The Court of Lairds


The Court of Lairds is made up of all 22 Lairds of the kingdom, and has highly limited but substantial power if they can act in agreement. At the founding of Éirigh, they were given the power to remove a King by unanimous vote, at which point they would collectively rule in the interim before selecting a new King. This has never occurred, though many believe they should never have ratified the rule of King Máirtín I during The First Great Dynastic Shift.

Essentially the only thing they have done in the history of Éirigh is ratify each new King by pledging their allegiance at his coronation. However, a large faction formed The New Order when a unanimous vote to remove King Máirtín I could not be reached.


The Court of Lairds includes every Laird of the Kingdom of Éirigh, each of which is appointed or approved by the King. They function as a democracy, somewhat similar to a senate, where each Laird speaks for the people of his lands. It is only in the Court of Lairds that each Laird could be considered equally powerful, but their power is highly limited. In all matters, each Laird of the Court is given a single vote, and most actions by the Court of Lairds must be unanimously agreed upon.


Many believe that after their inability to stop King Máirtín I from stealing the throne during The First Great Dynastic Shift, the Court of Lairds has lost all power and should be officially disbanded.

Public Agenda

To act as a power check on the king, and maintain The Great Alliance that holds the kingdom together.


The wealth, land, and power of all the Lairds combined.


The Court of Lairds was created at the founding of the Kingdom, through The Great Alliance. At this time, the Lairds agreed to operate under the power of the King, so long as they retained the power to remove him should he become too powerful. It was decided this kind of drastic action can only be accomplished through a unanimous vote, which has never occurred (despite Laird Breith Sadach's attempts). They have never been called to step in as interim leaders, and have essentially met only to pledge themselves at the coronation of each new King.


Each member of the Court of Lairds has their own Order, which can be used to back up any decisions the Court may make. This has never occurred, though The New Order is a partial example of their power.

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Quick Facts

Geopolitical, Lordship
Government System
Democracy, Representative
Power Structure
Feudal state
Parent Organization

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