Herbs, Ceremonies, Terms, Poisons.
"I, star, leader of EmberClan, 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."
"____paw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your life?"
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. ____paw, from this moment you will be known as _______. StarClan honors your ____ and ____, and we welcome you as a full warrior of EmberClan.
"______", is it your wish to give up the name of a warrior and go to join the elders?"
"Your Clan honors you and all the service you have given to us. I call upon StarClan to give you many moons of rest."
"I say these words before StarClan, so that the spirits of our warrior ancestors may hear and approve of my choice. The new deputy of EmberClan is ________."
Name Changing Ceremony:
"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 he/she 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 on he/she will be known as _____, for ___________."
"____kit, you have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as _____paw. Your mentor will be ________. I hope ________ will pass down all he/she knows on to you."
The leader calls up the warrior he/she has chosen as a mentor.
"________, you are ready to take on an apprentice. You had received excellent training from ________, and you have shown yourself to be ______ and ______. You will be the mentor of _____paw, and I expect you to pass on all you know to her/him."
Medicine Cat Ceremony:
"I, ___, medicine cat of EmberClan, 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.
"___paw, do you promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry between Clan and Clan and to protect all cats equally, even at the cost of your life?"
"I do.""Then by the powers of StarClan I give you your true name as a medicine cat. ___paw, from this moment you will be known as _______. StarClan honors your _____ and _____, and we welcome you as a full medicine cat of EmberClan."
Crow-food: rotting food
Fox dung: an insult; stronger offense than mouse-brain
Fresh-kill: recently killed prey
Gathering: a meeting that the Clans hold in peace at every full moon
Greencough: severe chest infection, which can be fatal in elders and young kits
Greenleaf Twolegplace: a place where humans visit only in the summer (a campsite, resort, etc.)
Halfbridge: a dock
Horseplace: fields and stables near the lake where half-tamed cats live
Housefolk: a house cat’s word for its humans
Kittypet: a house cat
Loner: cat that lives peacefully on its own in one place but doesn’t defend its territory
Monster: usually refers to human machines such as cars and bulldozers
Moonhigh: the time of night when the moon is at its highest—often midnight
Mouse-brained: not very smart
Mouse dung: an insult; stronger than mouse-brain, but less offensive than fox dung
Nofurs: another word for humans
One moon: one month (half-moon = two weeks, quarter-moon = one week)
Rogue: a potentially hostile cat who lives outside the Clans and never spends too long in one place
Sharing tongues: term used to describe cats grooming each other
Silverpelt: the Milky Way
Thunderpath: a road
Twoleg nest: a human house
Twolegplace: a human town
Twolegs: the Clans’ word for humans
Upwalkers: another word for humans
Whitecough: mild chest infection
This is the bark of the alder tree and can be collected during new-leaf when all the bark falls off. Can be used to cure toothache.
The distinguishing feature of the leaf is the serrated edges. They are used to make leaf wraps to carry other herbs.
These are leaves of prickly blackberry bushes and can be chewed into a pulp to ease swelling. Is very good for bee stings.
To be chewed and eaten. The plant can be distinguished by it's small pink or blue star shaped flowers and hairy leaves. Great for nursing queens as it helps to increase their milk supply. It also can bring down fever.
A tall stemmed, sharp smelling thistle with dark leaves. A medicine cat must dig up the roots, wash off the dirt and chew them into a pulp which can be applied to rat bites. It cures infection from rat bites.
Has oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Stems are fairly tall, with large clusters of small flower buds on top. It is a traveling herb and can give a cat strength and stop minor bleeding.
A plant with fuzzy green balls on long stems. The burrs are put on the pelt where poultices are and stops poultices from being rubbed off without hurting the skin
CATMINT (also known as catnip):
A delicious smelling, leafy plant that's hard to find in the wild. It is often found in twoleg gardens and is the best remedy for green-cough.
A yellow flower with four petals. The juice of the leaves can be used to strengthen weak eyes
A sweet-smelling plant with large spreading fern like leaves and small white flowers. The juice of the leaves can be used for infected wounds and the roots can be eaten to cure bellyaches.
Leaves and flowers may be consumed to sooth a cat and add to their physical strength.
Tall-stemmed plant with fat, almond-shaped leaves. Can be used to treat green cough though catmint is preferred.
A smooth brown nut with a hard outside shell. A type of hazelnut. This can be made into ointment which a cat eats.
Spider webs can be found all over the forest but be careful not to bring along the spider when you take the web. Usually wrapped around an injury to soak up the blood and keep the wound clean. It can also stop bleeding.
A flowering plant that looks a bit like a dandelion with white or yellow flowers. The leaves can be chewed into a pulp which is eaten to help coughing or shortness of breath.
Identifiable it's large leaves and small bell shaped flowers that can be pink, white or purple. The fat black roots of the plant can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones or to soothe wounds.
