09
Jun
12

Holiday


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

I have just come back from a holiday paid for by the Ruler.  It turned out that he was so furious with the outcome of the fence he had his Men look into it.

For a few days his Men turned vampire society inside out.  They questioned everyone involved, including myself, my servant Jane and trainer Gerhardt.

Jane was very nervous about it until I told her that as far as any Old Vampires were concerned she was a full Vampire Servant and her origins as a New Vampire did not matter.

I don’t know what they said to her, but she came back relaxed, secure and started bustling around.

Gerhardt went off with the Ruler’s Men and has since disappeared, but my sources have reassured me that he has left the country; I assume he has concluded the business he came to England to do.

The upshot of this was that all three of us came out of it well and both Jane and I were sent on a paid holiday to Venice as a reward.

It is a long time since I have been to Venice and the city has changed.  A lot of repairs have been done.

Venice is still a vampire paradise: it is so easy to hunt with mask and costume on.  Tourists are still such easy prey in Venice.

It was good having Jane with me; seeing the city through a fresh pair of eyes.  She has never been outside England and the splendour of Venice overawed her at times.

Venice is all antique gold, marble, fine bloods, masks, costumes and balls.  I was in my element as I whirled around in ecstasy for the whole week, while Jane often came back flushed and late from consorting with other servants.

All she would tell me is that the Italian Vampire Servants wanted to improve their English.  It seems that sleeping with a dictionary is back in fashion.

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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1 Response to “Holiday”


  1. 10/06/2012 at 6:45 am

    Great information. Awesome blog!


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