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Heren Requain


Heren Requain is the order of knights or list of ennobled persons and families in Gondor. The knight (Rochben) has the general meaning of any armed person mounted on a horse, but in this context carries the specific meaning of "noble". It is divided in ranks of peerage. An individual who is not a sovereign nor a peer is called commoner. Commoners are further distinguished between citizens (subjects to Númenórean law) and subjects (who are to judged by their own laws).

New members may be raised to the Order, if he or she meets property qualification of 2000 Crowns (40 000 Silver Royals) and testify that three of his or her four grandparents are of undiluted Dúnadan blood. Senior male members of the Order have right to sit in the ruling Great Council of Gondor (Q. Alta Heren, S. Govadan Gondorim). Membership in the Order is either for life or hereditary. The inheritance of and the privileges associated with Heren Requain are regulated by the Council of Gondor, which also advises the monarch on the selection process. A body of privileges belong to the knights, their wives and their unremarried widows, including the right to be tried by fellow peers, the right to carry a long sword (anket) in public and the right to be exempt from civil arrest. It is unlawful to sentence any Rochben to death, even by Royal writ.

Ranks

See also: Titles and ranks in Gondor

Peers are of four ranks, in descending order of hierarchy:

Hîratar (Count) is the highest rank of Gondorian peerage. He is a major landholder who has received a perpertual right of jurisdiction over his lands in lieu of services rendered to the winged crown. Beginning from the late 17th century, the King routinely appointed the eldest son of a deceased lord to his father's position, and counts became hereditary peers. In Arnor, Hîratars were hereditary feudal vassals from the beginning.

Rheinhîr (Margrave) is a member of the Heren Requain who has been granted jurisdiction over a border area, with obligation to raise and maintain certain number of troops there. The grant is for life, but is hereditary only if renewed by the King. This arrangement came to being in the 17th and 18th century, when the King's ability to personally rule his whole realm declined with his waning resources.

Condir (Squire, Magistrate, Signore). A confusing title, which is used in several differing contexts. As a dignity conferred by the king, it ranks below Rheinhîrs, being the lowest rank in the peerage. Wife of a Condir has the honorific of Hîril (Her Ladyship).

Rochben (Knight) is a male member of an ennobled family or a life peer who has not received nor inherited any of the ranks above.

For peers, the various titles are in the form of (Rank) (Name of Title) or (Rank) of (Name of Title). The name of the title can either be a place-name or a surname. The precise usage depends on the rank of the peerage and on certain other general considerations.

Among peers of same rank, those with the exalted status of herenya ("those who were saved from Númenor") take precedence.

List of major noble families in Gondor (in alphabetical order)

Wealth: ● Declining ●● Moderate ●●● Affluent ●●●● Vast ●●●●● Astronomical
Influence: ♣ Meager ♣♣ Asserting ♣♣♣ Influential ♣♣♣♣ Major power ♣♣♣♣♣ Indispensable
Popularity: ♥ Despised ♥♥ Poor ♥♥♥ Respected ♥♥♥♥ Well-thought-of ♥♥♥♥♥ Adored

HERENYA


Ainarauta
Former lords of Poros River. Withdrawn to Umbar.

Agarinna
Head: Cambal Agarinna
Wealth: ● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Minas Anor; Umb Estelwain, Anfalas
Interests: Astrology and history
Values: Faithful

Alcarialë
Former lords of Lebennin. Withdrawn to Umbar.

Aludor (Alagdor)
Head: Angon Alagdor
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥♥♥
Location: Aludor, South Ithilien; Hyarpendë
Interests: Politics, careers, mercantile
Values: Loyalist

Arandal
Head: Orvellon Arandal, count of Nindalf
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥♥♥
Location: Dallarandil, North Ithilien; Ephel Dúath
Interests: The Army, cloth industry, quarries, grain production
Values: Faithful, conformist

Aranelaith
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Ascarnil (Asgaril)
Head: Beren Asgaril
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Foothills of Ephel Dúath; Minas Ithil
Interests: Scholarly
Values: Faithful, conservative

Astirian
Head: Carnam Astirian
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ●●●
Location: Bar Astirian, Doranórien; Minas Anor, Harlond, Osgiliath, Pelargir; horse breeding grounds in Wold, Calenardhon
Interests: The army, landed wealth, horse breeding
Values: Militaristic, loyalist

Beleganor
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Location:
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Caranthan
Head: Halmir Caranthan
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Dol Caranthan, Anórien; North Ithilien, Osgiliath, Minas Ithil, Pelargir, Minas Anor, Ephel Dúath.
Interests: Clothing industry, landed wealth, transportation, manufacturing
Values: Pragmatist

Corvagin (Coruvegil)
Head: heryn Rûmenna Corvagin (Rhunwen Coruvegil)
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥♥
Location: Ithilduin Vale, North Ithilien, Minas Ithil, Pelargir
Interests: Scholarly
Values: Faithful, independent.

Curedain
Head: Boranglim Curadan
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Scattered all over North Ithilien, Belfalas, Ciril and Ringló Vale.
Interests: Landed wealth, hunting, manufacturing
Values: Otherworldly, reserved, conservative

Dunmardo
Head: Daron Dunmardo
Wealth: ●● Influence: ♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥
Location: Dunmardo, Doranórien; Minas Anor
Interests: Scholarly. House Dunmardo dominates the Jeweller's Fellowship in Minas Anor.
Values: Conservative

Orchaldor-Eldalótë
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Elemir
Head: Gilvar-Habadan Elemir, count of Emyn Arnen
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥
Location: Abad Elemir, South Ithilien; Emyn Arnen
Interests: Traditional landed wealth
Values: Faithful, conformist; supporting the King

Elena
Head: Tarassar Elena
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Tir Elena, Anórien; Ered Nimrais, Calenardhon, Dor Rhúnen, Minas Anor, Osgiliath.
Interests: Scholarly, landed wealth. Tarassar Elena is also Justice of the High Court and authority in canon and civil law.
Values: Faithful, conservative. Supporting the King.

