Blood and Silver
Creature Type: Garou
Location: Personal Umbral demi-realm, though the Yule season brings him out anywhere he is called.
Known Abilities: As a creature of legend, he is nearly indestructible and unassailable so long as he is called forth to task. Able to teleport to any known place in the world when he’s called, though he prefers to utilize chimneys in keeping with his lore.
Image: Although Krampus appears in many variations, most share some common physical characteristics. He is hairy, usually brown or black, and has the cloven hooves and horns of a goat. His long pointed tongue lolls out.
Krampus carries chains, thought to symbolize the binding of the Devil by the Christian Church. He thrashes the chains for dramatic effect. The chains are sometimes accompanied with bells of various sizes. Of more pagan origins are the ruten, bundles of birch branches that Krampus carries and occasionally swats children with. The ruten have significance in pre-Christian pagan initiation rites. The birch branches are replaced with a whip in some representations. Sometimes Krampus appears with a sack or a washtub strapped to his back; this is to cart off evil children for drowning, eating, or transport to Hell. Some of the older versions make mention of naughty children being put in the bag and being taken. This part of the legend refers to the times that the Moors raided the European coasts, and as far as Iceland, to abduct the local people into slavery.
Summoned by the Beltz Family, who follow ancient Gaian ways, the Krampus tore through the pack’s protectorate, snatching children believed to be acting out of the natural order and in need of being taught the proper ways. Though the Garou might usually agree with his stances, the kidnapping of Naysie and Lance complicated things.
The krampus was never outright defeated, though they inflicted such grievous damage as to force him to retreat back into his own personal realm, where they found their charges and agreed to take their behavior into Amun’s own hands for the requisite year and a day.