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This Lexicon is not all inclusive but it does contain a portion of the three forms of vampire terminology Common Form, Old Form and Vulgar Argot.

ulgar Argot


These terms are slang, the modern equivalent of older turns of phrase, which have fallen out of favor due to their association with the elder ranks. These words carry great connotation, as they are associated with the younger Kindred, who seek to establish their own vampiric cultures.

Alleycat:
A vampire who keeps no permanent haven, but sleeps in a different location each night. This term also refers to Kindred who feed 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. Kindred who engages in this practice is known as a Banker.

Bat: An elder vampire of the Sabbat, who often has little in common with younger members of the sect.

Bitch:
A probationary pack member, or a Sabbat of lesser status than the speaker.

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

Bloodline:
A vampire's heritage (q.v. Lineage).

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 high-society element and feeds exclusively from the famous and wealthy.

Casanova:
See siren.

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

Chica:
A female Sabbat vampire.

Costello:
Dismissive term for the Camarilla, used by Sabbat (This is suspected to have arisen after some mispronunciation of "Sabbat").

Counting Coup:
Taking the head of a fallen foe as a trophy (see Headhunter).

Crowley:
A derogatory or dismissive term for followers of the Path of Evil Revelations, or vampires who make ostentatious shows of evil for their own sake. These individuals are also known as Ozzys or Mansons by some packs.

Damned, The:
The race of Kindred; all vampires.

Dog:
A Lupine. In certain circles, dog also means an infectious carrier of blood-borne diseases (short for plague dog).

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" prefixed to the term head (e.g., crackhead, dopehead, smackhead).

Headache:
Accidentally killing while feeding. Usage: Eric gave that skinny girl a headache

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

Juice:
Blood.

Juice bag:
A contemptuous term for mortals, indication that their sole use is sustenance. Even more irreverent is the term Bag.

Keg:
A "member" of a Blood Feast. In some packs, these are referred to as pints or longnecks.

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

Pimp:
A vampire charged with gathering vices for Sabbat pack mates. The pimp may procure drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, children or any other indulgences for fellow vampires (or mortals ...).

Pipes:
An exceptional failure, or an object of derision. Usage: That scouting run you guys did was the pipes.

Poet:
A member of the goth subculture, especially one who "dresses like a vampire". Also known as Shelleys or Byrons.

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

Rake:
A habitual visitor to the Rack, especially in the interest of feeding (q.v. Gentry).

Sandman:
A vampire who feeds upon sleeping victims only.

Shovelhead:
A Sabbat vampire created during a siege or other event that necessitated the "quick and dirty" mass Embrace. Also known as Thwack or Clang (after the sound a shovel makes, presumably), which is sometimes used as a verb.

Slumming:
The practice of feeding from derelics, 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 (q.v. Which-Hunter).

Tease:
A term for a female Casanova (vide).

Turf:
A modern affectation used in reference to a domain; it may also refer to the area under a given gang's influence.

V:
A vampire.

Vato:
A male Sabbat vampire.

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

Witch:
Irrelevant term for a Sabbat pack priest, best used out of earshot of the individual in question.

 

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IBN Created: 31-October-03 Updated: 19 March, 2004