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The Peerage of Sydalon is a hereditary distinction in the Sydalene nobility that encompasses a small number of individual nobles. Titles in the Peerage of Sydalon are held by the most prestigious, and highest-ranking indiviudals of Sydalene nobility. This differs from other peerage systems abroad that encompass nearly all titled nobility. The title of Peer of Sydalon is an additional honorific granted to those that are domain monarchs, princes of the blood holding an appanage, and princes of the blood holding a titular ducal title.


At the creation of the Kingdom of Sydalon after the First Crusade in 1237, a number of fiefs were granted by the Pope or Monarch of Sydalon. Originally, 13 fiefdoms were granted below the Monarch and are collectively known as ancient peers. These peers were attached to specific fief and territorial designation and were the chief vassals of the Monarch. Of these original 13 peers, only 6 remain extant with 5 currently functioning as modern domains in Sydalon. The remainder have since merged into the crown. As the highest remaining peer in precedence, the Prince of Montgisard is the most senior and most prestigious Peer of Sydalon.

The traditional thirteen peers are (in order of precedence):

  1. Prince of Ostracine
  2. Prince of Montgisard
  3. Duke of Philippopolis
  4. Duke of Toron
  5. Duke of Hayan
  6. Duke of Vescera
  7. Duke of Esebon
  8. Count of Melfi
  9. Count of Batroun
  10. Count of Rema
  11. Count of Belveer
  12. Count of Cuicul
  13. Count of Mirabel

Types of peers

Ancient peers

Within their domains, peers collect revenue from land dues, property, and salaries from offices held at the royal level. Peers play a key role in the anointing of the Monarch and are granted other dignities, such as the right to audience with the Monarch at time of convenience, attend sessions of Parliament at their leisure, and serve as chief executive within their respective domains. Of the original peers, only the Prince of Montgisard (simultaniously as the Duke of Vescera), Duke of Philippopolis, Duke of Toron, Duke of Hayan, and Count of Melfi remain and currently serve as executive leaders of top-level domains. Two domain executives – the Count of Gadir and the Count of Tanas – were originally lands subservient to the Duke of Esebon and the Duke of Philippopolis, but were created following the Sydalene Third Civil War and now constitute top-level domains. While there are lesser landed nobles in all domains of Sydalon, they are not considered peers; however, they also are sworn to both their liege lord-peer and the Monarch.

Blood domains

At the advent of the kingdom, secondary sons of the Monarch were granted appanges from within the Royal Domain in order to prevent revolts and were used as an extension of royal power in these areas. The first appanage created was the Principality of Adelon in 1361 to the illegitimate son of King William V. These titles were more restrictive than the ancient peers. Appanages in Sydalon are commonly referred to as Blood Domains. They earn their name as being held by princes of the blood, and may be only inherited by male descendants of the grantee, which excludes daughters. The lands cannot be sold, or otherwise transmitted, and revert to the Crown upon the line's extinction. Since the 1600s, blood domain titles formerly of comital rank are traditionally elevated to ducal rank upon granting.

Blood domains remain part of the Royal Domain, though today still serve an administrative purpose within the Royal Domain. Currently two blood domains exist: Duke of Esebon Duke of Rema, and Duke of Thapse. While Adelon was originally created as a blood domain, it is often considered among the ancient peers due to its status as a first-level domain.

Duke of Royal Blood

All male-line descendants of the Monarch are considered Prince or Princess of the Blood. Younger sons of the Monarch are generally granted a ducal title, traditionally a blood domain, though more common in the modern era they are created a Duke of Royal Blood. These dukes are afforded the status of Peer of Sydalon, and are typically granted rights over a much smaller territorial designation when compared to blood domains. In most instances, this dignity is ceremonial. Currently there are 4 Dukes of Royal Blood.

