Grand Lord

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The Grand Lord was a titled given to the leader of Great Kourend after the signing of the royal accord of twill, the guidelines for Grand Lord were set by Lord Ethrain Hosidius I, Lord Seabry Shayzien, Lord Ret Piscarilius, Lord Solange Lovakengj, and Lord Bourath Arceuus.[1] This titled was passed from lord to lord for 12 decades before King Shayzien III breached the accord, seizing control of Kourend with the military under his command.[2]

Right of Succession[edit | edit source]

The rules as set out by the Royal accord of twill state that one royal lord who were part of the great houses of Hosidius, Lovakengj, Shayzien, Piscarilius and Arceuus were chosen to be Grand Lord.[3] They would rule for a period of no more than 10 years,[4] and had authority over any action over the following: collection of revenues, mobilisation of armies, distribution of revenues, seizure of goods or chattels belonging to any free man of the kingdom or any other thing as may be considered in the interest of the kingdom.[5] Upon 10 years of rule, the Grand Lord at the time would willingly pass the title to the next lord in the order of Hosidius, Lovakengj, Shayzien, Piscarilius, then Arceuus before repeating again.[6] This would be known as the Right of Succession to the Office of Grand Lord.[7]

Should any house not have a suitable male lord, be that due to infirmity of the mind or body or of questionable morality, the right of succession is annulled and would pass to the next house, following the established order.[8]

Timeline of Grand Lords[edit | edit source]

Grand Lord Decade of Rule[9]
Lord Ethrain Hosidius I 1st
Lord Lovakengj I 2nd
Lord Shayzien I 3rd
Lord Piscarilius I 4th
Lord Arceuus I 5th
Lord Hosidius II 6th
Lord Lovakengj II 7th
Lord Shayzien II 8th
Lord Piscarilius II 9th
Lord Arceuus II 10th
Lord Hosidius III 11th
Lord Lovakengj III 12th

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "Know that before the Council of Elders, for the health of our soul and those of our ancestors and heirs, and the better ordering of our kingdom, at the advice of Ethrain Hosidius, Seabry Shayzien, Ret Piscarilius, Solange Lovakengj and Bourath Arceuus all royal Lords of our kingdom."
  2. Imerominia, Old School RuneScape. "Indeed it was; in the thirteenth decade, King Shayzien III seized control of Kourend using the military under his command."
  3. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "Third, that of this day one member from the royal lords of our kingdom whom are part of the great houses of Hosidius, Lovakengj, Shayzien, Piscarilius and Arceuus shall be chosen to be the Grand Lord of Kourend"
  4. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "Grand Lord of Kourend for a period of no more than 10 years"
  5. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "able to exercise authority over any action, collection of revenues, mobilisation of armies, distribution of revenues, seizure of goods or chattels belonging to any free man of the kingdom or any other thing as may be considered in the interest of the kingdom"
  6. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "Upon the expiry of these 10 years he will willingly pass the title of Grand Lord to the royal lord of our Kingdom whom is part of the great house of Lovakengj for a period of no more than 10 years. And so it shall continue for the royal lord of our kingdom whom is part of the great house of Shayzien, then for the royal lord of our kingdom whom is part of the great house of Piscarilius and finally for the royal lord of our kingdom whom is part of the great house of Arceuus."
  7. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "Henceforth this is known as the Right of Succession to the Office of Grand Lord."
  8. Royal accord of twill, Old School RuneScape. "if a suitable male lord of any of the royal lords of our kingdom whom are part of the great houses of Hosidius, Lovakengj, Shayzien, Piscarilius and Arceuus cannot be found at the start of their period as Grand Lord, whether due to infirmity of the mind or body or of questionable morality the Right of Succession to the Office of the Grand Lord is annulled and passed to the next royal lords of our kingdom whom are part of the great houses of Hosidius, Lovakengj, Shayzien, Piscarilius and Arceuus."
  9. Imerominia, Old School RuneScape. "...the date convention in Great Kourend is to state the number of days and decades since the signing of the Royal Accord of Twill."