Cats of the Tribe of Mangrove Swamps are much smaller than Clan cats and cats of the Tribe of Evergreen Canyons. For a visual comparison, they're just a little bit larger than the average kittypet. They are extremely stealthy, primarily depending on their hearing skills and night vision and are accustomed to the heavy darkness in the territory. They use these skills to hunt their prey. They have thick, slick fur and find comfort in swimming in the muddy water to get from place to place. These cats are usually black or brown.
The climate here is hot and humid. The entire territory is a large swamp set near the sun-drown place and covered in mangrove trees. The water here that's closest to the sun-drown place is salty.
Camp: A huge mangrove tree surrounded by clear water.
Black Water: It's a dense, tree-packed part of the territory closest to the sun-drown place. The darkest place at night. The water here is salty
and looks black even in the daytime.
River: A salty, gentle river flowing into the sun-drown place and in the outskirts of the Tribe's territory.
Prey: Fish, pelicans, storks, flamingo chicks, spoonbills, frogs, and rats.
Other Animals in the Tribe of Mangrove Swamps
Giant creatures with thick black fur and a pointed snout. They live alone unless they're with their kits. Eats mostly plants, sometimes other animals, but rarely cats.
Egrets & Herons
Majestic birds with very long legs. Catches prey by stabbing them by their sharp beaks. They don't bother cats unless they are desperate for food (They will prey on kits.), or feel threatened by them.Water BuffaloHuge, four-hooved animals with short, dark fur.Usually not a threat to cats if left alone.
Root Tunnel A tunnel submerged with water and formed by the roots of two small mangrove trees leading to the camp. Young cats must swim through the tunnel because their paws can't touch the swamp bottom.
The mangrove's thick roots serve as den walls. They are so sturdy that they could be considered "cave walls". All dens are also connected by narrow tunnels formed by these roots. Nests are often lined with feathers and moss.
Mudteller's Den The Cave of Sodden Mud. It has a murky pool in the back. The patterns of the mud in the water is used to interpret omens from the Tribe of Endless Hunting.
Prey-Hunter's Den Beneath kit-mother's den. (Someone confirm to me that this is what Tribe cats call their "nursery" in the books. Thanks.)
Cave-Guard's Den Right next to the root tunnel.
Kit-Mother's Den Beside The Cave of Sodden Mud.
To-Bes Den A small den between the cave-guard's den and the prey-hunter's den.
Elder's Den Near the kit-mother's den.
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| Cat Name (Shortened Name) | Rank | Screen Name |Put your cat's appearance, personality, and anything else you want others to know about your cat. If your cat is a to-be, tell whether he or she is training to be a prey-hunter or a cave guard. Thanks. Other: Put anything else you want to say here.
Note: Please make your cat name appropriate for this Tribe. Do not make your cat unrealistic. (examples of not being realistic: pink eye color, green fur...)
| Song Of The Startled Ibis (Song) | Mudteller | ListenToTheStars |
A peaceful, dark brown tom with yellow eyes. Welcomes all intruders. That doesn't mean that he's helpless in a fight.
| Whisper From Darkened Grove (Whisper) | Prey-Hunter | Rosetail_73753 |Whisper is a lithe she-cat with dusty black fur. The tips of her ears, tail and her paws are a lighter shade of gray; and her eyes are a dark blue green. Whisper is soft spoken and kind. She is very social and loves to be around other she-cats, however she is very shy when it comes to any Tom. She is built for stealth and can move around very quietly, however when it comes to strength she is lacking.
| Flight of Restless Bird (Flight) | Prey-Hunter | Rosetail_73753 |Flight is the runt of her litter with a small wiry frame. She has brown tabby fur and dark green eyes. She is a flighty, energetic she-cat who loves to talk to anyone who is willing, or not willing, to listen.Other: She is Whisper and Shade's sister.
| Moss On The Mangrove Roots (Moss) | Prey-Hunter | ListenToTheStars |Moss is a small, dark brown tabby she-cat with a fluffy tail and dark green eyes. She's a patient cat and loves the water. She doesn't have much fighting skills at all.
