Beyond the Horizons is a literate warriors roleplay.
Peace has been shattered over the course of an unforgettable gathering. Blood litters the eyelids of those who've seen, and for those who haven't; the worst is yet to come. "They're beneath us."
once a month, an outstanding member will be voted as Member of the Month by the users (: They won't win anything special but sincere recognition. and they are probably better than you
once a month, the admins of bth will chose a character they believe deserves a standing ovation. They will be awarded with adoring fans and perhaps a catchy show tune. don't count on it
once a month, a paring, or kitty couple will be chosen by the admins to be worshipped by everyone. That means that this pairing is just awww so sticky, sweet, cute, or their chemistry is so sizzling that everyone in a 20 mile radios is getting hot just by observation. oh baby.
BTH HAS LONG CLOSED
Please join us at The Apostles for a new warriors rp experience!
I also cannot delete BTH - she will rest. Goodnight, sweet prince.
July 27th, 2015 ,
Another year has passed and wow, we're gonna try this again.
Alright, so after some lengthy discussion, and a few persistant members (you know who you are;) ) bth is open. again. I understand if you're completely weary of rejoining a site that has been on and off again more than Rachel and Ross in friends, but we're gonna try and make it enjoyable. As for now we're going to try and keep bth moderately active. We can't promise anyting exciting, like a fast-paced plot, or site-wide activites, but we can offer a sanctuary for those who are interested in leisurely roleplay. I understand warrior rps are dying out, and we want to offer a home to those who want to feel the thrill of pretending to be a cat...online..yeah...I completely understand how great this is. Anyways, if you're a returning or new member, bth welcomes you! Make sure to check out our lovely activity check and high positions, and then once that's settled, feel free to roleplay! We'll try to keep it interesting.
The snow has melted, new-leaf has sprung and past, and now green-leaf is upon us. The weather has been humid, gray and overcast. The sun has refused to shine since Morningstreak's unexplainable death, and the clans are beginning to grow agitated. There's a tightness in the air, setting everybody on edge. Fights have been breaking out amongst clanmates, border scuffles are growing more and more common; the hunger and the lack of light has been biting even the friendliest of cats. And to make matters worse, Starclan has remained ominously cavalier. Their messages are short of being impossible to decode. The images they leave are blurred faces and muffled voices. The forest cats are suffering, not only from starvation, but from confusion. The lack of knowledge is belittling - fate is running thin and felines are beginning to doubt the forces they believed in most.
Once a month (usually more often) the staff will post updates, and important announcements. Make sure to read them closely, most of them will contain important information. This information includes knowledge on current events, important dates, or Wish being a dip (:
Whether you're new, or you're leaving for an extended period of time, make sure to drop us a line and let us know by creating a thread in this board. If you're new, don't be shy, we promise we don't bite. If your quitting, perhaps we might.
After completion a thread will eventually find its way here. Finished threads are stored on this board. This keeps other boards less cluttered and orderly. If a thread is finished, and has yet to be moved, make sure to let an admin know. BTH has a rich history, if you're ever bored there are several historic roleplays to experience.
This is the origin of your characters. Before a character can be roleplayed, their biography must be created here. Once it is completed and ready for analysis, an admin will either accept or reject your character. If accepted it will be moved to the appropriate sub-board, if rejected it will be left alone for corrections.
Anything that concerns your characters can be found here. Whether it be a plot, a relationship, a mentor, or an apprentice. Newly born kits, and unwanted characters are also pawned off here. It's a jack of all trades sort of board.
Think of this board as your own personal 'space'. Here you can make your very own thread. This thread is generally used to keep track of characters, templates, and other important bits of information that pertains to your characters.
A small range of mountains take claim as Highstones. In the midst of rumble lays a dark, musty cave that homes an eerie, almost ghastly rock. In any other light, it would be just a boulder, but in the moonlight it becomes the entrance into Starclan.
