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Appearances


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTION OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

A good survival trait for Old Vampires is hiding.  We call it such, but it really is escaping attention and fitting in.

We would attract even more attention if we remained unmarried for many years and/or are still young and beautiful.  Fortunately there has always been make-up and wigs to cover our age or people would talk and we would have to move castle every few decades or so.

We maintain the outward semblance of a normal human life, while our predatory and vampiric instincts are allowed to flourish as much as possible when and where most humans will never know.

The mask we all wear is to be normal human beings.  We are careful to maintain that fiction, which is why we have always married, because an unmarried Old Vampire attracts attention.

At first it shocked me that some of my human colleagues set up home and had children without marrying.

Now I’m used to it.  These humans may change as they please, we Old Vampires have our rules to adhere to.

That includes make-up at all times.  It’s essential to preserve the flesh-like tint on your face that is the preserve of live humans.

Our own make-up company for Old Vampires was started by Michael Houghton in the eighteenth century.

He used to be a Vampire Servant who specialised in applying his masters’ make-up, but spent so much time manufacturing make-up that with the blessing of his master he started his own company.

He spent a lot of money developing sun block, which blocks out the rays of the sun so we are not affected at all.

If humans could drag vampires out into the sun where they burnt to a tiny pile of ash, then they would believe in vampires and it would be a far worse world for us.

Glossary

Bonded Wedding Old Vampire marriage for political reasons

Common Status the point at where an Old Vampire becomes a real Vampire

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.  They are the only Old Vampires who have a zero level of Status and are acceptable.

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

Negatives Old Vampires with zero or negative points of Status.

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.

Notice the Status Keeper serves a Notice on an Old Vampire whose Status has reduced to zero that they are in danger of becoming a Negative

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

Status a ranking system which denotes whether you are an acceptable member of Old Vampire society, which is if you have plus points of status.  See Negatives and Thousands

Status Keeper the Old Vampire in charge of the Status points

Thousands Old Vampires whose Status is over a hundred points

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

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