Lore & Creatures

General Structure

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.

Examples

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

Magic

Manipulating elements and energies requires both talent and skill. Though some abilities are innate, some methods just require the right ingredients.

Spirit Beings

Ghosts, angels, and devils are examples of spirit beings. Sometimes spirit is confused with soul, but those are entirely different.

Humanoids

Vampires, werewolves, and other creatures are either born with dual natures, or converted through supernatural experiences.

Cryptids

Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other cryptids are thought to be the product of human imagination, but what if they were real?

Fae

The fae exist as both a part of our world, and not a part. The fae are not subject to the same rules as mortals, and experience the world quite differently.

Hunters

Some humans who have been touched by The Weird have chosen to hunt the dangers and do their part to protect humanity.

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