My New Vampire contact in the prison, Columbine, has made a complaint about me.

Apparently I am not bringing her blood in regularly and letting her go hungry.

This is ridiculous. The Ruler has said I should deliver blood to the New Vampires as well as the Old Vampires in this prison. There is no bending of rules, or of working to the letter and not the spirit as he is The Ruler.

He could literally have my head if I disobeyed him in any way. While Old Vampires do not kill other Old Vampires, I can see several ways that I could be manipulated into this.

The Ruler is better than me, or he would not be The Ruler, so he can probably see several more.

It is a pity I am not suspended over this complaint, as I have a few parties to attend.

Instead, I am now being supervised while I deliver blood. There is a human who now accompanies me and whom I am expected to protect.

Columbine also complained that I was taking too long to deliver blood.

This complaint was quickly dismissed as I have to speak to Old Vampires.

Very few others will pass the time of day with them and they need to be kept abreast of what is happening on the outside.

From my point of view, they could be useful once they have got out, except if they are those rare Old Vampires whose Status has been reduced to zero.

We Old Vampires are used to doing what we want, when we want and this scrutinisation is demeaning.

I don’t do this to my servant, I let her get on with her tasks when she wants, as long as her tasks are done.

I do not know what The Ruler’s attitude to this complaint is. It is likely he is awaiting the outcome of the complaint.


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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