So, it's easy for me to imagine how a Lich or Vampire or something similarly considered to be intelligent and persuasive and powerful and immortal could control a kingdom that is spreading across continental divides; however, it's difficult for me to think of a way that werewolves could do this without fundamentally altering the concept of "werewolf," so that it is specialized.
In most accepted fiction they're not immortal, they don't cast spells, and they are often given to mercurial temperaments -- none of these things seem like the kind of things that would lead to the unification or assimilation of cultures into an empire-sized nation.
Any idea how werewolves might be able to accomplish this? I am thinking something along the lines of werewolves being nobility or aristocratic and the commoners being human, but it just doesn't seem likely.
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