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Scorp40left.png The Wererat, Skulker in Darkness Scorp40right.png

Overview: The greediest, most unscrupulous of souls learn to tap into the beast that lurks in their hearts the Rat, a grim and greedy survivor. They learn how to unleash the rodent within them, transforming themselves into giant rats or terrifying fusions of Human and rat.

Narrative: Funny things, stories. You listen to bards or troubadours, and they'll fill your head with stories of green trees, sunny skies, and beautiful people. Heroes even. Well, I've never met a hero, and it seems to me the world's just as much dirt as it is marble or anything else. Most folk, they forget the filth. They walk the streets of the cities and pretend they can't smell it. They dump out their chamber pots and throw out their rubbish and they forget about it entirely. Good riddance, right?

Well, all that rubbish and filth, it goes someplace, don't it? There's whole highways under every cobbled street, miles and miles of sewer that folk forget, but which touch just about everything. The folk who can brave those hidden highways, well, your high bred folk may not want to stand downwind of them, but even they have to admit that the filthy have their uses, when it's dirty deeds that need doing.

You see, this is our kingdom. Down here we are the kings of the sewers, masters of the inky black. Oh sure, every town has its Thieves, and in the big cities the Thieves even have their Guilds, as if they were honest tradesmen! Oh yes, the criminals have built a world of their own, with dukes, kings, taxes and wars. But in every successful guild or gang, you're bound to find one of us. We're the keenest ears, the sharpest eyes, the best slinkers, trackers, burglars, and spies. We are the Rat Men, and in rat's shape we crawl under doors, up narrow drains, and into the most impregnable houses. None can keep us out, and once we're in, there are few that can keep us from our errand, be it burglary, spying, murder, or mayhem. And when our work is done, we scamper away, one rat among thousands. And not a man the wiser.

You've likely heard the tales, that Wererats are cursed by the gods, or that skin-changing is passed on through rat bites. Some say it runs in bloodlines like madness. Well, want to hear a secret? It ain't like that at all. It turns out that there's a Rat in the heart of every man, from the noblest Knight to the Haughtiest Prelate. Wererats are the ones who stop ignoring that Rat and start to listen to it. He's wily, the Rat is, but he'll come out if you're clever enough to coax him.

Don't listen to stories. You've heard of Finn ap Cummil, the Bear Man? Surly you have - I'm sure you know he could switch his skin with a bear or fly in the form of an eagle. Nice tricks, those. But nobody ever tells the tale of when the Elves caught him, and kept him chained in a sewer, bound in chains of magic iron. Who was it that you think saved him then? It weren't Bear! No, it was Rat! Lowly Rat, prince of the dark, who chewed through his bonds and taught old Finn to crawl. Yeah, even some Heroes' deeds get thrown out with the rubbish when they ain't pretty. Well, we haven't forgotten. Let the world turn their back on us. That's why they never see us coming.

So, would you be a prince of thieves? Imagine it: running through the underworld faster than a cat, able to see in the dark, and then gnawing and crawling your way into any treasury, with every rat that scampers your eyes, ears, and confidantes. The journey won't be pleasant, to be sure, but one gets used to filth, after a while And you'll trade your muck for a mountain of gold.

I can teach you our ways, never fear. Do mind that it WILL cost you, though





Rat Shape -"Personal Rat Transformation"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Wererat (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Casting Time: 6 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 900.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Non-Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Spell cast cancelled if caster takes any damage at all while in spellcasting trance.
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s):
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform
    • Changes the player's body shape.
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: Transform
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableAttrDEXBuff
      • Stack Rank: 2
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Dexterity Adjustment: + 30 to50 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-DexBuff, Wereform
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: MoveBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Movement Rate: + 15% to29.2% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-MoveBuff, Wereform
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableRecoveryStaminaBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Stamina Recovery Rate: + 30% to90% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-SPRecBuff, Wereform


Skree'ekt Shape -"Personal Wererat Transformation"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Wererat (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Casting Time: 6 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 900.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Non-Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Spell cast cancelled if caster takes any damage at all while in spellcasting trance.
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s):
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform
    • Changes the player's body shape.
    • Duration: 7:30 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: Transform
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 7:30 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableAttrCONBuff
      • Stack Rank: 2
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Constitution Adjustment: + 15 to35 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-ConBuff, Wereform
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 7:30 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableAttrDEXBuff
      • Stack Rank: 2
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Dexterity Adjustment: + 35 to55 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-DexBuff, Wereform


Plague Jaws -"Area of Effect Disease (0 Range)"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"
"Excludes Group"


requires Way of the Rat Skill ( 30 )
  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Wererat (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 21
  • Casting Time: 2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 30.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two wererat forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: Yes
  • Target and Range: Monsters or Players -- Spherical Effect Centered on Player
  • Area of Effect: 30 Units
  • Will not affectgroup members.
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 2:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: RecoveryStaminaDeBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Stamina Recovery Rate: -60% to -80% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


Teeth of the Swarm -"Group Damage Buff"
"You must be transformed to activate and be affected by this power"


requires Way of the Rat Skill ( 60 )
  • Granted: Level 30
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Wererat (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 600.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power. You must be in one of the two wererat forms to use this power. Target must be in werebear form to be targetted by this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Group Members (Area of Effect: 50 Units)
  • Can affect caster and group members.
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :30 to :45 seconds (at power ranks0 to 20)
    • Stackability: Can be stacked with any spell other than itself.
    • Damage Dealt: + 10% to30% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Dispel Tags: Buff, Effect


Skree'ekt's Teeth -"Weapon Power and Exposes to Piercing"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"


  • Granted: Level 25
  • Power Rank: 40 ( Grand Master)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 10
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two wererat forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 50%
    • Damage Dealt: + 50%
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 5 ( Beginner)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks5 to 40)
        • Duration: :11 to :20 seconds (at power ranks5 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: PierceResistanceDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Piercing Resistance: -6 to -41 (from power rank5 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect, Pierce, ResistDeBuff


Gnaw -"Weapon Power and Damage Debuff"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"


  • Granted: Level 35
  • Power Rank: 40 ( Grand Master)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 17
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two wererat forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 100.2%
    • Damage Dealt: + 50%
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 15 ( Adept)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks15 to 40)
        • Duration: :10 to :15 seconds (at power ranks15 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: DamageDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Damage Dealt: -16% to -41% (from power rank15 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


Rat-Lord's Guile -"Weapon Power and Defense Debuff"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"


  • Granted: Level 45
  • Power Rank: 40 ( Grand Master)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Rat
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 25
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two wererat forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 100.2%
    • Damage Dealt: + 100.2%
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 10 ( Apprentice)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks10 to 40)
        • Duration: :09 to :15 seconds (at power ranks10 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: DefenseDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Defense Penalty: -11% to -41% (from power rank10 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


Races Available: Professions Available:
Humans
Shades
Assassin
Ranger
Scout
Thief
Disciplines Prohibited:
Huntsman
Saboteur
Werebear
Werewolf
Skill Specializations:

In addition to your Professions's Skill(s)

Level 20 : granted skill Way of the Rat