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  • Estates

    h2. The Three Estates Novan society is divided into three "estates," or classes, which roughly correlate to social power and prestige and establish certain rights under Novan law. h4. *The Brotherhood* The estate of brotherhood is the highest of …

  • Knights

    h2. Knights "Knight" is an evocative word on Nova, one that has acquired considerable layers of meaning over time. h4. History Originally, a knight was an intermediate [[Feudalism | feudal]] overlord, entrusted to live off a portion of land …

  • Tournaments

    h2. Tournaments The tournament is a major social event in the lives of all levels of secular Novan society. A tournament may be hosted by either a [[Knights | knight]] or a [[Lords | lord]], although the expense involved tends to restrict tournaments …

  • Feudalism

    h2. Feudalism Feudalism is a social system whereby one party promises to support another in exchange for that other's protection. Feudalism is pervasive throughout Nova, and is the practical essence of the [[Estates | estate]] system. h4. The …

  • Law

    h2. Law and Justice On Nova, the powers of law and justice are inextricably tied to the powers of land ownership and [[Feudalism | feudalism]]. h4. Definitions The _power of law_ is the power to make create rules (i.e., laws) that proscribe …

  • Cameron Traver

    Cammy is the only daughter of Sir Cameron Traver, a [[Knights | knight]] of the [[Estates | scouts]] sworn to Connor Darry who holds a small keep west of [[Green Rivers]]. Her family is relatively poor, leading Philippa to give Cammy almost an entirely …

  • Kirin Masters

    Kirin is the daughter of Sir Thaddeus Masters and Rebekah Masters, who hold Rivergate at the mouth of the Wishbone. The Masterses have a long history of serving the masters of Green Rivers, and Connor asked them specifically to foster Kirin later than …

  • Valentin Wrightman

    Valentin Wainwright is a textile merchant and the son of a textile merchant who found his business' profits threatened by Sir Optimus Darhel. A hard, traditional man, Sir Optimus imposed a series of tariffs five years ago designed to curb the influence …

  • John Turomot

    John Turomot has served as a [[Law | justicar]] in [[Fairbanks]] for nearly thirty years. A proud man who has always chafed at [[House Darhel]]'s monopolization of the territory's [[Castles | castles]], he threw himself into the honor of his appointed …

  • Kate Fraser

    Kate has been Philippa's herald since they were both teenagers. The daughter of [[Estates | scouts]] long sworn to [[House Ronnel]], she studied [[Heraldry | heraldry]] at [[Coastwatch]] under the tutelage of [[:gareth-ronnel | Lord Ronnel]]'s own herald …

  • Alan Seldon

    Alan's wife Harriet has no official function at Green Rivers, other than to assist her husband in the performance of his duties. They have one son, Stuart, a boy of thirteen, who frequently shadows [[:corran-selman]] as a sort of unofficial apprentice.