Nobility

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[edit] Overview

Nobility is a state-privileged status which is generally hereditary. [1] This ruling system (known as feudalism) was once the source of power in the ancient time on Terra. With the expansion to the Stars and beyond it was reborn. It was the solution to the problem of the slow, inflexible behemoth of bureaucracy. The system is based on the exchange of responsibility and power. The ruler delegates some of his power to a his clan or trusted persons. The person answers to the ruler and is the representative of the state in their territory. Many titles were granted as a sign for outstanding accomplishments or as a gift.

[edit] Terran Hegemony

Knight (former title)
Baron
Count
Earl (former title)
Marquess
Duke [2]

[edit] Federated Suns

Knight[3]
Baron
Count
Duke
Marquess

[edit] Lyran Alliance

Knight[4]
Baron
Graf
Landgrave
Margrave
Duke

[edit] Draconis Combine

Samurai[5]
Shugo
Tozama Daimyo
Daimyo
Shogun

[edit] Free Worlds League

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[edit] Capellan Confederation

Diem [6]
Lord
Mandrinn
Shonso
Lama
Duke

[edit] Magistracy of Canopus

Frones [7]
Durachi
Girin

[edit] Taurian Concordat

Knight
Baron
Count
Earl
Marquess
Duke [8]

[edit] Marian Hegemony

Patricians[9]

[edit] Outworlds Alliance

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[edit] References

  1. [1] 'Nobility' entry for Wikipedia
  2. Star League Sourcebook, p.23
  3. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p.102
  4. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p.90
  5. Classic BattleTech Companion, p.208
  6. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p.60
  7. The Periphery, 2nd Edition (sourcebook), p.32
  8. Periphery
  9. Handbook Major Periphery, p. 153

[edit] Bibliography