CLANS OF THE INSECT:

(insect themed)

 

Hornetclan

Beeclan

Antclan

Mothclan

 

 

Hornetclan 

 

LEADER

HORNETSTAR—a short haired, apricot mackerel tabby tom, with copper eyes.


DEPUTY

SOOTCLOUD—a long haired, black ticked tabby tom, with amber eyes.


MEDICINE CAT

MISTLETOELEAF—a short haired, white tom, with gold eyes.


WARRIORS

SAGESTORM—a blue she-cat, with short fur, and yellow eyes.
LIONPELT—a cream ticked "pseudo-tabby" tom, with short fur, and amber eyes.
GOLDENTAIL—a long haired, cream mackerel tabby tom, with hazel eyes.
SLUGEAR—a short haired, black classic tabby she-cat, with green eyes.
YELLOWCLOUD—a red classic "pseudo-tabby" tom, with short fur, and amber eyes.
ROOKTHROAT—a black she-cat, with short fur, and green eyes.

OWLBERRY—a long haired, light brown tabby tom, with amber eyes.


APPRENTICES

NIGHTPAW—a short haired, black tom, with yellow eyes.
CORMORANTPAW—a long haired, black trans she-cat, with amber eyes.


QUEENS

PLUMTHROAT—a short haired, red mackerel tabby she-cat, with hazel eyes.


ELDERS

LABURNUMFANG—a cream classic tabby tom, with curly fur, and green eyes.
CYPRESSBERRY—a short haired, red mackerel "pseudo-tabby" she-cat, with copper eyes.

 

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matching colours = mates 

 

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CAMP

 

Small, and nearest to the beach than the 4 insect clans. They have a wide range of small trees, like birch, but sometimes (although rarely) find oaks. They have the nursery and elders den high in the branches of the single oak tree they have, while the medicine cat is found hidden under a large rock near the oak. The rock entrance faces away from the beach, in case of flooding. 

 

The warriors den isn't really a den- warriors just sleep on the many intertwined birch trees. Each warrior has a special tree which they mark with their scent. Mates will often plant a tree together as a sign of their love. 

 

The apprentice den is the closest to the beach, thanks to the driftwood that warriors often leave there. The den is securely in the ground, but is able to be moved safely and quickly by the apprentices in case of invasion or flooding. They often carry sand from the beach into the den to make sand nests. 

 

The deputy's den is under the ground, similar to that of the med cat's, but is near the border of the camp. This den has multiple entrances, but only one is the true entrance.  It also has tunnels connecting it to 'spotting' trees- trees with scarred bark that is easy to climb down from, letting the deputy guard without leaving the territory. 

 

The leaders den is under the oak, between the roots. It is easy to access by disabled cats, as the slope is not steep nor with any jutting rocks. Roots hang overhead, and give the leader a lifeline if the den does somehow flood. 

 

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RELATIONS WITH OTHER CLANS

 

A road runs through the border between Hornetclan and Antclan (north of them), so the two are often friendly to each other at gatherings. There is also a thick treeline between the two, so any interactions are by Hornetclan tree-hoppers (patrols) meeting the many Antclan med cats.

Antclan often lends herbs to Hornetclan, while Hornetclan will often give Antclan stolen honey from Beeclan. It isn't strange to see Antclan members becoming mates with Hornetclan members and vice versa.

 

Hornetclan has a strained relationship with Beeclan (west of them), as they often must steal honey from Beeclan. Honey is sacred to Beeclan, and Hornetclan stealing it is not welcome in any regards. Beeclan however, is very peaceful, so the two do not war very often. Any battles that do happen are often short lived. 

 

Hornetclan does not interact with Mothclan (east to Antclan), but to Hornetclan cats they seem distant and almost eerie, although Hornetclan cats would easily beat them. Any interactions between the two are short and brief. 

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VIEWS ABOUT DISABLED CATS

 

Hornetclan warriors give gifts to kits who are born disabled, often to help them build their own 'trunk-den' (a nest placed under the branches of a birch they choose- this birch is now their birch, and even after their death it is remembered as such. This birch is decorated however they see fit).

 

Deaf cats will learn sign language, as will the cats around them. This ensures that any apprentice given to them will be able to interact with them, and that the warriors can relay important messages to them. 

 

Blind cats can still be warriors, as they are taught a special version of fighting known as 'branch-claws' - a form of fighting using the tree's vibrations to relay where allies are.

 

Blind/deaf cats are covered in the scent of seawater at birth so that other members of the clan may know that they have an immediate disability, although not shown. 

 

Paralyzed cats are uncommon, but are treated with the upmost respect. Hornetclan cats believe that cats who were paralyzed at birth fought the dark forest before being born, thus leaving them with unmovable limbs. 

