06
May
14

Disputes


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

Disputes among servants are dealt with by the butler and any ash that has to be swept up will be done so discreetly.

If any items are discovered missing we employers deal with it and when we find out who is responsible we make sure they never do it again.

We deal with our affairs ourselves whenever possible, without having to bring them into the light and be scrutinised.

Since we employers are responsible for our Servants what our Servants do reflect on us and our Status.

It is rare that a servant brings an employer into disrepute. This usually happens by a Servant being brought home and or arrested by the Human Police.

This is of considerable embarrassment to the Servant who has been brought home, as they have allowed themselves to be caught by a mere human and will be the object of derision for quite some time.

This would affect their Status, but not the employer’s as it is not the employer who has been caught.

If the Human Police knock on the door for a Servant then they have committed a sex crime and every Old Vampire and Old Vampire Servant in hearing will hand them over.

Any servant who has come to the notice of the Human Police will have the details published in their periodical.

It is not often a servant disappears, but on the whole it is seen as a nuisance. If reports of vampires terrorising parts of the country are brought to me and it is a Servant at fault, then that brings their employer into disrepute.

Not only that, but I have to spend some time enlightening the employer on Servant/Employer relations.

A disappearance often happens when a Debutante Vampire is running their first castle, but it is not unknown for this to happen to others.

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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