Warrior Clan Cats

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Roleplay in a cat Clan of warriors. Based off the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Takes place in an AU before the cats in the books existed.
 
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PostSubject: Rank System   Rank System Icon_minitimeSun May 17, 2009 1:12 pm

Ranks and Stats

WCC utilizes a ranking system with requirements that must be roleplayed and fulfilled to rank up and participate in official battles. (Check out the Battle System here!) You must start as as the first rank: Kit. You then receive an Apprentice rank, then earn either their Warrior name or medicine cat name and rank depending on which path is laid out before you. Once you have received your full name, you become eligible to level up "Tiers" which increase your stats. The more you have been active and posting with a character, the higher the tier you can earn for them. Each rank and their tiers receive different Health Points (HP) and Stamina Points (SP).

Please know that these ranks do not reflect the in-character age of a cat; that is up to a roleplayer! The rank system aims solely to reward active characters with increased stats. Characters who have been in and survived more battles will have more experience than those who've been in none and their HP and SP will reflect their skill.

If you have a disabled cat, then your stats are slightly different than those of a regular cat: You will have -5 HP and -30 SP subtracted from your usual stats (Kits will retain 1 HP / 1 SP). The severity of the disability does not alter the stat reduction.

-Rank: HP/SP-
Kit: 5/15
Apprentice: 20/80
[Tier 1] Warrior: 40/120                  (formerly known as Newly Named)
[Tier 2] Warrior: 45/160                  (formerly known as Young)
[Tier 3] Warrior: 60/200
[Tier 4] Warrior: 80/240                   (formerly known as Experienced)
[Tier 5] Warrior: 100/280                 (formerly known as Senior)

-Higher Rank: HP/SP-
Medicine Cat Apprentice: 35/90
[Tier 1] Medicine Cat: 45/100            (formerly known as Newly Named)
[Tier 2] Medicine Cat: 50/120            
[Tier 3] Medicine Cat: 55/150            (formerly known as Experienced)
[Tier 4] Medicine Cat: 60/200            (formerly known as Senior)
Deputy: 100/280
Leader: 120/300
Queen: 60/100
Elder†: 80/100

-Non-Clan Rank: HP/SP-
Kittypet: 20/60
Rogue*: 45/140
Skilled Rogue*: 55/170
Experienced Rogue*: 75/200

-Non-Cat Rank: HP/SP-
Fox: 90/280
Badger: 120/320
Dog: 150/350
Raccoon: 30/300
Eagle: 60/200
Owl: 50/120


* Clan cats who are exiled from / leave a Clan will keep the stats they had while in the Clan (e.g. an exiled Tier 2 Warrior would still have the HP/SP of a Tier 2 Warrior even as a Rogue); they may rejoin a Clan without losing their rank OR earn rogue stats and privilege of ranking after fulfilling specific requirement listed below in the Ranking Requirements.

→ Medicine Cats who transfer to warrior life must restart at Tier 1 Warrior rank (or Apprentice rank at Clan leader's discretion).
→Warriors who transfer to Medicine Cat life must restart at Tier 1 Medicine Cat rank and stats (or MCA rank at Clan leader's discretion). The former warrior may keep their full name or change it; however, they must fulfill the Medicine Cat Apprentice requirements before they are considered a fully named Medicine Cat and can begin work on Tier 1.


→ Rogues of any tier who join Clan life may do so with certain restrictions, determined by the leader (or coordinated with the rogue):
- Rogue rank must become either an Apprentice or Tier 1 Warrior depending on age. If the leader says the rogue must train as an apprentice, they must do so before they can rank to Tier 1.
- Skilled Rogues and Experienced Rogues will become either an Apprentice or a warrior. If they become a Warrior, they must start as a Tier 1 Warrior. If they are required to go through Apprentice training, then when it's time to receive their names a Skilled Rogue will start at Tier 2 and an Experienced Rogue will start at Tier 3.

→ If you become an Elder before [Tier 5] Warrior or [Tier 4] Medicine Cat, you will retire with your current stats and you will not jump to the listed elder HP/SP. Special circumstances may be considered.





Ranking Requirements

Rank requirements are a combination of time a user must wait before obtaining the next rank or tier and specific types of in-character development topics. Each rank may have slightly different wait times and/or required topics that must be fulfilled before work can begin on the next one. At the end is the list of topics that count towards character development requirements. You can also find all of these requirements listed under the Ceremonies board in each Clan.

The wait times are included so that a character cannot go from a Kit to a Tier 3 Warrior over the course of a month. Experience comes over time, and we wish to encourage in-character development whenever possible. The real-life time requirement doesn't have an impact on your cat's in-character age.

Put your rank in the Clan/Rank section of your profile or in your signature so everybody can see it and know your HP/SP. Every Clan has an official Ranks tracker for you to utilize in their Clan Information board. Staff will reference this official list for large-scale battles and use the stats listed there for each participant, so please remember to post there so that your leader can keep your character's rank updated.

If your character goes from a medicine cat to a warrior or a warrior to a medicine cat, they must restart with the first tier of requirements for their new rank. Switching Clans does not undo your tier progress. An exiled Clan cat may keep their tier requirement progress upon joining a new Clan if the new leader allows it.

