Standard Royal Court
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Basic Information

The "Standard Royal Court" has a King or other ruling personage, and their large entourage of nobles, servants, officers, politicians, etc. A place of great power and danger, influence and overindulgence, based roughly on European History but usually cleaned up or simplified a bit. It's probably worth a read of TV Tropes Wiki's page for a detailed exploration.

For the moment, our page is mostly just a couple giant list of links to things and people you might find in the typical Royal Court. As always, links in Red do not have pages yet, and clicking on them will make a new empty page. Links in Blue go to an actual existing page, most of which have useful material for gaming.

Characters

Here's an alphabetical list of characters (titles, professions, etc) you might meet in the Royal Court:
Admiral, Archbishop, Archduke, Archduchess, Baron, Baroness, Baronet, Baronetess, Bishop, Burgrave, Captain of the Guard, Cardinal, Castellan, Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chancellor, Châtelain, Chevalier, Cofferer, Concubine, Count, Countess, Count Palatine, Court Chaplain, Court Jester, Court Mage, Dame, Dauphin, Dewan, Diplomat, Doge, Dominus, Duke, Duchess, Earl Marshal, Earl, Edler, Elector, Emperor, Empress, Esquire, Exchequer, Fidalgo, Foreign Ambassador, Freiherr, Gentleman, Graf, Grand Duke, Grand Duchess, Grand Prince, Grand Princess, Groom of the Stool, Harem, Heir, Herald, Hereditary Knight, High Constable, Infante, Infanta, Jonkheer, Keeper of the Privy Seal, Keeper of the Rolls, Keeper of the Wardrobe, King, Knight, Królewicz, królewna, Lady, Lady-In-Waiting, Laird, Landed Gentry, Landgrave, Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, Lord Chief Justice, Lord Great Chamberlain, Lord High Admiral, Lord High Steward, Lord of the Manor, Lord Steward of the Royal Household, Marchioness, Margrave, Marquess, Marquis, Marshal, Master of the Horse, Master of the Revels, Merchant Prince, Noble, Patrician, Pope, Prime Minister, Prince, Princess, Queen, Queen Consort, Queen Mother, Regent, Ritter, Royal Bodyguard, Royal Food Taster, Royal Mistress, Ruling Couple, Seigneur, Seneschal, Sovereign Prince, Sovereign Princess, Spymaster, Squire, Steward, Treasurer, Vavasour, Viceroy, Vidame, Viscount, Viscountess, Vizier, Whipping Boy

Who's in charge here?

Here's a list of European Noble Titles ranked from most to least powerful or prestigious:

  1. Emperor / Empress / Caesar / Kaiser / King of Kings / High King
  2. King / Queen
  3. Archduke / Archduchess
  4. Grand Prince / Grand Princess
  5. Grand Duke / Grand Duchess
  6. Prince / Princess / Infante / Infanta / Królewicz / królewna
  7. Duke / Duchess
  8. Sovereign Prince / Sovereign Princess / Fürst / Fürstin
  9. Marquess / Marquis / Marchioness / Margrave / Landgrave / Count Palatine
  10. Count / Countess / Earl / Burgrave / Châtelain / Castellan
  11. Viscount / Viscountess / Vidame
  12. Baron / Baroness
  13. Baronet / Baronetess
  14. Hereditary Knight / Lady / Ritter / Ridder
  15. Knight / Dame / Chevalier
  16. Esquire / Laird / Edler / Jonkheer / Junker
  17. Gentleman / Younger / Maid

Royalty And Nobility Tropes

Here's a list of Tropes that are likely to apply to the court itself or the characters in it:
0% Approval Rating, 100% Adoration Rating, Abdicate the Throne, Adipose Rex, Adopted into Royalty, Altar Diplomacy, Aristocrats Are Evil, Arranged Marriage, Awesome Moment of Crowning, Balcony Speech, Bar Sinister, Benevolent Mage Ruler, Blue Blood, The Caligula, The Chief's Daughter, A Child Shall Lead Them, The Clan, Big, Screwed-Up Family, Color-Coded Patrician, Consummation Counterfeit, Cool Crown, Court Mage, Courtly Love, Crown of Horns, Deadly Decadent Court, Decadent Court, Divine Right of Kings, Elective Monarchy, The Emperor, Emperor Scientist, Ermine Cape Effect, Everything's Better with Princesses, Evil Chancellor, The Evil Prince, Fake Aristocrat, Fake King, Feudal Future, Finders Rulers, Fisher King, Founder of the Kingdom, God-Emperor, God Save Us from the Queen!, The Good Chancellor, The Good King, The Good Kingdom, Heir Club for Men, Heir-In-Law, Heroic Lineage, Hidden Backup Prince, The High King, High Priest, The High Queen, Hot Consort, Immortal Ruler, Impoverished Patrician, In Its Hour of Need, Insect Queen, Just the First Citizen, King Bob the Nth, King Incognito, King in the Mountain, Kingmaker Scenario, King of Beasts, King Of Gods, King on His Deathbed, The Kingslayer, Kneel Before Frodo, Knighting, Knight in Shining Armor, Lady-in-Waiting, Lady of War, Lord Country, Lost Orphaned Royalty, Magical Girl Queenliness Test, The Magnificent, Medical Monarch, Modest Royalty, Mother Makes You King, Nazi Nobleman, Nobility Marries Money, Noble Fugitive, Offered the Crown, The Performer King, Please Spare Him, My Liege!, Prestige Peril, Prince Charming, Prince Charmless, Princeling Rivalry, Princess in Rags, Princesses Rule, Puppet King, Rags to Royalty, Really Royalty Reveal, Rebel Prince, Rebellious Princess, Regal Ruff, Regent for Life, Reluctant Ruler, Requisite Royal Regalia, Rightful King Returns, Royal Blood, Royal Inbreeding, Royal Brat, Royal Decree, Royal Harem, Royal Mess, Royal Rapier, Royal "We", Royally Screwed Up, Royals Who Actually Do Something, Royalty Super Power, Ruler Protagonist, Ruling Couple, Ruling Family Massacre, She Is the King, Sheltered Aristocrat, Sketchy Successor, Spare to the Throne, The Squire, Standard Royal Court, Strong Empire, Shriveled Emperor, Succession Crisis, Thousand-Year Reign, Throne Made of X, Too Important to Walk, Unexpected Successor, The Usurper, Vampire Monarch, Warrior Prince, What's Up, King Dude?, Winter Royal Lady, The Wise Prince, The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask, The Wrongful Heir to the Throne

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