The Shepherd Family was one of the four founding families of Shepherd's Glen, and was named after the original founding member Isaac. They were given the duty of Master of Arms and were to sacrifice their children by means of drowning methods, due to the pact held with the Order and their god.
The relation (if any) between Mary Shepherd-Sunderland and the Shepherd family is unknown. When asked about the relation in an interview, Tomm Hulett said that while he isn't entirely sure, he believes it is probably a coincidence. However, the story and character names were decided Tomm joined Konami, so there is no clear definitive answer to this. In a promotional diary for the game, Alex asks, "Was she related to me?".
|“|| In the pursuit of creating a more perfect Way, rules must be followed and rules must be enforced. Any member who ignores this command shall be dealt with swiftly and in view of all. This shall ensure continued prosperity. It is, therefore, imperative that the effective Master of Arms not waive in the responsibility of enacting this power until his last day in this life. In God's name, so shall it be.
The Shepherds' emblem depicts two crossed swords placed in front of a boat anchor. The swords could relate Adam Shepherd's position in the military. The boat anchor would relate to the family's method of sacrifice: drowning.
- Isaac Shepherd (1820 - 1882)
- Daniel Shepherd (son of Isaac) (1848 - 1853)
- William Shepherd (1864 - 1889)
- Catherine Shepherd (married into family, wife of William) (1865 - 1889)
- Stephanie Shepherd (married into family, wife of David) (1875 - 1899)
- David Shepherd (1876 - 1910)
- Michael Shepherd (son of David and Stephanie) (???? - ????) (died at 9)
- Edward Shepherd (son of David and Stephanie) (???? - ????)
- Thomas Shepherd (???? - 1903)
- Rebecca Anne Shepherd (daughter of David Shepherd and Martha Shepherd) (195X - 1953) (died as a baby)
- Adam Shepherd (1954 - 2007)
- Lillian Shepherd (married into family, wife of Adam) (1959 - 2007)
- Alex Shepherd (son of Adam and Lillian) (b. 1985)
- Joshua Shepherd (son of Adam and Lillian) (1994 - 2003)