Note that you may make as many NPC's (non player characters) as you like, but I'll only allow 3 OC characters. Making NPC's is actually very helpful to me, as the more you make, the less I have to. I'd like to have enough cats, NPC or otherwise, so that I can fully populate the island. To see a full list of Character sonas, go here! RP is here Here are the basic facts that you should know: My clan system is intuitive, and based off of the fundamentals set in place by the books, but it's got a couple twists that make it that much more fun and complex. Each of the four clans have their own economies, with imports and exports. The clans use cart-esque items called Timbers to haul supplies. Ashclan Each of the four clans have their own economy. Ashclan, for example is kind of a boom town. They're a big, bustling clan, but on the inside, they need some improvement. Think Oppressive Theocracy. Three of the Four clans have a religion, but they vary greatly. Ashclan, which is a theocracy, ends up depriving the unfortunate cats and increasing the wealth of the rulers of the clan by taking small things from them over time. They believe in a cruel, distorted version on Streamclan’s God. Ashclan is based inside of a very small dormant volcano, so it's easy to access with the Timbers. They mainly export lava rocks, which surprisingly have many medical uses. At the beginning of this RP, Ashclan is directly allied with Gladeclan, unaffiliated with Caveclan, and are enemies of Streamclan. They trade with everyone except for Streamclan. Gladeclan Gladeclan is a scientific clan, and can be called a Technocracy, which gives the governmental power to those who are proficient in the nessacary trade. For the most part, everyone in the clan is happy with their government. Gladeclan believes that when a cat dies, they simply cease to exist, and also that they are ruled by a quartet of gods which embody the different fields of science used by Gladeclan: Anatomy, Herbalism, Astronomy, and Physics. (If I’m missing anything important, let me know.) Gladeclan sits around, on and between two large knolls in the middle of a lush and beautiful willow forest. This forest is known for its beauty, especially at night. (Think of the classic “moonlit forest” cliche.) They export herbal concoctions used for healing, and other practical scientific items. At the beginning of this RP, Gladeclan is directly allied with Ashclan.They actively trade with Streamclan, and are unaffiliated with Caveclan, but they are open to negotiations. They also trade with Ashclan. Streamclan Streamclan is a very simple, down-to-earth clan, which is perhaps the closest to the original Thunder, River, Shadow and Wind. Technically they’re a unitary state, which is the same thing as said original clans. Streamclan believes in what they call “The One True God.” They believe in the Afterlife, unlike Gladeclan, and they also call it Starclan. They call their God Holystar. Holystar is supposedly a sovereign god, possessing ultimate power. Streamclan missionaries can often be found in other clan camps, spreading the teachings of the “True Almighty, Holystar.” Streamclan is directly below the mountain that Caveclan sits on, and they’re based around the large mountain stream coming from Caveclan’s camp. This stream runs throughout the whole island and eventually feeds into the ocean. Streamclan cats are wily and clever, so they have devised a way to put their Timbers on water, like rafts, so that they can trade with Gladeclan, which is downriver. Streamclan exports gravel, with which their two trading partners use for different things. They also export cattails and other river flora, which can be used for bedding. At the beginning of this RP, Streamclan is on trading terms with Caveclan and Gladeclan, but is overtly hostile towards Ashclan. Caveclan Caveclan is a small mountain clan with no big government. They leave their citizens alone for the most part. The cats are taught in such a way that there should be no fresh kill pile, and that everyone should keep what they hunt. Exception