Alright, well most of us have seen the movie "Underworld" and know of them race in Darkfall named the Mahirim.
If this belongs in the RP section, I'll ask the mods to move it there, but anyway here's my thread:
Lyancthrope is the name of the Vampire's arch-nemesis in the movie "Underworld". They're werewolves, basically. However calling the Mahirim "Lycanthrope" isn't politically or technically correct.
Lycanthropy was an illness, when a person thought he or she was a werewolf. Thought, they were. A case of this was in Germany when a man killed several pregnant women and ate their fetuses. He said the devil gave him a magic belt that let him turn into a wolf. It's not true, but it was a mental defect in the man's brain that led him to believe it was.
The Mahirim are upright wolves. They can't morph shapes, they are actually upright wolves, they're not mentally unstable Germans who think they are.
Anyway, that's my two cents on the Lycanthrope vs. Mahirim debate. Discuss.