Children of the Moon
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"Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night
may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright."
"The Lycanthrope. Werewolves, a dangerous and infectious breed! These are raging monsters. They are born of beasts and the savagery of this despicable fact cannot be bred away! When the full moon crests in the sky, whosever unlucky enough to fall under the werewolf curse turns into a wolf. If it were a choice, it wouldn't be called a curse. Werewolves will attack humans. But instinct and centuries of rivalry have hardwired them to hunt their prey of choice — Vampires."
A werewolf or lycan is a hypersentient humanoid that has the ability to shapeshift into a ferocious wolf or wolf-like beast. They are one of the most common supernatural creatures found in both stone cities and forests. When the gravitational forces are at a certain point, the humanoid changes. The essence of having a wolf spirit within one's body is called Lycanthropy.
Werewolves are said to have come from God or the other gods like Zeus as a punishment. Alternatively, it is estimated that lycanthropy is born of a virus that inflicts dogs and wolves. According to an ancient legend, the lycanthrope virus was one of the first Ashtari biological weapons made to tear civilisations from within. This is thought so because the wolves resemble the ashtar wolves.
Many of the werewolves in European tradition were most innocent and God-fearing persons, who suffered through the witchcraft of others, or simply from an unhappy fate, and who as wolves behaved in a truly touching fashion, fawning upon and protecting their benefactors. In Marie de France's poem Bisclaveret (c. 1200), the nobleman Bisclavret, for reasons not described in the lai, had to transform into a wolf every week. When his treacherous wife stole his clothing, needed to restore his human form, he escaped the king's wolf hunt by imploring the king for mercy, and accompanied the king thereafter. His behavior at court was so gentle and harmless than when his wife's new husband appeared at court and the king met Bisclavret's ex-wife near their home, his attacks on them were taken as revenge, and the truth was revealed. Others of this sort were Alphouns, the hero of William and the Werewolf (a.k.a. The Romance of William of Palerne, translated from French — Guillaume de Palerne — into English about 1350), and the numerous princes and princesses, knights and ladies, who appear temporarily in beast form in the German fairy tales, or Märchen. See Snow White and Rose Red, where the tame bear is really a bewitched prince, and The Golden Bird where the talking fox is also a man.
Indeed, the power of transforming others into wild beasts was attributed not only to malignant sorcerers, but also to Christian saints. Omnes angeli, boni et mali, ex virtute naturali habent potestatem transmutandi corpora nostra (All angels, good and bad have the power of transmutating our bodies) was the dictum of St. Thomas Aquinas. St. Patrick transformed Vereticus, a king in Wales, into a wolf; and St. Natalis cursed an illustrious Irish family with the result that each member of it was doomed to be a wolf for seven years. In other tales the divine agency is still more direct, while in Russia, again, men are supposed to become werewolves through incurring the wrath of the devil.
Some werewolf lore is based on documented events. The Beast of Gévaudan was a creature that reportedly terrorized the general area of the French former province of Gévaudan, in today's Lozère département, in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France, in the general timeframe of 1764 to 1767. It was often described as a giant wolf and was said to attack livestock and humans indiscriminately.
Werewolves are known to be aggressive even in human form. Tyler Lockwood often had trouble controlling his temper. Those with the werewolf curse still latent can exhibit some supernatural traits which can be triggered by aggression, along with unusual physical strength for the person's given size but they cannot fully transform. Also werewolves have an higher body temperature then humans. Tyler says this when he just activated his curse. He says that he feels as if his skin is on fire. With the curse activated their eyes turn yellow while enraged. Activating the curse is also painful. When there is a full moon after sunset they will transform into canine form, looking very much like a timber-wolf, although larger. They can also be distinguished from regular wolves by their displays of supernatural strength and speed. A werewolf does not wear any clothes — not even undergarments, though in best form it is not needed they face some problems when they turn back into humans.
All werewolves were, in the past, once humans who were infected by the werewolf curse when they were bitten or scratched by a transformed or transforming werewolf. Werewolves are more common than other supernatural beings as humans can be infected by methods more than just bite. Werewolves in their wolf form, will attack to kill rather to infect, unlike other similar creatures such as Vampires. A werewolf will leave a lifelong scar or bite mark after infecting a victim. This makes werewolves relatively easy to identify whilst in their human state. It is thought that humans are much more vulnerable to lycanthropy during teenage. This is why 50% werewolves are between 11 and 17, it is because some sudden hormonal changes that occur during puberty makes a boy more vulnerable to lycanthropy.
