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First Prince

The First Prince is the head-of-state of the Federated Suns and the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns as Supreme Marshal.[1][2] The office is firmly in the hands of House Davion and is best described as a constitutional hereditary monarchy with certain limits placed upon the monarch's powers. The office is open to both sexes; the title remains "First Prince" in either case. Every heir-apparent is required to serve for five years in the military in a branch of his or her choosing. This tradition solidifies the loyalty and support from the armed forces. [2][3][4]


In theory the First Prince has to submit his proposals to the High Council, an assembly of representatives of the member-worlds of the Federated Suns. In reality the High Council is largely a glorified "rubber stamp" organization.[5]

The First Prince is advised by the Privy Council, a group of high-ranking military officers and government ministers. They are extremely important in the running of the day-to-day affairs of the state.[6]

The citizens of the realm also have several basic rights protected by law and custom. These include the freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion and the right of appeal to the central government in order to have oppressive or incompetent noblemen removed from office.

Only a foolish First Prince will attempt to suspend and/or remove these liberties; those who do tend not to keep their throne for long.[citation needed]


[edit] Rulers.[7]

Name Reign Descent
Prime Ministers of New Avalon 2255 - 2317[8]
Jason Hasek[9] 2239 - 2240[9]
Sandra Lockhart 2255 - 2261
Joseph Cartwright 2261 - 2280
Nathan DuVall 2280 - 2282
Martin DuVall 2282 - 2309 Son of Nathan DuVall
Lucien Davion 2309 - 2317 Son of Martin DuVall's sister
Davion Presidents of the Federated Suns 2317 - 2417
Lucien 2317 - 2332
Charles 2332 - 2340 Brother of Lucien
Reynard 2340 - 2371 Son of Lucien
Etien 2371 - 2378 Son of Reynard
Paul 2378 - 2394 Son of Reynard
Marie 2394 - 2402 Daughter of Reynard
Edmund 2402 - 2415 Son of Etien
Edward 2415 - 2417 Son of Etien
Davion First Princes of the Federated Suns 2417 - 2512
Simon 2417 - 2457 Son of Paul
James 2457 - 2467 Son of Simon
Ellen 2467 - 2502 Daughter of Simon
William 2502 - 2512 Son of Ellen's brother
Council of Regents of the Federated Suns 2512 - 2527
Laura Davion Daughter of William
Cassandra Davion-Varnay Daughter of William
David Varnay Husband of Cassandra
Dowager Princess Carmen Estevez Davion 2512 - 2518 Wife of William
General Nikolai Rostov
Davion First Princes of the Federated Suns 2512 - 3052
Alexander 2512 - 2600 Grandchild of William
Zane 2600 - 2659 Great-grandchild of Alexander
Sarah 2659 - 2681 Daughter of Zane
Samuel 2681 - 2696 Son of Zane
Roger 2696 - 2703 Son of Samuel
Joseph I 2703 - 2729 Son of Roger
Richard 2729 - 2745 Son of Joseph I
John 2745 - 2797 Son of Richard's brother
Paul II 2797 - 2842 Grandchild of John
Michael 2842 - 2873 Son of Paul
Carl 2873 - 2876 Son of Michael
Melissa 2876 - 2892 Daughter of Michael
Joseph II 2892 - 2931 Son of Michael
Peter 2931 - 2961 Son of Joseph II
Andrew 2961 - 2999 Son of Peter
Ian 2999 - 3013 Son of Andrew
Hanse 3013 - 3052 Son of Andrew
Steiner-Davion First Princes of the Federated Suns 3052 - ??
Regent Archon Melissa Steiner-Davion 3052-3055 Wife of Hanse
Victor 3052 - 3060 Son of Hanse
Princess Regent Yvonne 3060 Sister of Victor
Katherine 3060 - 3067 Sister of Victor
Davion First Princes of the Federated Suns ?? -
Yvonne 3067[10] - 3??? Sister of Victor
Harrison 3??? - 3135 Son of Yvonne
Caleb 3135 - 3144 Son of Harrison
Julian 3144[11] - Grandson of Jackson Davion

[edit] References

  1. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 103, "Pricipality"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 14 "First Prince"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, pp. 105-106 "First Prince"
  4. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 9-10, "Law and the Principality"
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 107 "High Council"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 107 "Privy Council"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, pp. 107-114, "Leaders of the Federated Suns"
  8. House Davion (The Federated Suns), pp. 14-15, "First Prime Ministers"
  9. 9.0 9.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 12, "Brave New Government"
  10. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 180, "Genesis"
  11. Era Report: 3145, p. 92, "Julian Davion profile"

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