Poor stressed vampire bureaucrats. Not all vampire stories have them combusting in sunlight (Dracula for examples goes out, he just can't shapeshift), so some bloodlines in Hurrocks Fardel deal with it better than others. For even the sunlight tolerant vampires though it still has some negative effects, so they kick up a fuss. They're often used for patrols because its not as much of a problem if they are stranded without shelter.
re Onasaki:Cower before Drew the mighty dragon! Phoenix is good at playing politics to get what he wants (he's not super powerful and doesn't have any other phoenixes to ally with, so he has to work through manipulating others). Elves are even more touchy than he is, so some manners go a long way towards getting what he wants.
re Xylas_Incarnum: Oh yes. they were going to watch the Lion King, but Abali objected to how the hyenas were portrayed. They settled on Wall-E since it lacks dubious animal representations.
re StellaFrost: He's playing his little politics game. When dealing with elves it always pays to be polite, and getting their support for his war is a big deal.
re Lusewing: Oliver likes testing Drake's temper. He knows he wont come to any serious harm, and riling him up is a lot of fun.
re man in black: Good thing vampires keep their buffet table well stocked.
re Kadtie: Drake loves his family time, even when his popcorn gets stolen.
re Arrikanez: They're all felines, feline like (as I draw my dragons), or canine, so a cozy couch pile is right up their alley. Food always perks up Drake.
re Eva Emaria: Phoenix is in political mode (so yeah, its a good idea not to trust him). With elves it always pays to be polite, and he does need their help to pull off his little war.
And below the Tv is every gaming console the world had ever known with all the games for each and every one of them in shelves organized by console... Well all the GOOD games anyways. The ones that are trash do not deserve such immortality unless as torture for the damned.
.... We really need to name this guy, all I got are titles. "The Eternal Wanderer"/"The Eternal Vagabond" being the latest ones.
But titles only go so far, personal names are just so much easier for casual use. I'm thinking Jack [something].
Edit: the consoles and games ignore region lock BS and language barriers probably are non existent to the gods/aspects or whatever they were again. The immortal former human that hangs out with them has probably found a way around it as well or was taught how to do so early on.
... This REALLY feels like something that should be discussed somewhere other than in the comments.