nepenthe; (n.) something that can make you forget grief or suffering.
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nepenthe is a twisted take on warriors roleplay. it takes place in an original clan territory, where, moons ago, the dark forest arose and slowly destroyed the clans from the inside. they turned claw against claw, and tore each clan to shreds. all that remains is their descendants, struggling to rebuild the clans from what’s left behind to what they once were. the only question that remains now is - will they escape the shadows left behind?
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FORBIDDEN ROMANCE Growing up shamed for his identity, Scorchstar can understand the feeling of being outcasted and only able to find love elsewhere, and therefore is a little more relaxed with forbidden romances than others. He will still reprimand the offender, and generally asks that should the couple remain together, that the member of the opposite Clan joins RiverClan, and any and all kits sired must also join RiverClan.
OUTSIDERS After learning that he did not need his father's love and approval to be great, Scorchstar learned to stop caring what others think. Scorchstar is rather picky-and-choosy with allowing outsiders to join RiverClan, and often times it all boils down to his mood. Generally, he believes that the borders should be enforced and any offending trespassers must be dealt with, with words first, and then force.
MURDER IN BATTLE Known to be rather merciless, Scorchstar is not one to reprimand a warrior for fatal injury in battle. Though he will not give his praise, he does not particularly care for the protest of other Clans who may demand justice.
STARCLAN Although a believer, Scorchstar does occasionally have his doubts in StarClan. He is not a dedicated worshiper and purely sees them as the deceased, and often struggles with interpreting signs, as he doesn't see them as a force with future vision, or powers.
BORDERS & TRESPASSING Scorchstar generally asks of his warriors to question and challenge all who trespass, but has no problem with force being used, especially with ThunderClanners due to his vendetta against the enemy Clan. He does not appreciate his own warriors trespassing and expects them to do better.
INTERCLAN RELATIONS Scorchstar does not typically appeal to the idea of alliances with another Clan - they've never lasted before in the past, so why bother? He sees no reason for Clans to form alliances just to guarantee that they won't attack each other when they could just not attack each other in general - besides, he believes that RiverClan is generally safe from the interest of other Clans in terms of territory, given that most of their land is wet marsh and, land-wise, filled with more amphibious and reptilian prey as opposed to the mammals other Clans prefer.
WARRIOR CONDUCT In terms of misbehaving warriors, Scorchstar is generally able to understand one offense is misconduct. However, a warrior who repeatedly fails to perform their duties is kept heavily under secret watch by Scorchstar. He makes note of their every move and every lazy moment they spend. After gathering enough evidence, the tom will confront said warrior and reduce them back to warrior duties until they understand how to be a true warrior. Along the lines of respect - any warrior who speaks offensively of Scorchstar will be confronted, and to his face? It's not worth it. The tom will demote the warrior to apprentice duties until they can show respect. Scorchstar prides himself in orderly warriors and any who step out of line deserve to face the consequences.
OVERALL Generally, Scorchstar enforces the warrior code with a few leniencies here and there. He is a tough leader and often seen as a "RiverClan cat with a ShadowClan heart." He has a firm rule, but not an iron fist, and holds up the idea of general, unbiased fairness when it comes to intraclan politics.
FORBIDDEN ROMANCE A forbidden relationship insinuates that a Clan member's loyalties fall elsewhere, and Lavenderstar does not smile upon these occurrences. While he will find the offending warrior difficult to trust, he has a soft spot for kits, and if the mother of the litter is his warrior, he will allow her to stay. Similarly, if the mother is from a different Clan, he will allow her to seek refuge in ShadowClan, with the kits being raised as ShadowCLan members. The joining parent will have to undergo training and a close watch to be accepted as ShadowClan, though.
BORDERS & TRESPASSING Lavenderstar, just like the other Clans, expects the borders to be closely monitored and for trespassers to be dealt with. Hypocritically enough, Lavenderstar does not mind if his warriors cross into opposing Clan territories. Whether this be to chase prey that was found on ShadowClan ground, or to even snag prey that was close to the border on WindClan or RiverClan territory, Lavenderstar is horribly lax with such occurrences. He, of course, expects them to not do this if there is a high chance of being caught, but will defend them to an angry leader.
