So few of these human managers seem to be any good at their jobs. Then again, I hear 80% of them have had no training.

For an Old Vampire, this would be an appalling state of affairs that would not be tolerated.

An Old Vampire Servant’s training is overseen by the butler, so that they do not let the side down; Debutante Vampires are really Old Vampires in training and will not become Old Vampires until we are sure that they have fully absorbed their training.

This is not just coaching Debutante Vampires of what to do in various situations; it is also arranging trial sessions with an ally, where we watch how the Debutante behaves and correct any mistakes.

Then we repeat a similar situation a few months later to see if they have remembered the training.

If not, we train them again and again until the training is in the blood. Training can take from as little as forty years to two centuries, although that was certainly an unusual case.

How can humans know what to do unless they have been properly trained like this?

I often see humans having a two-second run-down of what to do and then being told to get on with it.

Human managers should not be surprised when the trainee makes mistakes as a two-second run-down is not training.

Human managers should be correcting the fault kindly; it is no good shouting at the human as it will only demoralise them; especially when the human has made a decision in the absence of any managers who know the situation.

We train for all situations; when an Old Vampire, not a Debutante, makes a mistake then that is a deliberate faux pas and then the Old Vampire could be shouted at, but depending on whether or not you are allies with the person, will be avoided and snubbed.


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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