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The Dorvish nobility extends back to the foundation of the first feudal nations at the foundation of Dorvik; these titles continued to be used during the Kingdom of Dorvik. Throughout the history of the Kingdom of Dorvik various titles were created and given to families and nobles throughout the Kingdom. These titles are still in use today however they hold no true political authority or power; however some of them have immense influence and wealth attached to them.

Titles of the Dorvish nobilityEdit

Dorvish Noble titles
Title (English) Title (Dorvish)
King König
Crown Prince* Kronprinz
Prince** Fürst
Grand Duke or Duchess Großherzog or Großherzogin
Duke or Duchess Herzog or Herzogin
Count or Countess / Margrave or Margravine Graf or Gräfin / Markgraf or Markgräfin
Baron or Baroness** Freiherr or Freifrau

* = The title of Crown Prince begun being awarded in 1789 at the foundation of the Kingdom of Dorvik, it was given to the heir of the throne. The practice is continued today.
** = The title of Baron/Baroness and Count/Countess was awarded to citizens who had contributed to the preservation or success of the State, thus most of the awards yielded no land but are considered hereditary. The title of Prince/Princess was often awarded similarly as Baron/Baroness and Count/Countess but for much larger accomplishments.

The Dorvish nobility is divided into two classes: Greater nobles (Dundorfian: Großadel) who are families who have held large amounts of land and titles of greater states, they traditionally got their titles from the Dundorfian Kaiser and thus have greater authority and rights over the Little nobles. The Little nobles (Dundorfian: Kleinadel) are traditionally landowners, businessmen, soldiers or otherwise persons of note who were granted titles or are untitled (but able to use noble particles) by the Dorvish king.

Unique to Dorvish noble law is that all males of the the descendant take the noble title, though some are done entirely through male primogeniture and traditionally are the Greater nobles who are governed by this rule. Management of Dorvik's nobility and noble titles is the Privy Council (Dorvik) known as the "Geheimer Rat" in Dundorfian; the Privy Council manages all noble law within Dorvik as is responsible for punishment of nobles known as Adelsverlust ("loss of the status of nobility").

PrincesEdit

Title and land Notes
Prince of Rohr-Mauss
Prinz von Rohr-Mauss
Held by the Petrov family, the head of the house Raymond Petrov would be posthumously awarded the title of Prince by the King of Dorvik for his services. The Petrov family, originally known as von Rohr-Mauss, were originally Dundorfian expatriates from Trigunian who fled the UKSR.

Grand DukesEdit

Title and land Notes
Grand Duchy of Largonia
Großherzogtum Layern
Held by the House of Salzer-Neuhäusser
Grand Duchy of Miktar
Großherzogtum Miktar
Held by the House of Lÿndow-Sennhein
Grand Duchy of Lievenia
Großherzogtum Lievland
Ercōgista Liwenija
Grand Duchy of Lievenia was ruled by the House zu Völksau, a prominent Lorman family who were also the King's of Kruthia.
Grand Duchy of Henbern
Großherzogtum Henbern
Held by the House of Bismarck.

DukesEdit

Title and land Notes
Duke of Auten Held by the House of Köler
Duke of Vohrau Held by the King of Dorvik and the House of Faust-Essen.
Duke of Frostenwald Held by the House of Frostenwald
Duke of Henbern (Bismark) Held by the House of Bismark, the Privy Council (Dorvik) was merged into the Grand Duchy of Henbern after the death of the last Wolfszell family member.
Duke of Oberhernbern Held by the House of Wolfszell, final member of the Wolfszell family passed in early 3966. Dorvish Privy Council (Dorvik) created Grand Duke of Henbern and awarded to House of Bismark.
Duke of Greater Kordusia Held by the House of Auspitz-Topol

Other royal titlesEdit

These are Dorvish noble titles that are noteworthy.

Title and land Notes
Margrave of Ostmark
Markgrafschaft Ostmark
Dorvish Margrave charged with defense of the eastern portion of the Kirlawan and Alorian border. The prestigious von Färber family, which has committed many members to the Dorvish military control the Margraviate.
Margrave of Grenzmark
Markgrafschaft Grenzmark
Dorvish Margrave charged with defense of the western portion of the Alorian and Kirlawan border. Held by the von Bahr family.
Baron of Luckelstein
Baronie Luckelstein
The von Weinsedorf family were wealthy merchants who controlled a city which was the first major trading center past the Dorvish border with both Aloria and Kirlawa. They were awarded the title of Baron for their economic efforts in the Kingdom of Dorvik.
Baron of Desidier
Baronie Desidier
The von Desidier family were wealthy merchants who helped fund several industries in Dorvik and throughout the Dundorfian Empire, they were granted the title of Baron by the Dundorfian Emperor.
Count of Citadel
Grafschaft Zitadelle
The von Zitadelle family, a prominent military family and home to one of the largest armories of the Dorvish military.
Baron of Aeschelman
Baronie Aeschelman
The title of Baron of Aeschelman was awarded to Florian Aeschelman, a Dorvish military commander who fought against Dorvish socialist forces after the collapse of the Dundorfian Empire in the late 20th century.
Count of Gath
Grafschaft Gath
Gath is a medium sized town in Largonia, the Gath family were early settlers and eventually became prominent political leaders in the town. The Gath family supplied several dozen officers throughout the Dundorfian Reich and were close confidants of the Rommel family. Lothar von Gath, the founder of Gath Defense Collective is one of the most prominent members of the von Gath family.

Major noble families (Großadel)Edit

  • House of Faust-Essen (Kings of Dorvik & Dukes of Vohrau)
  • House of Frostenwald (Dukes of Frostenwald)
  • House of Salzer-Neuhäusser (Grand Dukes of Largonia)
  • House of Bismarck (Grand Dukes of Henbern)
  • House of zu Völksau (Grand Dukes of Lievenia)
  • House of Weinsedorf (Barons of Luckelstein)
  • House of Lÿndow-Sennhein (Grand Dukes of Miktar)
  • House of Köler (Dukes of Auten)
  • House of Auspitz-Topol (Dukes of Greater Kordusia)
  • House of Färber (Margraves of Ostmark)
  • House of Desidier (Barons of Desidier)
  • House of Zitadelle (actual name Oppenlaender, Counts of Citadel (Zitadelle))
  • House of Fölker (Claimants to the Grand Duchy of Largonia)
  • House of Bahr (Margraves of Grenzmark)
  • House of Wädenssteig-Schwarzburg-Stralbrück (Dukes of Schwarzburg, located in Northern Rutania fled to Dorvik after the collapse of the Dundorfian Reich)
  • House of von und zu Czimnetz (Barons of Czimnetz, fled to Dorvik after collapse of the Dundorfian Reich)
  • House of von und zu Gießen (Counts of Gießen, fled to Dorvik after collapse of the Dundorfian Reich)

Minor noble families (Kleinadel)Edit

  • House of Hoenigsberg
  • House of Aeschelman (Barons of Aeschelman)
  • House of Paulus
  • House of Vorbeck
  • House of Lettow
  • House of Frosten-Onild
  • House of Fölker-Wädensstein (Counts of Wädensstein - Cadet branch of the House of Fölker)
  • House of Traisheim (Counts of Traisheim)
  • House of Gath (Counts of Gath)
  • House of Paulus
  • House of Vorbeck
  • House of Lettow (Count of Lettow-Thalnier)

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