Are the minions just randomly chosen or do they have to meet some sort of 'criteria', for lack of better wording? How loyal to these minions is the leader and vice versa?
How do they choose that special someone? Do things such as gender come into that choice? Can vampires procreate (I think I read somewhere that they can't, as they're effectively reanimated corpses, but better to be sure)?
If his or her mate dies, how does the vampire react? Is any sort of mourning process involved?
Thanks in advance.