Post by Celebringon on May 10, 2019 13:15:00 GMT
First of all, I wanted to announce that my LARP-Elf character will be part of a very important event this year. In switzerland we have our version of a medieval fantasy world called "Cendara" and like in middle-earth, the elvish civilization is in decline. However, a friend of mine wanted to change that fate drastically, a desire I share. She plays a female Nandor-Type elf called "Sainestel Gildor". In short we will be retaking an old elvish ruined city from the Greatwood (Grosswald) and both our characters will marry each other and become Count and Countess under the rule of Empress Juliana. Our immediate plan is to restore this elven city to its former splendour and glory and give the scattered elven tribes a new gathering place. Of course we may have plans to become emperor and empress but that will have to wait until all these pesky humans die of old age and in 2 centuries we will be laughing as "immortal emperor and empress" XD. (In other words, aiming for emperor immediately would make our characters unplayable as far as our live action roleplays are concerned and secondly elves have enough patience to wait 200 years before becoming the rulers of the world through "legal" means.)
Anyway, now to my question.
I wanted to know more about the titles of nobility in elvish, as far as I could find there is an impressive amount of words for "prince" which is not exactly helpful in knowing which one is considered a higher prince than the other.
Arion ist straightforward the son of a king, while Caun is a ruling prince apparently and what of Ernil?
And the difference between hîr/hiril and brannon/brennil, for example? If there is one of course.
What we would like is to make a nice little scale we could use to grind our way through one step at a time after we performed important tasks for the elven city and the empire in general. We want our rise in power to become gradually apparent, by being first Lords of the greatwood in elsvish terms and then rise from there.
Our human title "Count/Countesse" is in the end of little concern among elves, it is a bureacracy thing for the humans so that we are "legitimately the rulers and lawmakers of the designated region".
My request is to learn about your thoughts on elvish hierarchy levels and their appropriate titles. Where should we start and where could we end?
Celebringon Celebrilwaeg, future count of Greatwood and commander of the Kinship of the glittering Crystal (Ivor silivren)
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