- Name: William Black / Storm's Herald
- Also Known As: Closet-Monster (cub name)
- Gender: Male
- Breed: Metis
- Auspice: Galliard
- Tribe: Shadow Lords
- Rank: Cliath (1)
- Position: Enigma
- Creation Date: 21 March 2012
- Creation Rank: Cub (0)
- Departure Date: 26 May 2012
Info: William spent the first part of his life locked away in a secure root celler, kept alive and given basic care by a disgruntled Shadow Lord kinsman (and his family) whose brother was William's father. Said kinsman dumped William off with the tribe in St Claire as soon as William had shifted for the first time.
He hadn't even been given a name.
Despite his severely isolated upbringing, William socialized quickly. Too quickly, in truth, but none of his tribemates knew enough about his background to be suspicious, and in general William was the picture of an intelligent, obedient, well-spoken cub. Occasionally there'd be moments where he seemed more than he was, but nothing terribly unusual if one assumed him to have a connection with his ancestors, as some Garou do.
In May of 2012, William Rited with another cub of his tribe, Ky. During that Rite, William cold-bloodedly culled several children in order to preserve the Veil. Shortly afterwards, he took his leave of St. Claire and went to the Sept of the Blind Bluff in Montana. He never said exactly why he left; perhaps he simply felt he could learn things there that he couldn't at the Hidden Walk.
Metis Flaw: William lacks claws. Effective claws, anyway. He has fingernails in humanoid forms and blunt doglike claws in werewolf and wolfish forms. These do next to no damage (he's better off using his fists), nonaggravated. In regards to natural weapons, he can only do aggravated damage by biting.