My husband Jeremy has turned up, which surprised me greatly.

It seems it took him a while to find out where I live, as he went to our former home.

He was much surprised to find another Old Vampire in residence, who thankfully telephoned me to warn of his arrival.

He was unhappy that I was no longer living in a castle and we had words as to the standard of living I now have. I had words with him as to his debts which I had to clear and which were partly responsible for our castle being sold.

It seems he walked away “to find himself”. I really don’t know why he had to do this. We are Old Vampires. That is the beginning and the end of it. “Finding oneself” is for humans.

It seems he no longer wishes to associate with me. I am happy with this as for the last decade or so I have given little thought to him or his whereabouts.

Oh, I tried to trace him to no avail when he first went missing. Then I had to settle his debts, I lost the castle because of my gambling addiction and had to take w.o.r.k. and move into my present accommodation, a detached house in Portsmouth.

I was too busy to give thought to what had happened to him. Old Vampires have disappeared and reappeared for centuries, although the practice seems to be dying out with the lack of mobs.

Now of all times he turns up, having enjoyed himself thoroughly in India. It seems he was in one of the more inaccessible areas of India, living off the local populace.

After our argument he stormed off to find allies to stay with. Unfortunately because my stock is lowered with having to w.o.r.k. people will not be so accommodating, as what an Old Vampire wife does reflects on her husband and her husband’s Status and vice versa.


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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