Severing Obligations


Obligations can be severed by either Obligatee or Obligator in various ways.

The Obligatee can pay off the Obligation.  An Obligation does not necessarily come about from a monetary debt, but it can always be paid off if you have enough money.

An Obligation can also be severed if the situation which creates the Obligation no longer exists.

For example, Old Vampire A blackmails Old Vampire B into an Obligation over secret funds he doesn’t want Old Vampire C finding out about.  Fifty years later Old Vampire C finds out, so the Obligation is then severed.

An Obligator will only sever an Obligation without being paid off or the Obligation no longer existing if the Obligatee is of no use to her or him.

This could be if the Obligatee’s Status has dropped below zero, or too many people know that X is an Obligatee.

If people know that a certain person is an Obligatee, they will be careful what they say to her or him and start guarding her or his papers when she or he is around.

It can take centuries for everyone to know that someone is an Obligatee, as the people who know people are Obligatees will only pass that information on if they receive money and/or information in return, otherwise there is no point.

Since Obligatees are mainly used for the trafficking of information, if everyone knows that someone is an Obligatee then they are of no use and the Obligation will be severed.

The only thing an Obligatee cannot be used for is sex.  We have one Old Vampire in prison who did this.  When he comes out we will arrange it so The Hunters will be waiting for him.  His Status has already been set below zero, as such Old Vampires are not People.


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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