Werewolf MemeSo, I've stolen this from ~SquareZer0. It probably was about time I did this, and after all the time playing as a werewolf in Skyrim...
That, and Tarin is egging me on to do it. I swear, he's made home in my mind.
You get the idea.
Original cause of "werewolfism":
For Llhei-carn, they believe they are the children of Llhei and Carn to populate the world made by their parents. To human observers, they seem to be the sentinent version of the wolves inhabiting the lands to the east of the great plains.
How can one become a werewolf?:
Primarily, Llhei-carn are born as such, by two Llhei-carn parents. Beyond the mountains known as the Earth's Teeth, there is plently of room for large packs to be united under various clans, in order to rival other clans and protect their territory from incursion. Part of the belief of werewolves in the civilisations to the west comes from tales of Llhei-carn, as apart from physical form, Llhei-carn do have the gift to change humans into creatures like th
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