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Postby sharpiesandhamilton » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:10 am

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    moderator amethyst14 | pebbles 150 | servings 17 | population 108 | mollies 53 | toms 5 | non-binary 1 | archive discord | genetics sheets | last post here | last reply here | next request february 1st
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    "Rookstar! Chamstar!"
    The entirety of ChessClan chanted for the new ruling pair as they stepped back into camp after receiving their lives from the Moonfalls. Freuzfreckle rushed to their side and nuzzled Rookstar affectionately. His eyes shone with pride, and Rookstar lightly bumped his shoulder against his best friend's. "I'm so proud of you, Rookie," Juncoflight grinned as she approached, her four lively pions tumbling around her paws. "Now that you're back, these four are six moons old. Take them off my paws, why don't you?" she chuckled, and Rookstar nodded to his sister.
    "ChessClan, I am proud to announce that my first act as roi will be to promote my own sister's kits to apprenti. Altocumuluskit, step forward. From this day forward, you will be known as Altocumuluspaw. Your mentor will be Grognoneyes," Rookstar let out a breath now that his first promotion was officially done. The newer cavalier stepped forward, his usual frown less prominant as he touched noses to his new apprenti. The ceremony continued until Nimbuspaw was assigned to Martinskip, Cirruspaw was assigned to Croissantcrunch, Cumuluspaw was assigned to Macaroncrumb, and Ramurepaw was assigned to Pikachoo.
    Chasmstar nuzzled her mate affectionately and pulled him aside with a grin. "Why don't we start a family of our own? Solidify our relationship before the Clan to prove we won't fall apart like Horizonstar and Aspstar did," she offered, raising her eyes to the sky as she mentioned the deceased cats' names. Rookstar made a face and shook his head. His eyes darted across the crowd of cats that were congratulating the new apprenti and their mentors before returning to his mate's face. He just shook his head one last time and dashed off to find Freuzfreckle. Chasmstar huffed and pushed her way into the group to mingle and find her friends.

    Richterscreech leaned against Butterflyleap as he watched Nuitpaw and Tacheterpaw play fighting in the camp. "I miss when our litter was so young that they depended on us for everything," he sighed, remembering the days when Tectonicpaw would plead for badger rides or when Seismicpaw would demand for Butterflyleap to let her take a nap. "Why don't we have another litter soon?" the tom suddenly suggested, and Butterflyleap stiffened. She looked up at him, her eyes pleading as she thought that it was too good to be true.
    "I'd like to wait until after our little ones return from their final assessment. I must see that they're okay," she began before the rest of her words tumbled out in a jumbled mess of, "Of course I'd love to! I want more pions so bad, Richterscreech. I loved being a mother to young ones, and I loved how close it brought us," she sighed, and then saw Morningwhisper out of the corner of her eye. Her mother was talking to Thistleheart, the local Richerscreech hater. The calico stood up and stomped over, and Richterscreech cringed away from her.
    "I hate you," she snarled, and Butterflyleap pressed against her mate for reassurance. "I do, I really do, but you brought my daughter happiness with those kits. If she asks anything of you, you will give it to her. Understand?" her demands were short and simple, and Richterscreech nodded quickly. The calico left and Morningwhisper took her place. She dipped her head to each of the two before chasing after her friend. Butterflyleap looked over at Richterscreech, and he simply shrugged. He wanted a better relationship with Feathereyes's mother, but those things took time.
    "Nuitpaw, Tacheterpaw, come here," Richterscreech called, and his two children with Nightpelt raced over. "How's training going?" he asked, and Nuitpaw dipped his head shyly so Tacheterpaw jumped up and took his place.
    "We're struggling, but our mentors say it's because of the cold. We'll get better, dad!" she promised, and Nuitpaw nodded sheepishly. Butterflyleap leaned down and planted a lick on each young cat's ear. "You may not be our mom, but we love you, Butterflyleap!" Tacheterpaw's voice squeaked as her excitement shone through, and Richterscreech could tell that Butterflyleap was about to melt from the cuteness.
    "You two run along," Richterscreech shooed them away and turned back to his mate. "I loved Nightpelt. Some days I miss him so much that it hurts," he admitted, resting his head against Butterflyleap's neck. She soothed him until they heard a sound. "Kits?" they asked as they turned towards the entrance, hoping that it was their children back from their assessment. As they turned, Peupaw and Mouflonpaw exploded into the camp. Richterscreech's heart sunk, but he put on a brave face and turned back to the returning apprenti.

    Sweethen laughed as her pions tumbled about the nursery. They still weren't allowed outside, but they were enjoying playing with Horizonstar's pions. They didn't even notice their mother was gone since Raventalon had adopted them and taken them in. Except, now, she had another pion against her belly. Moufettetuft had died during her kitting, and Étourneaukit had been adopted by Traîneaubells. The molly had chosen to stay in the nursery for a few more moons, just until Étourneaukit didn't need her anymore. Traîneaubells was out making dirt, so the young black and white molly was snuggled into Raventalon's fur.
    The young kit let out a wheeze, but Traîneaubells exploded into the nursery with two young pions standing behind her. "Give me Étourneaukit. She's sick, and so are these two. I must take them to Wolfwhiskers," she demanded, and Raventalon let the molly grab the orphaned kit. Sweethen watched the pions go before pulling her rowdy three closer to her. Cocoakit struggled to get away, but Lionceaukit and Faonkit snuggled close to their mother immediately. Sweethen inspected her pions closely, looking for any signs of sickness before releasing them to play.
    "She'd better keep those three out of here. There are too many pions to risk the greencough spreading," Raventalon huffed, looking at the eleven other pions in the nursery. Juncoflight and Twilightpounce had finally moved out with the promotion of their little ones, but there was still two moons until the next ceremony. Edelweißdrop was apparently taking Myrtillekit to her father today, so that would free up a little bit of room.
    Sweethen sighed as she began to groom Faonkit. The little molly was obsessed with her, and she kind of liked it. "You've got a momma's girl right there," Raventalon chuckled while Tonerredance snorted in the background. Her own Cyclonekit wouldn't leave her side. Sweethen rolled her eyes as her thoughts began to wander. All she wished was that Finn were here to see this. These pions were precious to her, and she couldn't wait to introduce them to him.

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    𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar welcome the following cats into the ranks of ChessClan.
      ↬ Flammekit as a pion.
      ↬ Feukit as a pion.
      ↬ Whitefang as a cavalier.
      ↬ Étourneaukit as a pion.

    𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following hunting patrols out.
      ↬ Coatiheart leads Pamplemousseeyes, Loonfrost, Termitetongue, Belettetwist, and Mouflonpeak to the north.
      ↬ Versaillesheart leads Raventalon, Butterflyleap, Tourbillonpelt, Fauconflight, and Grincheuxsnarl to the west.
      ↬ Lunestorm leads L'eautwitch, Gannetsong, Araignéepounce, Thistleheart, and Threeleg to the east.

    𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following border patrols out.
      ↬ Richterscreech leads Orangeray, Boarshine, Abeillefeather, Violindapple, and Brebiscurl to the north.
      ↬ Mistysoul leads Whitefang, Genetshade, Peuwobble, Grognoneyes, and Crabewhistle to the west.
      ↬ Flûtesong leads Mericibubble, Martinskip, Pikachoo, Blaireauface, and Ferocespots to the south.

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 Freuxfreckle arranges the following herb hunting patrol.
      ↬ Fourmisplash accompanies Wolfwhiskers to hunt for herbs.

    𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 Wolfwhiskers treats the following for illness or injury.
      ↬ Sopranocavern receives x1 bindweed, x1 stick, and x2 dandelion for her broken paw.
      ↬ Flammekit receives x1 catmint and x1 tansy for his sickness.
      ↬ Feukit receives x1 catmint and x1 tansy for his sickness.
      ↬ Étourneaukit receives x2 catmint for her greencough.

    𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒 A vigil is held for the following new members of ÉtoileClan.
      ↬ Truitepaw is mourned throughout the Clan as Peuwobble and Mouflonpeak report hearing an avalanche and seeing a terrified Suiepaw but no Truitepaw.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 The following apprenti practice their skills.
      ↬ L'eautwitch and Versaillesheart train Épicéapaw and Rocherpaw in climbing.
      ↬ Blaireauface trains Cigüepaw in stealth.
      ↬ Crabewhistle and Freuxfreckle train Soucipaw and Canetonpaw in fighting.
      ↬ Flûtesong and Mericibubble train Nuitpaw and Tacheterpaw in hunting.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 ChessClan sends the following apprenti to the Northern Pass.
      ↬ Genévrierpaw reaches the Northern Pass and attempts her final assessment.
      ↬ Galetpaw reaches the Northern Pass and attempts his final assessment.

    𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 ChessClan consumes the following prey to survive.
      ↬ 17 voles.

    𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 ChessClan celebrates the following changes in family.
      ↬ None this moon.

    𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐒 Rank changing ceremonies are held for the following cats.
      ↬ Altocumuluskit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. She will now be known as Altocumuluspaw and her mentor will be Grognoneyes.
      ↬ Nimbuskit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. He will now be known as Nimbuspaw and his mentor will be Martinskip.
      ↬ Cirruskit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. She will now be known as Cirruspaw and her mentor will be Croissantcrunch.
      ↬ Cumuluskit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. He will now be known as Cumuluspaw and his mentor will be Macaroncrumb.
      ↬ Ramurekit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. She will now be known as Ramurepaw and her mentor will be Pikachoo.
      ↬ Mouflonpaw has completed all four stages of training and has completed his final assessment. From this day forward, he will be known as Mouflonpeak.
      ↬ Peupaw has completed all four stages of training and has completed their final assessment. From this day forward, they will be known as Peuwobble.

    𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar request the following cat to join ChessClan.
      ↬ Cavalier

    𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐒 The following are notes for my moderator.
      ↬ I would only like color-ins, please.
      ↬ Serotinepaw and Rocherpaw will stay on apprentice lines.
      ↬ Please do not kill any starred cats. They are imprtant for plot purposes.
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⦉ 𝐑𝐎𝐈 ⦊
Rookstar | Tom | 32 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐄 ⦊
Chasmstar | Molly | 23 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑 ⦊
Freuxfreckle | Tom | 23 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 ⦊
Wolfwhiskers | Tom | 47 moons
⧽ Name | Gender | Age

⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
⧽ Name | Gender | Age









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 ⦊
Richterscreech | Tom | 42 moons ✧
Thistleheart | Molly | 61 moons
Orangeray | Tom | 51 moons
Sopranocavern | Molly | 63 moons
Coatiheart | Tom | 73 moons ✧
Termitetongue | Molly | 33 moons
Raventalon | Molly | 28 moons ✧
Twilightpounce | Molly | 28 moons ✧
Fourmisplash | Tom | 44 moons
Lunestorm | Tom | 35 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Loonfrost | Molly | 74 moons ✧
Broulliardheart | Tom | 45 moons
Grincheuxsnarl | Tom | 58 moons ✧
Belettetwist | Molly | 54 moons
Violindapple | Molly | 25 moons ✧
Threeleg | Molly | 25 moons
Lumiéreblink | Molly | 50 moons
Pamplemousseeyes | Tom | 46 moons
Butterflyleap | Molly | 39 moons ✧
Ferocespots | Molly | 60 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Martinskip | Tom | 23 moons
Patisseriedew | Molly | 66 moons
Mistysoul | Molly | 58 moons
Boarshine | Molly | 47 moons
Poussièregust | Molly | 96 moons
Genetshade | Molly | 23 moons
Araignéepounce | Tom | 21 moons
L'eautwitch | Molly | 45 moons
Versaillesheart | Molly | 61 moons ✧
Fauconflight | Tom | 36 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Mericibubble | Molly | 54 moons ✧
Flûtesong | Tom | 57 moons ✧
Tourbillonpelt | Tom | 33 moons ✧
Abeillefeather | Molly | 46 moons
Crabewhistle | Tom | 43 moons
Spectacledsalamander | Tom | 23 moons
Gannetsong | Tom | 24 moons
Mosquitobuzz | Tom | 19 moons ✧
Pikachoo | Tom | 18 moons
Bébéecho | Molly (amab) | 18 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Blaireauface | Molly | 37 moons
Grognoneyes | Tom | 55 moons
Macaroncrumb | Molly | 30 moons
Croissantcrunch | Tom | 30 moons
Fuméemist | Tom | 42 moons
Raviolinose | Tom | 44 moons
Brebiscurl | Molly | 16 moons ✧
Mouflonpeak | Tom | 18 moons
Peuwobble | Non-binary | 16 moons ✧
Whitefang | Tom | 41 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
Ottomanpaw | Tom | 15 moons
Viperinepaw | Molly | 15 moons
Tremorpaw | Tom | 15 moons
Seismicpaw | Tom | 15 moons
Tectonicpaw | Molly | 15 moons ✧
Hurricanepaw | Tom | 15 moons
Archipelagopaw | Tom | 15 moons
Whimbrelpaw | Molly | 15 moons ✧
Croquembouchepaw | Molly | 15 moons
Eclairpaw | Molly | 15 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Serotinepaw | Tom | 14 moons
Pipistrellepaw | Molly | 14 moons ✧
Écaillepaw | Molly | 14 moons
Anguillepaw | Molly | 14 moons
Suiepaw | Tom | 14 moons
Genévrierpaw | Molly | 12 moons
Épicéapaw | Molly | 12 moons
Galetpaw | Tom | 12 moons
Rocherpaw | Tom | 12 moons
Soucipaw | Tom | 11 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Cigüepaw | Molly | 10 moons ✧
Canetonpaw | Tom | 9 moons
Nuitpaw | Tom | 8 moons
Tacheterpaw | Molly | 8 moons

⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 ⦊
Morningwhisper | Molly | 97 moons
Juncoflight | Molly | 32 moons ✧
Edelweißdrop | Molly | 33 moons ✧
Tonnerredance | Molly | 31 moons ✧
Sweethen | Molly | 56 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Traîneaubells | Molly | 48 moons ✧
Goosenose | Molly | 44 moons ✧

⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 ⦊
Altocumuluskit | Molly | 6 moons
Nimbuskit | Tom | 6 moons ✧
Cirruskit | Molly | 6 moons
Cumuluskit | Tom | 6 moons
Ramurekit | Molly | 6 moons
Myrtillekit | Molly | 4 moons
Quinoakit | Molly | 4 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Acaikit | Tom | 4 moons
Cyclonekit | Tom | 3 moons
Zéphyrkit | Molly | 3 moons
Hazelkit | Tom | 3 moons
Flammekit | Tom | 3 moons
Feukit | Tom | 3 moons
Lionceaukit | Tom | 1 moon
Cocoakit | Tom | 1 moon
Faonkit | Molly | 1 moon
Reniflerkit | Molly | 1 moon









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Outardekit | Tom | 1 moon
Étourneaukit | Molly |0 moons

⦉ 𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍 ⦊
Valleyrunner | Tom | 55 moons ✧









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    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — bindweed | binds sticks together | helps heal broken legs | x01 [ - 1 ]
    — borage | chewed and eated | produces more and
    better milk; brings down fevers; soothes bad bellies;
    relieves tight chests | x01
    — catmint | eaten | best remedy for greencough | x04 [ - 4 ]
    — chamomile | eaten | strengthens the heart and soothes
    the mind | x01
    — cob nuts | made into ointments | unknown | x01
    — cobwebs | stops bleeding | x01
    — daisy leaves | chewed into a paste | eases the pain of
    aching joints | x01
    — dandelion | leaves are chewed, roots cure meadow saffron
    poisoning | leaves are chewed to act as a painkiller | x02 [ - 2 ]
    — dock | chewed and applied to scratches | soothes scratches
    and sore pads | x02
    — honey | eaten | soothes infections; soothes damaged throats;
    soothes coughing; gives energy; helps cats swallow other
    herbs | x01
    — stick | helps hold broken limbs in place | x01 [ - 1 ]
    — sweet-sedge | sap is swallowed | eases infection | x01
    — tansy | eaten in small doses | cures coughs | x02 [ - 2 ]
    — thyme | leaves are chewed on | useful for shock | x01
    — water hemlock | eaten | causes writhing, pain, and foaming
    at the mouth | x02
    𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — mice | one serving | 8
    — vole | one serving | 17
    — shrew | one serving | 6
    — rabbit | two servings | 12
    — stoat | two servings | 9
    — small fish | two servings | 11
    — big fish | three servings | 6
    — bird | three servings | 6
    𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐒
    — sweethen | can find weaned kits on border patrols,
    makes apprentices learn one skill automatically, &
    brings back a chicken or rabbit from hunting
    — richterscreech | excels at finding cats on patrols,
    lessens chance of stillborns, must have two or more
    mates for powers to work. powers are currently activated.
    — peupaw | attracts kits and repels predators on all
    patrols they go on. subtracts one piece of prey on any
    hunting patrol they go on.
    — mericibubble & flûtesong | when together, they
    attract new cats
𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆
— brouillardheart | ottomanpaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— richterscreech | viperinepaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— fourmisplash | tremorpaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— aspstar | seismicpaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— lunestorm | tectonicpaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting. stealth, climbing
— lynxbounce | archipelagopaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— fauconflight | hurricanepaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— threeleg | whimbrelpaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— orangeray | eclairpaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— coatiheart | croquembouchepaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— argentéhop | serotinepaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— flamingonose | pipistrellepaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— ferocespots | anguillepaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— lumiéreblink | écaillepaw | four - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— mistysoul | suiepaw | five - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— tourbillonpelt | genévrierpaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— l'eautwitch | épicéapaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth
— versaillesheart | rocherpaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth
— araignéepounce | galetpaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— blaireauface | cigüepaw | two
hunting, fighting
— crabewhistle | soucipaw | two
hunting
— freuxfreckle | canetonpaw | one
hunting
— flûtesong | nuitpaw | zero
none
— mericibubble | tacheterpaw | zero
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♕♔ chessclan - post 023 ♚♛

Postby sharpiesandhamilton » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 am

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    Freuxfreckle could feel his stomach rolling, churning, threatening to empty its contents from his earlier meal. The tom swallowed slowly, the air lodging in his throat and creating a lump as the entrance to the roi's den loomed before him. His entire body shivered as he prepared for what he knew would come next. He began to take a step forward, but his leg locked up and he was stuck halfway through. His tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth and he could barely breathe. If only he hadn't waited this long! If only he'd revealed this long ago, long before he would be terrified to reveal the truth to his best friend. His legs grew wobbly and collapsed beneath him and he slowly moaned. "Freuxfreckle, is that you?" came the inevitable call from inside.
    Rookstar stepped out into the main section of camp and nearly tripped over his best friend and tour. "Freuxfreckle? What are you doing down there?" he chuckled, jokingly kicking the tom to encourage him to stand. Freuxfreckle nearly shook his head and moved to bury his muzzle under his paw, but he knew he'd just look silly. He rose to his paws and drew in a deep breath. If he could get it all out before he was able to stop himself, it might work. Barely able to think straight, he looked down at his freckled legs and groaned. He took one last breath before blurting it out.
    "Rookstar, I'm gay."
    Rookstar tilted his head to the side, as if he were thinking, and then a quick, breathy chuckle brushed past his lips. "Oh, Freuxfreckle, you think I didn't know? I'm your best friend, for ÉtoileClan's sake! I've known since the day I met you," he meowed, rubbing his nose along the tour's jaw. "I never once doubted that you would eventually tell me, because I know it takes time. Take Juncoflight, for example. She had the biggest crush on Twilightpounce when we were just apprenti. She mooned after her for moons, but kept denying that she liked mollies period. Finally, I walked into the apprenti den to find them cuddled up together. That was when she finally admitted it to me," Rookstar explained, and Freuxfreckle let out the breath he had been holding. "I hope you find happiness, whomever you may like," the roi called before disappearing back into his den.
    Freuxfreckle was stuck there, speechless, as he watched Rookstar's fluffy gray tail disappear. The roi had dismissed him so easily, and the tour could feel his heart breaking. "You see, Rookstar, that's the problem, because you're the one I love," he whispered, his voice so tiny that not even the snowflakes that were beginning to fall were disturbed by his breath.

