Returning to Normal


Unfortunately things are returning to normal. Invitations to parties are dying down to their normal level and I have returned to w.o.r.k.

At work I have been asked how I am, as my cover is that I was off ill, but we did not specify what my illness was as we did not know how long it would take to track the killer down.

After conferring with Andy, who is the Human Police Representative, we decided to say I had influenza with complications.

Apparently humans never go into details of disease and this has been proved true.

Unfortunately I have a lot to do at w.o.r.k., as of course my colleagues have not covered for me; just let things drift so my desk is currently covered in paper.

My colleagues are solicitous in only the way human women who are really not interested in you are.

I give them two weeks before they return to their usual obstructive and annoying selves.

Thankfully influenza can take a lot of recuperation, so my Human managers are not asking me many questions about my work and will not expect me to be Superwoman for a few weeks yet.

My servant Jane is not going out as much as she used to and seems to be moping because of it.

I have told her to buck up as if she was serving in a castle, as is normal, she would not get the opportunities she currently enjoys as they would be the prerogative of the butler.

Unfortunately this did not seem to work and I will just have to wait until she stops moping.

I am not surprised that none of the Old Vampires associated with the killer have returned. A week is a very short time for Old Vampires. I am still getting many anxious telephone calls about these, but unfortunately there is nothing I can do.


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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