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Lycanthropes, which are also known informally as lycans and more commonly as werewolves, are a race of creatures whose distinguishing trait is the ability to transform into anthropomorphic wolves due to lycanthropy, a disease that only affects the Atmer race. The transformation process is known to be extremely painful to the individual undergoing the transformation, and it is often associated with the full moon, though a full moon is not necessary. Lycanthropes are considered to be cursed by the Atmer and individuals who are known to be stricken with lycanthropy are shunned due to the dangers that they pose to civilized society.