Rule
Rule Category:Background Info
Rule Name:Nobility
The following ranks of nobility commonly exist in the Empire. The remarks give general information about the typical duties of the office.

Title
Population
Remarks
Emperor
NA
The ruler of the Empire
Grand Duke
NA
Each sector is ruled by a Grand Duke who reports to the Emperor.
Duke
1 billion
or more
Each major planet is ruled by a Duke who reports to a Grand Duke. The Duke of the capital world for a subsector is also in charge of the subsector although other dukes in the subsector still report directly to the Grand Duke.
Count
100 million
to
1 billion
Counts who rule large geographic areas on major planets report to the Duke in charge of the planet. Counts who rule lesser planets report to the Duke in charge of the subsector.
Marquis
10 million
to
100 million
A Marquis may rule minor planets or moons and report to the Duke in charge of the subsector. A Marquis may also rule geographic areas or major cities in which case they report to either the Duke of the planet, or the Count of the area.
Baron
1 million
to
10 million
Barons rule lesser planets, large cities and even sparesly populated planets or geographic areas.
Knight or Lady
1 million
or less
Knighthood may be awarded for honorable service to the empire. Knights serve many functions in the government. Some serve as mayors of small cites.
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