Nidean

The Nideans inhabit the country of Nidea

Formed of HouseHawk of Prince [Amac] The Greenwing, HouseRuin of Prince [Raam] The Endless, HouseRegis of Prince [Bauric] The Imperator and HouseAnvil (?) of Prince [Vaun] The Artisan.

Since gods have no family names, The Grand houses were named by each of the princes upon having their first child.

after the death of Zenit, Amac remarried a lady of House Rellin first, then of House Tarr, then Sel, Abin and lastly Jaynar, before being killed by his son Raam.

The great houses were formed by the princes and princesses fathered by Nidas with mortal wives.  The houses are named after their matriarchs, and so have human family names.

HouseTarr

HouseRellin

HouseSel

HouseAbin

HouseJaynar

All descendants of the First King [Nidas] are considered Nideans; the term [Crown-Nidea] is used to describe the Nidean lineage.  The Nideans are much like the aristocracy of the empire; They fulfil the roles of royalty, nobility, and knighthood.

Divided into distinct Clades within the Crown-Nidea

Known Clades

[Clade Regis]

[Clade Hawk]

[Clade Anvil]

[Clade Ruin]

[Clade Tarr], ascended from Clan Tarr

[Clade Rellin], ascended from Clan Rellin

[Clade Sel], ascended from Clan Sel

[Clade Abin], ascended from Clan Abin

[Clade Jaynar](Jasmine?), ascended from Clan Jaynar

Clade Massimer

++Technology

+++Augmentation

Access to augmentation is tiered based on the power heirarchy, with knights of the lowest clades only using crude augmentation up to the eldest royals utilising the most advanced augments.

+++Weaponry

Powered weaponry is extremely common among nideans.  It is unusual for a Nidean to be using an unpowered weapon, and more likely because they choose to rather than inability to acquire one.

+++Armour

Much like augments, access to armour is tiered based on the power heirarchy, all nideans have the wealth to afford a suit of unpowered full plate, but knights of higher clades and above will be able to afford various tiers of powered armour, up to colossal plate armours reserved for the most powerful and the most wealthy of the nobility.

Nidean Heraldry is derived from an ancient practice the Nideans refer to as The Immortal Game (chess).  Their heraldries mostly comprise pawns, bishops, knights, rooks, kings and queens, with other iconography like swords and shields, generally in black and white with occassional colour accents

Possible jump thrusters in armour?  *Need to establish population sizes!*

direct descendants of The Princes of Dawn are known as elves.  The closer his bloodline to one of the divine beings, the more in touch with divine power he is, and the longer his mortality.  Elven societies contain multiple elven generations at various ages, and tend to value ancestry and generational distance in deciding social standing and positions of power.

also known as

godspawn

Children of The Princes of [Dawn]

[HalfSkull], life and death, reaper

[Marus], hulking pacifist

[Gillan] son of [Amac]

[Brosk] the Handsome, Warlord of BlacktopMountain

DukeMandoran of [Sensburg]

TheLionMuhano

Often use official titles, introduced by [Bauric].  Usually only those within Baurics Nidean Empire use these titles to refer to the gods

Grand Emperor/Grand Empress

Emperor/Empress

King/Queen

Prince/Princess

Archduke/Archduchess

Grand Duke/Grand Duchess

Duke/Duchess

Marquis/Marquise

Count/Countess

Earl

Viscount/Viscountess

Baron/Baroness

Viceroy/Vicereine

Lord/Lady

Baronet/Baronetess (paid for)

Ser/Sar(Dame)

Esquire

Gentleman

Yeoman

Knave

brass warden - A Brass Warden clearing a graveyard of stray Resurrect.  Sometimes the Resurrect retained some part of their former consciousness and congregated into groups; these groups were not always dangerous, but nevertheless the Wardens would seek them out, dismantle the gathering and return their souls to the waiting Valinor, to be guided back to the Underworld

floating nidean knight - Within certain ancient documents, heroes of Nidean, Reyvaani and Jiroshi cultures were described as being able to break or manipulate the physical laws of the material plane; multiple artworks depict characters of legend performing impossible feats of strength, or even levitating metres off the ground.  The Nidean, Reyvaani and Jiroshi all believed they descended from gods; Imperator Nidas was called The God of the Ascending Light, Empress Reyvaan the Falling Star, and Emperor Jiro the Dark Embrace respectively, which may go some way to explaining why their historical figures were always infused with a level of exaggeration and mythology.

