The Veratt is an ancient Wesen organization that originated in Europe. Supporters of the Veratt believe it is paramount to maintain the purity of the Wesen kind, and in the 1930s, they committed mass executions of innocent Wesen without trial for marrying outside their own breed. While the Veratt have old origins and an archaic school of thought, their modern influence is spreading. They occupy positions of power: politics, industry and organized crime. Anything that is corruptible is susceptible to the Veratt's influence, even law enforcement. The Veratt enforcers are Hungjagers, a race so tenacious and vicious that it is said they are birthed by consuming their own mothers from inside the womb.
The Lauffeur is the underground resistance against the oppressive Veratt. One of its current leaders is Ian Busch, a journalist and freedom fighter on the run.