Current Name: Shinefang
Other Names, if any: Shinekit, Shinepaw
Age (in moons): 103
Sexual Orientation: Hetero
Creation date: 9/13/17
Age at creation: 96 moons
Current Affiliation/Clan: Skyclan
Former Affiliation/Clan, if any: N/A
Rank: Medicine Cat
Fur Color(s): Pale ginger
Fur Texture: Coarse
Fur Length: Long
Markings: White socks on every foot
Eye Color: Bright amber, almost orange
Body Type/Structure: Broad-shouldered and heavy
Voice: varies between and grumbling mumble and croaky yowl
Scars / Deformities: Shredded ears, one eye missing, scar on one half of lip that looks like eternal grimace, scar on chest and belly.
Diseases / Conditions: Joints are beginning to stiffen in cold weather.
Mother (s): Cloudyday
Sibling(s): Gorsefur, Yellowfoot, Windpelt
Offspring: All deceased: (Whiskerkit @Chameleon ) / Settingkit @Mystical / Shadowkit (blue jellie)
Sisters-in-law: Flickerfur @blue jellie / Speckledspring @RedHead
Brother-in-law: Servaltuft @Socks
Nephew: Fennecfur @Socks
Mentor(s): Daydream (unofficial)
Former Warrior Apprentice(s): Ravenfluff @CandyFlossCat / Fennelheart @Chameleon / Specklespring @RedHead / Turtlebright @starfall
Medicine cat Apprentices: Juniperpaw (unofficial and sharing duties with Daydream).
Friend(s): (Future) Oakpaw @Role
Enemies: Nighthowl (Undercover)
Significant Other: Slatepelt (Deceased) @Duststorm
Overview: Shinefang is a crotchety grouch of a cat who is too stubborn to join the elders even though he complains like one. He is also a sarcastic wise-cracking tom who loves to make jokes, especially if they make other cats uncomfortable, and says pretty much whatever is on his mind because he's too old to care. He is angry and bitter often, especially at Starclan who he blames for taking his mate from him and robbing them of a chance for a happy life together. He has spent his life as a warrior in service to Skyclan and serves his clan with all the love and devotion of a mate. He loves kits and loves to play with them, but only if no one is looking.
Traits: Short-tempered * Particular * Stubborn
More Logical or More Emotional?: Emotional
Favorite Season: Greenleaf
Favorite Food(s): Rabbit
Greatest Hope: To give the Starclan jerk some claws to the face for taking his mate from him!
Greatest Strength: Determination
Greatest Weakness: Stubborn
Worst Nightmare: His mate rejecting him in Starclan
Deepest Darkest Secret: He blames himself for Slatepelt dying because he got her pregnant.
Most Treasured Memory: Curling next to Slatepelt in the warrior's den and her calling him a "silly furball"
The story so far:
Shinefang was born in the old Skyclan territory to Lionleap and Cloudyday. Lionleap, his father, was a respected warrior, but was kill by a badger when Shinekit was still in the nursery. He had been an apprentice for about 2 moons when his mother, Cloudyday, came down with greencough. She refused to take any of the sparse supply of catmint, insisting that the elders and kits have all they needed. Desperate to save her, Shinepaw disobeyed his mentor and left Skyclan territory and went to twoleg place having heard that catmint is often found in their gardens. He managed to make it to the twoleg place and find some catmint that had survived the snow in a garden but he was cornered and attacked by a kittypet who lived there and lost his right eye in the attack. He managed to get the precious leaves back to Skyclan territory before collapsing just inside the border and being rescued by a patrol, but his mother had already succumbed to her illness and died. He became mates with Slatepelt not long after the two became warriors, and soon they found out that she was expecting kits. Shinefang was overjoyed and spent every second of his available spare time with her before she was ready to kit. But when the kits came, everything went wrong. One after another, the kits were born dead, then Slatepelt's bleeding wouldn't stop and she died as a result of complications. Shinefang was devastated. He pulled away from all the cats who cared about him and threw himslef into his warrior duties. He became vocal about his anger toward Starclan and blamed them for taking his mate and kits away, and was angry at his mate too for leaving him all alone. In battle he was fearless and reckless and got sent to the medicine den often for battle-related injuries, so often in fact that he began to pick up a few things about herbs and healing. One by one, his siblings died like brave warriors, leaving him on his own. When he turned 96 moons it began to become difficult for him to keep up with patrols and knew that it was about time for him to retire but refused, hating the idea of spending his days sitting along with his thoughts. Instead, when Ebonyfrost left, he approached Grousestar and asked him to allow him to fill the role of medicine cat so that he could keep serving his beloved clan in a way that would hopefully be less physically demanding. Auroraflame, the Skyclan deputy, came to talk to him not long after he was appointed and was displeased by the fact that he had not been compelled to become the medicine cat by Starclan and had more or less just asked for the job. Shinefang sensed her displeasure and began to speak to her in a snide, defensive manner. He came across an apprentic named Oakpaw who was injured by a twoleg monster and treated them but was unable to restore her foot. He met Daypaw and Juniperpaw at his first gathering as a medicine cat and offered Daypaw the chance to take whatever herbs they needed for Shadowclan in order to cope with the loss of herbs after the flood. He fought two cats at the gathering and sustained minor injuries. He lost his first patient when an apprentice named Acornpaw came in complaining of a head injury. Shinefang treated the flesh wound and fed the apprentice poppy seeds, certain he'd recover but he was dead the next morning. In a rage, he scattered his herbs all over his den floor just as Daypaw, Juniperpaw, and Nightpaw showed up to collect the herbs. Aware that as an older cat he may not survive leafbare, Shinefang selected three Skyclan cats to teach basic herbs for injuries and train Juniperpaw in combat injuries as well.