Aristocrat is the term applied to vampires classed as Level B, also termed as nobles. They are elite vampires with specialized abilities beyond that normal vampires. Aristocrats are very powerful vampires, but not as powerful as the Purebloods. They have a small amount of human blood in their ancestry as well as all other levels below them. When an aristocrat is killed, they turn to dust, as do all the other levels below them. These aristocratic vampires are still able to be compelled by Purebloods, but enjoy a much more independent lifestyle in general. The Council of Elders is usually made up from Aristocrats.