"DriftClan is strong. We will be determined to keep our Clan safe from danger and harms way, and nothing will destroy our willpower." — Creekstar during the Great Fire in the First Territory.
DriftClan is one of the five Clans in the Forest of Fallen Light. They currently live to the west of the Gathering Area (when facing the cats from the High Ridge) on a flat, stoney mountain top with little greenery, with the exception of the ferns and trees around the camp.
DriftClan is notorious for being the 'strongest' Clan. They have strong legs made for leaping and are known to harbor very stubborn and independent characteristics. They are known to often have light grey, white, and brown pelts. In battle, DriftClanners are usually very fierce, but most do show mercy. They are usually very short or stocky cats, but some are tall and skinny. This Clan has all kinds of different bloodlines, as when Creekstar was leader, she would allow exiled Clan cats and other non Clan cats to join. That being said, all kinds of different felines make their home in DriftClan, especially exiled or runaway MeadowClan cats from Wolfstar's reign.
The First Territory(top)
The DriftClan camp in the first territory was found in two large trees intertwining with eachother, that miraculously held up pieces of land from a half eroded mountain.
- Camp - Found near the top of the trees, where much of the land still hung on in a flat area. It is only accessible by leaping up the branches or by leaping to each land mass to another.
- Stone Bridge - A bridge found spanning across the water made of stone. It had started to fall apart over the moons, but not before the Clans had left due to the Great Fire. This was the only way to the Gathering, unless the cats would learn to swim across the waters.
- The Great Arches - Several stone arches that seemingly reach up to the sky and come back down to the ground near the camps.
- Training Grounds - An area near the base of the camp, held up by two branches.
- Vigil Ledge - A ridge found above the medicine cat den.
The camp is only accessible by leaping or climbing the branches. When you first enter the camp, you'll see a vast, flat, and lush area or greenery. The leader's den is accessed by walking up a slope and jumping into a hollow in one of the trees. The medicine den is found in a crack in the stone and goes back a bit farther. The warrior's den is in the side of part of the hill and continues on some of the tree's branches. The apprentice's den is a cave in some of the hills, accessed by walking across one of the branches. The elder's den in found in a cave and surrounded by ferns to keep the elder's warm. The nursery is found to the right of the elder's den and in considered a terrible place for a nursery, as its placed on the camp's edge, where kits can easily fall off.
The Second Territory(top)
The second territory is a vast plain region, where a large hill/mountain reaches high into the sky. It is flat on the top and mainly stoney. There is a river and a few trees and caves.
- Camp - The camp is on the flat top. There isn't much protection, but its a bit easy to defend due to the steep siding.
- Hawk Hill - A cliff at the edge of camp, where birds, rarely hawks, come to perch. Much of the land beyond the territory's can be seen from here.
- Whispering Pond - A large pond covered with lily pads connecting to the river, where its rumored to hear the whispers of both LightClan and Shadow Forest cats. During leaf-bare, when it freezes, elders say that they are no longer whispers, but screams of cats from the other side.
- Twoleg Cave System - A caved in area, most likely an old Twoleg mine, at the base of DriftClan's mountain camp. Cats can only go so far in this cave (a few fox-lengths) before passing out and miraculously turning up somewhere else in the territories. What happens when they pass out is a mystery.
- Wind Hill - A cliff not far from the ground above the medicine cat den.
- Vigil Ledge - A ridge near a tree top above the elder's den.
- Training Grounds - A sandy area beneath a high tree, one of the highest in camp, where apprentices must see how high they can jump and how quickly they can do it.
This camp is found on top of a flat, stoney mountain.
