Should the Clans Merge? by Dewfeather

Dewfeather wonders what would happen if the Clans merged! Do you think they should?

Hello everybody! This is Dewfeather and I am answering a question that may solve everyone’s problems or make more. Should the Clans merge? I am pretty torn I have two sides to this.

YES

There wont be any border disputes or unnecessary deaths. The elders would be well cared for. There would be less battles and the queens can nurse their kits in to one Clan without worrying about them dying anytime soon.

In Leaf-bare no cat will have an empty belly. There will be enough hunters each will different skills. All their skills combined will ensure that every cat will at least have something.

When cats like Darktail come they could be easily driven away. When animals like badgers, foxes, and dogs come they’ll wish they’ve never been born. Each Clan has a certain set of fighting skills that they could combine to easily drive out something.

No sickness is too much! With a merged Clan, there will always be at least 5 medicine cats. That’s is plenty to go around and cure every ailment. They could combine all their knowledge of herbs and cure almost anything! The herbs that grow only in marshlands or only on moors, every herb is reachable. That would help everyone for sicknesses.

I personally think there would be less evil cats because they are surrounded by cats who would care for them. They wouldn’t often see cats leaving for battles never to return.

You are surrounded by kin who left to join another Clan. You would have all your family and could take any mate you wanted.

NO

Their skills is what makes the Clans so great and the Clans the CLANS. They can fight a certain way, hunt a certain way, and do a lot of stuff their own way.

I don’t think Starclan would approve. The Clans left being one Clan because of what they were best suited for. Windclan didn’t want to live in the trees, they need to always see the open sky. Thunderclan wouldn’t do so well on the moor, there aren’t any hiding places that make them feel safe. The clans are best suited for their territory.

What do you think? Comment below! Should they should they not? Should they keep it and quarrel less?

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Stormy (Stormberry)
Stormy (Stormberry)
March 14, 2020 3:08 am

I do not think the Clans should merge. Eventually, all the different hunting and fighting skills would be lost after a period of time, because if everyone lived in the same area, they would not need their specific hunting any longer. With so many cats in one place, it could actually result in less food for every cat because one area would have to sustain a larger group, and the prey population would be killed off quicker with more bellies to feed. Sure, there would be more cats to hunt, but even in their separate Clans, cats go hungry even with a good amount of hunters. Many cats would feel restless and confined because they would have to stay in one area which *spoilers for Dawn of the Clans* was one of the reasons the first Clan cats split into separate groups. Also with a lot of cats in one Clan, it would most likely result in not everyone getting equal attention because there would be so many cats to watch over and tend to. Also, medicine cats could potentially lose some knowledge of herbs if they were restricted to one area. And if a sickness was to occur in this large Clan, it would be spread more easily and would result in more death, not less. If the territory of this one Clan was to stretch across the entire current Clan territory, it would be very hard to patrol and the Clan would most likely end up becoming separated again since some cats would prefer other areas and would rather live in those specific areas. The process to become this one Clan could involve bloodshed, and some cats may hold grudges and negative feelings towards the cats they had recently fought against. There would also most likely be a divide among the cats as they would continue to have their different ideals, beliefs, and morals. Ultimately I do not think merging the Clans would be a good idea.

Nice article 😀


“I am no Jedi” -Ahsoka Tano

-Flickerpaw-
-Flickerpaw-
March 14, 2020 4:05 am

I agree with you

Nice article, Dewfeather


Lights out!

~Dewy~Dewfeather~Dew on Eagles Feather~
~Dewy~Dewfeather~Dew on Eagles Feather~
March 14, 2020 2:23 pm
Reply to  -Flickerpaw-

Thanks
🙂


Dead cats never die

Violetpaw
Violetpaw
April 23, 2020 2:14 pm

They can live around the lake, not just one part. Like how it was at the very begining of dawn of the clans.


