powers in human form
a. do the weres retain their strength as human? as in do they have any abilities?
When a werewolf is in his or her human form, they are stronger than a human but much weaker than a transformed werewolf. Their strength and speed isn't great enough to be perceived as supernatural. Werebears however are supernaturally stronger. Speed isn't their strong suit but blunt, physical power is. While both species are stronger in their were form, the werebear's strength is incomparable even in their human form to any of the other species in their human form. In fact, a human formed werebear is often capable of matching the strength of a transformed werewolf. Guardians can heal others in their human form however this power is most effective in their bear form.
b. they heal fast too, no? or just not as fast as the bears?
the island / english channels
No one heals quite as fast as a werebear; in fact Werewolves don't heal that fast at all. They heal faster than a human but the difference is barely noticeable. An example of this would be that it would take a human about 4 weeks to heal from a gun shot wound (hypothetically). It may take a werewolf about 2-3 weeks to heal, but a werebear may only need a week. If they heal themselves through sleeping however the entire process can be shortened by several hours.
a. where is wulfschild? where is the english channel?
is the English Channels and This specificially
is where Wulfschild is located. For the site we are going to say that Guernsey and Jersey do not exist. That instead, somewhere between those two islands you have Wulfschild. The reason being of course is because Wulfschild is based on those two big islands. It's naturally a merging of the two. This is role play and we have creative licenses, man. For more information on the region wikipedia
a. how does age a/maturing work for werebears and wolves?
aware are not
first of all wolves tend to reach maturity at around 2-3 years and a bear (for the sake of the site) at around 8-9 years.
werebears - unlike werewolves, werebears transform from human to bear throughout their childhood until the age of maturity. their human form ages at a faster rate than humans however by the time the bear form is mature their human form appears to be that of a mature human within the range of male/female's puberty age (13-16ish). once this occurs their bear form progresses much slower than an actual bear and their human form progress like a human. to simplify it, once puberty hits they age like a human but their bear form ages incredibly slower.
werewolves - werewolves are easier to describe and yet it's still somewhat tricky because you can be born in your wolf form or your human form. if you are born in your human form then you age like a human and once you transform to a wolf, your wolf form is that of a mature wolf who has hit puberty. if you are a born in your wolf form then you age like a wolf and once you transform into a human, your human form is that of a mature human who has hit puberty. after the transformations, humans forms progress like normal humans, however wolf forms progress in a much slower rate. and so werewolves who live as wolves and amongst wolves outlive their 'friends/wolf-spouses'. it's a sad occurrence but it is the way of the world.
a. are the humans/ islanders aware of the werewolves?
nope, werewolves are the unknown. there's stories of course of creatures out there in the woods but no one is aware of werewolves other than werewolves, werebears, and the keeper. it's generally frowned upon to share this but it's accepted if the werewolf is creating a family with a human - because the children will always turn out as werewolves. if however a human tries to betray this trust it's common practice to hunt them down - either the pack or the werewolf involved. it sounds cruel but it's how they've survived all these centuries.
b. are werewolves aware of each other?
YES. especially if the werewolf was raised around wolves or werewolves. if however they've lived as a human for a long time, it's more difficult to tell. werewolves, like wolves, tend to be attracted towards one another. it's the whole pack mentality.
c. are werewolves aware of the guardian/keepers
treatment of jews
oh yes they are. very much so actually. they're aware of the existence of them but they don't do much interaction with them. they can't tell who a keeper is but they can certainly tell who a guardian is and they're raised to know they must avoid them. you don't mess with guardians. some youngins say they've met the keeper to sound cool but chances are you'll never know... unless two werebears are coming near you scaring you away.
a. how are jews treated?
The policy of the island governments, acting under instructions from the British government communicated before the occupation, was one of passive co-operation, although this has been criticized, particularly in the treatment of Jews in the islands. The remaining Jews on the islands, often Church of England members with one or two Jewish grandparents (quarter/half), were subjected to the nine Orders Pertaining to Measures Against the Jews
, including closing of their businesses (or placing them under Aryan administration), giving up their wirelesses, and staying indoors for all but one hour per day. These measures were administered by the Bailiff and the Aliens Office. The site however will be implementing this slowly due to the occupation just starting. or now the Germans have only begun to add disallow religious activities, and they have harassed several business owners. Some shops have been shut down.
for more information, read here
a. werebears.... family/birth... please explain?
female werebear guardian = they immediately transform into a bear during their pregnancy. their children are born bears.
male werebear guardian = their children are born humans but 10 days later transform into a bear automatically.
only werebears born into the immediate/main lineage have the ability to transform into a bear, and so there are several werebears with no actual ability to transform which can seem useless to some but there's more to werebears than transformation. the entire family (as large as it may be) of either family lines are all aware of the roles/purpose/etc. they're typically very tight knit because each family member is important because they'll be the fall back if the families suffer great losses; ie. guardian and his siblings die... it goes to the next closest in the family. it's how it works. the very concept can seem a bit elitist but that's why they're special roles~
a. k so do werewolves only transform when there's a full moon?
a werewolf can turn at any time... through practice. you see during a full moon werewolves have this incredibly unrelenting urge to transform and that's when they tend to. however with practice one can learn how to transform at any time and to any phase. it takes several years to master this on your own however werewolves are allowed special schooling in secret at the Simon Magus School in agriopas.
b. are they in control of themselves when they transform?
this is something that has to be trained and practiced. that's why the school is important and that's why it's also key for werewolves to be raised around other werewolves. on your own, you'll simply have urges on full moons (and possibly other occasions depending on your emotions) to transform and then you simply act upon your urge. those who do this are considered potentially dangerous. through practice you can have full control of yourself, be fully aware and even remember everything when you're done. the more aware a werewolf is of themself while growing up, the easier this will be for them. the werewolf pack puts emphasis on this part because if a werewolf goes out of control or oversteps (ie rampages/attacking people unprovoked/exposing themself) the pack takes it into their own hands... and their punishment is almost always death. there may be times when they approach the werewolf to warn them but they typically take this very seriously. werewolves who act up are a danger to the safety of all werewolves.
c. what happens to clothes during a transformation?
they don't just vanish and reappear. they shed/dissipation. if you go from 1 to 5 without going step to step (ie, it takes years upon years of experience, see the guide thread for transformations) then you'll simply have a wolf in a mess of human clothes.