Arch High Fae
The Ruler of Rulers and Leader of Leaders
the title of Arch High Fae is the highest rank within Fae society. The Arch High Fae can only be chosen from the 7 High Fae, and is the leader of the court known as the High Fae Court. The other courts are operated like nations, whereas the High Fae court is a union where laws can be made and implemented into all 7 of the other courts.
However, this does not mean that the Arch High Fae is like an emperor because they aren't. They are simply the leaders of the union who oversee the other High Fae. The Arch High Fae cannot make decisions on their own without the 6 other High Fae.
Being the Arch High Fae is hard work. You have to manage your own domains, keep your subjects happy as well as avoid assassination attempts from your family and the other High Fae. Tough business.
History of the TitleThe title is quite recent, especially when compared to the title of High Fae. It wasn't seen until after the Fae signed the Treaty of Kloevendal in 1482 after The Thousand Year War. The treaty included the demand of some sort of organization in which the seven Fae types worked together and ensured peace. This ended in the forming of the High Fae Court and the making of the Arch High Fae title. The title has been in effect ever since and has been filled out almost constantly. However, there have been short periods where no one held the title. This was because the seven High Fae could not agree on which one of them should take the mantle. One needs the backing of at least half of the other High Fae, but it happens that multiple people have 2 supporters and some 1.
In some ways, I'd expected another war to appear as soon as the concept of Arch High Fae was broached. Fae royalty do not like to be told someone else is worth as much as them... Luckily this hasn't happened yet. Yet!
- Nobility, Hereditary
- Still in Effect
- Length of Term
- As long as the person is backed by at least 3 of the other 6 High Fae