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This universe contains all sentient canines including foxes, dogs, coyotes, wolves, and wild dog types.


World Lore


Werewolf Basics

Werewolfism or “lycanthropia” is known as a genetic mutation that only occurs in less than 0.02% of the canine population and only in anthro canines with wolf DNA (at least 85%). Their existence helped push for “Domestic” breeds over time.

Wolfen perception of werewolves is that it is a noble breed, the last connection to their ancestors. Ancient culture it is said that a werewolf's main traits are reflections of themselves and that if one could master their lycanthropy, they would find true bliss on the other side.  All others perceive them with fear and prejudice. This tension lead to political ties being cut between canine families.

Werewolves, unshifted, stand around 6 feet and shifted can grow between 7 and 9 feet tall depending on mixing (eye level with the largest of the bears) 300-600 lbs with as little as 12% bodyfat. Their claws are elephant piercing and jaw strength rival jaguars. Their gate at full gate tops around 40MPH.




Werewolf Symptoms

not mutually exclusive

Do to their unstable genetics, werewolves are known to go through rapid “shifts” but their basic physiology changes as well. Most commonly: Increased biomass, up to quadruple strength, increased teeth and bone density, thickened skin, increased appetite, etc.

 Lycanthropia has been documented for some patients as a near religious experience. To some it's be claimed as a separate entity To many its seen as an intrinsic part of who they are. However due to societal pressure, more often than not corrective measures are advocated for from all sides as many are convinced it is necessary for their health and the safety of society at large.

"Demon eyes"

All reported cases of patients within days of their first shift report eye pain as the structure of their eyes change internally. When shifting their eyes take on a while glow paired with dark sclera. Though some have testified to a red reflection in the tapetum, no such cases have been documented.


Enlarged canine teeth  that protrude over the lip (Common)
Permanent body growth in unshifted form.(Common)
Werewolf shifts are total blackouts and the patient is unable to recall any events during transformation. (common)
 Dual Entity: 
in which a werewolf “side” can create a separate consciousness within the host. Often the Host and werewolf side can communicate mentally. Personalities between the two are usually different. (uncommon) 
Sixth sense:
 A form of extreme hypersensitivity, enhancing all senses to incredible levels. Sensitivity to atmosphere creates a vibrational feedback against the skin, meaning objects can be felt at a short distance with near pinpoint accuracy. perception is heightened to detect unseen, unheard but peasant figures using wind current and seismic sensation. Hearing smell and sight are all enhanced greatly.  This can cause panic attacks in overstimulating places, and cause lashing out in panicked patients. (uncommon) 
Because of the immense caloric intake needed to shift, doing so without enough fat stores can be dangerous on its own. However Hyperthyrodism is the far end of that spectrum, it's a continuous condition causing difficulty sleeping, decreased bone density, atrophy, deterioration of muscles, and in extreme cases, cardiac arrest. If not satiated or properly medicated, shifting will deteriorate internal organs for nutrients if sufficient fat stores are not available. (uncommon)

Black Blood
Over production of the werewolf protein causes a darkened pigment in their blood. In ancient times werewolves with this trait were subject of religious sacrifice. This protein has a chemical reaction to atmospheric oxygen causing a steam-like vapor from their wounds. Inhalation can cause dizziness. (Rare)
increase keratin create quills or scales along the hide. Scales are typically wide and flat whereas quills are skinny and sharp. It's believed these are evolutionary adaptions for offensive or defensive fighting. These are not present when unshifted and fall off after patients return to normal. However fur will generally remain rough to the touch and very stiff.

Pure silver is an irritant, as the mutation causes an allergy to it. Thus, mixed metal muzzles, chains, collars are typical adornments if imprisoned. It can cause anything from light irritation to chemical burns but restricts the body's urge  to fully transform. There is ongoing testing to develop a cure for Lycanthropia using silver metals within the body.

(Additional treatments to be added)


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