 

 

 

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How do cats learn sign language? Do they make signs in the dirt? How do cats even know what sign language IS? Otherwise, really good!

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Antclan Allegiance

 

LEADER

SPIDERSTAR—a short haired, black she-cat, with green eyes.

 

DEPUTY

GOLDENWHISKER—a short haired, cream spotted tabby she-cat, with amber eyes.


MEDICINE CAT

EGRETTAIL—a short haired, white she-cat, with a chocolate and red spotted calico tail and ears, and green eyes.


WARRIORS

BLACKBRIAR—a black she-cat, with short fur, and yellow eyes.
GORSETAIL—a cream ticked tabby she-cat, with short fur, and yellow eyes.
STARLINGPELT—a short haired, black mackerel tabby tom, with copper eyes.
TANSYCLOUD—a short haired, white she-cat, with a black and red spotted calico tail and ears, and yellow eyes.
CYPRESSBRIAR—a red mackerel tabby she-cat, with long fur, and copper eyes.
SLUGSTONE—a short haired, black tom, with gold eyes.
SHADOWNOSE—a short haired, black she-cat, with green eyes.


APPRENTICES

RAINPAW—a blue and cream, spotted calico she-cat, with short fur, and yellow eyes.
FOXPAW—a long haired, chocolate and red, mackerel calico she-cat, with amber eyes.
MARIGOLDPAW—a cream spotted tabby tom, with long fur, and yellow eyes.
SOOTPAW—a short haired, black tom, with hazel eyes.
MALLOWPAW—a black and red, ticked calico she-cat, with short fur, and gold eyes.


QUEENS

SPIDERTHROAT—a short haired, black ticked tabby she-cat, with copper eyes.

ROWANSTREAM—a long haired, red mackerel "pseudo-tabby" she-cat, with yellow eyes.


ELDERS

CORMORANTPELT—a short haired, black spotted tabby tom, with amber eyes.
WILLOWPELT—a blue mackerel tabby she-cat, with short fur, and green eyes.
LIGHTSTREAM—a white tom, with short fur, and gold eyes.

 

 

 

Blackbriar is mates with Yellowcloud of HORNETCLAN. 

 

Mallowpaw is dating Nightpaw of HORNETCLAN. 

 

Rowanstream is mates with Lionpelt of HORNETCLAN. 

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oooh this is cool!

i have FanClan problems too don’t worry xd

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I really like the ideas for disabled cats, especially the one for blind cats!

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if you have 'chapter' ideas (like how ive done the 'CLAN' part) you can post them if you want 

 

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Hornetclan 

 

NAME SUFFIXES 

 

-star : leader 

-paw : apprentice 

-kit : kit 

 

-cloud represents a cat that is gentle in nature, patient and not easily perturbed by anything.

 

-leaf represents a medicine cat that is exceptional in the craft of healing.

 

-storm represents a cat with an unpredictable and dynamic nature. 

 

-pelt represents a cat who is good at everything, but not the 'best'; they are a jack of all trades. 

 

-tail/-wing represents an agile cat with a notable sense of balance.

 

-ear represents a cat with exceptional hearing. 

 

-throat represents a cat who is both an excellent storyteller and a good liar. 

 

 -fang represents a cat who may be reasonably good at hunting and fighting. 

 

-berry represents a cat who is good at calming other cats down. 

 

-sand represents a nurturing cat who is incredibly good at raising kittens. 

 

-sting represents any cat with a distinctively exceptional fighting ability and talent in combat.

 

 

 

yellow = originated in Hornetclan 

light orange = common in Hornetclan 

dark orange = Hornetclan only

 

 

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OTHER CULTURAL NOTES ON HORNETCLAN 

 

-It's not uncommon for cats to change suffixes if the clan feels like a different one suits them.

 

-Hornetclan is most active during dawn and the day, and is the least active during dusk and the night. This is because they believe the Mothclan Spirits they moved from the oak may come out at night, drawn out by the moon. 

         --Because of this, they do not hunt on full moons.

 

-Hornetclan have marriages and divorces; a marriage is when all mates share scents (as in they smell of each other) and a divorce is when the shortest of them cleans their scent of the other(s). 

 

-Apprentices play 'sting-tag', a game where one cat is 'the hornet' and the other cats are  'the bees'. If 'the hornet' catches a 'bee', the 'bee' becomes a 'hornet'. 

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Antclan 

 

CAMP

 

The largest, and most central of all the clans. They live on a plains, with the only forest being that near the borders- but the oddest thing about their camp is that it constantly looks deserted. The true dens are hidden under the ground, in a pre-existing network of caves.