Harnastin
Head: Curvegil Harnastin
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Harnastin, Doranórien; Calmírië, Calenardhon; vast number of estates in Calenardhon and Dor Rhúnen. Minas Anor.
Interests: The army, cloth industry, grain production, landed wealth
Values: Faithful, militaristic

Herenyand
Head: Quiacil Herenyand
Wealth: ●● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Amon Dîn, Anórien; Minas Anor, Osgiliath.
Interests: Scholarly. House Herenyand sponsors both the Scribes' and Sages' Fellowships, as well as Quiacil's position as an Advisor to the King.
Values: Conservative

Lintoron
Former masters of Pelargir and Lebennivet. Withdrawn to Umbar.

Malréd
Head: Tirbelôr Malréd
Wealth: ●●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥
Location: Osgiliath and Minas Anor. House Malréd owns gold mines in Belfalas, major silver mines in Lamedon and quarries in along eastern Ered Nimrais. House Malréd also owns the Goldsmith's Fellowship in Minas Anor.
Interests: Banking, mercantile
Values: Pragmatic

Miruvor
Former lords of Lebennin. Withdrawn to Umbar.

Númendur
Former lords of Lebennin. Withdrawn to Umbar.

Oiomúrë
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Otharin (Othnir)
Head: Harvellon Othnir
Wealth: ● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥♥
Location: Barad Othnir, South Ithilien
Interests: The Army, sheep grazing
Values: Militaristic

Rían
Head: heryn Sondinwë Thanwen Rían
Wealth: ●●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥
Location: Rianbar, South Ithilien; Minas Ithil
Interests: The navy, landed wealth, scholarly pursuits and military careers. Prerogatives of the Ithilean nobility.
Values: Faithful, conservative; supporting the Queen

Serni
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Sindbar
Head: Porothir Sindbar
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥
Location: Bar Sindbar, Doranórien; Pinnath Gelin, Minas Anor, Osgiliath. Also a giant summer villa in Cair Andros.
Interests: Mercantile, manufacturing, landed wealth, art, transportation, olive oil and grapes.
Values: Faithful, conformist

Telagar (Telengaur)
Head: Drómil Telengaur
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥♥♥
Location: Telagar, South Ithilien; Anduin Estuary, Hyarpendë, Pelargir.
Interests: The army, horse breeding, olive oil business, landed wealth, careers.
Values: Militaristic, loyalist

Telumendil
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Usuluni
Head: Thorûth Usuluni
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥
Location: Emyn Arnen, South Ithilien; Imloth Melui, Lossarnach; Minas Anor
Interests: Landed wealth, careers
Values: Faithful, scholarly, loyalist.

Wilwarin
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Anghabar
Amrûnaur
Bailo
Brindalin
Cair Andros
Calardan
Calimir
Celosien
Curimardin
Dallarandil (Arandal)
Dior
Dor-Brannidor
Drambor
Dregorsgil

Drinbar (Dringnor)
Head: Turjomil Dringnor
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥♥♥
Location: Drinbar, North Ithilien; Brown Lands, Dor Rhúnen; Tirith Nindor, Gelebrin, Romenost
Interests: Landed wealth, horse breeding, grain production. Controls the grain dole in Osgiliath, hence popularity.
Values: Loyalist, mercantile

Dudhrandir
Eregost
Falmathil

Farin (Faron)
Head: Durgin, Durbil & Durvar Faron
Wealth: ●●● Influence: ♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Anduin estuary, South Ithilien; Minas Ithil, Osgiliath, Hyarpendë
Interests: Trade and transportation. They own the Four Seasons coach line company and several Navy transports.
Values: Conformist, supporting the King.

Fëantur (Faerdur)
Federir
Filigod

Findarfin (Finnarphen)
Head: Romin Finnarphen
Wealth: ●● Influence: ♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥♥
Location: Dolfin, North Ithilien; Minas Ithil, Osgiliath
Interests: Construction, landed wealth
Values: Conservative

Gilcúdor
Glórel
Haldarië
Herevorn
Hyrcanië
Imrazôr
Ithilgond
Ithilorn
Lasbelin
Laurelach
Lebennivet
Luindol
Maldring
Malrach
Merhast
Morthond

Morvegil (of Ithilien)
Head: Túrin Morvegil
Wealth: ●●●● Influence: ♣♣♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Bar Morvegil, South Ithilien; Pelargir, Porosîr, Hyarpendë, Osgiliath.
Interests: Army and navy, horse breeding, eastern caravan trade
Values: Militaristic, mercantile, supporting the King.

Morvegil (of Lebennin)
Head: Alatar Morvegil
Wealth: ●● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Gilrain Vale, Lebennin; Linhir, Pelargir.
Interests: Seabound trade, manufacturing
Values: Conformist, supporting the King.

Nargond
Nepos
Octesian
Orchaldor
Rohallor
Rosuldrië
Rúthion
Sakalthôr (Falassion)
Sindëman
Talahir
Tambaro
Telerid
Telissëring

Tiridon
Head: Uithorn Tiridon
Wealth: ●● Influence: ♣♣ Popularity: ♥♥
Location: Emyn Arnen, South Ithilien; Dorwinion; Osgiliath, Romenost, Hyarpendë, Pelargir
Interests: Mercantile, northern caravan trade, wineries
Values: Loyalist

Tyliand
Valamorna





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