We Old Vampires deal with incidents more physically than you humans.

Recently I had to injure an Old Vampire in the prison where I work because he was trying to corrupt me. I would be lying if I said it was not a pleasant task.

Mere brawling is unusual among Old Vampires, where we settle differences with a fence, but at times I have needed to assert my superiority over someone then and there. I make the lesson quick and painful.

If we meet New Vampires both parties will retire out of the area. Neither would give ground to one another, so this is a safe compromise to avoid exposure of us. Sometimes this is forced to clear an area for a third party.

We often end up brawling with Werewolves, but there is no need for a cover up as it looks like we are fighting a large dog.

Werewolves will search us out for a fight. This is because we Old Vampires pride ourselves on making it a fair fight, unlike New Vampires.

Neither party is obliged to agree to a fight but we do this because it’s fun to let go. Any damage to either party will have healed by the next morning.

Unless humans are prey we avoid fighting them, even to the point where we will turn and run from them, usually disappearing into a cloud of bats when convenient.

If we did fight and it did not end up with the human’s death we would end up in custody, which is embarrassing for them and makes work for me.

We try very hard to avoid contact with the Human police, not just because The Hunters will be slavering at our doors, but because we think it is best to keep the prey away.

It feels very uncomfortable when prey are posing questions to us and demanding answers, even more so when a light is shone in our eyes.
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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