Welcome, traveler. Your paws may be weary, but keep heart, for a long journey is still ahead. May the stars light your path.
The Forest Awakens is a literate and realistic Warriors roleplay based on the game FeralHeart. We're a friendly, open, ever-expanding community of Warriors lovers, where the plot is driven by one thing: YOU! Welcome, and please enjoy your stay!
◆ 09.30.2017 →
Teaselstar called for a peace summit at the latest Gathering, after it was revealed that even the sagacious medicine cats were at arms with one another! Will this finally put an end to the tensions boiling in the forest?
◆ 09.19.2017 →
The Forest Awakens Leaf-fall Map has been released! Be sure to download it so you can admire the changing trees! Actually, there's more than just the trees changing now, isn't there?
◆ 09.18.2017 →
The Reckoning of the Stars at the last Gathering left an explosive impact on the forest -- what side will your characters choose? The traditionalists, the revolutionists, or the neutral party? The forest's fate rests in your paws now.
no expletives and/or swears - no sensitive topics - no spam
Leaf-fall has just begun, with the leaves in the forest beginning to darken and fall to the forest floor in a variety of rich, amber hues. The temperature ranges between 15-23°C.
Land-based prey no longer seeks cover from the harsh sun, but as the temperature cools and more leaves crowd the earth, prey begins to dwindle slightly. It's time to stock up!
Herbs that withered during the scorching Greenleaf have a small interim to heal, under a medicine cat's watchful eye. However, plants doting on warmth begin to blacken as cold seeps into the forest.
next clan event → ask your clan's leader
next clan gathering → 09/30/17 at 7pm EST
next med. gathering → 09/23/17 at 7pm EST
what's happening in the forest?
The Clan is left reeling after Thicketberry's attack and eminent demotion. Left scrambling by the abrupt loss of four of their warriors, ThunderClan is working to regain order once again.
The scent of blood and herbs never mix very well. After Cloverstep arrives at the gathering beaten up, Frostpaw announces it was Thicketberry to blame for the ShadowClan medicine cat's attack.
Tension rises widly between the two neighboring Clans. Will herbs be enough to pay for the disturbance?
As WindClan continues to repair their burnt home, division among the Clan is extreme. Many mouths call for revolution, while others demand tradition. How will WindClan keep itself together?
The salmon run has left the fresh-kill pile standing tall; perhaps a good omen for RiverClan? But issues along the borders begin to rise, as tensions and different beliefs conflict along the riverside.
Now settled, SkyClan struggles with its innate moral compass-- tradition, or revolution? Clashing thoughts and hearts, and even confrontations spark the need for Teaselstar's peace summit.
if you need help or need to make a report, don't be afraid to message one of them!
respect » Please respect all members and staff at all times. It is important to always be polite, even to those whom you have had previous disagreements with. Snide or 'passive aggressive' remarks count as disrespect, whether it is direct or indirect. Gossiping about a specific person in a rude manner is a form of disrespect. If there is someone who you might consider an enemy in this roleplay, you are not required to roleplay or interact with them. However if they were to do anything that violates this rule, or another rule, please screenshot it and send it our way.
behavior » It is important to behave appropriately at all times. Spamming any of the chats, cursing excessively, and the like are considered inappropriate behavior. Swearing is accepted to an extent; please do not overdo it. Discussing vulgar or sensitive topics such as
is not allowed here, for the sake of keeping peace within the roleplay.
forum » Posting anything containing pornographic material anywhere on the website will result in an instant removal of your account. You may post literature with mild sexual innuendos, however there must be a content note clearly labeled above the writing. There are no exceptions to this rule. Please also refrain from double-posting when it isn't necessary. There will always be an edit option available.
copyright » Do not claim anything as your own that is not your own. Do not use art, images, etc. that you do not have permission to use.
harassment » 'Mate-begging,' or repeatedly requesting for someone to be your cat's mate, is extremely annoying and will not be tolerated. This also goes for begging, or harassing, the staff for a high rank or any other privilege/position. This will not get you that position. For information on how to become a high rank, please visit our guide here.
venting » While we understand life can become stressful, we ask that you please keep it either to yourself or a trusted friend, and not in the chats of FH. This can make things pretty awkward and take away from the roleplay. If you need to reach out, the staff is always here. Feel free to pm us. We don't bite!
changes » The deadlines for making any changes to your character's appearance is one week after you join. During this week, if you feel that the clan you've joined does not suit your character, you may switch once during the span of that week. If you would like to switch clans, notify your leader first.
off-game roleplay » Roleplay should only take place inside the TFA maps, or on the forum. Discord, Skype, or other offline forms of Roleplay will not be considered canon.
reports » When reporting other members for breaking the rules, members and staff may not be rude to that person. It is encouraged to politely inform them, but if they refuse or insist still, do not engage further conversation. Simply inform a staff member or report them if no staff is online.