DriftClan was founded when five Clans known as EchoClan, EmberClan, LakeClan, ShadeClan, and SpiritClan, dispersed. The remaining members formed DriftClan, EclipseClan, and MeadowClan. The first leader of DriftClan was Thunderstar of EmberClan, and her deputy was Blazeforce of EmberClan as well. The first medicine cat was Spotmask of ShadeClan, and the first medicine cat apprentice was Tawnystripe of LakeClan. These cats had lived in the first territory for at least 500 moons before Claystar, one of the more recent DriftClan leaders, came to be. Since then, these cats have thrived off their main prey: birds like thrush and robins. Near the end of Creekstar's reign as leader, she had experienced many assassination attempts, some by her own Clanmates. These cats began fighting with EclipseClan due to a prophecy given by Shadowedstar of MeadowClan, who had lied to them to make them fight. The victorious Clan would be the one MeadowClan would ally with, but LightClan became angry and struck lightning down on the Clans. After the landscape catching fire, the cats hurried to the Gathering place and met with the other two Clans, trying to save as many cats as they could. No high position was wounded in this fire, but many others were left behind and left to an unknown fate. Once the cats reached their new homes, about a moon later, at the next Gathering, Kestrelcall, medicine cat of DriftClan, announced a new Clan for cats who wanted to leave and put their trust in Shadow Forest: TorrentClan. Many cats abandon their Clans and went there, but soon left and were not allowed back into their own Clans due to their treachory. Some now wander around as loners or rogues, but some remain as kittypets.
High Rank History(top)
Leaders and Their Deputies(top)
Name Deputies Status Successor Thunderstorm/star Blazeforce/star Dead, fell into a ravine saving kits Blazestar Blazeforce/star Vineclaw, Birchstorm/star Dead, old age Birchstar Birchstorm/star Stoneheart/star Unknown Stonestar Stoneheart/star Wrenscreech, Eaglescreech, Crowcall, Robincall/star Battle Wounds Robinstar Robincall/star Fogeyes/star Dead, Poisoned Fogstar Fogeyes/star Oakspring, Elkleap/star Dead, Battle Wounds Elkstar Elkleap/star Claymolten/star Dead, Drowned Claystar Claymolten/star Russetsun, Creekfoot/star Dead, Smoke Inhalation Creekstar Creekfoot/star Mountaindew, Solarflare, Fallensun/star Murdered by Kestrelcall While Saving Fallenstar Fallenstar Fallensun/star Tawnyface/star Dead, Murdered By Talonfall Tawnystar Tawnyface/star Ivysprout, Thornfall/star Unknown, Left Clan Thornstar Thornfall/star Lionclaw/star Dead, Unknown Illness Lionstar Lionstar Honeyclaw/star Dead, LightClan Called For Him Honeystar Honeystar Blazingskies/star Unknown, Left Clan Blazingstar Blazingskies/star Sunshower Unknown Sunstar Sunshower/star Batchaser Alive N/A
Medicine Cats and Their Apprentices(top)
Name Apprentices Status Successor Spotmask Tawnypaw/stripe Dead, Old Age Tawnystripe Tawnystripe Fernpaw/sun Dead, Old Age Fernsun Fernsun Peregrinepaw, Oceanpaw/eyes Dead, Killed By A Badger Oceaneyes Oceaneyes Streampaw, Streampaw/throat Dead, Drowned Streamthroat Streamthroat Palepaw/thistle Dead, Drowned Palethistle Palethistle Sedgepaw/fang Dead, Wounds Sedgefang Sedgefang Darkpaw, Dewpaw/pool Dead, Greencough Dewpool Dewpool Ashpaw/flower Dead, Drowned Ashflower Ashflower Kestrelpaw/call Dead, Murdered By Kestrelcall Kestrelcall Kestrelcall Frostedpaw/glow, Softpaw/shiver Dead, Murdered Softshiver Softshiver Juniperpaw/spots Dead, Asthma Attack Juniperspots Juniperspots Maplepaw/wind Dead, Carried Away By Eagle Maplewind Maplewind Breezepaw/song Dead, Crushed By A Tree Breezesong Breezesong Burnpaw/whisker Dead, Wounds Burrwhisker Burrwhisker Hazelpaw/breeze Unknown Hazelbreeze Hazelpaw/breeze Dreampaw/berry Unknown, Left Clan Smoggyskies Smoggyskies Deathpaw/berry Dead, Murdered By Roachjaw Deathberry Deathberry Sprucepaw, Mintpaw/feather Dead, Suicide With Deathberry Mintfeather Mintfeather Birdpaw Dead, Choked On Feather Birdpaw Birdpaw N/A Unknown Gingerbranch Gingerbranch N/A Alive N/A