The darkly furred tom strode out into the cave’s clearing; he would waste no time with petty explanations. He could see in every gleaming pair of eyes that his Tribe knew what needed to be done, even if many of their gazes harbored regret or disapproval. The dim light felt soothing, and the Silver-Shadow couldn't deny that this place had begun to feel like home before it had started to crumble before him.
”I’m not going to lie to any of you. He stated in a clear, gruff voice, ”Our land is dying.” Whispers echoed faintly among the small band of grinning-tattooed cats. Blinking slowly, the leader knew no matter how many times this information was recited… it would gain the same reaction of distaste and anxiety.
Narrowing his amber stare, he waited for the caves to be engulfed in silence yet again before parting his maw and continuing. ”Our Tribe is strong; we’re the cats of the shadows for crying out loud! No matter where we stand or sleep or hunt, there will be an area where the light doesn't touch the land. And it's with this knowledge I expect you to accept what I'm about to say.” He flicked his small tail, his claws scrapping against the stones quietly.
”The leaders have agreed that we’re going to move-“ he gritted his teeth, rolling his eyes at the commotion that broke out. It seemed cats couldn't resist chiming in with their opinions as if the leader didn't already know half of their feelings on the matter. But he swallowed his pride and tested his patience, waiting for the chatter to die down slowly on it’s own before continuing. ”I’m not going to pretend like you guys don’t know why. I’m not going to go on any kind of rant or lecture. The caves are crumbling, and if you can’t feel it as well beneath your paws, then I fear we have more than one problem around here. “
“But we can’t sit around here waiting for rocks to fall on our heads; there are preparations to be made. We need to make sure our home is as safe as possible for the time we remain here…”
“…So I have a few jobs for you.”
Most of the other tribes have thought better than to tempt our borders, but we can’t risk cats skipping around trying to gather our prey. We need to stock up as well as any other group does, and with winter on the rise this is the worse time to make any kind of journey. But there’s no time to wait, so I’m sending out a mix of some of our ranks to gather as much food, herbs, supplies…anything you can get your paws on. A simple task, but don’t undermine it’s importance.
[ X ] Cenek
[ X ] Kena
[ X ] Sango
[ ] Orinia
This is a job for my guards that I will assist with myself. Many of the smaller tunnels in our home are unstable, and already there have been casualties... not that you need reminding. In order to prevent cats from getting trapped or killed in cave-ins, me and the following cats will work at blocking unimportant and unstable passageways with large boulders and making sure no kits - or cats as foolish as kits - decide to go exploring where they don’t belong. This job is dangerous, since I want you to quietly peak into each of the tunnels to make sure we’re not trapping anyone in there when we close them off. Do not put yourselves in any danger, just get this job done.
[ / ] Tylluan
[ X ] Astrarius
[ ] Sojir
[ ] Kettu
[ ] Tule *Extended until the 17th*
Healers, I have a slightly different task in mind for you. Both you and the Mineral Collectors have stores of herbs and stones throughout our caves, but if we intend on bringing a lot of these things with us when we move, we can’t have them lost. I can’t afford to trust these tunnels, so I want you guys to bring all of your stores to a safer location. Where that location is will be your own decision, but don’t forget where you put them. I’m sending one of my warriors with you to make sure this task goes smoothly, since some of you may want to search farther into Shadow-Tribe territory for a safe spot.
[ X ] Algernon
[ X ] Aerio
[ ] Sullivan
[ X ] D’ialia
I expect efficient, clean work from you guys, but thread carefully. As tempting as it is to trust your home, we can’t do that any longer.
Thanks for reading lovelies!~ I know it’s not a whole lot of time, but this assignment will be due on December, 14th
. We really want to get this rolling since we have a lot of things planned! To complete this assignment, all you've got to do is post a good-sized piece of writing or roleplay of your cat doing it, or a picture. If you fail to complete it, it will only count towards a Strike, since we’ve already gone through an activity sweep. If you really need an extension (we know this time of year is busy) please note the group about it. This means you don’t have to stress too much about it, but if you get it done we’ll love you forever! NOTE
: Shadow-Tribe is quite small currently, and we don’t have many kits running around or cats to spare looking after them. However, if the rpers of the kits would like to, feel more than free to demonstrate anything their childish little minds would feel necessary to do before moving!
[ X ] Clovis