A universe much like our own. Vampires and pretanatual creatures have always existed and have been known since the beginning. In this world Myth is reality and the things that go bump in the night just might eat you.
Animals like Werewolves, WereTigers, and other Were animals exist alongside Vampires, Ghouls and Zombies.
And those with the power to call back the dead are in demand, and they provide a legitimate service just like any other 9 to 5 job. And there exists amongst them a rare few that have survived the purges through the centuries, Necromancers. Those with the ability to control all dead. And like Vampires they have a Animal that is theirs to control.
And out of legends there is one other Were Creature, a legend amongst the myths of time called the Draken Were Dragons