    Richterscreech swept his tail around Tritonkit and Scinquekit as Butterflyleap left the nursery. "C'mon, dad, we're three whole moons old! We can be alone for a few minutes!" Tritonkit squealed, and Richterscreech simply rolled his eyes before lightly flicking his son on the nose with his tail. Richterscreech purred deep in his throat as he thought about all of his lovely kits in ChessClan. Tremorpaw, Tectonicpaw, and Seismicpaw were on their final assessment. Nuitpaw and Tacheterpaw were sparring by thr stream. Tritonkit and Scinquekit were wrapped up safely in the nursery. He let out a long, content sigh as he watched Butterflyleap's lovely mottled tail disappear and then turned his gaze to his ginger son and tortoiseshell daughter.
    So many kits were his, and he loved that. The pain of Nightpelt's death still stung, but having Nuitpaw and Tacheterpaw nearby helped. "Why don't we go see your older siblings?" he purred, a sudden need to see his older kits striking deep in his heart. Scinquekit let out an excited squeak and raced from the nursery, Tritonkit right on her heels. Richterscreech turned his head over so slightly and saw the massive Goosenose watching his kits with a loving eye. "Such a beautiful bunch, aren't they?" he sighed. "Their mother, Skinknose, shines through so brightly in them. I don't know why she brought some of them to me, but I love them nonetheless. I love all of my kits, despite what some might say. To be truthful, I'm asking Butterflyleap about another litter soon," he meowed, seemingly happy to talk about this.
    "I know you love them. No father is more devoted to his children than you are. Honestly, I thought you were permanently a les méres when I first arrived. I cannot wait for my little ones to be born. Maybe, once they're born, you might teach me some skills to better prepare me to be a cavalier?" Goosenose ran her tongue along her paw before stretching it back to run across her belly. "I swear, I'm so big that I can't even groom myself anymore!" she tutted as she began smoothing her ruffled fur. The snowflakes swirling outside were bound to be chilling his young kits, so Richterscreech bade the soon-to-be mother farewell before dashing out after them.
    Nuitpaw was standing triumphantly with a paw holding his larger sister down, Tacheterpaw twisting and spitting beneath him. "I. Beat. You. Tell her, dad! I pinned her, so I win!" Nuitpaw couldn't hide the squeak in his voice, and he dropped his head quickly in embarrassment. Richterscreech chuckled before stiffening. A familiar scent brushed across his muzzle, and his tail shot straight up and he whirled towards the entrance. The brushing of leaves against fur alerted him to the incoming cats, and he dashed towards them in excitement.
    "Tectonicpaw! Tremorpaw! Seismicpaw! Where are my kits? Seismicpaw!" Richterscreech howled, pushing his way through the large group of cats to find his kits who were returning from their final assessment.
    "Dad!" Tectonicpaw squealed, pushing Whimbrelpaw gently to the side and rubbing her nose along her father's chin. Tremorpaw and Seismicpaw following, clearly excited to see their father again. Seismicpaw said nothing, as usual, but Tremorpaw couldn't hide the purr from his father. "Mom!" Tectonicpaw called, spotting Butterflyleap over the growing crowd of excited cats. So much had changed since the first group of apprenti had set out, but Butterflyleap and Richterscreech's undying love for their children hadn't. Butterflyleap leaped gracefully over a crouched tom and barrelled into Tremorpaw's side.
    "My kits! Oh, my kits have returned!" she wailed, licking each kit's ears lovingly. Mistysoul was doing the same to Archipelagopaw and Whimbrelpaw while Hurricanepaw stood sheepishly off the side, his leg oddly stiff. Orangeray was scuffling his paws in the dust as his two surviving kits asked about their other father. L'eautwitch and Patisseriedew both took turns looking over each other's kits before leaning against the other. The joyous reunion was drowned out by a sickly wail from Viperinepurr. Richterscreech stiffened, realizing that the two surviving from Horizonstar's litter didn't know about the treacherous events that took place mere moons before.
    "There's many things that have changed," Richterscreech began, his three children settling in as he explained the events of the previous moons, including the introduction of Tritonkit and Scinquekit. Tremorpaw let out a wail before leaning into his mother's embrace. Every cat would need some time to grieve.


    Pipistrellepaw stiffened she saw the faint shadow of Valleyrunner curled in the corner of the camp. His eyes shone with sadness, but he couldn't hide his injuries from his kits. She watched as he dragged himself out of the shadows, and Serotinepaw nearly collapsed his sister's shoulder. "Dad," she whispered, her voice trembling. The simple word alerted the blind ancien to the location of his kit, and he turned his milky blue eyes towards them. "What happened?" she demanded, leaving Serotinepaw to struggle to his paws. Valleyrunner ducked his head, and Orangeray pushed his way to be beside his mate.
    "While Valleyrunner was patrolling, he was struck by a venomous snake. The venom affected his sense of direction and also took his sight. During this time, he stumbled on a nest of foxes. That's where I got this scar from. Sadly, he lost the use of his eyes and the bite of one fox broke his spine. He'll never use his hind legs again." Valleyrunner gulped softly before nudging Orangeray aside with his nose. He opened his jaw to speak, and Orangeray was astounded. Valleyrunner rarely spoke anymore.
    "I may look different, and I may have a different rank, but I am still your dad. Never forget that, my kits," he whispered, nuzzling Pipistrellepaw and Serotinepaw in turn. Twilightpounce slowly advanced on her dad, pressing her nose to one ear while Raventalon pressed her nose to his other ear. "I have my entire family with me again. May Noctulepaw and Barbastellepaw rest happily in ÉtoileClan," he whispered, raising his eyes to the darkening sky.
    Pipistrellepaw felt a tear roll down her cheek. Why couldn't she have been here for this? She loved Valleyrunner dearly, but her assessment had stopped her from being with him when he needed her most. The gathering snow stuck in clumps to her pelt, but she ignored it and watched as each tear fell and froze at her paws. Her jaw gaped as her body trembled, each sob shaking her harder than the last. She was silent until her voice broke and her sobs became louder and louder. They were like a symphony of cries, gulping, and gasping in a seemingly random order.
    Her paws collapsed as she pressed her nose to Valleyrunner's chest. "I am so, so sorry. I should have been here for you. I should never have attempted my assessment with you so obviously hurting. I knew there would be damage, but not this extensive. Dad, please forgive me," she whispered, and Valleyrunner pressed his muzzle to the back of her head.
    "My sweet Pipistrellepaw, there's nothing to forgive. You love me, and that's all that matters."

    Ottomanpaw stiffened as he spotted Rookwhisker leaning against Chasmeyes. When did they become a thing? He padded up with a smile, eyes continuing to search the crowd for his parents. He saw grief fill Rookwhisker's eyes, and he paused. "Why are you crying?" he called, still swiveling his ears as he listened for the deep bass of his dad's voice. Chasmeyes leaned over and whispered something into Rookwhisker's ear, and the grey and white tom waved to Ottomanpaw and Viperinepaw. The two followed the well-loved and respected tom to the dame and roi's den, expecting to see their parents.
    "Horizonstar and Aspstar are dead. I am Rookstar, and this is the new dame Chasmstar."
    These fifteen words caused all of Ottomanpaw's joy of returning to crash down around him. "No," he whispered, shaking his head as he backed away. "No, no, no, no," he chanted, slowly increasing in volume as he realized that he couldn't even smell his parents' scent in the den anymore. Viperinepaw was as stiff as a board, barely able to blink from shock. Tears spilled from Ottomanpaw's eyes, his bottom lip quivering as he twirled around and noticed the change in nests. "No!" he screeched, bursting from the den, eyes wild as he looked for the nursery. Maybe his mother had had her new pions! Of course! They'd have to be at least two moons by now! His paws rushed into the nursery, but his mother's beautiful pelt was nowhere to be seen.
    "Horizonstar," he moaned, slowly sliding to the floor and curling tightly into a ball. Two small kits to faintly resembled his mother poked their heads out of a nest at the mention of the previous dame. They had a quick conversation before hopping over to prod Ottomanpaw.
    "Why are you talking about our mother? She's dead," the first kit, whose nose was brown just like Flamingonose's had been squeaked. Ottomanpaw gulped. "I'm Reniflerkit, and that's Outardekit. Our mother died the moon we were born, or that's what Raventalon said. Are you Ottomanpaw?" the young molly mewled, which confused Ottomanpaw. Why would such a young pion know so much? Raventalon stepped into the nursery and rested her tail on Ottomanpaw's flank. She shot a glare at her adopted pions before turning her motherly gaze back to Ottomanpaw.
    "Your mother gave birth to Flamingonose's pions. During the same day, Aspstar killed Goldenpoint, Flamingonose, Horizonstar, and himself. It was not a good end, but the two made up as they died. They are watching you from ÉtoileClan, I can promise you that. You might want to head out. Rookstar and Chasmstar will be wanting to give you your cavalier names now."

    "I miss when they were younger," Valleyrunner sighed as he stretched his front legs out farther and farther to catch the moss ball that Orangeray was tossing. Orangeray grunted a reply, and Valleyrunner began to withdraw back into himself. Today was a good day, in his opinion. Many days the little voice told him that he was useless because of his injuries. Today, he could barely hear it. "I feel so bad that Pipistrellecave feels the way she does. Also, did you notice how nice Serotineecho's name is?" Valleyrunner chatted enough to fill the silence that Orangeray radiated.
    "I want more kits, Valleyrunner," Orangeray erupted, and Valleyrunner chuckled.
    "I know you do, but we just aren't ready. I want to build up my strength so I can play with my children. I've already missed out on a good bit of my grandchildren's lives; I don't want the same to happen with our next litter," Valleyrunner explained, and Orangeray's hard gaze softened.
    "I-I hadn't really thought about it like that," he stammered, realizing he really hadn't. Valleyrunner stretched his neck and pressed his nose to Orangeray's chin and breathed in deeply. The sweet, pine-sap smell of his mate flooded his brain and calmed him instantly. "We'll try for kits once you're strong enough, I promise. Perhaps Mistysoul would be willing to surrogate," Orangeray drifted off, dreaming of his next litter of pions.

    Whimbreleyes stumbled through the camp, still trying to remember the layout after a particularly harsh night. Snow chilled her toes, and she could swear that her tail was frozen solid. As she took one more step, she slammed into a broad shoulder and yelped in surprise. "Oh, hi!" a familiar voice chirped, and she raised her muzzle to "look" up at Araignéepounce. The tom was wagging his tail like a dog, the cold waves of air bouncing off it brushing gently across Whimbreleyes's whiskers. "I'm sorry, I haven't truly met you. This Clan is so big that I swear I'll never meet everybody," he chuckled, and Whimbreleyes felt herself begin to blush.
    "You're Araignéepounce. There's not much special about you that I know of, but I know that you've proven to be an excellent cavalier. Most times the prey I get from the pile smells like you," Whimbreleyes mewed, and Araignéepounce puffed his chest out from pride. "There's not much special about me, excluding the blindness," she chuckled, her breath clouding outside her muzzle visibly. Araignéepounce furrowed his brow and rested his tail on Whimbreleyes's shoulders.
    "Let's jump into the cavalier den. It's a much warmer place to continue this conversation," he mewed, his voice continuing to chirp and soar like a bird's song. Whimbreleyes ducked her head as she entered the den, and the black tom led the white molly over to his nest. She sat and began grooming the snow from her belly fur and tail, but Araignéepounce pushed her muzzle aside. "Why don't you let me help?" he asked, but he began grooming before she could give an answer. They sat in comfortable silence for many moments until Whimbreleyes could tell that her tail was clean. She wrapped it nearly around her paws and turned her unseeing gaze in the direction of the friendly tom.
    "On the topic of you not truly being special except for your blindness, I would like to say that it's not true," Araignéepounce meowed, his voice soft. Whimbreleyes's heart began to hammer against her chest, but she ignored it. Of course she'd be excited if a tom complimented her, especially if it's the first time. "You are remarkably beautiful. You are so talented. I didn't even know you were blind until Mosquitobuzz told me. Trust me, you are nothing less than extroidanary," he meowed, his voice silky smooth as he scooted closer to the new cavalier. Whimbreleyes felt her face heating, but she didn't make any move to get away from him.
    "Tell me a bit about yourself," she squeaked, her voice barely above a whisper.
    "Well, I joined just old enough that Aspstar didn't make me an apprenti. I was a rogue my entire life, but Clan life much better suits me. I didn't like not having rules to guide me," he explained, happy to be talking. "I am a chatterbox, at least, that's what Mosquitobuzz tells me. I doubt that I'll ever stop talking unless you take over and tell me about your assessment?" his voice raised in pitch, signifying a question. Whimvreleyes thought back to the many hard moons, but she couldn't stop herself from purring. No tom ever asked her to talk about herself. They thought she was just boring, blind Whimbreleyes.
    "Well, it was hard. Archipelagoislands, my brother, stayed by my side the entire time. He helped me through large hills of snow and even protected me from an owl late one night. I don't think I could have survived without him," she admitted, remembering how often she had laid awake through the starless nights to listen for danger. You see, when one sense is taken, the others strengthen to make up for it. Her hearing was so good that Archipelagoislands always let her take the watch latest at night when the sounds of the wolves were loud enough to drown out any other sounds to him.
    "That's where you're wrong. You would've found a way to survive, Whimbreleyes. You are so absolutely amazing," Araignéepounce purred, grinning from ear to ear as he wrapped his tail around Whimbreleyes's flank. She stiffened, her face brighter than the sun, before leaning into his touch. She rested her muzzle against his shoulder, memorizing the feel of his fur and the scent of him. His fur wasn't the softest, but it was thick. He smelled of running water, stone, and moss. She could feel the small scraps of moss from his earlier nap still clinging to his pelt like burrs, so she quietly nudged them aside. She then rested her ear against his chest, listening to the steady kathump of his heart. Hers began to beat in time with his, and she could feel his breathe deeper and deeper as he grew more and more comfortable with her.
    She heard a familiar snicker just outside the den, and she jolted upright as she realized Archipelagoislands had been watching them. "I, uh, I gotta go!" she squeaked and stammered, scrambling to escape the den. She smashed muzzle first into a wall, but she stumbled out into the main section of camp with her tail bushed out in fear. Archipelagoislands chuckled again and rammed his forehead lightly into Whimbreleyes's shoulder. "You flea-infested tick!" she spat, lips curling back in a growl.
    "Someone's got a crush, someone's got a crush," Archipelagoislands skipped off, chanting it over and over again in a sing song voice and Whimbreleyes stood frozen outside the den.

    Mosquitobuzz could see Pipistrellecave near Valleyrunner, helping the tom with his exercises. All he wanted was to get a moment alone with her. Mosquitobuzz purred happily as he watched Pipistrellecave tell her father goodbye and then turn in his direction. She smiled happily at him, curling her tail happily as she trotted up beside him. They had been good friends before they had both taken their assessments, and Mosquitobuzz was happy to see their friendship still stood. "Let's go take a walk by the stream," he offered, and Pipistrellecave nodded. They left the camp in friendly silence, and Mosquitobuzz could feel his heart in his chest.
    "I didn't expect to come back and find Valleyrunner like that," Pipistrellecave meowed softly, her eyes shining with grief.
    "It's not your fault, Pipistrellecave. No cat could've ever predicted that he'd lose both his eyesight and the use of his legs," Mosquitobuzz promised, and Pipistrellecave blinked a thanks to him. She leaned against his side, and the moment felt wrong, but Mosquitobuzz couldn't hold it in anymore. "Pipistrellecave, I love you," he blurted. The calico molly stiffened, looking up at the pointed tom with hopeful eyes.
    "Oh, Mosquitobuzz, don't play with my emotions like that," she meowed, her eyes sad.
    "I'm not playing! I love you, Pipistrellecave. I have since we were apprenti! I love your smile. I love your laugh. I love everything about you. I know you've just gotten back, but please be my mate," Mosquitobuzz pleaded, turning to face his crush. Pipistrellecave stood rigid, lost in thought as she stared back at Mosquitobuzz. He had just poured his heart out to her and she was just standing there. Moments passed, and he could barely stand it. "It's okay if you say no," he whispered, his tail drooping into the stream. He didn't even care about the water anymore, he just wanted to hear those four words come from Pipistrellecave's mouth.
    "I love you too, Mosquitobuzz, but I'm too young to take a mate. When I turn twenty moons, we'll make it official. Until then, why don't we stay exclusive but not truly mates?" she offered, her voice high pitched and squeaky as if she were unsure. Mosquitobuzz nodded slowly before rushing forward and running his forehead against Pipistrellecave's cheek. "I love you too, Mosquitobuzz, I love you too," she whispered, the four words becoming her favorite sentence in the entire world.
    "I will do everything I can to keep you happy, Pipistrellecave. You are everything to me. I love you, Pipistrellecave, and nothing will ever change that. Please don't tell Whimbreleyes," he meowed, remembering his best friend. "Araignéepounce is curshing madly on her, it's obvious, and I don't want to steal his thunder since I know you and Whimbreleyes are friends," he purred, and Pipistrellecave felt her love for him swell even more. Only he would be sweet enough to keep her and his friends in mind during such a monumental occasion.
    "I won't tell them," she promised, leaning closer to Mosquitobuzz. "I also won't tell Dad, Father, or Serotineecho just yet. I'm going to get advice from Twilightpounce, though," she meowed, and Mosquitobuzz nodded. Of course she would want to get advice from an older molly who'd experienced love at such a young age before. "I love you," she meowed, before turning around and trotting back to camp. Mosquitobuzz was stuck standing next to the stream, his tail dripping wet from earlier. He leaped into the air and twisted, screeching with joy at the thought that Pipistrellecave loved him back.
    Why had he ever doubted it? Of course she had loved him! It had been so obvious after their goodbye when she left on her apprentice assessment. She had been teary eyed, worried that she might never return. She had told him not to dwell on the past if she left, and that she would think of him the entire time. He'd played it off as she thought of him as a dear friend, too scared to think that she loved him back just when he might lose her. He stilled his rushing heart and regained his posture before trotting back into camp with his head high.
    Araignéepounce was sitting to the side, and he offered a wink to his friend. It was obvious that something good had just happened, especially with the fact that he had left the camp with Pipistrellecave. "I have so much to tell you," he purred, sitting down beside his friend. Araignéepounce grinned before looking across at Whimbreleyes. The white molly was speaking, very animatedly at that, to Pipistrellecave. The calico molly seemed to be holding in what had just happened, but Mosquitobuzz caught her eye and nodded discreetly.
    "I think I just found my future mate," the two toms said in unison before collapsing into a laughing fit. They retold the stories of their day, congratulated each other, and then padded to the fresh-kill pile to fetch something to eat. Mosquitobuzz wrinkled his nsoe as he bit into a frozen rabbit before tossing it aside. This leafbare was going to be harsh.

