|Also Known As:||The Wolf Guard|
|Base:|| Praetor House |
North Fork, Long Island,
|Notable Members:||Jordan Kyle|
|Goal/s:||Guide new Downworlders|
|Appearances:|| City of Fallen Angels|
City of Lost Souls
Praetor Lupus is a secretive alliance of werewolves founded by Woolsey Scott in the 1800s. It literally means "Wolf Guardians" and is based on the Praetorians, an elite Roman military force. The Praetor is the first and largest self-policing organization of the Downworlders.
Members of the Praetor Lupus track down "orphaned" Downworlders—newly Turned werewolves, fledgling vampires, and warlocks who have no knowledge of their people. They intervene before the new Downworlder can get violent, try to get them into a pack, a clan, or with a warlock mentor, and help them control their powers.
Some saved werewolves prefer to not join a pack and, instead, join the alliance and become Praetors themselves. In turn, they are eventually given charges and dispatched to guide other Downworlders, as well. They wear gold Praetor Lupus medallions around their necks, with engravings that say "Beati bellicosi", meaning "Blessed are the warriors."
The Praetor began as a tiny force in London in the late nineteenth century. The founder, Woosley Scott, was a wealthy werewolf of London and began the Praetor in response to his brother's dying wishes.