☆ Vio ☆

🍁Pine Among Striped Autumn Leaves🍂 (Pinestripe)
🍁Pine Among Striped Autumn Leaves🍂 (Pinestripe)
March 14, 2020 8:54 am

Nice article! 🙂

I do not think the clans should merge. That would be too much power for one leader. What if the leader is unfair? That has happened before, but there had been other Clans to help.
When Tigerstar threatened half-Clan cats, Mistyfoot, Feathertail, and Stormfur had managed to get to safety in ThunderClan. If the Clans had been united, ThunderClan would also have been ruled by Tigerstar, and these cats could have died, unable to find safety.
Tawnypaw felt unwelcome in ThunderClan, so she joined ShadowClan and found a better life. If the Clans had been united, she may have been forced to become a rogue, since she was so uaccepted. Then, she would never find happiness as a Warrior in a Clan that fits her.
Multiple Clans make it possible to have another place to get away to if the worst happens.

Also, as Stormberry said, hunting and fighting techniques could become forgotten.

I think the Clans should remain separate. But they should also help each other and find ways to get along better and fight less.

Here is this quote by Onestar: “There are four clans in the forest, but we can still help one another.”


Honeyfern lover

Violetpaw
Violetpaw
April 23, 2020 2:19 pm

There can be 4 leaders from each clan (if u dont count skyclan) they also hv starclan to guide them. If tigerstar did lead, the clans would all be together and drive him out easily. They can be all over the lake like at the begining of dawn of the clans, without borders and they can easily be together. Like that tawnypelt could hv went to another place of the clan but still be in the clan. Like that the ppl she lives with in the clan can help convince the eest that she isbgood.


☆ Vio ☆

Moonmist
Moonmist
March 14, 2020 11:48 am

NEVER SHOULD THEY MERGE! TRADITIONS ARE THE BEST PART OF WARRIORS!

Turtlepaw. 🐢🐢🐢
Turtlepaw. 🐢🐢🐢
March 14, 2020 12:09 pm

There would be benefits if the Clans merged, like that medicine cat thing you pointed out, Dewfeather. But if the Clans did merge, there might be too many cats to keep track of. If the Clan had to leave their camp because it was flooded or something, they could accidentally leave a cat behind. This article made me think, and I like articles like that. Nice article, Dewfeather! I am Turtlepaw/ dapple! 🐢🐢🐢🐢

mellowix
mellowix
March 14, 2020 2:41 pm

I think it’s also the political aspect that prevents the Clans merging together. The current system is already vulnerabile enough to corruption with the “Leader’s word being the Warrior Code” rule. At least, that’s kept in check by having enough 3/4 leaders to step in if there’s a corrupt one among them. That’s the reason Brokenstar was able to be defeated – Because even though he had complete control within Shadowclan, he couldn’t do the same for other Clans. If there was tyrant in one massive Clan, what outside force could come to aid in emergencies? Rogue group would be less willing to help than other Clans, since they have such foreign cultures to one another. They’d have to reply on a Civil war, which is far less predictable and stable.


- Mellowix

Moonpelt
Moonpelt
March 14, 2020 3:51 pm

I agree too. if they merged, they would lose things that make them a clan. Not to mention the warrior code…

Night-tail
Night-tail
March 14, 2020 11:40 pm
Reply to  Moonpelt

which parts of the warrior code? the only parts that matter are feeding the cats that can’t feed themselves, no killing without reason, and…no making kits apprentices. I like having four/five camps with a co-leader and medicine cat and they keep in touch at full moons. Also, what do you mean the warrior code makes the clans clans? Bloodclan didn’t follow the warrior code XD. Cats don’t have to lose their different skills. (my fan fiction is going to go leaning this way, they don’t care about half-clan relationships, and they hate that code about listening to the leader all the freaking time because that code was made because a deputy questioned the leader for good reason and then the leader snapped back at him then made that code. That code it the WORST.)


