Dresden Files: Twin Cities
Cannibal Ghoul (OW pg 59)
When blending, ghouls appear completely human. In ghoul form, they look like a Japanese horror cartoon: hunch-shouldered, grey-skinned fiends, covered in short wiry hairs. They have the worst features of mankind, hyena, and baboons, all mixed together: stunted strong
legs, too long arms, and hands that have spurs of bone.
- High Concept: Cannibal Ghoul
- Trouble: Insatiable Appetites
Ghouls are probably scions— crossbreeds between uber-ghouls and humans in the long-ago past—that breed true. Ghouls can go through 40 to 50 lbs of meat a day, preferably human. Most ghouls existing outside of the society of clans (one of the largest being the LaChaise clan) don’t live very long. Maybe one in ten actually makes it to adult-hood. These specimens are extremely dangerous. The rest get eaten by other supernatural predators, killed by animals (who really despise them), sicken and die, get run over by cars, or end g their own miserable existence in fits of despair. Intriguingly, despite not being the brightest critters, many ghouls speak ancient Sumerian—likely their “household tongue.” Many of the ghoul clans provide cheap muscle for various nasty supernaturals. Both the Red and White Courts of vampires have utilized the LaChaise clan of ghouls for private vendettas in the past, the former using them as footsoldiers in the Vampire War.
Like cockroaches, ghouls can recover from just about anything short of decapitation j or a similar mortal trauma; they scar when they heal, but this may or may not last. They’re inhumanly strong, and in many cases faster than any mortal. They have claws and can appear human at will.
Affected by holy water. Unwavering inability to control their appetites for long. Most are kind of dumb.
- Helping Hand – Ghouls were posing as Outreach Workers from the Helping Hands Shelter and eating homeless people. They were also aiding Evan St. Claire and Aaron Douglas in breaking Gleipnir. The Shelter was destroyed by Aleksander Erikson, Brittany Winters, Craig Hale, Sanya, and Sister Dark with the remaining ghouls left scattered.
Further appearances will be documented in this entry.