My coin of shadows keeps werewolves at bay, for they too are mortal beasts, and the shades walk where no mortal can. And they can re-e-e-a-ach, right through your chest, and close their fists around your heart. Thus I fear, but not werewolves. Also I just want to comment that what Sulk said, while said in jest, is profoundly sad. The forumite pouring over the story of the beast, sympathizing with the animal and yet unknowing of the man. It tries to understand, to rationalize, to compare and contrast and yet it cannot, because the forumite is a beast, too.