23
Sep
13

Not a Servant


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

After Aethelric’s employers treated me as a servant I have recently re-evaluated my position as the Old Vampire representative on The Committee.

I have asked allies and Obligatees how I and my position are seen.  Obligatees are obliged to do favours for you, but there is nothing that says they have to tell the truth.

Some of them delighted in telling me that I was seen as a servant to Old Vampires, but as an Old Vampire to Old Vampire Servants.

Some of my allies confirmed how I am seen.  Some said that I was still regarded as an Old Vampire.

Looking into the matter more closely, it seems that because I w.o.r.k. and have low Status some are seeing me as a servant.

The problem seems to be the fact that I have to do it for money.  Only servants work for money, other Old Vampires have “interests” and “acquisitions”, something that I have been denied lately.

No-one has yet been foolish enough to say to my face that I am not a real Old Vampire, but there will be Old Vampires who believe it.

So to remedy the situation I have sent a letter out reminding people who I am, what I do and that our Ruler himself appointed me onto The Committee.

In accordance with Old Vampire precedents I have set out my duties as a member of The Committee precisely.

So now every Old Vampire knows that I am answerable only to The Ruler for what I do on The Committee.

The consequence of such a letter means that The Ruler will be sent complaints about me, which he will hand on to his Men and I will be under closer scrutiny.

I do not care as any price is worth paying to be regarded by all as an Old Vampire.

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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