Most werehyenas were male and usually had long shaggy hair. The long hair concealed a second mouth located at the base of the skull. Werehyenas went to great lengths to keep this hidden.
Their hyena form was usually 6 feet (1.8 meters) long and had golden fur on their back with black fur on their belly and feet.
Werehyena's had an innate, deep sense of fear towards fires. Because of this, flaming torches were often used to keep them at bay.
In human form, werehyenas used their special charm powers to avoid combat. In canine form they attacked with a savage bite that could lock on to a victim.
Werehyenas traveled in packs of up to a dozen individuals. A dominant male made all of the decisions for the pack. They mated for life, but only with members of their own pack.
Werehyenas preyed on gullible humans whenever they could. They were also adept scavengers and ate anything they could find to survive.
While in human form, werehyenas often infiltrated villages and lured victims out to where the rest of their pack was waiting.
- Wolfgang Baur, Steve Kurtz (1992). Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix. (TSR, Inc). ISBN l-56076-370-1.
- Kirk Botulla, Shane Hensley, Nicky Rea, Teeuwynn Woodruff (1994). Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendix III: Creatures of Darkness. Edited by William W. Connors. (TSR, Inc.), p. 8. ISBN 1-56076-914-9.
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