Moonripple wonders who the very first, true warrior was.
Greetings clanmates! I have summoned you here under the highrock for a clan meeting to ask you a very important question. Fellow warriors, apprentices, queens, elders and kits, what ties us together? What bonds us?
Not only blood, but the belief we share. We have all pledged or will pledge our lives to the clans but why? Not only for the prey we share or the security of our nests. We have cut off all possibilities of another life, without looking back. We are warriors, we follow the ‘warrior code’ which makes us very different from rouges, loners and kittypets. When we die we will join ‘Starclan’ and spend the rest of eternity playing in the stars. But who was the first true warrior? How was Starclan made?
Was it Half Moon (Teller of the Pointed Stones / Stoneteller) who sent her fellow tribemates to another land with only the sun trail of her dreams to guide them? Or was it the brave and noble Gray Wing who first named the clans and died shortly afterwards. The cats who lived in the Tribe of Rushing Water joined the Tribe of Endless Hunting when they died. Why don’t the warriors also join the Tribe of Endless Hunting as well? Who was the first cat in Starclan?
The first clan leaders were Thunderstar (Thunder), Shadowstar (Tall Shadow), Rivestar (River Ripple), Skystar (Clear Sky) and Windstar (Wind Runner) but were they warriors? How do you become a warrior? Yes, you must be an apprentice and train to become a warrior so does that mean the first apprentice was the first warrior? But you must be trained by a warrior to become one so this theory doesn’t really fit.
I remember when Gray Wing announced that the cats were warriors but who was the first one? This depends on what your idea of a warrior is, A. whether they hunt and fight, B. whether they hold the beliefs of Starclan and of the warrior code, C. whether they have warrior blood or D. if they train to be a warrior
If this is how to be a warrior, then all cats are born warriors. They can hunt and fight. But this one doesn’t make much sense since rouges are looked down as ‘uncivilised’ and ‘mean’. Rogues are a pack of cats who work together but have no honour, believe in Starclan or follow the warrior code. But this raises some questions: what about Bloodclan? They called themselves a clan although they are not worthy of the name. So what makes a clan ‘worthy’?
This one also doesn’t fit because Ravenpaw did believe in Starclan even though he was a farmcat with Barley. Also, the warrior code theory doesn’t work because Brokenstar and Tigerstar didn’t follow the warrior code yet when they died, they went to the Place of No Stars and only clan cats can go there, no rouges.
You have probably heard a lot of this one from Tigerstar when little Rusty came to the forest and became Firepaw and Tigerstar always saying he was born a kittypet and never could be a clan cat. We all know Firestar proved him and his cronies wrong when he took on the status of a leader after the death of Bluestar. So we know that pure blood is not the answer.
This one makes the most sense in my opinion, if they are trained the ways of a warrior. If a cat learns about the warrior code, how to hunt and fight like a warrior and believes in Starclan there you have a warrior! This is the path all kits make on their journey to become a warrior.
So, warriors, I have finished my speech. Now it is your turn to comment and tell me who you think the first true warrior was. I am excited to hear your suggestions!