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Noble System


 New System of Nobility

I, Emperor Adam I. Of Corumburg, hereby declare a new system of nobility in the Empire of Corumburg, on June 7th, 2003.

There are two groups of nobles. Hereditary and Life peerages. Below they are listed in rank and include forms of address.

HEREDITARY Peerages

1. Duke/ Duchess " His/ Her Grace the Duke Duchess of (land)"
     1st born male: Marquis " The Most Honorable the Marquis of (land)"
     Other children: " Lord/ Lady (first name) (Surname)"
2. Marquis/ Marchioness " The Most Honorable the Marquis of (land)"
     1st born male: Earl " The Right and Honorable the Earl of (land)"
     Other Children: "Lord/ Lady (first name) (Surname)"
3. Earl/ Countess " The Right Honorable the Earl of (land)" * please note that the difference between an Earl and a Count is the Count is the non-hereditary title. Ranks the same of an Earl.
     1st born male: Viscount " The Right Honorable the Viscount of (land)
     Other Children: "The Honorable (first name) (Surname)"
4. Viscount/ Viscountess " The Right Honorable the Viscount of (land)
     All children: "The Honorable (first name) (Surname)"
5. Baron/ Baroness " The Right Honorable the Baron of (land)"
     All children: "The Honorable (first name) (Surname)"

Non-Hereditary Peerages, or life peerages

1. Duke/ Duchess
2. Marquis/ Marchioness
3. Count/ Countess * please note that the difference between an Earl and a Count is the Count is the non-hereditary title. Ranks the same of an Earl.
4. Viscount/ Viscountess
5. Baron/ Baroness



Article One

The Emperor creates all the Duchies, Marquisates, Earldoms, Viscountcies, and Baronies available for a noble in the Empire of Corumburg. The Emperor is the only one who can appoint nobles. No citizen of Corumburg needs to ask for a peerage. The Emperor will award them as he sees fit. The Emperor may create new peerages as He sees fit.

Article Two

The following Dukedoms, Marquisates, Earldoms, Viscountcies, and Baronies are always going to be available for appointment by the Emperor, but he may choose to make new ones as he sees fit.

Dukedoms: Abercorn, Buccleuch, Hamilton, Montrose, Richmond, Sutherland, Cumberland, Lennox

Marquisates: Atholl, Queensberry, Leeds, Newcastle, Gordon, Wellington, Winchester, Tavistock, Hartington, Granby, Huntly, Bowmont.

Earldoms: Beaufort, Devonshire, Leinster, Northumberland, Ruthland, Bade, Piedmont, Wied, Grafton, Blandford, Cessford.

Baronies: Bedford, Grafton, Manchester, Portland, Somerset, Waldstein

Article Three    

When the Emperor decrees a hereditary title upon a person, the Emperor will also give them a secondary title of one rank below them. The said person will be holder of this secondary title until an eldest son (male heir) is born on which time the secondary title is to be used by the heir to the particular noble title. The heir to the peerage uses the secondary title as a courtesy title.



His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Adam I., Emperor of Corumburg, Grand Duke of Keran, Prince of Selvidge, Duke of Kentwood.






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