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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!

SITE NEWS

UPDATES - 4/21/18 New skin & new season! Still have some colors to update so don't be alarmed when you see that our tables and stuff are still not the right color (it's a process). Reminder that there is a large battle thread up between TC and WC, and TC needs their warriors to come help. You can find that here

UPDATES - 4/17/18 Accounts in the inactive group have now been deleted, but feel free to rejoin if you would like to. Follow the instructions in the last update to get your characters and threads back. Congratulations to the OTM winners! To view those, please click the OTM tab in the sidebar (Thanks to Rainbow for making them!). Graystar has led a group of his warriors into ThunderClan territory to stir up some trouble. Piedstar sent out reinforcements for Begoniaflame's small scouting patrol which has been ambushed, so get your ThunderClanners in the action here. Please be sure to read the information in Graystar's post first.

UPDATES - 3/31/18 The activity check has come and gone. If you find yourself deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free, and if you're in our inactive group you have two weeks to reclaim your accounts before they are deleted as well (please PM a staff member with the links to all your bios & threads you'd like moved back). Be sure to check your character's ages to see if they've moved up in the stat bracket, and if you are in need of a new name or ceremony please speak to your leader or request a name change & update your directories. Double check the apprentice & mentor list to see if anything has changed, too!

UPDATES - 3/24/18 After some careful deliberation given the delicate political situation in ThunderClan, Madelin and staff would like to congratulate Louie and Begoniaflame on getting ThunderClan deputy! Thanks to all those who took the time to apply. WindClan deputy will be open again in the near future, and don't forget that we still have some medicine cats looking for apprentices, too (if interested PM the medicine cats!).

UPDATES - 3/19/18 Thank you thank you to everyone who took the time to audition for RiverClan deputy. After much deliberation we congratulate Mountainfang (Mink) on getting the position! Remember ThunderClan deputy is still open for auditions, and WindClan deputy will be again in the near future! We still have some medicine cats looking for apprentices, too (if interested PM the medicine cats!).

UPDATES - 3/17/18 A big thank you to everyone who applied to and showed interest in the WindClan deputy position. After discussing the characters and proposed plots we congratulate Jackdawclaw (Yazsh) on getting the position. If you have any questions or would like help with your next audition you can send staff a PM or DM. If you missed out we encourage you to apply for RiverClan deputy before the deadline on March 19th and for ThunderClan deputy. WindClan deputy auditions will open up again in the near future, so keep an eye out!

UPDATES - 03/16/18 RiverClan deputy audition deadline is Monday March 19th! Please get auditions in before then if you're interested in trying out for the position. If you think you may need more time speak to staff asap and the deadline may be extended. Also, we have an activity check running until March 31st, so make sure and post in that ASAP!

UPDATES - 03/14/18 WindClan deputy audition deadline is Saturday March 17th! Please get auditions in before then if you're interested in trying out for the position. If you think you may need more time speak to staff asap and the deadline may be extended.

UPDATES - 03/12/18 Okay hold on to your hats my friends! We now have RiverClan and WindClan deputy open for auditions as well. Link to the high rank board to the left as well as in the news blurb below this one. Same rules apply as with TC deputy -- fill out the audition form and send it to all staff members.

UPDATES - 03/11/18 ThunderClan deputy is now open for auditions. Please be sure to read over the high rank info here. If interested in the position please fill out the audition form and send it to staff as well as Madelin. MCA positions are still open (info below). Keep your eyes open for an activity check in the near future too (and hopefully a new skin if Mink can find time to do a banner!). I should add, while not necessary, including plot ideas (even if they are far out) is very much helpful!

UPDATES - 02/28/18 Rainbow has opened a temporary WindClan MCA position and is asking that interested parties be open to them losing the position within a few months so be sure to have plot ideas as to how they lose the position (death, failing to save a patient, etc) and DM (discord) or PM them your ideas and a bit about the character if they don't already exist on the site. Both RiverClan and SkyClan MCA are now open as well, and those interested should PM/DM Madelin and Trick respectively with your ideas, bio links, or a little about the character's personality/history if they don't they don't yet exist on site.

