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Sep
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Increased Status


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

As mentioned earlier, the Status of my servant Jane has gone up.

This merits a reward. Humans would not do this, as they do not believe in such things, but all Old Vampires know that success must be recognised.

There have to be some perks of the job. I do not enquire about what perks Jane has and do not query odd discrepancies on bills of fare and such I have to sign.

No Old Vampire would query such, unless the discrepancy was very large, trusting their butler to see that things were fare and square.

I have no butler, but know that Jane is being tutored in Old Vampire Servant etiquette by butlers and they will see to it that she does not let the side down.

Jane’s reward was to have the day off. I also added that her wardrobe could do with some smarter clothes and I would pay for anything she chose to buy.

Servants cannot wear their uniform around town and they reflect their employer when they are about town to anyone who recognises them.

Jane came back singing, which is a dreadful price for myself to pay, but it makes her happy and it is better to keep your servants happy.

It turns out that she had used the telephone to call one of her tutors, who had secured the services of Mabel, who is the top housekeeper. They then purchased clothes that would stand the scrutiny of the most exacting butler.

On hearing this, I paid the bills without looking at the clothes, but remarked on what Jane may have to do to repay the favour.

As it turned out, I need not have worried. Mabel is in charge of a prestigious ball of which there is more work to be done than there are pairs of hands.

Jane will be helping out with preparations on her days off.

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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