The early 1500's were a chaotic time. Some say that Devil rules in Rome, a New World full of possibilities has been found and mercenaries threaten to topple what little stability is left in plague and famine ridden Europe.
There are many of these bands of roving warriors, never lacking employment as warring nations and city states battle their neighbors. Most are soldiers left without a war or other skills, some are rouges greedy for gold and some simply enjoy killing.
Then there are the Lupi di Fortuna. One of the fiercest, most cunning mercenary bands money can hire. Lupi di Fortuna has yet to call surrender, for surrender means death at the hands of their Alpha. A majority of the members are Werewolves, collected by Aurel from all over Europe and the Orient. He not only promises them gold and a way to relish the beasts of their nature, but paradise. There is a Kingdom beyond the Carpathians that was once ruled by wolves. He claims he is the last royal from this lupine line and once they have enough money and an army they will retake his throne. Many of the scattered wolves he finds leap at the chance for a safe homeland but those that have served under Aurel ask what sort of paradise this new Eden will be if it's ruled by a tyrant?
Chola knows that surrender means death for her, like any other soldier. Her battlefield maybe Aurel's bed but it is no less harrowing. Ten years ago she was courtesan in Venice, well known for her skill with the lute and flute until she given as a retainer to the feared warlord. She did need to know of his reputation to know of her fate. All it took was seeing the dead, hollow eyes of the few women in camp.
Luckily for her, music soothes the savage beast. A decade later she saved countless young girls and created a proper harem, filled with musicians and dancers to entertain their lord and master. She had introduced him to all the vices of civilization, born him two human sons and had fallen in love with his most trusted general.
Now, fat with victory and an acquired taste for the finer things, he degrees that it is time to march to his home. Though Chola smiles for him and sings songs of his victory, she finds herself fearing for her fate once more. What use will a werewolf king have for a human whore and human heirs?
His general comforts her with a simple truth: much can change on a long campaign.
Roles Available -
Aurel - Alpha Werewolf. Think of a military genius, a true leader teetering on tyranny.
The General - Werewolf. Loyal to his men and their cause, but unsure of Aurels intentions (and sanity) and in love with his prized harem girl.
Various Harem Girls - Pick a role. The most beautiful women taken from rich and poor alike: tavern whores, nuns, scheming courtesans and younger daughters from some of the best families. Motivations could be anything from seeking their freedom, survival or vying for Aurel's favor.
Werewolves - Like Harem girls, skies the limit. Are you a starving Lycan from the Gevaudan, tired of eating peasants? Hiding in plain sight at the center of the Holy city? An Ulfhešnar who has traveled for years fighting with mercenaries, only to tire of serving humans? Are you seeking a homeland or an outlet for your savage nature?
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