Powers and Perils

Lycanthropy - Chaos

This spell is a major ritual curse. It must be cast on an altar purified for Chaos magic during the height of the full moon. The victim must be aware as he is being cursed. Seeing the full moon at the height of its casting seals the curse on him.

The victim of a Lycanthrophy curse is possessed by a bestial demon when the moon is full. During that time he is an uncontrolled killing machine from dusk to dawn.

While afflicted the victim operates as a rabid individual of the species selected would. His senses will be akin to those of that animal. He is immune to damage from any weapon except those made of or coated with silver. The form taken is generally the most prevalent predator in the area where the individual is cursed. The caster may vary this if he chooses. The cost to do so is DOUBLE the normal casting cost.

The basic attributes of the Lycanthrope are TWO times the value of the base creature or the current value the character already possesses, whichever is higher. His NWI while affected is two. His INT while affected will be five. He will have no control or recollection of what he does while he is in beast form.

This curse can only be cured by a Negate Curse spell cast on a purified altar at noon by a Priest. Wolfbane must be used in the ritual to do so and the EL of the Negate Curse spell must be higher than that used to curse the victim. Offensive magic that operates by creating a physical weapon has no effect on a Lycanthrope unless that weapon is silver. Other offensive magic will have 50% of its normal affect (RD). These limitations only apply while the person is inhabited by the possessing demon.


Richard L. Snider