Now the human festive season is over I can relax. I do not have to socialise with any humans or get into “the festive spirit” which in my opinion the best is Courvoisier.

The decorations are all down and the humans are looking depressed and miserable, having spent too much money and being unable to afford to go out.

Somehow I manage to express sympathy with my human colleagues as to their plight.

This “season” has passed most of us Old Vampires by. If it were not for my servant I would be happy to let it pass me by.

Instead of which I had to attend Christmas dinner. I also had to escort the Old Vampire who killed humans to prison.

It was an uncomfortable conversation explaining to Andy, the Human Police Representative that I had to be back for Christmas dinner because of my servant, but then he admitted that he had to be back for Christmas dinner with his wife. It is the first time I have seen the police look sheepish.

We then quickly brought the conversation around to escort arrangements for the prisoner.

I had to ride in the back of the van, which was not salubrious at all, but another Old Vampire needs to be near to him at all times to make sure he behaves.

It was annoying being manacled to the prisoner at all times, but this meant he would have had to attack me first to get free.

One of the discussions I have had with Andy was countermeasures if he did break free.

The humans would have to use a tank to stop an Old Vampire escapee in his tracks, but these measures would slow him down enough for The Ruler’s Men to capture him – a task they would take out on the Old Vampire concerned.


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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