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    𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar welcome the following cats into the ranks of ChessClan.
      ↬ Scinquekit is welcomed as a pion. She is from Richterscreech's fling with Skinknose of RavenClan.
      ↬ Tritonkit is welcomed as a pion. He is from Richterscreech's fling with Skinknose of RavenClan.
      ↬ Visontwist is welcomed as a cavalier.
      ↬ Chouetteswoop is welcomed as a cavalier.

    𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following hunting patrols out.
      ↬ Lunestorm leads Butterflyleap, Versaillesheart, Ottomanspire, Crabewhistle, and Tectonicmarch to the north.
      ↬ Fuméemist leads Brebiscurl, Seismicwhisper, Archipelagoislands, Twilightpounce, and Threeleg to the west.
      ↬ Patisseriedew leads Whimbreleyes, Whitefang, Fauconflight, Blaireauface, and Raviolinose to the east.

    𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following border patrols out.
      ↬ Richterscreech leads Coatiheart, Écaillefin, Loonfrost, and Poussiéregust to the north.
      ↬ Peuwobble leads Violindapple, Flûtesong, Genetshade, Martinskip, and Grognoneyes to the west.
      ↬ Juncoflight leads Whimbreleyes, Pipistrellecave, Brouillardheart, Termitetongue, and Boarshine to the south.

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 Freuxfreckle arranges the following herb hunting patrol.
      ↬ Chouetteswoop accompanies Wolfwhiskers to hunt for herbs.

    𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 Wolfwhiskers treats the following for illness or injury.
      ↬ Mericibubble receives x1 dock and 1 moon of rest for her injury. Wolfwhiskers does not have the other required herb.
      ↬ Sopranocavern receives 1 moon of rest (1/2).

    𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒 A vigil is held for the following new members of ÉtoileClan.
      ↬ None this moon

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 The following apprenti practice their skills.
      ↬ Versaillesheart trains Rocherpaw in climbing.
      ↬ Blaireauface and Freuxfreckle train Cigüepaw and Canetonpaw in stealth.
      ↬ Crabewhistle and Flûtesong train Soucipaw, Nuitpaw, and Tacheterpaw in fighting. Flûtesong oversees Tacheterpaw's training while Mericibubble rests.
      ↬ Grognoneyes, Martinskip, Croissantcrunch, Macaroncrumb, and Pikachoo train Altocumuluspaw, Nimbuspaw, Cirruspaw, Cumuluspaw, and Ramurepaw in hunting.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 ChessClan sends the following apprenti to the Northern Pass.
      ↬ Épicéapaw reaches the Northern Pass and attempts her final assessment.

    𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 ChessClan consumes the following prey to survive.
      ↬ 5 birds, 1 mouse.

    𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 ChessClan celebrates the following changes in family.
      ↬ Goosenose is kitting! The father is unknown.

    𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐒 Rank changing ceremonies are held for the following cats.
      ↬ Ottomanspire, Viperinepurr, Tremortremble, Seismicwhisper, Tectonicmarch, Archipelagoislands, Whimbreleyes, Croquembouchepuff, Eclaircream, Serotineecho, Pipistrellecave, Écaillefin, Anguilleripple, and Suiecloud are welcomed back from their final assessments.

    𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar request the following cat to join ChessClan.
      ↬ Cavalier

    𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐒 The following are notes for my moderator.
      ↬ I would only like color-ins, please, along with a description.
      ↬ Rocherpaw will stay on apprentice lines.
      ↬ Please do not kill any starred cats. They are important for plot purposes.
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⦉ 𝐑𝐎𝐈 ⦊
Rookstar | Tom | 33 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐄 ⦊
Chasmstar | Molly | 24 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑 ⦊
Freuxfreckle | Tom | 25 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 ⦊
Wolfwhiskers | Tom | 48 moons
⧽ Name | Gender | Age

⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 ⦊
Richterscreech | Tom | 43 moons ✧
Thistleheart | Molly | 62 moons
Orangeray | Tom | 52 moons
Sopranocavern | Molly | 64 moons
Coatiheart | Tom | 74 moons ✧
Termitetongue | Molly | 34 moons
Raventalon | Molly | 29 moons ✧
Twilightpounce | Molly | 29 moons ✧
Fourmisplash | Tom | 45 moons
Lunestorm | Tom | 36 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Loonfrost | Molly | 75 moons ✧
Broulliardheart | Tom | 46 moons
Grincheuxsnarl | Tom | 59 moons ✧
Belettetwist | Molly | 55 moons
Violindapple | Molly | 26 moons ✧
Threeleg | Molly | 26 moons
Lumiéreblink | Molly | 51 moons
Pamplemousseeyes | Tom | 47 moons
Butterflyleap | Molly | 40 moons ✧
Martinskip | Tom | 24 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Patisseriedew | Molly | 67 moons
Mistysoul | Molly | 59 moons
Boarshine | Molly | 48 moons
Poussièregust | Molly | 97 moons
Genetshade | Molly | 24 moons
Araignéepounce | Tom | 22 moons
L'eautwitch | Molly | 46 moons
Versaillesheart | Molly | 62 moons ✧
Fauconflight | Tom | 37 moons
Mericibubble | Molly | 55 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Flûtesong | Tom | 58 moons ✧
Tourbillonpelt | Tom | 34 moons ✧
Abeillefeather | Molly | 47 moons
Crabewhistle | Tom | 44 moons
Spectacledsalamander | Tom | 24 moons
Gannetsong | Tom | 25 moons
Mosquitobuzz | Tom | 20 moons ✧
Pikachoo | Tom | 19 moons
Bébéecho | Molly (amab) | 19 moons
Blaireauface | Molly | 38 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Grognoneyes | Tom | 56 moons ✧
Macaroncrumb | Molly | 31 moons
Croissantcrunch | Tom | 31 moons
Fuméemist | Tom | 43 moons
Raviolinose | Tom | 45 moons
Brebiscurl | Molly | 17 moons ✧
Mouflonpeak | Tom | 19 moons
Peuwobble | Non-binary | 17 moons ✧
Whitefang | Tom | 42 moons
Visontwist | Tom | 42 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Chouetteswoop | Molly | 20 moons
Juncoflight | Molly | 32 moons ✧
Ottomanspire | Tom | 16 moons
Viperinepurr | Molly | 16 moons
Tremortremble | Tom | 16 moons
Seismicwhisper | Tom | 16 moons
Tectonicmarch | Molly | 16 moons ✧
Archipelagoislands | Tom | 16 moons
Whimbreleyes | Molly | 16 moons ✧
Croquembouchepuff | Molly | 16 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Eclaircream | Molly | 16 moons
Serotineecho | Tom | 15 moons
Pipistrellecave | Molly | 15 moons ✧
Écaillefin | Molly | 15 moons
Anguilleripple | Molly | 15 moons
Suiecloud | Tom | 15 moons

⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
Hurricanepaw | Tom | 16 moons
Genévrierpaw | Molly | 13 moons
Épicéapaw | Molly | 13 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Rocherpaw | Tom | 13 moons
Soucipaw | Tom | 12 moons
Cigüepaw | Molly | 11 moons ✧
Canetonpaw | Tom | 10 moons
Nuitpaw | Tom | 9 moons
Tacheterpaw | Molly | 9 moons
Altocumuluspaw | Molly | 7 moons
Nimbuspaw | Tom | 7 moons ✧
Cirruspaw | Molly | 7 moons
Cumuluspaw | Tom | 7 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Ramurepaw | Molly | 7 moons
⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 ⦊
Morningwhisper | Molly | 98 moons
Edelweißdrop | Molly | 34 moons ✧
Tonnerredance | Molly | 32 moons ✧
Sweethen | Molly | 57 moons ✧
Traîneaubells | Molly | 49 moons ✧
Goosenose | Molly | 45 moons ✧

⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 ⦊
Quinoakit | Molly | 5 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Acaikit | Tom | 5 moons
Cyclonekit | Tom | 4 moons
Zéphyrkit | Molly | 4 moons
Hazelkit | Tom | 4 moons
Flammekit | Tom | 4 moons
Feukit | Tom | 4 moons
Tritonkit | Tom | 3 moons
Scinquekit | Molly | 3 moons
Lionceaukit | Tom | 2 moons
Cocoakit | Tom | 2 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Faonkit | Molly | 2 moons
Reniflerkit | Molly | 2 moons
Outardekit | Tom | 2 moons
Étourneaukit | Molly | 1 moon

⦉ 𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍 ⦊
Valleyrunner | Tom | 54 moons ✧









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    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — borage | chewed and eated | produces more and
    better milk; brings down fevers; soothes bad bellies;
    relieves tight chests | x01
    — chamomile | eaten | strengthens the heart and soothes
    the mind | x01
    — cob nuts | made into ointments | unknown | x01
    — cobwebs | stops bleeding | x01
    — daisy leaves | chewed into a paste | eases the pain of
    aching joints | x01
    — dock | chewed and applied to scratches | soothes scratches
    and sore pads | x02 [ - 1 ]
    — honey | eaten | soothes infections; soothes damaged throats;
    soothes coughing; gives energy; helps cats swallow other
    herbs | x01
    — rush | holds a broken limb in place | x01
    — sweet-sedge | sap is swallowed | eases infection | x01
    — thyme | leaves are chewed on | useful for shock | x01
    — water hemlock | eaten | causes writhing, pain, and foaming
    at the mouth | x02
    𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — mice | one serving | 8
    — vole | one serving | 0
    — shrew | one serving | 8
    — rabbit | two servings | 12
    — stoat | two servings | 11
    — small fish | two servings | 11
    — big fish | three servings | 6
    — bird | three servings | 8
    𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐒
    — sweethen | can find weaned kits on border patrols,
    makes apprentices learn one skill automatically, &
    brings back a chicken or rabbit from hunting
    — richterscreech | excels at finding cats on patrols,
    lessens chance of stillborns, must have two or more
    mates for powers to work. powers are currently activated.
    — peupaw | attracts kits and repels predators on all
    patrols they go on. subtracts one piece of prey on any
    hunting patrol they go on.
    — mericibubble & flûtesong | when together, they
    attract new cats
𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆
— fauconflight | hurricanepaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— tourbillonpelt | genévrierpaw | four - returns in two moons
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— l'eautwitch | épicéapaw | five
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— versaillesheart | rocherpaw | five
hunting, fighting, stealth
— blaireauface | cigüepaw | three
hunting, fighting
— crabewhistle | soucipaw | three
hunting
— freuxfreckle | canetonpaw | two
hunting, fighting
— flûtesong | nuitpaw | one
hunting
— mericibubble | tacheterpaw | one
hunting
— grognoneyes | altocumuluspaw | zero
none
— martinskip | nimbuspaw | zero
none
— croissantcrunch | cirruspaw | zero
none
— macaroncrumb | cumuluspaw | zero
none
— pikachoo | ramurepaw | zero
none




























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Postby sharpiesandhamilton » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:12 am

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    Juncoflight curled her tail neatly around her paws as Twilightpounce, Mouflonpeak, Rookstar, and Chasmstar sat in a circle with her. "We haven't had a good family meeting in such a good long while," she purred, and Twilightpounce leaned against her mate. "Will we be seeing kits in your future?" she chuckled, flicking her tail at her littermate and his mate. Rookstar ducked his head in embarrassment while Chasmstar flicked her ears back and avoided looking at any cats' eyes. "So, you've been trying?" Juncoflight cut right to the point, and then quickly adding a "Rookie," to the end. Rookstar's ears heated as Mouflonpeak chuckled. Chasmstar was obviously embarrassed so Juncoflight dropped the topic.
    "Well, I would like to announce something," Twilightpounce started, and Raventalon joined the group. "Juncoflight and I have talked it over, and we're ready for more kits. Tourbillonpelt is going to be our surrogate and I am going to be carrying them," she puffed her chest out, and the three apprenti that were their children ran up nearly exploding. They'd told them the previous night, and Nimbuspaw could barely keep his paws on the ground he was so excited. His grin nearly fell off his face it was so big. Twilightpounce placed her paw on top of his head and ruffled his curly fur before licking his ear affectionately. Jucnoflight was nuzzling Cirruspaw, Cumuluspaw, and Altocumuluspaw lovingly and Chasmstar and Rookstar were leaning on each other.
    "I can't wait to be a big brother!" Nimbuspaw squealed, but his voice was cut off as Cumuluspaw slammed into him and knocked him over. The two started play-fighting until Twilightpounce dragged them apart to prevent any older cat being dragged into the fray."Cumuluspaw started it!" Nimbuspaw wailed, pointing his paw accusingly at his brother. Twilightpounce hushed her two sons and Juncoflight stepped up.
    "You four will need to mature if you're going to be good siblings to the future kits. Can you work on that for me, please?" Juncoflight scolded, and all four apprenti hung their heads in shame. "Now, now, don't sulk. Go find your mentors and go for a patrol or something. The grownups have to talk," Juncoflight chuckled, and the four apprenti raced away like a whirlwind. Twilightpounce and Juncoflight turned their attention back to Chasmstar, Rookstar, Raventalon, and Mouflonpeak only to see the four chuckling with massive grins.
    "You two are such perfect parents. I remember when Juncoflight wouldn't shut up about her crush on you," Rookstar purred. Jucnoflight flew across the circle and cuffed her brother across the ears before countering his statement.
    "I wouldn't shut up? If I remember correctly, you moaned about Chasmstar in your dreams!" Juncoflight stuck her tongue out childishly as Chasmstar curled over laughing. Rookstar scrunched his face up in a frown before leaping on top of his sister. The two struggled against each other before collapsing in a laughing fit. Twilightpounce rolled her eyes and nudged Chasmstar's shoulder gently.
    "You got the better of the two," Twilightpounce laughed before leaning forward and helping her mate to her paws.

    Crabewhistle's fur fluttered in the wind as he sat beside Abeillefeather on top of a hill. "It almost reminds me of the ocean. I miss it, you know? The ocean was everything to me," Crabewhistle sighed, and the ticked tabby female turned her head very slightly. The way the sun caught her yellow eyes made them gleam like precious stones. The breath caught in Crabewhistle's throat, his tongue growing dry and his voice scratchy. "Well, um, now there's something to replace the ocean," he whispered, and Abeillefeather focused on him more intently. "Abeillefeather, when we left OceanClan, I only had you. Even when we joined ChessClan, I wa afraid to expand my friend group past you. Abeillefeather, I've grown to love you in these past several moons, so will you be my mate?" his voice was barely able to be heard from fear.
    Abeillefeather stiffened, as if she could hardly believe this was happening to her. A tear trekked across Crabewhistle's muzzle, fear causing him to cry. He had opened himself up to her, so what would he do if she declined his offer? Abeillefeather's jaw gaped open and closed like a fish, and Crabewhistle simply forgot to breathe. "Crabewhistle," she began, "I love you too. I always have. I suspect that's why we were sent away from OceanClan. I shouldn't have had these feelings as a medicine cat, but they were too strong to deny. I just felt like ÉtoileClan would punish me if I opened up about them. I know ChessClan has two other former medicine cats, but I was too scared my happiness would be ripped away from me. I love you, Crabewhistle, I always have." She kept repeating the final sentence over and over again as she nuzzled her new mate affectionately.
    Crabewhistle was over the moon with joy. He could barely believe his luck. "Let's go tell the Clan," he announced, barely able to sit still from the excitement rushing through his bones. As he stood, Abeillefeather rammed her head into his shoulder and knocked him off the hill. They rolled through the grass, laughing, until they landed with a loud splash in the stream. Crabewhistle raked his paw across the surface of the water, sending a stream of droplets raining across Abeillefeather's muzzle. She shrieked with joy, imitating the motion and then diving under water. She grabbed Crabewhistle's legs with her powerful jaws and ripped them out from under him, sneding him crashing down on top of her.
    The two wet cats crawled out of the stream panting. They collapsed on the bank and rolled over to face each other. As was normal, they began licking each other's fur the wrong way to dry each other off and warm up. Abeillefeather nuzzled her muzzle into Crabewhistle's neck and breathed in his watery scent. She wished this day would never end, but the moon was rising. Therefore, she got to her paws and padded back to camp with her new mate by her side every step of the way.

