I have been resuming training at fencing, as I have not done anything since my last fence, which showed me that my skills were clearly lacking.

We do not need exercise to keep fit as the humans do; we simply are at our peak of fitness.

However, this does not mean that we have the skills needed if it comes down to a fight.

For example, while training for my last fence I was at first not anticipating my opponent’s moves correctly and it was often a very short fight.

This was the first, but not the only thing that we had to correct; I had to work hard and sleep less for those weeks.

I now understand the reasons for Werewolves and Old Vampires choosing to fight one another.

It is not my style to fight someone else unless it is necessary and since these fights are consensual and no humans are involved I do not get involved.

I understand that the Human Police only get involved when a complaint is made and they simply move them on.

Old Vampires only fight one another in exceptional circumstances; otherwise we would decimate ourselves and The Ruler would have no taxes to collect.

I have occasionally come across or been called out to investigate Old Vampire Servants who are training.

Normally Old Vampires do not go near this sort of thing, but if the Human Police are concerned and have called me I will stay and supervise.

The Old Vampire Servants and I are not happy about this, but neither do we want humans involved.

After a few words with them I usually arrange for a more secluded venue for them to train next time.

Anyone else I would have more than a few words with; however Old Vampire Servants are valuable and not to be wasted.


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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