Ritual to Cure the Curse of Transformation
One who takes the curse onto himself willingly cannot perform this ritual,
nor have others do it for him. This was created for and only works on
those forcibly changed through other magics.
Only half of those who undergo the rigors of this ritual survive messing
with anothers spirit takes both chutzpah and stamina. Not everyone
undergoing such rites survives them. At least, the person will die clean.
A failed ritual means that the person must wait a full year before trying
You will first need to collect the following:
- wine, which is the drink of man
- soil from the footprints of a man
- a loaf of newly baked bread marked with a mans hand
- water from a pool the subject has drunk from collected in a clay
- a steel knife that has not yet cut anything
- wolfsbane woven in a garland
- blood taken from a cow, sheep or other animal properly slaughtered for
cooking and eating
- blood of a man, willingly shed, and of ties to the one who must be
The ritual must be performed at twilight or before dawn, during the times
between when it is neither one thing or another.
Bathe the subject in clear water and bring him to the ritual place, which
must be prepared with the circles of Zsuzsanna Dracha and Mitros
Garzhevnyk, for these are the best for such work.
Pour the offering of blood into the ground, "Let this drink sate you,
Great Hunter. May you be slow and not take back that which is done
Restrain the wolf if necessary, for the beast may not understand what is
being done, and the man cannot help you now. As the rite continues,
the beast in him will grow fearful and strike without thinking, as beasts
do. Do not allow him to bite another, for if he tastes blood now,
everything will be for nothing, as the wolf in him will kill the man to
Place the garland of wolfsbane around his neck, saying "Do not fear this
thing now, for only the beasts fear this, and you are not a beast."
Make mud from the water and earth and anoint the subject, saying
"From this are we made, and from this you departed. Return to this
now, for you are of its substance."
Place the bread before him. "This is the food of man, created from
the grasses raised up from the ground by his hand. Eat of it, for it
is your food." The subject must eat some of the bread, to begin to
lose his taste for flesh and blood.
Take up the knife that has not yet cut and cut into the subject hands
or paws until he bleeds, then place the bleeding hands upon the earth,
letting the blood soak in. "This is your blood, great hunter. Take it
back, for this one has no more need of it. Such does not belong in
Take up the blood of man willingly shed and pour it into the open
wounds, saying "This is your blood now -- the blood of a man. This
shall flow now in your veins."
Take up the wine and speak the final words of the rite --
"This is a man! This is his strong arm! This is a man! This is
his clean heart! This is a man! This is his true way! He drinks
the wine which is the fruit of men, and eats the bread of their fields.
This is the man of their fields. This is the man that men call
brother -- this is the man that guards the sheep from the wolf --
this is the man that lives among his own kind -- return this! Return
this tonight! Great Wolf, he is yours no longer!"
Give the wine to the one who must be changed. If all goes well,
the wolf-blood will burn from his veins, and he shall change a last time
into his man-shape. The wolfskin will fall from him, and it must be
burned immediately. Sometimes the changed one will wish to keep it,
saying that it has mystic properties or that it is to remind him of the
Do not allow this to happen -- no matter how much the Changed One
will think to stay right, the spirit of the skin will call to him until he
outs the skin on again. Should he do this, slay him. Do not allow
others to keep the skin either.
One who has returned from the path rarely returns whole. He may find
that wolfsbane holds dread for him still, or on the nights of the full
moon he is restless and longs for the changing, despite its horror. There
is no changing or helping this part -- it must be for the man to put
away the beast.