To report someone, please fill out the form below and send it to ☠ʀᴀʙʙɪᴛʙᴏɴᴇs☠ . You will remain anonymous: no one will know aside from Rabbit, not even staff.
[b]Your FeralHeart username,[/b] YOUR ANSWER
[b]Your Clan,[/b] YOUR ANSWER
[b]Name of Rule-breaker,[/b] YOUR ANSWER
[b]Their Clan,[/b] YOUR ANSWER
[b]Offense (rules broken),[/b] YOUR ANSWER
[b]Screenshots (required in most cases),[/b] SCREENSHOTS HERE
literacy » It is required that all members post a minimum of three sentences per post. Members must also roleplay in 3rd-person and past-tense at all times. One will not be penalized for not using proper grammar, though it is to be strongly encouraged by others and staff. Wolfspeaking, or the usage of incorrect or made-up words to represent a part of a cat, is also unaccepted. Some wolfspeak words include: orbs, oculars, auds, audits, digits, mandibles, ivories, banners, flags, tassels, fae, femora, brujo, cranium, and many more. Once more, one will not be penalized for accidentally using one of these words, though it is encouraged to practice proper and sensible English.
realism » Though the realism of a character is checked before they join the roleplay, it is still required that all characters must remain realistic at all times. Eye colors, markings, pelt colors, etc. must remain natural to an actual cat. As such, mutations, powers, and the like are not accepted. It is helpful to base your character off of a real cat. Items are not allowed to be worn on clan-cats, the only exception being collars on kittypets. We also ask that members try to avoid any unrealistic touches on characters, such as 'eyeliner' on cats (making your character's 'undereye' black on a non, dark grey-scale character), or full lion manes. Analyze your character and ask yourself, "Could a cat appear this way in nature?" Staff reserve the right to request you to change your character if they are unrealistic.
gender-roles & gender-dysphoria » Unfortunately, because cats do not have multiple genders and cannot be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, we ask that everyone please allow their cats remain aligned with either male or female. A major reason we also have this rule in place is because having their dysphoria roleplayed is often considered offensive to those who have dysphoria or are trans in real life. But that is as far as the line goes.The clans do not have gender roles or restrictions, so characters are welcome to be 'masculine' or 'feminine' no matter their sex! Like the notice states, members should not discriminate against others based on gender or sex.
rarities » Cats with disabilities, rare genetic mixes (such as male tortoiseshells/calicos or runts), and the like are permitted but there is a limit to the amount of these types of characters simply to keep the roleplay realistic. We require a maximum of 3 disabled cats in each clan at one time and a maximum of 2 rare cat-types at a time in the rp as a whole. Sphinxes and other hairless breeds are strictly forbidden in the roleplay simply for realism purposes. Sphinxes can only survive in controlled environments and would not survive in the wild. Even if roleplayed as kittypets, they would not be able to leave their homes.
mates & pregnancy » Members may not roleplay their own mate or crush. We ask that queens do not be created with an NPC mate, but rather find a mate in Rp, ask a friend to Rp him/her, or put up an adoption thread! Apprentices may not become pregnant, as the eldest apprentice (12 moons) would translate to only 15 years of age as a human.
clans & characters » You may only have characters in one clan at a time. Once these characters die, you may create new characters in new clans. Up to four characters are allowed, however a fourth character can only be created with permission from the staff, which will be granted if you've proven to be an active member and have roleplayed each of your characters without neglecting another.
backstories » When creating your character, it is encouraged to be creative. However, we ask that characters do not have any other clans in their backstory, other than the five clans. Half-clan cats, including clanxclan or clanxoutsider, can only be created with permission from your clan leader, or be born through the course of the roleplay. Loner history from now on will only be allowed with leader permission or if properly acted out during the role-play. Characters cannot be related to any cats in the books, as we are set too far in the past to know. We also ask that you receive permission from your clan leader before including any crimes, such as murder, in your backstory.
aging » Since Gatherings are every two weeks, you may age warriors and apprentices one moon every two weeks or one moon every week. It is up to the roleplayer. Kits are the only exception, who must remain kits for at leastthree weeks.