Those who were born as werewolves or were bit very young don't reach full "wolf maturity" until they reach puberty, which is somewhere between the age of 11 and 14. When they reach that point, their body starts to change rapidly, their urges to transform start to show more and more, almost uncontrollably. At this point, they may only be able to partially shift, showing maybe only fur and fangs.
Just like normal teenagers deal with hormones and changes, werewolves deal with them as well, only they are intensified. The desire to mate, changes in voices, changes in physical size, and of course, the desire to hunt and feed (which can be easily controlled by ones will).
Pubescent werewolves are called savage werewolves by elders because these werewolves don't obey the masters and generally tend to grouping up with wolves of their age. Newly turned teen werewolves are more confused than older ones and tend to stay alone.
Those werewolves that are born from both parents who are werewolves are the mainstay of werewolf society, the pure-bloods. Most Elders of tribes and those who perform the unglamorous tasks of making the tribe function are pure-bloods.
A cross with a male human and female werewolf will cause the birth of a werewolf child only but a female human can become a werewolf if she mates with a male werewolf.
Most werewolves have a trigger that makes them transform. For example, if a werewolves is in human form and it gets to hyper, it will transform. Other triggers are: getting to angry, getting hurt, getting too much adrenaline, or to protect something or someone.
When they die or get knock out, most of them turn back into human form.
The worst way for someone to trigger their werewolf curse is if they take a life, or simply put, kill somebody. It also does not matter if the gene was activated accidentally, or it was intentional.
But if anyone triggers their curse through these ways, either way, once they have triggered their curse or gene, their eyes will change color and their powers will activate instantly. A Werewolf who has yet to trigger his or her curse will only exhibit increased aggression and overwhelming fits of rage during nights of the full moon.
Immediately or somewhat before puberty the young werewolf will go through a second biological transformation where their ability to shapeshift will manifest. The time of awakening is always chaotic for the young were. Mental, emotional and biological changes engulf their world, much like puberty in that they often have little understanding of what is going on, but unlike puberty the process culminates in a single explosive moment when transformation first occurs.
A werewolf will only transform in to a wolf under a full moon. The first transformation is quite slow and the person is subjected to at least five hours of intense pain before transforming. After the first transformation, it will get faster but still hurt. During the transformation, once will come a moment when any part of skin with clothes on it will leave a burning sensation that will involuntarily cause the werewolf to remove the clothes ferociously tearing them away. The body of the person is twisted in an unnatural manner as bones reshape and shift to form a wolf skeleton, causing the person immense pain. Later, the person grows excessive body hair and becomes feral with huge glowing eyes and fangs, then in minutes the werewolf will become a wolf. A werewolf returns to their human form by the touch of sunlight. After the first transformation, the werewolf will experience muscle aches. Older werewolves can control themselves to some extent on the night of the full moon. Werewolves generally strip down to remove their clothes before the time of transformation so that they don't tear away their clothes.
Once a werewolf has awakened there are three forms they may transform to and from. That which is their birth form, either wolf or human; a transitional bipedal, wolf-like form; and the opposite of their birth form, either human or wolf. The assumption of the transitional form holds many religious connotations for much of werewolf society, and the assumption of that form is usually reserved for sacred events, such as; ritual, mating or combat. Many, although not all, werewolves also may assume an additional wolf form, that of an exceptionally large (300-600lbs) dire wolf. (Normal wolves rarely reach 200lbs.)
A werewolf that can shapeshift at will is called an animagus. They are wizards that elect to turn into an animal, some of them can retain their clothes. Sirius Black for example could turn into a large dog and yet when he turned human he would be wearing the clothes he did before transforming.
Werewolf biology for both females and males is greatly influenced by the moon and her phases. Each werewolf is bound to the phase of the moon under which they first transformed. This first transformation is often referred to their "birth". All werewolves are different from one another based on their respective moons, all have different magic powers.
As with humans and the zodiac, werewolves assume a psychological affinity with their particular moon phase, called their moon aspect. With the change of months and each new moon, the moon changes its element into twelve different forms. They are ice, storm, wind, wilderness, fire, light, ghost, lightning, singing, blood, frost and wood.
