59. AMAROK Beast, Elemental, Hellspawn
I wanted to include a god-like demon-patron of werewolves, an entity that fills the roll that the demon Lilith fills for vampires. Unfortunately, I couldn't find an appropriate demon from folklore that fit the bill. The closest mythological figure that I could find was King Lycaon, a cruel monarch who was cursed by Jupiter and turned into a wolf (his name forms the root of the word "lycanthrope"). He would work as an Anne Rice/ Queen of the Damned-style "first werewolf". Unfortunately, that would limit werewolves to originating in the Iron Age, and I pictured them as dating back to pre-history, so I had to nix Lycoan. I considered using the god-killing wolf Fenris from Norse mythology as the patron of lycanthropy, but according to legend he spends all his time bound with a magic chain, so that wouldn't work. I settled instead on co-opting Amarok, a giant man-eating wolf from Eskimo mythology, promoting him to "demonlord" status in the HorrorClix universe.
Plot Twists: +0
M:10-09-09-08-08-07-07-06-06-X Huge Stride (Lead/Climb)
A:12-12-11-11-10-10-09-09-08-X Swallow Whole (Massacre)
D:04-04-03-03-03-03-03-02-02-X Chomp (Slash)