Ever find yourself in the middle of writing a story realizing you don't know what happens at the Highrock?
Ever wonder how to treat a cat when its sick?
Ever had these questions but never got them answered?
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~ Ceremonies ~
~ Herb List ~
~ Diseases ~
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Also tell us if there are any random American spellings. Thank you.8/19/2012 . Edited by Rainylurve, 4/22/2013 #1
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath (Leader's Spot) for a Clan meeting."
(When a warrior becomes a deputy and when the old deputy has retired/become leader.)
Leader: "Cats of (Blank)Clan. Listen, And I will appoint the new Deputy. I say these words before StarClan so our ancestors may hear my approve and choice." "(New deputy) will be the deputy of (Blank)Clan!"
The Clan chants the new deputy's name.
(If the former Deputy is dead.)
Leader: "It's time to name (Blank)Clan's new deputy. I say these words before the body of (former deputy), so that his/her spirit may hear and approve my choice." "(New deputy) will be the new deputy of (Blank)Clan."
The Clan chants the new deputy's name.
Medicine Cat Ceremony
Medicine Cat: I, (Medicine Cat), Medicine Cat of (Blank)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."
"(Blank)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?"
Medicine Cat Apprentice: "I do."
Medicine Cat: Then by the powers of StarClan I give you your true name as a Medicine Cat. (Blank)paw, from this moment you will be known as (Medicine Cat name). StarClan honors your (characteristic/trait) and your (characteristic/trait), and we welcome you as a full Medicine Cat of (Blank)Clan."
The current Medicine Cat steps forward and rests their muzzle on the new Medicine Cat's bowed head while the newly named Medicine Cat respectfully licks their mentor's shoulder. The other Cats chant the new Medicine Cat's name.
Leader: "I, (Blank)star of (Blank)Clan 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."
"(Blank)paw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?"
Apprentice: "I do."
Leader: "Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name: (Blank)paw, from this moment you will be known as (warrior name). StarClan honours your (characteristic/trait) and (characteristic/trait), and we welcome you as a full warrior of (Blank)Clan."
The leader steps forward and rests their muzzle on the new warrior's bowed head while the newly named warrior respectfully licks their leader's shoulder. The Clan chants the new warrior's name and the warrior will sit vigil silently until dawn.
Medicine Cat Apprentice Ceremony
Medicine Cat: "Cats of (Blank)Clan, it's time for me to take on an apprentice. Your next Medicine Cat will be (Blank)paw."
Leader: "(Blank)paw, do you accept the post of apprentice to (current Medicine Cat)?"
Medicine Cat Apprentice: "I do."
Leader: "Then at the half moon you must travel to Moonstone to be accepted by StarClan before the other medicine cats. The good wishes of all of (Blank)clan will go with you."
The Medicine Cat and new Medicine Cat Apprentice touch noses and the Clan chants the new Medicine Cat Apprentice's name. Later at the half moon they will travel to Highstones to complete the ceremony.
Leader: "We are gathered here to give a Clan kit their apprentice name."
"(Mentor), you are ready to take on an apprentice. You will be mentor to (Blank)paw. (Mentro), you have shown yourself to be a (characteristic/trait) and a (characteristic/trait) warrior. Do all that you can to pass on all you know down to (Blank)paw."
The mentor and apprentice touch noses while the Clan chants the new apprentice's name.
Leader: "(Cat) is it your wish to give up the name of a warrior a go to join the elders?"
Cat: "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."
Dying Apprentice to Warrior Ceremony
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 (warrior name) because (reasons). Let StarClan receive him/her by the name of (warrior name)."
Name Changing Ceremony
Leader: "Spirits of StarClan, you know every cat by name. I ask you 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 (new name), for (reasons)."8/19/2012 . Edited 8/22/2012 #2
Reserved Post.8/19/2012 #3
Alder Tree Bark - Treats toothache, swelling, pain, and prevents complications. Prevents infection and swelling if chewed and applied to a wound.
Alfalfa - If chewed, prevents tooth decay.