| Shade from Tall Oak (Shade) | Cave-Guard | Rosetail_73753 |Shade is a dark brown tabby Tom with hazel eyes. He is heavy set and built for brute force. He is quiet and works hard with a no nonsense attitude towards life. He has few friends and rarely socialized but he is very protective of his two sisters.Other: He is Whisper and Flight's brother.
| Lunamoth That Flies at Night (Luna) | To-Be (Prey-Hunter) | ~~Stormycreek~~|
Although these cats are small, Luna is smaller than that with light gray fur and green eyes. She has a scar on her hind left leg from where she wondered out of camp as a kit to explore, but a bear attacked her, gravely injuring her leg. She had to wait an extra two moons to become a to-be. Even now it is not fully healed and still ails her at times. She is defensive over her leg and tries to be optimistic over everything but its hard at times when she can't move like everyone else.
Kit-Mothers & Kits
no cats so far...
none so far...
Mentors -> To-Bes
Whisper - Luna
none so far...
Cats Outside the Tribe
| Eevee (Snow that Falls Gently[Snow]) | Rogue | Tangleheart Seeker | Eevee has a pelt of many colors. The main color is white with midnight black, tree bark brown, and tiger-lily orange little oddly shaped spots. The length of her fur is short. Her eyes are of multiple colors. The center starts out with a sky blue and continues out through a leafy green to the final outer ring of pine green. She is 8 moons. Eevee has a rather quiet adventurous spirit. She does not talk much because her confidence level is not very high so she thinks people will think her ideas are stupid. But she will open up if you gain her trust. Eevee ran away from her old home because she was of the lowest ranking and picked on. One day when she was younger some older cats targeted her and tore all her front claws out, so she has no front claws. After escaping it has been hard for her to hunt so she has gotten really skinny and has been eating whatever she can find.
Cats of the Tribe Of Endless Hunting
Tribe of Evergreen Canyons
The Tribe of Evergreen Canyons borders this Tribe. Both Tribes have worked together to defeat a common enemy or have helped each other time and time again in recent Tribe history. These Tribes originated from a common ancestor.
Next half-moon: in several days
The plot summary so far...(read at your own risk)
A hunting patrol in late newleaf heard a mysterious, low, rumbling noise in the depths of their territory. A patrol was sent to investigate. All cats not on the patrol were expected to stay in camp due to the possible unknown dangers of the noise. Flight wanted to go on the patrol, but never got to because her littermates cared for her safety. She left the camp and tagged behind the patrol undetected. Splash followed her in pursuit- he was responsible for guarding the camp while the patrol was investigating. Lily followed and convinced him to leave Flight and guard the rest of the camp. Meanwhile, the patrol met a rogue named Eevee. Despite hostility from Shade and Leaf, Mudteller decided to let Eevee come along because it was dangerous for her to be alone. After crossing a river, the patrol discovered that a rare brown bear was in their territory hunting a herd of water buffalo. The stampedes created the rumbling noise the hunting patrol had heard, and the low noises were the water buffalos' panicked moos...
Flight had ran back to camp, bringing news that Mudteller invited an outsider. A heated debate followed between Flight and Lily. Whisper and Moss try to comfort Lily's hurt feelings the best they could. They left her alone when she went hunting. A short while later, Luna and Lily hunt together and start to play...
Mudteller brought his cats and the newcomer back to camp. Splash gave away nothing of what happened in camp. Many cats expressed their hostility to Eevee in the territory, much less than at the camp. Mudteller tried to make Eevee feel welcomed, but couldn't convince all of his Tribemates. The cats discussed the bear, and Mudteller decided to send a larger patrol to find out about its whereabouts in the territory. Eevee slipped away from the camp unnoticed. Moss happened to bump into Eevee.
Tail Signals (from Battles of the Clans, tweaked by me)Tail Held Erect: "Stop."Tail Rippling: "Move forward with care."Tail Held Erect and Sweeping Slowly From Side To Side: "Spread out."Tail Flattened: "Get down."Tail Bobbing: “Enemy sighted."Tail Hooked: "Danger."Tail Pointed Sharply: "Go that way."Tail Held Erect and Waving From Side To Side: "Stay behind me."Tail Kinked Over Back: "Follow me."
