Styles represent the fashion by which monarchs and noblemen are properly addressed. Throughout history, many different styles were used, with little standardization. This page will detail the various styles used by royalty and nobility throughout Terra.
Imperial and Most Illustrious Luthoran MajestyEdit
His/Her Imperial and Most Illustrious Luthoran Majesty (HI&MILM) was the full formal style used by the Emperor of Hulstria.
Imperial and Most Excellent MajestyEdit
His/Her Imperial and Most Excellent Majesty (HI&MEM) is the style used by the Holy Luthori Emperor. It was first established by Emperor Philip I of Luthor and III of Alduria: combining the Aldurian Imperial Excellency with the Luthori style of Majesty.
Most Excellent Imperial Majesty Edit
His/Her Most Excellent Imperial Majesty (HMEIM) is the style officially used by the Emperor of the Istalians. However, he is referred to, much more frequently, as Imperial Majesty. In Istalian the title is "Sua Eccellentissima Maestà Imperiale".
His/Her Imperial Majesty (HIM) is the style used by the Emperors Esintsundu and the Emperors of Davostan, Deltaria, Dundorf, Selucia and Mordusia. It also serves as the style for some of the aboves' Imperial Families as well plus the Hulstrian Imperial Family. It can also be used to refer more often to the Emperor of the Istalians and to his Empress Consort. The husband of the Istalian reigning Empress, whose title is Prince Consort, is styled, instead, His Highness.
Imperial Excellency Edit
His/Her August Majesty (HAM) is the style used by the Emperor of the Augustans.
Royal and Ducal StylesEdit
Most Enlightened MajestyEdit
His/Her Most Enlightened Majesty (HMEM) was the style of King of Zardugal.
His/Her Majesty (HM) is the style used by the Kings of Lourenne & Rildanor and the Pharaoh of Hawu Mumenhes. Historicaly, however, this style is the most common used worldwide to refer to most of the reigning monarchs.
Sa Majesté Edit
His/Her Exalted Majesty (HEM) is the style used by the Lords of Cobura and their consorts.
Gracious Majesty Edit
Whose Words are Beyond QuestionEdit
He Whose Words are Beyond Question is the style used by the Kings of Talmoria.
Royal Northern HighnessEdit
His/Her Royal Highness (HRH) is the style of the Grand Duke of Keymon, Kings and Queens of Dranland, Hessexian Kings of Quanzar and also serves as the style for their families. The style is also used by members of the Trigunian, Rildanorian, Hawu, Talmorian, and Zardic Royal Families, and is also used by several nobles and peers in Luthor, not directly descended from the sitting Monarch.
His/Her Highness (HH) was the style used by members of the Ibutho Royal Family who were not heirs apparent, heirs eventual, or children of a monarch. Within the Imperial Family of Istalia, this style was reserved for the wife and husband of members of the Imperial Family unless otherwise stated by the head of the family (the Istalian Emperor).
His/Her Grace (HG) is the style used to refer to much of the lower aristocracy throughout Terra, including Noble Dukes and Margraves.
An heir apparent is an heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation) cannot be displaced from inheriting; the term is used in contrast to heir presumptive, the term for a conditional heir who is currently in line to inherit but could be displaced at any time in the future.
An heir eventual is an heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation) cannot be displaced from inheriting but is not him or herself the heir apparent.
An heir presumptive is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honour: but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an heir apparent or of a new heir presumptive with a better claim to the throne.
Depending on the rules of the monarchy the heir presumptive might be the daughter of a monarch (if males take priority over females and the monarch has no sons), or the senior member of a collateral line (if the monarch is childless).
If an heir apparent is born, he becomes first-in-line to the throne, with all of his descendants taking priority over the heir presumptive in the Line of Succession. In the event of there being an heir apparent, the title "heir presumptive" lapses and is not used to describe the most senior person in the Line of Succession who is not a direct male descendant of the monarch.