The War of Winds is an epic fantasy/sci-fi story that spans in total, about 3000 years. The current story featured by this site details the end of the war between the Four Winds, hence the title. You can read it here.
This comic provides examples of:
Back Story - According to many readers, the first 70 pages of the comic are all Back Story and have nothing to do with the current storyline.
Give Me Back My Wallet - Talon steals from Ravar and is caught, threatened & picked up off the ground. He asked for it back but Talon countered the Grapple and escapes via the rooftops. Talon finally found a place to rest and was caught by Ravar who retrieved what he had stolen from him.
Important Haircut - Ian witnessed The Weaponmaster cut his hair short prior to going into a battle and the significance is explained to him by Gareth who said "It used to be that in the North, when men went into battle and expected to die, the y would cut off their hair. Its a symbol of slavery to fate."
Lethal Diagnosis - Talon finds himself granted near immortality from mortal wounds, while at the same time, he is dying faster than ever until he returns The Key.
Our Werewolves Are Different - The Race known as Ayenroki qualify as this trope. They qualify because they have a natural shapeshifting to a uncontrollable non-sentient bestial animal state, known as "greyken". Each Ayenroki's Greyken seems to have a unique appearance. The other commonality shared with werewolves is that speaking there true name reverts them back to there humanoid form. There natural form is humanoid, with fur (not hair), tail, fangs, longer ears and a mass twice that of a normal human.
Plot Parallel - contrary to Back Story, the comic creator argues the entire first 70 pages are a parallel of what is presently going on in the story.
The Ayenroki have this ability. From the forums "Their usual form is humanoid, with fur (not hair), tail, fangs and longer ears. They are not elves, their mass is twice that of a normal human, and they have the ability to fully transform into their beastial state, called "greyken." This state is uncontrollable, because the beast is not sentient."
The Four Winds - Each have this ability, each were given a form. The form given to The South Wind (Also known as An'soru) can best be described as a lion. Lions do not naturally exist on this planet. The form given to The East Wind (Also known as Kü) can best be described as a dragon, but like lions, dragons do not exist on this planet. The form given to North Wind (Also known as The Tempest) can best be described as a wolf, but like the previous ones, wolves don't naturally exist here & The form given to West Wind (Also known as Rahn) is closest to a horse. They have also taken a human form as well.
Shape Shifter Showdown - As Ravar and Mersnai are both full blooded Ayenroki. There fight is a variant of this because they only have one other form. It also includes the use of a Morph Weapon.