Vernand the Warlock
Verdant is something of an enigma. A wolf Uplift he displays more human traits the most Uplifts, he walks on two feet, speaks several human languages fluently and he has grown wings. The great ribbed wings that sprout from his back resemble those of a bat, he says that they’re the result of his magic.
The strangest thing is that he doesn’t practice the more well known forms of magic, nor even some of the rare lesser known forms. It’s rumored that when he kills a person he drinks their soul, gaining their strength. While this would explain his more human attributes and wings from drinking the souls of humans and bat Uplifts, it’s still a much ridiculed tale.
The strangest of things about Vernand is no doubt his political agenda, he wishes for humans and predatory Uplifts to live together in harmony, feeding off prey Uplifts and raising them like the livestock he sees them as. The worrisome aspect is he’s already managed to recruit some human followers.