, her blue gaze soft and gentle. Drew stepped back letting a heavy-set black and white warrior step up. Galeflight. I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 14:02, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
Raenheart's eyes lightened when Galeflight approached. "Father!" she purred, brushing her muzzle along Galeflight's stone-cold one, making her shiver. "With this life I give you patience, may you be patient when times lack little of it," he murmured, touching his pink nose to Ravenheart's small forehead. With that he stepped back, his eyes full of pride, then turned away to let the next cat come forward. ~Patchfeather~ 14:22, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
The massive former deputy stepped forward, his odd eyes on the black molly. "With this life I give you justice, may you see any wrongdoings before they happen, for if they do you will find a way to fix them." He murmured, stepping back and letting his cousin take his place. I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 14:25, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
Aludra stepped forward, her odd elegance and beauty rather odd. "With this life I give you bravery, may you be able to make the right choice when confronted with danger and stand up for what's right." The she-cat stepped back letting Silverheart through. I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 14:33, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
Ravenheart's ears twitched as her mother stepped forward and she purred. Silverheart looked strong and beautiful again, not the frail sick cat who she had seen lying in the clearing not many moons ago. "With this life I give you a mother's love, may you love and protect every cat in your Clan as a mother would with her own kits." Silverheart's cold nose shot a lightning bolt through Ravenheart and a seering pain throbbed through her body. With that Silverheart stepped back. "I knew you were special, I knew you'd be great some day," Silverheart murmured, green eyes full of love and pride, before turning away to let the next cat through. ~Patchfeather~ 14:41, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
Next was the famous NightClan founder, Lyra. She stepped forward almost too slow - time seemed to stop as she did so. Despite her death, a bloody one at that - killed by a cougar - the black smoke molly was still as striking and beautiful as ever. "With this life I give you courage, may you defeat the obstacles that block your path or threaten your Clan." She said, her dark eyes on the molly before she slowly stepped back letting Cyra come forth, the ninth cat. I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 14:44, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
Cyra stepped forward, a slyness about her appearance. "With this life I give you Reverence," she spoke loudly and clearly. "With all your lives claimed your old name is no more, you will be known as Ravenstar." I solemnly swearthat I am up to no good 14:50, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
At that, Ravenstar felt strength flow through her limbs. She rose her head and tail high as the cats chanted her name. "Ravenstar! Ravenstar!" I'll be the best leader I can be! ~Patchfeather~ 14:57, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
Ravenstar awoke, the dull light of the moonstone painting her fur gray. She looked up to the gap in the roof. The sky was turning creamy with dawn. She made her way through the tunnel and out the cavern into fresh air, feeling relieved. Rockstorm was seated nearby, his paws tucked tightly under his sturdy body. He blinked open his eyes when Ravenstar prodded him. A small smile spread across his face. "Greetings, Ravenstar. It's time we get back to camp." Rockstorm leaped to his paws and dashed away, back the way they came. Ravenstar suppressed a groan. She was still tired. She followed Rockstorm anyway, running fast to keep up. The omen she had recieved came flooding back to her. She needed to tell Rockstorm as soon as possible. ~Patchfeather~ 16:22, April 11, 2017 (UTC)