Single Status Update
*subtle design changes intensify*
I'm still coming up with that. It's the same deal as the shock collar.
Basically, he was kidnapped by a sort of anti-monster cult and tortured in numerous ways. They are absolutely not okay with the existence of shapeshifters and monsters in general, not to mention he's wronged them multiple times.
They also wanted to know where his "clan" was, meaning where the other shapeshifters are. (they usually live in makeshift houses in forests, unless there is a long-abandoned district of a city, which there is). Our dude here didn't grow up with other shapeshifters, so he had no idea and was honest about it. They didn't buy it, so they kept on frickin' torturing him.
They did some sort of ritual, too, that affected his dreams, and now his worst fear is sleep (which he never does now), followed closely by the ocean and (ironically enough) insects. All of those fears were acquired from the strange psychological effects of the cult's rituals.
They would have killed him, too, if Gambler hadn't broken him out by beating the living f**k out of those cultists. Gambler left without even knowing our dude was there. Classic dad, amirite?
TL;DR: A BUNCH OF MEAN NERDS TIED HIM TO A CHAIR AND RIPPED IT OFF.