It’s a New Year


It is the New Year and I am reluctantly back at w.o.r.k. I should be out partying and enjoying myself, instead of which I am sat at this desk moving paper from one side to the other.

I am also manoeuvring with my colleagues to get the best jobs in the office.

This is more difficult than I thought, as humans used to be more easily manoeuvrable and it is two of them against myself.

My human manager favours them, so my arguments have to be very persuasive to get around them.

I did not realise the importance of befriending a manger, as Old Vampires have employees, not friends.

Even if our employees were our friends we would still treat them as employees first. I cannot understand this human touchy-feely way of working.

My other duties also carry on as usual and unfortunately I must continue to give New Vampires blood as well as Old Vampires.

Nosferatu, the New Vampire representative, was supposed to be doing this but is not, so I must carry on with this distasteful task.

I can only assume that our Ruler is getting political mileage out of it. It can be the only reason that I continue to do it, as our remit is to make sure all the Old Vampires in the prison are taken care of.

Sometimes this means subduing them personally as humans do not stand a chance against any vampire.

At times it seems like I do not do anything at work that I enjoy. At times I can see the point of walking into the sun, but I am being paid handsomely to do this job, obviously to keep me doing it.

It is not an easy one, working with humans and now these New Vampires, but I must do what our Ruler tells me.


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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