There are three classes of information : rumour, proven information and proven beyond all doubt.

Rumours are things heard on the wind. This means we have heard or overheard them at parties or our servants have obtained the information for us.

I do not mean that our servants are unreliable when they are quite the opposite, but since everyone uses their servants to obtain information it is all too easy to plant false information.

However, rumours are valuable but it is first needed to be determined whether they are proven information or false.

If they are false then they can be used to send an enemy on a wild goose chase which will hopefully end with loss of Status while you are masking your true intentions from them.

Proven information is proven from several sources. This can be passed on to your allies as it rarely turns out to be false.

Sometimes a rumour turns out to be true and proven information false. This is the gamble we take when we passing on the information or rumours. Sometimes things play out for you; sometimes not at all.

Proven beyond all doubt comes from The Ruler or his Men. These sources are unquestionable and have never been wrong.

It takes time and money to see whether or not a rumour can be made proven information and unfortunately I do not have the time that I used to have.

One of the few benefits my position on The Committee has given me is to obtain information about more people.

I wish it could give me more sources, but after you have spent ten years in a country you know all the Old Vampires that exist there. After one hundred years you will know all their peccadilloes.

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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