Divinity War Worlds: Lycana
Strong in heart, mind and body. Intelligent and loyal. There is much to respect from the werewolves of Lycana.
Lycans are furred wolvish humanoids with great variety in their coloration and body type. Some have tails; others lack them entirely. Some have prominent claws, while others bear large fangs. All have reflexes rivaled only by Earth's advanced AI's. With eyes that see motion at more than a hundred and twenty frames per second, Lycans have been known to literally dodge bullets. Their olfactory sense is likewise highly evolved.
But their animal-like appearance couldn't be more deceiving. Lycans are among the most advanced races. The current technological level of Lycana is comparable to the Earth in the early 1980's, though the progress of technology is not as explosively rapid as it was for the intensely curious humans. The Lycans on the other hand, have a deeper sense of connection with their world, and higher levels of cultural cooperation. Lycana developed a stable globalized government soon after developing intercontinental travel.
The Quarantine of Lycana:
The tenth planet Lycana was discovered shortly after Xahna.
However, when ASP probes reached Lycana, they discovered its population was being ravaged by a terrible disease called "The Dread."
A geologically recent mass extinction left Lycans as the world's only large predator. The survival of the ecosystem depends on their ability to keep the grazers of the planet's steppes and forests under control. Lacking the domesticated dogs and cats of Earth, over the last twenty thousand years Lycans re-evolved the necessary biological tools for hunting. Those teeth and claws make The Dread even more fearsome.
Under the influence of the disease, the victim is robbed of higher cognitive functions and eventually becomes a brutal killing machine, attacking friend and foe alike. During the intial stages of infection the victim will withdraw from society and hide, waiting and watching until the urge to kill becomes unbearable. The dread infects all races. There is no known cure.
ASP has quarantined the planet, leaving it surrounded by a minefield through which neither Lycan exploration rockets or nor potential visitors from outside the system can pass.
The current situation on Lycana is one of political turmoil. Doomsday cults have cropped up around the globe, claiming The Dread is the fulfillment of an end of days prophecy predicting the coming of a "Jeweled One" to save their world. Scientists have entered the fray, presenting evidence that The Dread has always been present on Lycana but is only now becoming a plague due to overpopulation.
Little else is known about the quarantined planet, its future uncertain and its present clouded in cultural conflict.