Night-tail

Stormy (Stormberry)
Stormy (Stormberry)
March 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Reply to  Night-tail

Well, BloodClan was not a “real” Clan, more like a group of rogues. Scrouge just named BloodClan in that way, most likely in a mockery against the Clans. And cats would eventually lose their skills because if everyone lived in the same area then certain hunting skills would no longer be needed.


“I am no Jedi” -Ahsoka Tano

Night-tail
Night-tail
March 17, 2020 11:44 pm

They don’t have to live in the same area! They can have four/five camps but they can all be united! Yeesh people, more creativity!


Night-tail

Stormy (Stormberry)
Stormy (Stormberry)
March 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Reply to  Night-tail

If they had different camps then there would still be the sense of divide, and the cats would most likely still consider themselves a separate Clan. Think about it, when Tigerstar 1 joined ShadowClan and RiverClan together, they lived in the same area, because it would be impossible for one leader to control multiple camps, and if there were more than one leader, there would be a lot of infighting between the leaders, and it would most likely be a constant fight for power.


“I am no Jedi” -Ahsoka Tano

Violetpaw
Violetpaw
April 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Reply to  Night-tail

I say that to ppl about be one clan but all around the lake.


☆ Vio ☆

Moonpelt
Moonpelt
March 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Reply to  Night-tail

yeah, I just made up that and I agree with you.

𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓸𝓱 𝓛𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓱𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓽
𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓸𝓱 𝓛𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓱𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓽
March 14, 2020 4:04 pm

Merging would end alot of the nonsense the goes on between the Clans, but it would also cause new, challenges. Either way, I say NO. The Clans should not merge.
Besides, the Clans are united as they are-in the words of Leafpool-”The line that divides us is also the line that connects us”


Hail The Rising Lordess

Copperkit
Copperkit
March 14, 2020 6:19 pm

If the Clans merged, what would happen with the leader/leaders?? I think they should stay 5 Clans because there would be so many fights between leaders and med. cats and warriors, the Clan would fall apart. Well written, though.

Windstream
Windstream
March 16, 2020 11:12 pm

I say no because then there would be no action which means no Gray x Silver and Gray x Millie, no Bluestar x Oakheart. You see what I mean. There would be less action and rivalry.

Mosspaw(shade)/Mossie/₩ɆⱠ₵Ø₥Ɇ ₮Ø ₮ⱧɆ Đ₳Ɽ₭ ₣ØⱤɆ₴₮
Mosspaw(shade)/Mossie/₩ɆⱠ₵Ø₥Ɇ ₮Ø ₮ⱧɆ Đ₳Ɽ₭ ₣ØⱤɆ₴₮
March 24, 2020 2:24 am

For me, I think Moonkittis video sums t up perfectly for me, it could cause more drama… drama that’s interesting- or at least more interesting than ‘Did you just fall on ____Clans territory?! DIEEEE’ ;-;


Violetpaw
Violetpaw
April 23, 2020 2:11 pm

I think they should. The problems would soon be fixed like the feeling uncomfortable. They can choose a territory, live there, grow the next generation there and then that generation will be comfortable until the older ones die. And then all cats will be used to one certain way

OR

Live all around the lake but they can go to whatever part they want when they want and help eachother but that will still seems like clanS and they would go bk to normal.


☆ Vio ☆

Violetpaw
Violetpaw
April 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Reply to  Violetpaw

Starclan is one clan anyway. They learn to cope with eachother’s ways and hang out with each other. If thats how it is when they die then why not get used to it when they are alive?


☆ Vio ☆

Violetpaw
Violetpaw
April 23, 2020 2:22 pm

I just noticed im reasoning with everyone sayig they shouldnt merge and trying to convince them that they should for 4 mins


☆ Vio ☆

Swiftsky
Swiftsky
June 19, 2020 1:19 pm

No, I don’t think the clans should merge, because if there were no battles with each other, then they would not be warriors. Yes, they would fight the occasional rogue group, or packs of dogs, foxes, and badgers. But most other loners/rogues would fight those things as well. So what would make them different? Basically, I do not think the clans should merge.

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