Tribe of Mangrove Swamps Battle Tactics (from Secrets of the Clans and Battles of the Clans, tweaked by me)
1. Move quietly and communicate with signals.
2. Use tracking abilities.
3. Lie low to the ground.
4. Feigned retreat and ambush.
5. Keep to the shadows whenever possible.
Tribe of Mangrove Swamps Fighting Techniques (from Secrets of the Clans and Battles of the Clans, tweaked by me)
Belly Rake A fight-stopper. Slice with unsheathed claws across soft flesh of opponent's belly.
Leap-and-Hold Ideal for a small cat facing a large opponent. Spring onto opponent's back and grip with unsheathed claws. Now you are beyond range of your opponent's paws and in position to inflict severe body wounds. Watch for the drop-and-roll countermove, and try to jump free before you get squashed.Play Dead Effective in a tight situation. Stop struggling and go limp. When your opponent relaxes his or her grip, thinking you're defeated, push yourself up explosively. This will throw off an unwary opponent and put you in an attacking position.Partner Fighting Cats who have trained and fought together will often instinctively fall into a paired defensive position, each protecting the other's back while fending off an opponent on either side. Slashing, clawing, and leaping together, battle pairs can be a whirlwind of danger to attackers.
Trick Splash Using noise of water slashed at a distance to create a decoy, leaving opportunity for a surprise attack.
Tribe of Mangrove Swamps Herbs (some writing from Secrets of the Clans)
Horsetail A tall plant with bristly stems that grows in marshy areas. The leaves can be used to treat infected wounds. Usually chewed up and applied as a poultice.
Cobweb Spiderwebs can be found all over the swamp; be careful not to bring along the spider when you take the web! Medicine cats wrap it around an injury to soak up the blood and keep the wound clean. Stops bleeding.Stilt Mangrove This mangrove's leaves and bark can be used to cure fever and nausea.
Duckweed Found just about everywhere in the swamp water. Treats infection. Dried duckweed has a distinct smell that can repel mosquitoes and work like the mouse bile medicine cats from the Clans use.
Reed Its roots can treat headaches and lessen milk in kit-mothers. The stems are used to hold broken bones in place.
Watermint A leafy green plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and then fed to a cat suffering bellyache.Honey A sweet, golden liquid created by bees. Difficult to collect without getting stung, but great for soothing infections.
Black Mangrove A tall shrubby plant. It's leaves cure wounds and lessen swelling. The flowers cure chest congestion.
Chervil A sweet-smelling plant with large, spreading fernlike leaves and small white flowers. The juice of the leaves can be used for infected wounds, and chewing the roots helps with bellyache.Comfrey Identifiable by its large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers , which can be pink, white, or purple. The fat black roots of this plant can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones or soothe wounds.Wild Garlic Rolling in a patch of garlic can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites. A rare herb.
Milkweed Can be described as a big ball of tightly clustered flowers that are fatally poisonous to all cats and is NOT a medicine. BEWARE!
May the Tribe of Endless Hunting watch over you...
Leaf that sways gently (Leaf) | Prey-Hunter | nova_the_flame |
Leaf is a small brown tabby she-cat with bright green eyes. Her tail is long, and has a slight poof on the end. She is generally happy-go-lucky and cheerful, but sobers up when something important is in the line.
Splash of startled fish (Splash) | to-be | nova_the_flame |
Splash is a light brownish-gray mottled tom with amber eyes. He has six toes on his front left paw, a trait that he is embarrassed about. He is shy and introverted, almost never opening up to anyone.
Other: Use  or () when not rping
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[Hi, nova_the_flame! Thanks for joining! Can you put in what Splash wants to be in the joining form? (prey-hunter or cave guard) Thanks again!]
| Night Of The No Moon (Night) | Cave-Gaurd | RoseCrystal |
Night is a black tom with absolutely no other colors on his entire body. He has deep, calming amber brown eyes. Night is steady and loyal. He works hard, but is normally very quiet and soft spoken.
| Lily That Floats On Water (Lily) | To-Be | RoseCrystal |
Lily is a cheerful, talkative reddish brown she cat. She is very small in stature and has a long fluffy tail. She has leaf green eyes with gold flecks. Lily is very sweet and overly nice to basically everyone. Lily has long sharp claws and wants to be a prey-hunter.
