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Werewolves (Enupnion Setting)

Ok, here's my first stab at the werewolves. Other were-creatures might exist, but they would have different abilities, I think. Thoughts?

* +4 to Listen and Spot checks

* Transformation (Su): A werewolf can take on the form of a wolf. It gains all the abilities of a wolf, replacing those of it's human form.

* Scent (Ex): Werewolves gain the Scent special ability in either form

* Undying (Ex): A werewolf can not be brought down to -10 hp except by the use of silver weapons.

* Moon Healing (Su): While under the light of the moons, or in the presence of a moon shard, a werewolf heals itself at a rate of 1 hp per round.

* LA: ?
Moozy

What counts as in the presence of a moon shard? Touching it? Being within 5 feet? Praying over it? Etc.

And should they heal more when there's more than one moon shining on them, or when there's moon(s) and shard(s) present? Etc.
Deadly

Oh... I'd say either within 5 feet, or maybe they even have to touch it. Something to that effect
Baeleck

I don't know, but shouldn't the Moon Healing be under (Ex) rather than (Su). Or are you intentionally making it so that if in an antimagic field, the werewolf won't heal, even if under direct moonlight or touching a moon shard? I imagined it more like Fast Healing...
Deadly

Baeleck wrote:
I don't know, but shouldn't the Moon Healing be under (Ex) rather than (Su). Or are you intentionally making it so that if in an antimagic field, the werewolf won't heal, even if under direct moonlight or touching a moon shard? I imagined it more like Fast Healing...


Well, my idea was that if the moons and moon fragments are responsible for magic, it would sort of make sense for werewolves to be unable to heal in an antimagic field. Atleast, made sense to me Smile
Vael

Makes sense to me. I'm really not sure about the silver weapon thing though...
Deadly

Any particular reason?
Vael

Mmmmm... it isn't too powerful, but it is too restricting. Normally you CAN defeat and kill a werewolf without silver, with effort. With this you can't.
Deadly

You could... sort of. It'd just require that you bring it down to negative hp in a place where there's no moonlight or fragments. Then it would just remain there, not dead but never healing either.
Vael

They'll slowly recover if left alone and stabilized.
Deadly

Hmm, I guess that could be true. Maybe that could be worked around somehow.

I just really like the idea that they can't truly be killed by anything but silver. It's like vampires. You can't just kill a vampire, you have to use some special method to do it. I've always felt it was annoying that werewolves were left so much weaker than vampires.
Destro Yersul

Well, certain powerful spells should still be able to do it, at least. Maybe death effects? Still, not too many people wandering around with those.
Deadly

Yeah, that works well enough I think. Magic, as it's tied to to moons, could possibly affect werewolves normally. So, they can be killed by silver and magic, but nothing else, that sound better?
Moozy

Now you've made it too easy, though. You just reduce them to -10 normally, then throw a Ray of Frost or some other worthless damaging spell at them, and they're dead.
Destro Yersul

I'd think you'd have to use some sort of specific magic. A death effect or something like that. Maybe damaging magic would have the normal "silver" stipulation?
Deadly

Ok, so here's the revised stats.

* +4 to Listen and Spot checks

* Transformation (Su): A werewolf can take on the form of a wolf. It gains all the abilities of a wolf, replacing those of it's human form.

* Scent (Ex): Werewolves gain the Scent special ability in either form

* Undying (Ex): A werewolf can not be brought down to -10 hp except by the use of silver weapons. Magic that does hp damage won't bring a werewolf down to -10 hp either, but all other magic works normally. Thus a werewolf could still be killed by a death effect, or have an ability score reduced to 0.

* Moon Healing (Su): While under the light of the moons, or within 5 feet of a moon shard, a werewolf heals itself at a rate of 1 hp per round. This healing will even regrow severed limbs.

* LA: ?
Xaspian

A bit late, but maybe instead of using Silver as a weakness, make it metal at least partially mixed/alloyed/infused with moon rock/dust? Sure, they heal from the moon, but when the moon-stuff is made into an instument of violence, it an hurt them? Or somekind of situationally based kryponite effect?

Ah, probably wouldn't work. Just a thought.

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