Cats of WindClan: Tallstar
Name: Tallstar, Talltail
Identity: FtM Tom - He/Him
Orientation: Bisexual - Tom Leaning
Former Rank(s): Runner, Assassin, Escort, Tunneler
A short furred, long legged and longer tailed with large ears. Tallstar is black and white with white paws, a skunk stripe down his back and onto his tail and a small spray of freckles. His nose and paw pads are dark gray. Tallstar has a small gold ring in his left ear form his stint in the Shining Sun as an Assassin and fought everyone who attempted to make him take it out. His eyes are an intense amber.
Tallstar is a fiercely loyal and stubborn cat who’s willing to do anything for his clan. He’s popular among kits and apprentices for his many stories about the lands beyond the clans and within the kingdoms.
Tallstar has tried pretty much every rank in WindClan at some point- Tunneler, Runner, Escort albeit his heart has always belonged to the moor. Nicknamed Busypaw as an apprentice, Tallpaw was never able to stay still always trying new things and determined to find his place within the clan. Tallpaw always felt that he’d be most at home with a position between Escort and Moor Runner.
Being closer to his father than his mother, Tallpaw was devastated when Sandgorse died in the tunnels and was further upset when Heatherstar closed the Tunneler position altogether fearing more deaths and being disdainful of the discrimination and infighting that broiled between Moor Runners and Tunnelers.
Frustrated with his mother moving on, still being harassed by one of his denmates and unable to handle his grief, Tallpaw became more and more apathetic to WindClan and the cats within it. A bit after receiving his warrior name, Talltail left WindClan to take revenge on the cat that he blamed for killing his father, Sparrow.
He first tried to get answers from StarClan and the Souls but received nothing. Frustrated, he snuck through ThunderClan territory and slipped into the Shining Sun territory and requested to hang around. They agreed but informed him that he needed to pull his own weight. A bit of training later and Talltail became a Guardian Little-Fang albeit without a collar.
As assassins have permission to leave the territory on retrieval and hunting missions, Talltail leapt at the chance to pursue a familiar band of loners and rogues who were wanted for cattle-slaying.
Arassi Okohi joined him on his journey after them and Talltail quickly fell in love with the charismatic prince and his adventurous spirit. He revealed more and more of his past to him and Okohi listened sympathetically and loyally. The more he talked the greater the weight he felt released from his chest and by the time he finally caught up with Sparrow, he wasn’t sure if he really wanted to kill him anymore. He decided that he would have to- for his father’s sake if nothing else.
When he told Okohi, the tom asked him to really think it through before he did it. In the end, Talltail elected against killing Sparrow and instead saved his life and had it revealed to him that his father did the very same thing. Talltail escorted Sparrow and his rogues back to the Shining Sun Kingdom for discipline regarding the goats they killed and tried to settle in with the Sun. Despite his best efforts, without his mind clouded with rage and grief, Talltail found himself missing the open moor and his mother.
It was with a heavy heart that he spent one last day in the kingdom before allowing Okohi to escort him all the way back to WindClan territory. Talltail rejoined the clan and worked hard to show his clanmates he was here to stay. A few weeks later Talltail gave birth to Rubykit and Onyxkit.
Upon them becoming fully trained warriors, Onyxwhisker left WindClan with a band of rogues confessing to always feeling the urge to wander. Tallstar misses them dearly but would never tie them down. In the end, Onyxwhisker still comes by at times whenever his calvary is passing through the moor.
Parents: Nightbird (dame/deceased), Sandgorse (sire/deceased)
Sibling(s): Finchkit (sister/deceased),
Mate(s): Okohi (deceased)
Kit(s): Rubyfoot (daughter), Onyxwhisker (son)