The B.U.R. – Bureau of Unnatural Registry

(For information only. Not required reading for the setting)

The Bureau of Unnatural Registry, or BUR, is an arm of Her Majesty’s Government that has oversight for werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and preternaturals within the British Empire.

The organisation is headquartered in London, in a small Georgian building off Fleet Street near the Times offices. Satellite offices can be found in most major cities of the empire, and in rural areas, training is provided for field agents drawn from the local constabulary.

BUR is comprised largely of werewolf officers and field agents, followed in numbers by vampires, most of whom are part of the city Night Watch, and mortal employees. Women may also find employment with the BUR, but not in field capacities. This policy is currently under review.

BUR also employs a number of ghost agents in the Greater London Metropolitan Area —exhumed and preserved bodies with tethered spectres are placed in select locales around the city to gather information. Each ghost’s tether crosses the limits of at least one other, creating a communication network that stretches the length and breadth of London.

Lord Conall Maccon, Alpha of the Woolsey Pack, is the current head of the London BUR office and Chief Sundowner (an official title given to those with licence to exercise lethal force against another supernatural, and also the kind of bullets used for such a purpose, made from hardwood capped in metal and caged in silver.)

His second in command is Woolsey Pack Beta, Professor Randolph Lyall, who is a field agent and Secretary Prime.

“Most BUR offices kept spare clothing in their cloakrooms, the architectural conceit of cloakrooms having spawned from generations of werewolf arrivals”