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Crown barony

A barony is a realm of the first tier. Characters whose realm has no holding of higher rank than a barony is unplayable. A barony consists of a single holding and may be a castle, a city or a temple. The ruler of a barony is titled Baron (male), Baroness (female), or an equivalent cultural title variant. Baronies are almost never independent and are usually the vassal of the county where the holding is located.

One of the holdings in each county (normally a castle) is the capital and is always held by the count of that county. If the county capital is a city or temple then the realm is a republic or theocracy respectively. Duchies and higher ranked realms can also be republics and theocracies if the capital of the realm is a city or temple.

Cultural Variants[]

For most cultures and religions, the ruler of a barony is a baron (male) or baroness (female), but there are several exceptions:

  • Þegn/Baroness (Norse, Norse pagan)
  • Argbadh/Wâlia (Iranian)
  • Wâli/Wâlia (Arabic, West African)
  • Timariot/Timariota (Turkish)
  • Taishi/Baroness (Mongol)
  • Hetman/Baroness (Non-Norse pagan)
  • Teuctli/Teuctli (Nahua)

Note religous title variants 'trump' cultural ones. For example, a baron with Mongol culture and Tengri pagan religion will be known as a Hetman. 

Similarly, baronies themselves can be known by other names:

  • Wilayah (Arabic, West African)
  • Arg (Iranian)
  • Timar (Turkish)
  • Taishi (Mongol)

The titles of baronies and barons in republics and theocracies are different still.

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Realms

Ranks

BaronyCountyDuchyKingdomEmpire

Types

FeudocracyRepublicTheocracyHoly OrderMercenary Company

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