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Crown duchy
duchy is usually a realm of the third tier. Duchies are the second lowest ranked playable realm. Duchies are composed of 1 or more counties. The ruler of a duchy is titled Duke (male), Duchess (female), or an equivalent cultural title variant. Dukes can be independent rulers, but are more often vassals of powerful kings and emperors.

One of the counties in each duchy is the capital and is normally held by the duke of that duchy. If that county's capital is a city or temple then the realm is a republic or theocracy respectively. Kingdoms  and empires can also be republics and theocracies if the capital of the realm is a city or temple.

Cultural VariantsEdit

For most cultures, the ruler of a duchy is a duke (male) or duchess (female), but there are several exceptions:

  • Doux/Duchess (Greek)
  • Emir/Emira (Arabic, Iranian)
  • Beylerbey/Beylerbayan (Turkish)
  • High Chief/High Chief (Mongol)
  • High Chief/Duchess (Pagan)
  • Jarl/Duchess (Norse Pagan)
  • Farbas/Farba (West African)
  • Grand Prince/Grand Princess (Russian)
  • Huecalpixqui/Huecalpixqui (Nahua)

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

Similarly, duchies themselves can also be known by other names:

  • Emirate (Arabic, Iranian, West African)
  • Beylerbeylik (Turkish)
  • High Chiefdom (Mongol)
  • Grand Principality (Russian)

The titles of duchies and dukes in republics and theocracies are different still.

External LinksEdit


Realms

Ranks

BaronyCountyDuchyKingdomEmpire

Types

FeudocracyRepublicTheocracyHoly OrderMercenary Company

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