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Baron

The third rank of landed nobility in the Empire.

Qualifications

Must be a habieur, capable of using Habi magic.

Requirements

  • Must be of the relevant bloodline
  • Must be recognized by the Count
  • Must have be capable of using Habi
  • Must have sworn their loyalty to the Count


Appointment

The heir will swear their loyalty to the Count in a special ritual and receive their new Sash of office in order to become the Baron.

Duties

A Baron is responsible for the safety and security of his barony. A Baron is a military leader who is expected to work with the Rechtshus to maintain law and order.

Responsibilities

The maintenance of baronial armies.
Gathering of taxes and their distribution to the right places.
Settlement of disputes between Guilds.
Co-operation with the Rechtshus for the maintenance of law and order.

Benefits

Barony holdings and lands.
Taxation
Wealth
Political clout

Accoutrements & Equipment

Death

Type
Nobility, Hereditary
Form of Address
My lord, milord
Source of Authority
The Count
Length of Term
For life
Reports directly to
Related Organizations


The Baron Sash
An incumbent baron's sash is sanguine (blood red) with triple chevrons embroidered in the ducal colors below the heart's badge. The County's family coat of arms and the Duchy coat of arms will always be fully manteled on the sash. Tassels will be in the county's family colors. Triple Chevrons:


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