Cimmerians are a race of demons that live in the Human World of the Knighthood-verse. They're the descendants of what used to be a full-bred vampire race, but after mix breeding with humans at a certain point, they've diluted their genes to a weaker variation of the original race.
Normally demons can eat anything they want, but chose to eat souls to further increase their own demonic auras which stem from their souls. Cimmerians however can only eat blood/blood products.
Soul consumption also helps with a demon's longevity. They can live for thousands of years easily and only begin to grow old after their first few centuries.
All demons have regeneration, but at what level depends on the race or demon in question. When it comes to the Cimmerians, they shine in this area. They only require a single cell to be left in order to regenerate good as new. This also means that they never tire, and so will always be able to perform at an optimal condition.
Cimmerians have various abilities. They are able to shapeshift in order to look like different people, stand upside down on surfaces, have enhanced senses of smell and hearing, super-strength and speed, can protract their claws which is usually their main weapon, etc. The main ability they use is known as Bloodletting.
There is basic Bloodletting all Cimmerians can use, and then theres the tribal Bloodletting that only members of that particular clan can use. By channeling their aura into their hearts, Cimmerians are able to manipulate their blood in various ways for attacks and such. There are seven tribes for the Cimmerian people: White Blood, Crystal Blood, Iron Blood, Psychic Blood, Poison Blood, Polymorphic Blood, and Shaman Blood.
-White Blood: are able to heal others as well as they can themselves. Useful since usually a Cimmerian can only heal themselves.
-Crystal Blood: can harden the blood they manipulate into a crystallized substance that's harder than diamond
-Iron Blood: can harden ones blood membrane til it resembles actual iron. This makes them stronger and more durable without losing any speed. This form of Bloodletting is considered to be the best for defenses.
-Psychic Blood: can psychically manipulate the blood of others just as easily as they can control their own
-Poison Blood: highly corrosive blood. The cells of which are actually microscopic fangs that will eat through anything they touch. Should the thing they touch be organic with blood, the user is able to feed off them from a distance with this.
-Polymorphic Blood: able to transform into almost anything. Be it other people, mythic creatures, common animals, or objects
-Shaman Blood: able to channel the spirits of deceased Cimmerians as well as currently living ones. These Cimmerians can learn the fates of their people and communicate with them through spiritual means thanks to them all being connected by common blood.
All Cimmerians, regardless of tribe, are able to awaken further power by way of a semi-transformation they take on in times of intense rage. This triples their power but causes them to become berserk unless they're able to learn to control the state.
Okay, so I'm the author of this fictional action/adventure series called Knighthood: The Dangerous Adventures. Its based about 50 years in the future from our current time, and the main setting is in Harlem, New York.
'Knighthood' is the name of the team formed by the main characters. The series starts off by telling how the team started with its first three members, and as the story progresses we see when and how each other member joins.
Their job is to 'restore a balance' so to speak. Because supernatural crime and activity is so high in the world, the team takes it upon themselves to stop evil wherever they can find it, starting in their own backyard.
Throughout their journeys they not only find out more about the world and all its secrets, they discover more about themselves and each other. They learn about their own hidden destines and begin to realize that the road to 'heroes' is much more complicated and sacrificial than they could've ever imagined.
Souls in the Knighthood-verse are made up of a person's mind, willpower, and emotions. Through intensive training and study, a person can learn to tap into these three elements in order to produce spiritual energy. This energy then becomes the building block material for Drive.
A person's Drive can be literally anything, and is only limited by the creator's own imagination and the amount of energy they're able to exert for forming it. It can be simple and material, or complex and conceptual. The more thought and work a person puts into their Drives, the stronger it will become.
You aren't limited to having a single Drive. If you're able to control it, and have the energy for it, a person can develop as many Drive abilities as they choose. It is generally recommended however that rather than trying to create numerous powers for versatility, a person instead only makes one that they are able to use very well. Reason being that the more abilities a person makes, the less likely they are to try and develop each one, so one well-honed Drive is greater than twelve crappy ones.
While most people in the verse have to go through training in order to manipulate their spiritual auras and then develop Drives, there are rare instances of people who are naturally born with the ability to use Drive. Such individuals are known as 'Natural Disasters', because they are extremely powerful and generally unstable.