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Peerage
the imperium, the weald


T
itles in the Imperium are cumulative. For example, when a woman marries into a family she will not lose her former titles, but add her new ones to her list of already held positions. Marrying down to a lower social standing does not affect someone's already held lands and titles. The same occurs when a patrician acquires new land, a new city, etc. All descriptors in Mercian are gendered, and titles are no exception to that. Masculine titles will usually end in -cus and feminine titles will end in -cae.

Inheritance

Inheritance in Mercia is purely primogeniture in nature, women do not inherit familial wealth, but that does not mean that they cannot be gifted their own wealth to oversee. The first born male child will always inherit the majority of the familial holdings and wealth unless expressly stated otherwise.

Titles & Address

Nobiles

Imperator/Imperatrix - The highest position in the Imperium, the Imperator rules over the Imperium. His wife is known as the Imperatrix. The appropriate way to address the Imperator/Imperatrix is as "basileus (name).

Nobilicus/Nobilicae - Members of the imperial family and their spouses are known as nobiles. There are no gender differences in rules of address, however. The appropriate way to address any nobilis is as "novi (name)."

Patricia

Patricus/Patricae - The titles of patricus and patrica belong to the wealthy and influential of Mercia. Like with the Nobiles, there is no gender differences in rules of address. The appropriate way to address any patrician is as "patri (name)."

Plebs

There is no set title for plebs, they are addressed by putting their profession or any public office they may hold before their name, like so: "dominus/dominae (name)."
Ruling Families
♔ Veturii
"Triumph to the mighty."
Patricia of Lebissa
As the longest ruling nobiles family, the Veturii has the distinct pleasure of boasting that they have seen both the highest point and the fracturing of Mercia. They are both proud and ashamed of these things respectively. In general, they are a distinguished family, viewed favorably by their people. They have ushered in an era of prosperity, expanded trade, and seen the acceptance of their currency, the Fausti, throughout the majority of Tnarem.

The Veturii family oversees Lebissa, its capital Raevenna, and the other prominent cities within the region. Like all of the most prominent nobiles or pratricia families, they are a mixture of military, commerce, and politics as it would be damning to omit even one of those key components to success within Mercia. The pratricia of the conquered territory of Tramark have chosen to side with Veturii in the civil war.

Family Tree

Nobiles of Raevenna
h.h Magnus Veturia Agostia (1392) (o) — Photina Veturia Agostia Ameridia (1394) (o)
h.a. Male Veturia Agostia (1411) (o) — Female Veturia Marinia Boscia (1411) (o)
Lucretia Veturia Marinia (1430)
Male/Female Veturia (1433)
Male/Female Veturia (1436)
Male/Female Veturia (1440)
Male/Female Veturia Agostia (1413) (o)
Ettore Veturia Agostia (1416) — Female Veturia Siccia Furia (1413) (o)
Orso Veturia Siccia (1435)
Ausonia Veturia Siccia (1439)

Durante Veturia Agostia (1395) (o)d. Fabiana Veturia Furia Agostia (1397) (a) — Lenio Veturia Ameridia Decia (1399) (o)
Male Veturia Ameridia (1419) (o) — Female Veturia SOMETHING (1417) (o)
Male/Female Veturia (1434)
Male/Female Veturia (1437)
Male/Female Veturia Ameridia (1420) (o)
Male Veturia Ameridia (1422) (o) — Female Veturia SOMETHING (1425) (o)
Male/Female Veturia (1443)
Male/Female Veturia (1445)
Male/Female Veturia (1448)

Nobiles of Valentia
PLEASE NOTE: This line is a cousin branch to the main family of Raevenna.
Female Veturia (1388) (o) — Male Veturia SOMETHING (1394) (o)
Male Veturia (1412) (o) — Female Veturia SOMETHING (1416) (o)
Male/Female Veturia (1435)
Male/Female Veturia (1436)
Male/Female Veturia (1439)
Male/Female Veturia (1440)
Male/Female Veturia (1448)
Male/Female Veturia (1416) (o)

Distant Family
Balbus Veturia Furia (1388) (a)
Ameridii
"Beware our hunt."
Patricia of Thedaea
Mercia's bridging party to Nis, the Ameridii both act as protectors against and ambassadors to the foreign nation to the South. Their ties to the Nisi are the strongest of all the Mercian families, and they do not hesitate to make that fact known. Still, they are staunchly Mercian and proud of that fact. Their focus has historically been one of diplomacy, a trait they share with the Agostii family, making them fast allies despite their polar southern and northern influences.

The Ameridii oversee Thedaea, its capital Najar, and the other prominent cities within the territory. They are largely a family that focuses on production and trade, though historically they have relied on the Veturii to aid in the distribution of their goods. Their military have come secondary to their industry, but that is not to say they are weak. Due to the arable land, their population is high, in turn bringing many bodies to the Thedaean legion. Enui has chosen to support the Ameridii's claim to the imperial throne in the civil war.

