Royalty and Nobility

From ErfWiki

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Known Noble Units: Removed Sylvia as she started as a Stabber. Added some Faq Warlords.)
 
(10 intermediate revisions not shown)
Line 3: Line 3:
Royal and Noble [[Unit]]s have slightly stronger stats and [[Level]] faster than normal Units.{{erf|1|079a}} [[City|Cities]] ruled by Royals may [[Pop]] Nobles and more Royals.
Royal and Noble [[Unit]]s have slightly stronger stats and [[Level]] faster than normal Units.{{erf|1|079a}} [[City|Cities]] ruled by Royals may [[Pop]] Nobles and more Royals.
-
Generally speaking, Nobles have a title designating their social status, such as [[Duke Nozzle]], Count [[Vinny Doombats]], or Viscount [[Caesar Borgata]]. Other likely titles would be Baron, Earl, or Marquis. The word [[Lord]] has been used for both noble and [[caster]] [[unit]]s, but not Royal units.
+
Nobles have a title designating their social status, such as [[Duke Nozzle]], Count [[Vinny Doombats]], or Viscount [[Caesar Borgata]]. "[[Lord]]" and "[[Lady]]" have been used for both noble and [[caster]] [[unit]]s (as well as [[Parson]]), but not Royal units.
== Royal Ideals ==
== Royal Ideals ==
-
[[King Slately]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 42]]}} listed the following '''Royal Ideals''' implying by the ellipsis that there are more than those listed here. (presumably the missing list includes [[Duty]])  Since [[Loyalty]] is also a [[unit]]'s attribute, the others may be as well.
+
[[King Slately]] {{ref|[[LIAB Text 42]]}} listed the following '''Royal Ideals''', implying by the ellipsis that there are more than those listed here. (Presumably the missing list includes [[Duty]].)  Since [[Loyalty]] is also a [[unit]]'s attribute, the others may be as well.
* Honor
* Honor
* sacrifice
* sacrifice
Line 15: Line 15:
* [[loyalty]]
* [[loyalty]]
* bravery
* bravery
 +
 +
Some Royals subscribe to the ideology of [[Royalism]], the belief that they were meant by the [[Titans]] to rule over Erfworld, and that non-royal and non-noble units are not fit to rule. These beliefs are challenged by the ideology of [[Toolism]], which emphasizes atunement to the [[Arkentools]] as the ultimate source of divine right to rule.
==Known Royal Units==
==Known Royal Units==
 +
[[Barbarian]]
 +
* [[Empress Saltina]] - a [[Thinkamancer]]
[[Faq]]
[[Faq]]
-
* [[King Banhammer]] - Croaked
+
* [[King Banhammer]] - [[Croaked]]
* [[Queen]] [[Jillian Zamussels]] (formerly Princess {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 27]]}} )
* [[Queen]] [[Jillian Zamussels]] (formerly Princess {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 27]]}} )
Line 28: Line 32:
* [[King County]] - Croaked
* [[King County]] - Croaked
* [[Don King]]
* [[Don King]]
-
** (unnamed) son & (unnamed) daughter
+
** (unnamed) son - Croaked
 +
** (unnamed) daughter - Croaked
[[Jetstone]]
[[Jetstone]]
-
* [[King Slately]]
+
* [[King Slately]] - Croaked
 +
** [[King Slately]]'s Ditto - "Poof"ed (deceased)
 +
* [[King Tramennis]] (formerly Prince)
 +
* Prince [[Ansom]] - Croaked & [[Decrypted]], renounced title
 +
* Prince [[Ossomer]] - Croaked & Decrypted, then [[Turned]], then [[Dusted]]
* Prince [[Forthewin]] - Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}{{ref|[[LIAB Text 50]]}}
* Prince [[Forthewin]] - Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}{{ref|[[LIAB Text 50]]}}
-
* Prince [[Ansom]] - Decrypted
 
-
* Prince [[Ossomer]] - Decrypted and Dusted
 
-
* Prince [[Tramennis]]
 
