The Injasura are 12 beasts of unimaginable power. According to legend, they seal a gate that leads to the realm of the Daityas. In order to forbid mortals from entering this place, and the Daityas from entering our world, the Gods used the lifeforces of the Injasura to bar the gate. It is said that each of them draws strength from one of 12 sacred stars. Valserigrav, The Shining Beast, is the 6th Injasura. He draws his strength from the star Zurga Nefas. He has a nightmarish command over the element of fire. And while he is indeed a fierce creature, unlike the other legendary beasts, he has a fondness for children, and has been known to defend his charges to the death.
Rudy Kaplan went to China with his girlfriend Lonnie, and his best friend, Gill. Let's just say that he's brought back a big problem, in that, he's now a weretiger. Pictures by A. Lew Lashmit and Paul C. Diggs.