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They usually are just typical humans who, unlike others, believe in supernatural beings and, even more, they fight against them to protect normal people from harm. One of the most recurring reasons to go into the hunter lifestyle is a tragedy in their lives that involved the supernatural However, there are other reasons to decide being a supernatural hunter, such as being raised as one.
It is also know that supernatural hunters typically pass their knowledge onto their children, as they could be killed by supernatural creatures that look for revenge or could appear. When they do so, a family of supernatural hunters is formed. These families usually become staples of the hunter community and lead the fight against the supernatural.
Most hunters have a good physical condition suitable for hunting, and possess an extensive knowledge of the supernatural and mythology as well. Hunters are skilled fighters, proficient with firearms, shotguns and melee weapons they might acquire. When weapons are scarce and they are in a dangerous situation, they use hand-to-hand combat or whatever is available as a weapon. They also appear to be proficient trackers and possess prudent tactical skills and an instinctive ability to "read" behavioral characteristics and manipulate people. In addition, they need to be virtuoso of escape, evasion and silent movement, when the situation requires subtlety and stealth, such as surprise attacks.
Hunters used to act as the law in New Orleans. However, when the Belle Morte clan arrived in New Orleans they ran into the Chastel family. A french hunting family that had been in New Orleans since it was originally founded. Over a two day battle the Chastel family was put to death, with only a single son and daughter allowed to live as they where babes in their cradles. The rest of the family was wiped out to the man. Now hunters have to move very...very carefully in New Orleans. Because if the vampires don't find you, then you have the witches, werewolves, and demons that might! The hunters no focus on attempting to protect people when possible, and kill a supernatural entity when they can, but survival is their main goal. Their numbers have risen, but as they are unorganized they have little they can do against the supernatural forces at work against them.
However, their are whispers that some of the local hunters have done assassinations on behalf of the Belle Morte in exchange for the ability to live in peace.