We'll start you off easy. Mundanes, or "Mundies" are simply you and me. just normal people but with a much cooler name! They are oblivious to the existence of the Shadow World or anything that goes on in it.
Shadowhunters, or "Nephilim," are holy warriors put on earth to protect us from everything demonic. In other words, they're the good guys that keep us Mundies safe. Now for the techy part... Shadowhunters are humans born with angelic blood. This is what makes them so fantastic and perfect for slaying demons in the Shadow World.
Downworlders are just plain awesome. Part human and part demon, these supernatural hybrids include Warlocks, Vampires, Werewolves, and Faeries. As they say around the the Shadow world, "all the stories are true."
First up: Warlocks!
These types are an immortal race AND the offspring of demons and mundanes. We won’t go into detail of how this happens, because...look, it's not pretty. Although, the same can't be said for the end result. Look at Harry Shum Jr! B-E-A-UTIFUL!
When it comes to Seelies...
Seelies are tricky. And that's the way they like it. Think Faeries: they have both angelic and demonic blood. So if you ever come across one, marvel at their beauty but keep a close eye on them as they can be both cunning and mischievous.
What about Angels and Demons?
Good Question. All of this talk about Angels and Demons can get confusing, we know! So to put it simply... Angels are good. Demons are bad.
What about werewolves? And vampires?
Don't worry. We'll get to them. Stay tuned...
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