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it is currently season 1, the year 1449 NE. The continent of Tnarem balances on a precarious edge between survival and destruction. Wars rage between nations, fractures open in the Mete. The world as the Tnaremi people know it is dying and they are left with a choice: act or perish with it.
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itles in the Reiux are cumulative, meaning that if a person is born to a family of high standing, they not only hold that highest rank but every rank beneath it that would be appropriate for their station. The exception to this is when a woman marries lower in rank. She will always hold titles equal to that of her husband from marriage on, so if she held higher status before, it is stripped from her. For this reason, some prinzessas and duchesses will remain unmarried to retain their high title.
Inheritance in Lornesse defaults to agnatic-cognatic primogeniture and the immediate family will always trump distant family members in succession, this includes daughters. It is also not uncommon for children who are not the first born to be given preference over the firstborn should the first-born be particularly inept. The family wealth, however, will never be given outside of the immediate line unless circumstances force it to be.
Titles & Address
The Royal Family
Roi/Rai - The king and queen of the Reiux, these titles are the most esteemed in Lornesse. The appropriate way to address a roi is as "your Majesty."
Roiphin/Raiphina - This title is reserved for the heir apparent of the Roi and his wife. No other child or person of the royal family may be addressed as this title. The appropriate way to address a R(o/a)iphin(a) is as "your Royal Highness."
Prinz/Prinzessa - All legitimate children of the Roi are known as prinzes and prinzessas; this includes the children of past rois. The appropriate way to address a prizce(ssa) is as "your Highness."
Duc/Ducessa - Every member of the royal family who does not make up the immediate Crown line holds the title of duc or ducessa. The appropriate way to address a duc(essa) is as "your Grace."
Margrave/Margressa - Those who head the Houses that oversee the provinces of the Reiux are known as margraves and their wives as margressas. The appropriate way to address a margrave is as "your Most Honorable."
Vigrave/Vigressa - The members of the immediate edlenal family hold the title of vigrave or vigressa, these are children born to current or previous margraves. The appropriate way to address a vigrave is as "your Right Honorable."
Edlen/Edlena - Family outside of the immediate ruling edlenal line hold the title of edlen or edlena. The appropriate way to address an edlen(a) is as "your Honorable."
Conte/Contessa - Overseeing smaller swaths of land and beholden to the edlenal law directly, contes are middle nobility in the Reiux. The appropriate way to address a conte(ssa) is as "my Lord/Lady."
Viconte/Vicontessa - All children of current and past contes hold the title of viconte or vicontessa. The appropriate way to address a viconte(ssa) is as "my Lord/Lady."
Frei/Fria - The more distant freial family members hold the title of frei and fria. The appropriate way to address a frei/frea is as "my Lord/Lady."
Unlanded Nobility & Aristocracy
Heur/Heuressa - Noble families who are not landowners, but possess some noble title are considered heurs and heuressas. The appropriate way to address a heur(essa) is as "Sir/Madame."
Couroleir/Dame Couroleir - The knight class of the Reiux. These are commoners who have been elevated to noble status for their deeds. The appropriate way to address a (dame) couroleir is as "Ser/Dame."
Gentil/Gentila - The gentry class of the Reiux, these citizens are not nobility, but possess enough to be influential among the elite. The proper way to address a gentil(a) is as "Sir/Madame.
"None so glorious."
Ducs of Lornesse
Edlens of Touennes
The royal family of Lornesse, Caemire boasts a kinship unparalleled by any other in the Vale--and in all of Tnarem--to them, blood is far thicker than water, and no matter what slights they make against one another or what hatred lies in their hearts, they will always stand by their family. That is their reputation at the very least. In truth, they squabble often, are prone to grudges, and vie for power and attention like any other family. The Caemire pride is not something that dulls inside the halls of the Etethron, they are fiercely competitive, especially amongst their own.
Caemire oversees Touennes and its capital Errevet, as well as the other prominent cities in the territory. They are largely a political body with heavy trade and commerce elements, controlling the Ouesthohl Pass which is the only western pass into Dubhion that remains unobstructed for the entire year, making it a crucial point of trade and travel.
Freis of Errevet h.h. Adolar Raginmund Helmut Caemire (1395) — Yvonne Caemire nee Murrat (1397) (o)
Distant Family m.Roswita Murrat nee Caemire (1378)
m. Female Murrat nee Caemire (1419) (o)
"Judgement and fury."
Edlens of Rhyon
Historically, it has been Murrat that oversees the Lornesian military, and this remains the tradition of today. This edlenal family have been unwaveringly devout to the Roi and royalty since the rise of Caemire, sharing with them the burden of protecting the Vale along the western border. Camraderie, strength, honor, and loyalty are all traits that Murrat holds on high, and the members of this family strive to uphold the values of the Vale and their kin.
Murrat oversees Rhyon and its capital Thann, along with the other prominent cities in the territory. They are largely a military body with heavy production and agrarian foci. They control the Blackreach Pass, guarding it year round, even through the winters when it is closed due to heavy snow. Their capital also acts as the seat of the Lornesian military, the central rallying point during war, and the base of operations for training, organizing, and coordinating both peace- and war-time military activity.
Trade and naval power are Aldel's specialties. While Faulmer was certainly the greater trading power on the coast of Lornesse, their focus on commerce left much to be desired in the way of naval construction, management, and overall prowess. Aldel filled--and still fills--that niche for the Lornesian military. They are a stoic group who honors honesty, loyalty, and honor, much like Murrat. They are hardier people than the southernmost Lornesian family, frugal and grounded.
Aldel oversees the territory of Kassel, its capital Strasenau and the other prominent cities of the area. They are largely a naval body with a secondary focus on trade, especially since the removal of Faulmer from power in 1448. Their capital is the second largest port city in Lornesse, and it is from their engineers that the ice-breaking behemoths that accompany the Lornesian trading ships come.
The family Faulmer is the eldest of the Lornesian families, once the royal House, and now disgraced and unlanded. Before the year 1448, they ruled over Orenbad and all the lands within. Now, they possess no titles and are only welcome in court as tangential participants. Those members of Faulmer who have married into other noble families throughout Lornesse maintain their titles earned via marriage, but should their marriage be annulled, they will no longer be considered nobility.