Covenance and the Werebeasts
When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters and sons were born to them, Rhian saw that they were fair. And when the beasts began to multiply on the face of the ground, and offspring were born to them, Rhian saw that they, too, were fair. And so she mated the daughters of man with the offspring of beasts. And these creatures walked the lands with the cunning of men and the will of beasts.
Tyrin saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, that Syrin filled their hearts with evil. Armies swept the lands under the Order of the Tyrant. And Tyrin was filled with regret for the creation of humankind for only violence could stand against the violence and it grieved him to his heart. So he said, 'I will blot out from the earth the human beings my mother has created, people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that we have made them.'
-From the Fourth Chapter of ‘The Genesis of the Covenant’
Another taint lies upon this wondrous creation, that of the werebeast. Lord Tyrin created the Beast and He created Man. Separate were they birthed and so should they remain. The existence of the werebeasts is perversion of creation.
This does not make them evil. It makes them dangerous.
Evil lies in action, not in birth. And evil is the act of Man, for the Beast does not see reason thus.
Because of this are the werebeasts a danger. They do not reason their acts of evil. In combining the brutality and instinct of the Beast with the intelligence and desire of Man, an uncontrollable, unknowable creature has been created.
We hunt out of necessity. Many necessities, however, exist. If a wolf attacks your flock, you hunt the wolf pack. You protect yourself, your family, your holdings. You do not, however, seek as your livelihood to destroy the wolf for they act within their nature. A vampire you will always seek to destroy, for their evil is unending, rational and chosen.
A werebeast, born in its duality, contains both natures. In its violent instinct, you must hunt it as the wolf. In its violent reason, you must hunt it as the vampire. For the werebeast shifts in its nature as it does in its skin.
Above all, the werebeasts must be controlled, contained. Their acts of brutality must meet a suitable violent end. We cannot hunt evil in a being that does not exist in evil. We must, however, fight the acts of evil at all times and in all manners.
Keep this guidance in mind as you walk the lands given us by Lord Tyrin's hand. We hunt the werebeasts when it is necessary to hunt them.
Control of the werebeast population is a great necessity.
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