[Thanks for joining! You are added. Leaf That Sways Gently will be Lily's mentor. Is that okay?]
[Yup, sounds good. I was thinking Lily could have a crush on Splash.]
[ Sure! We'll see if nova_the_flame agrees.]
[Yeah they're polar opposites it would be so cute]
[Can I call you star?]
[Sure! Yeah, my name's pretty long.
Should I just call you RoseCrystal?
I think we'll officially start to rp later. I'm going to see if there are others who want to join.
I'm working on the second Tribe! It might be done in the next few days.]
[You can call me Rose or Crys [pronounced Cris]]
Alright, so I'm going to be off for a while. Joiners, expect your characters to be added to the members list by the end of today. Happy Holidays, and bye Rose. See ya later!]
Night yawned and clambered out of his nest, stretching in the morning sun. He looked around, swinging his head from left to right to scan the camp.
Lily was prancing around the prey, sniffing and nudging all the pieces, deciding which one she wanted to eat for breakfast before her training.
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” -Dr. Seuss
Hi Rosetail C:
(I think you cna post but you might want to wait till you're accepted to RP)
[Hello, Rosetail_73753! Thanks for joining! Go ahead and roleplay!
You can call me Listen or Star. I don't really mind which one you call me. Can I call you Rosetail?
Thanks, Crys for covering me!]
Mudteller opened his eyes to the dim morning sun. He stretched and his mouth gaped in a yawn.
[No problem c: Anyone want to roleplay?]
[Sure! I will.]
Mudteller padded out of his den greeted Lily, Night, and Whisper with a friendly nod.
Lily smiled at the Mudteller before stretching once more. She hummed softly, wondering where her mentor was.
Night padded over to Mudteller, "Should I arrange a hunting party?" He asked in a low, steady voice.
[Okay, see ya later, Rosetail!]
"Yes please." Mudteller mewed to Night. "Do you mind if I tag along to collect some herbs?"
"I don't mind a bit," he said. "Lily, come on, we're going hunting!" Night trotted out of the camp, sniffing the air for prey.
Mudteller followed them out of camp. The water squelched beneath his pad as he went through the root tunnel. He raised his head to sniff for herbs.
Sory I haven't been here. Splash wants to be a cave-guard))
[If it's okay, Crys and nova-(Can I call you that?) Night will be Splash's mentor.
Mudteller scented horsetail up ahead.
Nova is fine)
Leaf sat near the edge of the camp,her tail wrapped neatly around her paws. Her bright green eyes surveyed her clanmates.
Splash anxiously hovered behind Night. He scraped his paws against the ground, making a small scratching noise.
Mudteller swam through the mangrove forest with two neat, short stalks of horsetail clamped in his jaws.
Night motioned to Splash, "While we're on a hunting patrol like this, you need to make sure you're protecting the prey-hunters or herb-gatherers." He scented the air around Mudteller, making sure to spot anything unusual. "You can also hunt if the coast is clear."
Lily breathed in deep, she was a fox length ahead of Night and stopped suddenly. Her tail bobbed slightly as she crouched down, slinking forward, towards the large pigeon pecking on the ground. She leapt quickly and killed it with one bite to the neck.
Mudteller swam back to his Tribemates and reached the bank. "Good catch!" He mewed to Lily.
Mudteller pricked his ears. A low rumbling sound echoed in the swamp.
[The Tribe of Evergreen Canyons is open! I put it under "Links".]
Splash nodded and began to follow him. When he heard the rumbling, a eve out a tiny squeak.
Leaf looked around, a slightly confused expression on her face "What in the stars was that?" She asked
"I'm not sure." Mudteller mewed as the noise grew louder. "But it doesn't sound good. I think we should go back to camp."