I am not liked on The Committee, but that does not matter. We Old Vampires do not need to make friends with people and the other members of The Committee are not even that.

On The Committee we merely tolerate one another, except that fool of a New Vampire representative, who is trying to be friends with the others.

He invited them “down the pub” last time; everyone made excuses to avoid the event. He will read this blog entry and disbelieve that everyone made excuses, saying that it wasn’t like that.

We Committee members spend as little time in one another’s company as possible and merely tolerate one another at meetings.

If Old Vampires are friends with humans it is only to get nearer to the prey, for political reasons or if they are of any use to us.

The Human Police Representative quite rightly gives us vampires the cold shoulder.

He is more sympathetic towards werewolves; after all, they do not kill humans on a daily basis.

Werewolves do not want to socialise with other races; they keep themselves to themselves, but since they have to work with humans must socialise with them at some point.

I have seen them socialising with humans and they are always poised to run or fight.

They do not like us as we are comfortable with killing humans; werewolves vehemently oppose such things.

I wonder if they are trying to be better than humans; from what I have seen it would not take much effort.

There are no political alliances on The Committee. Deals are done between representatives to ensure that what you want to happen does happen.

When a deal is made, everyone keeps their end of the bargain. If not, no-one would make a deal with you again.

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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