Hi peoples. I know this is a bit late, but here are some more background notes for my vampire stories.
• The Flock is the human population of a domain that the vampire lord is responsible for. Not every human in a city is a part of the Flock, and many members of the Flock resent regular human society.
• Overall, the Flock worships vampires in place of human religion and seek to emulate their masters.
o For example, given that vampires are shapeshifters and capable of twisting themselves into a variety of forms whereas the Flock is not, body modification is considered religious devotion amongst the Flock. This includes, but is not limited to: genital beading, breast and penis implants, body piercings, tattoos, ear piercing, neck rings, eyeball tattooing, extraocular implants, subdermal implants and more.
• The Flock is divided as follows:
o Sheep: the majority of any Flock, and the reason it is named such. They are usually docile and productive members of vampire society, and have often fled human society due to oppression. As such, they often resent the rest of humanity, especially when they try to steal sheep from the Flock.
o Cattle: what vampires call humans who aren’t part of the Flock. As noted above, there is a bitter rivalry between sheep and cattle.
o Pigs: mortal cops, as opposed to vampire cops, who are called guard dogs.
o Hounds: the nickname for vampire hunters.
o Rabbits: humans who like to date or sleep with vampires, and who get off on being bitten. So called because they are active participants in their seduction.
Hares/Jackrabbits: the wilder and more dangerous cousins of rabbits. So-named because originally, hares would act like rabbits, seducing the vampire as much as they were seduced and then killing the vampire. Later versions are sometimes less subtle, and use the hare/jackrabbit motif openly.
o Parasites/Ticks: gangsters, serial killers, and other problems that plague a Flock. For the most part, this is what a Master-at-Arms would deal with, as opposed to other vampires or therianthropes.