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Debutante Vampire to Old Vampire


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

Debutante Vampires usually become Old Vampires after a century or so.

It takes about a year to instil in them the various methods of hunting; the who, why, when and what to hunt.

How to pick off the mammal that you want to hunt, to carefully separate them from the massed throng; to wait for time, opportunity and place and most importantly : how to dispose of the body effectively.  These are the basics of hunting as an Old Vampire.

Debutantes need to learn how to behave in Old Vampire society, including how to address their sire, their parent and the rest of Old Vampire society.

It takes a lot of time to absorb behavioural nuances.  Only then we get into the complications of enemies and allies, Obligations and Obligatees.

Fortunately the Debutante Vampire will not reveal anything the Parent has told them, so the Parent is free to tell them as much about her or his Obligatees as she or he wants.

The last thing Debutante Vampires are taught about is Status.  As I’ve said before, all Debutante Vampires have a Status of 1.  This means they are recognised as an Old Vampire by everyone, but any slip-ups are dealt with gently, as a Debutante Vampire is still learning.

While an Old Vampire is still a Debutante she or he is always chaperoned by the Parent.  The Parent is responsible for anything the Debutante Vampire says or does, so will keep a close watch on her or him, but unfortunately slip-ups can happen.

The Parent is also careful as to whom the Debutante Vampire speaks to as she or he can unwittingly be caught up in Old Vampire politics, which she or he will be educated in.

Not only that, misinformation from enemies can be passed to your Debutante, which can take years of unravelling.

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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3 Responses to “Debutante Vampire to Old Vampire”


  1. 1 Patrica Esposito
    26/11/2011 at 8:32 pm

    I’ve just been trying to catch up with wordpress blogs I follow, and came back here to see what you’ve added to this very real world you’re creating. I found this particularly interesting because in my vampire novel, an old vampire made someone and then left him on his own. His parenting ways seemed to be learn as you go. Because you’ve created such an expansive world here, I’m now wondering if this vampire of mine might face some problems in a sequel because of his actions! Your posts make great writer prompts–the ideas in everything are intriguing.

    • 27/11/2011 at 1:05 pm

      I would say that it depends if you want the old vampire to have problems – will it advance your story or do you want him to suffer consequences? Or you could just have the person he made a vampire after having some initial difficulties flourshing on his own and loving the independence s/he may not have had as a person. What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. I’m glad you like my blog.

      • 3 Patrica Esposito
        29/11/2011 at 2:42 pm

        Yes, it would depend on whether or not the older vampire needs problems in the story line. I know definitely that the person he made will have difficulties adjusting, but I hadn’t thought of the whole plot line yet, so this gave me some fuel. Thanks!


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