The title of Count or Countess is passed along to the next closest blood relative. Wives may receive the title from their deceased husbands.
Counts by cityEdit
- Andel Indarys - Count of Cheydinhal
- Corvus Umbranox - Count of Anvil
- Janus Hassildor - Count of Skingrad
- Marius Caro - Count of Leyawiin
- Ormellius Goldwine - Count of Kvatch
- Regulus Terentius - Count of Bravil
- Arriana Valga - Countess of Chorrol
- Alessia Caro - Countess of Leyawiin
- Llathasa Indarys - Countess of Cheydinhal
- Narina Carvain - Countess of Bruma
- Millona Umbranox - Countess of Anvil
- Rona Hassildor - Countess of Skingrad
Counts are 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. The title, along with wealth and land, was often given to a noblemen in exchange for the military aid during a time of war. The Count would relinquish many of the young men of his fief to the King or Queen to serve as soldiers. The word "count" originates from "comes" (plural: comites) , the Latin word for "companion". In Ancient Rome it was a title used to indicate important roles within Roman religion, the military and imperial court.