Old Vampires are by nature a quiet species, while New Vampires are loud.  We Old Vampires have spent centuries hiding, being quiet and not attracting attention to ourselves.

New Vampires are loud creatures.  They cannot see why we are quiet and hide in the shadows.

They do not realise that hiding invisible and quiet in the shadows is one of the most powerful things you can do.

If you are hunting you stay there unseen and all you have to do is wait for prey to make a move, to reveal themselves or move to a better position for the killing strike.

If you are hiding, then you stay there unseen and all you have to do is wait for people to move on and the hunt to die down.

My husband Jeremy was always very good at this.  I confess I have never been any good at it and prefer to run instead.

We also hide in the shadows metaphorically.  Most of us live quiet, vampire lives and keep ourselves to the Old Vampire community, which is very political.

We keep track of favours and Obligations owed by us and to us.  We also keep track of how we’re linked to other Old Vampires : whether it is by siring another Old Vampire, teaching a Vampire Debutante how to behave or merely being an old enemy or ally.

Of course, we also keep track of who is linked to whom.  Us and our Vampire Servants find out information and keep our own records.

Since I am without Vampire Servants these days I have to stoop to trading and keeping track of my own information, but this is not without its benefits.

Trading information gives me a link to another Old Vampire.  If I give out free information then they owe me a favour.


Debutante Vampires before Dracula came out, vampires who had been newly turned vampire were taught the rules of society.  They then “came out” when they were deemed presentable to vampire society as debutantes.

The Committee see The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity

The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity a committee that meets monthly and talks about affairs to do with werewolves, vampires and humans

The Hunters see Vampire Hunters

New Vampires vampires who do not want to be Old Vampires, often live as Goths and hold down jobs.  This started after Dracula came out.

Obligation when one vampire is under an obligation from another s/he has to do as they say

Old Vampires vampires who are polite society.  Either turned vampire before Dracula came out or were turned after by an Old Vampire and decided to join the Old Vampires.

Parent the vampire who brought you up (if you are an Old Vampire) in polite society

Sire the vampire who made you a vampire

Vampire Hunters New vampires who hunt down those vampires who have committed crimes

Vampire Servants servants who are vampires themselves.  Mostly Old Vampires, one of their functions is to repeat gossip to the Old Vampires they serve


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