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Late in the seventeenth century, a secluded village in northern Italy lay almost desolate. The suffering, starvation and death due to crop failure and scourge was slowly pushing the town towards extinction. Some began to think it the work of an evil entity, and they were right. An ancient faction of the Malandanti or witching tribe had gathered in the forest near the village and were slowly killing, attacking the village at night almost unseen. A secret society known as the Benandanti was formed in order to combat the unknown evil. The Benandanti claimed to be protectors of the community that at night would leave their bodies in the form of wolves or other creatures to fight evil witches in the fields. The crops began to return and the village began to revive, but when the inquisition of the church arrived with rumors of shape shifting and witches, the Benandanti went underground. They were soon uncovered and betrayed, found to be guilty of witchcraft, and were condemned to death. The leader of the Benandati was named Thiess. Theiss would confess in a French court to being an actual shape shifting werewolf a protector of good. Theiss was sentenced to death for witchcraft but, before his death, vowed revenge on the unjust accusers of his kind, whether it was in his life or the next. Fast forward three centuries to the 1900s, a portal from the grave has been opened by one of Theisss admirers. Theiss and many of his followers have returned from the grave to seek revenge on the innocent descendents of those who so wrongfully accused them so long ago. The Benandanti is established as an underground society once more and a new clan of shape shifters are stalking their prey, but this time it is in the name of revenge!