Aloe Vera - The gel inside of the leaves helps cure skin problems and burns. Leaves can be chewed and spit on skin problems and burns.
Ash Tree - New shoots should be chewed and then applied to an adder or viper wound to resist the effects of the poison.
Ash Tree Seeds - May be consumed to fight pain.
Aspen Tree Bark - Relieves stress and soothes restlessness and distraughtness.
Belladonna - Calms spasms and cramps.
Birthwort - When chewed, induces contractions.
Blessed Thistle - Increases circulation of blood if swallowed.
Borage Leaves - Reduces fevers. Any type of borage should be used fresh, never dried. To be chewed and eaten. The plant can be distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves. Great for nursing queens as it helps incrase their supply of milk.
Borage Root - Leaves and roots may be consumed to stave off fevers. Any type of borage should be used fresh, never dried.
Borage Seeds - Should be given to a Queen to help her provide more available milk. Any type of borage should be used fresh, never dried.
Bramble Twig - Helps to sleep if chewed into a fine syrup and consumed.
Broken Rosemary Blooms - Heals wounds near the eyes or eyelids; also helps for eye infections.
Broom - Its poultice is used for broken limbs.
Burdock Leaves - If chewed, should be applied to a NON-INFECTED wound to speed up healing.
Burdock Root - The sap is used for rat bites; usually infected ones; may also draw out infection. 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. Cures infection.
Buttonbush Down - If digested, helps with constipation and urinal problems.
Catchweed - Burrs can be used to help hold treatment onto a cat.
Catmint - Eaten. Treats whitecough and greencough; may also help relax a cat. Also treats congestion. A delicious-smelling, leafy plant that's hard to find in the wild; often found growing in Twoleg gardens. The best remedy for greencough.
Celandine - Useful for cats with weak eyesight. Rub it on the eye.
Chamomile - Calms a cat. May also add to physical strength. Soothes depression, fatigue, and the heart.
Chaparral - Helps clean the face.
Chervil - The juice of the leaves is used for infected wounds. The root, if manually chewed, is good for bellyaches. 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.
Chewed Gumweed - Helps to seal wounds from infection. It slightly stings but collects the skin together and makes it close faster, therefore preventing infection.
Chickweed - Helps treat greencough and blackcough.
Cobwebs - Used to stop bleeding. Spiderwebs can be found all over the forest; 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.
Coltsfoot - Good for shortness of breath and kitten cough. A flowering plant, a bit like a dandelion, with yellow or white flowers. The leaves can be chewed into a pulp, which is to be eaten to help shortness of breath.
Comfrey - Treats broken bones. 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.
Comfrey Root - If chewed and rubbed on a wound, it cleans it.
Crushed Pawpaw Roots - If digested, useful for healing kitten cough.
Crushed Iris Petals - Stimulates breathing during the birthing process; also useful for a kit's sore throat. Only useful if digested.
Crushed Marigold Petals - Prevents infection of serious wounds. Avoid using around eyes; can result in serious irritation.
Crushed Rose Thorns - Helps seal the wound.
Culver's Root - Use with Feverfew, when a cat takes a dip in some sort of water.
Daisy Leaves - If chewed into a paste, can be a useful remedy for aching joints.
Deathberry Roots - Roots and leaves can be chewed together and applied to sore places, but never to an open wound.
Dock Leaves - When chewed, form a slippery substance. If rubbed on a cat's fur, it can be useful for releasing the cat from entrapment. May also be used for bellyaches. A plant similar to sorrel. The leaf can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.
Dried Oak Leaf - Collected in the autumn and stored in a dry place. Stops infections.
Echinacia - Eases infection.
Ferns - Cleans a wound.
Feverfew - Leaves are used to cool fevers and treat head pains. May also be consumed for stomach ailment and to cure colds. A small bush with flowers like daisies. The leaves can be eaten to cool down body temperature, particularly for cats with fever or chills.
Foxglove Cloves - Purges toxins from the body by making a cat vomit them.
Foxglove Leave - Used on deep wounds to stop bleeding quickly.
Garlic - Used for fleas.
