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Rougarou

In the Cajun legends, the creature is said to prowl the swamps around Acadiana and Greater New Orleans, and possibly the fields or forests of the regions. The rougarou most often is described as a creature with a human body and the head of a wolf or dog, similar to the werewolf legend.
Often the story-telling has been used to inspire fear and obedience. One such example is stories that have been told by elders to persuade Cajun children to behave. According to another variation, the wolf-like beast will hunt down and kill Catholics who do not follow the rules of Lent. This coincides with the French Catholic loup-garou stories, according to which the method for turning into a werewolf is to break Lent seven years in a row.
A common legend says that the rougarou is under the spell for 101 days. After that time, the curse is transferred from person to person when the rougarou draws another human’s blood. During that day the creature returns to human form. Although acting sickly, the human refrains from telling others of the situation for fear of being killed. A rougarou’s only weakness is fire, which can destroy them, as well as decapitation

EWS: 75 (Notable) REF: 80 STA: 80

Injury: Superficial, Minor –10, Serious –20, Major –30,
Critical –50, Lethal

Disciplines: Hunter’s Mark

Aspects: Deadly Attack (Serious; creature form only),Regeneration (creature form only), Shapeshifter, Sturdy (creature form only), Supernatural Speed (creature form only), Vigor (creature form only) Special Weakness: Fire

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The Mole People

A narration by Dr. Frank Baxter, an English professor at the University of Southern California, explainsthe premise of the film and its basis in reality. He briefly discusses the hollow earth theories of John Symmes and Cyrus Teed among others, and says that the movie is a fictionalized representation of this unorthodox point of view.
Archaeologists Dr. Roger Bentley and Dr. Jud Bellamin stumble upon a race of Sumerian albinos living deep under the Earth. They keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slaves to harvest mushrooms, their primary food source, since they can grow without sunlight. The Sumerian albinos’ ancestors moved into the subterranean after the cataclysmic floods in ancient Mesopotamia. Whenever their population increases, they sacrifice old people to the Eye of Ishtar, which is really natural light coming from the surface. These people have lived underground for so long that they are weakened by bright light which the archaeologists brought in the form of a flashlight. However, there is one girl named Adad who has natural Caucasian skin who is disdained by the others since she has the “mark of darkness.” They believe the men are messengers of Ishtar, their goddess. When one of the archaeologists is killed by a mole person, Elinu, the High Priest, realizes they are not gods. He orders their capture and takes the flashlight to control the Mole People, not knowing it is depleted. The archaeologists are then sent to the Eye just as the Mole People rebel. Adad goes to the Eye only to realize its true nature and that the men had survived. They then leave for the surface. Unfortunately, Adad dies after reaching the surface, when an earthquake causes a column to fall over and crush her. 

  The Mole People 
STR:
4 (60)                WPR: 4 (60)

DEX: 3 (45)                  PER: 1 (15)
AGL: 3 (45)                  PCN: 4 (60)
STA: 4 (60)                  PWR: NA ATT: 1/53%                  WND: 14
MV: L 75† Experience: 600

Mole People PowersDark Vision – Mole people can see completely in the dark with no modifiers against them.
Burrowing – a Mole person can burrow through the earth at 1/2 movement rate

Weakness – being a subterranean species, sunlight or any light source brighter then a candle hurts a Mole person doing 1 wound box and 1d10 stamina loss. 

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