Okay so in my time thinking out the stories I'm creating, one in particular, I've basically fashioned my own versions of several things. Gods, things is just a horrible word to use there, I'm sorry. Okay, so first off are the Human Seeds. These seeds are basically the human soul. Except they have nothing to do with who a person is or any of that, but what connects them to the otherworldly forces that exist all around us. Those who's seeds burn brighter then the vast majority of the population result in things like psychics, fire starters, telekinetics. Most of the first and last are usually the fortune tellers and all that who aren't frauds. And Human Seeds are what enables a human to be reborn as a vampire if turned. Other races just die pretty much. Next are Magpie Witches. Magpie Witches are humans that are born without a seed. Most Magpie Witches are part of large families, though from time to time one is born to normal human parents. In the place of the seeds is a kind of void within them that connects them to another realm they call the other side. This connection is what gives them their steam magic. The steam is basically all there is in the other side, and using this connection the Magpie Witches vent the steam out through literal vents that open along their bodies. Now, these vents aren't actually splits in their actual bodies, more like the void within them opening to release the steam. You can actually see the darkness of the void through these vents, though you'd have to be pretty close. So, the more steam that's vented around them the more powerful magic they can use, though venting to much can really drain a person. For the strongest of spells Magpie Witches have to be meditating, so most of these spells aren't offensive in nature. As a whole the governing body for the Magpie Witches is known as the Council of Trees, and each of the largest families are known as branches of the council of trees. Next up, Gargoyles I had fun with these guys. Okay, so Gargoyles are actually the source of both, the myth of Gargoyles that adorn building's coming to life, and Lycanthropy. The appearance of a Gargoyles true form can vary greatly. The one similarity between all of them is that they're large, and have hardened grey skin. The form they spend the majority of their lives in though is their human form. It is impossible to distinguish between normal humans and Gargoyles in human form, a person could have a Gargoyle as their next door neighbor and not even know it. Gargoyles are also extremely secretive. Which is really the main reason humans don't tend to connect them with Lycanthropy. There are also tribes of Nomadic Gargoyles though who live in the mountains, believing they shouldn't have to hide what they really are being a human mask. These Gargoyles only take on human form when absolutely necessary. They're actually the group that caused the Lycanthropy myth. Demons Demons are living shadows that can take on human form to deal with other races, though it's impossible for them to go out in public this way, they still look, off. Demons have exceptionally powerful magic which they mostly use for their own personal gain, normally in making deals with humans. They do this to survive, as what the human gives up in payment is all the energy within their seed, basically leaving it dead. They think they're giving up their souls, but really all it does is completely cut them off from anything otherworldly. Depending on the vibrancy of a persons seed is, a demon could potentially live off of one for decades. Okay so all of those were from one series, this next one is from a totally different one, and is still being worked on. Vampires So, while vampires are immortal, they still age like anyone else. They do need blood to survive. They are somewhat quicker and stronger then humans, and quite a bit harder to kill But they can be killed, and it doesn't have to be a steak through the heart or any of that. What makes them truly immortal though, is upon their death, whether from injury or even old age, their entire body, clothes and all, harden over like plaster, before crumbling away leaving behind the vampire at the age they were when first turned. They keep all their memories despite this. But it is still possible to kill a vampire for good, for hours following this rebirth their bodies are basically lifeless as their, for lack of a better word, systems reset. During this time, if killed, they're dead for good. Okay, that's it I think.