Were-Creatures: Were You a Were, Which Were Would You Be?
Ever wondered what it might be like to be a were-creature? This article will explore some of the more rare weres that may still be in existence. From wolves to sabretooths and more! Read on in order to find out which type of creature you may come across in your next campaign.
Werewolves are one of the most common lycanthropes seen in modern times, but not all weretypes have been cataloged by science. Known types include your typical wolfman and other mammalian carnivores like bears or tigers; however there exist some much rarer variants referred to as “Other Were” that live only in very isolated areas such as mountains, hills, or forests. Some scientists believe these variants may be extinct or have a low chance of being found at all, while others maintain hope for their continued existence despite living on the fringes of civilization.
Lycanthropes are some of the most feared creatures in all of Dungeons and Dragons. They can transform themselves at will into a fearsome animal, such as a werewolf or werebear – but they also have many other powers to use against their foes!
Lycanthropes not only get strong combat skills like natural armor bonuses and claw attacks that do extra damage when used, but they also possess special magic abilities which make them more difficult for enemies to kill without an enchanted weapon. Lycans can shape-shift with ease; this is useful during battle because lycans can turn back into human form if there aren’t any opponents who require brute strength anymore (or just plain want to).
Werelion — This creature is capable of leaping up to 20 feet onto its prey from a standing or crouched position. It typically lives in rough, tropical areas or on savannas away from human habitation and prefers to form its own lycanthrope prides among smaller groups rather than with other lions. As with all werecats, it can speak both cat-language as well as that of the more intelligent members of this species like humans for example). The being surprises nearby prey at least 10% percent chance when landing after jumping (on a roll one through three), while also using natural weaponry such as rear claws resembling those found on an actual lion’s paws which may injure opponents during combat by raking them so be careful!
Wereleopards are known for their stealth and agility. They use this to leap up on unsuspecting prey from a crouched position, launching as high as 15 feet away before pouncing on the surprised animal! Wereleopards have been seen near villages in jungles where they hunt solitary animals such as deer or small mammals that live nearby.
The werejaguar is a rare creature that can be found in Central America. Despite similarities to the more popular and well-known wereleopard, there are subtle differences between them. For example, the front claws of a jaguar may rake with its rear paws if it manages to strike both at once; this cannot happen for leopards because they lack these back legs (though their forelegs have been known as deadly weapons). Werejaguars also tend not be quite so aggressive or territorial than those who share qualities with other animals such as lions or tigers.
It’s been over 10,000 years since sabertooths have roamed the Earth. Today there are only a few hundred left and they live in remote pockets of Siberia. The weresabers – as wise humans call them – were once nearly extinct; but now due to some genetic mutation with an unknown animal or plant these creatures exist again! On odd occasion one will pop up elsewhere on our planet where it is walking tall and hunting prey from its natural camouflage home: fields and rough terrain.
Weredire – These fearsome creatures are much like a larger version of the werewolf, with grayer fur; they surprise on a 1-3 and attack by biting. At one time weredires were regarded as almost extinct due to their natural enemy—the dire wolf. You’ll never see these lycanthropes roaming around in packs or appearing during full moons: instead, look for them alone at night mercilessly hunting down prey!
Wererams are shaggy, goat-like humanoids that live in mountain herds. They resemble a cross between humans and goats with ram heads. These creatures avoid all contact with outsiders but when they’re cornered their only defense is to butt away the threat!
The were-weasel is a creature that has three different shapes. The first is human form, then giant weasels (similar but not the same as real ones), and finally icky rat people called “were-men.” In their animal shape, these creatures can be found among packs of others like themselves or amongst normal animals when in hunting mode.
The weresloth is an animal that spends most of its day eating leaves and sleeping. If it gains surprise over their opponent (having rolled a 1-4), they will flee 50% of the time, but otherwise sit silently with claws ready to fight if cornered or wounded.
Werebadgers are like small-time thieves, but much more cunning and better at tunneling. They don’t collect magical items, albeit they do amass coins as treasure.
You might be surprised to learn that the werebison, an herbivorous beast found on arid plains and prairies, is as ferocious as a feral boar. Though they don’t care much for treasure or any other spoils of war-making—they’re content just protecting their herd from predators–their temperament can make them seem like fearsome foes in battle! These hairy humanoid bovines are powerful fighters with horns and skulls made extra tough by being covered in thick bone sheaths. They usually live near buffalo herds (60%), acting as protectors.
Did you know that these “Other Were” exist too? These variants are much rarer and live in isolated areas like mountains, hills, or forests. Some scientists believe these variants to be extinct with a low chance of being found at all (despite it’s name), while others maintain hope for their continued existence despite living on the fringes of civilization.
Were you a were, which were would you be?
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