Saturday, 23 June 2007

Caledon the intolerant?

It's been almost a month since the hue and cry about a werewolf went up in in Caledon. At first I paid it very little mind. There was only vague reports of unease and no-one had actually been attacked. That and the Sherrif of Steelhead, Mr. Fuzzball Ortega, is a known werewolf and one of the better behaved gentlemen I know.

Then the pictures started with calls of "Werewolf sighted in [insert sim name here]" being hurled across the aether.

Requests were made for its despatch, countered with suggestions of capture or cure.

Through all this I began to ask "why?"

Yes he was apparently a werewolf. Though with remarkable speed there seemed to be nothing menacing or harmful about him. He has in all this time attacked no-one, in spite of hunts organised to try and track him down.

Caledon's community prides itself on its diversity and tollerance. It's a State with furred Duchesses, vampires (sorry, former vampires), more Nekos than you can throw a tinsel ball at, gnomes, automatons, pixies and beetle people. Yet suddenly this individual has been singled out for being a werewolf. Is it because he can outrun even those on horseback? Have we become opposed to exercise enthusiasts?

Personally I'd like to meet him. I sure he's an interesting individual. Though I can safely say I will not be following his habit of a brisk jog across Caledon on a regular basis.


Current Population: 2 said...

I'm afraid to say, Sir Edward, that this creature has indeed attacked and injured Miss Maertens - which has lead to the attempts to resolve the situation.

I'm sure if the wolfy fellow (or lady) chose to simply run about and shout the odd "Arrooo!" There would have been much less fuss.


Alfonso Avalanche

Mitsu Figaro said...

Miss Maertans' wounds were made hurriedly as the lot of us were milling in teh middle of Kittiwickshire's road, which didn't help matters. She was well treated and quickly treated by Myself and the Duchess of Loch Avie before any ill effects manifested.

I still think it was unintentional by him, as we were ALL in the way that time. There have been many wounds of a similar nature, most of it while the Werewolf was hurrying away as fast as he could go. I'm more of a mind to cure the fellow of the curse if he wants it. I'm working towards that cure in my apothocary, and i need to work with the other Physician of a similar mind as soon as i can so we can concoct that treatment.

Fuzzball Ortega said...

I plan on making trips to Caledon in hopes of finding this beast. Maybe with my expertise in the field.....does being born a werewolf count as being an expert?...I can help Caledon.

That is, if the beast shows up when I'm around......

emillyorr said...

And Mr. O'Toole is claiming he's already shot the beast. What of that? Has the were been slain? If not, was there another were slain?

I find myself very glad, actually, that I'm only a known shapeshifter, not a were of any sort...I claim were-chameleon, but really, that's back to the whole shifting nature...if necessary, I can show, have shown, a human face.

Hotspur O'Toole said...

I fear I can only lay claim to having shot *A* werewolf, Miss Orr. And only after he menaced an unarmed woman in my parlor.

I doubt it was "the" were, as he came back the next night and deposited a load of werewolf "scat" on my front doorstep.

Oh well, I got a good rug for the upstairs study.. beyond that, I've retired from werewolf chasing. There's absolutely nothing we can do to affect the darker werewolf (shown in pictures above), nor am I eager to seek his society after pooing on my front step.

Kate Nicholas, F.R.S. said...

Why, that's no werewolf ... too close a resemblance to Sasquatch, I'd say. :)

ZenMondo Wormser said...

You attitude is mirrored on my blog entry of 20 days past.

As far as an rp situation it was fun for a few nights, but going on 3 weeks now, it has grown tired.

Amber_Palowakski said...

All I want is a good picture of the chap for my blog! *grins*

Amber_Palowakski said...

Finally got my good piccie last night!