23
Sep
15

Talking to Old Vampires


*** 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 had to threaten the first few enemies I met with The Ruler’s Men to get them to talk.

Of course they did not capitulate so easily and checked my story out. Once they knew I was telling the truth they actually telephoned me and offered their assistance.

It is much easier to get information out of allies. The information is more genuine and they do not give me the names of those they believe to be the killer without good reason.

So far the enemies have generated a few leads and are oh-so-eager to pass on possible people who could be the killer.

This sort of thing is very annoying, especially as Andy, who is the Human Police Representative and I have to take time away from other things to investigate these people.

Of course, all of them have alibis which check out. It is frustrating but I cannot censure or get Old Vampires censured about what “they believe” even if it is more likely that Andy is an Old Vampire than what they say is true.

I have been busy studying the killer and hope to see a pattern in the attacks soon.

Old Vampires are creatures of habit; sooner or later a pattern will emerge and I should be able to predict where the killer will strike easily.

Andy is working on who is going to be the next victim. If he thinks the victim will be where I have predicted the killer will strike then that will be good. If not he will have to police two venues.

I cannot be choosy about whose help I enlist, but I would not be an Old Vampire if I could not turn this situation to my advantage.

If handled correctly, I could turn some enemies into allies and have allies owing me favours. I will remind any humans reading this that Old Vampires do not feel emotion and therefore do not have friends.

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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