Lucille Bronach was born in the 1800s and is the Hallowed Intercessor of the Vampire Society of Great Britain. Other vampires call her by her title, but she doesn’t mind being called Lucille at least when not around others of her kind- then, she would appreciate being called Lady Bronach. There are laws but not everyone follows them, similar to how not all people who aren’t vampires break laws.
She allowed questions while she was at Hogwarts but did not answer all of them due to their own version of the Statute of secrecy. The ones who want to learn more than the statute allows must join The Society for the Tolerance of Vampires, which is only open to adults who have finished school. It is a group that exchanges information and funds visits to places by providing ‘meals’ as well as allowing them to borrow owls to send letters since they do not own their own.
When asked about it, she said, “I have a contempt for anyone who seeks to do harm upon another, and those who do not first ask for consent. It is my belief that all Vampires – my kin, perhaps I should say, should only ever take blood from those who give it willingly, or those who are already on their way to the other coil.”
Vampires aren’t as allergic to garlic as most think.
Lucille said, “It causes great discomfort, as an allergy would, or a rash. Swallowing one would, for a vampire, be like eating a poisonous spider. The constitution of the Vampire would predict the outcome.”
There are myths, including one about bats.
“Much like myths in witchood and wizardhood, there are myths in the realm of Vampires too. It is thought that our cousins, the Moroi and Strigoi of Romania, can transform into bats – but I have never witnessed this, at least when I visited Romania, I thought it mostly to be a sacred tradition. These days, I wonder if it is even true, and why I cannot pursue this ability myself.” as her reply when asked about it.
Vampires do sleep her coffins. Her’s is “blanketed with the finest ivory silks” though there are ones made of wood. ‘Office hours’ were held on October 30th for anyone wanting to ask about them. She had a simple wooden one that she called traditional. It really felt like laying on any piece of wood, not much different from being on a table or wood floor really, and was left open.
Lucille explained how it was more comfortable than what she called a mortal bed, “It isn’t that the coffin is soft – but rather, comforting. The enclosed space, and traditional connection to the land of the dead, the other coil, it provides a sense of nourishment to our kind, as a bed with a mattress and a quilt would to the simple witch. But it isn’t the literal feel of a casket that provides for us what we need in order to feel restored. As for feeling cold, we tend not to experience that sensation”
So if you have interest in learning more, it is recommended that you provide your blood-group and that you develop an allergy to garlic.