I’ll be honest…this is arguably the most stressful part of the entire process.
If you guys haven’t noticed yet, I’m a very…particular person. I don’t like when things come out off or don’t sound right or don’t look right. It’s a curse really. It means I edit the same paragraph twenty times without writing anything more. And I get mad a fluffy white cats when they don’t do what I want. (See latest live stream)
Character building tends to put me in the same kind of mood because there are so many factors I have to consider. Age, build, history, parentage, sex, gender, sexuality, social standing, emotional stability, etc.
All of these little pieces make up a character and it feels almost like a disservice not to try and understand each of my characters to the best of my ability.
Luckily I have a few ideas for some of our characters.
For our Cliffs we will be starting off with a mated pair, which definitely helps with starting that Clan.
The Quarry Cats should have at least…seven cats. One kit, two warriors, one Queen, a leader,a deputy and a medicine cat. Which should be fine to get us started.
And we have one more territory to work on. I’m oscillating between forest area and open farmland. I like forest best, mostly because it gives us a bit of familiarity when it comes to how a clan can function. I’m not sure if I want to create a culture for this Clan or if we want to build one organically.
The Forest Territory would be another new territory, so I’m leaning toward only having one cat start there, but I’m not quite sure yet. Let me know your thoughts guys.
Other Characters I’ve considered are:
Two old crones that are sisters and a bit quirky, very attuned to Nyx
New Queen with incredibly young kits
Kittypet siblings that decided to go to different clans
A group of cats that live near a park
Everything else I’m working on slowly. This is the part that’s gonna take the longest for me because deciding where and how to start is the hardest part. Also, finding the right main characters for us to focus on can be a task in and of itself.
I may put up a request video for OCs soon but there are going to be a lot of caveats to that so stay tuned guys.