UPDATES - 02/26/18 A nasty case of greencough has taken SkyClan's deputy, Orcasong. Thankfully, it hasn't shown signs of spreading to the rest of the clan yet. Sequoiastar has chosen Weaselwhisker as her new deputy (which will be officially announced during an upcoming meeting along with a few other exciting things for the clan). Also be on the lookout for more news about the war between ThunderClan and WindClan. Staff will likely start a sign up sheet in the next couple of days to assemble patrols once the ThunderClan meeting has progressed a bit further, so please get your cats' responses into that as well as finishing up your Gathering posts. Because of plot progression and the nature of our sandbox roleplay style, both WC and TC deputy positions may be opening up in the near future. We will open auditions and make additional announcements when that times comes, but go ahead and start thinking about exciting plots for your potential deputies and brush up on the requirements of the position, which are located here!

UPDATES - 01/30/18 A very special announcement! Please join us in congratulating Monument on her engagement!

UPDATES - 01/30/18 The activity check is over and those who did not post or speak to staff have been deleted or moved into our inactive group where they will remain for two weeks before being deleted themselves; bios are never deleted, but are instead moved into our archives. If you have been deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free, and if you find yourself in the inactive group you'll have to PM a staff member with links to your bios and threads to have those moved back. All cats have been aged so please check to see if your characters have moved into a new age bracket, or if they are old enough for a rank change (speak to your leader or update directories/names if that's the case). Be sure to check mentors & apprentices to see if anything has changed, and keep in mind staff is turning those who are not reliable with training threads away from both mentoring and receiving a mentor themselves until consistency can be shown. Our site gathering is still going on (it's just gotten started!) so be sure to check that out.

UPDATES - 01/23/18 Site gathering is up here. Please do not post until the leader of your cats clan has. Leaders have the right to deny a cat access to the gathering and will let those who cannot attend know. The gathering can count as one of your active threads for the activity check.

UPDATES - 01/19/18 An activity check is up here. It will run until Tuesday the 30th of January.

UPDATES - 01/17/18 In light of our near every-clan-wide ban/discouragement on apprentices staff wanted to address a few matters. We all know and can relate to the fact that training threads can get boring quickly, but we want to remind users that they don’t need to be the same old things over and over and over again; training threads can be fun, and the concepts that apply to being a warrior can be presented in fun and new ways. Linked are some threads that staff have themselves participated in that demonstrate a wide variety of different directions to tackle training threads from that range from puzzle solving, critical thinking, assassination attempts, games, and even role playing (patrols and the like can count as training threads too). 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. If you want to request a flash event you can ask a staff member or purchase one in the shop, and if you need help brainstorming ideas ask on our discord—we’re a collection of creative folk and we can certainly help one another out. In keeping training threads interesting and fun we hope to get more people signing up to do mentor.

In the same stroke we staff have also noticed a trend in that some sign their apprentices up for mentors, ask for training threads, but then never respond to them (or take months), and in the end end up purchasing apprentice passes for their apprentices to get their names on time. Going forward staff will request you skip signing up for a mentor (you can npc one instead) and just purchase the apprentice pass to save desperately needed mentors for those who will participate and complete training threads so we aren’t wasting mentors/time.

UPDATES - 01/16/18 Starvation Notices have officially gone out in ThunderClan. To prevent more, and to prevent those who have received them from worsening, get your cats out in patrols and hunting! WindClan, not far behind ThunderClan, is officially on notice of starvation, too. Don't be like ThunderClan and put off hunting threads until it's too late.

UPDATES - 01/10/18 Staff has made a slight rule change. You can find this change noted on Rule #17 on the rule sheet, and explained in more depth on the bio guide (specifically the 'history' post, which is linked in Rule #17). Direct any questions to staff. Please make sure to read this update.

