Death is only the Beginning
They call themselves Shifters
There are at least two main sides, the pure tribes and the rest.
You have met the Stargazer Tribe, a local small group of shifters not assocaited with the large packs up north (stretching from north of SF all the way to Washington) who are allied with the mages.
Dislike the council, hate evil spirits, fight the pure tribes, and don’t get along with the hunters.