    Gannetsong smiled as he fluffed up his thick white fur. He ran his tongue across his chest, purposely messing it up but in a strictly organized fashion. Mosquitobuzz, Araignéepounce, Pikachoo, and Bébéecho were gathered close to the entrance, and Gannetsong rushed to greet them. His eyes traveled to where Bébéecho was standing, his heart thumping heavily in his chest. He'd always admired her for so easily announcing her transition from male to female, but it hadn't been until recently that Gannetsong had realized just how nice she really was. "Hey," he purred, walking closer to her as the group of five friends headed for their favorite spot along the stream.
    "Hi!" Bébéecho grinned, her canines poking out due to them being slightly longer than normal. "It's such a beautiful day," she sighed, throwing her head back and staring up at the clouds. "It's been so dreary recently, with the blizzard and whatnot, so a warmer day is a welcome change," she chattered, seemingly happy to talk about anything and everything. Gannetsong felt his heart ka-thump in his chest, but he ignored the queasy feeling in the pit of his stomach. Bébéecho's swirly grey and black fur glistened as the sun rippled along her thick pelt. Her yellow-orange eyes glistened like amber, and Gannetsong could feel his voice catching in his throat as he tried to reply.
    "Where's Spectacledsalamander?" he asked lamely, unable to bring himself to talk about Bébéecho. The molly tilted her head to the side in thought, an adorable little habit that Gannetsong had grown to love, and then her eyes brightened with an answer. She flicked her tail over her shoulder just as the tortoiseshell tom ran up, panting and nearly collapsing as he slowed to the pace the other five were walking at. Gannetsong could see the joy in Bébéecho's eyes, and jealousy swarmed over him as he moved to block Spectacledsalamander from her view. Bébéecho simply stepped to the side and welcomed Spectacledsalamander with a loving nuzzle. Gannetsong could barely stand it so he padded up to walk beside Pikachoo.
    "I see the green-eyed monster has you in its claws," the tabby tom chuckled, air exploding from his nose in an almost laugh. Gannetsong narrowed his eyes and flattened his ears to his head, peeling his upper lip back to reveal glistening white canines. "Hay, dude, calm down! I'm just joking!" Pikachoo defended himself, taking a step away from his friend. The group had been best friends for a good long while, so they all knew when they were reaching their regular hang out spot. Araignéepounce and Mosquitobuzz were deep in conversation, probably about the mollies they were flirting with. "Ugh, is anybody not acting like they like someone?" Pikachoo groaned, eyeing Gannetsong with a grin.
    "I don't like her, Pikachoo. I swear!" Gannetsong tried to defend himself more, but he ultimately became tongue tied and promptly gave up. He didn't like Bébéecho, right? He was okay with the fact that Spectacledsalamander liked her, right? Gannetsong slowed to a stop and sank into a sitting position. Bébéecho and Spectacledsalamander were still laughing together, Araignéepounce and Mosquitobuzz were still whispering, and Pikachoo was still sitting in an awkward silence beside Gannetsong. "At least, I don't think I do?" Gannetsong's voice rose in pitch unintentionally, and the question grabbed Pikachoo's interest immediately. A sloppy grin slid onto the tom's face so Gannetsong dropped his head in shame.
    "Bébéecho, Gannetsong has a crush on you!" Pikachoo called before Gannetsong managed to shove his plumy tail into his mouth. The silver classic tabby's ears straightened and her eyes sought out the solid white tom before rising to her paws. Spectacledsalamander looked heartbroken as she padded away from him and closer to Gannetsong. He felt horrible, taking his friend's crush away from him, but Pikachoo had been the one to really do it. Bébéecho came to a stop, her nose barely a whisker's width away from his. Her eyes sparkled as she closed the distance and pressed her nose to his. Spectacledsalamander hung his head in shame and slunk away as Gannetsong leaned into Bébéecho's public display of affection.
    "I like you too," she admitted, slowly dropping her eyes to the ground. Gannetsong flicked his ears, and so the final three of the group padded off. Little did he know, they were all hiding in the bushes nearby so they could watch.
    "Don't look at the ground like that! Your eyes are way to pretty for me not to be able to see them," Gannetsong purred, his voice turning flirty as he placed his tail underneath her chin and lifted her gaze forcibly to his. "Bébéecho, will you be my mate?" he asked, and she let her loud purr be her answer as she buried her nose into his thick neck fur. Pikachoo, Araignéepounce, and Mosquitobuzz all exploded out from the bush they had been hiding in and offered their congratulations. The group laughed before Spectacledsalamander padded back up. Bébéecho hung her head in shame before padded up to him and offering a twitch of her whiskers.
    "I was wrong to lead you on. I just wanted to make Gannetsong jealous. I'm sorry," she apologized, and hurt flashed through the tortoiseshell tom's eyes. "I'm really, really sorry," she tried again, but the tom flattened his ears and walked off without a word. Bébéecho cast a glance over her shoulder at Gannetosng, and then back at Spectacledsalamander's retreating form, before ultimately rushing back to Gannetsong's embrace.

    Threeleg limped up to the tortoiseshell molly, grinning as she nuzzled her affectionately. They'd been meeting privately for several moons now, and Threeleg could hardly wait. Pikachoo followed her, understandign what he'd agreed to. The past meeting, they had decided to have kits together. However, there was a problem. Two mollies couldn't have kits on their own. So, Pikachoo had agreed to be their surrogate. Before anything was finalized, Threeleg had brought Pikachoo for Autumnsong to give her final okay on. "Autumnsong, this is Pikachoo. Pikachoo, this is Autumnsong," Threeleg introduced, wishing she could use her single front paw between the two.
    "It's a pleasure to meet you, Autumnsong," Pikachoo dipped his head respectfully. A mischievious glance passed over the tortoiseshell molly's face as she surveyed the tom from top to bottom. "Are you sure you're willing to do this?" she asked, and Threeleg bit her tongue and held her breath as Pikachoo opened his mouth to answer.
    "It would be my honor. I've known Threeleg since I joined ChessClan, and if any cat deserved happiness, it's her," Pikachoo explained, and Autumnsong nodded slowly before raking her eyes across the tom one last time.
    "I guess he'll do," she chuckled. Threeleg let out a whoop of joy and nuzzling Autumnsong affectionately. Pikachoo smiled as the sincere moment passed between the two mollies.

    Sweethen wrapped her tail tightly around Lionceaukit, Cocoakit, and Faonkit. The three three moon old kits looked up at her expectantly, waiting for her to explain why they were at the camp entrance. "You are now three moons old," Sweethen began. "You may have noticed that your father isn't in this Clan. That is because he is across the mountains. Our journey will take several days, but we're going to meet him," Sweethen explained, and her pions erupted into yowls of joy. Lionceaukit stepped on Cocoakit, but he wrapped his tail protectively around Faonkit as Cocoakit stumbled into her. He snareld at Cocoakit, ready to protect his little sister at all costs, but then their smiles turned friendly again and all was well.
    The family of four began their journey, which included frequent stops as the crossed the mountains. Eventually, they reached the peak of the final mountain and could see the twolegplace that lay below. Sweethen's heart began to beat faster and faster the closer she got to Finn. The closer she got to Finn, the more distracted she became and the more often she would forget to keep her eyes on her kits. She reached the den where she had once spent many nights with him only to find his scent freshly stale. He had passed through here quite recently. She began to gallop, not caring that her kits were struggling to keep up with her. She slammed into Finn, a purr escaping her throat as her kits skidded to a halt beside her.
    "Finn!" she cried, barely able to think. "These are your kits!"
    Finn paused and surveyed his kits with a smile. He slowly introduced himself to each kit and learned their names before turning back to Sweethen. "I brought them to meet you, and also, in case you wanted to keep one when I return," she explained sheepishly and Finn smiled. "Little Cocoakit is very interested in you," Sweethen added, pushing the small tom-kit forward. Finn surveyed him before smiling again.
    "Cocoakit, would you like to come live with your dad? How about you, Lionceaukit and Faonkit?" he asked, givng each kit an equal opportunity to reply. Faonkit quickly shook her head and leaned against Sweethen's leg, which led Lionceaukit to stand protectively in front of her and shake his head as well. Cocoakit looked hopefully up at his father and nodded, barely able to contain his excitement.
    "Oh, can I? Please, please, please?!" he cried, bouncing up and down. Finn swallowed a chuckle and nodded, sweeping the kit closer to him with his tail. Sweethen could trust that Cocoakit was in good paws. She loved Finn, so why should he ever harm their kit?

    Cigüepaw ducked towards the border, smiling as she trotted happily. She'd escaped training for the day and was taking a nice walk to stretch her legs. As she neared the border, an odd smell caught her nose and she crossed the border with ease. All of a sudden, a tortoiseshell molly exploded from the bushes and landed on Cigüepaw's back, squahing her flat. You'd think the molly was bigger, but it was all fluff. The stranger snarled, and Cigüepaw flipped onto her back and batted her claws at her weakly. Cigüepaw didn't really want to hurt her, since she was on her land, but she also didn't want to be hurt. "Fight back, why don't you?" the molly snapped, sitting back and licking her paw as if annoyed.
    Cigüepaw sat up and shook out her pelt, noticing the white speckles were bigger than the last time she checked. Wishing she could hidem she cowered and looked up at the stranger out of the tops of her eyes. "I'm so sorry. I don't know what I smelled, but I wanted to follow it and I left my territory. I'm really sorry!" Cigüepaw cried, and the tortoiseshell threw her head back and laughed. She jutted her chin out and a look of total dominance entered her eyes. "What is it? Are you going to leave me with a message I'll never forget?" Cigüepaw quivered, terrified for her life. She never had been much of a fighter.
    "Pah! As if! I'm not even in my own territory, missy. This is pure open land. Twigpaw, at your service!" she purred, her whiskers twitching and her eyes dancing with laughter. Cigüepaw looked up with excitement. She was just another apprenti! What Clan was she from? Was it anything like ChessClan? What was her mentor like? Were her parents in the Clan? So many questions bounced around her brain as she took in the other molly's stance and appearance. In all honestly, she was pretty cute by Cigüepaw's standards, so she let her worries melt away and ehr true personality shined through.
    "I'm Cigüepaw," she began. Twigpaw nodded, and then looked over the border. "I'm from ChessClan. What Clan are you from?" she asked.
    "I'm from BearClan. You want to know why we're called that?" Twigpaw paused, and Cigüepaw nodded eagerly. "There was once a massive bear we had to share territory with. Just so that it would leave us alone, we had to send a warrior every other moon to fight the bear. So many cats died. Thing is, Slatestar died and Viperstar took over. Well, Viperstar didn't like the deal Slatestar had made, so he quit sending cats as sacrifices. You see, this angered the bear and so it attacked us! It could speak cat, which was obviously the scary part," Twigpaw puffed out her chest, acting like she'd experienced this all herself. "Well, that's what the warriors say anyway," she admitted, her pride deflating just a bit.
    "Well, ChessClan doesn't have a bear. We do have poisonings though! Our previous Roi got super jealous when his mate left him for someone else so he poisoned six cats, including her. I think he accidentally ate some of the poison too because he died as well. I guess you've got the more interesting Clan," Cigüepaw meowed, giving the winning rights to Twigpaw. That's when she noticed how low the sun was getting, and so she quickly stood up. "Same time in a quarter moon?" Cigüepaw called, not waiting to hear the answer in fear of it being of the negative nature before dashing off towards camp.

    Hurricanepaw huffed angrily, glaring at his stiff hind leg. Ever since he'd broken it in the avalanche that had killed Montpellierpaw and Croissantpaw, he'd been confined to his nest. He was finally allowed outside of camp, but Wolfwhiskers said it would be many moons before he could take his cavalier assessment. He was angry, seeing Archipelagoislands and Whimbreleyes with their cavalier names. Whimbreleyes, a blind cat had gotten her cavalier name and also an almost mate before Hurricanepaw! He was enraged, and so he hobbled out of camp and stared up at the tree. If he could climb this, he could prove that he was ready for his cavalier name.
    Paw over paw, he rose higher and higher in the sky. His formerly broken leg ached, but he ignored the stiffness and pushed onward. As he reached the highest boughs of the tree, he opened his jaw to yowl triumphantly and have all the cavalier run to see what was going on. Just before he could make his prescence known, the twig beneath him snapped and he hurtled towards the ground. Branches cracked like whips across his face and back, blood welling where they slapped against him. He cried out in terror, but he could barely twist before he landed. Before any real pain could consume him, the world went dark.

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    𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar welcome the following cats into the ranks of ChessClan.
      ↬ Goosenose's kits (Mouchetékit, Cindrekit, Grèbekit, Pluvierkit, and Collerettekit) are welcomed into the clan as pions.
      ↬ Tachesplotch is welcomed as a cavalier.
      ↬ Aloèskit, Pamplemousseeyes's daughter, is welcomed as a pion.
      ↬ Arbreflame is welcomed as a les méres. She is from one of [Kat]'s discord things during advent that I forgot to add.

    𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following hunting patrols out.
      ↬ Thistleheart leads Orangeray, Coatiheart, Termitetongue, Raventalon, and Fourmisplash to the north.
      ↬ Lunestorm leads Brouillardheart, Grincheuxsnarl, Belettetwist, Threeleg, and Lumiéreblink to the west.
      ↬ Pamplemousseeyes leads Martinskip, Patisseriedew, Mistysoul, Boarshine, and Fuméemist to the east.

    𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following border patrols out.
      ↬ Peuwobble leads Araignéepounce, L'eautwitch, Versaillesheart, and Fauconflight to the north.
      ↬ Flûtesong leads Tourbillonpelt, Abeillefeather, Crabewhistle, Spectacledsalamander, and Gannetsong to the west.
      ↬ Mosquitobuzz leads Pikachoo, Bébéecho, Blaireauface, Grognoneyes, and Macaroncrumb to the south.

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 Freuxfreckle arranges the following herb hunting patrol.
      ↬ Croissantcrunch accompanies Wolfwhiskers to hunt for herbs.

    𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 Wolfwhiskers treats the following for illness or injury.
      ↬ Mericibubble receives 1 moon of rest (1/1).
      ↬ Sopranocavern receives 1 moon of rest (2/2).
      ↬ Butterflyleap receives 1 moon of rest (1/2).
      ↬ Tectonicmarch receives 1 moon of rest (1/2).
      ↬ Richterscreech receives 1 moon of rest (1/2).
      ↬ Genetshade receives 1 moon of rest (1/2).
      ↬ Violindapple receives 1 moon of rest (1/2).

    𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒 A vigil is held for the following new members of ÉtoileClan.
      ↬ Hurricanepaw tries to prove that he's healed and climbs a tree. He ultimately falls and his neck breaks. A new star shines brightly in the sky that night.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 The following apprenti practice their skills.
      ↬ Versaillesheart and Freuxfreckle train Rocherpaw and Canetonpaw in climbing.
      ↬ Blaireauface and Crabewhistle train Cigüepaw, Soucipaw, and Tacheterpaw in stealth. Crabewhistle oversees Tacheterpaw's training while Mericibubble rests.
      ↬ Flûtesong, Croissantcrunch, and Macaroncrumb train Nuitpaw, Cirruspaw, and Cumuluspaw in fighting.
      ↬ Grognoneyes, Martinskip, and Pikachoo train Altocumuluspaw, Nimbuspaw, and Ramurepaw in hunting.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 ChessClan sends the following apprenti to the Northern Pass.
      ↬ None this moon.

    𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 ChessClan consumes the following prey to survive.
      ↬ 4 birds, 3 small fish

    𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 ChessClan celebrates the following changes in family.
      ↬ Abeillefeather and Crabewhistle become mates and try for kits.
      ↬ Twilightpounce and Juncoflight try for kits. Tourbillonpelt is the surrogate. Twilightpounce will be carrying the kits.
      ↬ Threeleg and Autumnsong of ScarabClan try for kits. Pikachoo is the surrogate.
      ↬ Gannetsong and Bébéecho try for kits. Chouetteswoop is the surrogate.
      ↬ Rookstar and Chasmstar try for kits.

    𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐒 Rank changing ceremonies are held for the following cats.
      ↬ Quinoakit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. Her mentor shall be Brebiscurl.
      ↬ Acaikit is six moons old and ready to become an apprenti. His mentor shall be Fourmisplash.

    𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar request the following cat to join ChessClan.
      ↬ Cavalier

    𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐒 The following are notes for my moderator.
      ↬ I would only like color-ins, please, along with a description.
      ↬ Rocherpaw will stay on apprentice lines.
      ↬ Please do not kill any starred cats. They are important for plot purposes.
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⦉ 𝐑𝐎𝐈 ⦊
Rookstar | Tom | 34 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐄 ⦊
Chasmstar | Molly | 25 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑 ⦊
Freuxfreckle | Tom | 26 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 ⦊
Wolfwhiskers | Tom | 49 moons
⧽ Name | Gender | Age

⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
⧽ Name | Gender | Age









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 ⦊
Richterscreech | Tom | 44 moons ✧
Thistleheart | Molly | 63 moons
Orangeray | Tom | 53 moons
Sopranocavern | Molly | 65 moons
Coatiheart | Tom | 75 moons ✧
Termitetongue | Molly | 35 moons
Raventalon | Molly | 30 moons ✧
Twilightpounce | Molly | 30 moons ✧
Fourmisplash | Tom | 46 moons
Lunestorm | Tom | 37 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Loonfrost | Molly | 76 moons ✧
Broulliardheart | Tom | 47 moons
Grincheuxsnarl | Tom | 60 moons ✧
Belettetwist | Molly | 56 moons
Violindapple | Molly | 27 moons ✧
Threeleg | Molly | 27 moons ✧⊳
Lumiéreblink | Molly | 52 moons
Pamplemousseeyes | Tom | 48 moons
Butterflyleap | Molly | 41 moons ✧
Martinskip | Tom | 25 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Patisseriedew | Molly | 68 moons
Mistysoul | Molly | 60 moons
Boarshine | Molly | 49 moons ◊
Poussièregust | Molly | 98 moons
Genetshade | Molly | 25 moons
Araignéepounce | Tom | 23 moons
L'eautwitch | Molly | 47 moons
Versaillesheart | Molly | 63 moons ✧◊
Fauconflight | Tom | 38 moons
Mericibubble | Molly | 56 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Flûtesong | Tom | 59 moons ✧
Tourbillonpelt | Tom | 35 moons ✧
Abeillefeather | Molly | 48 moons
Crabewhistle | Tom | 45 moons
Spectacledsalamander | Tom | 25 moons
Gannetsong | Tom | 26 moons
Mosquitobuzz | Tom | 21 moons ✧
Pikachoo | Tom | 20 moons
Bébéecho | Molly (amab) | 20 moons
Blaireauface | Molly | 39 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Grognoneyes | Tom | 57 moons ✧
Macaroncrumb | Molly | 32 moons
Croissantcrunch | Tom | 32 moons
Fuméemist | Tom | 44 moons
Raviolinose | Tom | 46 moons
Brebiscurl | Molly | 18 moons ✧
Mouflonpeak | Tom | 20 moons
Peuwobble | Non-binary | 18 moons ✧▿
Whitefang | Tom | 43 moons
Visontwist | Tom | 43 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Chouetteswoop | Molly | 21 moons
Juncoflight | Molly | 35 moons ✧
Ottomanspire | Tom | 17 moons
Viperinepurr | Molly | 17 moons
Tremortremble | Tom | 17 moons
Seismicwhisper | Tom | 17 moons ◆
Tectonicmarch | Molly | 17 moons ✧
Archipelagoislands | Tom | 17 moons
Whimbreleyes | Molly | 17 moons ✧ ◈
Croquembouchepuff | Molly | 17 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Eclaircream | Molly | 17 moons
Serotineecho | Tom | 16 moons
Pipistrellecave | Molly | 16 moons ✧◇
Écaillefin | Molly | 16 moons
Anguilleripple | Molly | 16 moons
Suiecloud | Tom | 16 moons
Tachesplotch | Molly | 45 moons

⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
Hurricanepaw | Tom | 17 moons
Genévrierpaw | Molly | 14 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Épicéapaw | Molly | 14 moons
Rocherpaw | Tom | 14 moons ◇
Soucipaw | Tom | 13 moons
Cigüepaw | Molly | 12 moons ✧
Canetonpaw | Tom | 11 moons
Nuitpaw | Tom | 10 moons
Tacheterpaw | Molly | 10 moons
Altocumuluspaw | Molly | 8 moons
Nimbuspaw | Tom | 8 moons ✧
Cirruspaw | Molly | 8 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Cumuluspaw | Tom | 8 moons
Ramurepaw | Molly | 8 moons

⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 ⦊
Morningwhisper | Molly | 99 moons
Edelweißdrop | Molly | 35 moons ✧
Tonnerredance | Molly | 33 moons ✧◊
Sweethen | Molly | 58 moons ✧
Traîneaubells | Molly | 50 moons ✧
Goosenose | Molly | 46 moons ✧
Arbreflame | Molly | 38 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 ⦊
Quinoakit | Molly | 6 moons
Acaikit | Tom | 6 moons
Cyclonekit | Tom | 5 moons
Zéphyrkit | Molly | 5 moons
Hazelkit | Tom | 5 moons
Flammekit | Tom | 5 moons
Feukit | Tom | 5 moons
Tritonkit | Tom | 4 moons
Scinquekit | Molly | 4 moons
Lionceaukit | Tom | 3 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Cocoakit | Tom | 3 moons
Faonkit | Molly | 3 moons
Reniflerkit | Molly | 3 moons
Outardekit | Tom | 3 moons
Étourneaukit | Molly | 2 moons
Aloèskit | Molly | 2 moons
Mouchetékit | Tom | 0 moons
Cendrekit | Molly | 0 moons
Grèbekit | Molly | 0 moons
Pluvierkit | Tom | 0 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Collerettekit | Tom | 0 moons
⦉ 𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍 ⦊
Valleyrunner | Tom | 55 moons ✧ ◈ ⊲









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    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — borage | chewed and eated | produces more and
    better milk; brings down fevers; soothes bad bellies;
    relieves tight chests | x01
    — chamomile | eaten | strengthens the heart and soothes
    the mind | x01
    — cob nuts | made into ointments | unknown | x01
    — cobwebs | stops bleeding | x01
    — daisy leaves | chewed into a paste | eases the pain of
    aching joints | x01
    — death berry | eaten | kills a cat instantly | x01
    — dock | chewed and applied to scratches | soothes scratches
    and sore pads | x01
    — honey | eaten | soothes infections; soothes damaged throats;
    soothes coughing; gives energy; helps cats swallow other
    herbs | x01
    — rush | holds a broken limb in place | x01
    — sweet-sedge | sap is swallowed | eases infection | x01
    — thyme | leaves are chewed on | useful for shock | x01
    — water hemlock | eaten | causes writhing, pain, and foaming
    at the mouth | x02
    𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — mice | one serving | 7
    — vole | one serving | 0
    — shrew | one serving | 6
    — rabbit | two servings | 10
    — stoat | two servings | 13
    — small fish | two servings | 11
    — big fish | three servings | 7
    — bird | three servings | 4
    𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐒
    — sweethen | can find weaned kits on border patrols,
    makes apprentices learn one skill automatically, &
    brings back a chicken or rabbit from hunting
    — richterscreech | excels at finding cats on patrols,
    lessens chance of stillborns, must have two or more
    mates for powers to work. powers are currently activated.
    — peupaw | attracts kits and repels predators on all
    patrols they go on. subtracts one piece of prey on any
    hunting patrol they go on.
    — mericibubble & flûtesong | when together, they
    attract new cats
𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆
— fauconflight | hurricanepaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— tourbillonpelt | genévrierpaw | four - returns in one moon
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— l'eautwitch | épicéapaw | five - returns in three moons
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— versaillesheart | rocherpaw | six
hunting, fighting, stealth
— blaireauface | cigüepaw | four
hunting, fighting
— crabewhistle | soucipaw | four
hunting, fighting
— freuxfreckle | canetonpaw | three
hunting, fighting, stealth
— flûtesong | nuitpaw | two
hunting
— mericibubble | tacheterpaw | two
hunting, fighting
— grognoneyes | altocumuluspaw | one
none
— martinskip | nimbuspaw | one
none
— croissantcrunch | cirruspaw | one
hunting
— macaroncrumb | cumuluspaw | one
hunting
— pikachoo | ramurepaw | one
none
𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋
◊ - barren
◈ - blind
◇ - runt
◆ - mute
⊳ - missing a limb
⊲ - paralyzed
▿ - paralyzed with wheelchair
✧ - do not kill with rolls




























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    Rookstar's eyes tracked Freuxfreckle as the tour padded across camp and organized the day's patrols. His oddly speckled pelt seemed to shine in the early Newleaf light, catching Rookstar's eyes even when he tried to look away. He had begun noticing Freuxfreckle casting longing looks when he thought he wasn't looking, and something began stirring deep in his chest. Rookstar's whiskers twitched as his eyes paraded over to where Chasmstar was meowing excitedly to Abeillefeather, Chouetteswoop, and Threeleg about their four upcoming litters. Soon, maybe even before Greenleaf was over, the nursery would be overflowing with kits.
    Rookstar swallowed as he spotted Freuxfreckle flash him a smile that caused his heart to beat faster. Why was he feeling like this? Rookstar grunted and shook his head, trying to clear his thoughts as he thought about having a family of his own soon. Juncoflight was already a mother and would be again soon, but he was just now becoming a father. Freuxfreckle waved his tail and approached, and Rookstar had to stop himself from turning around and bolting away in fear. Freuxfreckle's purr grew louder as he got closer, and Rookstar felt the stirring in his chest that he felt whenever he saw Chasmstar. No! No! I can't love two cats! Can I? his thoughts wandered as he bade Freuxfreckle farewell before padding away. He had to talk to Richterscreech. He spotted the tom playing with his two latest pions, Tritonkit and Scinquekit, and so he sat down and waved his tail enticingly over the pions. "Can I have a word with you?" Rookstar asked, and Richterscreech nodded.
    "Why don't you two go play with Sweethen's pions?" Richterscreech waved his kits away before doubling over and coughing. Wolfwhiskers had been treating many cats for a lingering cold, and Richterscreech was one of them. "What can I help you with?" Richterscreech looked up, pain clouding his gaze from where the cough had made his throat sore. Rookstar swallowed his pride and let out a long sigh.
    "When did you know you were poly?" he asked softly, eyes darting this way and that as if he didn't want any other cat to hear. Richterscreech stiffened and smiled.
    "It's a long story, but it was with Butterflyleap. When I met her, it was love at first sight, no matter how much her mother hated me. Soon I began meeting more mollies and I helped several have litters of their own without loving them. It wasn't until I met Nightpelt that I truly knew. He made my heart soar in the way only Butterflyleap did. You know how devastated I was when he died," Richterscreech's voice grew quiet, waiting for Rookstar to explain his question.
    "I love Chasmstar, you know I do," he began, voice trembling. "But, recently my heart has been hammering against my chest for another tom. It still lunges for Chasmstar's love and affection, but it also is trying to reach out to Freuxfreckle," he whispered miserably, ears drooping and tail lying flat. Richterscreech flicked his ears and a small grin palstered itself across his muzzle.
    "Why so down? It sounds like you might be poly too!" he cried, dropping his voice as he remembered that Rookstar didn't want any cat knowing.
    "But I don't want to be! I know Chasmstar would hate me, though I'm not sure about Freuxfreckle. Why can't my stupid heart settle for just Chasmstar and be done with it?" he spat, eyes blazing with fury. Richterscreech's tail lashed back and forth, angry at himself for not being able to help his friend. "Why can't life be easy?" Rookstar whispered as he began to pad away.

    Wolfwhiskers's five sick patients waited just outside his den for their daily check up. He compiled loveage, bright-eye, and tansy due to not having enough tansy to give to each and every cat outside. A loveage and bright-eye mixture was much less preferred by the fou, but his stores were beginning to become depleted by just how many coughs, sprains, and aches had torn through the Clan the past few moons. His breath came out in shallow pants as he looked to make sure he had everything he needed. His legs trembled and he could barely see straight as he placed a leaf or two at each cat's paws. He quickly dashed back into his den and collapsed against the wall, breathing heavily as his mind raced. He swore he had touched base with all the sick cats: Butterflyleap, Tectonicmarch, Richterscreech, Genetshade, and Violindapple. What had slipped his mind was the nursery, where Goosenose was lying in pain, barely able to nurse her kits. Sighing, Wolfwhiskers tucked his nose under his paw and fell asleep as a way to lower his stress levels.

    Richterscreech's body trembled with a cough as Tritonkit and Scinquekit played around his paws. He rarely ever left their sides, being the good dad that he was known to be. He had been there every step of the way for all of his kits in the Clan, hoping to prove himself to Morningwhisper and Thistleheart. The two mothers had their heads close together and were whispering, casting quick glances at the tom as he let his two little ones climb all over him. Fury rose in his throat as he saw Thistleheart roll her eyes, and he let it ebb away as he knew he shouldn't confront the older molly. What pushed his final button was when Morningwhisper loudly scoffed, obviously to attract his attention.
    Richerscreech shooed his pions away and got to his paws angrily. He stormed over to the two mollies, who were probably two of the most respected mollies in ChessClan, and forced his way between them. "I know you don't like me, so why don't you just up and say it?!" he spat, eyes blazing with unchecked rage as he dug his claws deep into the soft ground. Morningwhisper's stare didn't falter, but Thistleheart quickly dropped her gaze and muttered something under her breath. "Huh?! What was that?! Speak up, coward!" Richterscreech snarled, raising a paw to scratch her muzzle if force became necessary. "I said. Speak. Up." his voice dropped dangerously low and a growl edged his usually cheery mew.
    "You're just a big fox-hearted scoundrel! Ruining my daughter the way you did! You burdened her with your children when she obviously only wanted to settle down! How could you?!" Thistleheart snarled, her courage returning as she locked eyes with Richterscreech and didn't drop her gaze. The usually sweet she-cat was gone, replaced by a monster that would destroy anything in her path to bring Richterscreech down a notch.
    "So that's what you think?! You're head is full of down!" Richterscreech let his head fall back and a laugh that sounded more like a fox's bark rushed past his gaping jaws. "You're pathetic, Thistleheart. Feathereyes wanted kits. I happily gave them to her, no strings attached. Maybe you don't understand that sometimes a molly wants children without having a mate. Have you ever thought about that? Of course not. You're old and set in your ways. I do not know why Feathereyes didn't want a mate, but she wanted kits so bad and I willingly helped her. So you may think me a monster, but I only helped your daughter," Richterscreech's voice dripped with venom, and he slowly turned to face Morningwhisper.
    "And you. You! I love your daughter. Just because I have multiple mates does not mean that I don't love her. Butterflyleap and our children are near and dear to my heart, no matter what you may think. And I could say the same thing about you! You were one of Bearstar's many mates. Is that not the same?" Richterscreech paused, and Morningwhisper's jaw flapped open and closed like a fish out of water. "Of course not. Because you're you. And I'm me. Of course it's different! And what about poor Wolfwhiskers? I know he dumped you, but that was still your second mate. Oh? Did I hit a sore spot? Of course I did. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to check on all my children and Butterflyleap because she is feeling no better than I am. Well, that's a lie. Because I feel so good after this lovely chat. Good. Day."

    Pluvierkit's eyes ran over his oddly speckled pelt. Goosenose had been so sick that he was always playing with his siblings, but he was bored of mossball. He spotted Freuxfreckle, and the dappling of his pelt seemed so familiar. A chirp brushed past Pluvierkit's feather-soft whiskers and he skipped up to the tour. "Are you my dad?" he squeaked, and Freuxfreckle snorted. He rubbed his paw aggressively on the thin patch of fur between Pluvierkit's ears.
    "Kid, do you really think I'm your dad? Goosenose doesn't even like me all that much," Freuxfreckle snorted.
    "But you look like me. You must be my dad!" Pluvierkit squealed, rubbing his head against Freuxfreckle's dappled leg with a purr. Freuxfreckle quickly picked his leg up and he looked down at the pion in confusion. Pluvierkit didn't care what Freuxfreckle thought, he was now his dad. Goosenose had said something about their father existing outside the Clan, but that simply wasn't true any more. Freuxfreckle was here, so Freuxfreckle would be his dad.
    "Dad!" Pluvierkit squeaked as the tour started to walk away, and the pion raced up and firmly planted himself between Freuxfreckle's front legs. Pluvierkit continued to purr as Freuxfreckle tried to leave, sticking close to his legs.
    "Look, kit, I'm not your dad. Leave me alone!" Freuxfreckle was beginning to become frustrated, but he couldn't stay mad at such a cute pion for very long.
    "Dad?" Pluvierkit's voice rose and his bottom lip quivered before he tossed his head back and wailed anxiously. Tears poured from his eyes and Freuxfreckle jumped, afraid and unsure about what to do.
    "Fine! Fine! I'll be your dad!" Freuxfreckle yelped, and Pluvierkit's show stopped immediately.
    "I love you, dad!" he chirped, rubbing his head against Freuxfreckle's leg before dashing off to play with his littermates.
    "I guess I love you too, kit," Freuxfreckle sighed, watching the young tom dash off.

    Feukit padded up to where Wolfwhiskers was sleeping. The young tom prodded a paw into the fou's side and grinned as he blinked sleepily awake. "Hi! Wolfwhiskers, can I be your apprenti?" he asked suddenly, and Wolfwhiskers looked at the young tom in confusion. He wasn't Clan-born, but he had been here for about half the time he had been alive. "You healed me and my brother when we first arrived, and I want to be able to do that," he admitted sheepishly, scuffing his paws in the dirt as he looked up out of the tops of his eyes. "I just don't want to hurt others," he added, looking to where Nuitpaw and Tacheterpaw were sparring aggressively. Wolfwhiskers let out a sigh and knew the day had finally come.
    "It's not easy, Feukit. It's a lot of hard work and long nights. Are you up for the challenge?" he asked quietly, and Feukit nodded excitedly. He couldn't ask for a better student, and so his mind was made up almost imediately. "Let's go tell Rookstar before he starts your ceremony," he announced, standing up and looking over his shoulder to make sure the young tom was following. A smile slowly spread across Wolfwhiskers muzzle at the thought of an extra set of paws. Especially by Leafbare, it would be necessary. He almsot hadn't made it through the last one, and he feared he might not make it through another.

    Loonfrost leaned against Coatiheart with a purr. The two had spent most of their time together, they even had their nests side-by-side. They were beginning to grow old, but Loonfrost didn't care. Her heart still struggled to give up Greypeak, her beautiful Jaggedstar, but she also knew she wanted to settle down with Coatiheart. "I love you," she whispered, and Coatiheart turned and looked at her. Fear edged his gaze, but the softness and love that filled Loonfrost's eyes melted away any negative thoughts he held.
    "I love you too, my sweet," he purred, rubbing his head against her cheek.
    "We can't be mates," she added abruptly, and Coatiheart nodded slwoly. He'd known they'd never be official. "No matter how much I love you, my heart still holds my love for Greypeak. I know it's stupid, I wish I could change it, but it feels like a betrayel because I've never gotten to officially tell him and receive closure from our relationship," she explained, eyes looking for hurt or betrayal in Coatiheart's. Still, she found none. She saw only love and understanding in the eyes that seemed to love her completely.
    "Official or not, I still love you. It may be too late for us to have any kits, but I simply do not care. We will spend the rest of our days together. I know Steppepaw is still a sore spot for you, but I want to heal that. Let me into your heart, Loonfrost, and I'll do nothing but make you happy, " he whispered, and a single tear rolled down Loonfrost's cheek and rested heavily on her nose. Just before it dripped, Coatiheart licked it away and smiled. "I'll even wipe away your tears, because you don't need them," he added smiling as the sun began to set. "The sun may be setting today, but it is only rising in our hearts," he whispered as darkness engulfed the camp.

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    𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar welcome the following cats into the ranks of ChessClan.
      ↬ Soleilstripes, Crécerelleflight, and Hérissonnespine are welcomed as cavalier.
      ↬ Orchidéepetal is welcomed as an acienne.
      ↬ Noisetteblossom is welcomed as a cavalier. She is from limbo from JaggedClan. Proof.
      ↬ Oiseaukit is welcomed as a pion. He is the son of Sopranocavern and is Violindapple’s younger brother. He is from limbo.

    𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following hunting patrols out.
      ↬ Grognoneyes leads Raviolinose, Pikachoo, Fourmisplash, Juncoflight, and Poussièregust to the north.
      ↬ Blaireauface leads Termitetongue, Mouflonpeak, Martinskip, Genetshade, and Macaroncrumb to the west.
      ↬ Whitefang leads Visontwist, Eclaircream, Whimbreleyes, Gannetsong, and Croissantcrunch to the east.

    𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following border patrols out.
      ↬ Peuwobble leads Coatiheart, Belettetwist, Viperinepurr, Suiecloud, and Fuméemist to the north.
      ↬ Flûtesong leads Mericibubble, L'eautwitch, Violindapple, Boarshine, and Raventalon to the west.
      ↬ Pikachoo leads Croquembouchepuff, Pamplemousseeyes, Spectacledsalamander, Hérissonnespine, and Soleilstripes to find the missing patrol.

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 Freuxfreckle arranges the following herb hunting patrol.
      ↬ Crécerelleflight accompanies Wolfwhiskers to hunt for herbs.

    𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 Wolfwhiskers treats the following for illness or injury.
      ↬ Butterflyleap receives 1 moon of rest (2/2).
      ↬ Tectonicmarch receives 1 moon of rest (2/2).
      ↬ Richterscreech receives 1 moon of rest (2/2).
      ↬ Genetshade receives 1 moon of rest (2/2).
      ↬ Violindapple receives 1 moon of rest (2/2).
      ↬ Wolfwhiskers is so overwhelmed that he overlooks Goosenose once more.

    𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒 A vigil is held for the following new members of ÉtoileClan.
      ↬ None this moon.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 The following apprenti practice their skills.
      ↬ Blaireauface, Crabewhistle, and Mericibubble train Cigüepaw, Soucipaw, and Tacheterpaw in climbing.
      ↬ Flûtesong, Croissantcrunch, and Macaroncrumb train Nuitpaw, Cirruspaw, and Cumuluspaw in stealth.
      ↬ Grognoneyes, Martinskip, and Pikachoo train Altocumuluspaw, Nimbuspaw, and Ramurepaw fighting.
      ↬ Fourmisplash trains Acaipaw and Quinoapaw in hunting. He oversees Quinoapaw for Brebiscurl.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 ChessClan sends the following apprenti to the Northern Pass.
      ↬ Rocherpaw attempts his final assessment.
      ↬ Canetonpaw attempts his final assessment.

    𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 ChessClan consumes the following prey to survive.
      ↬ 6 big fish, 1 mouse

    𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 ChessClan celebrates the following changes in family.
      ↬ Orangeray and Valleyrunner try for kits, using Thistleheart as a surrogate.

    𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐒 Rank changing ceremonies are held for the following cats.
      ↬ Cyclonekit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. His mentor shall be Anguilleripple.
      ↬ Zéphyrkit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. Her mentor shall be Viperinepurr.
      ↬ Hazelkit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. His mentor shall be Soleilstripes.
      ↬ Flammekit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. His mentor shall be Mouflonpeak.
      ↬ Feukit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. He has chosen the path of the fou and Wolfwhiskers will be his mentor.

    𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar request the following cat to join ChessClan.
      ↬ A cavalier of the same genetics as Mosquitobuzz (his brother).

    𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐒 The following are notes for my moderator.
      ↬ I would only like color-ins, please, along with a description.
      ↬ Rocherpaw will stay on apprentice lines.
      ↬ Please do not kill any starred cats. They are important for plot purposes.
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⦉ 𝐑𝐎𝐈 ⦊
Rookstar | Tom | 35 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐄 ⦊
in nursery
[size=80]⦉ 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑 ⦊

Freuxfreckle | Tom | 27 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 ⦊
Wolfwhiskers | Tom | 50 moons
⧽ Name | Gender | Age

⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
⧽ Name | Gender | Age









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 ⦊
Richterscreech | Tom | 45 moons ✧
Thistleheart | Molly | 64 moons
Orangeray | Tom | 54 moons
Sopranocavern | Molly | 66 moons
Coatiheart | Tom | 76 moons ✧
Termitetongue | Molly | 36 moons
Raventalon | Molly | 31 moons ✧
Twilightpounce | Molly | 31 moons ✧
Fourmisplash | Tom | 47 moons
Lunestorm | Tom | 38 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Loonfrost | Molly | 77 moons ✧
Broulliardheart | Tom | 48 moons
Grincheuxsnarl | Tom | 61 moons ✧
Belettetwist | Molly | 57 moons
Violindapple | Molly | 28 moons ✧
Lumiéreblink | Molly | 53 moons
Pamplemousseeyes | Tom | 49 moons
Butterflyleap | Molly | 42 moons ✧
Martinskip | Tom | 26 moons
Patisseriedew | Molly | 69 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Mistysoul | Molly | 61 moons
Boarshine | Molly | 50 moons ◊
Poussièregust | Molly | 99 moons
Genetshade | Molly | 26 moons
Araignéepounce | Tom | 24 moons
L'eautwitch | Molly | 48 moons
Versaillesheart | Molly | 64 moons ✧◊
Fauconflight | Tom | 39 moons
Mericibubble | Molly | 57 moons ✧
Flûtesong | Tom | 60 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Tourbillonpelt | Tom | 36 moons ✧
Crabewhistle | Tom | 46 moons
Spectacledsalamander | Tom | 26 moons
Gannetsong | Tom | 27 moons
Mosquitobuzz | Tom | 22 moons ✧◊
Pikachoo | Tom | 21 moons
Bébéecho | Molly (amab) | 21 moons
Blaireauface | Molly | 40 moons
Grognoneyes | Tom | 58 moons ✧
Macaroncrumb | Molly | 33 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Croissantcrunch | Tom | 33 moons
Fuméemist | Tom | 45 moons
Raviolinose | Tom | 47 moons
Brebiscurl | Molly | 19 moons ✧
Mouflonpeak | Tom | 21 moons
Peuwobble | Non-binary | 19 moons ✧▿
Whitefang | Tom | 44 moons
Visontwist | Tom | 44 moons
Juncoflight | Molly | 36 moons ✧
Ottomanspire | Tom | 18 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Viperinepurr | Molly | 18 moons
Tremortremble | Tom | 18 moons
Seismicwhisper | Tom | 18 moons ◆
Tectonicmarch | Molly | 18 moons ✧
Archipelagoislands | Tom | 18 moons
Whimbreleyes | Molly | 18 moons ✧ ◈
Croquembouchepuff | Molly | 18 moons
Eclaircream | Molly | 18 moons
Serotineecho | Tom | 17 moons
Pipistrellecave | Molly | 17 moons ✧◇









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Écaillefin | Molly | 17 moons
Anguilleripple | Molly | 17 moons
Suiecloud | Tom | 17 moons
Tachesplotch | Molly | 46 moons
Soleilstripes | Tom | 32 moons
Crécerelleflight | Tom | 37 moons
Hérissonnespine | Molly | 18 moons
Genévrierneedle | Molly | 15 moons
Noissetteblossom | Molly | 18 moons
Edelweißdrop | Molly | 36 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
Épicéapaw | Molly | 15 moons
Rocherpaw | Tom | 15 moons ◇
Soucipaw | Tom | 14 moons
Cigüepaw | Molly | 13 moons ✧
Canetonpaw | Tom | 12 moons
Nuitpaw | Tom | 11 moons
Tacheterpaw | Molly | 11 moons
Altocumuluspaw | Molly | 9 moons
Nimbuspaw | Tom | 9 moons ✧
Cirruspaw | Molly | 9 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Cumuluspaw | Tom | 9 moons
Ramurepaw | Molly | 9 moons
Quinoapaw | Molly | 7 moons
Acaipaw | Tom | 7 moons

⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 ⦊
Morningwhisper | Molly | 100 moons
Tonnerredance | Molly | 34 moons ✧◊
Sweethen | Molly | 59 moons ✧
Traîneaubells | Molly | 51 moons ✧
Goosenose | Molly | 47 moons









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⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Arbreflame | Molly | 39 moon
Abeillefeather | Molly | 49 moons
Threeleg | Molly | 28 moons ✧⊳
Chouetteswoop | Molly | 22 moons
Chasmstar | Molly | 26 moons ✧

⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 ⦊
Cyclonekit | Tom | 6 moons
Zéphyrkit | Molly | 6 moons
Hazelkit | Tom | 6 moons
Flammekit | Tom | 6 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Feukit | Tom | 6 moons
Tritonkit | Tom | 5 moons
Scinquekit | Molly | 5 moons
Lionceaukit | Tom | 4 moons
Faonkit | Molly | 4 moons
Reniflerkit | Molly | 4 moons
Outardekit | Tom | 4 moons
Étourneaukit | Molly | 3 moons
Aloèskit | Molly | 3 moons
Mouchetékit | Tom | 1 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Cendrekit | Molly | 1 moons
Grèbekit | Molly | 1 moons
Pluvierkit | Tom | 1 moons
Collerettekit | Tom | 1 moons
⧽ Oiseaukit | Tom | 0 moons

⦉ 𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍 ⦊
Valleyrunner | Tom | 56 moons ✧ ◈ ⊲
Ochidéepetal | Molly | 109 moons









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    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — alder bark | chewed | eases toothaches | x01
    — borage | chewed and eaten | produces more and
    better milk; brings down fevers; soothes bad bellies;
    relieves tight chests | x01
    — chamomile | eaten | strengthens the heart and soothes
    the mind | x01
    — cob nuts | made into ointments | unknown | x01
    — cobwebs | stops bleeding | x01
    — daisy leaves | chewed into a paste | eases the pain of
    aching joints | x02
    — death berry | eaten | kills a cat instantly | x01
    — dock | chewed and applied to scratches | soothes scratches
    and sore pads | x01
    — heather nectar | included in mixtures | sweetens mixtures | x01
    — honey | eaten | soothes infections; soothes damaged throats;
    soothes coughing; gives energy; helps cats swallow other
    herbs | x01
    — rush | holds a broken limb in place | x01
    — sweet-sedge | sap is swallowed | eases infection | x01
    — thyme | leaves are chewed on | useful for shock | x01
    — water hemlock | eaten | causes writhing, pain, and foaming
    at the mouth | x02
    𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — mice | one serving | 8
    — vole | one serving | 1
    — shrew | one serving | 6
    — rabbit | two servings | 12
    — stoat | two servings | 15
    — small fish | two servings | 8
    — big fish | three servings | 9
    — bird | three servings | 1
    𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐒
    — sweethen | can find weaned kits on border patrols,
    makes apprentices learn one skill automatically, &
    brings back a chicken or rabbit from hunting
    — richterscreech | excels at finding cats on patrols,
    lessens chance of stillborns, must have two or more
    mates for powers to work. powers are currently activated.
    — peupaw | attracts kits and repels predators on all
    patrols they go on. subtracts one piece of prey on any
    hunting patrol they go on.
    — mericibubble & flûtesong | when together, they
    attract new cats
𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆
— l'eautwitch | épicéapaw | five - returns in two moons
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— versaillesheart | rocherpaw | seven
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— blaireauface | cigüepaw | five
hunting, fighting, stealth
— crabewhistle | soucipaw | five
hunting, fighting, stealth
— freuxfreckle | canetonpaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— flûtesong | nuitpaw | three
hunting, fighting
— mericibubble | tacheterpaw | three
hunting, fighting, stealth
— grognoneyes | altocumuluspaw | two
hunting
— martinskip | nimbuspaw | two
hunting
— croissantcrunch | cirruspaw | two
hunting, fighting
— macaroncrumb | cumuluspaw | two
hunting, fighting
— pikachoo | ramurepaw | two
hunting
— brebiscurl | quinoapaw | zero
none
— fourmisplash | acaipaw | zero
none
𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋
◊ - barren
◈ - blind
◇ - runt
◆ - mute
⊳ - missing a limb
⊲ - paralyzed
▿ - paralyzed with wheelchair
✧ - do not kill with rolls
𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐘
— arbreflame | due next post
— abeillefeather | due in two posts
— threeleg | due in two posts
— chouetteswoop | due in two posts
— chasmstar | due in two posts




























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♕♔ chessclan - post 026 ♚♛

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    𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar welcome the following cats into the ranks of ChessClan.
      ↬ Tigregrowl and Moucheronwings are welcomed as cavalier.
      ↬ Magnoliakit and Balbuzardkit are welcomed as pions and are adopted by Loonfrost.

    𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following hunting patrols out.
      ↬ Juncoflight leads Seismicwhisper, Martinskip, Tourbillonpelt, Twilightpounce, and Pamplemousseeyes to the north.
      ↬ L'eautwitch leads Mouflonpeak, Lumiéreblink, Genetshade, Tremortremble, and Ottomanspire to the west.
      ↬ Genévrierneedle leads Moucheronwings, Boarshine, Bébéecho, Tonnerredance, and Spectacledsalamander to the east.

    𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐋𝐒 Freuxfreckle sends the following border patrols out.
      ↬ Peuwobble leads Raviolinose, Versaillesheart, Anguilleripple, Visontwist, and Fauconflight to the north.
      ↬ Flûtesong leads Mericibubble, Orangeray, Termitetongue, Raventalon, and Fourmisplash to the west.
      ↬ Richterscreech leads Lunestorm, Loonfrost, Brouillardheart, Belettetwist, and Violindapple to the east.
      ↬ Sweethen leads Butterflyleap, Mistysoul, Araignéepounce, Crabewhistle, and Gannetsong to the south.

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐇𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 Freuxfreckle arranges the following herb hunting patrol.
      ↬ Crécerelleflight accompanies Wolfwhiskers to hunt for herbs.

    𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 Wolfwhiskers treats the following for illness or injury.
      ↬ None this moon.

    𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒 A vigil is held for the following new members of ÉtoileClan.
      ↬ None this moon.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 The following apprenti practice their skills.
      ↬ Flûtesong, Croissantcrunch, and Macaroncrumb train Nuitpaw, Cirruspaw, and Cumuluspaw in climbing.
      ↬ Grognoneyes, Martinskip, and Pikachoo train Altocumuluspaw, Nimbuspaw, and Ramurepaw stealth
      ↬ Fourmisplash trains Acaipaw and Quinoapaw in fighting.
      ↬ Anguilleripple, Viperinepurr, Soleilstripes, and Mouflonpeak train Cyclonepaw, Zéphyrpaw, Hazelpaw, and Flammepaw in hunting.
      ↬ Wolfwhiskers trains Feupaw in herb recognition.

    𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 ChessClan sends the following apprenti to the Northern Pass.
      ↬ Cigüepaw attempts her final assessment.
      ↬ Soucipaw attempts his final assessment.
      ↬ Tacheterpaw attempts her final assessment.

    𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 ChessClan consumes the following prey to survive.
      ↬ 9 small fish, 1 mouse.

    𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 ChessClan celebrates the following changes in family.
      ↬ Twilightpounce and Juncoflight try for kits, using Tourbillonpelt as a surrogate. Twilightpounce will carry the kits.
      ↬ Brebiscurl and Nimbuscurl of BearClan try for kits.

    𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐒 Rank changing ceremonies are held for the following cats.
      ↬ Tritonkit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. His mentor will be Grincheuxsnarl.
      ↬ Scinquekit is 6 moons old and ready to become an apprenti. Her mentor will be Violindapple.

    𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 Rookstar and Chasmstar request the following cat to join ChessClan.
      ↬ A cavalier.

    𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐒 The following are notes for my moderator.
      ↬ I would only like color-ins, please, along with a description.
      ↬ Rocherpaw will stay on apprentice lines.
      ↬ Please do not kill any starred cats. They are important for plot purposes.
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⦉ 𝐑𝐎𝐈 ⦊
Rookstar | Tom | 36 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐄 ⦊
in nursery
[size=80]⦉ 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑 ⦊

Freuxfreckle | Tom | 28 moons ✧
⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 ⦊
Wolfwhiskers | Tom | 5 moons
⧽ Name | Gender | Age

⦉ 𝐅𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
Feupaw | Tom | 7 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 ⦊
Richterscreech | Tom | 46 moons ✧
Orangeray | Tom | 55 moons
Sopranocavern | Molly | 67 moons
Coatiheart | Tom | 77 moons ✧
Termitetongue | Molly | 37 moons
Raventalon | Molly | 32 moons ✧
Twilightpounce | Molly | 32 moons ✧
Fourmisplash | Tom | 48 moons
Lunestorm | Tom | 39 moons
Loonfrost | Molly | 78 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Broulliardheart | Tom | 49 moons
Grincheuxsnarl | Tom | 62 moons ✧
Belettetwist | Molly | 58 moons
Violindapple | Molly | 29 moons ✧
Lumiéreblink | Molly | 54 moons
Pamplemousseeyes | Tom | 50 moons
Butterflyleap | Molly | 43 moons ✧
Martinskip | Tom | 27 moons
Patisseriedew | Molly | 70 moons
Mistysoul | Molly | 62 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Boarshine | Molly | 51 moons ◊
Poussièregust | Molly | 100 moons
Genetshade | Molly | 27 moons
Araignéepounce | Tom | 25 moons
L'eautwitch | Molly | 49 moons
Versaillesheart | Molly | 65 moons ✧◊
Fauconflight | Tom | 40 moons
Mericibubble | Molly | 58 moons ✧
Flûtesong | Tom | 61 moons ✧
Tourbillonpelt | Tom | 37 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Crabewhistle | Tom | 47 moons
Spectacledsalamander | Tom | 27 moons
Gannetsong | Tom | 28 moons
Mosquitobuzz | Tom | 23 moons ✧◊
Pikachoo | Tom | 22 moons
Bébéecho | Molly (amab) | 22 moons
Blaireauface | Molly | 41 moons
Grognoneyes | Tom | 59 moons ✧
Macaroncrumb | Molly | 34 moons
Croissantcrunch | Tom | 34 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Fuméemist | Tom | 46 moons
Raviolinose | Tom | 48 moons
Brebiscurl | Molly | 20 moons ✧
Mouflonpeak | Tom | 22 moons
Peuwobble | Non-binary | 20 moons ✧▿
Whitefang | Tom | 45 moons
Visontwist | Tom | 45 moons
Juncoflight | Molly | 37 moons ✧
Ottomanspire | Tom | 19 moons
Viperinepurr | Molly | 19 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Tremortremble | Tom | 19 moons
Seismicwhisper | Tom | 19 moons ◆
Tectonicmarch | Molly | 19 moons ✧
Archipelagoislands | Tom | 19 moons
Whimbreleyes | Molly | 19 moons ✧ ◈
Croquembouchepuff | Molly | 19 moons
Eclaircream | Molly | 19 moons
Serotineecho | Tom | 18 moons
Pipistrellecave | Molly | 18 moons ✧◇
Écaillefin | Molly | 18 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Anguilleripple | Molly | 18 moons
Suiecloud | Tom | 18 moons
Tachesplotch | Molly | 47 moons
Soleilstripes | Tom | 33 moons
Crécerelleflight | Tom | 38 moons
Hérissonnespine | Molly | 19 moons
Genévrierneedle | Molly | 16 moons
Noissetteblossom | Molly | 19 moons
Edelweißdrop | Molly | 37 moons ✧
Tigregrowl | Tom | 39 moons









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⦉ 𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Moucheronwings | Tom | 23 moons ✧
Tonnerredance | Molly | 35 moons ✧◊

⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 ⦊
Épicéapaw | Molly | 16 moons
Rocherpaw | Tom | 16 moons ◇
Soucipaw | Tom | 15 moons
Cigüepaw | Molly | 14 moons ✧
Canetonpaw | Tom | 13 moons
Nuitpaw | Tom | 12 moons
Tacheterpaw | Molly | 12 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Altocumuluspaw | Molly | 10 moons
Nimbuspaw | Tom | 10 moons ✧
Cirruspaw | Molly | 10 moons
Cumuluspaw | Tom | 10 moons
Ramurepaw | Molly | 10 moons
Quinoapaw | Molly | 8 moons
Acaipaw | Tom | 8 moons
Cyclonepaw | Tom | 7 moons
Zéphyrpaw | Molly | 7 moons
Hazelpaw | Tom | 7 moons









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⦉ 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Flammepaw | Tom | 7 moons
⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 ⦊
Morningwhisper | Molly | 101 moons
Sweethen | Molly | 60 moons ✧
Traîneaubells | Molly | 52 moons ✧
Arbreflame | Molly | 40 moon
Abeillefeather | Molly | 50 moons
Threeleg | Molly | 29 moons ✧⊳
Chouetteswoop | Molly | 23 moons
Chasmstar | Molly | 27 moons ✧









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⦉ 𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐌É𝐑𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Thistleheart | Molly | 65 moons
⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 ⦊
Tritonkit | Tom | 6 moons
Scinquekit | Molly | 6 moons
Lionceaukit | Tom | 5 moons
Faonkit | Molly | 5 moons
Reniflerkit | Molly | 5 moons
Outardekit | Tom | 5 moons
Étourneaukit | Molly | 4 moons
Aloèskit | Molly | 4 moons









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⦉ 𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Mouchetékit | Tom | 2 moons
Cendrekit | Molly | 2 moons
Grèbekit | Molly | 2 moons
Pluvierkit | Tom | 2 moons
Collerettekit | Tom | 2 moons
⧽ Oiseaukit | Tom | 1 moon
Balbuzardkit | Tom | 1 moon
Magnoliakit | Molly | 1 moon

⦉ 𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍 ⦊
Valleyrunner | Tom | 57 moons ✧ ◈ ⊲









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⦉ 𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓. ⦊
Ochidéepetal | Molly | 110 moons









