Welcome to Deep in the Meadow, a literate semi-AU Warrior cats roleplay site with a 200 word minimum. DitM features a sandbox play style, a stat system for character development, staff-run NPC accounts for events and encounters, and an overarching political landscape to help structure characters and interactions. Territories are refreshed, but will remain familiar to Warriors RPers. Play as a member of the four Clans or as a Clanless cat - and enjoy!
UPDATES - 11/15/17 A big thank you for all those who took the time to audition and show interest in ShadowClan deputy. After discussion between Rainbow & staff we congratulate Gillyflowerthroat (Mink) on getting the position. As promised if you have questions or desire tips in preparation for our next open high rank position you can send staff a PM or DM.
UPDATES - 11/09/17 New skin! Staff is still making tweaks to this top table potion (the link colors and navigation link colors) and to staff/site tables, but otherwise please let staff know if you still see any lingering green colors. A deadline has been set for ShadowClan deputy: Tuesday Nov. 14th. If you'd like to try out please send your auditions in before then, and if you think you will need more time be sure to let staff know.
UPDATES - 11/04/17 Auditions for ShadowClan deputy are now open. Audition form can be found in our high rank info board and all auditions should be sent to the staff team + Rainbow. A deadline will be set at a later date.
UPDATES - 11/02/17 Katzen has stepped back from the site and her role as ShadowClan's leader to focus on her senior year of college. To fill members in on what happened ICly with Vulturestar Rainbow has helpfully written a small AU you can read here.
UPDATES - 10/03/17 Activity check is over and the site has been aged. Be sure to check to see if your cats have moved up into a new stat bracket (and claim stats as necessary) or if they are now old enough for an apprentice or warrior ceremony (if they are please notify your leaders if you'd like a ceremony or request a name change and update directories if not). It's a good idea to check the mentor & apprentice thread for change, and while you're at it please consider signing your cats up to be a mentor! Now is a good time to update bios (and some bios still do not have working images). For those who were deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free. If you were placed in the inactive member group you have two weeks to PM a staff member with links to your bios/threads to be moved back, and after two weeks those accounts will be deleted as well. We noticed a lot of old threads so check your trackers for missed tags or consider having them archived if you've lost motivation or interest in them. Looks like we have some fun clan meetings underway or planned so keep a look out for those!
UPDATES - 09/24/17 Our September activity check is up here and goes until October 3rd, which gives you a little over a week to complete it. Please post in it, put up an away, or speak to staff before then. All unsaved accounts will be placed into the inactive group for two weeks before being deleted. We will be aging up the site once the check is over. The site's season has been changed from green-leaf to leaf-fall.
UPDATES - 09/07/17 Rainbow is opening up WC medicine cat apprentice. Those of you interested in the position please hit up Rainbow with your ideas -- that's all they are asking for at this time.
UPDATES - 08/17/17 The activity check is now over. If you were deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free. If you’ve found yourself moved to our inactive group you will have to PM a staff member with links to your bios (and any other threads you need moved back) to have your accounts reactivated. No bios have been deleted, but rather moved to our ‘Old Bios’ archive. The site has been aged so please check to see if your cat has moved up into a new age bracket, or is ready for a rank/name change (contact leaders if you want ceremonies otherwise update directories and request a name change). Please also check directories to make sure you have done them, make sure your image claims are not broken, see if you got a new mentor or apprentice, and update any name/rank/clan changes if you have not already. If bio images are broken due to photobucket please make sure to get those updated as well (not a bad idea to update bios with current stats/name changes/rank changes too).
UPDATES - 08/03/17 Our site Gathering has been ended by StarClan so get your reactions in and feel free to claim. We have our August activity check up here and a prefix and suffix contest up here. Please be sure to check both of those out. The site will be aged at the end of the AC. SkC, for the sake of gaining territory faster in the absence of SC and RC making their own claim threads for SkC to challenge, may now have two claim threads up at a time.
UPDATES - 07/21/17 We have a Gathering going on. You can find that here. Reminders that ill ThunderClanners, injured RiverClanners, and half-clan WindClanners (as well as those who got in trouble recently) can not attend.
