― Robert A. Heinlein
Exoterism will be a complex webcomic, with different races, species and tribes. So, why not insert also some werecats? Thanks for the idea to
Werewolves and werecats are really different creatures: the have in common the prefix "were" only for convenience, as they are NOT like two sides of the same coin, they are distinct creatures and united only by the ability to mutate.
The werewolves are profoundly linked to the moon and its phases and to the beast inside them, werecats are not linked at all with the moon and their transformations are completely controlled by their will.
Both are contagious, but the bite of a werewolf on a person predisposed to become a werecat not turn she/it into a wolf, but a cat, and vice versa.
The bite of a werewolf (or werecat) simply activate that portion of the DNA that encodes the ability to transform, and that's why when Adrubale has bitten Beverly, she has become not a werewolf, but a werecat.
She have three base forms: the crinos (an hybrid between cat and human, bipedal), the human form and the feral form, who resembles a muscular panther, but with a lot more of hair around the neck (in her case, because the mane can change a lot of volume, being related to how long is the hair in the human that mutates).