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    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐁 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — alder bark | chewed | eases toothaches | x01
    — borage | chewed and eaten | produces more and
    better milk; brings down fevers; soothes bad bellies;
    relieves tight chests | x01
    — chamomile | eaten | strengthens the heart and soothes
    the mind | x01
    — cob nuts | made into ointments | unknown | x01
    — cobwebs | stops bleeding | x01
    — comfrey root | chewed into poultice | soothes wounds
    and stiffness of joints | x01
    — daisy leaves | chewed into a paste | eases the pain of
    aching joints | x02
    — death berry | eaten | kills a cat instantly | x01
    — dock | chewed and applied to scratches | soothes scratches
    and sore pads | x01
    — heather nectar | included in mixtures | sweetens mixtures | x01
    — honey | eaten | soothes infections; soothes damaged throats;
    soothes coughing; gives energy; helps cats swallow other
    herbs | x01
    — rush | holds a broken limb in place | x01
    — stinging nettle | eaten | induces vomiting and brings down
    swelling | x01
    — sweet-sedge | sap is swallowed | eases infection | x01
    — thyme | leaves are chewed on | useful for shock | x01
    — water hemlock | eaten | causes writhing, pain, and foaming
    at the mouth | x02
    — willow bark | eases pain | x01
    𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐄
    — mice | one serving | 9
    — vole | one serving | 3
    — shrew | one serving | 7
    — rabbit | two servings | 12
    — stoat | two servings | 15
    — small fish | two servings | 10
    — big fish | three servings | 4
    — bird | three servings | 4
    𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐒
    — sweethen | can find weaned kits on border patrols,
    makes apprentices learn one skill automatically, &
    brings back a chicken or rabbit from hunting
    — richterscreech | excels at finding cats on patrols,
    lessens chance of stillborns, must have two or more
    mates for powers to work. powers are currently activated.
    — peupaw | attracts kits and repels predators on all
    patrols they go on. subtracts one piece of prey on any
    hunting patrol they go on.
    — mericibubble & flûtesong | when together, they
    attract new cats
𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆
— l'eautwitch | épicéapaw | five - returns in one post
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— versaillesheart | rocherpaw | seven - returns in two posts
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— blaireauface | cigüepaw | six
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— crabewhistle | soucipaw | six
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— freuxfreckle | canetonpaw | four - returns in two posts
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— flûtesong | nuitpaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth
— mericibubble | tacheterpaw | four
hunting, fighting, stealth, climbing
— grognoneyes | altocumuluspaw | three
hunting, fighting
— martinskip | nimbuspaw | three
hunting, fighting
— croissantcrunch | cirruspaw | three
hunting, fighting, stealth
— macaroncrumb | cumuluspaw | three
hunting, fighting, stealth
— pikachoo | ramurepaw | three
hunting, fighting
— brebiscurl | quinoapaw | one
hunting
— fourmisplash | acaipaw | one
hunting
— anguilleripple | cyclonepaw | zero
none
— viperinepurr | zéphyrpaw | zero
none
— soleilstripes | hazelpaw | zero
none
— mouflonpeak | flammepaw | zero
none
— wolfwhiskers | feupaw | zero
none
𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋
◊ - barren
◈ - blind
◇ - runt
◆ - mute
⊳ - missing a limb
⊲ - paralyzed
▿ - paralyzed with wheelchair
✧ - do not kill with rolls
𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐘
— arbreflame | due this post
— abeillefeather | due next post
— threeleg | due next post
— chouetteswoop | due next post
— chasmstar | due next post
— thistleheart | due in two posts





























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♕♔ chessclan - post 026.5 ♚♛

Postby sharpiesandhamilton » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:24 pm

    Wolfwhiskers yawned, his jaw stretching wide as sunlight streamed in and masked itself across his closed eyes. A soft sigh escaped past his lips and clouded by his nose. The weather had of course turned warmer, but in his underground den in the early morning, it was much colder than in the main section of camp. He'd complained many times about needing a different den in which to house sick patients so as to avoid adding a cold to their list of symptoms. Sadly, Aspstar and then Rookstar had denied him with the simple fact that there wasn't enough room. Which ChessClan's ranks swelling well above one hundred, the camp was needing to be expanded practically every other moon. Luckily enough, no cat was currently sick and it was only Wolfwhiskers and Feupaw who resides in the underground den. As the cloud of breath disappeared, Wolfwhiskers let his eyes blink open before quickly shutting them against the bright sunlight that dappled across his den for the vines which usually shrouded the den in darkness had been removed. Something odd lay at the entrance to his den, so Wolfwhiskers slowly rose to his paws as so not to wake Feupaw, and he padded up to the form.
    He took one look at the form and suddenly his dinner from the night before was on the ground before him as his legs shook. Goosenose lay crumpled in the entrance to his den, her face twisted in agony as her eyes darted back and forth much slower than they should have been. Wolfwhiskers could feel his stomach twisting and lurching, threatening to heave again, but it never came as after not even seconds had passed, Goosenose had begun her journey to ÉtoileClan's eternal hunting grounds. Wolfwhiskers began to choke on his breath as he searched through his brain, trying to find a reason for the young les méres's death. He felt a soft chin on his shoulder, and then the cat beside him was shaking through sobs. Feupaw's voice was stretched thin and high pitched from youth as grief and horror echoed out of him in an audible noise. Wolfwhiskers curled his black and white tail around the flame point's small body before turning him away from the sight of Goosenose. He was too young to see this, and so Wolfwhiskers placed his tail underneath Feupaw's chin and lifted it until their eyes locked. "Will you please fetch me lavender and some mint? You'll be able to find them from their wonderful smells," the fou instructed, and Feupaw nodded blindly, his eyes not able to stop trying to see behind him.
    Wolfwhiskers watched as Feupaw stumbled into the herb store and then turned back to survey Goosenose once more. He remembered how hard her birth had been; five kits in leafbare would be hard on any molly. As he remembered how she had been weak after, he also remembered the surge in colds in the Clan. It must have just slipped his mind during caring for so many cats a day. Still, he was the fou. He wasn't supposed to forget. As he tried to remember just why he hadn't treated her, Feupaw came back and placed the strongly smelling herbs at Wolfwhiskers's paws. The fou nodded his thanks to the apprenti and then quietly placed the small leaves on Goosenose. He walked out into the clearing and gulped slowly before leaving Feupaw in the apprenti den and walking across to the nursery. He pushed his nose in and it collided with Sweethen's nose as she exited. Wolfwhiskers stepped back in shock and dropped his eyes as Sweethen's eyes raked across the clearing and landed on Goosenose. "I'm so sorry," Wolfwhiskers whispered, his voice trembling as Morningwhisper stepped out and stood beside Sweethen. The two mollies were probably the most requested, and so any cat who noticed Wolfwhiskers cowering before them would not question it. The two mollies stared down at him as their eyes softened and Sweethen sat down on one side while Morningwhisper took the other.
    "We don't blame you. If we should blame anyone, it's ourselves. Goosenose swore she was fine even though we could tell she wasn't. She said you were too busy and her pains were only minor, though she was hiding the extent of her sickness from us. Don't blame yourself, either. So many cats were coming to your den daily that we took over the daily nursery checks since we knew you probably wouldn't make it to us some nights. Goosenose was ignorant and young, and it ultimately was our faults for not pushing her to see you," Morningwhisper murmured quietly, her motherly voice soothing as she stroked Wolfwhiskers's flank with her tail. Their failed relationship seemed completely behind her, and Wolfwhiskers sent a silent thanks up to ÉtoileClan that she wasn't angry at him any more. "I can see you getting that look in your eyes. You can't let this defeat you in the way that Dicekit's death defeated Horizonstar. We can't stand to lose you, Wolfwhiskers. You have to train Feupaw; he's too inexperienced to be able to heal any of us just yet. Now, clear your head and get back there and deal with Feupaw. He's probably not alright," Morningwhisper's voice took on an air of authority and Wolfwhiskers unwillingly rose to his paws before meeting his apprenti outside their den.
    "Why don't you separate out all the herbs and re-organize them? It's been a few days, and it might take your mind off of... um... well, you know," Wolfwhiskers stuttered, and Feupaw's tear-filled eyes blinked a soft thanks at him before he ducked into the den and towards the herb store. Wolfwhiskers's eyes strayed one last time to Goosenose before his legs gave out beneath him and he collapsed. How could he have forgotten to check the nursery nightly? He was supposed to be a fou, for ÉtoileClan's sake! He was a disgrace, and he obviously didn't deserve to heal anymore. As his mind slipped into his whirling thoughts, Feupaw's sharp cry of terror echoed through his ears. The young apprenti was shaking his mentor, trying to get him to focus on reality again, but Wolfwhiskers was too far gone into his mind to notice. Feupaw threw back his head and screeched, terrified and in need of a cavalier to help. His paws skidded on the mud, but he propelled himself out of the den and slammed muzzle first into Freuxfreckle's legs.
    "He's gone insane! Oh, Freuxfreckle, you've got to help him! If we wait any longer, he might not come back," Feupaw moaned, eyes wide with terror as he looked back at the den. Freuxfreckle dipped his head to the fou apprenti and stepped in. He swiped a pawful of claws across Wolfwhiskers's nose, hoping pain would wake him, but Feupaw barrelled into him and screeched. "Don't hurt him!" he snarled, fiercely protective of his mentor. Freuxfreckle nodded, but he knew that Wolfwhiskers was the only one that could do anything. And, sadly, Wolfwhiskers lay as still as the surface of the lake at dawn with only the rise and fall of his chest signalling his life. Feupaw whimpered and curled up against Wolfwhiskers's back, hoping when he woke all would be better again. Wolfwhiskers could feel Feupaw, but he ignored the warm sensation in his back as the image of Goosenose stayed frozen in his mind, unmoving.
    "Wolfwhiskers, please come back to me. I need you," Feupaw whimpered, looking up slowly as his nearly identical brother slipped into the den and laid down next to him. "You're like a father to us. Without you, we would never have survived," Feupaw's voice dropped to a whisper, his eyes darting between Wolfwhiskers and Flammepaw. As his brother opened his jaw to speak, Wolfwhiskers rolled over and Feupaw saw the extent of the damage done on the middle aged fou's mind. He babbled nonsense, very few true words forming by the time they reached Feupaw's orange striped ears. He caught a snippet about Goosenose, Galetpaw, and Rocherpaw, but the most fascinating were the words "I'm sorry, Morningwhisper". Feupaw angled his ears at Flammepaw, but his brother shrugged as Wolfwhiskers curled tighter in a ball and licked absent-mindedly as the wet moss ball in front of him. Feupaw swiftly exited the den, barely able to see his mentor in this state any longer. Feupaw shuddered as he looked back, and Wolfwhiskers's eyes seemed to clear for a moment before clouding over again.
    Wolfwhiskers shuddered softly as he walked along the endless rows of memories. He slowly let one slide forward, and all he saw was Morningwhisper with a face covered in tears as she screamed at him. That day, when he had left her to birth and raise their kits alone, was the darkest day in his past, and he shuddered at the thought of reliving it. He pushed the memory down and quickly the image of Goosenose arose. He pushed the image aside and smiled as he saw Galetpaw beginning to climb a mountain deep in the Northern Pass. His heart and mood soured as he realized that ever since Galetpaw had gone on his assessment, he hadn't returned. A soft sob escaped Wolfwhiskers's muzzle as an eagle let out a sharp cry and dove down, talons extended maliciously. Galetpaw screamed in terror and began digging desperately in the snow, trying to get away from his attacker, but the eagle sank its talons deep into Galetpaw's back and carried the young tom away.
    Wolfwhiskers waved his paws through the cloud that was the memory and screamed in agony, the pain of losing his son too much to bear. He should have questioned why Galetpaw was taking so long to return moons ago, but he knew that his subconscious had deemed him dead before he could ask any questions. Wolfwhiskers licked his dry lips as more memories floated forward. Most of them were of kittings in which a pion had passed well before it should have. Seineripple floated forward, and then Aloekit, and then Dicekit, and Myotiskit, and Pinkit, Steppepaw, Montpellierpaw, Croissantpaw, Barbastellepaw, Poissonpaw, Truitepaw, Flamingonose, Goldenpoint, Argentéhop, Lynxbounce, Ferocespots, Aspstar, Horizonstar, Hurricanepaw, and Aiglepaw. All these cats had gone on to ÉtoileClan's hunting grounds, and it was all Wolfwhiskers's fault. He should have been there to save them. He should have accompanied the apprenti on their final assessments. He should have been faster to check the pions during the kittings. He should have warned patrols of dangers before they left. He should have kept a closer eye on Hurricanepaw after the tom learned he would never be able to be a full cavalier. He should have checked on the nursery more often during leafbare.
    The thoughts made his head pound, and Wolfwhiskers let out a low moan before curling into a tight ball and giving up. Maybe, if he could fall asleep, the memories would go away. He would remember the nice ones. The ones with happy kittings. The ones where apprenti returned from their assessments unharmed. The ones where there were happy endings. Yet, it seemed that ÉtoileClan had deemed his punishment not to let up. Even as he closed his eyes, still a figure curled in a ball in his own mind, the images haunted his dreams. Wolfwhiskers didn't feel like he would ever feel okay again, and he feared that he would soon join all of his failures in ÉtoileClan.

    Araignéepounce and Whimbreleyes strolled lazily along the stream's bank. He smiled softly at her, and she twitched her ears before turning her muzzle towards the sound of his voice. "If you're smiling at me, don't forget I can't see it," she joked, lightly bumping her shoulder against his. The odd placement of her paws sent her stumbling off balance, but Araignéepounce rested his tail across her flank and guided her back to the graceful stride she typically held. The black tom chuckled softly, and Whimbreleyes made a pout-y face in his direction. "Oh, come on, you know you like it when you have to help me," Whimbreleyes sighed, rolling her eyes before leaning gently towards him. Araignéepounce met her halfway, as was their typical compromise to stop her from making a fool of herself and falling. "I may be blind, but I am not ignorant," she said, very quick and chirpy. Araignéepounce nodded; if he had learned anything the past few moons, it was that she was smarter than any cat gave her credit for.
    "So, any thoughts about kits recently?" Araignéepounce mumbled, averting his gaze even though he knew she wouldn't be able to see him do so.
    "You really don't beat around the bush, do you? I have entertained the idea, but I'd like to wait another moon before anything is set in stone. I'm a young nineteen moons, and my mother advised me to at least wait until twenty moons before becoming a mother myself. Not that I thought I'd have a tom at twenty moons," Whimbreleyes's voice quietened, and Araignéepounce snapped his attention to her like a metal detector to a penny. Whimbreleyes hung her head low, her tail dragging in the sand behind her. It frustrated him to see her like this, but every cat struggled with this at some point in their lives. He pressed his nose to her chin and forcefully lifted her head before pulling back and taking a deep breath.
    "Whimbreleyes, I may not have known you for very long, but I love you. And because I love you, I am not allowing you to think negatively about yourself. You may have thought all the toms would avoid you because you're blind, but I'm here, and I'm not leaving. Whimbreleyes, you are funny, sweet, kind, selfish, and even a brat, but I love you anyway. You are absolutely perfect, including your flaws, and seeing you think negatively about yourself tears my heart in two. We may be young, but who cares. Whimbreleyes, be my mate. I love you, and I hope you love me. I can't wait another moment longer to ask, so there it is. Plain and simple, just the way you like it," Araignéepounce quickly gasped for air, realizing he hadn't taken a single breath during his speech. Whimbreleyes looked astounded, her jaw just slightly open as she searched for a response. Araignéepounce sent up a silent prayer that she wouldn't reject him, but he shouldn't have doubted his gut.
    The white molly padded forward and nuzzled him affectionately, nodding as she buried her face into his thick fur. Araignéepounce curled his head around her protectively, silently vowing to destroy anything that dared to harm his sweet and loving Whimbreleyes. His Whimbreleyes. She had said yes, and he didn't have to worry about another tom coming along and stealing her from him. He slowly lowered his gaze and pressed his muzzle against her cheek, breathing in her scent as he leaned heavily against her. "Get off me, you giant furball!" Whimbreleyes cried as his weight began to crush her. Araignéepounce chuckled and leaned more on her, and they fell to the ground in a laughing pile. If only all days could end with a good laugh with your friends.

    Raviolinose slowly crept away from the camp, the stillness of night like a blanket that hid his escape. His reddish fur ruffled slightly in the soft breeze, but his paw steps were careful as he crept around the night guard and into the openness of the territory. He drew in a deep breath before letting it out with a sigh. The camp was cramped, and he didn't feel comfortable around that many cats. The plentiful amount of pions spilled out of the nursery, and Raviolinose made a mental note to ask Freuxfreckle about expanding the den in the morning. So many she-cats were pregnant, and his heart ached at the thought that he still hadn't found a molly that he simply liked enough to settle down with. Versaillesheart was sweet on him, but he wasn't sure she was the right molly for him. He let out a frustrated growl and his paws carried him across the border.
    "What are you doing on BearClan's land?" came a soft hiss, and the tom whirled around in fear.
    "I never meant to cross the border, I swear. I'm too caught up in my own thoughts," he defended himself, running through defensive fighting moves he had learned as a younger tom on his own. A molly stepped out into the sunlight and smiled, a laugh rippling off her in the form of a purr.
    "I'm just messing with you. BearClan's land doesn't start for a little bit that ways," she casually mewed, flicking her tail deeper into the forest. Raviolinose chuckled, his fur beginning to lie flat as he relaxed. This molly smelled familiar, but he put it off to her belonging to a neighboring Clan. "Cats do it all the time. Trust me, it's how I met Richterscreech," she mewed, her eyes flicking towards the border, and a piece of the puzzle clicked in Raviolinose's brain.
    "Skinknose, right? Tritonpaw and Scinquepaw's mother?"
    "The one and only," she purred, puffing out her chest and running her eyes along Raviolinose's body as if inspecting him. "You're pretty fine, for a ChessClan tom. I expected Richterscreech to be the most handsome," she mewed, her eyes sparkling as she slightly insulted him to get him to fight for her.
    "As if! I'm way more handsome than that fool will ever be," Raviolinose boasted, his face twisting in a smirk. Skinknose snorted softly, her eyes running up and down Raviolinose again before she rolled her eyes and she began to turn around. "Wait! Can I show you something?" Raviolinose mewed, not willing to give up on her just yet. Skinknose dipped her head as if to say 'lead the way', and Raviolinose began walking towards the stream. With the stars in the sky, they reflected across the stream's surface in a beautiful way. Skinknose gasped slightly at the sight, and Raviolinose puffed out his chest with pride.
    "I never knew a stream could be so beautiful," she whispered breathlessly, raising her eyes to Raviolinose's and blinking slowly. His voice caught in his throat as the realization of her beauty washed over him, and Raviolinose simply smiled. "A little shy, are we?" Skinknose laughed, her face twisting in a smile that made her all the more beautiful. The night seemed to stretch on forever, and Raviolinose wished it would never end. But, as every cat knows, the sun eventually rises and so ends the night.

