- Posted: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 16:41:21 +0000
W E R E W O L V E S
Who are these shape shifting beings of the night?
The first written account of a werewolf appears in the Scriptures in the Book of Daniel (4:15-33) where King Nebuchadnezzar exhibited symptoms of were-wolfism for nearly four years.
The Greek legend of King Lycaon of Arcadia being transformed into a wolf by Zeus after offending the god by serving him a meal of human flesh gave birth to the scientific term for werewolf, "lycanthrope".
Later in the 5th century BC the celebrated Greek historian Herodotus reported on the Neuri, a strange people who became wolves for a brief time once a year.
Then in the first century AD, noted Roman poet Virgil described a sorcerer who could transform himself into a wolf through the use of secret herbs. In that same century, renowned Roman author Gaius Petronius Arbiter wrote of such shapeshifters in his compilation of short stories call "Satyricon".
How does one become a werewolf?
Legend tells us that an individual may become a werewolf through several diverse means. Foremost is that of being bitten by a werewolf (aptly demonstrated on the silver screen in The Werewolf of London - 1935 starring Henry Hull; and in The Wolf Man (1941) featuring Lon Chaney Jr as the infamous Lawrence Talbot).
Curses can also lead to the transformation - an idea that was intriguingly presented on the gothic TV series Dark Shadows with David Selby as the unwilling changeling Quentin Collins.
Of course there are other circumstances that can lead to lycanthropy: being conceived at the time of the full moon, sleeping outdoors on a Friday beneath a full moon, wearing a wolfskin belt or garment, being subjected to demonic possession, consuming the raw flesh of a rabid wolf -- just to name a few.
WELCOME TO THE DEN
The Werewolves' Den is a Safe Haven for all Werewolves and Shapeshifters. Magical talismans and runes (thanks to the shamans) are scattered in the whole place granting the shapeshifters enhanced regeneration, strength, speed and stamina... Even Silver Immunity! Foolish vampires who venture the place gets slain in a blink of an eye. As you pass the cave entrance, bats welcome you home... You hear voices from a distance... It's your fellow Lycanthropes, planning to Raid a Vampire-Infested Bar.
Welcome, Lycanthrope! The Werewolves' Den is a place where you can RP and Chat with your fellow Shapeshifters. Read the Guidelines below and join us!
1. Subscribe to the thread so you can post once in a while and you wont get lost.
2. PM me and choose a class if you want your name on P1. (I'm not adding names for now. Feel free to post... XP)
3. Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Vampire Hunters are most welcome.
1. No Page Stretching
2. No God-modding
3. Hitting each other / sparring is allowed.
4. Irrelevant posts will be deleted, of course.
5. PM me if you have any suggesions.
6. Feel free to Slay trouble-making 'leeches'