Grand Duchy Of Aquitania - Grasslands/Semi-Arid Biomes

The Duchy’s Capital is Ascaeria in the County of Wolfsbourne, The Grasslands

The heart of the Duchy is the great city of Ascaeria in the fertile plains of the grasslands. The Duchy’s crown jewel, the hub and center of commerce and the seat of government.

House Ortherion has ruled Aquitania with a just and fair hand for many decades, recently having further solidified their lands with the addition over the former Waerd Duchy of Brineia. Aquitania is a land of opportunity having a very large Grasslands and Semi-Arid Desert Biomes to live out your adventures in Elyria.

Statement of Ideals

Aquitania will have plenty of opportunities to provide for every play-style with a vast assortment of roles from Nobility, Merchants, Crafters, Traders, Military to Adventurers and everything in-between. As such, I welcome all like-minded individuals from Elyria to consider Aquitania your home in the Neran Grasslands or to find your adventure in the mysterious riches of the Waerd Semi-Arid Desert.

Community comes first for your Duke, I will strive to make Aquitania a place that is fun to live, play and adventure. A place for your online life in anyway that makes your online game play fun and engrossing. More importantly, a place to make your mark in the Elyrian World and live out your adventures.

The Duchy At A Glance

  • Server: NA-West
  • Themes: The Holy Roman Empire, combined with a medieval flair specifically from the High Middle Ages.
  • Discord Server: Join the Duchy Discord Here
  • Kingdom: The Kingdom of Tyria, Join the Kingdom Discord Here
  • Primary Colors: Royal Blue, Royal Crimson
  • Playstyle: PvE, PvP , RP-PvP , Economic and Trading
  • Roleplay: Optional but supported for those that do RP.
  • Website: In Progress

  • Occupations Being Sought: Counts, Barons, Mayors and ranging from soldiers to farmers, crafters up to members of the Ducal Household, etc.

  • House Ortherion has ruled wisely and fairly over His Aquitanian subjects, citizens of Tyria for many decades. The Dukes word is his bond. His Grace expects fair and honorable dealings, break our bonds and suffer very grave consequences.

  • It is expected for all Nobility, Aristocracy, Gentry and Citizens of the Duchy to pay taxes. Which sole purpose is for the betterment of the Duchy such as infrastructure, safety and Defense of the Realm. Taxes will not be used for the enrichment of the Nobility or House Ortherion.

  • We are RP friendly and do understand that RP is not for everyone, we ask that RP should be respected if encountered.

  • Understand that House Ortherion priorities are the survival of House Ortherion and His Family, then the Duchy, however that being said. House Ortherion will fully commitment to the betterment of the Duchy, providing for a strong economy, fair dealings, enforcement of contracts, to inspire growth and prosperity for His loyal subjects. Provide for Law and Order that will be kept for the benefit of all citizens and justice equally rendered for His subjects.

The Magna Carta of the Duchy

  1. The Government is based on a Feudal Monarchy but His Grace the Duke, His Privy Council and Noble Court are not be above the law.
  2. Duchy Law has Supremacy over County or Local laws, if in doubt on a conflict Duchy Law is Supreme, only Kingdom Law supersedes this mandate.
  3. All Nobility, Aristocracy, Gentry and Citizens are equal before the law. Although subjects of His Grace, all will be treated with respect and fairness.
  4. All Nobility and Aristocracy having control of a County or settlement larger than a Town in the Duchy are required to pledge an oath of Fealty to His Grace the Duke to reside and live in the Duchy.
  5. All Titles, Contracts, Lands and Claims lawfully obtained will not be abridged or revoked, unless found Guilty of High Treason.
  6. Vassals breaking their Pledge of Fealty to His Grace the Duke are Guilty of High Treason.
  7. Nobility or Aristocracy subverting, plotting, killing, attacking or invoking general mayhem in the Duchy without a Casus Belli are Guilty of High Treason.
  8. High Treason is punishable up to and including, loss of lands, loss of title and death, being banished from the Duchy and placed on a permanent KOS list.
  9. All Citizens will be provided a fair and just trial.
  10. All Gentry and Citizens of Tyria are free to move in and out of the Duchy.
  11. All Citizens can marry, own land, and obtain benefit of hereditary rights.
  12. All lawfully agreed to contracts are enforceable in all Courts and County’s in the Duchy, No local authority can revoke, refuse to honor or not enforce a lawful contract that is legal in the Duchy.
  13. Slavery is forbidden; However, Debt Indentured Servitude is allowed but must be recognized by the local authority to the contract and have a reasonable time limit.

Lore of Aquitania

The lore of the Duchy is currently a work in progress mostly waiting on further information on the world of Elyria and its history to ensure the Duchy fits within the "feel" of Elyria. It will be developed based on our Biomes of the Grasslands and Semi-Arid Desert, that we live in.

