I would think they are a living race. Most undead are either skeletal or zombies of some sort, with definable features that would classify them as undead. They could be from some other world we haven't even heard of yet, but the best guesses are on Darkmoor.
Vampires ARE undead. Their hearts don't beat, they have no soul, no blood pulse, and they're pale white. Witty Quentin Atherton
You are right, in a way Ruthless Rebecca was right that they are living, they have emotions, flesh, and brains for the most part, but you are right that they are dead too Quentin They don't have a pulse, not sure about the soul thing but they are somewhere inbetween life and undeath.