OUTSIDERS Lavenderstar tends not to be quick to even entertain the idea of outsiders joining ShadowClan. They come with too many risks, and the entire idea is too unpredictable for him to be okay with. The benefits of gaining a new warrior are generally outweighed by the overall risks and uncertainties involved. For a determined outsider, though, who shows that they truly are dedicated to the idea of joining ShadowClan, they will be permitted to join as an apprentice-rank, with extensive training and thorough monitoring. Lavenderstar tends to listen to his Clan in regards to these matters. If the majority doesn't trust an outsider, they will be removed.
INTERCLAN RELATIONS Lavenderstar is an expert at doign what is best for ShadowClan, and if that means forming an alliance with another Clan, then he will certainly take that route. ShadowClan's reputation is not high enough to make this a bad idea, and Lavenderstar doesn't care about appearing self-sufficient if the benefits are great. He would ally himself where he can to pit other Clans against each other where he can, and expects his warriors to embrace this flexibility. STARCLAN Lavenderstar is not a die-hard follower of StarClan, instead viewing them as a source of guidance rather than a strict law. He does not like the idea of someone else telling him what to think or do, and can be a little too quick to dismiss prophecies or warnings. In regards to the Dark Forest, he is even quicker to try and dismiss them, despite the growing proof that they are lurking with growing power. He is not fond of the other Clan's accusations that ShadowClan is in cahoots with such a group, and figures not believing is the best way to dispute these claims.
OVERALL Lavenderstar is young, and has a childish mindset at times, but he is clever and strategic with ShadowClan's best interests at heart. His relationship with his Clanmates is one of his top priorities, and he often sets out to forge strong bonds with them. He is generally a lax leader, and insulting other Clans is not a problem with him, though loyalty to ShadowClan is something he takes very seriously.
LEADERS ↳ Ebonystar ♀(Ebony); killed by badger ↳ Sheepstar ♀(Sheepnose); killed by Dark Forest warriors ↳ Cherrystar ♀(Cherrytuft); died of greencough ↳ current
DEPUTIES ↳ Sheepnose ♀; became leader ↳ Stonepool ♂; killed by ThunderClan warriors ↳ Cherrytuft ♀; became leader ↳ Buzzardfang ♂; killed by dogs ↳ current leader ↳ current MEDICINE CATS ↳ Tormentilbloom ⚩; died of old age ↳ Deerwhisper ♂; killed by ShadowClan warriors ↳ current
MEDICINE CAT APPRENTICES: ↳ Deerwhisper ♂; became sole medicine cat ↳ current
RiverClan Rumors Due to Scorchstar's outward appearance of being heartless and apathetic, it is perceived by the other Clans that RiverClan cats are cruel as opposed to lazy, There are also occasional suggestions that RiverClan is a monarchy or influenced by nepotism, as Scorchstar, Oakstar's son, became leader. This is disputed by the fact that Howlstar was leader in between the two's reigns.
Generally, RiverClanners are viewed as lazy, gluttonous cats.
ShadowClan Rumors Because of their territory and name, ShadowClan is believed to be the Clan that has most to do with the presence of the Dark Forest by other Clans. Whether it is that ShadowClan is made up of the Dark Forest themselves, or the high ranks are influenced by the Dark Forest and visit it each night, one way or another it is suggested that they are "in cahoots with" the Dark Forest.
Generally, ShadowClanners are viewed as heartless, cold cats.
ThunderClan Rumors The involvement of ThunderClan in other Clan's business has resulted in the Clan being labelled as nosy, with a hero-complex. Other Clans tend to reduce them down to being as "stupid as squirrels" because of how they tend to roam the trees. RiverClan and WindClan are fairly protective of their border with ThunderClan, seeing them as obnoxious warriors who don't know whose territory from whose.
Generally, ThunderClanners are viewed as nosy, selfish cats.
WindClan Rumors ShadowClan especially holds a distaste for WindClan, suggesting that they are pretentious snobs and "bad at sneaking around unfamiliar terrain," hinting that they are common trespassers. Often times called "dumb as rabbits" by other Clans, WindClan cats are known for their pride and easily hurt personalities. They themselves believe that they are the most connected to StarClan, as they are under an open sky. RiverClan tends to protest this, given that they live in similar, uncovered terrain.
Generally, WindClanners are viewed as weak, snobby cats.