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Jul
13

The Ruler’s Men


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

I have mentioned The Ruler’s Men from time to time.  This is a body of people set up to do his bidding.  It is my understanding that they were knights in medieval times who protected him.

They still protect him, checking out any castles or places she or he is going to visit.  These days they investigate situations for him and report back.

Unlike the human police, The Ruler’s Men are sanctioned to use any methods that will get to the bones of the situation.

Torture is used sparingly, as we have noted that, like humans, an Old Vampire can get to the point where she or he will say just about anything in order to stop the pain.

Unlike the Human Police, The Ruler’s Men are tasked with finding the truth of any situation, not merely getting a result.

Some of you will be asking why, in a society where both sexes are equal these people are called “men”.

This is because they often have to liaise with the human police, who until recently have not let women in their ranks.

It was deemed necessary to preserve the fantasy of men-only, as a female Old Vampire ripping off human heads often offends.

I would not get away with such a thing, but The Ruler will back people who are engaged on his or her business and stories such as these are always good for their reputation.

Unfortunately taking a j.o.b. at The Ruler’s request does not count as working for him.  If I did it would boost my Status.

Only a Ruler, or former Ruler knows how the Men are picked.  Rumour has it that you are given a tap on the shoulder at the dead of night.  How romantic.

More probably you have to sit an exhaustive panel of tests before they even let you near an interview.

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

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

Walk into the sun a euphemism for suicide

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