Healing Side-Effects (Fenrir)
The Fenris Curse allows the cleric to recover hit points by consuming his prey (2 per HD per 1d6 rounds of eating), but there are other, more versatile (and upsetting) methods for the Great Wolf to provide succor (though few might want to experience them).
1-2. My, what big teeth you have... The patient is just too delicious to resist! The cleric gets a free bite attack on them with a +4 bonus to hit and damage (since they most likely weren’t expecting it) and then must keep biting them until the cleric is wounded. Even though the patient won’t receive any healing in this case, the cleric will at least gain some hit points if he ends up consuming them!
3-4. Bite makes right: Toughening the patient up a bit, the shaman makes a bite attack for just 1d3 damage (even if of a higher level where he would cause more bite damage). Afterwards, the shaman doesn’t have to keep biting them (emphasis on ‘have to’) and they will receive normal healing; that is, if they don’t try to bite the shaman back!
5-6. This healing will charge you an arm... It’s no little nibble that Fenrir wants now, but have no fear: someone else can suffer in order for it to work. The cleric must bite a sacrificial victim for the same amount of healing that he will bestow, also granting 2 extra points of healing per HD the sacrifice has (or had). He should make sure not to let the followers of Tyr know if he actually does take off an arm though.
7-8. I’ll huff, and I’ll puff. Have you consumed the sun? Eaten the moon? Blown down a house made of straw? Only those who have caused some wanton destruction within the last few hours will receive healing, and with 50% extra bestowed if the destruction was particularly terrifying (per Referee).
9-12. Blessing of Fenrir: The patient is healed automatically for the spell’s full amount. What is more, he or she also gains a +1 bonus to hit and damage rolls when in melee for the next 1d6 turns, though they must also save or begin devouring any fallen foes (see Fenris Curse)!
Next week: Clerics of Fenrir (Part III)!