22
Sep
14

Update on The Hunters


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

 I have not written for a while about The Hunters as they have gone quiet.

The killing of many of The Hunters by The Ruler’s Men will have that effect. I suspect diplomacy was tried, but we are vampires and as Old Vampires will favour the traditional solution.

The Hunters are New Vampires; so we have no love for them and vice versa. They have raided us once or twice, but since our Ruler was forced to intervene they have spared our servants.

These raids have not killed any more Old Vampires, or made them disappear, but people have found belongings missing after raids and The Hunters have, in modern parlance, trashed the castle they have raided.

Thankfully often these belongings are neither expensive nor embarrassing. The Hunters, like all New Vampires have no taste and at times have taken objects given by allies which we have been only too glad to be rid of.

I often hear the complaint that it can take centuries to equip a castle just to your liking and in one night it is ruined.

I am only listening with half an ear to these complaints as unfortunate circumstances have forced me to sell my castle and live in a semi-detached house in Portsmouth.

Besides which, no-one has been killed since The Ruler decimated the ranks of The Hunters, after they had been killing our servants. So I don’t see what they have to complain about.

After The Hunters took his wife Samuel left England to find out where they had taken her. I have had little word of him and that trail went cold a year ago.

If he brings back something or someone we can use, then that is all to the good.

If he is silly enough to have been killed, then that is his problem.

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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