size » The images below are simply guidelines to prevent unrealistically large or small cats. They don't have to be completely accurate.
adults maximum -
apprentices maximum -
kits maximum -
names » All prefixes must remain natural, and be able to be experienced in the cats. Since the clans are located in England, it is encouraged to name your cats based off of their surroundings. The only exceptions are the prefixes Lion, Tiger, and Leopard since they are part of the clans' mythology. Unnatural prefixes, such as Dragon, are strictly forbidden. A name guide with further information can be found here. Members may only have the same names as characters from the books if one of these three things is different from the canon character: gender, appearance, clan.
killing in general » Your character is not invincible, and will not be exempt from the plot. Your character can be killed off if the circumstances are appropriate; for example, your character ends up trapped against many enemies. In this situation, your character will likely not have a high chance at surviving, so if you value your character, do not put them in a dangerous situation. Staff will never target or single out anyone's character to be killed.
killing your characters » You may kill your character after two weeks have passed since joining the roleplay. We ask that their death be planned and be roleplayed out realistically. Characters may not commit suicide.
killing other characters » Killing someone else's character can be done only if the circumstances allow for it; for example, that character has put themselves at the mercy of yours. Like the 'killing in general' rule, the same applies here. Any conflict can be sent to the staff if need be.
battle » Your character is not invincible, and when you fight, you will likely get hurt. Please do not auto-hit aka making your character hit another person's character one or more times without giving the other person a chance to defend against the attack. If your character is more agile, they will likely be able to dodge more often. Do not abuse this, you may not dodge every single attack. If you feel your partner is roleplaying unfairly, or there is a disagreement on who the winner is, you are encouraged to send screenshots of the fight to a staff member and we will respond asap.
breaking the code » Any character may break the warrior code, but by doing so, must be willing to accept the consequences of their actions! If you choose a mate from a different clan, you must accept that the relationship will be cursed; whether it is doomed to fail, the kits die or become malicious, and the like. The severity of the codes are different, of course. If you are a kit and you choose to leave camp, understand that if you are not rescued by a warrior in time, your character may die. If you are an apprentice and you eat while out hunting, you might have to do extra chores and go without a meal. In other words, by breaking the warrior code, depending on the severity of course, you put your character's destiny, or even life, at risk.
forbidden love & other major codes » Since we do not need a ridiculously large amount of these going on at once, it is required that members ask permission from their clan leader before roleplaying out any of the following: forbidden romance, assassination or murder plots, and other major codes.
common courtesy » God-modding: the act of making your character do anything without limitations, power-playing: controlling characters that are not your own, and the like will not be tolerated here. In other words, do not make your cat do anything outside the realms of physics and nature. Your character cannot read minds, or magically know things they otherwise wouldn't know.
chats » We ask that members roleplay in local when there are two or more participants. General chat should be used for solitary roleplay only. Staff will also make announcements in general chat. Group chat should be used for talking out-of-character.
roaming » We allow members to roam around the map oocly as they please. If you stumble upon a roleplay that does not take place in your clan, we ask that you not disturb or watch them.
Beeheart // DayAndNight: My discord isn't loading up. I'm gonna get on now and chat via general or something. Checked Discord's server status, seems that Eastern North America is having problem with it..
Sept 14, 2017 19:44:25 GMT -5
ashheart: can somebody help me
Sept 16, 2017 3:46:44 GMT -5
ashheart: where do i post my application
Sept 16, 2017 3:47:12 GMT -5
Jackenope: What application Ashheart?
Sept 16, 2017 7:50:46 GMT -5
ashheart: new members but i did find it
Sept 16, 2017 8:36:40 GMT -5
ashheart: and then im having problems with the map :/
Sept 16, 2017 8:38:08 GMT -5
ashheart: i don't know how to get the map working
Sept 16, 2017 8:40:55 GMT -5
ashheart: Jackenope can you help me
Sept 16, 2017 9:02:13 GMT -5
Andy Dandy: Do you have discord? It might be easier to reach help there
Sept 16, 2017 9:21:37 GMT -5
Andy Dandy: but make sure you're on OpenGL
Sept 16, 2017 9:22:07 GMT -5
Andy Dandy: if you dont know how to do that, go into your FeralHeart options, click Video, and click Rendering system, then switch from Direct3D9 to OpenGL.
Sept 16, 2017 9:24:42 GMT -5
Andy Dandy: if you're already on OpenGL, that means you'll have to delete some files. I think there's a guide somewhere on the site that will say what are best to delete.
Sept 16, 2017 9:25:18 GMT -5