Types Of Moons & Effects On WerewolvesEdit
- January - Ice Moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Ice Wolves'. It is believed that ice wolves have a bite as cold as the grave and anyone bitten by an ice wolf will catch common cold. In human form and in wolf form, ice wolves have high resistance to cold. Ice wolves are usually considered cool quiet, serious, introspective and mystical. In human form, ice wolves are generally solitary and don’t tend to hang out together much although some may choose to identify themselves with diamond or crystal-shaped markings or jewelry. In wolf form, ice wolves usually have long, thick gray or white fur and often gray or dark blue eyes. Their glittering claws are hard as diamond and have the appearance of diamond, with the ability to summon and freeze water instantly and fracture ice but they are also flexible enough to give the ice wolf excellent traction on icy surfaces or function as skates. For this reason many ice wolves like ice sports including: speed skating, bob sled, hockey, figure skating, ice fishing. Ice wolves are understandably very concerned about global warming. As an ice wolf, people can sometimes stop themselves from morphing by consuming lots of hot food and liquids, like soup, tea and hot chocolate even when it’s warm out. However, when they want to transform as an ice wolf, they will be ravenous for the coldest treats like ice cream and popsicles even when it’s freezing outside. In general ice wolves experience slow, controlled transformations from human to wolf. For safety, ice wolves prefer to move and hunt in groups of six, in a hexagonal formation which mirrors the structure of ice. They form tribes in numbers that are multiples of six.
- February - Storm Moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Storm Wolves'. It is believed that touching a storm wolves can deliver a shock of static electricity both in wolf and human form. Storm wolves are generally faster than the average werewolf with bluish-black fur and red or purple eyes. People might think storm wolves are quite serious, analytical, truthful, and stoic – but maybe they just don’t get the jokes. In human form, they are very messy and litter all around their room and have messy hair and hidden somewhere may be the bone markings of their clan, possibly a skull and crossbones tattoo or jewelry that is sometimes even made out of real bone. Storm wolves attract crows and ravens as familiars so as a wolf they will often notice a crow or a raven around them, especially at times they are close to transforming. These ravens can help track and hunt or avoid others but they also signal the storm wolf's presence and their identity as a storm wolf.
- March - Wind Moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Wind Wolves'. It is believed wind wolves are the fastest of all types. They also have remarkable sense of smell. They are considered driven, intense, willful, intellectual, mystical, musical and stubborn. In human form wind wolves may be identified by crazy hair and love of music. For example they can likely carry a tune or remember a song easily and/or play an unusual wind instrument. They may also love wind sports like surfing and sailing or flying kites and travel. Their wolf form is sleek and fast with spiky fur of brown with brown eyes. Their powerful howl can strike fear into an opponent’s heart or summon an ally to them in no time. Wind wolves carry a tiny instrument, often a whistle worn around the necks or wrist (not silver)! This whistle is silent to human ears but when they blow into it long enough, the sound will trigger their transformation processes and help them to channel some of their powers. Losing that whistle can mean losing control over their inner wolf. Wind wolves are encouraged to keep their human and lupine separate and secret but they are not obligated.
- April - Wild Moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Wild Wolves'. They have a higher chance of having brown or reddish fur and their eyes and claws will probably both be greenish owing to the ability to channel the power of light into and out of green plants. It is believed wild wolves can call upon the wild and its animals to aid them in combat or when in trouble and even borrow their powers to climb trees and use echolocation. In human form, they are usually funny, cheerful, unpredictable, lively, curious, flirtatious and quick. These werewolves are sprinters, very fast over short distances and in short fights.
- May - Fire Moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Flame Wolves'. It is believed that they are immune to fire. They are considered independent, kind-hearted, wise, over-confident, mystical, mysterious and stubborn. In human form flame wolves may be redheads or have reddish-brown hair with affinity to fire. Their wolf form is of brown with brown or red eyes. Their unique ability allows them to cast a ball of fire at times necessary. An offshoot of the flame wolves are 'Dragon Wolves'. In the Chinese year of the dragon when a werewolf is born, he/she is considered as a dragon wolf. A boy or girl of 11 or 12 changed in this year is called a pure dragon and they have the power to sprout wings and even turn into a complete dragon.
- June - Mirror Moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Mirror Wolves'. They are generally curious, excitable, spontaneous, quick, affectionate, charismatic and very well-groomed. They make friends and allies very quickly but sometimes dissolve them just as quickly. They are likely an excellent, almost empathic communicator. Mirror wolves are almost never encountered alone for they always seem to have at least one friend or ally somewhere nearby. Mirror wolves have grey fur with golden eyes, they to make their cribs in big cities where there is an abundance of reflective surfaces. They prefer to hunt and travel in pairs or in groups that are multiples of two. Mirror wolves are very likely to pair up with another mirror and combine both their human and wolf lives.
