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    Titles for rulers

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Sephie913, Oct 21, 2008.

    I'm writing a fantasy series, and I'm not incredibly familiar with titles. I understand feudalism, but I'm not quite sure about the rulers' titles. Does anyone know the appropriate titles, and the times to use them?
     
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    This link may help you out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titles#Fictional_titles_for_heads_of_state

    Why not create your own if it's fantasy? Take a term of power and reinvent it as a title, a sinister one if the owner of the title is to be malevolent, a more benign one otherwise. Something like 'Tyrranar' in the vein of 'ruler' or 'dictator', or something less strong lbut still mighty ike a combination of terms, maybe 'deity' and 'puissant' into 'deissant' or 'puissity' (though neither of those seem great.) Fantasy is fanciful, be creative!
     
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    Try not to make up your own words unnecessarily. It's confusing. And annoying.
     
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    It is, but Gannon's right; it's the done thing in fantasy.
     

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