Four great oaks stand guarding the neutral lands of the four great clans. It is here that each territory merges into one, and it is here that cats gather in peace. Every full moon when the sky is heavy with stars, clan cats will unite and for the night become one.
In the heart of the forest resides the Thunderclan Camp. The entrance is a well camouflaged, sandy ravine. Ancient paw prints lead you through the gorse tunnel, and into a bustling community. At it's center lays the legendary Highrock. It is there the leader addresses his clan, and it is there the clan assembles.
A collection of oaks, maples, and birches shelter Thunderclan from the blundering heat. The forest is only paw steps away from the camp. Making it an ideal place for a quick hunt. Many well-known landmarks live famously within the forest limits. Such as the Owl-Tree, and the two-leg path that leads through Tallpines, and onward to the two-leg place.
Legend has it that its great branches stretch all the way to Starclan. The Great Sycamore is where apprentices learn how to climb trees. Only a few paces away lay snakerocks, a dangerous hunting ground where deadly adders wait patiently for the moment to strike. It's also the gateway to the Thunderpath which takes you to the Shadowclan border.
A training hollow surrounded by trees. This clearing is unusually sandy, creating a soft environment for learning apprentices to battle-train. The sandy hollow lays within the depths of the forest; making it the perfect mid-afternoon battle-session on the way back from a hunt.
As harmless as a collection of sunning rocks seem, this treasure of Thunderclan is the cause of many gruesome battles. Many cats have lost their lives for these rocks, and triumphantly they sit, perched in Thunderclan soil. Yet, Riverclan watches, waiting, perfectly for the moment to make their claim.
A natural dip in the grassy moorland provides a sheltered camp for the lithe Windclan warriors. Once through the gorse walls, you'd be surprised to find only a couple of dens. Windclan warriors and apprentices sleep beneath the stars, true warriors to Starclan. A tall stone sits near the rear of the camp, this is the Tallrock, where every important decision is declared.
Rolling, grassy hills make up the majority of Windclan territory. A few clumps of heather, and other brush contribute to the land scape. Many abandoned rabbit holes inhabit the grassland, so keep your eyes on the ground. The moorland gradually fades into one last downhill run, and Fourtrees sits on the horizon.
A badger doesn't live here anymore, but its scent is still strong. Long ago a badger lived inside this burrow, but for some unknown reason it left. The scent is now used to teach apprentices to stay far, and clear away from this viscous animal. Rumors says the scent leads all the way to Riverclan territory.
The thundering water of the gorge can be heard at great distances. It is also the tell-tale sign that you are getting close to Riverclan territory. Not only is it dangerously close to another clan, but it is a forbidden playland for apprentices. The frightening fall, and gushing water can mean certain death for any foolish cat.
These large, smooth rocks slope up above the moorland, providing the perfect look-out station. Apprentices are often assigned here to test their alertness and patience. Atop the rocky ledge, you can see far out into the horizon. A little ways away from Outlook Rock is the Thunderpath. This marks the border between Shadowclan.
A gushing, gurgling river surrounds the Riverclan camp. It is here where the water inclined warriors make their home. A high wall of reeds shelter the cats from rain and wind. While draping willows provide shade during the blistering summers. Most of the dens are constructed by reeds, and other nick knacks found on the shore. On the far side of camp a cluster of rocks attract heat from the sun, and make perfect dozing spots for tired warriors.
A bubbling, swirling mass of water runs right through Riverclan's territory, and it is this river that gives them their name. The river provides a collection of resources for the clan. Not only does it keep them fed, but it shelters their camp from danger. The river is not too deep, but for those who are faint of heart, there is a group of stepping stones that may carry you across.
It's hardly big enough to be called a forest, but this cluster of trees is able to sustain a bustling woodland community.The treeline runs along the Thunderclan border, and is almost as disputing as the Sunningrocks. Fortunately Riverclan is still able to defend it proudly, and will cling to this piece of land for many moons to come.
