The visit to the Old Vampire in Scotland who had killed important humans in the past was both useful and interesting.

I would have preferred to fly up to Scotland as a bat. However, since myself and Andy, who is the Human Police Representative, are working together we must at least put on an outward show.

Thankfully aeroplanes are comfortable enough to sleep in. I was unable to do so, but Andy snored the whole flight, while I read the dossier on the Old Vampire in question given to me by The King’s Men.

We arrived and were shown into her castle as expected and offered drink. Unfortunately Andy did not realise that it was blood.

While we were making pleasant chat, Andy tried to interrogate the Old Vampire in question.

I had tried to explain that we needed to barter with her, but that is not his way and he ended up with her fangs at his throat.

While it would have been amusing to have him finished off it would have been difficult to explain, so I regretfully called her off, then sent her out of the room so I could once again explain Old Vampires to Andy.

It took quite some time for him to realise that she cannot be threatened and will not give us information out of the goodness of her heart.

Once she came back in the room I was able to use some of the bargaining points which The Ruler had given me to get information out of her.

We are both agreed that she is not perpetrating the current disappearances, but she did have information that has given us several starting points.

Andy will look at the victims, while I will look at the killer and talk to allies and enemies alike, as The Ruler’s name will ensure compliance and truthfulness.


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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