* Prince [[Wonderloaf]] - Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince [[Wonderloaf]] - Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince Titas - Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince Titas - Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince Victor (first son of Slately) - presumably Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince Victor (first son of Slately) - presumably Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince Lustrius (third son of Slately) - presumably Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
* Prince Lustrius (third son of Slately) - presumably Croaked {{ref|[[LIAB Text 33]]}}
-
 
[[Haggar]]
[[Haggar]]
Line 46: Line 51:
* Prince [[Sammy]] - Croaked
* Prince [[Sammy]] - Croaked
-
[[Unaroyal]]
+
[[Unaroyal]] (side destroyed)
-
*[[Queen Bea]] - Croaked
+
*[[Queen Bea]] - [[Disbanded]] (via [[Portal]] to the [[Magic Kingdom]])
-
*[[Princess Cruz]] - Decrypted, Destroyed
+
*[[Princess Cruz]] - Decrypted, Dusted
 +
 
 +
[[Firstpost]]
 +
* [[Queen Post]]
 +
* (Prince) [[Crush]]
 +
 
 +
[[Squashcourt]]
 +
* King [[Scrofula]]
 +
* Prince [[Axe Bodyspray]]
 +
* Prince [[Racket]] (Deceased)
 +
 
 +
[[Homekey]]
 +
* King [[Posbrake]]
 +
* Prince [[Pluss]] (traded to [[Follywood]]
 +
 
 +
[[Delkey]]
 +
* King [[Minus]]
 +
* Prince [[Creen]]
 +
 
 +
[[Seaworld]]
 +
* Queen [[Eliteabit]]
==Known Noble Units==
==Known Noble Units==
Line 57: Line 82:
[[Gobwin Knob]]
[[Gobwin Knob]]
-
* [[Archduke Ferdinand]] - (origins unknown) Uncroaked, Destroyed
+
* [[Archduke Ferdinand]] - (origins unknown) [[Uncroaked]], [[Dusted]]
[[Sofa King]]
[[Sofa King]]
* [[Duke Nozzle]] - Croaked
* [[Duke Nozzle]] - Croaked
-
[[Jetstone]]/[[Gobwin Knob]]
+
[[Jetstone]]
-
* Duke [[Adam Antium]] - Decrypted
+
* Duke [[Adam Antium]] - [[Decrypted]]
-
* Duke [[Lacrosse]] - Decrypted
+
* Duke [[Lacrosse]] - Decrypted, Currently MIA Presumed Dusted
-
* Countess [[Artemis]] of [[Firestone]]
+
* Countess [[Artemis]] of [[Firestone]] - Decrypted
 +
* Count [[Downer]] - Decrypted
-
[[FAQ]]
+
[[Faq]]
* Earl [[Chip Tunage]] of [[Otoh]] of [[Faq]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 27]]}} - Croaked
* Earl [[Chip Tunage]] of [[Otoh]] of [[Faq]] {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 27]]}} - Croaked
* Countess [[Hedda Splode]] - Croaked
* Countess [[Hedda Splode]] - Croaked
Line 73: Line 99:
* Countess [[Marika Neagle]] - Croaked
* Countess [[Marika Neagle]] - Croaked
-
==Possible Noble Units==
+
[[Delkey]]
-
 
+
* Duke [[Robert Dinero]] - a [[Moneymancer]]
-
Some, but seemingly not all, Casters have the title of Lord or Lady, and may be Noble Units.
+
-
 
