Hail to the king that brought peace to us all.
Sabaton – Hail to the King
- Artus Eld, the kind-hearted. First ruler of Novoria, a medieval English/French Kingdom, legendary figure who united the kingdom after the Skyfall.
- Five years ago, the current King died and his brother ascended to the throne. Rumors have it, that the brother killed the King. The source of the rumors is the tyrannic rule under the brother.
- 12- Knight Houses, led by a patriarch or matriarch, the oldest member of the house who hasn’t retired. The houses rule over the lands entrusted to them by the king and the leaders usually carry the title of Duke.
- Knight Houses claim descendence from Artus retainers.
- The Knight Houses and the Kings House are the only ones allowed to grant the title of Knight. Knighthood granted severs all former family ties and oaths of loyalty and effectively makes you a member of the Knight House. Offering or even granting Knighthood to a member of a noble house of the same level is considered a grave insult. Worse if the person is already a Knight.
- Knighthood granted by the King is always an honor to the house in question,
- Knight-Houses can grant less powerful families rights of stewardship over lands in their control. Depending on the size, the rulers of these houses carry the title of Count or Baron.
- Population of Novoria is dominantly human. Think rennaisance europe.