Unsafe World


Health and Safety seems to have crept into every human’s life when we weren’t looking.

In the past humans realised that it wasn’t a safe world.  Then there were stories and deities to guard and guide them against the perils that this world had.

St Christopher was prayed to and offerings made to him for a safe journey.  Nowadays the offerings and prayers have stopped, but journeys are still dangerous.  One of the greatest killers nowadays is car accidents.

Instead of deities and stories now all these rules and regulations are there to protect humans.  It’s a poor substitute.

Humans remember stories, not rules and regulations.  More importantly, the stories enable people to understand where the rules don’t.

Stories allow for exceptions and common sense whereas rules are fixed, rigid and hollow without understanding.

Some of it is perfectly reasonable things that workers would have been doing if the technology had been available, like wearing hard hats.

Some of it is informing people what common sense should tell them, for example that if you start leaning when standing on a ladder you are likely to fall and hurt yourself.

Until recently, if a human leant over while on a ladder and they fell, they would automatically take the blame.  The human would know that they should not have been leaning while on the ladder.

Now it’s always someone else’s fault.  Someone else should have been looking out for them, instead of the human realising that they should not have been leaning whilst on the ladder in the first place.

You cannot cushion yourself from all the blows and accidents that the world has.  There is a reason that it is called an accident.


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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