- July - Ghost moon - Werewolves born under this moon are called 'Ghost Wolves' and almost all of them have a white pelt with bright red or blue eyes and can become transparent at will. They are often reserved, enigmatic, poised, hard to get to know sometimes or even shy and a little bit distant. Humans who don’t understand might think that they are a snob but ghost wolves are just a little bit preoccupied with the constant din they can always hear from the other realms. In human form ghost wolves are usually pale with pale eyes but they like bright cheerful colors, painting, loud music and dancing to shut off the noise. Ghost wolves are excellent dancers. One dead giveaway you will have to be careful about – ghost wolves are said to have no shadows though you will sometimes exhibit a colorful aura in photos. They are said to learn how to trigger and control their transformations and their powers with the help of three kinds of rare shadow dust. In wolf form, ghost wolves are generally small, skinny and light on their feet. They are overall among the fastest and most agile of all the wolves. Their ears are pronounced and longer than other wolves and you use them to sense the presence of ghosts in a location. They have a superior sense of smell and can make themselves disappear in a swirl of dust but only if they stay moving. As soon as they remain still, the dust settles on them and their form will manifest. Ghost wolves will hunt in a pack of three. Many ghost wolves become a little bit obsessive about dust. They will hate it touching their clothing or possessions but at the same time you can sometimes identify a ghost wolf by the dust surrounding them. Cats generally hate them.
- August - Lightning Moon - Not Enough Information, still to me updated.
- September - Singing Moon - The first full moon closest to the autumnal equinox causes werewolves to have more power due to the increased moonlight. Although it doesn't increase aggression all that much. The harvest moon also causes them to leave the woods and prowl about farm fields. Greater chance of running into a werewolf crossing roadways or through people's backyards. Much increased chance of contact with people which fuels their lust for blood and fresh meat. Werewolves being human in origin are naturally drawn to human meat. The big bright harvest moon is often used by farmers to continue working into the night which places them in harms way as well.
- October - Blood Moon - General increase in werewolf activity especially with Halloween. The hairy horrors are more aggressive and dangerous in nature. The moon of werewolf origin. Also called the sanguine moon or hunters moon.
- November - Frost moon - No Unusual Effect
- December - Oak moon - Causes Werewolves to not transform in some cases. If they do then they will be white albino docile werewolves who will only forage for plants, and not attack anyone. This annual lull in werewolf activity is thanks to the power of Christmas.
- The 13th full moon of the year in December nullifies the usual good Yule Moon and werewolves run rampant through Christmas when normally they're dormant.
- Super Moon - Moon closest to Earth. Causes an extra powerful & aggressive hulked out werewolf.
- Lunar Eclipse - Causes werewolf de-transformation yet they maintain their werewolf persona in human form going on serial killing sprees. It's also rumored that the werewolf virus is vulnerable during an eclipse and that there's a chance for a cure and the restoration of full humanity.
Classifications of WerewolvesEdit
- Alpha - Alphas are the werewolf pack leaders. The most dangerous of werewolves, they are larger, faster, stronger, more powerful, more animal than betas, omegas, and even purebloods in every single way. They can also control their abilities and wolf tendencies very well. They also have more control even when in wolf form. Their empathy ability has progressed to telepathy, the ability to hear the thoughts of others. When in canine form they are noticeably bigger. Alphas have bright red eyes instead of golden. Purebreeds, Betas, and/or even Omegas can become alphas in two ways: Either by defeating and killing another alpha, hence stealing or taking that power. Or by rising purely through strength of character, virtue, or the sheer force of their own will alone. These are called “True Alphas” and are very rare. In other rare cases, Alphas can literately turn into actual wolves, but in a larger appearance. Alpha werewolves can often speak in wolf form and unsheathe claws in human form. Alpha wolves can be nine feet tall and have a hide impenetrable.
- Beta - Betas are the most common type of werewolf. They usually have pack members to back them up as they are stronger in numbers. Because of this association, they are considered stronger than Omegas. They posses all the listed abilities of a werewolf and do not seem to have any special abilities. Betas have orange eyes and are the elite soldiers of the pack. Beta werewolves normally use all four of their legs but are able to stand on two legs though they cannot walk like that. Betas have very strong claws and teeth.
- Delta - Delta werewolves are comparatively smaller werewolves and are thought to be the soldiers of the pack, these wolves are quadrupedal much like normal wolves but they are more lion than wolf. They are said to be creatures with the head, tail and fur of a wolf and the body and claws of a lion. Delta wolves have yellow eyes. These wolves look like direwolves with retractable claws and a height of 5'1" in quadruped form. They cannot stand on two legs.
