Post by Blaze on Aug 18, 2018 19:31:06 GMT
Name meaning: Russet; for his dark red pelt - paw; for his rank as an apprentice
Age: 10 moons
Previous Clan(s): N/A
+ Swimming, endurance, running, tracking
- Hunting, fighting, stealth
: Climbing, jumping, element
Fur color and markings: A dark red tom with a white muzzle.
Fur length: Relatively short, glossy fur
Body size: Small, as he is still growing
Eye color: Hazel green
Russetpaw is a soft-spoken, orderly apprentice who is eager to learn about the world around him. He is ambitious and works hard to be respected in his clan. He is anxious when it comes to trying new things and pessimistic, always looking on the downside of things. He prefers to be observant and stand in the side-lines of a problem rather than face it head-on. He is very aloof when it comes to conflict, as he finds it unnecessary and problematic. He much prefers talking out one's problems when possible and will always consider fighting a last resort if nothing else is possible. In everyday life, he is straight forward when it comes to things he doesn't like.
+ Eager to learn, ambitious, observant
- Soft-spoken, anxious, pessimistic
: Straight-forward, orderly, aloof
Likes: Being successful, looking his best, avoiding conflict
Dislikes: Being seen as weak, unfair judgement, unnecessary conflict
Goals: He dreams to one day become more bold and outgoing, perhaps even become Representative one day.
Fears: He fears his past mistakes coming back to haunt him, and being alone.
- Water Breathing
History: Russetkit and his sister, Sandkit were born to Shell- and a loner named Scorch who'd taken refuge in Riverclan from dogs one sunny greenleaf morning. Scorch abandoned the other three, as he wanted nothing to do with the clan life and refused to acknowledge the kits as his. Russetkit was once an outgoing and confident kit, as well as his sister who looked up to her brother like an idol. This lead to the two of them getting into much trouble, as young kits would do at their age.
One rainy leafbare morning, Russetkit and Sandkit were playing by the riverbend, not too far away from the camp. Sandkit had fallen into the river and hit her head on a rock, knocking her unconscious. Russetkit had raced back to camp in a hurry, screaming and yowling for anyone to help Sandkit before she drowned. Shell-, a warrior and the former medicine cat had demanded that he take them to her, to which he eagerly complied. After Sandkit was retrieved and set into the medicine den, Shell- spent most of her time at her daughter's side. Russekit had tried to visit his sister at least once a day, but had eventually succumbed to his depression, making him much more withdrawn and quiet.
Shell- had tried to make him come out of the shell he had made for himself, but was ultimately unsuccessful. About two sunrises after her near drowning, Sandkit finally woke up. The medicine cat had ruled that due to the excess water in her lungs she wouldn't be able to actually attend either of their apprentice ceremonies or become a warrior. Russetkit stayed by her side and told her of everything she missed while she was unconscious. It was the only time since the accident he'd been somewhat like his former self. Shell- had also stayed by her daughter, and did everything she could without jostling her. They'd stayed that way until the medicine cat asked them to leave. They continued to do the same for almost a moon, where she died in her sleep, choking on the water still in her lungs, the day just before Russetkit's apprentice ceremony.
At the burial, Shell- and Russetkit had refused to speak to each other, instead keeping their eyes on the mound of earth where Sandkit's body was lain. Russetkit left after most of the clan went back to their duties, going to the most secluded part of camp before he began to cry. He blamed himself for Sandkit's death and couldn't believe otherwise. He'd become distant towards his mother and the rest of the clan looked at him with pity. All he wanted was to be able to play with his sister again.
After his apprentice ceremony, Russetpaw began to give more and more effort to making himself heard again, sitting near the other apprentices and making conversation with his mother again, although their talks were brief. Russetpaw tries to visit Sandkit's grave at least every two sunrises, to pay respects to his late sister.
Before Roleplay Relationships
Mother: Shell- / Riverclan / Alive / Water
Father: Scorch / Loner / Alive / None
Siblings: Sandkit / Riverclan / Dead / Water
Mentor: Watersong / Riverclan / Dead / Water
Mentor: Watersong / Riverclan / Dead / Water