The Duchy’s Government

Feudal Monarchy

The Privy Council

Duke - "Reginald Ortherion"

Head of the Government. Lord of House Ortherion, Title is Hereditary.

Duchess – "Reserved"

His Grace’s Wife, Lady Ortherion. Stands in the stead of the Duke when he is unavailable, able to act and speak for the Duke with full authority to make decisions.

Right Hand – "Count Roderick Sturm"

Prime Minister and Lord Chamberlain of the “House of Lords”, has full authority for the Duchy in the absence of the Duke and the Duchess. Leader of the “House of Lords”.

Lord High Commander - "Barone Vittorio Farnese"

Head of the Duke’s Military. Is in charge of leading, recruiting, education, training, and maintaining Aquitania's standing Miltary Armed Forces. In Times of War, leads the coordination and Call-to-Arms of the Counts and Baron's Military forces.

Lord High Protector - "Open"

Head of the Duke’s private guard. Is in charge of recruiting, education, training, and maintaining the Duke’s personal guard. Ensure the protection of the Duke or other High Nobility while traveling or while staying in the Capital. Works with smaller specialized Military Operations that the regular army is unequipped to handle.

High Sheriff - "Open"

Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Duchy. Coordinates with the Counts and appoints sheriffs of the Duchy in policing and enforcing Duchy Laws and Regulations. Responsible for Warrants of Arrest and Posting Bounty Notices of the Duchy. Sheriff of Wolfsbourne County, the Capital of the Duchy.

High Minister and Master Diplomat - "Open"

Head of Diplomacy for the Duchy both external and internal. The face of the Duchy and coordinates between the Kingdom, Duchy and the outside world. Both the Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs report to the Master Diplomat.

Master Archivist - "Open"

The Duchy’s Elder Scribe. In charge of Duchy contracts, archiving and administering over maps, laws, notes of meetings, royal decrees, research scrolls, and any other documents.

Minister of Justice - "Count Clark Maxwell"

Advises the Privy Council on Judges to appoint to the Duchy Courts. Coordinates with the Court’s and Judges that they are following the laws of the Duchy.

Minister of the Treasury - "Open"

Master of Economic Advisors. In charge of administering the Duchy’s funds, banking, commerce and trade agreements. Responsible for collection of taxes from the Counts and payment to the Kingdom and the Barons that are vassals of the Duke.

The House of Lords

The House of Lords will be an advisory body to His Grace the Duke. Its sole purpose will be to discuss, support, debate and provide suggestions and ideas for the Common Good and the General Welfare of the Duchy. This is not a legislative or law creating body but a means to bring important topics of Duchy business to the notice of His Grace the Duke and His Privy Council.

The membership will be made up of the Nobility, Barons, Large Guild Leaders and Very Famous Citizens. The Prime Minister (Lord Chamberlain) will coordinate when and how often this body will meet. The Capital will be the place of these meetings.

Becoming a Tyrian and Citizen of Aquitania

All loyal Tyrian's are welcome in Aquitania. If you are interested in a Nobility or Aristocracy role in the Duchy, swearing your fealty to House Ortherion is required, please contact Duke Ortherion, Count Roderick Sturm or Count Clark Maxwell on Discord PM or Website PMs.

9/3/2019 11:19:01 PM #1


9/5/2019 12:16:21 AM #2

The new post is looking good!

Kingdom of Tyria Dutchy of Aquitania Count of Mournstead

9/11/2019 11:53:59 AM #3
Join the new Royal Duchy! The Grand Duchy of Aquitania and the Royal Duchy of Rothenburg have united through marriage.
If you desire an honorable community and value strength, courage, and loyalty, you will definitely find a home among us. The Royal Duchy is home to the strongest of the King and Queen's vassals.
Hail Lord Ortherion, Father of the Queen!
Hail Queen Regina!
Hail King Archibold!
Long Live Tyria!
The Lions of Areli stand proud, ready to serve.

9/12/2019 5:49:31 AM #4

Congratulations on the promotion to Queen! To all interested there are still open Neran and Waerd county picks! Join our discord and ask for details!

Kingdom of Tyria Dutchy of Aquitania Count of Mournstead

9/19/2019 1:58:46 PM #5

Congrats to all our newly settled counts and Mayors.

9/20/2019 11:56:32 PM #6

Congratulations to all our new residents as well!

Kingdom of Tyria Dutchy of Aquitania Count of Mournstead

10/9/2019 11:09:42 AM #7

Congrats to our newest mayors this week :)

12/18/2019 4:33:41 AM #8

New settlers, please feel free to consider us for your future home!

Kingdom of Tyria Dutchy of Aquitania Count of Mournstead