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Chaos Lupus

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But, in the end, the war is lost. It is apparent to the werewolves that they have been manipulated, used for a false cause. They try to abandon their new masters, but to no avail. It is too late, they are trapped in the lands of Morytania, imprisoned by the River Salve. The few who remained in the west when the holy barrier was erected are killed by humans, their weaknesses exploited. And those in the east, their masters find new uses for them. They see them as dogs, and dogs can be domesticated.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

16-Jul-2016 03:41:52

Lego Miester
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Humans cursed/blessed by Zamorak, similarly to the chaos dwarves, but retaining more sentience/loyalty during the god wars? That's a decent enough origin story. What's this about "the blooding" though, some ritual? I haven't read the novels. Headcanon Haven, where everything is made up and the points don't matter.
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16-Jul-2016 21:38:41 - Last edited on 16-Jul-2016 21:41:22 by Lego Miester

Chaos Lupus

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Lego Miester said:
Humans cursed/blessed by Zamorak, similarly to the chaos dwarves, but retaining more sentience/loyalty during the god wars? That's a decent enough origin story. What's this about "the blooding" though, some ritual? I haven't read the novels.


It's carried out by Malak when werewolves come of age. They're made to consume the blood of an innocent and it warps their minds, making them more cruel and bloodthirsty, a rite of passage of sorts. It's supposed to be a sign of fealty to Zamorak, but in reality it's what stopped most of them from crossing the Salve prior to RoB.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

16-Jul-2016 21:56:42 - Last edited on 16-Jul-2016 21:56:58 by Chaos Lupus

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Chaos Lupus said:
Lego Miester said:
Humans cursed/blessed by Zamorak, similarly to the chaos dwarves, but retaining more sentience/loyalty during the god wars? That's a decent enough origin story. What's this about "the blooding" though, some ritual? I haven't read the novels.


It's carried out by Malak when werewolves come of age. They're made to consume the blood of an innocent and it warps their minds, making them more cruel and bloodthirsty, a rite of passage of sorts. It's supposed to be a sign of fealty to Zamorak, but in reality it's what stopped most of them from crossing the Salve prior to RoB.


It's kind of odd to say werewolves are warped as most of the ones we meet in game are fairly lucid. I can't think of any cases of werewolves attacking us. At most they kick a skull around, I think that's too little to call overly violation.

28-Jul-2016 23:30:15

Chaos Lupus

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@ Wekill

Gar'rth makes it clear in the books that their behavior is completely changed once they go through the blooding.

We've only ever canonically met a handful of werewolves, and most of that is when they're doing something for or being scolded by vampyres. The werewolves we met in Darkness of Hallowvale knocked us out and would have taken us to be tithed if they hadn't already claimed other victims, the werewolf in The Lord of Vampyrium is being threatened by his master, and we never really met any of the ones in River of Blood. Jerrod is probably the most extreme example, as he's a sadistic, psychopathic mass murderer who kills children in order to make a point (and to eat, although the others in Canifis do that as well).

And of course there are jokey event characters like Larsa, Scrambles, and Shanty Claws, but even then we don't know if they've been blooded. Then there are shopkeepers in Canifis which we've never met other than Fidelio and we've watched Roavar take heat from Malak (and even in his regular dialogue he doesn't realize we're human). The rest are just random NPC's there for people to train on, and their dialogue is still pretty hostile.
The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

29-Jul-2016 02:17:56

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