UPDATES - 01/09/18 Update concerning clans and clanless cats claiming and challenging for territory. Read about that here. As our largest clan on site we're officially giving ThunderClan a starvation warning. No one is starving quite yet, but they have rumbling bellies and an empty fresh-kill pile more often than not. Get out hunting, and not just on your own territory, ThunderClan, or risk finding starvation and illness notifications in your PMs ;D

UPDATES - 01/02/18 Happy New Year! We have a lot going on on site in terms of clan meeting and exciting, drama-filled going ons. Three of our clans have meetings up, and while two are further along than the third they are still in need of reactions to either help wrap them up, or to help their leader in making her decision. Give them a look: WC, RC, & SC. Once some of these big plot threads wrap up you can expect our next site gathering to get underway.

UPDATES - 12/27/17 There has been a change in DitM's staffing team as Cheshire has had to step away to tackle that thing we call life. You can read about that here. The staff team wishes Cheshire all the best, and a huge thank you for all they've done for the site! In light of how busy we still are we've promoted Yazsh, who has been helping the staff team already with mod stuff and flash event posts, to a full member of the staff team. Be sure to give the ma warm welcome and have patience with them as they learn the ropes! With Cheshire leaving that means Palefeather's and Graystar's plots are at a stand still, but since they are all sorts of tied up into the future of the site staff will be taking on the roles for at least a short while to keep things moving smoothly. Please direct all those character's plot questions to us. Rest assured we'll be working with Cheshire if we have questions, and the sand box environment, to see these through! Have patience with staff as well as we figure out what threads need to be done and get a handle on how to best play these characters. Thank you!

UPDATES - 12/24/17 A few days later than the set date, all accounts in the inactive category have been deleted. If that's you, you're welcome to rejoin at any time; staff can always pull things from the archives for you if you would like to remake characters. Just be aware that you may need to change names or face claims if they have been used in your absence.

UPDATES - 12/21/17 A happy Winter Solstice! Our season on site has been changed to Leaf-Bare. The staff team wishes happy holidays for those celebrating!

UPDATES - 12/06/17 The activity check is over and the site has been aged! Those members who did not respond or check in with staff have been moved to the inactive category and will be deleted on 12/20. If you were moved to inactive, just message a staff member with links to the items you need replaced and the accounts you need moved. For those of you still with us, please check characters' ages and active threads so you can claim any new stats. Please also check mentors & apprentices in case you have gotten a new mentor/become a mentor! Finally, many of us need to update our bios, at the very least to reflect name, rank, and sometimes Clan changes. If I have to call people out by name I will ;).

UPDATES - 11/29/17 We have an activity check going on! Link is here. Members have until December 5th to post. Please speak to staff if you don't think you'll be able to post by then. We are doing it a bit differently this time around so please be sure to read the post completely.

CENSUS

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20

23

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47

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42

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18

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36

12

14

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29

12

11

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26

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107

16

230


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 Claiming Territory
Mink
 Posted: Aug 26 2016, 11:55 AM
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RC x SC x SkC War Info
setting the ground rules
Please see next post.

As both ShadowClan, RiverClan, and SkyClan now have leaders we can officially begin fighting for control over the contested territories. For a clan to be able to boast control over a territory they must follow these rules:

1. A patrol with no fewer than two cats must begin a thread marking the territory for their clan.
2. The opposing clan has 24 hours to post in that thread challenging the claim. The 24 hours starts AFTER the last cat in the claiming patrol has posted.
3. Winners of the resulting battle (or whatever) gets control of that territory.
4. If you aren't challenged within 24 hours you claim it for your clan.
5. Post threads here and update them with the winner. Staff will mark that territory down for your clan. If it isn't posted here shortly after it's put up it will not count as a claim thread.
6. Recently claimed territory can not be challenged for again until after a 48 hour cool down (beginning when the thread claiming it ended).
7. If your clan has recently claimed territory they cannot again until after a 24 hour cool down (beginning when the most recent claim thread ended). This excludes posting in a thread started by the other clan.
8. Fleur controls the old barn. She/Mink can post to defend it outside of the 48 hour rule since she lives there. Loners may help if it resorts to fighting since she is but one cat!
9. Leaders can request specific territories be taken or call a halt to their clan claiming territory if they so wish.

