Basics: Rat lycanthropy is among the -easiest- strains to catch. Just a tiny scratch from a were-rat in animal form could be enough to turn you. This also makes Rats one of the most numerous shifter types around next to the wolf. Rats have ‘outposts’ as their groups, as within the rat group, there is only one King, which is in St. Louis. Similar to the Wolves, they are Patriarchal.
Bond: Every rat when accepted into the Rodere by a Lieutenant, a General or the Rom must go to Saint Louis for a marking ritual with the Rom. The marking is a small tattoo made with a silver tipped instrument upon the rat that is then licked by the Rom as a symbol of acceptance. All rats have this shared mark, with those higher in rank sporting various other little symbols of their status. Even the Rom has his own crown shaped tattoo upon his body.
Rom – King
Lieutenant – Second in Command