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Aug
16

Status List


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

The list that details our Status has just come in.  I took it to the office I have as Old Vampire Representative on The Committee to peruse it in private.

Such a list goes out to all known Old Vampires, but if I read it at my club, people will insist on interrupting me to discuss it, or peering over my shoulder to see where I’ve got to and then making remarks.

If I attempt to read it at home, my servant Jane will make excuses to be in the room while I do so and try and get a glimpse of it.

Such lists include Old Vampire Servants and she will have received her own copy of it, but for once everyone is in a hurry to know the latest about everyone and in a hurry to know who knows what about everyone and discuss it.

I enjoy the discussions, but prefer to know all, before entering into such discussions, especially when I have not yet read the Status of someone’s Sire, Parent, Allies or Spouse.  So I switch off my telephone at the office and make myself as comfortable as it is possible to do in such surroundings and sit back and read.

This year my Status has gone up and Jane’s has soared.  Hers is still in the bottom third of the lists, but I am happy to say it is looking quite respectable these days.

I suspect mine has gone up because of helping catch the human-killer.  I do not know why Jane’s has gone up; our Servants’ status is a matter for them alone.

It is good to have Servants with a high Status.  Some butlers are in the Thousands and help raise the Status of all those they serve as it reflects well on them.

Having Servants with low Status is never good.  This is a matter of which to delicately enquire of your butler how they may be helped and allow them the requisite time off from their duties.

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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