It's been 35 years since the Great Purges of their species' commenced. The human race has found out about their kind, eradicating them from the Earth. The coexistence of werewolf and vampire creatures alike plunged fear into their mortal hearts. The fear made the humans ally to each other, given a new enemy; them. Human people whom used to be foes now stand to together to defeat the non human creatures in order to protect their own interests.
Testing labs have been set up all around the globe with one mission; turn the foreign power in their favor. For years now, these research facilities and labs have been built solely to better understand these creatures and ultimately, drain their powers for their own use in more destruction in the world.
Although most scientists did not have much luck in their testings, some have. Few family lines of vampire and werewolf species have shown to have genes that; when tweaked and injected into human test subjects, are able to make them much more powerful and sustain much longer lives; some becoming immortal. Before testing on humans, they tested these on these said vampires and werewolves, finding out it altered them, making them much larger and stronger than they once were. These subjects were then used as soldiers for the humans, assisting them and doing their bidding. Once figuring out which family lines have what gene, they are endlessly hunted down until every last descendant of that name is captured. The rest of the "non important" creatures of the species are forced into a lifetime of serving the enemy.
Because of this, the non human species fought back. Tradition werewolf packs and vampire covens became resistance groups, growing larger in numbers each day. Their objective is simple; reclaiming the world that once was theirs by means of whatever is necessary. Not all non human creatures joined though, some believing this would blow over simply didn't join the movement and carried on with their lives as their people suffered.
The most well known resistance groups is in fact the Hiei Coven, with The Liberator, herself, Calypso Miron, once she became aware of this. After her formation coven, other preexisting covens and packs joined her, seven more in total. The leaders of each of these groups, referred to as The Great Eight devote their time and energy in helping their people and have led large raids and invasions on the humans, showing that they will never stop fighting for survival.
The Nykterída (Vampires) and Lykánthro̱pos (Werewolves) have history together, although how they both work hard together to eradicate the human altered creature threat, these Greek originated species were not always so kind to one another. Long, long ago, the Nykterída were a dying species. They were being killed off by other vampires as well as other werewolves; and other species of the supernatural poked their fun at them too. Their race was on the road of extinction. They used to be weak and feeble, unable to protect themselves and unable to fight back to their oppressors. The Lykánthro̱pos werewolves saw this and decided to help the species and protect them. Many volunteered to teach them how to fight and protect themselves, as well as relocate them to places with large human populations to reproduce. Some even allowed themselves to become protectors to them and making sure that the vampires would never have to worry for their lives. And the plan worked, soon the Nykterída thrived, growing larger and stronger in numbers. This new found strength made the humans they turned stronger, much stronger than any Nykterída they had seen.
The Lykánthro̱pos were proud of what they had accomplished and most Nykterída were thankful for their help. As the species of vampires progressed, royalty was finally able to emerge. Few family names became more important than others due to the role they played in re-population and protecting their people. After they were developed, a larger council was assembled and they would vote on who would lead their kind. Viktor Corvinus was the head of this council for centuries but alas, was only a figurehead. His family, brothers and sisters used him as a puppet in order to get their way. The corruption spread like a virus and other families tried to get their way through the representatives they chose to speak for them at council meetings. Some of these families did not bother to continue on in their past glories and instead took advantage of the Lykánthro̱pos that had trained and protected them for so long. They hired these werewolves to protect them, as well as any offspring the newborn Nykterída were able to create. This then became a trend and easy way out for protection, hiring these kind werewolves to stay by their sides for their lifetimes and serve them until death. And since the royalty started it, the commoners followed the trend.
This got so extreme to the point in which the Nykterída, royal or not would press false charges on their Lykánthro̱pos, such as accusing them of stealing family heirlooms or conceiving hybrid “mutant freak” children with their kin as they did their jobs. All charges were found to be true and these innocent creatures were forced into slavery for these Nykterída families as punishment for their crimes. Lykánthro̱pos became a minority group to the newly powerful vampire species and many of them fell into slavery and servitude. Few royal Lykánthro̱pos families did not however. Families such as the Mavros, Artino, Rokos, & Kellis saw what was happening to their people and vividly acted against it. Sir Alexander Mavros was a major figure in helping his people free from the selfish vampires that they desperately tried to save not too long ago. He also gained the support of few caring and appreciative Nykterída families those Lykánthro̱pos helped and protected, such as the Miron, Rella, Pavlis, & Nasso, respectively. Sir Mavros led a war against the abusive Nykterída in order to free his people which lasted several bloody decades until he finally won freedom for his fellow Lykánthro̱pos.
Today, both species generally view each other as equals, although some Nykterída royals believe that they still own the Lykánthro̱pos and should not have had to give them their freedom. After the Great Purges, both species had tried to settle their differences to focus on the new threat the humans have created to exterminate them both but their past leaves them both equally tense in doing so.