- Gamma - Gammas are the lowest forms and are considered the hunters and scouts of the pack. Gamma wolves look like normal wolves but are just a little bigger. This ability is used by their superiors in making them the scouts and spies of the troop.
- Omega - Omegas are werewolves without a pack. Literately "the lone wolf" the outcasts, existing without a pack or even another werewolf. Omegas grow to be very strong. Werewolves become Omegas either by choice or being forced out of a pack by the Alpha or by circumstance. They have blue eyes and a tall stature of six to seven feet. They generally stand on two legs but while running they use all four of their legs. of course omegas can also be seen as those who are at the bottom of the packs totem pole and are often used as cannon fodder during fights.
- Pure-Breeds - Pure-Breeds are werewolves who have lycanthropy in their blood and were turned by activating the curse instead of being bitten. They are basically werewolves that were born with lycanthropy. They tend to be more respected amongst packs. Note: Pure-Breeds cannot be turned by a bite.
- Vargulf - Vargulfs are are physically and mentally unstable werewolves, in others words their werewolves who have gone rabid. Have pitch black eyes and have no sembelance of humanity left in them, having completely given into their wolf side. Needless to say they are nothing but feral beasts that needs to killed on sight.
Family - The PackEdit
Werewolf society is based on the pack. The pack is a family, biological or adoptive, of werewolves who live and function together as a unit. The emotional ties of the pack are very strong and are the central focus of werewolf existence.
Much like wolf packs, werewolf packs are led by one strong leader, often male, but sometimes female. Newly adult members must "prove" themselves in order to earn a place within the pack hierarchy. All members of the pack are loved. All members of the pack who have proven themselves as valuable members of the pack are respected. Only one may rule, and that one must prove themself to be the strongest and most capable member of the pack. Packleaders are self-elected and must prove themselves before their rule is fully accepted.
In addition to packleader, another mainstay of the werewolf pack is the packmother. Almost always a female, the packmother is the primary caretaker of the pack. The packmother is also the spiritual leader of the pack; providing guidance, perspective and a stable ever-loving presence. Aged packmothers will pass on their responsibilities of every-day pack maintenance to younger women and recede in to the background as Grandmothers, the mystics and oracles of the werewolf race.
Society - The TribeEdit
Much of werewolf society is organized into tribal groupings. A tribe will consist of a bunch of packs affiliated by blood or alliance. Tribes do not usually live together, but do gather periodically to reaffirm bonds and discuss and rule on important issues. Each tribe, in one form or another, is nominally ruled over by council of elders made up of the most powerful packleaders and packmothers within the tribe.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Werewolves are demihumans who are granted superhuman abilities by their lycanthropy. Werewolves' powers and abilities are enhanced and are at their peak during time under a full moon, but somewhat increase as they age. When angered, these abilities are temporarily enhanced; these abilities are common to all three types of werewolves. Even in human form they appear to possess all of these abilities, though not as powerful as other supernatural creatures. Some werewolves have shown the ability to sense illness and, in one case, the onset of an epileptic seizure. This seems to be due to a combination of their "Heightened Senses" working in concert on a subconscious level.
- Superhuman Strength - The werewolf possesses superhuman strength. Their more wolf-like form, during a full moon, is more powerful and they are capable of lifting at 5 ton. Their strength also extends into the muscles of their legs, allowing them to leap, from a crouch, roughly 18 feet into the air. Their strength is somewhat weaker than that of a vampires while in human form, but in their wolf form they can easily overpower them. However, consuming vampire blood increases their strength to the point were they can prove a challenge to a 1,100 year old vampire. Their strength also increase by how many other werewolves an Alpha has killed in it's own pack and absorbing there power through the tips of their claws.
- Superhuman Speed - Werewolves can run and move faster than any non-supernatural creature and run at an extremely high speed, which causes them to become almost invisible to the naked eye to perceive their movements when they are sprinting or moving at full speed. Their speed is equivalent to that of a vampire.
- Superhuman Stamina - The werewolf's musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human, granting him superhuman levels of stamina. They can exert themselves at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair them.
- Superhuman Agility - A werewolf's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete. They can move, jump, climb, and run incredibly fast without difficulty or exhaustion.
- Superhuman Durability - A werewolf's body is physically tougher and more resistant to injury than the body of a normal human. They cannot be harmed by conventional weapons, as ordinary firearms and blades seem to do little more than annoy the beast. Only a silver bullet or blade can harm or kill a werewolf.
