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ShadowClan and RiverClan – my favourite Clans and why by Coldheart

Coldheart shares their opinion on ShadowClan and RiverClan.

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Hello everyone, Coldie here again with an article! This one will cover why I love ShadowClan and RiverClan, why I can’t choose between them, a little bit on my other favourite Clans, and a few very special cats to me from ShadowClan and RiverClan.

Firstly, why I love ShadowClan. I love ShadowClan because ShadowClan is that proud, stubborn, independent, fierce Clan that’s also wise. It lives in the shady part of the forest, with pines and a lot of trees. Tall Shadow(a.k.a Shadowstar) was a very kind and wise leader, as shown in Moth Flight’s Vision. I also like how unique ShadowClan is, with their dark pelt colours and the way they eat toads.

Secondly, why I love RiverClan. RiverClan’s that unique, graceful, skilful Clan that’s also very talented. It lives in that space near the river, with a lot of water, fish, and reeds. River Ripple(a.k.a Riverstar) was a very wise and calm leader, as shown in Moth Flight’s Vision. I also like how this Clan loves swimming, and how beautiful their unique pelt colours are.

I can’t choose between them because I feel like they’re both….. Me. I’m proud, fierce, and stubborn, but I’m also graceful and love swimming. Both RiverClan and ShadowClan hold a place in my heart. <3

My other favourite Clans in order are probably WindClan, ThunderClan, and SkyClan. WindClan’s my first choice because I love the wind streaming through my ears as I run, and I love wide open spaces like the moor. ThunderClan is that main Clan, like you know how Gryffindor’s that main House in Harry Potter? It’s a brave and heroic Clan, I’ll give it that, but I just feel more……… different. SkyClan’s last because I haven’t read much about it, but so far I can tell it’s strong and fierce. I feel the same way toward it as I feel toward ThunderClan, but I definitely like it a bit less than I like ThunderClan.

Some special cats to me from ShadowClan are:
Tawnypelt. I know she wasn’t always ThunderClan, but her loyalty and passion to her new Clan is really sweet to me. I’ve always liked this courageous, stubborn she-cat.
Tall Shadow. Shadowstar was always such a wise and kind leader, always so loyal but so sweet at the same time. This proud, smart leader was a favourite from the start.
Finally, Yellowfang and Sun Shadow! They tie, and I feel like a tom deserves a way onto my short little list. Yellowfang is that grumpy old medicine cat, but with a caring inside, and Sun Shadow is that caring, kind, but tough tom that I’ve always had a place in my heart for.

Some special cats to me from RiverClan are:
Feathertail. I’ve always liked Feathertail for what I first thought her sweet, kind personality. She quickly changed to a favourite when I read her graphic novel. She seemed so much like me, stubborn and not willing to forgive very easily. Her love and compassion for others, and the way she’s so stubborn, makes her a favourite to me.
Leopardstar. At first, I hated Leopardstar. But then I looked closer, and softened up to her. She may be that fierce, proud leader, but inside, she’s made many mistakes that she wants others to forgive her for and she only wants what’s best for her Clan. I can’t wait to see her Super Edition!!
Silverstream, Oakheart, and Graypool. Tie!! The way Silverstream died because of her love is so heart-breaking. I’ve always loved her for her stubborn side that many people see as ‘spoiled’. but that’s for a different article. Oakheart’s a favourite too because of his undying love toward Bluestar and his loyalty to her. Graypool and the way she so kindly took in the two kits without much explanation is so sweet for her part.
Whew! So, those are some very special cats in both Clans. That ends this article! Have a claw-some day, week, month and year! Coldheart out!

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