07
Jul
14

Servants


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

At the last party I had to put down some snide remarks about myself taking on the role of butler.

No Old Vampire would take on the role of a butler unless they were a servant.

All other Old Vampires have servants, but my servant Jane is in the unusual position of being my only servant so has to run the house, with the exception of ordering blood or I would end up drinking bilge.

I do not know where this puts her among the other servants as it is not my business to ascertain.

As far as I am concerned she runs the house well. I am awoken at the times I wish to be and the house is clean, tidy and most importantly organised.

I suspect she has had training from someone since she started with me, probably so that she would not let the side down, but what she does on her days off is not my affair so long as she does not bring me into disrepute.

I find Jane to be economical and a good servant, but I do wish that she would not be satisfied with so little.

As long as she has a roof over her head and blood to drink she is content, whereas Old Vampire Servants need to be kept in the style that their position warrants.

They have a position to uphold; including dress, behaviour and other niceties befitting an Old Vampire Servant.

It has to be made clear to Jane time and time again that she is not a common servant; she is an Old Vampire Servant.

This is because she used to be a New Vampire and is not used to having much, because New Vampires rarely have anything, whereas we Old Vampires insist upon it.

Our unusual arrangement makes some Old Vampires uneasy. As with everything, I can use this to my advantage.

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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