Ruling Rings

A Ruling Ring is an heirloom of a House of the Chosen that is passed down from Ruling Lord to Ruling Lord and symbolises his right to rule his House. It also allows a Ruling Lord to cast the block votes of his House—the votes of its women and children. A Ruling Ring can also be used to seal a letter with the authority of its Ruling Lord

The Pomegranate Ring

the Pomegranate Ring is worn by He-who-goes-before as a sign and symbol of his post. The ring fits over the middle finger, but instead of its red jewel being worn on the outside of the hand, it pushed down over the palm. The wearer of the Pomegranate Ring can cast 400 votes on top of those he already possesses. In a way, the Pomegranate Ring is a special case of a Ruling Ring, and He-who-goes-before …

Ruling Lords

Each House of the Chosen has a Ruling Lord—the head of that House. The means by which someone rises to become a Ruling Lord is peculiar to that House. A Ruling Lord is entitled to cast all the votes of all the women and children of his House


Voting processes are ubiquitous among the Chosen and are based on blood-rank. Only those who are of the Great are ‘enfranchised’ and, of these, women and minors are generally excluded.

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