The Tithings are the component parts of the Moran Duchy, typically one to two daywalks across. Their name originates in their having been ten of them when the term first arose. They are ruled over by a Tithar who is answerable for their actions to the Duke and such representative or elective bodies as the history of the individual Tithing provides for. In all cases the Tithing’s name is that of its main town.
Variations Between TithingsAlthough the term is consistent across the territory of the Moran Duchy, there is much variation between the organisation, forms and governance of the individual Tithings. This reflects the gradual growth of the Duchy and the incorporation of areas with different norms and standards. Many Tithings, including most of the original ten, tend towards the hereditary aristocracy however others select more widely - from election of a member of the ruling family by the main land owners, to the more democratic forms seen in the provinces of Covrin, who’s incorporation into the Duchy saw the destruction of most of its ruling classes at the end of the Covrin Wars.
The Original TithingsEstablished by the Younger Sons
Formed before the first use of the term