THE PALATI MONTEROSA
or The Court of Monterosa
Reformed in 111 SA
The Palati Monterosa sits at the very heart of both the Kingdom of Balian and the city of Atrus, acting as the seat of power for the House of Balian and its rulers. It stands alone in its status as a beacon of Humanity and Canonism in the searing hot deserts of Almaris, acting as a hub for politics, diplomacy, and nobility. Originally established under the governorship of Princess Eleanor of Alstion, the court has fallen into a state requiring new stewardship and guidance. This mantle has been passed unto the younger sister of our most glorious King, Princess Augustina Therosia. With this reform, it is the Governor who shall guide us into this new era for the Palati Monterosa.
THE GOVERNOR OF PALATI MONTEROSA
The Governor(ness) of Palati Monterosa possesses full administrative control over the court and grounds of the royal residence, only overruled by the Royal Consort or the Sovereign themselves. Tasked with ensuring all unoccupied internal council positions are filled and appropriately managed, the Governor should strive for nothing but perfection within the court, making certain that all staff in service practice orderly etiquette and carry out their duties appropriately. The Governor is also tasked with overseeing sessions of the Monarch’s court, addressing petitioners and calling courtiers to order.
The Governor should have an extensive knowledge of Balianese culture and courtly affairs, ensuring they set a good example for aspiring courtiers and fledgling nobility. This position can only be appointed by either the Royal Consort and the Sovereign.
The present Governor of Palati Monterosa is: Her Royal Highness, Princess Augustina Therosia Novellen @annanicole__
The Court Chamberlain of Palati Monterosa acts as second to the Governor, assisting them in the day-to-day administration of the royal residence and the palace grounds. However, they’re also specifically tasked with the management of all rooms and keys distributed among members of the royal family and courtiers. In the absence of the Governor, the Chamberlain does also stand in at all court functions and gatherings.
The present Court Chamberlain is: Franz Sarkozic, Viscount of Sapron
THE LORD CELEBRANT
The Lord (or Lady) Celebrant is charged with the creation, coordination, and hosting of events and revelries within the Palati Monterosa. They’re commonly aided in these tasks by the rest of the court, particularly the Governor and Chamberlain. The Lord Celebrant is also granted permission to hire further aid on behalf of the palace to help in the production of balls, feasts, etc. These individuals are known as Court Celebrants.
The present Lord/Lady Celebrant is: Nicoletta Varoche
THE LESSER COURT OF PALATI MONTEROSA
Aside from the council of three that administers the palace, a series of lesser-roles aid in ensuring the court maintains a sense of life and production Though not considered part of the aforementioned council, these chosen few provide integral commodities and support to the Palati Monterosa.. These roles include:
The Court Painter: [VACANT]
The Court Alchemist: @ed.mundo
The Court Mage: [VACANT?]
The Court Modiste: [VACANT]
The Court Historian: [VACANT]
THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD
HRM, the King of Balian, Alexander I @Shmeepicus
HRM, the Queen-consort of Balian, Yelena Novellen @bee
Their Royal Highness, Prince Hadrian Casimir Novellen of Balian @ErikAzog
Their Royal Highness, Prince Alexios Michael Novellen of Balian @peachcool
Their Royal Highness, the Princess Royal of Balian, Princess Elena Casimira Novellen of Balian @Madyyy
Their Royal Highness, Princess Lydia Antheia Novellen of Baliann @MunaZaldrizoti
Their Royal Highness, Costantia Irene Novellen @PrettyCuteAnna
Their Royal Highness, the Viscountess-consort of Salia, Princess Augustina Therosia Novellen @annanicole__
Their Royal Highness, the Archduke of the Petra, Prince Constantine Antonius Novellen @Eddywilson2
Their Royal Highness, Princess Persephone Maxima Novellen @SapphirePool
Decorum is of utmost necessity as with traditional etiquette. Varying statuses accompany the need for formalities that must be followed thoroughly. Those of a lower status must adhere to the correct address of their superior, never wavering from such. Presenting oneself in an orderly manner expresses the ability to adhere to regulations of etiquette and attire. Proper titles are therefore needed when addressing those of noble descent, or recognizing those of common descent. It is not proper to turn one’s back upon the Royal Household, or those of higher peerage rankings. To lay dormant upon a seat as the King or Queen enters the room is a breach of etiquette.
The southern heat is widely apparent in the lands of Balian, due to such, attire is adjusted as needed. As basics, breathable fabric is used in layers, woven affluently to status. It is common to wear a shawl that covers the majority of a person’s stature, as it provides warmth during the chilled nights and flow during the day.
Nobility will commonly adorn fabrics of prominently rich colours with jewels of gold hung against their robes. It is easy to distinguish a commoner from a noble, due to their jewels and fabric. Nobles will adorn more intricate fabrics in fanfare to show their status. The further details one’s attire embellishes, signals their wealth.
Commoners often don garbs of simplicity as it is less of a hassle during their work of trades. Basic colours of brown and grey are predominantly spread throughout the common class. No jewels or wealth is tied to their robes but if able, some decorations are hung from fabrics. The Qalasheen ‘Kiffiyeh’ may be sported, providing relief from the sun.
[For inquiries regarding vacant positions, attend the Palati Monterosa within the city of Atrus! (annanicole#0978) or send me a bird in game! (annie_ann)]
New Palace Discord will be out soon!
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, Augustina Therosia “The Snapdragon Princess” of Balian,
Dowager-Princess of Sedan, Viscountess-consort of Salia and Governess of the Palati Monterosa