Death of a Selachii
The Uberwald League of Temperance
Times change, even in Uberwald. What with advances in communications technology, interfering Witches and the rising influence of Ankh Morpork, the populace is ever less willing to accept some of the old traditions, such as having the blood drained from their bodies by Vampires. Mobs of peasants and townspeople equipped with torches, pitchforks and sharp wooden stakes have become common around the dark castles of the undead, causing some reflection among thoughtful Vampires. Many of these have concluded that an alternative life style must be found before they are all staked, beheaded, burnt and consigned to running water.
To promote a healthier, safer modus vivendi, some of them formed the Uberwald League of Temperance, a self-help group to encourage each other to abstain from human blood. The League operates as other organisations of the sort offering emotional and practical support to withdrawing Vampires and proselytising among the rest. Members attend regular meetings and wear a black ribbon to show their affiliation and reassure their human neighbours. The League uses the motto "not one drop" and slogans like "live not in vein".