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THE DUCHY OF STRAN

 

“Heirs to the Krajian Hetmans, Dukes of none but ourselves.” 
"Хеирс то тхе Крайиан Хетманс, Дукес оф ноне бут оурселвес."

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Established by,

THE DUCAL HOUSE OF IVANOVICH

On Tobias's Bounty, 1932

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.   GOVERNMENT

2.   NOBILITY & STYLES

3.   THE HOST OF ST. ARPAD

4.   FAITH OF THE VAŠKAN STEPPE

 

 


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The Duke of Stran greeting the Aaunic Envoy visiting the Vaškan Steppe, c. 1927.

 


GOVERNMENT

The government of Stran is broken up into two branches. The first branch being of the Duke’s Council acting as the administrative leadership of the Duchy. The latter branch being The Duma where all Raev dwelling under the Ducal Banner can come together and speak to the Duke. However, all power truly lies with the Duke of Stran. 

 

THE REIGNING DUKE

 

HIS GRACE, ISTVAN MATYAS IVANOVICH, DUKE OF STRAN, VOIVODE OF VAŠKA, COUNT OF PRAVETS, BARON OF VSENSK AND GODANSK, LORD OF ANDREGRAD, HETMAN OF THE HOST OF ST. ARPAD, PATRIARCH OF HOUSE IVANOVICH, KEEPER OF THE HUSSARIYA, AND THE PROTECTOR OF RAEV AND THE VAŠKAN STEPPE

 

R. 1932-Present

 

THE REIGNING DUCHESS

 

HER GRACE, IZABELA OF WARSOVIA, DUCHESS OF STRAN, VOIVODE OF VAŠKA, COUNTESS OF PRAVETS, BARONESS OF VSENSK AND GODANSK, LADY OF ANDREGRAD, HETMAN OF THE HOST OF ST. ARPAD, MATRIARCH OF HOUSE IVANOVICH, KEEPER OF THE HUSSARIYA, AND THE PROTECTOR OF RAEV AND THE VAŠKAN STEPPE

 

R. 1932-Present

 

THE DUKE’S COUNCIL

 

THE DUKE OF STRAN - Istvan I, Duke of Stran

The ruler of Stran, the Duke holds absolute authority over his lands; his word is supreme, and his wisdom is unquestioned. To ease the burden of managing his realm, the Duke has sought to establish a council made up of individuals with the ability to enforce his will and act as his representative in affairs on matters bestowed upon them by the Duke.

 

THE ATAMAN OF THE DUMA - Ser Arpad Ivanovich

The Ataman of the Duma holds authority over administrative governing duties of the Duchy, as bestowed upon them by the Duke. They are tasked with leading the Duke’s council as well as the Provincial Duma alongside the Duke. In the absence or inability of the Duke to perform his duties, the Ataman of the Duma will act as regent and head-of-state in the Duke’s stead. 

 

THE ATAMAN OF THE PEOPLE 

The right hand of the Ataman of the Duma is the Ataman of the People, they are tasked with representing the citizens of Stran and its territories. Furthermore they are responsible for guiding the wayward sons and daughters of Raev to the true raevir of Stran. 

 

THE ATAMAN OF THE HOST - Ser Rassvet Senko

The Ataman of the Host is the second in command in military affairs, answering only directly to the Duke. The Ataman is charged with the logistics and organization of the militant forces of Stran, keeping the lands of the Duke safe and advising His Grace on matters of warfare and security.

 

THE DUCAL MAGISTRATE

 

The Ducal Magistrate ensures that the Duke’s law and authority is upheld within his own lands. Aside from acting as the Duke’s chief  justice, the Magistrate is also responsible for the education and training of Stran’s youth so that they may serve their Duke and people well and proudly.

 

THE MASTER OF COIN  

In all matters stewardry, commerce, and investment, the Ataman of Coin acts as the Duke’s master of coin. The Ataman of Coin is responsible for overseeing the economy of Stran, establishing and settling of guilds, and administering the men and women in the service of the Duchy.

