As beasts grow in size and age, they can sometimes begin to develop Runestones within their body. As these develop, and as they occasionally develop a second or third, the magick of the Runestone can begin to warp and change the beast’s body. These changes are known as Manifestations, and a beast affected in this way is said to be “Manifesting”.
A given Runestone typically only has one or two Manifestations associated with it, so that experienced beast hunters can often tell on sight what Runestone a beast is harboring within it; or, failing that, narrow it down to a handful of possibilities.
Manifestations can occur if Runestones are implanted in people as well. Dwarves and Elves can manifest as below, but has low chance to “take.” Humans have a high chance to “take” the implants but it is a fairly lethal procedure. Human manifestations differ from below (Witchers?)
|Bright Discoloration (could be more than 1)||Rune|
|Bleeding Open Sores||Rune|
|Walking on Two Legs||Rune|
|One Extra Limb||Rune|
|Two Extra Limbs||Rune|
|Trunkification (grows prehensile trunk like an elephant)||Rune|
|Florication (vegetation growing on it)||Rune|
|Human hands (Manufication)||Rune|