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7th-Apr-2004 05:26 pm
i'm running a game with a feudal society but data on feudal society that's available online is conflicting and complex and i don't need to be all that accurate so i set up a simplified noble ranking here:

noble ranks -
king/queen - kingdom
prince/princess - principality
duke/duchess - duchy
baron/baroness - barony

the church will be important too, so i set up church ranks similar to those of the RC church here:
church ranks -
bishop of *capitol city name here* (pope basically)

i'd like to set up paladin ranks that have a military/religious sound to them but i'm drawing a blank and suggestions for titles would be welcome. the highest ranking paladin would be equal in rank to a cardinal, there is no "pope of paladins", and i think i want the lowest rank of paladin to be deacon as it is for the clergy.

anyway, suggestions?
7th-Apr-2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
Templar of the (INSERT NAME HERE)

7th-Apr-2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
cool, that works great.
7th-Apr-2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
These rankings (highest to initiate) might be useful starting places -


Grand Master
Knight Penetent
Sword Brother
7th-Apr-2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
those are really good too.
7th-Apr-2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
hi. your local Middle Ages geek here. Feudalism is rather a bit more complicated than a simple linear hierarchy of royalty, dukes and barons... but i kind of get the feeling you don't care. if you DO want to know more, tell me and i'll see if i can explain it, or if i find my wording will be too confusing i can definitely easily copy a good explanation from someplace else. the manorial system too.
7th-Apr-2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
oh, and i forgot to mention--i don't know too much about the church, despite my deep adoration of Gothic cathedrals (hell, even my AIM screen name is the name of an aspect of Gothic architecture)... so i'm sorry that i can't help you there... i do know a little bit about Medieval monasteries though, if you want to know about that...

*goes off to fantasize about Notre Dame de Paris*
7th-Apr-2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
its not that i don't care, but i'm not sure its necessary. i am interested in hearing more. lemme have it.
8th-Apr-2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
I have a book called "Life in a Medieval City" that's pretty good. I believe it's still in print. It's light reading but good for reference to day to day flavor and such.

I looked up the particulars for you in case you're interested:

Authors: Joseph Gies , Frances Gies
Released: 30 October, 1981
ISBN: 0060908807

I've seen it for sale for about 10 bucks. Good luck.
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