Order of precedence

The general order of precedence among peers is:

  • Ancient peers (according to rank)
  • Peers of the Domain (according to date of creation)
  • Peers of Royal blood (according to date of creation)

Typically the order of precedence is based upon the age of the peerage, with older peerages holding precedence over younger. The Prince of Petra is an exception to this general rule due to its status as the title of the heir apparent, and as such is not considered a peer. The Monarch may raise a peer in the order of precedence, and the order may vary in specific instances, such as the Monarch's anointing. Generally, children and grandchildren of a Monarch, whom hold the rank of prince of blood, are afforded precedence over all peers, except that of the Prince of Petra.

List of Sydalene peerages

Ancient peers

Ruler Title Arms House – Peerage Location Spouse – Children
Michael Douglas César 2016 3.jpg Prince
Joscelin V

b. 1946
Coat of Arms of the Principality of Montgisard.png
Flag of the Principality of Montgisard.png
House of Calien-Destroit
c. 13th century

Principality of Montgisard
since 1972
Duchy of Vescera
since 1972
Map of the Principality of Montgisard.png Spouse:
(1) Victoria Galan

(1) Alice, Queen of Gaemar, (2) Ambroise, Hereditary Prince of Montgisard, (3) Arthur, Duke of Amblat, (4) Raoul, Duke of Ichnusa, (5) Rachelle, Electress of Mosela, (6) Lorena, Hereditary Lady of Gadres

Aubin I, Duke of Philippopolis.jpg Duke
Aubin III

b. 1996
Coat of Arms of the County of Philipopolis.png
Flag of the County of Philipopolis.png
House of Imbert
c. 13th century

Duchy of Philippopolis
since 2006
Map of the County of Philipopolis.png Spouse:


95px Duke
Alard IV

b. 1947
Coat of Arms of the Duchy of Utica.png
Flag of the Duchy of Utica.png
House of Sapanba
c. 16th century

Duchy of Utica
since 2006
Map of the County of Utica.png Spouse:
(1) Agnes Claudia

(1) Leon, Hereditary Duke of Utica, (2) Robert of Utica, (3) Isabelle of Utica, (4) Sophia of Utica, (5) Hanna of Utica, (6) Maria of Utica

Prince Sebastian, Duke of Montfort.jpg Duke
Sebastian I

b. 1994
Coat of Arms of the County of Toron.png
Flag of the County of Toron.png
House of Toron
c. 12th century

Duchy of Toron
since 2013
Map of the County of Toron.png Spouse:
Princess Febe of Gaemar


JavierBardemHWOFNov2012 cropped.jpg Duke
Henry II

b. 1959
Coat of Arms of the Lordship of Hayan.png
Flag of the Lordship of Hayan.png
House of Scaliger
c. 13th century

Duchy of Hayan
since 2013
Map of the Lordship of Hayan.png Spouse:
(1) Rita of Toboli

(1) Desideria of Hayan, (2) Raimund, Hereditary Duke of Hayan, (3) Maria of Hayan, (4) Olympe, Hereditary Lady of Derum, (5) Hugues of Hayan, (6) Gabriella of Hayan

95px Count
Balian VII

b. 1972
Coat of Arms of the County of Melfi.png
Flag of the County of Melfi.png
House of Eu
c. 8th century

County of Melfi
since 2008
Map of the County of Melfi.png Spouse:
(1) Philippa of Siliniga

(1) Mark, Lord of Melfi, (2) Theodora of Melfi, (3) Jordan of Melfi

PaoloBorsellino.jpg Count
Cassander I

b. 1944
Coat of Arms of the Lordship of Gadir.png
Flag of the Lordship of Gadir.png
House of Bodashtart
c. 10th century

County of Gadir
since 1983
Map of the Lordship of Gadir.png Spouse:
(1) Rhea of Gadir

(1) Cassandra of Gadir, (2) Dido of Gadir, (3) Danel, Hereditary Lord of Gadir

Claude Bartolone meeting Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran 04.jpg Count
Desiderius III

b. 1950
Coat of Arms of the County of Tanas.png
Flag of the County of Tanas.png
House of Tanas
c. 13th century

County of Tanas
since 2002
Map of the County of Tanas.png Spouse:
(1) Lucille of Melfi