Family Tree

Nobiles of Najar
m. Female SOMETHING Ameridia Agostia (1367) (o)

h.h Marcus Ameridia Agostia (1369) (o) — Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1365) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1389) (o)
Male Ameridia (1392) (o)Cesira Ameridia Helvia Lavinia (1393-1425)
Male/Female Ameridia Helvia (1412) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia Helvia (1414) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia Helvia (1417) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia Helvia (1423) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia Helvia (1425) (o)
— Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1407) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1427) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1430) (o)
h.a. Male Ameridia (1395) (o) — Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1399) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1419) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1423) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1425) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1399) (o)
Male Ameridia (1400) (o) — Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1409) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1427) (o)

Male/Female Ameridia Agostia (1371) (o)

Male Ameridia Agostia (1380) (o) — Female Ameridia Decia Lavinia (1379) (o)
m. Fabiana Veturia Ameridia Decia (1399) (o)
Male Ameridia (1404) (o) — Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1404) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1426) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1429) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1431) (o)
Male Ameridia (1406) (o) — Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1407) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1425) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1429) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1430) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1432)
Male/Female Ameridia (1437)
Male Ameridia (1409) (o) — Female Ameridia SOMETHING (1411) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1430) (o)
Male/Female Ameridia (1413) (o)

Nobiles of Malaga
PLEASE NOTE: This line is a cousin branch to the main family of Najar.
Gabinus Ameridia Marinia (1380-1441) — Female Ameridia Decia Furia (1386) (o)
m. Female SOMETHING Ameridia Decia (1408) (o)
m. Female SOMETHING Ameridia Decia (1411) (o)
Female Ameridia Decia (1412) (o)
Female Ameridia Decia (1418) (o)

m. Female SOMETHING Ameridia Marinia (1386) (o)

Distant Family
None yet.
Marinii
"None shall stand."
Patricia of Pargos
The people of Pargos and Meis have fought for their independence furiously throughout Mercia's history. They have declared themselves a sovereign state numerous times only to be brought back to heel by the mighty Mercian legions. Now, they rejoice in their freedom, fighting not only to keep it, but to liberate the entirety of Mercia from Veturii rule. They are a fiery people, spirited and devoted to their military.

Marinii oversee Pargos, its capital Ferrani, and the other prominent cities within the territory. They are largely a military body, their most prominent members being notable in the legion while fewer are notable in the bureaucracy of Mercia. Trade with Nis is a prominent feature of this family, making their ties with the Nisi Al'Effendis families strong. However, even though it shares a coast with Lornesse, the two do not often trade directly with one another due to constant high tension. While Pargos and Meis remain separate entities, Meis has pledged itself to Pargos in the civil war.

Family Tree

Nobiles of Ferrani
Valerio Marinia Veturia (1365-1442) (o)d. Female Marinia Helvia Ameridia (1369) (a)
m. Female SOMETHING Marinia Helvia (1393) (o)
m. Female SOMETHING Marinia Helvia (1398) (o)
m. Female SOMETHING Marinia Helvia (1400) (o)
— Female Marinia Ameridia Boscia (1384) (a)
m. Female SOMETHING Marinia Ameridia (1402) (o)
m. Female SOMETHING Marinia Ameridia (1408) (o)
h.h. Atticus Marinia Ameridia (1411) — LAVINIA MARINIA AGOSTIA HELVIA (1417)
Male/Female Marinia Agostia (1436)
Male/Female Marinia Agostia (1441)
Male/Female Marinia Agostia (1446)

Male Marinia Veturia (1371) (o) — Female Marinia SOMETHING (1373) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1391) (o) — Female Marinia SOMETHING (1394) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1414) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1416) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1417) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1421) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1398) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1402) (o)

m. Female Marinia Veturia (1376) (o)

m. Female Marinia Veturia (1376) (o)

Nobiles of Amalfi
PLEASE NOTE: This line is a cousin branch to the main family of Ferrani.
Male Marinia (1396) (o) — Female Marinia SOMETHING (1397) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1418) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1420) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1421) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1426) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1430) (o)

m. Female Marinia (1399) (o)

m. Female Marinia (1404) (o)

Male Marinia (1405) (o) — Female Marinia SOMETHING (1407) (o)
Male/Female Marinia (1425)
Male/Female Marinia (1427)
Male/Female Marinia (1430)

m. Female Veturia Marinia Boscia (1411) (o)

Distant Family
None yet.
Patricia & Plebs
Siccii - Patricia
Liege House - Veturii
Furii - Plebs
Liege House - Veturii
Agostii - Patricia
Territory - Enui
Liege House - Ameridii
Head - Callum Agostia Furia
LAVINIA MARINIA AGOSTIA HELVIA (1417)
Decii - Plebs
Liege House - Ameridii
Helvii - Patricia
Territory - Meis
Liege House - Marinii
Vita Helvia (1420)
Boscii - Plebs
Liege House - Marinii
Lavinii - Plebs
Liege House - Helvii