Formed of HouseHawk of Prince [Amac] The Greenwing, HouseRuin of Prince [Raam] The Endless, HouseRegis of Prince [Bauric] The Imperator and HouseAnvil (?) of Prince [Vaun] The Artisan.

Since gods have no family names, The Grand houses were named by each of the princes upon having their first child.

after the death of Zenit, Amac remarried a lady of House Rellin first, then of House Tarr, then Sel, Abin and lastly Jaynar, before being killed by his son Raam.

There are hundreds of lesser houses within the empire, many formed of bastard children from the 20 greater houses, pureblood men who descend from the.nobility of pre-arrival, or those men who have.since managed to gain noble standing.  often a house will be gifted a stipend of cash when a bastard is born to them, in return for their raising of the child. The bastard will inevitably come to lead the house, often due to their extended life and survivability, and come to swear allegiance and banner to their father's house.

the lesser houses of pureblood men are named for their family name.

When a Nidean is born to a pureblood common mother, he will adopt their surname, and if he becomes the head of the house he can approach his father and if granted will ascend to a lesser house.

He may choose to forgo his mother's name, or may be rejected by his Nephilim house, and adopt his own House.

The naming of a new house is proclaimed by the High Lord of the Grand or Great House that fathered the bastard child upon his 15th birthday, if the bastard is rejected from his fathers House, with a name that evokes the childs purpose and values.  

Examples of human originated houses are Sensburg, Torvald, Bilner, Hregor, Drem, Pinsepio, Hulding, Gouse.

Examples of new Nephilim houses are HouseRapier, HouseCrescent, HouseAltar, HouseRamsHorn, HouseAugur,

++ Demigods

+++ The Nidean Royalty

A group of brothers and sisters each holding divine blood, the first generation of Nidean 'elves' and children of the Emperor Being, Nidas

The Lesser Princes, Born of dawn and mortal mothers following Raam killing high noon; many with smaller domains, households and legions or followers:

HouseTarr, be the best: Split House

[Verdun], The Storm Prince. Mastery, Pride. [Chaos] m

[Minos], The Avalanche. Strong Survive, Sociopathy. [Order] m

[Khedun], The Cursed. self improvement, self hatred. [Chaos] m

[Knowledge], takes no action. OwnInterests, resides in Order m

HouseRellin,Keep your word: Chaos

[Vengeance], wrath.  [Chaos] m

[Justice] Justice, law Naive [Order] f

[Oathkeeper] never leading [Chaos] f

HouseSel, take it all: Chaos

[Vorr], The Corsair,Hedonist [Chaos] m

[Wealthy] Wealth, Greed OwnInterests f

[Trickster], paranoid. [Chaos] f

HouseAbin, life is temporary: Aloof

[Scientist], Evolution Legacy, No Presence. OwnInterests m

[Mind], gratitude, stagnation. f OwnInterests

HouseJaynar, serve others: Order

[Devout], faith, bigotry. [Order] f

[Voice], equality, anti meritocracy. [Order] f

[Soln], The Morningstar. love, self blame. [Order] m

[Philosopher], philosopher, no responsibility victim. [Order] m

there are potentially other sibling bastards out in the world, unknown except the giants

Each sibling represents different higher values and as such holds those values above all others.  Their differences of opinion drive much of the conflict on the Nidean Zenitian Continent.

The children descended of the Princes of Dawn are known as the [Nidean].

There are hundreds of lesser houses within the empire, many formed of bastard children from the 20 greater houses, pureblood men who descend from the.nobility of pre-arrival, or those men who have.since managed to gain noble standing.  often a house will be gifted a stipend of cash when a bastard is born to them, in return for their raising of the child. The bastard will inevitably come to lead the house, often due to their extended life and survivability, and come to swear allegiance and banner to their father's house.

the lesser houses of pureblood men are named for their family name.

When a Nidean is born to a pureblood common mother, he will adopt their surname, and if he becomes the head of the house he can approach his father and if granted will ascend to a lesser house.

He may choose to forgo his mother's name, or may be rejected by his Nephilim house, and adopt his own House.

The naming of a new house is proclaimed by the High Lord of the Grand or Great House that fathered the bastard child upon his 15th birthday, if the bastard is rejected from his fathers House, with a name that evokes the childs purpose and values.  

Examples of human originated houses are Sensburg, Torvald, Bilner, Hregor, Drem, Pinsepio, Hulding, Gouse.

Examples of new Nephilim houses are HouseRapier, HouseCrescent, HouseAltar, HouseRamsHorn, HouseAugur,