- 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]|
|King*||Queen*||Majesty||Leader of House & Kingdom|
|Prince||Princess||Highness||Possible heir to House & Kingdom|
|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|
|Castellan/Captain||Sir/Dame/Title||Captain of guard|
|Peer/Hereditary Knight**||Sir/Dame||Low nobility - Estate/village|
|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
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