A Deputy Ceremony is when a Clan leader (or in rare cases the medicine cat) appoints a new deputy after the death of the previous leader or deputy.
- The leader calls a Clan meeting, and appoints the new Clan deputy.
An example would be Brokenstar's ceremony in Yellowfang's Secret, page 416:
- Raggedstar: "Cats of ShadowClan! We have lost Cloudpelt and we grieve for him. But the life of the Clan must continue. It is time to appoint a new deputy. I say these words before the body of Cloudpelt, and in the presence of the spirits of my ancestors, that they may hear and approve my choice. Brokentail will be the new deputy of ShadowClan. True, Brokentail is still younger than most of you, but ShadowClan has never had a braver or more skillful warrior. He is an example to us all, and it will be a great honor to lead the Clan with him."