My First Obligatee


As I was saying in my last post, my first Obligatee bought himself out of his Obligation.

He became an Obligatee because I was very lucky and he slipped up, which even the best of us do now and again.

I was only a century old : young, callow and thought I knew everything.  The reality was that I knew nothing, which is the position my Obligator Adele is in.

When he became my Obligatee I thought he would be in that position for ever and obey my every word.

Looking back I realise that he manipulated me nearly all of the time, mainly by simply being better than me.

At the time I was so annoyed with him for buying himself out.  After a while, my annoyance at my former Obligatee faded and I began to see that he could be a formidable ally.

It took a while to ally with him, but now we trade information back and forth regularly.

It is not worth letting what happened in the past colour a profitable (and in this case enjoyable) relationship.

These days I check the Status list with an eye to how old the Old Vampire is.

If she or he is very old, she or he will have amassed contacts and information.  If there is a sudden slip in Status, she or he may be accepting of some help

It never hurts to gain a new ally; as long as they do not become an enemy.

My former Obligatee’s Status in the lists is still low, but a low Status does not mean that that person is worthless to you, which is a mistake a lot of young Old Vampires make.

It also does not necessarily mean that the vampires above you are better than you, as there are many reasons an Old Vampire slips down the Status list.  Mine is an addiction to gambling.


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

The Ruler’s Men people employed by The Ruler to do anything she or he asks

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


1 Response to “My First Obligatee”

  1. 11/02/2013 at 12:43 am

    Thanks a lot for taking some time to create “My First Obligatee The Modern Vampire”.

    Many thanks once more -Lorraine

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