UPDATES - 07/14/17 A big thank you to everyone that came forward and auditioned for ShadowClan deputy! Staff would like to congratulate Rainbow & Cardinalstrike on getting the position.
UPDATES - 07/09/17 We have received some auditions for ShadowClan deputy and are now setting a deadline (a couple days late, sorry Katzen - Hawk). The deadline will be July 14, this coming Friday. If you are planning to audition and need more time, let a staff member know and we will extend the deadline for you.
UPDATES - 07/05/17 Following Granitestar's death ShadowClan deputy is now open for auditions. Vulturetalon's life adopts can be adopted via the contest and event board for his life-giving ceremony. Reminder that SkC medicine cat apprentice position is open as well (please PM mink with ideas and interest).
UPDATES - 06/29/17 Activity Check is fully complete and the site has been aged. Inactive users have been moved to our inactive group and will remain there for two weeks before being deleted. To claim your account PM a staff member with links to your bios and threads (with locations of where they need to go). If you were deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free. Be sure to check to see if your character has moved up to the next age bracket and claim stats if they have. If your cat is ready for their apprentice or warrior name either speak to your leader for a ceremony, or update your account name and directories. Be sure to check the mentor & apprentice thread for changes, as well as our bans & bribes. As of now we are barring cats joining SkyClan via bios. You can still make cats as loners and have them join ICly later. Those loners who are currently vying for a SkyClan rank or trying the clan out can join ICly, but this will eventually be barred too if the clan grows too quickly too soon. SkyClan medicine cat apprentice is now open. Please do not fill out the high rank application--interested parties should PM Mink with your interest, potential plot ideas, a link to your bio, and whatever else information you feel necessary. Keep in mind, due to Chicoryfrost's illness, he won't be looking for super young apprentices.
UPDATES - 06/27/17 Apologies for not setting an official deadline for the closing of SkyClan deputy, but as of now the position is no longer open for applications. We'd like to give a big thank you to everyone who took the time to audition, and congratulate Fiver and Suzy on getting the position!
UPDATES - 06/22/17 We have a couple of at-risk-of-starvation notices going out! First up in ThunderClan for the clan's decision to not hunt rodents of any kind (if you have questions on what is and is not a rodent consult google or mink) leaving them left with little option. The clan must claim more territory or get crafty to avoid starvation notices from going out. SkyClan, for no claimed territory for themselves to support the clan, is also at risk of finding starvation notices in their PM boxes unless something is done soon to get territory ;D Quick reminder that SkyClan deputy is still open for audition, and see below for information on our June activity check.
UPDATES - 06/21/17 A June activity check is up here and goes until June 27th. Please post in it, an away, or speak to staff before then. The site's season has been changed from new-leaf to green-leaf.
UPDATES - 06/16/17 A big thank you to everyone that applied for WindClan deputy! Staff would like to congratulate Mutt and Cranefrost on getting the position, and everyone can look forward to a Clan meeting being started to announce it IC shortly. Again, each and every audition was greatly appreciated.
UPDATES - 06/13/17 The deadline for WindClan deputy auditions is set for Friday, June 16th. Please send in your auditions by then so staff has time to review all of them. If you know that you'll need more time to get your audition submitted, then contact a staff member sooner rather than later and we'll happily extend the deadline. The interest so far has been greatly appreciated. If you've been on the fence about auditioning, then don't hesitate to plot with me (Cheshire) a little in private as long as you're respectful towards other auditions we've received having the fair chance they deserve. Thank you!
UPDATES - 06/06/17 SkyClan is finally rolling with a temporary camp of their own, a flashy new member group, roster, clan politic, and meet the clan (wip) page! Be sure to check that all out and let a staff member know if your clanless cat is for sure joining SkyClan so we can get their bios moved over. SkyClan currently has a meeting up here. With Sequoia planning on getting her lives (life adopts up here) SkyClan deputy is now open for audition. As no one will have mentored an apprentice at this point (and Sequoia is far from traditional) any age (barring the ridiculous) is encouraged to apply! RiverClan has a new meeting up as well--find that here! And a final reminder that WindClan deputy is also open for audition.