 

THE PROVINCIAL DUMA

 

Quite different compared to the Duke’s council, the Provincial Duma acts as the local government of the Duchy of Stran. When the Duma is called into session at the discretion of the Duke or Ataman of the Duma, all citizens of his realm regardless of rank or station are welcomed to petition the Ducal Throne, discuss current issues, and or debate legislation. 

 

 


NOBILITY & STYLES

The highest estate of the Duchy of Stran would be those of Nobility. While culturally raevir see all equal in the eyes of GODAN, those who go to great lengths to serve and improve the Duchy are rewarded for their service by the Ducal Throne. 

 

THE DUCAL DYNASTY 

The House Ivanovich finds its roots deeply connected to the Carrion Kings of Ruska and the Raevir people. long known for producing some of the most fierce warlords and knights throughout the annals of mankind, have once again through their might climbed to be named Dukes in their own right, destroying the local native population of the land they have now built their Duchy atop of. 

 

THE HOUSE IVANOVICH

His Grace, Istvan I of Stran

Her Grace, Izabela I of Stran

His Grace, Jan Ivanovich, Duke-Emeritus of Stran

Her Grace, Cressida Novellen-Aldersberg Ivanovich, Former Duchess of Stran 

His Lordship, Arpad Ivanovich, Baron of Cherskavy

Lord Vladric Ivanovich

Lady Elizaveta Ivanovich

Lady Viktoria Ivanovich

Lady Maria Ivanovich

Lady Anastaja Ivanovich

 

THE HOUSE NOVELLEN-ALDERSBERG 

The Most Honerable, George Novellen-Aldersberg

Her Grace, Cressida I of Stran  

Lord Jasper Novellen-Aldersberg
Lady Justine Novellen-Aldersberg

Lady Anne d’Arkent-Aldersberg 

 

THE SZLACHTA STRATA

Loyal and steadfast retainers of House Ivanovich through years of service to Jan Ivanovich have earned their place in his realm. The Szlachta Strata are the highest and most respected members of raevir society dwelling in the Vaškan Steppe, with their loyal service to the Duke they are granted certain rights and privileges compared to the lowborn Streltsy, such as personal heraldry and land most privileged. 

 

THE BARONIAL HOUSE PETROV

His Lordship, Pascal Petrov

Lady Urzula Petrov
Lord Dragoslav Petrov

Lady Antonija Petrov

Lady Myrilla Petrov

 

THE BARONIAL HOUSE RATISPORA

His Lordship, Ser Viktor Ratispora

Her Ladyship, Lina Wren Ratispora

Lord, Ser Ivan Ratispora

Lord Anton Ratispora
Lady Alina Ratispora

 

THE BARONIAL HOUSE VOLKOV

Her Ladyship, Anya Volkov
His Lordship, Ryba Volkov-Novikov
Lord Aleksandr Volkov
Lord Rafael Volkov

Lady Helina Volkov

Lady Irena Volkov

 

THE BARONIAL HOUSE KORVACZ

His Lordship, Ser Miklos Korvacz 
Her Ladyship, Roziska Korvacz 

Lord Ser Radu Korvacz

Lord Lorand Korvacz 

Lord Arisztid Korvacz 
Lady Xenia Korvacz 

Lady Ramona Korvacz 

Lady Marija Korvacz

 

 


THE HOST OF ST. ARPAD OF VILACZ

The standing army of the Duchy of Stran is the Host of St. Arpad, first founded in 1898 by the now Duke Jan I of Stran. It is known for its intimidating appearance, draconian tactics used on and off the field of battle, producing some of the most fierce Cossacks and Knights from their ranks, and unwavering loyalty to the Duke and his people. It is led by the Duke of Stran bearing the rank of Hetman and overseen by the Ataman of the Host acting in his stead. 

 

 


FAITH OF THE VAŠKAN STEPPE

The Raevir of Stran and any who dwell under the banner of Ivanovich adhere to the teachings and tenets of the sect of Canonism known as Ruskan Orthodoxy. The true heart of Ruskan Orthodoxy in the steppe is the Church of St. Theodosius of Istiam. 

 

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