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Re: Dominion of Myrkfaelinn?
Poster: Dave Montuori <email@example.com>
> > A Dominion is like a Barony, but without a titular head.
> > Keilyn
> So how is that different from a Shire?
Under "Larger branches" you will find in Corpora definitions for a type of
group called a "Province." That is the technical term for a group which,
save for lack of the fief, is a Barony.
The primary difference between a Shire and a Province is that Provinces
may include smaller subgroups as branches (technically "Ridings").
Usage of the word "Dominion" goes back to the time when rocks were soft,
and branch designations were just as malleable. I have also seen groups
called "City-State" (Marinus before it became a Barony), and in the East
there's the Crown Province of Ostgardr, which I think means that it's a
Barony except that the Crown of the East also serves as technical
Baron/ess. (If someone on here knows better how that situation actually
works, I'm curious.)
Of course, as is widely known, this is all John the Pell's fault. :-)
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