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Shifters

         

Shifters are a supernatural shapeshifting species of individuals who transform into any large, fearsome, and extremely hostile animal form. They can transform at will and the full moon makes them stronger, however, it puts them in a beast-like rage.  Shifters are known to travel in packs and are naturally normally alone. Shifter's origins are unknown most seem to think they were infused with a spirit animal and guided to the truest form of life and to become one with nature. But to create a Shifter they must be either born to a shifter or bitten by an alpha during a full moon, the bite will spread through the body like an infection that will either kill the victim or they will gain the gift to become a shifter themselves.


Pack Of Shifters


       Shifters are generally social creatures that will seek out and form packs to increase their strength and form relationships. Similar to real wild animals, the desire to belong to a pack is a natural instinct based on social needs and security.  Packs can vary in size and power, led and dominated by an Alpha who is the strongest shifter in the pack.  Other Shifters will form a hierarchy below the Alpha. They will often display a strong pack mentality and will be fiercely loyal to each other, primarily to their Alpha.  Alphas are recognizable by their glowing red eyes and in order to become an Alpha, a Shifter has to kill another Alpha to attain their position as leader of a pack.  They can also form a new pack by gaining the loyalty of other Shifters. Only Alphas are capable of creating new Shifters.  Betas are the second most powerful and most common breed of Shifters. They are recognizable by their glowing yellow eyes. To become a Beta, one has to be bitten by an Alpha or be born as one. Betas commonly belong to a pack and are loyal to their Alpha.  An Omega is a term used to refer to a lone wolf, a Shifter without a pack.  Omegas are virtually no different from Betas, though they lack the power that comes from the support of a pack.  A Shifter only becomes an Omega when they are banished from a pack or choose to reject a pack.

 

Appearance

          Shifters appear human but age slower, so they usually look younger than they actually are (pay attention to titlers to figure out how old they look).  While there wouldn't be an immediate difference from them and a normal human, they do not feel cold, often seen with light jackets when all other normal humans are in heavy coats. This is an urban/fantasy sim that is set-in modern-day times in this world and this dimension so please dress accordingly.   

 

Shifter Transformation and a Full Moon

          The Full Moon is rather significant to Shifters and plays an important part in their lives. Although Shifters are not bound by the phases of the moon, it does affect them.  Shifters are at their most powerful under a Full Moon. While they do not have to shift under the full moon, they become very aggressive, tense, even angry while in human form.  Shifting under the full moon will force them to be feral, beyond reason, and little more than wild beasts.  With practice and age, they can learn to keep themselves controlled during the full moon.

Traits

Traits are abilities or powers you get for being a Shifter these are always active.

Enhanced Strength - Shifters have the ability to possess a degree of physical strength that is unattainable by regular humans.

Enhanced Speed - Shifters have the ability to physically move at a speed that is impossible for regular humans to match or even perceive properly.

Enhanced Durability - Shifters have the ability to possess a heightened resistance to physical harm and injuries.

Heightened Senses - Shifters have an ability that boost their senses beyond regular human capabilities.

Longevity - Shifters possess a natural longer lifespan that ordinary humans and will age at a decreased rate once reaching maturity.

Accelerated Healing - Shifters have the ability to heal from sustained wounds and injuries at a rapid speed.

Immunity To Silver - Shifters are immune to silver or magic bound to silver, weapons may wound them, but they heal faster from it, and it will not be fatal to them.

 

Powers & Abilities

Powers and Abilities a Shifter have but must activate to use them.

 


Shape-shifting - Shifters have the ability to alter their physical form, into that of the animal, or a hybrid of a humanoid beast.

 

Weaknesses

 

Mortality - Shifters are mortal, thus meaning that they are susceptible to eventual death.
Magic - As well as most supernatural and ordinary beings, Shifters are vulnerable to magic.
Wolfsbane -
 An herb that is poisonous to Shifters. Depending on the exact species of plant and preparation, Wolfsbane can be used to weaken them physically, cause pain, discomfort or loss of consciousness and even a slow and painful death.

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