The Darkstalker Files
Werebeast (or hybrids) are the uncommon result of human/werewolf crossbreeding. Unlike werewolves, Werebeast lack any control over their Wolf form or shifting ability. Also the process of shifting is both long and painful, unlike their werewolf counterparts who shift with ease. Due to their shifting difficulties and dangers, Werebeast commonly ingest Silver and Silver compounds. Doctors commonly prescribe silver nitrate inhalers, that function the same as asthma inhalers.
Werebeast live painful and lonely lives. They usually don’t belong to a Pack and are rarely accepted by humans. Many suffer from silver poisoning caused by the medication they are prescribed to prevent shifting, which can drastically shorten their lives. Faced with a life of pain, suffering, and loneliness, many werebeast choose to take their own lives.
During the Second Great War the Axis of Power utilized Werebeast as a form of biological weapon. They would drop groups of werebeast from airplanes over a city, relying on the fear and stress to force a them to shift. Those that survived the fall would rage and destroy every living thing they came across.