I have decided to sponsor the petition of our Old Vampire Servants. The petition is to ask our Ruler to intercede for them in the matter of The Hunters killing and frightening Old Vampire Servants.

A decision like this has to be thoroughly weighted for outcomes.  I talked this over with some of my allies for advice, as they would not want me to make a decision that would render me less useful to them.

Sponsoring means that I see it is heard, but I do not present it myself.  I have already made the arrangements necessary to have the petition presented.

This has caused consternation amongst our servants as one of them will have to present it.

I have told them that it is no different from presenting your Mistress or Master with something which you want done but she or he must decide themselves.

This statement caused near apoplexy amongst the butlers asking me for my decision.

Do they not realise that we know what they are doing?  If they present something to us which they want done it nearly always should be done as they have centuries of training and good judgement.

However, we must make the final decision as our heads may literally rest on what happens.  I hear that this petition breaks with tradition which both pleases and amuses The Ruler.

He will be less amused when deluged with future petitions from which decisions have to be weighted, considered and made.

The outcome of Old Vampire Servants being able to present petitions to The Ruler does mean that they will have more power, but since it will be to do with servants’ matters I am not concerned.

All that remains now is for the Old Vampire Servants to choose a spokesperson.


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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