25
Feb
12

Business and Pleasure


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

Old Vampires know that business and pleasure is the same thing.

I have to w.o.r.k., but except for that we do not have to do anything that we don’t enjoy.

Business for us consists of making money, obtaining information and dealing with allies, enemies and so forth.

Anything else comes under the heading of hobbies.  If a hobby makes money for you it is a nice bonus.

Making money is easy if you already have it.  Old Vampires usually have stocks and shares, savings and investments.  Money easily builds up in undisturbed accounts over a period of time.

Money is power, information and pleasure all rolled into one for we Old Vampires.

Obtaining information and dealing with people is mostly done at clubs and parties using money and other leverage.

All Old Vampires belong to one or two clubs, which of course have an exclusive clientele.

Parties are more informal, but if you need to talk to someone who is not a member of your club one is arranged.

Of course, it is possible to talk to people elsewhere, but some information is too sensitive to talk about where a New Vampire, or another entity, could listen in and embarrass me.

Parties are so much fun.  Connecting with allies and reminding her or him what she or he owes me.  Gaining information here and there, pressing the shoulders of Obligatees and reminding people that just because I do not have a castle anymore, that does not mean that I am not someone.

Unfortunately information sometimes has to be given in order to get information.  We are always obtaining information wherever we go and whoever we speak to.

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

Fence an Old Vampire fight in which they fight to the first blood using fencing

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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