Nobility of Calsahara

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King Montague declaring the Infinite Peerages Act in 2010

The Nobility of Calsahara also known as the Peerage of Calsahara are the nobles and peers of the Colony of Calsahara. The titles of nobility in Calsahara are notoriously difficult to follow as there was no concrete system of record keeping in place while Calsahara was an independent nation.

Following Westarctica's 2017 Invasion of Calsahara, the peerage of Calsahara was absorbed into the Hereditary Nobility of Westarctica, but kept as a separate, and lower-precedence, system of titles.

Infinite Peerages

During the rule of King Montague, on 14 May 2010, the King issued Royal Decree III: The Infinite Peerages Act. This act allowed the King to create and bestow new titles simply by speaking them aloud. Obviously, this created some issues in keeping proper records concerning what new titles were created and to whom they were bestowed. The text of the act read:

The Executive Office of Calsahara hereby decrees that members of the Executive Office are permitted to create as many peerage titles as they desire whenever they desire.
Peerage titles may be bestowed upon members of the government, or upon others, and become legal and binding for eternity.
Furthermore, only the King himself has the authority to remove or eliminate a peerage title.

This act was, in practice, only used a few times, and allowed the King to give himself a slew of titles. All peerage titles in Calsahara are currently held by Grand Duke Travis, with the notable exception of the titles Baron of Bastanchury, which was granted to Westarctica's Minister of Information, and Prince of Rhye, which was granted to Duke Jordan of the Bear Peninsula.

Peerage titles of Calsahara

  • Maharaja of Travonia
  • Prince of Rhye
  • Prince of Bohemia
  • Duke of Chutney
  • Duke of Hazard
  • Count of Monte Cristo
  • Count of Sandwich
  • Baron of Brandenburg
  • Baron of Biscuit
  • Baron of Bastanchury
  • Dey of the Desert
  • Laird of the Wombassels
  • Sire of Hesse
  • Thane of Condor

Manorial Rights

Marker showing the location of a Manor in the Colonial Estates
Main article: Colonial Estates

After Westarctica liberated Calsahara from the inept rule of the Chancellery, Grand Duke Travis declared the entire realm to be a gift to the people of Westarctica. He also set aside an area known as the Colonial Estates. These estates are each 10 square feet and are given as gifts to members of the Hereditary Nobility and others who perform significant services for Calsahara. Although not members of the Peerage, holders of Manorial Rights are considered nobles in the Order of Precedence in Westarctica, ranking under the nobles of Calsahara.

Holders of Manorial Rights are granted the title "Lord / Lady of Lastname Manor." If they are also members of the Hereditary Nobility (as nearly all of them are) then the title is encouraged to be used only inside the borders of Calsahara.