 

The elders den is the smallest section, a cave hollow under the above-ground leaders den. The entrance is many days away, situated near the Mothclan border, hidden within the reeds native to the singers. Even then, the entrance has a trap in the form of a native ant colony - it is ridiculously hard to get through without the honey that Hornetclan provides them to sate the ants.  

 

Meanwhile, the nursery is the largest and most expansive; a large area with thick moss growing on every inch of the flooring. Warriors bring and weave reeds from the Mothclan border into the moss to create kitting mats, which are given as a sign of loyalty to the clan. It's not uncommon to find kits lost inside the den, which is why all cats are given a nursery day which in they take care of the kits. 

 

The warrior/deputy's den is the closest to the full entrance, with the prey pile situated only a few pawsteps under them. This den has small tunnels to and from the other entrances, however only shecats (cis and trans) are able to use these, are they were 'blessed' by Bolton, a kittypet shecat from their folklore. 

 

The apprentices and the med cat share a den, the one the deepest down. All apprentices must learn basic med cat abilities, so this is where they nest. This is also so any apprentice that is hurt (as they often are hurt more) is able to be healed. 

 

The leader's den is in the center of all these caves, but is small and sometimes cramped if more than the leader is there. All dens are connected somehow to this one, so the leader can hear what they say. 

 

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I am very curious about the sand suffix, why did you choose that one as a nurturing suffix? Is it because of some behaviour from Hornets? Or because of where the mothers make their dens?

-Hornets do often make nests in the sand, but I mostly based it off where Queens make their dens, and the fact their bellies are often pressed against the sandy floor when hunting. They don't use -belly, as Beeclan uses that and it would be seen as an act of war to 'steal' their (Beeclan's) council's denoter. 

 

Im not sure how long the seawater scent would last, and i doubt the cats would enjoy the taste while grooming, but perhaps disabled cats do have some form of scent or herb to distinguish them, as trans cats might.

-The seawater scent is more of a thing for the older cats, as the scent is stronger than the kit's natural scent, so the elders of the tribe can pick that up. However, they'll rub garlic into the tip of their tail too once they've outgrown kit hood.  

 

 I would love to hear more about their views of Starclan and the Dark Forest, and how that affects birth and death.

-Hornetclan sees Starclan as the dead cats of the clan, and that they shaped the land they stand on. Each grain of sand is a cat's breath that made the sea, and each star is the eye of a cat that couldn't physically contribute, so they instead made the sky. The Dark Forest was locked in the moon by the disabled cats, and to keep them in there they must ask for a kits help. This kit will be born paralysed, but with the purest soul in the clan- they can never be sent to the DF because only able bodied or neurotypical cats can go there if tempted by the moon. This is also why they fear Mothclan, who is fully nocturnal and often appears on full moons. 

 

How do they earn their names? What criteria is used to determine who gets what suffix?

-Names are chosen by the entire clan, but the leader has last say on suffixes. The prefix is chosen by both parents, and is often debated for a few days. Suffixes are also debated within a clan: say there's a cat who fits both the -sting suffix and the -berry suffix. One half wants -sting, the other half wants -berry. The cat themself would then choose what suffix they want. If the leader agrees, then it is so. 

 

I have one group of clans where cats (particularly apprentices) can earn the suffix -feather (after an eagle feather) if they survive a great battle or sacrifice for their clan, does Hornetclan have something similar?

-No, but such a cat would be revered in the clan. Their suffix might gain an entirely new meaning, or they could make a new suffix altogether (eg lilypaw survives a flood. In honour of the flood, they create the suffix -rush to denote a cat who is light on their feet and honours safety).

 

The note about Mothclan holds a nice little superstitious tinge to it, but does this affect how they see darker pelts in cats? 

-It depends how much of a dilute the cat is: dark pelts have nothing to be feared about, but a dilute calico might have some strange looks for being moon-touched. 

 

Do they still have a gathering on the Full Moon or insist on a more neutral time and place where Mothclan might not have as much power?

-Gatherings take place on a half-moon,  where Mothclan would have power, but less than what it could be on a full moon. The other clans find it strange that Hornetclan insists on never having a gathering on a full moon, but comply anyway. 

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Antclan 

 

RELATIONS WITH OTHER CLANS

 

Antclan often has an excess of herbs, of which they trade with Hornetclan for the honey they need. Because of this, it's common for cats to freely travel between the two clans, as well as take mates from each others clan. This creates an overall friendly allyship with Hornetclan.

 

Antclan heavily avoids Beeclan, seeing their roles as alien and clearly 'evil'. They do not try to interact with the clan, leaving them to become isolated in their ways. 

 

Antclan and Mothclan have a strange interaction, as the other clan's haunting melodies often reverb inside the caves of Antclan, meaning that they can often hear the rumours that pass from clan to clan. In essense, Mothclan is Antclan's radio. 

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