Accept no imitations ☆ Staffies ☆ 30 year old Pureblood Human ☆ Mousie
Heard some howling? I bet you’re curious about WEREWOLVES, huh.
Not the easiest thing to spot unless you’re out on a full moon and run into one. But in that case you’ll be lucky if you live to tell the tale -- or don’t come back as one yourself. Every ordinary day, they’re just like you and me. However, when it gets closer to the full moon, they will start to look as though they’re feeling ill (this doesn’t mean you can accuse everyone who gets ill near the next full moon of being a werewolf!). Of course, this is Australia too, so you’re not likely to get a wolf you come across one night, with a real wolf... we don’t have native wolves. If you see a wolf in the outback, you’re likely looking at a werewolf.
So how does one become this? Luckily, they’re not common enough in Australia that attacks often occur, but essentially its a condition that’s caused by infection with lycanthropy, occurring when a human is bitten by a transformed werewolf. They differ from an animagus in that they don’t transform by choice, and with each full moon the person changes into a large almost-wolf creature that doesn’t remember who they are and could kill anyone in their path, even family or friends. There’s no known cure for this infection, but the Wolfsbane potion can make them less dangerous by allowing the werewolf to keep their human brain during transformation.
Sometimes a human is bitten by a werewolf in human form (you know, those bar brawls get out of hand sometimes), but they are not infected -- they simply tend to get a few lupine tendencies like craving rare meat and being a little more aggressive. It is rare that werewolves have children (females cannot carry to term at all, often miscarrying within the first or second full moon because of the violent change in their body), but unlikely that it is hereditory in any way.
What else is so special about werewolves? Well they have very sharp animal-like senses, meaning they can often hear or smell you long before you can sneak up on them. They’re also quite a bit stronger than ordinary humans and are rather sturdy, able to heal quite quickly. You’re not gonna knock one of them out with a single punch at any time unless you’ve got some heavy duty weight, or maybe some silver knuckles. They also tend to have just a fraction longer lifespan than ordinary humans... not like hundreds of years, for the most part they age around a similar rate as a human, but can live to around 150-170 years before passing away of old age.
Here at Tally, there are two main types of werewolves: feral and non-feral. Non-feral ones have less issues with temper and controlling strong emotions. Feral werewolves are more animalistic and have larger issues controlling their strong emotions. Feral werewolves aren't necessarily 'bad' people, though.
Yeah, werewolves are not fond of silver, it leaves them feeling pretty darn uncomfortable and doesn’t make for a happy werewolf person. Prolonged exposure can make them quite weak and eventually sick, and a fatal strike with it can kill them. But apart from that, its best to just avoid wandering around during the full moon if you know there’s a werewolf loose.