Shadestrike of ShadowClan (Deputy) Dec 14, 2013 10:57:54 GMT -5
Post by Blaze on Dec 14, 2013 10:57:54 GMT -5
Gender: Male / Tom
Age: 23 moons
Appearance: Shadestrike is the typical Shadowclan warrior. He is muscled and an average thickness, giving him a threatening and bulky appearance and also a larger weight mass. His strength is mainly found in his legs, giving him a powerful kick, run and climbing ability which helps him with fighting and chasing prey. His average frame nor his weight helps well with sneaking up on prey, resulting usually in making noise, but it does allow him to chase his prey down if they start running. He is not light footed and usually is out on guard duty because of this attribute. He is usually feared in battle because of his dark and menacing appearance. His pelt, as hinted in his name, is a jet black colour, ice white spots dotting his paws and around his muzzle. His fur is thick and fluffy, allowing him to conserve heat in the winter and be able to hunt for longer periods of time without getting cold. Although those things may be good, it also makes it very difficult for him to swim and is a main reason why he dislike's water. His pelt allows him to be camouflaged at night but is unhelpful during the winter. His ears are nicked slightly from battle and usually stay perked upright and alerted. They are also a black colour with white tips. Underneath those features are a set of two eyes that are a vibrant greenish-amber colour, resembling leaves in the beginning of fall, and a dappled nose with a peachy pink colour and a dark brown the blends with his fur. A fraction of a smile is usually placed faintly beneath his nose, a shadow of his past that may forever remain. A frown usually accompanies his face instead of a devilish grin.
Personality: Shadestrike is a playful tom that cares for his clanmates and takes pride in his clan. When he was a kit we was the average type of kit. Always wanting to be the best and most feared. He works hard for his clan and his loyalties always came first for him. He tends to bottle up his anger quite well and marches on throughout his day, allowing nothing to bother him. Occasionally he will let the bottle pop and unleash his untamed fury on whoever dares to rub him the wrong way. He isn't very proud of his temper when it comes down to it and he works fluently to help tame it. His humour is what he most values and others usually find him attractive and cunning. His playful personality helps him to make lots of friends and acquaintances. He is well known amongst most cats because of his loyalties and bravery in battle and amongst his clan. He is soft on the inside, and hard-working on the outside.He isn't much of an explorer, but when it comes to things that remind him of his past, he usually hides the pain. In his most recent years of life, he experienced something tragic to him and tends to hide his pain behind a smile. As often as he can he usually spends a lot of time outside camp because he can escape everything that lays inside.
History: When Shadestrike was a kit, he only had two family members that he knew of. A little sister named Storm and a brother named Panther. He wasn't born into a clan, but found by a Shadowclan she-cat when being chased by a fox. Panther got split and lost from him and his sister. He was at first angry at his parents for leaving him and his sister alone to fend for themselves and he could tell that the Shadowclan cats were shocked by the amount of anger in just one tiny kit. As he and Storm grew up, he didn't know much about his family, except that his mother had died due to rats. His real family. A kind she-cat named Kinkflower raised him who had been in the nursery with two of her own kits. Shadekit didn't know what to make of it all. Him and Storm usually kept to themselves at first, training and trying to imitate the other kits as much as they could. They often got bullied by the other kit's but stayed away and ignored them. (This is were he get's his ability to bottle up his anger so well). Only one she-cat was their friend. A sweet little kit named Winterkit that Shadekit soon fell in love with. Over top of all the anger and frustration he finally found a release point. Him and Storm became apprentices and trained as best they could. Shadepaw wanted to protect Winterpaw and Stormpaw and he wanted to show the other kits that he was the best of them all. He often spent time out of camp with Winterpaw. During his training months, leafbare soon came into place. He had been told before about whitecough and greencough but passed it off as a joke between kits. Some stupid nursery tale. His sister Stormpaw quickly caught hold of the sickness and had to stay inside the nursery for the rest of the leafbare. When he had been made a warrior, Stormpaw was still in the nursery, on the brink of death. Still Shadestrike stood by her side, along with Winterpeak. They did everything they could, but Stormpaw was too weak. They sat vigil for her that night. Shadestrike was angry. Furious at his parents for leaving them alone and bringing them to this place where Stormpaw had died. He trained and trained. He spent more time with Winterpeak and soon after she was carrying his kits. He allowed his happiness to overtake his sadness.
Then Riverclan came. Riverclan attacked their camp, tearing it apart and swiping at any cat they could. He stood his ground in front of the nursery, protecting Winterpeak and his kits at all costs. Once Shadowclan had won the battle, they had to fix damage. A few sunrises after the battle, a senior warrior approached him. A tom named Pepperleap. He mentioned something about his father and mother. He and Ebonystar had been watching them for some times before he had been born. He also mentioned his other brother Panther that lived in another clan and from that Shadestrike left in search of his brother. He knew that Panther had been taken to Thunderclan, having it been the direction he must have ran, and set off for it. He traversed through many obstacles, some being twoleg dens, thunder paths, badgers and dog's. When entering Thunderclan territory he met up with a patrol and he noticed his brother Panther. Excited he approached them, but Panther was territorial. His brother didn't remember him. Panther drove Shadestrike off Thunderclan territory, spewing lies like he was planning an attack. Shadestrike returned home. A few sunrises later, Shadestrike was on guard duty and he noticed a suspicious twitch in the foliage. He went to examine it and realized there was Thunderclan scent. Just after realizing it, a Thunderclan cat jumped out. He fought back and called for help. Amongst the fray of cats fighting, he looked over at the leaders den to see a cats sneaking its way in. Ebonystar was a frail leader and certainly couldn't outfight a bulky tom like that. Shadestrike chased after him, dipping into the den. The tom had Ebonystar cornered and Shadestrike was quick to realize his brother Panther, pinning his leader against the wall. Ebonystar noticed him and was also quick to understand his pain. His leader or his brother? He had to make the decision quick before Ebonystar was gone. Loyalties overpowered friendship. Darting forward, he tore Panther off of Ebonystar. Panther speedily fought back though and Shadestrike was surprised. He finally had him pinned and hissed at him to never come back. In gratitude, Ebonystar appointed him deputy for his loyalties towards his leader.
Other: Possibly going to put Winterpeak's kits (When they are born) up for adoption? Possibly! And I may post on the high position thread for the Shadowclan deputy. :3