Kingdom

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See also Gentry for more related content.

Kingdoms in the Realms are the only truly "owned" lands. It's basically a family or organisation that own and can defend an area against other organisations (sometimes related to the concept of Kingdom by Might).

Most kingdoms are ruled by a House and has a King or a Queen as a leader. By definition they are usually quite large and relativey prosperous to sustain its defence and/or warfare.

Many of these concepts are explaind more fully in Gentry, but below you can find a rundown of titles normally of a Kingdom.

A lost of Kingdoms can be found on the Royal Houses category.


Order of Precedence [e]
Title Addressed Description
Male Female
King* Queen* Majesty Leader of House & Kingdom
Prince Princess Highness Possible heir to House & Kingdom
Archduke Archduchess Highness Royal family
Duke Duchess Grace Royal family (extended) or given
Marquess Marchioness Lord/Lady Border houses (more important)
Count Countess Lord/Lady Leader of a county
Viscount Viscountess Lord/Lady Good province, small county and/or city
Baron Baroness Lord/Lady Province/Majordomo/hold/city/town
Baronet Baronetess Sir/Dame Majordomo/hold/town/village(s)
Castellan/Captain Sir/Dame/Title Captain of guard
Peer/Hereditary Knight** Sir/Dame Low nobility - Estate/village
Knight** Sir/Dame Firstknight***
Squire** Mr/Mrs/Ms Servants of Knights
Esquire Esquire/Sir/Dame Gentry person such as a third son or daughter
Freeman/Franklin/Citizen Mr/Mrs/Ms Land owner ranked below gentry
Villein Given name An unfree man working the land
Cotter Given name An unfree man with no land
Slave First name/"slave" An owned person with no rights
* Royal titles are lent to the spouse of the title's true owner, but
their actual rank is that of "Spouse/Consort of King/Queen".

** These are required to fight (or assist), but can also perform heroic deeds to gain
land and become true gentry.
*** Other names include tyrospur, hedge knight and wandering knight.


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