You may be wondering why The Ruler interceded for Old Vampire Servants against The Hunters but not for Old Vampires.

He could not intercede for us as it goes against law which I, as Representative, have had to agree at Committee level.

The only reason it was ratified was because I was outnumbered.  It was sprung on me without warning and deals had been done even before I had sat down at the table.

The law states that The Hunters can target any Old Vampire who breaks human law, except for feeding.

First they stretched that remit to go after Old Vampires on the flimsiest of excuses and when they got away with that they took it out on our servants.

It is rumoured that the Ruler’s Men have taken out several of The Hunters to make his point known : namely that he will not tolerate any reprisals on our servants.

That fool New Vampire Representative thinks The Hunters will not turn on him and target New Vampires in the future, but what do you expect from someone called Nosferatu?

Since The Hunters have broken the law, there will be no reprisals on The Ruler’s Men by New Vampires.  If there were, we could call the Human Police down on them.

The Werewolves will not care what happens between vampires.  I doubt they make the distinction between Old and New and the Human Police will not intercede unless a law has been broken.

Human readers will wonder why murder is sanctioned by the police.  The law against human murder does not include feeding by vampire as before the police there have always been “rational” humans that said we did not exist.  The Human Police is unable to make law; they are merely the servants of it.


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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