Types of werewolves:
Lycan: In a werewolf, the transformation to wolf takes place on a full moon day, and they cannot restrict the transformation. In a lycan, the transformation to wolf can take place at any time and in any place. Werewolves, which have their origin in English folklore, are human beings that have been changed into humanoid wolves whereas lycans are humanoid wolves. Unlike the werewolf, lycans are said to be smarter. When compared to a werewolf, a lycan is a bit more muscular. To kill a lycan, one should have to sever the spine from its body. They cannot be killed using silver. On the other hand, a werewolf can be killed with silver objects piercing them into the head or the heart.
Pure Wolf: This wolf is just that, a wolf. It is larger than the typical wolf, often meant to be more imposing than an animal. These wolves, when bitten, have to learn the discipline to be able to control their transformations.
Heightened Senses: Werewolves can smell, see and hear far better than humans.
Accelerated Healing: Werewolves heal quickly from most injuries.
Enhanced Agility: Werewolves can jump, run, climb and react faster than humans.
Enhanced Strength: Werewolves are much stronger than humans.
Pain Transference: Werewolves can absorb and alleviate pain from other people/creatures and can “heal” in some cases.
Memory Transference: Werewolves can transfer (give or take) memories by inserting claws into the nape of an individual’s neck. This ability can establish mind-to-mind communication and, with practice, allow for memory manipulation or erasure.
Pack Ranking system:
True Alpha: These werewolves have both the Pure Wolf and Lycan forms at their disposal, and have a natural ability to lead. Often, they aren’t born in a position of power and don’t challenge another Alpha for control. Most of the time, these Alphas are sought out and simply accepted as such. True Alphas, like traditional Alphas, are denoted by glowing red eyes in their wolf or Lycan forms.
Alpha: These wolves are the ones that have either wolf or Lycan form to use. Most of the time, they’re born in this position, taking over a Pack when their parent abdicates or dies. Other times, the Alpha takes this position by challenging another and beating them in combat. Like the True Alpha, they have glowing red eyes that can only influence the wolves they’ve bitten.
Beta: These are the wolves that have been bitten. Like any other rank, they have either wolf or Lycan form. The difference is that Betas have an odd pull to their Alpha, or the one that bit them. Only an Alpha can turn another into a werewolf, and they’re denoted by glowing golden eyes. If a Beta loses their Alpha, then generally they’re taken in by another, or by a True Alpha if one happens to exist.
Mutts: These are either former Alphas or bitten wolves who sever their ties with the main body of the Pack. These wolves have killed humans, and are forced to constantly move around. They’re not allowed to settle in one place, and are generally able to be told by their glowing blue eyes.
Each and every region on Earth has a Pack that rules it and keeps the Mutts in check. In the United States, the Shadowdancer family was the ruling Pack, and that is where Eris hails from.
Often it’s said that only a silver blade severing the spine of a Lycan can kill it. And for Pure Wolves, silver can kill it. For a True Alpha, either of these can kill them, as can another werewolf.
Another weakness would be a bite from a pure blood Vampire, though a werewolf bite will kill any Vampire, Pure or Turned.
Wolfsbane is another weakness, as is electricity. Both of these will suppress the abilities of a werewolf, making it impossible for them to Change.
Each moon in the year has a different effect on the werewolves. These full moons are named by the Native Americans on Earth, and the moon “ruling” is generally what determines the personality of the turned wolf. These moons can also affect personalities and traits in wolves that have been turned long before these moons take place as well.
January: Full Wolf Moon– Wolves tended to howl more often at this time. This Moon has also been called the Old Moon. This moon often causes those Bitten to be Pure Wolf werewolves, or those born in this month to be Pure Wolves.
February: Full Snow Moon– This heaviest snows fall in February. This Moon has also been called the Hunger Moon. This moon has no effect on what kind of wolf the werewolf will be, but it does cause those turned to be more aggressive. This is also the time that many Pack wolves will go on long, drawn out hunts due to an almost insatiable hunger for meat, since there isn’t an abundance of prey.
March: Full Worm Moon– The ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This has also been called the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Wolves turned under this moon often find it hard to ignore the more nurturing side of their personality, and also have a craving for sweets.
April: Full Pink Moon– This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It has also been called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon. Often, this can make werewolves far more easily aroused, and their desire to mate is stronger.
May: Full Flower Moon– Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. This has also been called the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon. Female werewolves will go into heat under this moon, and males will often be more tender and caring towards their mates. This moon also marks the first of the Summer Hunts, where prey becomes far more abundant.
June: Full Strawberry Moon– In the Colonial areas, this was a time to gather ripening strawberries. It has also been called the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon. Wolves become more docile, often also becoming more playful for the younger ones. This is also the time when Betas are more open with Alphas, creating stronger bonds within the Pack.
July: Full Buck Moon– At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This full Moon has also been called the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month. This is the height of the Summer Hunts, and can often result in territory disputes between Pack wolves and Mutts. It also can cause more Pack wolves to gain courage to challenge Alphas. This moon, however, only gives True Alphas more strength, so one should be cautious when challenging the Alpha.
August: Full Sturgeon Moon– The sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. This has also been called the Green Corn Moon. This moon causes many werewolves to feel a calling to the water, and a greater craving for fish is often felt.
September: Full Corn Moon– This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It has also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. This moon can draw Pack wolves together, creating more bonds between Betas. It’s also when most female werewolves, who have mated while in heat, feel that maternal instinct in full force. Their mates will often start making things more comfortable for them, since werewolf babies tend to grow faster than human children, all in preparation of creating a “den” for their family.
October: Full Hunter’s Moon– This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon has also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon. This is when the female wolves tend to stay in their “dens” and males begin the process of making sure their mates are well fed. The effect is that males become more aggressive, protecting their territory and family. Females begin to prepare for birthing their children.
November: Full Beaver Moon– For both the colonists and local tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon has also called the Frost Moon. This is when the female wolves are less active, raising their children. Males tend to calm down a bit, their paternal instincts kicking in so that their families are well protected and kept warm through the harsh winters.
December: Full Cold Moon– This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon has also been called the Long Nights Moon. Most wolves are pretty inactive during this moon, their metabolisms slowing in order to compensate for lack of prey. This is also when Alphas would convene and discuss ways to further control the Mutt problems in the coming year.
**NOTE: During the New Moon, once per month, a werewolf is unable to Change. This is because the new moon helps in the development of new abilities.**