You can of course post regular threads in these territories willy nilly, but they will not be official claim threads. You can post in territory claimed by the other clan as well, but the other clan may join it (without permission within 24 hours) to chase your cat/s out.

If you are already, or were just involved in, one of these claim threads please bow out and let someone else participate. Try to be inclusive and ask in the cbox if anyone would like to join. If staff notices a monopoly, so to speak, we will remove you from threads or give out warnings.


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Mink
 Posted: Jan 9 2018, 08:58 PM
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Claiming
Now that the contested territories are technically now SkyClan Territories we're going to get rid of the claim rules and treat it just as we would any clan trying to take their neighbor's territory. You can do it whenever and for whatever reason, but you (out of fairness) should give the other clan warning both here and in their discord chat so they can retaliate if they want. Like any rule breaking thread they will have twenty-four hours (unless you want to give them more) to try to stop you, and if they don't the territory will be marked for your clan (just be sure to post here and alert staff so we can mark the territory appropriately). This goes for all clans; not only SkyClan's territory can be infringed upon, but if SkyClan wants to go into RiverClan they can, and if ThunderClan wants to go into WindClan go wild ect.

You should ask your leader before doing so, of course, and if you decide to go ahead without their permission they of course can punish you if you get caught. I won't put a whole lot of rules in place here but be reasonable--don't go and try to claim an entire clan's territory without a proclamation of war/alerting the other clan's leader or talking to staff so we can make a plot out of it, and if you do make an attempt I'm going to ask that we still post here with what clan, what location, who, ect as we have been.

SkyClan can freely try to claim what's left of their territory (barring the ones currently with claims up), and of course SC or RC can feel free to challenge if they feel so inclined to not let SkyClan have their territory in peace ;)

**This has always been possible, but I feel I should make an announcement on it. If clans want to try to extend their territory into the neutral areas (as RiverClan did with the Salt Marshes) you can do that. Please contact Mink first and present possible new territory ideas. Once approved, or we find something else to put up as a new territory, you can put up a claim for your clan. Clanless cats can challenge (and predators if staff is feeling it), but otherwise the new territory will be added to your clan's if it's successfully claimed. And of course Clanless cats can try to claim clan territory for themselves/clanless cats, but of course you face an entire clan so it's not necessarily advised unless you're packing power. This will not be an option you can use frequently as I don't want to add too many new territories in a short amount of time. Claiming neutral territory will come with an increased risk of predator encounters until they are all chased out.

Still post here if you're trying to take territory

Still given 24 hours to try to stop claims

We'll do a 24 hour cool-down at minimum before a clan can try to claim a recently claimed territory.


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Mink
 Posted: Jan 9 2018, 08:59 PM
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We'll go up in the clouds SkC claim attempt on Mount Wren.

Challenged by RC. Still in progress.

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 Posted: Jan 9 2018, 09:02 PM
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Final Resting Place

Riverclan claim on Forest by Irisbear, Halfstar & Mirefox.
24 hour window begins after they have posted.

Challenged by Beetleclaw, Dappleheart, and Shoalclaw.

Claimed for RiverClan.

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THIS IS NOT WHERE YOU BELONG

Claim on the River - Anisefur, Coyotepaw, Carolina
24 hour window begins after Carolina has posted.
Challenged? by RiverClan.
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fiver
 Posted: Jan 17 2018, 11:24 PM
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i've swallowed the iron moon

bayou claim by orcasong & webtail; 24 hour period begins after webtail has posted.

Claimed by SkyClan

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 Posted: Mar 21 2018, 10:47 AM
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FAITH & DESIRE

Claim on the Forest - Sparrowfoot & Weaselwhisker
24 hour period begins once Monument posts

Challenged by Newtnose (pigeon) and Rooknose (rook)
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