This is the problem with humans today : the desire to humanise everything and make it safe.

It is not a safe world out there.  With vampires, werewolves and other predators sharing a world with humans, they will disappear.

Sometimes humans run away of their own volition and do not want their families to find them.

Often it is other humans who are to blame for their disappearance.  I did not believe this could happen until I worked in a prison.  Now I know it is all too true.

I do not understand this.  Humans clearly regard other humans (and those of us who pass for humans) as people.  Why would people have such disregard for other people as to harm them?

This desire of humans to humanise everything and make it a safe world, despite their belief that it is humans who are behind all disappearances does not make sense to me.

As humans grow up, they need to understand what is expected of them as humans and what the penalties are for doing the wrong thing and for breaking the rules.

It would be better to have structure in their world; to control or neuter the ones who make humans disappear before it happens.

Humans impose more and more rules, while forgetting ones they already have.  Then they don’t even stick to the ones they have made.  It seems such a muddle to me, who is used to clear rules which stay the same for centuries.

This must be to do with the fact that humans have such a short life span, numbering in decades what we vampires number in centuries.  We can see the effects of rules and policies as we are in this game for a long time.

With us it is humans and now The Hunters who make Old Vampires disappear, not other Old Vampires.


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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