Dead Hunter


The dead body of one of the Hunters was found in the Guildhall in Portsmouth last night, identifiable as a Hunter by the gold insignia he was wearing.

This was confirmed to me by one of the Human police, as was the fact that a vampire definitely staked him, but somehow no-one knows anything or wants to look into it.

One of the rumours is that he sold information about a raid.  The Hunters used to do this, but I have been told that they have stopped this practice dead.

Another rumour is that he was a sex criminal and The Hunters dealt with him.  It is possible for a Hunter to be a sex criminal, but I would have said it was unlikely.

A rumour The Hunters have circulated is that he was someone pretending to be a Hunter.  No vampire would do this as there are much better ways of committing suicide.

And yet another rumour is personal revenge from his ex-wife.

Rumours.  Give me solid, verifiable fact any time of the night.  Unfortunately with The Hunters, very little is verifiable, and in this case I am unlikely to find out more.

I hope it means that there is fragmentation in the ranks of The Hunters.  When a group fragments, it is easier to make members of the group see events as you and I see them, whereas if the group works as a cohesive whole it is nigh impossible to make them see events the way we do.

Unfortunately, what is most likely is that the body was a Hunter who had a difference of opinion, things got out of hand and he was killed by one or more of the other Hunters.

I doubt he was killed at the Guildhall, as Old Vampires frequent it.  Most likely he was killed elsewhere and his body dumped.  And good riddance to bad rubbish.


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 or 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

Shun a vampire who has committed a sex crime is shunned on their release

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 information and gossip to the Old Vampires they serve


2 Responses to “Dead Hunter”

  1. 11/06/2011 at 5:03 pm

    There’s such a sense of reality in your scenes. I think giving all the possible scenarios as you did served to widen the scope of that reality too.

    • 11/06/2011 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks. I struggled with this one as I’m trying to only deal with one topic in a blog. In the past I’ve dealt with two topics if I’m having trouble filling space, but I felt that going off on a tangent to something else in one post made it less cohesive and more rambling.

      I’ve been on holiday for a week, so that’s why I took a while to get to your comment.

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