Surrounded on three sides by the River Arresadi this Dukedom is centrally situated between four other nations. This allows for a great deal of trade and commerce to come through its borders.
Duke: Leader of the country, and head of royal family. Baron: Leader of a barony, head of one of the three great noble families. Lord: Leader of a lesser noble family, serves the barons or duke directly as administrators of their land. Gentleman: Member of any noble family, serves at all levels of government.
To protect and maintain its citizens and holdings. Pave, repair, and secure roads. Dig wells and sewage/ drainage ditches. Provide security from bandits and invasion. Build, maintain, and secure bridges and ports. Provide courts for high and low justice. Maintain birth/ death records and citizen rolls. Enforce construction standards on homes. Mint coins and catch counterfeiters. Ensure doctors and priests make their rounds. Ensure skilled labor jobs are filled (carpenter, smith, weaver, glazer, etc.) Guard against disasters such as famine, fire, flood, and disease. Provide a mill, either wind or water. Provide grounds and security for fairs.
Military is comprised of a regiment for each great house. With each lesser house having to provide a battalion or company for the regiments. Towns and villages will contribute platoons and squads to the companies.
A single great church serves this countries religious needs from their one and only major city. From there the clergy spread out and minister to the masses, taking temporary residence among smaller chapels in the towns. The Ban Fellowship has a single guild hall in the same city, and all their members reside within.
Monarchy, Crowned Republic
Use copper and silver coins with 1, 2, 3, and 4 denominations. Gold coins have 1 and 2 denominations. Comparable in size and value to the dinar. Many times they will re-stamp a dinar with their own markings for redistribution.
The duke writes the laws, with input from the barons. But final say lies with the duke.
Magistrates appointed by the duke adjudicate the law. High courts adjudicate crimes punishable by serfdom, mutilation, confinement, or death. Lower courts adjudicate crimes punishable by fines, serfdom, or mutilation. If a noble is brought to court they face the duke directly.
The local nobles enforce the law within their own domains and the greater houses send their Sheriffs to ensure that they do so.
Official State Religion
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