|#1zombiegleemaxJan 24, 2004 13:36:20||What are the main noble houses and the main politcal powers in Ergoth, after SC. Are there Great Houses with noble families? (i imagine that) How the Solamnian noble class could built in the ruling system of that new age? |
I want to represent the dominant figures of the possibly political palet:
There have to be followers in main Ergoth who think the kingdom should follow the anciant ways of Ackal Ergot, just do the northern province of Ackal.
While there have to be representatives of the not so radical idea: the aim is to reach the glory of the empire of the Quivalin dinasty. That second group should be the strongest power in the empire, i think it is a conservative group. I found that the Lord of Castle Crimson, who is the member of the senate is the supporters of the thief guilds and qualinesti refugee, while dislikes the solamnian imigrants.
The politics of the Redics have to be near to the golden middle, but i think with a conservative attitude.
And there have to be the supporters of the new, Solamnian-affected state, they have to be the freethinker, or liberalist merchants.
And there should be a small group who belive in the supremancy of the knights.
|#2ferratusJan 24, 2004 14:44:06|
Originally posted by Arkozd
The Solamnic noble structure and the Ergothian noble structure are almost identical, which is not suprising given the fact that Solamnia is a breakaway of Ergoth. They both have noble houses, who participate in senates. The Ergothian nobility have only one senate, while the Solamnic city-states each have a senate for their noble class. I imagine that the Ergothians place a emphasis on birth, while the Solamnic noble classes are based on wealth. The noble classes in Ergoth swear fealty to the Emperor, while the Solamnic Nobles swear fealty to a king (or in lieu of a king) the Solamnic Knighthood.
I imagine they are there. However, I imagine that they do not spread their views openly, given that the Ackal barbarians are currently the greatest threat to Ergothian Empire.
I never would have connected the two myself, but I could certainly see it now, with the appropriate amount of conflict. The courting of thieves and elves doesn't mesh entirely well with imperial ideals, but I could see an "ends justify the means" type of attitude.
Yep, and probably a strong desire for a Solamnic exodus as well. Remember, the rank and file of Solamnic society didn't come to Ergoth, IMO. What came were the artists, the philosophers, the scholars, the scribes and the noble houses that didn't fit in with the Nerekan regime in Palanthas. So it isn't anything that will change the nation profoundly, but they will have a strong intellectual impact on the court. I don't like making historical comparisons, but it might be like Peter the Great introducing french culture to Russia.
The nobles will probably all leave for Solamnia very quickly after the Nerekans are tossed out, but I imagine that the rest who rely on the Emperor or Ergothian nobles for their bread and butter will probably linger on for decades.
Given the actions of the Knighthood lately, probably chief among those are the Solamnic Knights themselves. Damn opportunistic, cowardly, scheming woms.
EDIT: That's supposed to be "worms" but you know what? They don't even merit an "R". ;)