Senior Warriors

Senior Warriors are the cats who make up the trusted inner circle of the leader. Generally speaking they’re at least second year warriors (though there are exceptions) and the grand majority will have been given an apprentice as a show of faith (again, there are exceptions for cases where a cat is simply not suited to mentoring).

What is a Senior Warrior

The rank of Senior Warrior belongs to the cats who comprise the inner circle of the Clan Leader and Deputy. These cats are trusted to lead patrols, train apprentices and help run the clan. Here at CoSC the rank has nothing to do with age, and the onset of a new leader could even result in the removal of a cat from the rank.

Most often the making of a senior warrior is marked by that cat becoming a mentor. It should be noted that, much like becoming a Mentor, becoming a Senior Warrior is a privilege, not a right.

Becoming a Senior Warrior

In character the only way to become a senior warrior is to have a strong enough relationship with the leader to be one of the cats they wish to have in their inner circle, trusted with important responsibilities. Being given an apprentice is a clear indication of Senior Status, though cats who have not mentored would be told outright that they’re a part of that leader’s circle.

Responsibilities of a Senior Warrior

  • Lead Patrols (as Assigned)
  • Advise Leader & Deputy (as Requested)
  • Mentoring Apprentices (as Assigned)

Typical Mentoring

This listing reflects an apprentice who is completely average at all things and how they would advance though their lessons. This is intended as a quick-refrence tool and fuller documentation can be found on the various lessons in the Mentoring File.

1st Moon (Beginning Level)

  • Borders Tour
  • Introduce Responsibilities
  • Introduce the Code
  • Hunting Foundations (Stalking, Scenting, Tracking, Tactics)
  • Battle Foundations (Vulnerabilities, Field Medicine)
  • Reporting Skills
  • Physical Conditioning

2nd Moon (Beginning Level)

  • Code Memorized
  • Hunting Foundations Mastered
  • Reporting Skills Mastered
  • Physical Conditioning Solid
  • Hunting Skills (Practical Hunting) 

3rd Moon (Intermediate Level)

  • Upgrade Responsibilities
  • Hunting Skills – Beginning Level Mastered
  • Hunting Skills (Practical Hunting)
  • Hunting Skills – Clan Strategies
  • Battle Training – Strikes, Attacks, & Blocks
  • Battle Training – Practical Combat Experience

4th Moon (Intermediate Level)

  • Hunting Skills – Clan Strategies Mastered
  • Hunting Skills (Practical Hunting)
  • Battle Training – Strikes, Attacks, & Blocks Mastered
  • Battle Training – Practical Combat Experience
  • Code – Advanced Study

5th Moon (Advanced Level)

  • Adjust Responsibilities, shifting stress to sentry duty and hunting patrols
  • Hunting Skills – Intermediate Level Mastered
  • Hunting Skills (Practical Hunting)
  • Battle Training – Advanced Battle techniques, Art of Teamwork
  • Battle Training – Practical combat Experience

6th Moon (Advanced Level)

  • Adjust Responsibilities, should be on hunting patrols as if an adult, sentry duty as if adult, and starting to work on border patrols)
  • Hunting Skills – Advanced Level Mastered
  • Battle Training – Advanced Techniques & Art of Teamwork Mastered
  • Battle Training – Practical Combat Experience
  • Visit to Highstones

Does a cat really have to mentor to become a Sr Warrior?

No. A leader might have a cat who’s excellent at leading a patrol, but is completely unsuited to mentoring. The leader might choose to promote that cat to their inner circle.