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August 3, 2017, 12:40 pm

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Wolf Knights of Falkwrath


A group of "knights" who fight werewolves, but struggle with the curse themselves.

Wolf Knights

The wolf knights are a loosely-organized band of warriors who have made it their mission to destroy evil lycanthropes wherever they are encountered. As the name implies, they have a particular focus on werewolves, given the creatures' capacities for destruction. The knights themselves are typically not official knights, having not sworn allegiances to local lords or sovereigns (some do, but they are the exception rather than the rule).

The wolf knights are most active in areas that are along the wilderness borders of Falkwrath. They have precious few chapter houses, tending to instead roam the land in small bands, chasing rumors of their quarry. They are a grim folk, taking no pleasure in their task. Those who meet them often come away with the sense these men and women have seen more than their share of horrible and gruesome scenes.

The knights' chapter houses are small, but have enough space to provide room and board for up to ten people m, discounting the few individuals who often live there full time. Often a priest or priestess of the moon, they preside over a few religious ceremonies and keep lore about the curse of lycanthropes. Those who have advanced enough to have access to stronger magics will also be called on to lift the curse where possible. Where it isn't, the clergy offer final rites as requested. Every wolf knight at some point prepares his or her own final rites for when they will need them. All know it is a matter of time for them, as the curse of lycanthropy courses through their veins as well.

That the wolf knights are werewolves themselves is a secret from the public. All the knights wrestle with the curse and resist it, only turning on a full moon, when they have no choice. None of them willingly transform, for doing so means submitting to the destructive whims of the animal within. But such a struggle can only last so long. The inevitable outcome is madness, when finally the wolf inside will no longer be denied and the knights is driven mad by bloodlust and rage. Every chapter house keeps a silver battleaxe, visible to all. Every knight knows it is a matter of time before their brothers and sisters must put them down.

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Voted Scrasamax
August 3, 2017, 16:34
A nice debut submission, thank you Gourls
Voted Cheka Man
August 3, 2017, 17:51
Very good for a first submission. Welcome to the board.
August 3, 2017, 19:12
Cheka Man
August 3, 2017, 23:14
I wish I could give it a Hall of Honour vote now.
August 4, 2017, 11:21
Thank you!
Voted Strolen
August 5, 2017, 15:01
A great start that really has potential to jump to a higher vote. The core is there though, just enough to get the mind rolling.

I was hoping for more about the silver axe. The foreboding, the usage, how they contain their own order when they know the madness is coming and how they keep it secret. There is a depth to this post where we are only seeing the tip. Would really love to hear more on it. Also a bit more on the land. With an order spread through the land with different lodges, lycanthropy must play a large part in the land. Which gets me curious about that too.

And, yes, great first post!

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