The Night World is an underground society made up of different kinds of Night People, including vampires, witches, shapeshifters, and werewolves. It is a secret society amongst the ordinary human world. Night People are governed by laws. Authoritative bodies such as the Night World Council make sure these laws are followed to prevent humans from knowing the Night World exists. A human who finds out about the Night World or its people should be killed according to these laws.
The Night World was officially formed in the sixteen hundreds, after Hunter Redfern did a blood-tie ceremony with Maeve Harman and married her, to end the fueding between vampires and witches. This was done due to the highly negative effects of a period known as the Burning Times, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds - maybe even thousands - of supernatural beings, at the hands of prejudiced and frightened humans. In order to avoid extinction and protect themselves, the supernatural beings, including vampires, witches, werewolves and shapeshifters joined together in one society and aimed to keep it hidden from humans at all costs. Ever since then, the species that make up the Night World are known as Night People.
The Night World is ruled by a Council , consisting of Elders, who are amongst the oldest and most powerful Night People. They are responsible for creating - and sometimes enforcing - the laws and regulations that ensure the Night World remains a secret.
- In contrast with the Night World, the human world is called the "Day World".
- The origins of the Night World will be explored in Strange Fate