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26
Jun
18

Emergency


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

It is the first time that anyone has called an emergency session of The Committee and I needed the threat of personally dragging everyone down to our offices in North End, Portsmouth to ensure attendance.

Once I had them there I gave them ten minutes to worry about what was going on and walked in late.

As one, they rose and opened their mouths and when they saw my face as one they slunk down in their seats.

Saskia, the Werewolf Representative, then correctly identified the fluid in my container as blood contaminated with acid, where I retorted that I had removed it from Columbine’s cell.

The New Vampire Representative, Nosferatu, cowered in his seat and started muttering excuses about being busy and left to “make enquiries” after he could not face the stares of the others.

The others are Andy who is the Human Police Representative and Saskia, who I must admit look after their people well.

Andy asked if security at the prison knew and I said “I had a word” with them and he left to make enquiries.

Saskia asked how long this has been going on. I had to admit that I do not know because poor Columbine only has short periods of lucidity at the moment.

Andy returned to say that security had no clue what was going on and it would be better if The Committee took the situation in hand.

I had been hoping he would say that but did not want to exceed my authority as the current Ruler can be punitive with those who do.

Andy has taken charge of the matter. As his job involves investigating incidents he is best placed to take control of the situation. Also, because he is human he will receive more co-operation from the prison authorities than I or Nosferatu ever would.

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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15
Mar
17

Committee


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

Nosferatu, the New Vampire Representative, has heard about my divorce.

He spent the last meeting of The Committee making remarks about it, until Sasha, who is the Werewolf Representative, said that she didn’t care if I was or was not getting divorced as long as he “shut his trap” about it.

Rather a crass comment to make, but the sentiment behind it is an admirable one.

Since it was followed up by a snarl and bare of teeth, Nosferatu shut up. Although the fact that it was close to the full moon may have had something to do with that.

Andy, the Human Representative, expressed his sympathies then when I said that I was glad to be rid of my husband looked confused and a silence descended upon the meeting.

It seems that whether you are undead or human, a woman must have a man. Of course, a man can function perfectly well on his own.

I do not know why this is. I have been functioning perfectly well without Jeremy and since Old Vampires do not feel emotions I have no need to be wedded to any man just for the sake of tradition.

People have been muttering at me that it will “end the sanctity of marriage”. I think these people have been around humans too much.

If there is a financial or a political reason for Old Vampires to get married, then even if they do not care about tradition (which is highly unlikely) they will still get married.

If Jeremy could provide me with a castle and thus restore me to the way of life we used to enjoy then I would not be initiating divorce.

Unfortunately in his haste to “find himself” he got rid of all “ties that could bind me” which includes financial and property constraints, if there would have been anything left after his debts had been called in.

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

05
Jul
16

Return


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

While I would like to say that I was sent off on some mysterious errand that I cannot talk about, my reasons for not writing for many months are much more plebeian.

My w.o.r.k. asked me to do overtime as Ofsted was due to arrive at the Education Department in the prison where I work.  Also Adele required me to do several tasks, which were quite onerous.  Adele was an ally to whom I am now Obligated to, who wanted me to arrange meetings between herself and various humans in the prison.

I have informed Andy, the Human Police Representative, of the situation.

It took a lot of explaining, but since he is favourable to me at the moment he may prove to be an ally if I am questioned by humans.

Of course, these requests were not breaking any laws, Old Vampire or Human, but are very unusual.

Andy was suspicious that Adele wants to meet prison officials; this confirmed that she is up to something, although neither Andy nor I can see what she would get out of a meeting with them.

I would enjoy naming these officials in this blog, but I am forbidden to by Adele, who is my Obligator.

There is no “getting around it” or forgetting about this injunction : Old Vampire law is clear that Obligators have to be obeyed.

I explained to Andy that we Old Vampires are used to waiting and in time we would be able to find out exactly what she was up to.

This mollified him a bit, although he retorted that he hoped it wouldn’t be too late when we did.

Unfortunately he is accurate with this statement, but there is little I can do besides watching and waiting since Adele has told me not to discuss my Obligation or any requests she makes of me to any other Old Vampires.

