I totally get what you mean about the setting, but can I make a suggestion?
If there are going to be werebeasts, could they be more open endly defined, and not like Underworld? *points to screename* I love werewolves and all things shapeshifty, but I don't like the Hollywood archetype. Plus, there's a wide variety of animal forms.
Request #2: Please, for the love of all that is unholy and awesome, no Twilight vampires.