TRMN Peerage Manual (RMN 0-3)
Welcome to the 2019 Peerage Manual!
This wiki has been set up in parallel to the downloadable version of the manual that is available from the Bureau of Supply store.
What is a Peer
Peerage is defined as “a system of titles of nobility in the Star Kingdom of Manticore, the Imperial Andermani Empire, and the Protectorate of Grayson.” The term is used both collectively to refer to the entire body of titles, and individually to refer to a specific title. Peerage dignities may be recommended by both Houses of Parliament (Commons and Lords) and approved by the House of Lords through its Peerage Courts.
What does it mean to be “a Peer” in TRMN? It has been said Peers are recognized, not made. Members elevated as Peers have shown a higher level of leadership and a commitment to the benefit of the membership and organization, while demonstrating service above and beyond what their rank and position requires.
At one time, getting a peerage was considered another award and nothing more. Many Peers were elevated before there were actual duties and responsibilities. That all changed in 2016 with the creation of the Houses of Parliament Manual (RMN 0-2) that created the House of Lords (and the House of Commons). Both Houses were given certain rights and obligations. Times have changed and becoming a peer is a now an acknowledgment of one’s overall achievements in TRMN and a sign of one’s willingness to continue those activities in support of the organization. Being a peer comes with duties and responsibilities. It is an honor and a responsibility, but it is not an award
The Peerage titles, in order of precedence from highest to lowest, are:
- Grand Duke/Grand Duchess (This is primarily reserved for members of the Royal Family, but exceptions can be made
for exceptional service to the organization)
- Duke / Duchess
- Steadholder (Grayson title of roughly equivalent rank to Duke/Duchess)
- Senator (Republic of Haven title of roughly equivalent rank to Duke/Duchess)
- Earl / Countess
- Baron / Baroness
- Knight/Dame (Only those members who are invested into The Most Noble Order of the Star Kingdom have an inheritable title)
- Major General Sir James Olsen, KDE, SC, OG, QBM, CBM, RMMC, Baron, Grays Harbor
- Commodore Sir Michael J. Timko, GCE, MC, CR, SC, OG, CGM, RMN
- Captain (SG) Sir Joe Hinson, KDE, MC, SC, OG, MR, CGM, GS, QBM, RMN
Honor Harrington, the Honorverse, the Royal Manticoran Navy, the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps, the Royal Manticoran Army, the Royal Manticoran Merchant Marine, the Royal Manticoran Astro-Control Service, the Grayson Space Navy, the Imperial Andermani Navy, and other references to the works of David Weber or Final Sword Games are used here under the Fair Use doctrine.
Information taken from Wikipedia is similarly used in compliance with the Fair Use doctrine.
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