-Clan Cats
Kit -> Apprentice; 1 week since creation approval
→ Post at least once in-character in Areas of the Forest
Apprentice -> [Tier 1] Warrior; 2 weeks since apprentice ceremony
→ Attend one Gathering
→ Hunt using the Hunting System*
→ Fight using the Battle System**
→ Visit the Moonstone with your MC/MCA
[Tier1] Warrior -> [Tier 2] Warrior; 2 weeks since warrior ceremony (becoming Tier 1)
→ Participate in one patrol (Hunting or Battle System required; must involve another roleplayer)
→ Participate in one development topic
[Tier 2] Warrior -> [Tier 3] Warrior; 1 month since becoming Tier 2
→ Attend one Gathering
→ Participate in one hunting patrol*
→ Fight in one battle**
→ Participate in two development topics
[Tier 3] Warrior -> [Tier 4] Warrior; 2 months since becoming Tier 3
→ Attend two Gatherings
→ Participate in one hunting patrol*
→ Fight in two battles**
→ Participate in three development topics
[Tier 4] Warrior -> [Tier 5] Warrior; 2 months since becoming Tier 4
→ Attend two Gatherings
→ Participate in two hunting patrols*
→ Complete the training of at least one apprentice***
→ Participate in four development topics

-Medicine Cats
Medicine Cat Apprentice -> [Tier 1] Medicine Cat; 1 month since apprentice ceremony
→ Attend one Gathering
→ Attend one Medicine Cat Meeting
→ Discuss a prophecy with a mentor
→ Participate in one herb patrol with a mentor
→ Heal 3 cats (using the Healing System for at least one)
[Tier 1] Medicine Cat -> [Tier 2] Medicine Cat; 2 months since medicine cat ceremony
→ Attend one Gathering
→ Lead five apprentices to the Moonstone
→ Speak with your leader about a prophecy
→ Heal 3 cats (using the Healing System or in-character roleplay development)
→ Assist with the birth of a litter
→ Not have broken the code or have repented to StarClan
[Tier 2] Medicine Cat -> [Tier 3] Medicine Cat; 2 months since Tier 2
→ Attend two Gatherings
→ Lead five apprentices to the Moonstone
→ Speak with your leader about a prophecy
→ Advise a leader/deputy on an issue
→ Teach a MCA***
→ Heal five cats (using the Healing System or in-character roleplay development)
→ Assist with the birth of three litters
→ Attempt to heal a disabled cat
→ Not have broken the code or have repented to StarClan
[Tier 3] Medicine Cat -> [Tier 4] Medicine Cat; 2 months since Tier 3
→ Attend two Gatherings
→ Speak up at a Gathering about an issue
→ Lead five apprentices to the Moonstone
→ Speak to your leader about a prophecy
→ Advise a leader/deputy on an issue
→ Teach a MCA***
→ Heal five cats (using the Healing System or in-character roleplay development)
→ Assist with the birth of three litters
→ Save a cat's life from injury/illness
→ Not have broken the code or have repented to StarClan

-Non-Clan Cats
Former Clan Cat-> Rogue****; 2 weeks (if apprentice or kit) or 3 months (if warrior) since leaving the clan officially
→ Interact with two clan cats OR one outsider
→ Do a solo hunt using the Hunting System* (a minimum of three dice rolls)
→ Fight against an enemy cat using the Battle System**
→ Receive training (hunting or battle system) from a cat who is older than you (in character)
Rogue -> Skilled Rogue
→ Fight two Apprentices**
→ Fight two Warriors (any tier)**
→ Meet five Clan cats (can include the cats from battle if names are exchanged)
→ Learn something from a Clan cat
Skilled Rogue -> Experienced Rogue
→ Fight and defeat three Warriors (any tier)**
→ Fight two Tier 4 Warriors**
→ Hunt on Clan territory*


Most Higher Ranks do not have requirements the same way that warriors do; they can be found here.

A single topic can fulfill both the hunting and battle requirement so long as it uses the Hunting and Battle Systems in separate posts.
*Hunts must be completed using the Hunting System or they do not count; this can be a solo thread or include others; you do not need to successfully catch prey, but your topic must reflect at least one dice roll.
**Fights must be fought using the Battle System against an enemy cat or predator or they do not count. A predator may be rolled or forced into an encounter. Sparring does not count.

***The apprentice does not need to be assigned and trained within the indicated tier; any apprentice you fully train once you fully named counts. Roleplayers may not mentor their own character. This is to encourage members to interact with each other; it especially benefits newer players who could use an active, experience roleplayer to help them learn.
**** This ranking is only for clan cats who are exiled or leave the clans willingly. They have the chance to change their clan cat to become a rogue and rank up properly from that point (as they were default rogues). Warriors may only access to this privilege after three months while kits and apprentice can do it after two weeks (all must complete their requirements)


Possible Development Topics
You may only fill one development requirement per thread (e.g. you can't use the same thread to fulfill the interact with a Clanmate and spar with a Clanmate prompts). You may not fulfill the same type of development topic multiple times in the same Tier.
You may fulfill a development requirement in the same thread as a non-development requirement (e.g. you may interact with a cat from another Clan at a Gathering and fulfill both).
- share tongues/interact with a Clanmate of any rank
- attend a Clan meeting
- interact with a cat from another Clan (cannot be in battle)
- spar with a Clanmate
- use a Clan Move
- assist in a training session (cannot be your own apprentice)
- help with a herb gathering patrol
- receive healing from a Medicine Cat (or MCA)
- help a cat in need
- visit another Clan's territory
- complete a role in a plot
- complete a solo topic


If you have any questions, please feel free to pm an administrator or staff member.
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