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Wererats are humanoid lycanthropes cursed to transform into rats.[1]

Description[]

Wererats in humanoid form tend to be lean and thin-haired. When transformed, they resemble either a giant rat or a hybrid rat-humanoid form.[1]

History[]

Around 800 YK, the power of the lycanthropic curse began to grow, corrupting good and neutral lycanthropes and increasing the spread of wererats. By the early 800s, wererats had established warrens under every major city in Khorvaire. In response to the spread of lycanthropes, the Church of the Silver Flame initiated the Lycanthropic Purge in 832 YK, particularly in what is currently Aundair and the Eldeen Reaches.[2][3]

Towards the end of the Lycanthropic Purge, a Silver Flame priest named Fathen uncovered a den of wererats in the North Market of Sharn. The wererats killed Fathen in the street, but the dying priest gave the nearby crowd the power to overcome the wererats. Fathen's martyrdom to defeat the wererats is commemorated by a shrine in the North Market, and the local holiday of Fathen's Fall, celebrated on the 25th of Barrakas, the anniversary of his death.[4][5][6]

The purge almost wiped out wererats on Khorvaire, but some fled to Lamannia, while others hid in dark corners of the Eldeen Reaches or Droaam.[7][8]

During the Last War, some wererats served in the forces of Droaam as assassins.[9]

Lands[]

Wererats prefer underground urban environments, like sewers or catacombs.[1] However, since the events of the Lycanthropic Purge, wererats don't have a significant presence on most of Khorvaire.[2][7][8] A few wererats are present in Sharn working for Daask.[10]

Outside of Khorvaire, wererats have a growing presence in Stormreach as part of the Bilge Rats gang.[11][12] Some wererats also fled to the plane of Lamannia.[13]

Notable Wererats[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014). Monster Manual (5th Edition). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 206–207, 209. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keith Baker (2005/04/04). Lycanthropes and the Purge. Dragonshards. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2021/07/06.
  3. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Eberron Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 225. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
  4. Keith Baker & James Wyatt (2004). Sharn: City of Towers. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 22, 31, 84. ISBN 0-7869-3434-4.
  5. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
  6. Keith Baker, Jeremy Crawford, & James Wyatt (2019). Eberron: Rising from the Last War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 172. ISBN 0786966890.
  7. 7.0 7.1 James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 246. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Keith Baker, Jeremy Crawford, & James Wyatt (2019). Eberron: Rising from the Last War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 284. ISBN 0786966890.
  9. James Wyatt, Wolfgang Baur, Ari Marmell (2007). The Forge of War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 79. ISBN 0-7869-4153-7.
  10. Keith Baker, Jeremy Crawford, & James Wyatt (2019). Eberron: Rising from the Last War. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 250–252. ISBN 0786966890.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Keith Baker, Jason Bulmahn, & Amber Scott (2006). Secrets of Xen'drik. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-3916-8.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Keith Baker, Nicolas Logue, James Desborough, C.A. Suleiman (2008). City of Stormreach. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 91–96. ISBN 0-7869-4803-5.
  13. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Eberron Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
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