goes for kits, queens and elders, of course. Caveclan is, for the most part, agnostic. Essentially, they believe that the existence of the celestial cannot be proven, but refuse to take a side on the matter. Caveclan is atop the mountain parallel to Ashclan, but it is, of course, based in a cave. Stalactites hang from the ceilings, and several inner chamber encompass the camp, which is where the cats sleep. They export stalactites that were broken off of the ceiling of their caves, which can be used as weapons, or, if shaped right, as basic tools. Caveclan trades with Streamclan, but aside from that, they are completely neutral. RP thread will be posted here as soon as it's made. This is the Sign-Up Board. Please don't feel overwhelmed! Ashclan: Cardinal: Acts as Leader. 1. Azurestar (@Sun and Moon) Bishop: There are several, they each act like deputies. 1. Blackmoon (@UmbreonEevee) 2. Greywing (@Mr.Glaceon) 3. Followers: Followers answer directly to the Cardinal, but the Cardinal may choose to delegate amounts of leadership of the Followers to the Bishops. 1. Dovefeather (@UmbreonEevee) 2. Branchleaf (@Sun and Moon) 3. 4. 5. Healer: Medicine Cat(s). 1. Sourtail (@Dootletail) Citizens: Hold no power, nor responsibility to hunt, yet some do. Only in times of war will citizens be required to do something. Oppressed by hierarchy. Includes queens, kits, and elder. (Please specify via Bio. i.e. Standard, Queen, Kit, Elder.) ∞ amount Thralls: Slaves, drafted by Bishops at birth. Thralls are required to haul the Timbers, and are supervised by Followers at all times. When not hauling timbers, they’re doing odd jobs around camp or territory. They have virtually no privacy and are Thralls for life. Not required to fight. ∞ amount Gladeclan: Head-Anatomy: Acts as leader of anatomy research. (i.e. dissecting dead bodies) Works until death. 1. Anatomy-Research: Work directly under Head of Anatomy. Works until death. 1. 2. 3. Head-Herbalism: Acts as leader of medicinal and herbal research. (i.e. foraging for and mixing medicine) Works until death. 1. Briarleaf (@Princess Lila) Herbalism-Research: Works directly under Head of Herbalism. Works until death. 1. Nagashy (@LunarSilvally) 2. 3. Head-Astronomy: Acts as leader of astronomical research. (i.e. mapping the stars, reading the stars, etc.) Works until death. 1. Shadowheart (@LunarSilvally) Astronomy-Research: Works directly under Head of Astronomy. Works until death. 1. 2. 3. Head-Physics: Acts as leader of physical science and research of the like. (i.e. discovering laws of motion, density, etc.) Works until death. 1. Physics-Research: Works directly under Head of Physics. Works until death. 1. Fanglistener (@LunarSilvally) 2. 3. Providers: Provides for scientists. Works until death. ∞ amount. Kits: Drafted to be Provider or Scientist at 6 moons. ∞ amount. Streamclan: Leader: Leads clan, represents clan. 1. Halfstar (@Cloudswift) Medicine Cat: Responsible for foraging for medicinal herbs. Heals injured or sick cats. 1. Missionaries: Responsible to spread the word of the “True Almighty, Holystar” to other clans. ∞ amount. 1. Lochwind (@An0maly) 2. Deerhop (@An0maly) Providers: Provide for the clan. Will also fight in times of need. ∞ amount. 1. Whiteheart (NPC) Populace: Kits, Elders, Queens, or anyone who is not a Provider, Leader, or Medicine Cat. Note that cats without proper excuse to be a part of the populace are generally frowned upon by the clan. ∞ amount. Caveclan: Representative: Leads the clan when needed. 1. Healer: Act as community doctors. 1. Populace: Everyone else. Will fight as needed. ∞ amount. 1. Shimmerkit (@Joy~) 2. Puddlekit (@Joy~) 3. Rainheart (NPC) ~~~ Here’s the template you should use in creating your character: (Opt.) = optional Name: Standard naming system Age: Moons Gender: Clan: Rank/Position: Dependent upon the clan, as certain clans have ranks unique to them. (Opt.) Relations: (Opt.) Mate/Crush: (Opt.) Kits: Appearance: Personality: Strengths: Should equal amount of weaknesses. Weaknesses: Should equal amount of strengths. Good Luck!