    Loonfrost padded up to the loud squeals of two young kits, carried by Coatiheart and Belettetwist. "Rookstar, these two pions were found on the border. They are young enough that they need a mother," Peuwobble reported, seeming much wiser than their twenty moons. Rookstar nodded slowly, his eyes darting to the nursery where his mate was pregnant with her own pions. As he opened his mouth to inevitably offer that Chasmstar would take them, Peuwobble shook their head. "They'll need a molly who can begin teaching them the ways of ChessClan today. Chasmstar is much too tired as she is currently pregnant. A cavalier would be good," Peuwobble explained, their eyes flicking to the side and grazing across Loonfrost's. The fluffy brown tabby puffed her chest out and stepped forward with pride.
    "It has been many moons since Mouflonpeak and Steppepaw were once in the nursery," the molly had to pause, her heart stopping at the mention of her dead son, but she quickly regained her strength and continued, "I will be a mother to them. They will know nothing other than my love." The two pions quietened as they were placed at Loonfrost's paws, and Coatiheart stepped up beside her and leaned his head against hers. "Coatiheart, will you be a father to these kits and a mate to me? I don't believe Greypeak will ever return, and I am finally ready to move on," she asked, and Rookstar let out a gasp. Coatiheart nodded excitedly and placed a gentle lick on his mate's cheek.
    "I am proud of you, mother," Rookstar began, but Loonfrost stopped him.
    "I never have been your mother, Rookstar, and I never will be. While you may not love Addersong as dearly as Duckbriar, you cannot call me mother. Aunt, perhaps, but I can never steal Addersong's place the way I once did inside Greypeak's heart. I love you like my own son, but you never will be in the way Mouflonpeak and Steppepaw are. I'm sorry," Loonfrost's voice dropped to a whisper as it quivered with grief.
    "Thank you, Loonfrost, I understand. Loonfrost, moving on from my father must be hard for you. I know you always loved him, and I know that you always will. You will always feel like a mother to me, but it is time you turn your love to Coatiheart and these pions you have sworn to care for," Rookstar smiled sadly, his eyes misting over with grief at the thought of his family in NorthernClan. He missed them dearly, but the news he'd received from an apprenti on their final assessment so many moons ago had given him the closure he'd needed to step up and become tour and eventually roi. Juncoflight smiled softly as she walked up, her eyes resting gently on the two pions.
    "Loonfrost, you have been better than a mother to me. I may be grown up now, but I still rely on you," Juncoflight purred, and her eyes brightened as Mouflonpeak padded up and nuzzled his mother affectionately. "It pains me to hear that you are giving up on Greypeak, but I'm also proud that you're finally following your heart. You seemed so dedicated to your and father's pions, but Mouflonpeak is grown now and Steppepaw is in ÉtoileClan. They don't need you anymore, but these pions do. I love you, Juncoflight, and I wish you well on this next step in your journey."
    Mouflonpeak slowly shouldered his half sister aside and purred happily. "Mom, I will be the best big brother to these little ones. I miss Steppepaw nearly as much as you, but I can see him here with us. He always has been. He misses us too, but we will all be reunited one day in ÉtoileClan's hunting grounds. I love you, mother," Mouflonpeak murmured, and Loonfrost felt her heart yearn for the days when he was at her belly, depending on her for everything. It was then that she realized these two little ones would depend on her for everything, and she smiled weakly as she brushed her nose across their soft little heads. The white molly opened her mouth and yawned, her long white fur fluffing up in the breeze.
    "I think I'll call you Magnoliakit. Your white pelt looks so much like those beautiful magnolia flowers," Loonfrost purred, and Coatiheart nodded happily. He traced his tail across the black and white tom's flank before his eyes lightened with an idea.
    "You'll be Balbuzardkit. After the majestic black and white osprey," Coatiheart whispered, easy as so not to wake the sleeping pions.
    "A perfect name," Loonfrost commented, and Rookstar leaned against Juncoflight while Mouflonpeak joined in the sibling love. He may have only been their half sibling, but the two cats loved him dearly and included him in any family thing they had. Loonfrost smiled, knowing these two young ones would eventually be included in that, but they would be the last. She knew she was at an age that pions of her own weren't going to be an option, and she knew raising these two would be her final acts before leaving the nursery forever. Her heart warmed at the memories she had of when Mouflonpeak and Steppepaw were young, and then it warmed more at the many memories she would create with Magnoliakit and Balbuzardkit. "I love all of you," she whispered, taking in her entire family and seeking out Juncoflight's pions across the camp as well as Twilightpounce. "Now get back to your daily duties. You've all got to be busy." Loonfrost loved her family dearly, but she knew something was wrong. She just couldn't place what.

    Mosquitobuzz shrieked as the twoleg hoisted him up and placed him in a mesh cage. "Let me out!" he screeched, eyes wide and rolling in terror. He remembered sniffing the trap and being caught in it, being placed in a monster, and then he had awoken on a hard metal sheet and was aware something was now missing. He hissed, arching his back as the cage dug into his paws and hurt. "You fox-hearts! Let me out and I'll show you my claws!" he cried, but a paw reached out from the cage beside him and swatted his nose angrily. "Will you give it a rest? They'll pay attention to me sooner or-" Mosquitobuzz's voice trailed off as a pair of familiar blue eyes locked with his own and his heart skipped a beat.
    "Mosquito? Is it really you?" the tom, an identical copy of Mosquitobuzz, whispered as if he couldn't believe his own eyes. Mosquitobuzz swallowed and nodded, amazed at the thought of seeing him after all these moons. "I haven't seen you since we were just a couple of moons old! Where have you been?" Gnat mewed joyously, happy to be reunited with his brother. Despite the harsh circumstances, Mosquitobuzz's face filled with joy at the thought of sharing his life with Gnat. He told of being adopted by Sweethen, growing up in ChessClan, and then his recent relationship with Pipistrellecave. "You've had a better life than I have," Gnat muttered and launched into his own life story.
    When Gnat and Mosquitobuzz's mother had abandoned them, Gnat had been picked up by twolegs. He'd bounced from twoleg to twoleg until ultimately landing here. "I hate to break it to you, but you won't be having kits of your own anymore. When a stray is brought in, they bare belly them. Since I was a kittypet of sorts, it never happened to me. We've got to get out of here," Gnat mewed, quickly changing the subject. Mosquitobuzz's world came crashing down around him. He'd wanted a family with Pipistrellecave in the near future, but his dreams and plans had been ruined. "Don't take it too harshly, Mosquitobuzz. You can still have kits, just through the way the lesbian couples do. Get advice from this Juncoflight you tell me about," Gnat clucked his tongue before sticking his paw out through the mesh.
    He wiggled a small contraption and the door swung open. He smiled with a cocky look on his face before making the same thing happen to Mosquitobuzz's door. "Now run!" Gnat shrieked, and Mosquitobuzz pushed his legs harder than he ever had before. His muscles screamed as they dodged twolegs left and right, but the two brothers eventually escaped the den and exploded into the mountains. They couldn't be far from ChessClan, but it would be a several day long journey. Mosquitobuzz felt his heart tugging him home already, to wear Sweethen and Pipistrellecave were waiting anxiously, but his paws longed to stay with his brother longer. "I guess this is where we say goodbye. I hope to see you around," Gnat muttered softly and began to turn away.
    "Wait!" Mosquitobuzz cried, and he tackled Gnat to the ground the way they had played as kits. "Gnat, come with me. Rookstar will gladly accept you. You can be called Moucheronwings. You'd have a nice life in ChessClan, no more twolegs," Mosquitbuzz meowed quickly, barely breathing as he waited for his brother's answer. "Please, join me. I lost you when we were young, and I'm not losing you again!" Mosquitbuzz meowed, determination settling in his voice as he stared at the mountains in the distance. They'd have to travel through the Northern Pass, but he knew the terrain well enough to be able to get through in perhaps two days.
    "I-I don't know. I've never lived in the wild before," Gnat began, but Mosquitobuzz raised his paw and struck his brother across the face. "All right! I'll come!" Gnat cried, and Mosquitobuzz backed off and let his brother stand up. "Let's go and get as far as we can before sunset," Gnat meowed, and started off in the direction Mosquitobuzz had been staring in. Mosquitobuzz felt dread in every step of his paws, and he couldn't ignore the impending sense of doom.

    Grognoneyes glared at Grincheuxsnarl as the typically grumpy tom smiled at Peuwobble. Ever since he had trained the young cavalier, they had been the only one able to melt his stone cold heart. Grognoneyes rolled his eyes and padded up, pushing Peuwobble and their wheels aside and taking their place. "I saw you take the largest piece of prey today. Why didn't you take it to the les méres?" Grognoneyes snapped, remembering Grincheuxsnarl dragging the massive squirrel around camp like a prize. It was, in fact, a squirrel Grognoneyes had caught and planned to take to the pregnant mollies to please their ravenous appetites. His eyes slanted downwards, as did his mouth, giving Grognoneyes his typically grumpy and angry look.
    "I actually took that to all the apprenti, thank you very much. They'd taken some mini assessments and everybody passed, so they deserved a treat," Grincheuxsnarl stuck his muzzle out and glared down his nose at the tom who'd challenged his actions. Grognoneyes sighed, thinking of Arbreflame. He'd promised her a massive squirrel, and now he'd have to settle for an average sized one to please the les méres who was about to explode with pions. "I'm sorry I interrupted your courting of Arbreflame, but she obviously has another tom on the mind if she's carrying his pions," Grincheuxsnarl laughed, and Peuwobble frowned at the tom they'd known to be a massive sweetheart. He wasn't usually this cruel, but then something clicked in their mind.
    "I am not courting her! She is new, she doesn't have her mate here with her, and no other cat has taken any interest in her. The newleaf air has twisted every cat's tails! Especially yours," Grognoneyes spat the last word and turned around, but Grincheuxsnarl rushed forward and pinned the ticked tabby down to the dusty ground. Grognoneyes hissed and smacked a paw with sheathed claws across Grincheuxsnarl's muzzle, but the tom wasn't fazed and continued to shove Grognoneyes's muzzle into the dirt. "You can't even take an insult!" Grognoneyes coughed as the dust stung his eyes, but Grincheuxsnarl stepped back and hissed angrily at the tom who'd aggrivated him.
    "Take that as a warning, you pathetic excuse of a cavalier. You've been nothing but trouble since you arrived," Grincheuxsnarl growled, his voice low and filled with hatred. Grognoneyes wished that the words hadn't hurt him, but they stung like needles against his heart. Unwilling to let it show, he spat at Grincheuxsnarl's paws and stalked off with his tail curled high over his back. Once he was sure Grincheuxsnarl had turned away, he looked over his shoulder and frowned. Yet, this frown wasn't grumpy or angry, but sad. He wished Grincheuxsnarl didn't hate him, but he did. He silently apologized before ducking into the nursery and curled against Arbreflame. The two had become fast friends, and the flame point molly quietly licked him between the ears.
    "I know how you feel about Grincheuxsnarl, but it doesn't look like he feels the same, sweetie," the pregnant molly murmured as she soothed the tom.
    "I wish he would. He's so nice when he's not hateful," Grognoneyes sighed, and Arbreflame shot him a disapproving look. "What?" Grognoneyes snapped, his fur bristling along his spine.
    'Exactly. You're too bristly and snappy. You publicly challenged him over a squirrel, for ÉtoileClan's sake. You need a better mind if you want to impress him," Arbreflame huffed, and Grognongeyes could see the truth in her words. He was prickly, grumpy, and everything any cat had ever called him behind his back. But he was also kind, and he wanted Grincheuxsnarl to see that. "Why don't you go fetch a squirrel and try a peace offering?" she offered, and Grognoneyes nodded grimly. He stood and exited the nursery, quickly grabbing a squirrel from the plentiful prey pile beside the nursery. He crossed camp to where Grincheuxsnarl was aggressively grooming his silvery pelt.
    "Hey, I'm sorry," Grognoneyes began, but Grincheuxsnarl's glare quickly silenced him. His fur began to rise, but Grognoneyes forced it to lie flat as he approached another step. "I really didn't mean it, I just can't control my temper. Would you like to share a squirrel?" Grognoneyes suggested, slightly nudging the prey forward and searching Grincheuxsnarl's eyes pathetically.
    "I can see you're making an effort, so I guess I will too," Grincheuxsnarl groaned, quickly burying his muzzle into the squirrel and eating a bite. He nudged it closer and Grognoneyes took a small nibble from the flank. "I shouldn't have embarrassed you like that," Grincheuxsnarl admitted, avoiding Grognoneyes's gaze as he apologized.
    "I shouldn't have challenged you over a stupid squirrel. I was just proud and wanted to show Arbreflame," Grognoneyes shuffled his paws, kicking up clouds of dust that made him sneeze.
    "That was kinda cute," Grincheuxsnarl chuckled, and Grognoneyes ducked his muzzle in embarrassment. "I really should stop embarrassing you," the silvery tom mumbled, color rising in his cheeks and ears. Grognoneyes felt his heart hammering, and he smiled weakly. Peuwobble rushed up, a smile on their typically eager face.
    "So you two finally decided to get along!" they squealed, and Grognoneyes shuffled his paws in the dust as Grincheuxsnarl cleared his throat. "Oh, come on. You two are worse than a pair of apprenti who are crushing on each other!" Peuwobble called a goodbye over their shoulder and raced away, ready to play a game with the pions.
    "They're not wrong. We really are as terrible," Grognoneyes chuckled, and Grincheuxsnarl reached out and placed his paw atop Grognoneyes's. "Do you maybe want to move our nests closer together? Make more room for the other cats who want to sleep side by side, I mean," Grognoneyes quickly defended his question, and Grincheuxsnarl laughed.
    "I'd love to."
    Grognoneyes raised his muzzle to the sky and smiled, but he knew that all happiness eventually came to an end.

    Faonkit stood protectively over Oiseaukit, Magnoliakit, and Balbustardkit. They were so tiny, she was over double their size. She knew they'd quickly grow like she had, but she could protect them for the time being while they were small. She'd soon become an apprenti, but she was excited to be in charge of watching over the one moon pions for the day. Loonfrost had taken the day to herself, and she had adopted Magnoliakit and Balbustardkit. Faonkit's own mother, Sweethen, was the one who watched over Goosenose's litter and little Oiseaukit. The two had taken Goosenose's litter, Aloèskit, Étourneaukit, Outardekit, Reniflerkit, and Lionceaukit to play a large game of moss ball. The two oldest pions, Tritonkit and Scinquekit, were with Richterscreech and Rookstar as they discussed their upcoming appointment to apprenti status. Faonkit's thoughts drifted back to the tiny pions who were now climbing all over her.
    "Now, get down," Faonkit purred, thinking of the day when she would have her own little ones to care for. Her head tilted to the side and she sighed sweetly. Sweethen kept telling her there would be time for pions and a mate in the future, but she wanted one now. Aloèskit had proved to be a sweet young molly, and Faonkit nodded slowly at the thought of raising a family with her. "Why am I thinking like this? I'm five moons old!" she cried and send little Magnoliakit tumbling and landing on her back. The solid white molly let out a loud wail, and Faonkit rushed over. She hushed the kit and nuzzled her. "See, all the pain's gone! Faonkit is the best pion sitter, right?" Foankit chuckled, and Magnoliakit dashed off to play with her littermate.
    "Faonkit! Come pway wif us, pwease?!" Oiseaukit cried, and she begrudgingly padded over and bent down. She suddenly reared on her hind paws anf growled ferociously as the three small pions attacked her legs. She took a staggering step back and came crashing down with an exaggerated cry of pain. "Who's the best pion?!" Oiseaukit screeched, and Faonkit smiled mischievously.
    "Magnoliakit," she replied quickly, and Oiseaukit pouted. "Fine, all three of you are," she purred as she heard the pawsteps approaching the nursery. Loonfrost padded in first and rushed to Magnoliakit and Balbustardkit. Faonkit's time was done, so she padded to the nest she shared with Lionceaukit and Sweethen and promptly fell right asleep. If only she could sleep undisturbed like this forever.

    Pluvierkit smiled as he raced up to Freuxfreckle. "Dad!" he cried, nuzzled the black and white speckled legs joyously. Freuxfreckle groaned and shoved the kit away. He was on his way to a very important meeting with Rookstar, and he didn't have time to play. "Dad, please don't leave me like mommy did," Pluvierkit pleaded, and Freuxfreckle stopped. His heart ached at the mention of Goosenose. "She will come back, right? Sweethen said she's in ÉtoileClan and I won't see her for a very long time. Please tell me she's lying," Pluvierkit begged, and Freuxfreckle felt his body start to tremble. Tears appeared in his eyes as they rolled down his muzzle, so he crouched down and nuzzled Pluvierkit lovingly. "Dad? What's wrong?" No matter how much Freuxfreckle wanted to say he wasn't Pluvierkit's dad, he just couldn't.
    "I want to tell you a story. When Goosenose was asleep in the middle of camp, she wasn't really asleep. She had left her body like we all do, and she was standing over you and your littermates very protectively. She didn't want to climb to ÉtoileClan, but she had to. I want you to trust me that she is still watching over you even if yoou can't see her," Freuxfreckle explained, and Pluvierkit let out a wail. "Come here, it's alright. I didn't mean to make you cry. Why don't you come sleep in my nest tonight? I know it won't replace Goosenose, but sleeping by your dad might be nice," Freuxfreckle offered, and Pluvierkit looked up at him through tear-filled eyes.
    "Please don't leave me like mommy did," he whimpered, and Freuxfreckle nearly let out a wail himself. His thoughts returned to the day his own mother had died right before him. He hadn't understood it then, much like Pluvierkit didn't understand it now.
    "I'll never leave you, Pluvierkit. I'm your dad, and I will not let you down," Freuxfreckle promised, and Pluvierkit buried his tiny muzzle into Freuxfreckle's thick chest fur. The tiny pion trembled as sobs took over his body, the realization that he would never see Goosenose again settling on his shoulders like a weight. Freuxfreckle felt his heart shattering for the sorrow the young pion must be feeling. "Would you like to come with me to a meeting?" Freuxfreckle whispered, and Pluvierkit nodded weakly with a small sniffle. Freuxfreckle rose to his full height and gently lifted Pluvierkit by his scruff. He crossed the camp and entered Rookstar's den and gently placed the young pion between his own paws. Pluvierkit continued to sniffle and cry, but Freuxfreckle kept his paw tucked protectively around his adopted son as he discussed important matters of ChessClan with Rookstar. Pluvierkit's sniffles echoed in Freuxfreckle's ears, and he wished he would never have to hear such a sorrowful sound again.

    Poussiéregust grunted as she padded up the stream towards camp. She was the head of the patrol, and her tongue stuck to the roof of her mouth. Her throat itched it was so dry, and she couldn't seem to figure out why she wasn't hungry. She typically could eat a squirel whole after a patrol, but the thought of food now made her stomach churn unhappily. She grunted as a sharp stab of pain echoed in her side, and she stepped into camp quietly. She drank thirstily from the stream, but her paws were weak and she tumbled forward. She moaned with pain as her patrol pulled her out and into the middle of camp, but all she could see was the sky as her stomach emptied its contents. She moaned and pawed at the ground in pain. All she wanted was water, not herbs. She pushed the herbs Feupaw offered her and curled into a tight ball. She tried to banish the pain to the back of her mind, but it consumed her like a living beast. She writhed in agony as her stomach rolled and churned, even rejecting the water she so desperately craved. All she wanted was peace.
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Postby sharpiesandhamilton » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:35 pm

    — Introduction to the disease, and Feupaw names it after Poussiéregust passes. Wolfwhiskers is still unreachable.
    — Raviolinose and Fauconflight's death. Blaireauface is hysterical, and Raviolinose's last words are of Skinknose.
    — Feupaw struggling with three patients (Brouillardheart, Anguilleripple, Écaillefin).
    — Pluvierkit is scared and runs to Freuxfreckle for help.
    — Feupaw falls into hysterics after Flammepaw passes and he cries while begging Wolfwhiskers to wake up.
    — Freuxfreckle admits his feelings to Rookstar and the two are stumped about what they should do.
    — Cumuluspaw refuses to leave Cirruspaw's side and they go to ÉtoileClan together.
    — Seismicwhisper daydreams about Jaguarslip.
    — Morningwhisper apologizes to Outardekit in their last moments.
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