(1) Caelestinus, Lord of Sabarim, (2) Ademar of Tanas, (3) Charlotte of Tanas

Peers of the Domain

Ruler Title Arms House – Peerage Location Spouse – Children
Carlo Verdone 2007 cropped.jpg Prince
William IV

b. 1959
Coat of Arms of the Principality of Adelon.png
Flag of the Principality of Adelon.png
House of Aultavilla-Adelon
c. 14th century

Principality of Adelon
since 2006
Principality of Adelon.png Spouse:
(1) Princess Olympe of Sydalon

(1) Princess Fabienne of Adelon, (2) Louis Alphonse, Hereditary Prince of Adelon

Charles II, Duke of Esebon.jpg Duke
Charles II

b. 1925
Coat of Arms of Esebon.png
Flag of Esebon.png
House of Aultavilla-Esebon

Duchy of Esebon
since 2001
Esebon in the royal domain.png Spouse:
(1) TBD
(2) Princess Marguerite of Montgisard

(1) Princess Melisende of Esebon, (2) Prince Michael of Esebon, (3) Princess Leona of Esebon, (4) Princess Rainieria of Esebon

Prince Balian, Duke of Tiberias.jpg Rainier II
b. 1993
Arms of the Duke of Tiberias.png
Flag of Ramitha.png
House of Aultavilla (Ordaz)

Duchy of Tiberias and Ramitha
since 1994
Location of Ramitha in the Royal Domain.png Spouse:


Francis I, Duke of Rema.jpg Duke
Francis I

b. 1970
Coat of Arms of Rema.png
Flag of Rema.png
House of Aultavilla-Rema

Duchy of Rema
since 1994
Rema in the royal domain.png Spouse:
(1) Dido of Gadir

(1) Princess Rhea of Rema, (2) Princess Belandra of Rema, (3) Prince Henry of Rema

95px Duke
Theodore I

b. 1972
Coat of Arms of Thapse.png
Flag of Thapse.png
House of Aultavilla-Thapse

Duchy of Thapse
since 1995
Thapse in the Royal Domain.png Spouse:
(1) Anna Pinaria

(1) Princess Caroline of Thapse

Peers of Royal blood

Ruler Title Arms House – Peerage Location Spouse – Children
Robert Forster (6855560712) (cropped).jpg Prince Flavius
b. 1940
Arms of the Duke of Narona.png House of Aemelius

Dukedom of Bourzey
since 1979
170px Spouse:
(1) Ianuaria Caetronia Orontes

(1) Prince Theodorus, (2) Princess Destasia

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia (2009).jpg Prince Nicolas
b. 1946
Arms of the Duke of Kappara.png House of Aultavilla (Katsaros)

Dukedom of Kappara
since 1969
170px Spouse:

(1) Prince Andreas, (2) Princess Elissa, (3) Prince Sebastian

King Constantine.jpg Prince John
b. 1941
Arms of the Duke of Aultavilla.png House of Aultavilla (Ordaz)

Dukedom of Aultavilla
since 1978
170px Spouse:
(1) Princess Alara of Ghant

(1) Alexandra de Aultavilla de Ordaz, (2) William de Aultavilla de Ordaz, (3) Rainier de Aultavilla de Ordaz, (4) Alana, Countess of Larache, (5) Geoffrey de Aultavilla de Ordaz

Sibylla of Sydalon.jpg Princess Sibylla
b. 1975
Arms of the Duke of Birkara.png House of Aultavilla (Toron)

Dukedom of Birkara
since 1998
170px Spouse:
(1) Prince Baldakar of Dakmoor

(1) Violant, Duchess Ostia (illegit.), (2) Elissa, Duchess of Alba, (3) Prince Gabriel, (4) Princess Bastila, (5) Prince Baelon, (6) Prince Damon, (7) Princess Jocelyn, (8) Princess Melara, (9) Prince James, (10) Prince Gerald, (11) Princess Gemma, (12) Prince Louis, (13) Princess Charlotte

95px Constantine Blaesus
b. 1978
Arms of the Duke of Bonna.png House of Tullius

County of Sala
since 2016
170px Spouse:
(1) Flavia Anistia

(1) Dalmatius Blaesus, (2) John Blaesus

See also