Curse of Lycanthropy. A humanoid creature can be afflicted with the curse of lycanthropy after being wounded by a lycanthrope, or if one or both of its parents are lycanthropes. A remove curse spell can rid an afflicted lycanthrope of its curse, but a natural born lycanthrope can only be cured with a wish.

A lycanthrope can either embrace its curse or resist it.

By resisting the curse, a lycanthrope retains its normal alignment and personality while in humanoid form. It lives its life as it always has, burying deep the bestial urges raging inside it. However, when the full moon rises, the curse becomes too strong to resist, transforming the individual into its beast form-or a horrible hybrid form that combines animal and humanoid traits. When the moon wanes, the beast within can be controlled once again. Especially if the cursed creature is unaware of its condition, it might not remember the events of its transformation, though those memories often haunt them as dreams.

Some individuals see little point in fighting the curse, accepting who they are. With time and experience, they learn to master their shape changing ability and can assume beast form or hybrid form at will. Most lycanthropes that embrace their bestial natures succumb to blood lust, becoming evil, opportunistic creatures that prey on the weak.

Werewolf. A werewolf is a savage predator. In its humanoid form, a werewolf has heightened senses, a fiery temper, and a tendency to eat rare meat. Its wolf form is a fearsome predator, but its hybrid form is more terrifying by far- a furred and well-muscled humanoid body topped by a ravening wolf’s head. A werewolf can wield weapons in hybrid form, though it prefers to tear foes apart with its powerful claws and bite.

Most werewolves flee civilized lands not long after becoming afflicted. Those that reject the curse fear what will happen if they remain among their friends and family. Those that embrace the curse fear discovery and the consequences of their murderous acts. In the wild, werewolves can form packs that include wolves and dire wolves.

Known Weaknesses: Silvered or Magical Weapons, Banetoxins, and Ingested Poisons.

Method of Attack: Werewolves, when hunting take their time stalking and killing their prey. They often enjoy toying with their prey as they kill them slowly. Their claws and fangs can attack foes in a flurry leaving them severely injured. When bitten by a werewolf there is a chance one could contract lycanthropy.

Methods of Successful Vanquishing: Alfo.


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