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Marius

Count Marius Caro, of County Leyawiin.

Eight of the nine cities of Cyrodiil are governed by a Count or Countess. The Counts are largely independent, but they swear fealty to the Emperor of Tamriel. The Count is the official in charge of the local County, controlling the local City Watch and regulating trade.[1]

AscensionEdit

The title of Count or Countess is passed along to the next closest blood relative. Wives may receive the title from their deceased husbands. The position of Count is also hereditary, passing from parent to their first-born child, daughters are equal in the line of succession.[2]

Elder CouncilEdit

The Counts of Cyrodiil may be part of the Elder Council. As part of the Elder Council they have the power to legislate for the entire Empire. In the absence for a legitimate heir of the Emperor, the Elder Council rules in the Emperors stead. If there is not a legitimate heir for a Count the Elder Council chooses a suitable replacement count to rule.

CourtEdit

Each Count elects a cabinet of officials to assist them with governing their County:

  • Stewards control public relations and are often approached about business, civil disputes, and the purchasing of property, instead of approaching the Count directly.[2]
  • Court Wizards serve as the Count's specialist on arcane knowledge, though it is very rare for Court Wizards to be involved in the court, instead focusing on their experiments.[2]
  • City Guard Captains are men put in command of the City Guard, they are charged with upholding the law and defending the city from attack.[2]
  • Count's Bodyguard protect the Count at all times, although the City Guard also possess this responsibility.[2]
  • Inquisitors are hired to put down unlawful or insurgent groups in the counties. There is only one inquisitor in the The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.[2]

Residence and apparelEdit

Counts reside in large castles located in the capital cities of the counties in which they govern. There, they sit upon the throne, surrounded by their subjects. They wear lavish clothes which vary from count to count.[2]

Form of addressEdit

As a title, Counts are addressed to as Count (Name) e.g. "What do you say on this matter, Count Andel?" The full name is not required when addressing to a Count.[2]

CountsEdit

County Count Countess
Anvil Corvus Umbranox Millona Umbranox
Bravil Regulus Terentius
Bruma Narina Carvain
Cheydinhal Andel Indarys Llathasa Indarys
Chorrol Arriana Valga
Kvatch Ormellius Goldwine
Leyawiin Marius Caro Alessia Caro
Skingrad Janus Hassildor Rona Hassildor

Other Counts and CountessesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Count is a historical title given to members of the European royal peerage above Viscounts and below Marquises and are charged with maintaining a fief. The area surrounding their castles often developed into townships or cities.
  • Alternative names for the Count rank in the nobility structure are used in other parts of Tamriel, such as Jarls in the province of Skyrim or the Councilors in the province of Morrowind.

See alsoEdit

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