Lore & Creatures
Beings of The Weird fall into their own evolutionary Kingdom.
In broad terms the structure of the weird is such that anything can exist as a different order or genus. Blood sucking vampires are a highly specific kind of vampire, but there are also vampires who don’t feed on blood. There are vampires vulnerable to silver, and vampires who aren’t. A ghost can be tied to a house or just stuck in the room where they were murdered. A ghost might be able to interact with the living, or might be trapped in repeating their death indefinitely.
The nuance of categorization is not particularly important, but below are some examples how how various species might be defined in The Weird using taxonomy.
Weird > Corporeal > Humanoid > Dead > Consanguineous > Fanged > Blood Sucking Vampire
Weird > Corporeal > Humanoid > Dead > Created > Standard Physiology > Emotional Vampire
Weird > Corporeal > Humanoid > Alive > Consanguineous > Transformative > Moon Werewolf
Weird > Corporeal > Humanoid > Alive > Consanguineous > Transformative > Shifter
Weird > Incorporeal > Soul Based > Conscious > Location Bound > Communicative > Friendly
Weird > Incorporeal > Soul Based > Unconscious > Death Looped > Non-Interactive > Lady in the Window