The Royal Nobility
The Royal Nobility refers to the nobles of Maycon whose families have been part of the realm since its inception, or so their history tells them. The five families are as follows, The Tillens, The Ballatines, The Cantrells, The Everhearts, and The LaRoques. These five families over the history of Maycon have each had members sit on the throne. Currently the throne is in the hands of the Tillen family.
As a King nears death he chooses a successor from among the qualifying Royal Nobility. He will then spends the remainder of his life grooming his successor to become the new King on his passing. It should be noted that King is just a title and a woman can just as easily posses it. While it doesn’t happen often sometimes the King does choose a successor from one of the other families.
To be a candidate for succession a person must meet a lengthy amount of requirements. Fortunately with all the Royal Nobility families being rather large there are typically a few candidates from each family. However there are recorded successions in Maycon’s history when a family had no candidates.
Only a short six months ago the convention of Royal Nobility was broken. There are now three new families among the Royal Nobility. For service to the realm King Reamus Tillen granted the title of Royal Nobility to Shedinn los Rath, Celeste Silverpalm, and Leon Greenstrider. In the history of the realm this has never been done and some question even if it can be. Most however agree with the King’s decision, given what The Broken Dawn did for Maycon. The other families of Royal Nobility seem to be unanimously in support of this decision as well but there is still plenty of time for disgruntlement to surface.
So far little has happened within the new families and they remain small with Greenstrider containing only two living members and the other families, Silverpalm and Los Rath, containing one living member. In time they will surely grow and after a few generations it is anyone’s guess what might transpire.
In a possibly even more shocking turn of events Royal Nobility was given to one more person, Airion Zolerii. While neither Airion nor his younger brother, Varioth Zolerii, were present for the entirety of what The Broken Dawn did, between the two they were there for all of it. So King Reamus bestowed Royal Nobility to Airion Zolerii but he surprising turned it down. It is unclear if this bestowal was given to Varioth as well and if Airion’s rejection of the honor would effect it being that they are of the same family.