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Post by StarClan on Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:05 am

Calling a clan meeting:
Leader: Let all cat old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the
(place. Ex: High Rock) for a clan meeting.

The Apprentice Ceremony: (Leader calls a clan meeting)
Leader: (name of warrior chosen to be mentor),you are now ready to take on an apprentice.You will mentor (new apprentice's name). (Mentor's name), you have shown yourself to be (virtue #1.Ex:loyal) and (virtue #2.Ex: always treats others with respect.). And now I ask you to pass down all you know to this apprentice.
Mentor and apprentice touch noses.

The Warrior Ceremony: (Leader calls a clan meeting)
Leader: I, (leader's name), call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He/She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code and I commend him/her to you as a warrior in his/her turn. (Apprentice's name), do you promise to uphold the warrior code and protect the clan, even at the cost of your life?
Warrior to-be: I do
Leader: Then by the powers of Starclan, I give you your warrior name. (Apprentice's name), from this moment on, you will be known as (apprentice's new warrior name). Starclan honors your (virtue #1) and (virtue #2), and we welcome you as a full warrior of (name of clan).
Leader puts his/her head on the newly-made warrior's shoulder and the new warrior licks the leader's shoulder respectfully.The rest of the clan chants the new warriors name

Medicine Cat Apprentice Ceremony: (Ceremony Held with Clan / Leader calls a clan meeting)
Medicine Cat: Cats of (name of clan), as you know, I will not be around forever. So it's time I took an apprentice.I have chosen a cat who has shown (virtue.Ex.great interest in following the path of a medicine cat).Your next medicine cat will be (apprentice's name). Leader: (Name of apprentice), do you accept the post of apprentice to (medicine cat's name)?
Apprentice: Yes, (leader's name).
Medicine Cat: Then at the half-moon, you must travel to the Moonpool to be accepted by Starclan before the other medicine cats. Leader: The good wishes of all (name of clan) will go with you.
Medicine cat and Apprentice touch noses

Medicine Cat Apprentice CeremonyFrownerAt Moonpool)
Medicine Cat: (Apprentice's name), is it your wish to enter the mysteries of Starclan as a medicine cat?
Medicine Cat apprentice: It is.
Medicine Cat: Then come forward.
*Apprentice pads forward*
Medicine Cat: Warriors of Starclan, I present you with this apprentice. He/She has chosen the path of a medicine cat. Grant her/him your wisdom and insight so that he/she may understand your ways and heal her/his clan in accordance with your will.
Both medicine cat and apprentice lays down before the Moonpool and dream.

Medicine Cat Ceremony: (At Moonstone)
Medicine Cat: I, (medicine cat's name), medicine cat of (name of clan), call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He/she has trained hard to understand the ways of a medicine cat, and with your help he/she will serve his/her clan for many moons to come. (medicine cat apprentice's name), do you promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry between clans and to protect all cats equally, even at the cost of your life?

Medicine cat to-be: I do. Medicine Cat: Then by the powers of Starclan, I give you your true name as a medicine cat. (Medicine cat apprentice's name), from the moment on, you will be known as (Medicine cat apprentice's new name). Starclan honors your (virtue #1) and (virtue #2), and we welcome you as a full medicine cat of (name of clan)
Medicine cat puts his/her head on the new medicine cat's head and the new medicine cat licks his/her mentor's shoulder respectfully. Other medicine cats chant the new medicine cat's name.

Appointing a New Deputy: (Leader calls a clan meeting. Always before the next moonhigh)
Leader: I say these words before Starclan, that the spirits of our warrior ancestors may hear and approve of my choice.The new deputy of (name of clan) is (warrior's name)!

Name Changing Ceremony: (Leader calls a clan meeting.)
Leader: Spirits of StarClan, you know every cat by name. I ask you now to take away the name from the cat you see before you, for it no longer stands for what she/he is. By my authority as Clan leader, and with the approval of our warrior ancestors, I give this cat a new name. From this moment she/he will be known as (New name) for (reason).
Leader puts her/his head on the newly name warriors shoulder. The newly-named warrior licks the leader's shoulder in respect.

Dying Apprentice Ceremony: (Leader calls a clan meeting.)
Leader: I ask my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He/She has learned the warrior code and has given up his/her life in service of his/her Clan. Let StarClan recieve him/her as a warrior. His/Her name will be __________, because _________. Let StarClan recieve him/her by the name of __________.


Elder Ceremony: (Leader calls a clan meeting.)
Leader: ___________, is it your wish to give up the name of warrior and go join the elders?
Warrior/Elder: It is.
Leader: Your Clan honors you and all the service you have given us. I call upon StarClan to give you many seasons of rest.

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