+
-
* Lord [[Ace Hardware]] - [[Jetstone]], [[Caster]]
+
-
[[Delphie Temple]] is referred to as the Lady Temple, but is known not to be a sister/daughter of other Goodminton Nobles. This shows that casters are not by default noble, and the title of Lord/Lady can be purely honorific in nature. This could be perhaps because she was at one point [[Chief Caster]].
+
[[Seaworld]]
 +
* Duke [[Joseph Forecastle]]
==Known Ignoble Units==
==Known Ignoble Units==
Line 88: Line 112:
=Speculation=
=Speculation=
-
Royals can probably only be created in a [[capital]] city, while Nobles can be created in any city which is part of a [[side]] led by a Royal. It probably takes longer to create a Royal than any other type of unit, though [[Turnamancy]] can accelerate this process.  The social rank of a Noble probably correlates to the size of the city in which he was popped, so a Duke comes from a big city, (maybe the Capital) and a Viscount comes from a very small city. [[Caesar Borgata]], a Viscount, is described as being "barely a Noble", suggesting that a Duke is likely to have slightly higher initial stats than a Count, who is likely to be slightly higher than a Viscount.
+
On a royal side, Royals might only be popped in a [[capital]] city, while Nobles would be created in any other city which is part of a Royal [[side]]. It is possible that sides ruled by Nobles have a further diluted variation of this mechanic, enabling Nobles to be popped in the capital as the ruler's own progeny, but nowhere else. Royals and Nobles are presumably only created when popping commanders, since Delkey was snobby towards Homekey for [[promoting]] Warlords instead of popping them. It might take longer to create a Royal than it does a Noble, and longer to create a Noble than a non-Noble (though [[Turnamancy]] can accelerate this process).  The social rank of a Noble probably correlates to the size of the city in which he was popped, so a Duke comes from a big city (maybe the capital), and a Viscount comes from a very small city. [[Caesar Borgata]], a Viscount, is described as being "barely a Noble", suggesting that a Duke is likely to have slightly higher initial stats than a Count, who is likely to be slightly higher than a Viscount.  
It's possible free will is a innate trait to Royals, as most of the non-Ruler royals are described as ornery and contrary to their progenitor's wishes.
It's possible free will is a innate trait to Royals, as most of the non-Ruler royals are described as ornery and contrary to their progenitor's wishes.
-
Many Royal and Noble Characters (especially [[Prince Ansom]] before his Decryption) believe Royalty and Nobility are the signs of [[Titans|Titanic]] mandate to rule. In fact, the purpose of [[Royal Crown Coalition]] was to defend this belief against [[Stanley]], who believes Titans favor those with the [[Arkentools]]. Since no known Royal are Casters, it may be that these two groups are mutually exclusive.
+
Many Royal and Noble Characters (especially [[Prince Ansom]] before his Decryption) believe Royalty and Nobility are the signs of [[Titans|Titanic]] mandate to rule. In fact, the purpose of the [[Royal Crown Coalition]] was to defend this belief against [[Stanley]], who believes Titans favor those with the [[Arkentools]].
 +
 
 +
All known Royals are warlords, but it has been implied that it is possible for Royals to be Casters as well. [[Wanda]] may be an example of a Noble Caster and Empress Saltina is likely an example of a Royal caster.
 +
 
 +
The only Noble titles seen thus far are Duke, Count, Viscount, and possibly [[Lord|Lord/Lady]]. Other potential titles could include Baron, Earl, or Marquis.
 +
 
 +
==Possible Noble Units==
 +
 
 +
Some, but seemingly not all, [[Caster]]s have the title of [[Lord]] or [[Lady]], and ''may'' be Noble.
 +
 
 +
* Lady [[Wanda Firebaugh]] - Originally of [[Goodminton]], now serves [[Gobwin Knob]]; [[Croakamancer]]
 +
* Lord [[Ace Hardware]] - decrypted; Originally of [[Jetstone]], now serves [[Gobwin Knob]]; [[Dollamancer]]
 +
* Lady [[Delphie Temple]] - [[Goodminton]], [[Predictamancer]]; [[Croaked]] - She is referred to as "the Lady Temple", but is known not to be sister to Wanda and [[Tommy]] Firebaugh or daughter of [[Overlord Firebaugh]]. This does not rule out the possibility that she was originally [[pop]]ped by a different [[side]] and later [[turned]], and thus she ''may'' be Noble. It is also possible that not all Casters, Warlords, and/or Nobles popped by a [[Ruler]] are considered progeny of that Ruler - it may be another random chance, just as some Warlords pop as Casters and some units pop as Noble. Alternatively, she may be called Lady by virtue of having been [[Chief Caster]], or because she was an [[Adept-class]] Predictamancer.
 +
 
Line 99: Line 136:
[[Category:Erfworld Culture]]
[[Category:Erfworld Culture]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
 +
[[Category:Royal]]
[[Category:Speculation]]
[[Category:Speculation]]

Latest revision as of 16:28, 21 July 2014

Contents

[edit] Proposed Canon

Royal and Noble Units have slightly stronger stats and Level faster than normal Units.Erf-b1-p079aSame-site.PNG Cities ruled by Royals may Pop Nobles and more Royals.

