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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lords do not "rule" in the sense of controlling the day-to-day lives of the people. Rather they serve as protectors, peacemakers, judges/arbiters, and as the voice of the (human) people to other societies.

The one rule/law they seem even slightly inclined to "enforce" is the Oath of Peace, which (iirc) the first of the New Lords decided to swear upon learning from the Giants of their past and heritage with the revelation of the First Ward. And even that is rarely more than a reminder to a potential violator to "remember your Oath".

As noted, the "title" of Lord was not hereditary - in the new realm. However, in Berek's time, he was absolutely the leader of his people in the classic sense, even before he discovered Earthpower. Each generation of his biological progeny through Damelon, Loric, and Kevin grew ever more skillful and powerful in the manipulation of Earthpower, to the point where Kevin saw fit to codify the Lore in his Wards. Kevin was High Lord both by heritage and merit.
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