Garlic Juice - Dripped into wounds to prevent infection. Sets off a slight stinging sensation.
Ginger - Used for asthma and coughs if consumed.
Goldenrod - Used to treat aching joints and stiffness; also a good remedy for healing wounds. A tall plant with bright yellow flowers. A poultice of this is terrific for healing wounds.
Goldenrod Juice - Dripped into wounds to numb pain; basically a painkiller. It does no actual healing.
Grass - Used for upset stomachs if consumed.
Hawthorn Berries - Treats indigestion. Very similiar to deathberries; watch out.
Heather Nectar - Improves the taste of bitter herbs, suck as dock and yarrow. Does no harm to the poultice, herb, or otherwise cure in the process.
Honey - Soothes infection and, if swallowed, will sooth sore throats. Particularly good for smoke inhalation. A sweet, golden liquid created by bees. Difficult to collect without getting stung, but great for soothing infections or the throats of cats who have breathed smoke. Also can be used on minor scratches and cuts.
Hops - Calms or soothes scattered nerves, anxiety, etc.
Hornbeam - If chewed, good for depression.
Horsetail - Used to treat infected wounds. If chewed, stops infection. 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.
Ivy Juices - Calms a cat if consumed.
Juniper Berries - Used for bellyaches as well as soothing pain. It also helps cats regain their strength. A bush with spiky dark green leaves and purple berries. The berries soothe bellyaches and help cats who are having trouble breathing.
Lady's Mantle - Stops bleeding.
Lamb's Ear - Good for strength.
Lavender - Treats chills. Leaves and flowers are particularly good for head and throat pains. Inhaling the scent of fresh flowers may calm a cat. A small purple flowering plant. Cures fever.
Lavender Stem - Calms a cat in shock.
Lotus Roots - Keeps a cat awake.
Marigold - Used to stop and soothe infections in wounds as well as healing wounds and sores. If swallowed, may relieve chills. A bright orange or yellow flower that grows low to the ground. The petals or leaves can be chewed into a pulp and applied as a poultice to wounds. Stops infection.
Marigold Petals - Petals and leaves may be chewed and then applied to a wound to prevent infection and heal burns.
Marigold Leaves - Dresses wounds.
Milkweed Juice - Used for sores and burns. Poisonous if ingested; do not use around the ears or eyes.
Mouse Bile - Used for removing ticks. A bad-smelling liquid that is the only remedy for ticks. Dab a little moss soaked in bile on a tick and it'll fall right off. Wash paws thoroughly in running water afterward.
Narcissus Flower Petals - Used when a she-cat has contractions. Helps soothe their mind.
Parsley - Stops a queen from producing milk if her kits die, don't need milk anymore, or are producing too much milk.
Peathingy Flower Petals - Helps kitten cough by clearing clogged throats and nasal passages. (Note: Doesn't have to be used just for kits, although it is especially effective against kitten cough.)
Poppy Seed - Used to soothe distress and pain; useful for making a sick cat sleep. Small black seeds shaken from a dried poppy flower, these are fed to cats to help them sleep. Soothes cats suffering from shock and distress. Not recommended for nursing queens, but can be given if necessary.
Poppy Flower - Flower heads may be consumed to stop coughing.
Ragwort - Used for strength.
Rosemary & Thyme - If mixed together and applied to a cat's fur, makes a fantastic flea repellent; fleas hate the smell.
Rosinweed - Cleans out the system when poison(s) have been digested. Takes effect upon relieving yourself.
Sacred Root - Used for upset stomachs if digested.
Sage Root - Heals cracked pads. Use with poppy seeds.
Shock Root - Stimulates the nerve system. Use after a cat has been knocked out, poisoned, or head trauma.
Skullcap Seeds - Gives a cat extra strength; acts like a steroid.
Smut Rye - Stimulates uterine contractions.
Snakeroot - Counters poison.
Snapdragon Seeds - Clears up ringworm; also helps rid the cat of fleas.
