Vulgar Argot

Alleycat: A vampire who keeps no permanent haven, but sleeps in a different location each night. This term also refers to a vampire who feeds exclusively from the homeless, vagrants, and other elements of low society.

banking: The practice of “withdrawing” blood from blood banks and hospital reserves. This blood has little taste, though it will sustain a vampire, and elder Kindred eschew this base indulgence. A Kindred who engages in this practice is known as a Banker.

Black Hand: A mistaken misnomer for the Sabbat as a whole used by Camarilla vampires (the Black Hand is actually a faction within the Sabbat).

Blister: A vampire “Typhoid Mary” who contracts a mortal disease and spreads it to each vessel upon whom he feeds.

bloodline: 1) A vampire’s heritage (see lineage). 2) A pedigree of vampires similar to a Clan, but that cannot trace their creation back to one of the Third Generation.

blood doll: A mortal who freely gives her blood to a vampire. Most blood dolls gain a perverse satisfaction from the Kiss, and actively seek out vampires who will take their vitae.

Butterfly: One who mingles among the mortal highsociety element and feeds exclusively from the famous and wealthy.

Casanova: A vampire who seduces mortals to take their blood, but does not kill them. Casanovas typically erase the memory of their presence from their vessels’ minds

Change, The: The moment an individual ceases to be a mortal and becomes one of the Kindred.

Damned, The: The race of Cainites; all vampires. donor: A sarcastic term for a vessel, typically human.

Farmer: A term of mockery for vampires who refuse to feed on human blood, instead taking sustenance from animals.

fief: A sarcastic term for a vampire’s domain or claim thereof, most commonly used in reference to a Prince.

head: A Kindred who feeds upon those who have imbibed alcohol or drugs, so as to vicariously experience the same sensations. Those Kindred who prefer individual drugs have their “poison” prefxed to the term head (e.g., methhead, dopehead, smackhead).

Headhunter: A vampire who hunts and feeds from other Kindred (see Rogue).

juicebag: A contemptuous term for mortals, indicating that their sole use is for sustenance. Also “juice box.”

Lick: A vampire; one of the race of Kindred.

Rack, The: The hunting ground of choice, including bars, nightclubs, drug dens, whorehouses and other bacchanalian locales, where mortals go missing all the time.

Rake: A habitual visitor to the Rack, especially in the interests of feeding (see Gentry).

Sandman: A vampire who feeds only upon sleeping victims.

slumming: The practice of feeding from derelicts, the homeless, and other dregs of society; one who does this regularly is known as a Slummer.

Stalker: A mortal who hunts down and destroys Kindred.

Tease: A term for a female Casanova.

turf: 1) A modern affectation used in reference to a domain. 2) The area under a given gang’s influence.

Vegetary: A term of contempt for one who drinks exclusively from animals (see Farmer).

Vulgar Argot

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