Blood Council of Europe
Blood Council of Europe is an organization that governs the vampire communities in Europe fights for their protection. It was founded in the late medival period when the anti-vampire sentiments were at their peak and vampire hunters were a common sight. Back then, the council was a secret organization the existence of which was unknown even to some Vampires. As the anti-vampire sentiments were becoming less intense, the council was slowly revealing its existence. First to all Vampires, and later to Humans.
The council is made up of 12 people lead by a chairman who uses a title of "protector". In the past members of the council came from the most powerful vampire families on the continent. Since the 19th century, however, they are chosen in elections by all european Vampires. Members of the council are chosen for a 6 year term, while the protector for 3 year term. The reason for it is to stop a protector from becoming a dictator. Also, despite leading the council the protector is chosen by the people and council members have nothing to say in that matter.
Since the beginning of its existence, the council meets in Dresden which is one of the most central places on the continent from a geographical point of view. The decisions of the council are enforced by local representatives stationed in every european capital and big city.
Blood Enforcers are elite warriors employed by the council and its local representatives who maintain order among the vampire communities and track down those who break the laws of the council. Vampires who serve as Blood Enforcers are in military-grade weapons, stealth and hacking. Many of them are ex-members of special forces.
Fang of Europe
Fang of Europe is a title given to a Vampire who have done extraoridinary things for the whole vampire community. Traditionally, the holder of the title is a non-voting member of the council and acts as protector's advisor. Since the end of World War 2 the title of the Fang of Europe belongs to Luis Walker, the current protector of the council.
Nice! Vampyric councils are a classic, I'm a sucker for vampire politics. I'm intrigued that the time served on the council is so short, that must be like the blink of an eye for the older vampires. Is the council mostly younger vampires then? Can vampires be reelected?
I shorten my vampires lifespan to only about 150 years. Haven't thought about it, but probably vampires can serve on the council more than one term