Lycanthropes and other shapeshifters are commonly considered the stuff of children’s stories and nightmares, but they are actually quite real, if rarely encountered. The occasional offspring of one of these rare encounters, should it not end in a more gruesome fashion, is known as a Shifter; a feral-looking humanoid with inherited lycanthropic traits tempered by more reasonable human blood. Shifters tend to keep to the wilder places of Braelun, and are known to have descended from werewolves, werecats, wereboars, and wererats.
Consummate loners, some of these guys are more drawn to civilization than others. Most of them have some sort of pack instinct, but for a lack of others of their kind to buddy up with, they tend to adopt their party as a proxy pack. Be ready to keep that in mind.