Clans of Vornair
Vornair Dictionary: Clan
noun: Clan is a term used very often in Vornair as a close synonym for House and Family, as well as those closely related to it. Originally the Clan name was the name for a group of people who necessarily weren't related by blood, but in the last centuries the names have been strongly tied to certain bloodlines and adopted as surnames.
The Clans of Vornair are divided into five categories:
When the Clan's patriarch/matriarch bears the title of King/Queen. Their pledge of fealty is to the people of the Kingdom of Vornair as a whole.
Current High Clan:
Clan Rhyne (The Rhynelands)
When the Clan's patriarch/matriarch bears the title of Duke/Duchess.
Current High Clans (after DSS):
Clan Alabast (Tempest's March & Dawn's Reach)
Clan Aritaur (Conclave/Coast of Aritaur)
Clan Blackwood (Aldraska)
Clan Bälen (Erzhalden)
Clan Cardan (Fehu)
Clan Drayce (Triteia)
Clan Edelulv (Ulvemåne)
Clan Fenix (Fenixvalle)
Clan Hart (Helgrim)
Clan Holzern (Traushafen)
Clan Zephyr (The Anemoi)
Clan <XXX> (Evermore)
Clan <YYY> (Sigrheimr)
When the Clan's patriarch/matriarch bears the title of Count/Countess.
When the Clan's patriarch/matriarch bears the title of Baron/Baroness or the position of Mayor/Mayoress.
A general term when the patriatch/matriarch of a family holds a surname granted by bloodline but do not hold a title. Many of these Clans own some land but this is not officially required for the classification. This is the only type of Clan that one can't pledge fealty to.