Sturja March

Sturja March

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The Sturja March is a de jure vassal of the Valladrond Expanse. The ruler of Valladrond grants authority to Margrave of Sturja to rule the Sturja March in exchange for a fealty.

The legal boundary of the Sturja March consists of all territories in the Sturja Star System and the systems immediately connected by the Council of Gate Prefects of Sturja Frontier.

Sturja March is typically referred to as “Sturja”.

Ruler of Sturja

Zayden Titus was elected to the seat of Margrave of Sturja March. To be eligible to become Margrave a candidates must meet the legal and political requirements:

In the case of the Sturja March there are no legal prerequisites, any person of any age, sex or orientation, otherwise may be elected to the seat. If a child is elected to the position of Margrave and Regent will also be elected, unless one has already been designated.

The true requirement for a candidate is that they must be electable. In the current political climate person must meet at least one of the following conditions (more is better):

  • A current elector
  • A dynastic heir of the previous title holder
  • Have a claim on Sturja March

The Margrave is appointed for life. When the seat is empty and a quorum of electors is gathered in person then an election may be held. Electors are each allowed to nominate a single candidate or decline to nominate a candidate. The nominees are assembled on ballots and an election is conducted by range voting.

Electors titles in Sturja March
Count of Cyris Hope
Count Regent of the Fleet
Viscount of the Commonwealth
Prefect of the Gate of Sturja
Prefect of the Gate of 273
Prefect of the Gate of 587
Prefect of the Gate of 2251
Prefect of the Gate of 2435
Prefect of the Gate of 2696
Omni Stellar Corporation
Mundoon Mining Company

Vassals of Sturja

An accounting of the Vassals of Sturja and their titles recorded by rank.

  • The Count of Cyris Hope whose domain includes Cyris Hope, is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Count Regent of the Fleet who is responsible to the Margrave of Sturja for the administration of the frontier territories within the March, is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Viscount of the Commonwealth whose domain includes of the Commonwealth of Sturja Prime, is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Prefect of the Gate of Sturja who controls the gate and beacons in Sturja is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Prefect of the Gate of Radegast 273 who rules the gate and beacons in Radegast 273 is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Prefect of the Gate of Radegast 587 who rules the gate and beacons in Radegast 587 is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Prefect of the Gate of Radegast 2251 who rules the gate and beacons in Radegast 2251 is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Prefect of the Gate of Radegast 2435 who rules the gate and beacons in Radegast 2435 is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Prefect of the Gate of Radegast 2696 who rules the gate and beacons in Radegast 2696 is protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will answer the call to war when commanded and pay from his profits of his holdings a tithe.
  • The Mundoon Mining Company who have formed to govern and make productive use of the moon called Mundoon in orbit of Cyris Hope, are protected by the Margrave of Sturja and will pay a tax on profits from their holdings and shall turn their production to sustain a war effort when commanded.
  • Bishop of Sturja appointed by the Synod of Sturja shall bless and keep the people of Sturja March spiritually sound. The Bishop shall represent the people of Sturja March to The Unity and The Unity to the people of Sturja March. The Bishop shall keep up the Temples of Two Skies, the Church of the Eternal Spring and maintain hopeful spaces for the downtrodden and the poor in the populated holdings of Sturja March. The Bishop, the synod, and the holdings of The Unity are protected by the Margrave of Sturja.
  • Protos of the Illumination shall educate the monks and provide for visiting academics. The Protos shall maintain the Sepulcher of Fire and the Monastery of the Illumination. The Protos and the Illuminated are under the protection of the Margrave of Sturja.

Unlanded Titles

Unlanded titles are not elector titles. They are prestigious, grant access to inner circles of the political scene and carry heft salaries. Honorary titles are not hereditary they must be assigned by a liege-lord.

Sturja March

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