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The Curonian Reconstruction Act of 1721

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The Curonian Reconstruction Act

 

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Issued and Confirmed on 6th of the Deep Cold, 1721


 

The Kingdom of Curonia is among the most vast and diverse realms of Arcas. Since arriving on Arcas, the Bear’s domain has continued to expand, including more titles, territories, and peoples. Over the past decade, the kingdom has experienced two regencies, and four kings. His Majesty, Pierce I Devereux, elected by the wisdom of the council, crowned under the light of God, and guided by the paragons and virtues, determines that it is necessary to reconstruct the feudal order of the Kingdom of Curonia.

 

In his great and graceful wisdom, the King sees a disorderly realm, rife with defunct titles, and unwarranted lordships. He sees fit to restore the meaning and value of the Curonian peers, and to further clarify the agreement between lord and vassal.

 

In the process of reconstruction, King Pierce sees fit to reaffirm or destroy the letters patent and titles granted by his predecessors to the nobles of the realm, and to establish new titles to reflect the modern reality of Curonia.
 


 

His Majesty, the King of Curonia sees fit to recognize and affirm the following letters and titles:

 

His Majesty recognizes and affirms the letters patent for the Barony of Artois, and confirms that indeed the patriarch of House Halcourt shall remain the Baron of Artois.

 

His Majesty recognizes and affirms the letters patent for the Barony of Drakov, and confirms that indeed the patriarch of House Draskovits shall remain the Baron of Drakov.

 

His Majesty recognizes and affirms the letters patent for the Barony of Barmount, and confirms that indeed the patriarch of House Landes shall remain the Baron of Barmount. 

 

His Majesty, the King of Curonia sees fit to destroy and absorb the following letters and titles:

 

His Majesty destroys and absorbs the letters patent for the Barony of Hallowfell, and confirms that indeed, the King shall hold the title Baron of Hallowfell, until such a time that he sees fit to return the title to one of his vassals.

 

His Majesty destroys and absorbs the letters patent for the County of Arbor, and confirms that indeed, the King shall hold the title Count of Arbor, until such a time that he sees fit to return the title to one of his vassals

 

His Majesty destroys and absorbs the letters patent for the County of Albion, and confirms that indeed, the King shall hold the title Count of Albion, until such a time that he sees fit to return the title to one of his vassals

 

His Majesty, the King of Curonia sees fit to establish and enfeoff the following titles and Houses, providing them with letters patent at his leisure:

 

His Majesty establishes the titles for the County of Oldenburg, and confirms that indeed, the patriarch of the House of Draskovits shall remain the Count of Oldenburg.

 

His Majesty establishes the titles for the Barony of Frosthold, and confirms that indeed the patriarch of the House of Harkness shall remain the Baron of Frosthold.

 

His Majesty establishes the titles for the Barony of Northgarde, and confirms that indeed the Patriarch of House Calafroy shall remain the Baron of Northgarde.

 

His Majesty establishes the titles for Piastdom of Volin, and confirms that indeed the elected leader of the House Vilchyc shall remain the Piast of the Volin.

 

His Majesty, the King of Curonia sees fit to recognize and affirm the following titles, granted to the nobles of the court, for service directly to the Crown, during the reign of King Wilhelm I Devereux.

 

His Majesty recognizes the court title Count of Laria, and confirms that indeed, the Patriarch of House Falkenrath shall remain the Count of Laria.

 

His Majesty recognizes the court title Count of Astorga, and confirms that indeed, the Patriarch of House de Alba shall remain the Count of Astorga.

 

His Majesty recognizes the court title Baron of Alsace, and confirms that indeed, the Patriarch of House Ragnarson shall remain the Baron of Alsace.


 

Over the years, the populations and landholders of the Kingdom of Curonia have shifted and altered, leaving new and ambitious individuals managing territory within the Bear’s Domain, in the name of the King. His Majesty the King therefore sees fit to appoint these individuals to administer and oversee portions of his domain.

 

His Majesty sees fit to establish the territory of Albion and to appoint the Baron of Frosthold as the Castellan of Albion.

 

His Majesty sees fit to establish the territory of Avernia and to appoint the Count of Laria, Ser Atreus Falkenrath as the Castellan of Avernia.

 

His Majesty sees fit to establish the territory of Alsace, and to appoint the Baron of Barmount, Ser Everette Landes as the Castellan of Alsace.

 

His Majesty sees fit to establish the territory of Ursidae, and to appoint the Grand Knight, Ser Angelo de Alba, as the Castellan of the Ursidae Stronghold.

 

The reconstruction of Curonian titles and peerage has altered the feudal hierarchy of the Kingdom to reflect the modern reality of the Bear’s Domain. The King therefore sees fit to recognize the legacy of service various Houses have provided to the Crown and to the House of Devereux. He establishes three tiers of families within the Kingdom, through which families may ascend over generations of service and loyalty. Houses included within any of the tiers, who do not hold noble titles, shall be recognized as holding equivalent rank to the gentry of the Kingdom.

