Government & Military Jul 18, 2022 14:07:21 GMT -5
Post by Eloell on Jul 18, 2022 14:07:21 GMT -5
GOVERNMENT & MILITARY IN LORENDALE
GOVERNMENTLorendale is governed by the ruling monarch, the king or queen who inherited the throne from his/her ruling parent. The ruling monarch has total authority over every aspect of the kingdom, though he/she typically keeps his/her court close as council in all matters. Where once in Lorendale's history the throne was passed to the eldest child, such tradition has been rewritten and instead the throne is passed to the child of the ruling monarch's choice. Marrying the ruling monarch does not give the spouse equal power traditionally, but the current monarchs, Iliana and Cassian Rainecourt, have made an agreement that does give each spouse equal power, with the exception of Iliana, as the technical ruling monarch, having the last say in matters of disagreement.
MILITARYThe military in Lorendale was formerly made up of many individual armies under Lord and Lady Marshals who answered to themselves, free to accept or deny a request for aid issued by the monarch. Under the rule of Regent Marjolaine Teake, however, all Lord and Lady Marshals were forced to swear fealty to the crown, removing their freedom to deny any aid called for by the monarch. Additionally, the ruling monarch does has his/her personal army, known as the Royal Legion.
MARSHAL LEADERSHIPThe requirement for an individual to be a marshal is having the resources to employ and train an army of one's own, at least thirty men/women. Armies are made up of both noble and common citizens who have sworn allegiance to a noble family, typically a Marquis/Marchioness, sometimes a Duke/Duchess, and seldom a Count/Countess. This service to the family is still, by extension, service to Lorendale. All marshals fight for a similar cause, and all are subservient to the command of the king/queen and the authority of the Commander.
Lord Simon Mikaels (The Haas Legion)
Lady Felicity Zane (The Zak Army)
Lady Helena Kane (The Kane Troops)
* Please DM me if you would like to add to this Lord/Lady Marshal list, or if his/her army has a specific name.
THE ROYAL LEGIONUnder the rule of Regent Marjolaine Teake, the Royal Guard and the Gifted Legion were combined into the "Royal Legion". It serves as the crown's standing army.
Commander of the Royal Legion | Tybalt Zane
The Commander is the highest ranking member of the Royal Legion. He is the foremost military advisor to the queen, and sits on the royal court.
Captain of the Guard | OPEN
The Captain of the Guard ranks just below the Commander of the Royal Legion. He is responsible for overseeing the safety and security of the palace and the royal family. His counsel is considered absolute where the protection and safekeeping of the royal family are concerned.
Lieutenants of the Royal Legion | OPEN
The Lieutenants rank just below the Captain. They are responsible for training and maintaining the Royal Legion.
Royal Legionnaires: OPEN