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

08
Jan
16

Christmas


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

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.

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

16
Dec
15

Michael


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

Michael, who is the Old Vampire who killed humans, is being released from The King’s Men next week.

This means a meeting with Andy, the Human Police Representative, to arrange interviews with Michael for which I have to be on hand to make sure he behaves.

Curious that these should take place over the Christmas period and my servant Jane is not happy about it, but I have duties to perform and as I told her, The Ruler would not be happy if I didn’t perform these duties.

I have already had one meeting with Andy to underline the fact that no human should attempt to harm Michael.

While it is quite understandable that humans should want him to fall down the stairs, harm caused to humans who attempt to harm Old Vampires is not covered by current law.

This is a good thing, but I draw the line at a criminal such as Michael harming humans, unless they are stupid enough to ignore my warning.

I am also tasked with Michael’s rehabilitation. The Ruler has decided that he could be a productive member of society, as others who have been convicted of killing humans are now.

It would have done me no good to argue against this. Traditionally it is the Old Vampire Representative who deals with such as these.

I have a good track record with Debutante Vampires, of which Michael is one.

His file is being released to me soon and I have been told that even Jane is not allowed to see it.

This probably means one of The Ruler’s Men standing over me as I read it and memorise the pertinent chunks.

It will not be easy to persuade Michael that he cannot go around drinking any human he chooses and must be selective about his prey. They are food, after all.

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

23
Oct
15

Meeting


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

Andy, the Human Police Representative, is finally talking to me.

This is mainly due to a Committee meeting where the subject of the killer was brought up.

Sasha, the Werewolf Representative, was horrified and we had a diatribe of an hour on what were we going to do about it and why hadn’t we caught the killer yet.

It was best to let her get it out of her system rather than change the subject and have her raise it at a later date.

Nosferatu, the New Vampire Representative, sat there looking smug and pleased with himself.

Fortunately he made a joke about the situation, which was the reason I needed to wipe the smile off his face and he soon found himself flat on the floor with some bones broken rather painfully.

Unfortunately he will heal. I only hope that the damage I have done is sufficient to slow healing down.

He shrieked for Andy to intervene, but Andy remarked that he did not have any authority over fights between vampires, only when there were humans involved and thus could not do anything.

Nosferatu has since attempted to have me censured for this, but due to the circumstances of the fight, no-one is at all interested.

I also added insult to injury and commented that I could see why New Vampires could not possibly have done this as they were not capable.

Of course, this left him in a seething heap on the floor, from which he summoned assistance and left.

The atmosphere of the meeting became relaxed after this, which is a first since I have been attending.

Then again, for once all the Representatives in the room were in agreement, if only on one thing; we all want this killer stopped.

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

23
Sep
15

Talking to Old Vampires


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

I have had to threaten the first few enemies I met with The Ruler’s Men to get them to talk.

Of course they did not capitulate so easily and checked my story out. Once they knew I was telling the truth they actually telephoned me and offered their assistance.

It is much easier to get information out of allies. The information is more genuine and they do not give me the names of those they believe to be the killer without good reason.

So far the enemies have generated a few leads and are oh-so-eager to pass on possible people who could be the killer.

This sort of thing is very annoying, especially as Andy, who is the Human Police Representative and I have to take time away from other things to investigate these people.

Of course, all of them have alibis which check out. It is frustrating but I cannot censure or get Old Vampires censured about what “they believe” even if it is more likely that Andy is an Old Vampire than what they say is true.

I have been busy studying the killer and hope to see a pattern in the attacks soon.

Old Vampires are creatures of habit; sooner or later a pattern will emerge and I should be able to predict where the killer will strike easily.

Andy is working on who is going to be the next victim. If he thinks the victim will be where I have predicted the killer will strike then that will be good. If not he will have to police two venues.

I cannot be choosy about whose help I enlist, but I would not be an Old Vampire if I could not turn this situation to my advantage.

If handled correctly, I could turn some enemies into allies and have allies owing me favours. I will remind any humans reading this that Old Vampires do not feel emotion and therefore do not have friends.

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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