I have not been writing much lately as we have been busy checking out people who may be the killer of important humans.

It is as if people want us to waste our time. I complained to Andy, the Human Police representative who I have to work with about this and he said that it was “par for the course”.

My telephone has never rang so much. The problem is that while Old Vampires do not care about humans dying, we care even less for live humans poking their noses in our business, which is what will happen more and more the longer this goes on. So I get telephone calls.

Meanwhile a third human has been killed. This gives us more information to work on, although Andy spends most of his time being annoyed that he did not predict the victim in time.

I told him that he is only human, a phrase I have heard my human colleagues use many times, but he thought it meant I was better than him and ranted for an hour, after which I thought it prudent to leave the building.

Our relationship is still rather strained and unfortunately explaining would make it worse, not better.

I have taken all the details of the case home, as security at my office is not what I would wish.

This means my servant Jane will know about this (anyone who thinks a servant does not know your business is a fool) but my security is good and Jane can be relied upon to keep a secret.

Anyone breaking into any vampire’s home will have justice meted out to them then and there, which is perfectly legal even for the Human Police. We Old Vampires call this “committing suicide”.

It would be nice to see Jane make a kill. She is being trained by other servants, so I cannot interfere unless I see something.


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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