Whiterabbit examines why ShadowClan is under threat so frequently
Hi, this is my second article and I hope you enjoy!
Okay, so, we all know that ShadowClan is supposed to be the fiercest, scariest, and strongest clan of all, as well as being cunning and lots of the Dark Forest cats are from ShadowClan too. (Brokenstar, Tigerstar, Clawface, other Brokenstar supporters). Anyway, if ShadowClan is supposed to be so strong and “the best”, then why has it almost been destroyed four times?! Yes, it has been almost destroyed 4 times! ShadowClan seems to also be the most vulnerable to threats. It is always the first clan to be attacked by an enemy. Anyway the four times it has almost been destroyed are listed below.
-During Brokenstar’s rule. When Brokenstar was leader, he killed 75 percent of the kits, which he apprentice too early and forced to fight. If he had continued doing this, all of the queens would a. stop having kits, or b. all of their kits would die, the warriors of ShadowClan would die, and there would be no more ShadowClan cats. That would have meant that the clan would be destroyed, but luckily, ShadowClan drove Brokentail out when they had a chance.
-During Nightstar’s rule, or maybe I should say Nightpelt, because he was never actually given nine lives, the clan almost died due to a greencough epidemic in ShadowClan. Brokenstar had forced Yellowfang, the more experienced medicine cat out, which left the clan with one medicine cat until Littlecloud became one. The one medicine cat, Runningnose, could not deal with all of the sick cats, and because Nightpelt only had one live, he and his deputy both died, and ShadowClan was left leaderless, with barely any ShadowClan warriors left, and certainly none capable of leading a clan. If Tigerclaw hadn’t come in time, ShadowClan would have been crow-food. I guess there is one good thing that Tigerstar did.
-During Blackstar’s rule. You might not count this, but when Sol convinced ShadowClan to stop believing in StarClan, ShadowClan literally stopped being a clan, because they did not believe in the warrior code or anything else. That is bad. That is not a clan. But, luckily, some smart apprentices tricked him and then real StarClan cats came, so Blackstar kicked Sol out and started believing in StarClan again. Woohoo. Happy ending.
-During Rowanstar, or maybe Rowanclaw? Anyway, you probably already guessed this one by the time you read the R in Rowanstar, but I will mention it anyway, that it is Darktail, who came in there, and got all of the young warriors to follow him, leaving the older warriors until he captured them, at which point the leader, the deputy, and the deputy’s mother/leader’s mate were the only ones left of ShadowClan. Darktail also almost ruined RiverClan and SkyClan before they made the journey as well, leaving just ThunderClan and WindClan, though I do think that he was also picking on ThunderClan. That’s kind of odd, because Onestar’s clan, WindClan, was the one that he was part of, so yeah.
Anyway, now we can see how ShadowClan has been almost ruined. I don’t really know how ShadowClan got this creepy fierce and strong reputation, because I would say that SkyClan had a leader that fit that versus Tall Shadow, who was nice and calm. But then again, SkyClan isn’t nocturnal or else a lot more cats would be getting injuries from falling out of trees at night. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this article! Whiterabbit out!