Originally of the common races, primarily humans. They became creatures both animal and man, lycanthropes. These beings had the unfortunate pleasure of being cursed by mystic guardians of Gaia. The mystics placed the curse to wage war against the humans. The defenders of Gaia granted this power to their warriors so they may lay the curse on the foes they afflicted. The afflicted became hunted and outcast by their human counterparts. In spite of this exile, they joined forces with the World Mother’s protectors to rid her of human occupancy.