In the world of Damnation, Vampires call themselves Huntru. Literally meaning "Blood Hunters", vampire are demons who walk the earth counterfeiting life and pretending to be human. As you play the game you (the player) must control your character's urges and impulses as you continue down The Lonely Road.
In general, vampiric society is ran by the Vampire Nation, an all-or-nothing society which governs all vampiric activity in the world of Damnation. Opposing the Vampire Nation is the mythical society called "V" which is rumored to exist but hardly seen. In the neutral opposition are the Angeliene , a society of religous vampires who believe vampires may be redeemed by God if they behave humane.