Sønheim: 8-ish years ago.
Chartreuse (narrating): This district is under complete lockdown, to fight the outbreak of a new brumavirus. Three humans at the castle are sick. Two indentured servants, one employed guard. (The vampires are just fine.)
There aren’t enough tests to go around, but it sure does seem like the novel bruma.
And since the vampires can’t ship in new servants from outside the district to take their places . . .
Chartreuse: . . . you towni–uh, locals — are being paid so much money to work here as temps! Please make it out alive.