‘And why should I pay a ransom to a beggar,’ scoffed the merchant. ‘What threat can you offer that would make me turn over good coin?’
The wizened old man smiled the sort of villainous smile that makes a shiver crawl up your spine.
The beggar took his walking stick and mumbled while scrawling in the dust, his writing barely visible in the approaching dusk.
Moments later a shuffling could be heard in the nearby trees, a trio of short, hunched ruffians appeared.
At first the merchant snorted, then he saw them slowly gaining rat-like features as they sneered and tittered among themselves.
The fat merchant’s mouth dropped open woodenly.
‘Th-th-that would get you my coins,’ he whined helplessly.
Summon Lycanthrope (Arcane)
This spell summons 1d3 lycanthropes of similar alignment to the caster’s side. These creatures will assist in any task that isn’t a suicide mission and will sometimes stay on as bodyguards for a time if the situation is mutually beneficial.