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Titles of Nobility
for the
Kingdom of Cormyr
by Rank

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King/Queen
Prince/Princess
Duke/Duchess
Marchion/Marchioness
Earl/Countess
Viscount/Viscountess
Baron/Baroness
Baronet/Baronetess
Knight

"Marchion" was the official title for the ruler of the city of Mirabar.[1][2][3][4][5][note 1] The title was a hereditary one.[4][5]

The title was also used in the kingdom of Cormyr for lords of border territories and was a rank of great honor. Marchions were below dukes in rank and above counts or earls. The feminine form of the word was "marchioness".[6]

"Marchion" was a word in the Common tongue. In the Chondathan language, the word was mahrsar (pronounced: /ˈmɑːrsærMAR-sarr). In Chondathan, the word for "marchioness" was mahrsara.[7]

Notable Marchions & MarchionessesEdit

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. According to the Forgotten Realms Style Guide, "marchion" is a term unique to the Forgotten Realms. In the real world, the corresponding term is "marquis" or "marquess" and referred to the ruler of a march. The feminine version of the word is "marchioness".

ReferencesEdit

  1. Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 114. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  3. slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Cities and Civilization). (TSR, Inc), pp. 25–28. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 50–51. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  6. Brian Cortijo (January 2012). “Crowns and Mantles: The Ranks and Titles of Cormyr”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #407 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 21.
  7. Brian Cortijo (January 2012). “Crowns and Mantles: The Ranks and Titles of Cormyr”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #407 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 22.
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