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Here follows a list of ranks, titles and forms of address in the Empire of Indand. Each of the nine realms are free to decide themselves upon the full title of their nobles, however, this list is seen as the utmost basic forms of address and titles. See their independent pages for more information.

Ranks and titles

Sovereign

  • Emperor - The Emperor is the elected ruler of the Empire of Indand. The Emperor is elected by the nine rulers of the nine realms.

In no particular order:

  • King - The King is the monarch of one of the four kingdoms of Indand.
  • Grand Prince - The Grand Prince is the monarch of the Principality of Olmilea.
  • Archduke - The Archduke is the monarch of one of the three duchies of Indand.
  • Warden - The Warden is the ruler of the Coastal Region of Malorana.

Other sovereigns, royals, peerage, and nobility

In no particular order:

  • Crown Prince - The Crown Princess or Crown Princess is the heir to the throne of one of the nine realms.
  • Prince - Princes and princesses are usually directly related to the sovereign; either a spouse, kin or offspring.
  • Duke - Dukes are usually but not always of noble blood, thus related to the sovereign. Sovereigns commonly award the rank of duke to close friends (who already have other titles) or friends of friends. Dukes rule over provinces.
  • Count - Countship is usually rewarded to people that have no noble blood. Counts and countesses rule over counties.
  • Lord - Thanes, gentlemen and knights are usually lorded by the sovereign, dukes or princes. With lordship comes land and a place within a sovereign or duke's court.
  • Priest - Pastors of exceptional skill become priests.

Aristocracy and gentry

In no particular order:

  • Thane - Thanes are regarded as the highest honor which can be given to a warrior. Thanship is usually rewarded to who are already knights, however can be rewarded to commoners. Sovereigns, dukes, counts and princes can reward Thanship. Thanes get the title of "Ser," as with knights.
  • Knight - People who have proven themselves to sovereigns, dukes, counts and princes as capable warriors are knighted, and get the title of "Ser."
  • Gentleman - Commoners who win a sovereign, but usually dukes and counts' favor are rewarded the rank of gentleman (or mistress), and get the title of "Master" or "Mistress."

Forms of address

Sovereign

PositionOn envelopesSalutation in letterOral address
Emperor
Empress
His Gracious Majesty The Emperor
Her Gracious Majesty The Empress
Your Gracious Majesty"Your Majesty", and thereafter "Majesty"
King
Queen
His Highness The King
Her Highness The Queen
Your Highness"Your Highness", and thereafter "Sir/Ma'am"
Grand Prince
Grand Princess
His Highness The Grand Prince
Her Highness The Grand Princess
Your Highness"Your Highness", and thereafter "Sir/Ma'am"
Archduke
Archduchess
His Highness The Archduke
Her Highness The Archduchess
Your Highness"Your Highness", and thereafter "Sir/Ma'am"
WardenHis Lordship The Warden
Her Ladyship The Warden
Your Lordship
Your Ladyship
"Your Lordship/Your Ladyship", and thereafter "Sir/Ma'am"

Other sovereigns, royals, peerage, and nobility

PositionOn envelopesSalutation in letterOral address
Crown Prince
Crown Princess
His Grace The Crown Prince
Her Grace The Crown Princess
Your Grace"Your Grace", and thereafter as "Sir/Ma'am"
Prince
Princess
His Grace The Prince
Her Grace The Princess
Dear Prince
Dear Princess
"Prince/Princess", and thereafter "Sir/Ma'am"
Duke
Duchess
The Duke
The Duchess
Dear Duke
Dear Duchess
"Duke/Duchess", and thereafter "My Lord/My Lady"
Count
Countess
The Count
The Countess
Dear Count
Dear Countess
"Count/Countess", and thereafter "My Lord/My Lady"
Lord
Lady
My Lordship
My Ladyship
Dear Lord
Dear Lady
"My Lord/My Lady"
Priest
Priestess
His Eminence The Divine PriestYour Eminence"Your Eminence", and thereafter "Eminence"

Aristocracy and gentry

PositionOn envelopesSalutation in letterOral address
ThaneThe Thane John DoeMy Thane"My Thane", and thereafter as "My Lord/My Lady"
KnightSer John DoeDear Ser"My Lord/My Lady"
GentlemenMaster John Doe
Mistress Jane Doe
Master John Doe
Mistress Jane Doe
"Master/Mistress"

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