- Heightened Senses - The werewolf has superhumanly the acute senses of sight, smell, and hearing similar to those of an actual wolf. They can see part of the infrared spectrum and thus detect the heat signatures of objects or people in total darkness. They can smell other living creatures within 100 feet (when upwind) and follow a scent over nearly any terrain. They can hear the sound of a heartbeat in a cave at a distance of 30 feet.
- Claws and Teeth - The werewolf's claws and teeth are extremely sharp and tough, enabling them to rend through a variety of substances including fabric, wood, cinder block, and even some metals. Werewolves can also use their claws to crawl along walls at great speed in pursuit of prey.
- Infectious Bite and scratch - Werewolves can turn another person into a werewolf by biting or scratching them. Their venomous bite is fatal to a vampire. The bite wound will begin to appear infected and will hurt when touched. The infection will spread throughout the body, producing unbearable pain. The vampire will have uncontrollable hunger, and will eventually develop delusions, hallucinations, rabid rage, and dementia before finally dying. Plus if their claws go deep enough their scratch can be infectious as well.
- Lie Detection - Werewolves are able to sense if you're lying or not.
- Empathy - Being that werewolves' senses being so strong, they developed the ability to sense other's emotions through touch. With time this power grows stronger, this is used to sense a person's true intentions and if they are lying or not. At first this ability can be very annoying and hard to control, sensing everyone's emotions without meaning to.
- Pain Transference - Werewolves can absorb and alleviate pain from other people/creatures and can "heal" in some cases.
- Memory Transference - Werewolves can transfer (give or take) memories by inserting claws into the nape of an individual's neck. This ability can establish mind-to-mind communication and, with practice, allow for memory manipulation or erasure.
- Telepathy - Alpha's possess a more advanced form of this mind transference, which is known as telepathy, the ability to read minds. They also manifest this through touch, instead of claws, they not only sense the emotions they can also hear their thoughts.
- Healing Factor - Werewolves is capable of regenerating damaged or destroyed areas of their body with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Injuries that result in massive tissue damage such as bullet wounds, slashes, punctures, blunt force trauma, and severe burns heal completely, without so much as a scar, in a short amount of time. Their ability to heal is at least 10 times that of a human.
- Eolas - an ability that allows werewolves to connect with nature, culminating in the user and allowing them to discover someone's whereabouts.
- Ansin - Allows Werewolves to connect with nature and its past (Like Eolas, but stronger). Pretty much their version of being psychic.
- Silver - Many modern werewolves are also supposedly immune to damage caused by ordinary weapons, being vulnerable only to silver objects (usually a bullet or blade). This negative reaction to silver is sometimes so strong that the mere touch of the metal on a werewolf's skin will cause burns.
- Mercury - just like silver, werewolves are very vulnerable to mercury.
- Aconite - Wolfsbane (a highly toxic member of the genus aconitum, also known as aconite or monkshood) was thought to have anti-evil properties against Werewolves, and shapeshifters for centuries, and is used in the same manner as garlic. A concoction derived from the roots of the plant was often used to wash bite wounds from wild or venomous animals, and so perhaps this is where wolfsbane derived its supposed ability to cure people of lycanthropy or other supernatural afflictions.
- Belladonna - a type of nightshade plat that is poisonous to werewolves
- Mountain Ash- A werewolf can be contained in a barrier made of mountain ash. Unless the werewolf in question is a true alpha, then they can on rare occasion break out.
- Mistletoe - Much like with humans, Mistletoe poisons werewolves and can lead to death if untreated.
- electricity - a steady application of low amperage electricity can keep werewolves weak and in human form.
- pain - intense pain can keep werewolves weak and in human form.
- Broken Neck - By breaking a werewolf's neck, it results in instant death.
- Heart Extraction - If the heart of a werewolf is removed , it will cause instant death.
- Decapitation - The act of dismembering or removing the head of a werewolf will result in death.
- Lunar Cycle - A common belief throughout all folklore and myth is that all werewolves are forced to shift during the cycle of the full moon, to some this is a gift, others a curse.
- Mortality - Because werewolves are still human for most of the month, they share many of the same weaknesses as non-supernatural beings (e.g. age, fire, drowning, extreme loss of blood, suffocation, etc.) Although, it is very difficult to kill a werewolf thanks to their accelerated healing and endurance. Also, werewolves seem to be resistant to most diseases.
- Hecatolite- a type of moonstone can block the effects of the moon and disrupt a werewolf's natural cycle of transformation.