Thick, dark green, oval shaped leaves. Can be chewed into a paste to sooth aching joints and is also sometimes a travelling herb.
Common yellow-flowered plant with long, hollow stems. The white liquid from the stems is applied to bee stings. Its leaves can also be chewed to act like a painkiller.
A plant that looks a bit like sorrel.The leaves can be chewed up and applied to scratches to soothe them.
DRIED OAK LEAF:
Collected in Autumn and stored in a cool and dry place. Stops infections.
Thin, spiky leaved plant. Stalks are broken and juice is squeezed into the receiver's mouth to help relive aching joints, especially hip pain.
A small bush with flowers like daisies. The leaves can be eaten to cool down body temperature and is especially good for cats with fevers.
A rarely used herb. The roots have a strong sharp taste and scent and can be made into a poultice and applied to infected wounds. It is especially good for rat bites.
A tall plant with bright yellow flowers. A poultice of this is fantastic for healing wounds
Nectar found in bell-shaped heather flowers. Best grown in shady area. It is used in herbal mixtures to help sweeten the bitter herbs and to make swallowing the herbs easier.
A sweet, golden liquid created by bees, fairly difficult to collect without being stung. Used to sooth the throat. Particularly good for smoke inhalation.
A tall plant with bristly stems that grows in marshy areas. The leaves can be used to treat infected wounds and it is usually applied as a poultice.
Purple-blue berries from the dark green, spiky-leaved juniper bush. Berries ease the stomach and can serve as a counter poison. Leaves are used to ease coughs and other respiratory problems.
A small, purple, flowering plant. Cures fever and chills. Also a herb used to hide the scent of death.
Leaves and flowers should be consumed to relieve chills.
Leaves and Petals can be chewed and placed on wounds to prevent infection.
Hides the scent of death and is used at the burial of a cat. It can also be used to calm and soothe cats.
This is used for nesting and also can be used to hold liquids like water or mouse bile
Bile from the liver of the common mouse may be harvested and used to kill stubborn fleas and ticks.
A long-stemmed plant with ragged-edged crinkly leaves, sharp scent, tastes cold and fresh, tastes the same fresh or dried. It is used to stop a queen from producing milk if her kits die, don't need milk anymore, or are producing too much milk. Also used to cure bellyache.
Seeds can be consumed to remove pain and aid is sleep.
The scent of the petals can calm a cat
Tall shrub with yellow flowers, tastes foul to cats. It is crushed and eaten and mixed with juniper berries, it can help aching joints and keeps a cat's strength up
Ragged-leaved plant resembling a fern. Thought to give cats extra energy and strength.
Soft to the touch but with jagged edges. In the forest, it grew near the catmint. It could be a painkiller, or help stop bleeding during kitting. Could possibly ease pain.
Tall with needle-like leaves and purple flowers. Put on the pelt of a dead cat to prepare for burial. Hides the scent of death.
It has long narrow leaves and lavender-colored head stalks. Helps hold and bind a broken limb in place, such as casts for Twolegs
The best remedy for poison, especially snake bites. Applied as a poultice onto the wound.
Similar to dock, sorrel is used as a traveling herb and can be found near the twoleg nests. It is eaten to provide strength and energy.
Leaves may be chewed to relive joint aches. Flowers should be consumed to remove coughs. Pregnant Queens should NEVER be given Tansy, for it causes miscarriages.
Should be consumed to calm the anxious cat, or to aid in bringing restful sleep.
Used to help cure bellyaches.
Due to its strong smell, it is good for hiding the scent of a certain Clan, and disguising cats on raids. If you roll in it it will help prevent infection in rat bites.
Water from beneath the bark of the flowering willow may be dripped into the eyes to help clear blurriness of vision. It may also be applied to dry patches of skin to sooth itches.
Small amounts of Willow Bark may be consumed to ease pain, act against inflammation, and to ease diarrhea or fevers.
Easily identifiable by its bright red berries. Treats wounds and some poisons
Entire plant should be consumed to induce vomiting.
Entire plant should be chewed and applied to wounds to relive pain and prevent infection.
Scarlett red berries from the dark-leaved yew bush.Sometimes used to kill other cats by making them eat the berry. Kills a cat within minutes when consumed. (known to twolegs as yew berries)
Tiny, black seeds from the bell-shaped flower of the foxglove plant. They can easily cause paralysis and heart failure. They are often mistaken for poppy seeds because they look extremely similar. They are known to be a dangerous herb.
Plant with spiny leaves that produces red berries with no medicinal value. Holly berries, while not as dangerous as deathberries, are still a danger to kits.
Tubular flower with radiating petals. Berries are black as the night. Both berries and plant can kill. Used to kill a cat who cannot be saved.
Green or white flowers with petals in umbrella-shaped clusters. Causes writhing and foaming at the mouth.