Werehyena lycanthropy is a relatively infectious strain of the disease, though not as infectious as rat or wolf. Groups tend to be moderately sized, tight knit and the members codependent
BOSTON BACKDROP: The Werehyenas in Context
The werehyenas were a relatively peaceful lycanthrope clan. The Oba was truly a motherly figure, and was fiercely protective of her children. She kept the Cackle protected and funded through her ownership of a number of clubs and fetish clubs, all completely legal. With Lot’s Law being debated around the state, however, grumblings have begun within the Cackle. Some fear that the proposed amendments to the legislation will actually restrict lycanthrope freedom rather than extend it.
And then the Oba died, some say suspiciously, and the Cackle has deteriorated every since.
A young female hyena has become convinced that the law will destroy the Cackle and all of its businesses. She has argued that in order to protect themselves, a stronger course of action must be taken. Unbeknownst to the Oba, the young Abaya slowly coerced other members of the Cackle to her point of view. She is preparing to to run a massive underground assault on strategically positioned humans within the political, social and legal spheres of Boston and Massachusetts, aiming to infect them with hyena lycanthropy . She wants the power, but most of all, she wants control.
Some say this Abaya killed the old Oba, driving the cackle further into strife.
Lucky or no, a new Oba has stepped up, a freshly arrived one. She's trying to figure out the ropes of the family businesses, and she's trying to handle the fallout of the old Oba's death and the Abaya's desire to incite chaos.
Pack Relations: Enemies According to the Ulfric - "The hyenas - those dirty dogs - seemed to be ready to take advantage of the situation [pack turmoil]. I don't know who called them in, but they are forever our enemy. I could care less if something were to befall them."