The Terror of Riltar
Here they come. Biting, gnawing, scratching. Near endless. Sh…do you hear them? Crawling beneath us? They'll burrow upwards any minute. Overrun us…but they're waiting…waiting for their masters… – Sellsword of Wanderer's Way
The Ravenous, is the name given to the massive ratclans that have begun to plague all of Riltar. A near endless stream of wererat, these insidious creatures are masters of the limitless and everturning tunnels of the Darklands that stretch all throughout Riltar. Concerned only with the gain of food of any kind, living or not, these near mindless creatures are by no means stupid nor uncoordinated. A fact that makes them all the more deadly as they have mastered both sword and firearm with great success. Every major city, and some of the towns themselves, has seen evidence of the Ravenous appearing within their town. Great burrows appearing throughout the night, a lucrative business for sellswords are to kill as many wererats they can and close the burrow as quickly as possible. Those that do so quickly and efficiently are rewarded by the Merchant's Union for their thanks, as their many shops are being targetted hardest by these ever hungry creatuers. Furthermore, many members of the Explorer's Corp plan on using these passageways to explore much of the Darklands as possible, some insane enough to sanction off abandoned burrows to explore beneath. Those that do so claim that the tunnels run near infinitely, and to well built and ancient ruins far beneath the cities.