UPDATES - 06/01/17 With Daffodilstar and Kestrelstar both dead, and Muskegstar being forced to step down, we have quite a few shifts in high ranks. Piedheart will be taking over in ThunderClan, but deputy will be handled IC. Grayowl is taking over in WindClan, and WindClan deputy is now open for audition. Goosethorn is expected to take over in RiverClan, and deputy will be handled IC there as well. WindClan medicine cat apprentice is left vacant, but it will be up to Rainbow when that opens--please respect that and do not pester them to do it sooner rather than later. We have life giver threads popping up, and you can expect to see our site's first few life ceremonies starting soon, too!
UPDATES - 05/23/17 The site has been aged and our inactive member group deleted. Please check to see if any of your characters have moved up into a new age bracket (and claim the new stats) or are ready for their apprentice/warrior name. If you do have a cat ready for a new name you can contact your clan leader if you'd like a ceremony, but may otherwise simply request a name change and update your directories. The census has been updated as well and we'd like to point out that WindClan is sorely lacking and are encouraged. Male and nonbinary characters, in general, are encouraged as well.
UPDATES - 05/14/17 Reminder that we adjusted the stat caps for each of the age brackets in our stat system. You can read about that here. We will make adjustments if we find people hitting them more often than not, but for now we think it's more realistic. Additionally we have added a few new items to out site shop (Move to clanless, One Night Stand, "Fix It", Reincarnation, Makeover, Clanless Perk, Relation to a past high rank, Stat Cap Addition, Threads to Points). You can view what those are here. If you have questions please message Mink!
UPDATES - 05/08/17 Our activity check is complete! If you have been deleted and would like to rejoin please feel free. If you have been moved to our inactive member group you have two weeks to notify staff that you are still around (please include links to all your threads and bios you need/want moved back). At the end of two weeks accounts will be deleted. We did not age, but some mentors/apprentices were moved around so be sure to check the thread to confirm your pairings. Be sure to check out our updated bans & bribes as well. Big thank you to those of you who are still with us! ;D
UPDATES - 05/02/17 We'd like to congratulate Rainbow and Persephone on WindClan Medicine Cat and give a big thank you to all those who auditioned--this was a tough one for staff (and Sully!) to decide. Friendly reminder that we have an activity check going on here. Please be sure to post there, PM staff, or post an away by May 8th in order to avoid being moved into the inactive member group and having your characters archived. We will not be aging the site this time around because a few of our major plots have been a bit stalled IC due to real life issues, but an age up will likely occur later this month. Lastly Cake is asking for help in finding a new camp for ShadowClan here.
UPDATES - 04/30/17 Deadline for WindClan medicine cat has been set for Tuesday, May 2nd. Please send in your auditions by that evening to ensure that staff has time to review them. If you need an extension (i.e. you really want to audition, but other obligations or real life stuff won't allow you to apply within the time restraint), then please let us know as soon as possible. Also, just a reminder that we've still got a couple of rogues available to be adopted in the feral colony event.
UPDATES - 04/29/17 Complete April OTM nominations here ASAP! Everyone is eligible to nominate, even if you've only been here a couple of weeks, so show up & show out!
UPDATES - 04/26/17 A big thank you to all of you who auditioned for SkyClan leader! Staff has discussed and we would like to congratulate Fallow and Sequoia on SkyClan leader. For simplicity sake we will just assume Sequoia got the dream from StarClan/Gladestar. Because of Lichenpaw's (WC MCA) age and Sandfire's current away we would like to take on a full medicine cat versus moving such a young cat up so as of now we are officially opening WindClan Medicine Cat for auditions. We will entertain all ideas submitted to us, but an already-trained-in-medicine cat coming into the clan from outside would likely be easiest to explain (you can even have them been trained by Fleur if you'd like) as well as give the clan some good drama with their deputy. Keep in mind Alligatorjaw disgraced himself to StarClan (he had kits and then left the kits out on the territory to die) when auditioning.
UPDATES - 04/24/17 Deadline for SkyClan leader will be Wednesday April 26th. Please have auditions in by the evening hours. If you are interested but know you won't finish by then please speak to staff sooner rather than later.