On occasion the water can become life-threatening to the warriors of Riverclan. It is at times like this when they are forced to use the Two-Leg Bridge. At one time, during a flood, the Riverclan warriors had to take safety atop the wooden planks, and since then it has been a well-noted back up plan. Regardless, the bridge is typically left alone.
The falls mark the end of the gorge, and also signify the most dangerous landmark in Riverclan territory. It's rushing currents make it almost impossible to swim. It is suicide to even tempt it. The thundering currents are also a reminder of the distinct border with Windclan, and it is here that blood has spilled.
The Shadowclan camp sits in a humble dip in the earth, reinforced with prickly brambles, and dense undergrowth, making it almost impossible to enter. Like much of the territory the camp's floor is soft, cool, and mushy. Underneath the roots of a large oak is where the leader slumbers. While important meetings are held atop a large smooth boulder propped up against a second rock. Beneath the two rocks is where the medicine cat dwells.
The marshlands cover the majority of Shadowclan's territory. Frogs, voles, and mice live within the boggy surface. Brush clutters the soft, earthy ground, making perfect camouflage for the Shadowclan warriors. There is a lack of trees in the marshes, so protection from the blistering heat is something Shadowclan warriors have to live without.
Apprentices and kits are taught at a young age to stay clear from the garbage dump. The rats who live there carry a deadly, nameless disease that is known for taking many innocent lives. Cats are considered foolish for even considering hunting there. But that doesn't stop those who do.
Long ago this Sycamore was tall and proud. It's leaves stretched toward the sky. But during a storm the tree was struck by lightning, and was destroyed. Now it's bare branches offer a significant landmark for the Shadowclan cats. Apprentices are brought here for training, and it's also a popular location for hunting patrols.
The tunnel below the thunderpath is one of Shadowclan's most valuable secrets. Its silver lined channel leads straight into Thunderclan territory. Not only does it provide shaded transportation, but along the Thunderpath is a strip of pines, providing another useful hunting ground for the Shadowclan warriors. The thunderpath is not only the border with Thunderclan, but with Windclan as well.
A swath of two-leg houses stretch on for miles along the Thunderclan border. Nothing interesting other than a collection of Thunderpaths lay beyond the fence. The only cats who live here are kitty-pets and the occasional loner. These lands are forbidden to the clan cats. But sometimes, these rules are broken.
Across the Thunderpath lays a quaint, little country home quipped with a barn. Cats are welcome to dwell in the barn, clan and non-clan alike. There are few permanent residents, but those who are, are often allies of the clan cats. The barn is most commonly used as a resting place after the long trek to Highstones.
The Thunderpath stretches through the four clan's territories, severing Shadowclan off from the rest. The hot sticky, surface leads to faraway distant lands. Most cats tend to stay away, due to the reckless monsters that drive on it's tacky surface. Only the most brave, or foolish stick around.
There's an unclaimed plot of land between Windclan and the barn. Although made of mostly tall prairie grass, there are a few trees dotted here and there. Loners are typically found living in this area. They are mostly friendly cats, but as the warrior codes insists, they should not be trusted.
Beyond Highstones is a stretch of rocky hills, and vast moorland. Off in the distance is tattered, abandoned farmlands. It is here that you would find rogues fighting for survival. There is little food, and a poor source of water. Only the strongest survive.
Think of it as your home away from home. Now think of your home as the IC boards. If that made sense to you, then congratulations. To make this easier, this is our 'general' discussion. Our main OC board. You may talk about anything here.
Are you talented? Well, come on it's sharing time! If you have some sort of talent, such as drawing, writing, or under-water basket-weaving then this is the place for you. Here we will either crush your dreams or stroke your ego. It's one hell of a thrill.
BTH doesn't technically have a money system but that doesn't mean we can't have shops! Instead you poor suckers will be working for free (: If you have some sort of graphics or art you want to 'sell' then scuttle on over and create yourself a shop! Sharing is caring!
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