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Every thousand years or so, the four moons that orbited the world would converge in perfect harmony, leading to a werenight. In addition to the tsunamis resulting from tidal change, every person in the world with a drop of wereblood would transform into complete were mode.

Since the founding of the Elabonian Empire, the werenight had never happened until the days of Balamung's War. Relying on the scientific predictions of Volatin's treatise and other references, Elabonian mages in the imperial capital did what they could to prepare.

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