Lycanthropy, also known as Wolf Syndrome or , is a fairly rare disease that is spread through a carrier's saliva.
The origin of Lycanthropy is unknown, but many common folk say that a group of dark mages experimented with forbidden magic, transforming them into the feral beasts of the night, the first Werewolves. The disease, or curse, then spread rapidly until the many of the carriers were subdued and executed. Surviving Werewolves fled, and attacks became virtually unheard of.
There is no known cure, but rumors suggest one may be close to completion.