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Lord Lawrence Talbot “The Wolf Man”

“Unleash the Beast Within: The Tragic Tale of Lawrence Talbot, The Wolf Man!”

Lawrence Talbot
  • Alias: The Wolf Man
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human (formerly), Werewolf
  • Occupation: Aristocrat, Actor, Astronomer
  • Religion: Not specified
  • Allies: Gwen Conliffe, Maleva, Dr. Mannering
  • Enemies: Dracula, Frankenstein Monster, Dr. Gustav Niemann
  • Abode/Base of Operations: Various locations including Llanwelly, Wales, Blackmoor, England, and Talbot Hall
  • Nationality: Welsh-American
  • Languages: English
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good/Chaotic Evil (in wolfman form)
  • Affiliation(s): None
  • Significant Others: Gwen Conliffe, Maleva (Gypsy who provides information about his curse), Various family members and acquaintances

Lawrence Talbot, known as The Wolf Man, is a complex character entangled in a web of tragedy and transformation. As a Welsh-American aristocrat with an air of suffering, he navigates a life shadowed by an unsettling curse. His existence takes a fateful turn when he returns to his ancestral home in Wales, seeking to reconcile with his family and past. However, his quest for belonging is marred by an encounter with a supernatural force that forever alters his destiny.

Beneath Lawrence’s calm demeanor lies a man burdened by fear and inner turmoil. The shadow of the werewolf curse haunts him relentlessly, as he grapples with the duality of his existence. He is both the sophisticated aristocrat he was raised to be and the savage creature he becomes under the full moon. This internal struggle propels his actions as he endeavors to find a cure for his affliction and break free from the cycle of brutality.

Driven by a desire to escape his curse and reclaim his humanity, Lawrence’s journey takes him on a path fraught with danger and self-discovery. Along the way, he forms alliances with those who wish to aid him, but his encounters with dark forces challenge his understanding of the supernatural realm. He must confront not only the physical manifestations of his curse but also the emotional and psychological toll it exacts.

Through each transformation, Lawrence seeks answers to his existence and longs to uncover a way to control the savage nature that emerges within him. As he grapples with his own monstrous identity, he also faces the challenge of reconciling with his family’s legacy and his own actions. Despite his battles, his ultimate goal remains simple: to break free from the curse that has imprisoned him and find solace in a life free from fear and bloodshed.

Lawrence Talbot
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Medium humanoid (human, shapechanger), Chaotic Good/Chaotic Evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor) in humanoid form, 15 (natural armor) in hybrid form Hit Points 90 (12d8 + 36) Speed 30 ft. in humanoid form, 40 ft. in hybrid form

Humanoid Form16 (+3)14 (+2)16 (+3)10 (0)12 (+1)8 (-1)
Hybrid Form18 (+4)16 (+3)18 (+4)10 (0)12 (+1)8 (-1)

Skills Perception +3, Survival +3 Senses passive Perception 13 Languages Common

Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Keen Smell. Lawrence has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Shapechanger. Lawrence Talbot can use his action to polymorph into a wolf-humanoid hybrid or into a wolf, or back into his true humanoid form. His statistics, other than his AC, are the same in each form. Any equipment he is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. He reverts to his true form if he dies.

Lycanthropic Regeneration. Lawrence regains 10 hit points at the start of his turn if he has at least 1 hit point and isn’t in sunlight. If he takes radiant damage or damage from a silvered weapon, this trait doesn’t function at the start of his next turn. If he fails a saving throw against an effect that turns undead, he is paralyzed for 1 minute.

Multiattack. In humanoid form, Lawrence makes two attacks with his rapier. In hybrid form, he can use his claws and make one bite attack as a bonus action.

  • Rapier (Humanoid Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack (Hybrid or Wolf Form Only): +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Howl (3/Day). Lawrence releases a haunting howl. Each creature within 60 feet of him that can hear him must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened until the end of their next turn. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of its turn, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Legendary Resistance (1/Day). If Lawrence fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

Actions in Hybrid or Wolf Form.

Multiattack. Lawrence makes two attacks: one with his claws and one with his bite.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a humanoid, it must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be cursed with werewolf lycanthropy.

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.

Lair Actions (Wolf Den). Lawrence can take lair actions on initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), choosing from the options below. He can’t use the same option two rounds in a row:

  1. Lunar Empowerment. Lawrence regains 10 hit points.
  2. Terrifying Howl. All non-werewolf creatures within 60 feet that can hear Lawrence must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened until the end of their next turn.


Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that Lawrence can see hits him with an attack, he can use his reaction to halve the attack’s damage against him.

Description: Lawrence Talbot is a tormented figure, forever cursed to transform into a savage werewolf under the light of the full moon. In his humanoid form, his eyes bear a haunted look, revealing the internal struggle he endures. Clad in tattered clothing and wielding a rapier, his movements are both graceful and menacing. In his wolf-humanoid hybrid form, he gains an imposing presence, his form larger and more bestial than that of a normal man. Deep within his eyes lies a glimmer of humanity, a desperate plea for release from the curse that has consumed his life. Around him, the air seems charged with a mix of tension and melancholy, a reflection of the eternal battle within his soul.

Current Surroundings and Mood: In the depths of a dense forest, Lawrence Talbot prowls with an air of restless energy. The moon’s glow casts eerie shadows upon his figure, accentuating his dual nature. His mood is one of quiet desperation, the impending transformation weighing heavily on his mind. The rustling leaves and distant howls of creatures create an atmosphere of foreboding, mirroring the turmoil within his heart.

Currently in the World

Physical Description: Lawrence Talbot is a tall man with rugged features, characterized by his intense brown eyes that carry a weight of suffering. His short, dark hair is tousled and slightly graying at the temples, a testament to the trials he has faced. His strong jaw and prominent brows lend an air of determination to his countenance. In his human form, he dresses in attire befitting his status as an aristocrat, favoring dark suits that convey both sophistication and melancholy.

Current Situation: As night falls over the ancient forest, Lawrence Talbot finds himself in the heart of the woods, his surroundings shrouded in shadows. The eerie glow of the moonlight pierces through the dense canopy, casting an otherworldly glow upon the landscape. He stands amidst a clearing, his breath quickening as he feels the first tendrils of the impending transformation take hold of him. His heart races with a mixture of dread and anticipation, his body tensing as the curse within him stirs. The stillness of the night is broken only by the distant calls of nocturnal creatures and the rustling of leaves in the wind.

Mood: Lawrence Talbot’s mood is a tumultuous blend of fear and resignation. He knows all too well the horrors that await him when the moon reaches its zenith. The weight of his affliction hangs heavily upon him, a burden he must bear each night when the moon’s silver light bathes the world. He is haunted by the knowledge that he is no longer fully in control of himself during these transformations, that the beast within him will unleash its primal instincts. Yet, there is a glimmer of determination in his eyes, a fierce resolve to somehow find a cure and end the cycle of pain and bloodshed that has consumed his life.

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