Nobles have a title designating their social status, such as Duke Nozzle, Count Vinny Doombats, or Viscount Caesar Borgata. "Lord" and "Lady" have been used for both noble and caster units (as well as Parson), but not Royal units.

[edit] Royal Ideals

King Slately LIAB Text 42 listed the following Royal Ideals, implying by the ellipsis that there are more than those listed here. (Presumably the missing list includes Duty.) Since Loyalty is also a unit's attribute, the others may be as well.

  • Honor
  • sacrifice
  • dignity
  • decorum
  • station
  • ...
  • loyalty
  • bravery

Some Royals subscribe to the ideology of Royalism, the belief that they were meant by the Titans to rule over Erfworld, and that non-royal and non-noble units are not fit to rule. These beliefs are challenged by the ideology of Toolism, which emphasizes atunement to the Arkentools as the ultimate source of divine right to rule.

[edit] Known Royal Units

Barbarian

Faq

Gobwin Knob

Transylvito

Jetstone

Haggar

Unaroyal (side destroyed)

Firstpost

Squashcourt

Homekey

Delkey

Seaworld

[edit] Known Noble Units

Transylvito

Gobwin Knob

Sofa King

Jetstone

Faq

Delkey

Seaworld

[edit] Known Ignoble Units

Kingdom of Faq

  • Jack Snipe - Jack (or Knave) was his title, not his name; this indicates a position of a servant. It is not a military rank or official position, however, and fulfills the same purpose of a noble title. Practically, Snipe enjoyed the same treatment as Lady Wanda Firebaugh, as both were Casters. That he is given a title at all is interesting, as it is seemingly rare; most non-noble units simply use military ranks for the purposes of hierarchy and social interaction.

[edit] Speculation

On a royal side, Royals might only be popped in a capital city, while Nobles would be created in any other city which is part of a Royal side. It is possible that sides ruled by Nobles have a further diluted variation of this mechanic, enabling Nobles to be popped in the capital as the ruler's own progeny, but nowhere else. Royals and Nobles are presumably only created when popping commanders, since Delkey was snobby towards Homekey for promoting Warlords instead of popping them. It might take longer to create a Royal than it does a Noble, and longer to create a Noble than a non-Noble (though Turnamancy can accelerate this process). The social rank of a Noble probably correlates to the size of the city in which he was popped, so a Duke comes from a big city (maybe the capital), and a Viscount comes from a very small city. Caesar Borgata, a Viscount, is described as being "barely a Noble", suggesting that a Duke is likely to have slightly higher initial stats than a Count, who is likely to be slightly higher than a Viscount.

It's possible free will is a innate trait to Royals, as most of the non-Ruler royals are described as ornery and contrary to their progenitor's wishes.

Many Royal and Noble Characters (especially Prince Ansom before his Decryption) believe Royalty and Nobility are the signs of Titanic mandate to rule. In fact, the purpose of the Royal Crown Coalition was to defend this belief against Stanley, who believes Titans favor those with the Arkentools.

All known Royals are warlords, but it has been implied that it is possible for Royals to be Casters as well. Wanda may be an example of a Noble Caster and Empress Saltina is likely an example of a Royal caster.

The only Noble titles seen thus far are Duke, Count, Viscount, and possibly Lord/Lady. Other potential titles could include Baron, Earl, or Marquis.

[edit] Possible Noble Units

Some, but seemingly not all, Casters have the title of Lord or Lady, and may be Noble.

Go To:
Personal tools