Stinging Nettle - Used to lower swelling. The spiny green seeds can be administered to a cat who's swallowed poison, while the leaves can be applied to a wound to bring down swelling.
Tansy - Consumed to stop coughing. Leaves, flowers, and stems are consumed to remove worms. Do not give to a pregnant queen; it will make her miscarry. Administer all tansy in small doses.
Tansy Leaves - May be chewed to relieve joint pains. Do not give to a pregnant queen; it will make her miscarry. May also keep a cat's hunger at bay.
Thinned Heather Down - Helps the indigestion of a kit by lining the kit's stomach and absorbing the uncomfortable juices. Only useful if digested.
Thyme Leaves - Used to treat shock. May calm a cat and aid in restful sleep as well as frayed nerves.
Traveling Herbs - Herbs given to cats going on long adventures, such as the Moonstone. Includes: poppy seeds to dulls hunger and pain in paws, tansy leaves that keep hunger at bay, and crushed lotus roots which is an energizer to keep you awake.
Watermint - Best cure for bellyache. A leafy green plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and then fed to a cat suffering bellyache.
Wild Garlic - Prevents infection. Rolling in a patch of wild garlic can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites.
Willow - Water from beneath the bark may be dropped into a cat's eye to cure blurriness of vison. May be applied to dry patches of skin to relieve itches.
Willow Bark - Small amounts may ease pain, inflamation, and to ease diarrhea or fevers.
Windflower Shoots - Useful for cramps, especially if those of a pregnant she-cat's.
Witch Hazel - An energizer.
Wormwood - Relieves pain when chewed.
Yarrow - Makes cats vomit. Useful for expelling poison. However, if used on an extremely ill cat, it could make them sicker. A flowering plant whose leaves can be made into a poultice and applied to wounds or scratches to expel poison.
Deathberries - Poisonous bright red berries that are only used to put a cat out of its misery when nothing can be done. Do not use if you can still save the cat's life, or if it wants to die naturally.
Foxglove Seeds - They bear an unknown amount of poison; can easily be mistaken for poppy seeds.
Holly Berries - Not as dangerous as deathberries; fatal to young warriors, apprentices, elders, and kits.
Nightshade - A purple-black berry that is just as poisonous as a deathberry. They are only used to put a cat out of its misery when nothing can be done. Do not use if you can still save the cat's life, or if it wants to die naturally.
Credit goes to another forum and my sister's books. :38/20/2012 . Edited by Rainylurve, 10/18/2012 #4
Blackcough: Mysterious disease with little known about it, worse then even Greencough and a near death sentence. A sign of it is when cats start to cough up black blood.
Cure: Catmint but if that doesn't help, your cat is probably going to die
Greencough: High fevers, runny nose, sever stomach pains, head aches, chills. It may also turn into Blackcough, on rare occasions.
Cure: Usually catmint will help cure it.
Whitecough: Mild fevers, runny nose, mild stomach pains. Can turn into Greencough.
Cure: Catmint will cure it.
Poisoning: Many examples; being bitten by a venomous animal, inhaling too much smoke, and eating poisoned or rotten prey can all lead to poisoning.
Cure: Stinging Nettle leaves for wound poisoning, stinging nettle thorns for swallowing poison, yarrow for swallowing poison, or honey to soothe sore throats from fires.
Cough: Many examples; in leaf-bare when it is cold or catching it from another clanmate.
Cure: Small doses of Tansy, if serious: Catmint
Bellyache: Obvious cramps or pains in stomach.
Cure: Chewing the roots of Chevril. If that doesn't help, chew watermint into a pulp and fed to suffering cat.
Shortness of Breath:Often after battle, when one starts hyperventalating, or after running for a distance.
Cure: Coltfoot- Chewing to a pulp and eat Juniper Berries
Toothache: Pain in tooth/teeth
Cure: Alder Bark
Joint Aches: Mostly common with elders, the joints slowly degenerate with age, causing pain and making it hard to move.
Cure: Poultices of Daisy or Ragwort
Credit for this goes to the above reasons8/20/2012 . Edited by Rainylurve, 4/19/2013 #5
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