Blood and Silver
Creature Type: Changing Breed
Affiliation: Gaian, Wyld
Location: Uncertain, but seemingly most any urban area could shelter them.
Known Abilities: Traditional Changing Breed strength, regeneration and Gifts.
Ratkin are one of the Changing Breeds. Like most of the Breeds, Ratkin were given a mission by Gaia, and that mission was to control the human population by eating their food and spreading disease and pestilence. It worked until the Garou attempted to impose their dominance on the other Breeds in the so-called War of Rage, and nearly drove the Ratkin to extinction. In the aftermath of the War, the Ratkin were forced into the margins of human society; however, because of the rapid urban growth, they recovered and once again are in ascendance. Ratkin are feral and brutal creatures, mainly because they are Wyld-touched, which means that not only can they frenzy like other shapeshifters, but also hallucinate in a state called Rapture.
Ratkin are still very distrustful of Garou even now, not least because one of their aspects was completely destroyed during the War of Rage – the Bards, equivalent of the Garou’s Galliards. However, before the last Bards were slain, they foretold that in the final days the Ratkin would come back from their secret refuges.