 

His Majesty the King recognizes the following Houses as his vassals and as Ancient Curonian Houses.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Falkenrath as an Ancient House, for their many generations of service and loyalty to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House de Alba as an Ancient House, for their many generations of service and loyalty to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Draskovits as an Ancient House, for their many generations of service and loyalty to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Halcourt as an Ancient House, for their many generations of service and loyalty to the crown.

 

His Majesty the King recognizes the following Houses as his vassals and as Elder Curonian Houses.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Silversteed as an Elder House, for their many generations of service to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Ironwood as an Elder House, for their many generations of service to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Ragnarson as an Elder House, for their generations of service and loyalty to the crown.

 

His Majesty the King Recognizes the following Houses as his vassals and as Greater Curonian Houses.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Vilchyc as a Greater House, for their loyalty and service to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Harkness as a Greater House, for their loyalty and service to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Landes as a Greater House, for their loyalty and service to the crown

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Noveaux as a Greater House, for their loyalty and service to the crown.

 

His Majesty recognizes the House of Calafroy as a Greater House, for their loyalty and service to the crown.


 

With the establishment of a formal system of vassals, peers, and territories, His Majesty the King has knowingly and willingly created a hierarchy of power, by which he may delegate and distribute authority to his many vassals. In trusting his vassals with authority in his Domain, the King demands that they recognize and fulfill their responsibilities to the King, Crown, and people.

 

Understanding that the crown shall protect their houses, the vassals of House Devereux shall abide and rule according to the following terms and principles:

 

They shall rally nothing less than the full extent of their military authority upon the demand of the King.

 

They shall maintain peace and loyalty to the King within their territories.

 

They shall obey and enforce the King’s laws and demands.

 

They shall answer the King’s summons.

 

They shall maintain a levy befitting their noble status.

 

They shall negotiate and pay taxes to the king.

 

They shall allow the crown to enact foreign policy as he sees fit, on their behalf.

 

They shall recognize and accept that the crown may create, abolish, and revoke titles and ranks at his leisure, according to the lawful ordinances of the Kingdom of Curonia.
 


 

The following vassals are summoned to swear fealty to King Pierce I and House Devereux, in the Royal Court, if they have not already. They sign this document recognizing their Houses as bound Vassals to the House of Devereux, and their territories as within the Bear’s Domain, for posterity.

 

Ancient Houses:

 

His Lordship of the Courts, Atreus Falkenrath, the Count of Laria, and Castellan of Avernia

His Lordship of the Courts, Ser Angelo de Alba, the Count of Astorga, and Castellan of the Ursidae Stronghold

His Lordship, Veres Draskovits, the Count of Oldenburg

His Lordship, Claudius Halcourt, the Baron of Artois

 

Elder Houses:


Beyarin Silversteed

Ajax Ironwood

Her Ladyship of the Courts, Astrid Ragnarson, the Baron of Alsace

 

Greater Houses:

 

His Lordship, Gawain Harkness, the Baron of Frosthold

His Lordship, Ser Everette Landes, the Baron of Barmount and Castellan of Alsace

Her Ladyship of the Courts, Dame Klaudia Noveaux

His Lordship, Aran Calafroy, the Baron of Northgarde

Svetovid Vilchyc, Piast of Volin
 


 

Signed,

HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, Pierce I of the House of Devereux, King of Curonia, Duke of Curon and Umbra, Count of Avalain, Baron of Arisan, Blackreach, Rivia and Vasile, Lord of Bear Mountain and Blackden

 

Edited by KosherZombie

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Gawain Harkness signs the act, in a large bold signature, with his finest penmanship, in true Harkness fashion.
Gawain Harkness, Baron of Frosthold

Edited by Man814

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Ajax Ironwood Signs the Document “Iron from ash!” He uses an iron-infused ink, giving a red tint to his name

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 Svetovid carefuly signs the document, feeling pressure of each letter noted down. Possibly bright future forming before him.

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Vères signs.

”His Lordship, Ser Vères Draskovits, Count of Oldenburg, Baron of Drakov, Knight of the Order of Ursus, Captain of the Royal Army of Curonia”

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Klaudia signs the document “Ave Curonia” 

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Alexander II Merentel gets angry when he hears that his ancestral title is being now held by the King of Curonia and he then decides to name the castle located in the County of Vintas as The Castle of Hallowfell, in memory of the ancestral seat of the House of Merentel in the Isles of Axios.

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Nicholas Keint would be disappointed to learn that the Kingdom of Curonia has absorbed the ascentional title of the House of Merentel, "Baron of Hallowfell", even though Curonia and Cascadia reached an agreement in the War of the Two Emperors

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Ser Everette Landes signs the document,  with a smile on his face before whispering “Ave Curon.”

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Beyarin Silversteed signs the document. ”Ave Curonia!” He shouts afterwards.

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Captain Haense frowns “Imagine taking all your vassal titles to beef up your signature”

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3 hours ago, _CorruptedSoul_ said:

Klaudia signs the document “Ave Curonia” 

“I think we need a slogan dear” The old Haenstic Knight said to his wife

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HIS EXCELLENCY, Angelo of House de Alba,Grand Knight of the Order of Ursus,

Count of Astorga & Castellan of Ursidae Stronghold, signs the document.

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