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Basic Information
Our encyclopaedia is vast and detailed. That's why this page was designed to give you the basic lay of the land for the Roma kingdoms. On this page you'll find key terminologies, basic political, climate and economic information and the land census, with links to all current in-play and open characters within Roma. Most of the information below will also direct you to other pages where you can read up on the topic in more detail. If this handy overview is still not getting you where you need to go, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our staff team on site or on our Discord server. Table of Contents LIST ONCE CONFIRMED Maps and Aesthetic MAP ONCE CONFIRMED
INSERT SAMPLE VISUALS FROM VISUALS PAGE General Climate INSERT FROM LAND PAGE Method of Rule INSERT FROM LAW PAGE Social Tolerance The Romani people are open and experimental. Whilst their laws and traditions are based in heterosexual normatives and gender-divided expectations, those who operate outside of these parameters will find, in Roma, the most tolerant home on Aeipathy. There is also limited to zero racial prejudice in the Roma lands.

For an overview of the social customs and ideals of the Romani, see The Romani People section of Roma's Social page.

For more detailed information on the Romani's social opinions regarding sexualities, race, neurodivergence and all other forms of prejudice, see the Morals and Prejudices section of Roma's Social page.
Key Terminology
The list of terms below are taken from different, Roma-specific pages of our encyclopaedia and copied here for your convenience.

For a more comprehensive lexicon list, search 'Roma' in our Lexicon Glossary.

These terms were taken from the Morphology section of Roma's Science page.

For more information on the changing seasons and climate, see the Climate header in the Physical Geography section of Roma's Land page.

For more information on the annual months and their events, see the Annual Festivals header in the Life Events and Traditions section of Roma's Social page.

These terms were taken from the Currency section of Roma's Trade page.

For more information on the value of precious metals like gold and silver see the Metalwork header in the Domestic Goods section of Roma's Science page.

For more information on provincial and international trade see the different sections in Roma's Trade page.

These terms were taken from the Social Classes section of Roma's Social page.

For more information on each of these ranks and their duties see the Ranks and Hierarchy section of Roma's Law page.
Forms of Address Getting the right form of address is relatively important in Roma. This is not a legal requirement and is unlikely to result in huge ramifications but the wrong address can be insulting. Not only does it keep the immersion of our era intact, but it saves your character from making a social faux pas.

Whilst there is no golden rule on when it is acceptable for a character to slip into informal address, a good rule of thumb is the measurement of two social ranks. The Ranks below are listed in order. If your character is just one or two ranks lower than the person they are addressing, it may be suitable for them to use an informal mode of address. Any lower and you are safer sticking with the formal.

Imperia (Regnum)(Nobility)If Male...
Formal: Magna Regnum House-Name
Informal: My Lord House-Name
If Female...
Formal: Magna Regnum First-Name
Informal: My Lady House-Name
Imperia (Lex)(Nobility)If Male...
Formal: Magna House-Name
Informal: My Lord House-Name
If Female...
Formal: Magna First-Name
Informal: My Lady House-Name
Imperia (Nobilis)(Nobility)Formal: Imperia House-Name
Informal: My Lord / Lady House-Name
Pontifex Maximus(High Priest)Formal: Magna Pontifex
Informal: Your Holiness
Legate ImperiaFormal: Sir Legate Imperia
Informal: Legate House-Name (or First-Name, if not noble)
Dux (Duke)Formal: Dux House-Name
Informal: My Lord House-Name
Ducissa (Duchess)Formal: Ducissa House-Name
Informal: My Lady House-Name
NobilityFormal: Lord / Lady House-Name
Informal: My Lord / Lady (First-Name can be added)
MagisterFormal: Lord House-Name
Informal: My Lord First-Name
PraefectFormal: Sir First-Name
Informal: Sir
LegateFormal: Sir Legate
Informal: Legate House-Name (or First-Name, if not noble)
Pontiffs (Priests)Formal: Your Holiness
Informal: Pontiff First-Name
CenturionFormal: Centurion House-Name (or First-Name, if not noble)
Informal: Sir
MilessFormal: Miless House-Name (or First-Name, if not noble)
Informal: Sir
Between Pontiffs(Priests)Formal: Honourable Brother
Informal: Pontiff First-Name
Temple LadiesFormal: Lady First-Name
Informal: My Lady
Common PeerageFormal: 'Sir' (male), 'Ma'am' or 'Mistress' (older woman) or 'Miss' (younger woman).
Informal: Character's Name

These terms were taken from the Social Classes section of Roma's Social page.

For more information on each of these ranks and their duties see the Ranks and Hierarchy section of Roma's Law page.
Land Census
Below is a quick overview of the open canons, wanted ads and in-play characters in the Roma land, specifically the characters currently occupying positions of power and which are still open to be filled by original characters.

For more information on the different roles and levels of authority in Roma see the Ranks and Hierarchy section in Roma's Law page.

For the full, canon family tree of Roma use this link and the 'Find:' function at the bottom right of the page, to find "Caesar Lex Regnum Cannae" as a starting point. You can explore from there.
Ruling Powers Roma has no monarchy and is ruled by the Imperia Parliamentum. Positions in this governing body are inherited through the predominant families in the land. These families may or may not be related to the original royal line of Rome. The Houses of Cannae and Veneti are the two direct lines of the old monarchy and addressed as Regnum. They are of a higher rank within the Parliamentum than the Nobilis families. Those who still possess royal blood, regardless of House are addressed as "Lex" before their family name. These people have no additional legal power or authority but are often listened to with greater respect due to their family lineage.

Imperia ParliamentumImperia Regnum
Imperia Nobilis
2 / 2 Filled
6 / 12 Filled
5 / 46 Filled

Imperia Regnum+caesar
Legal WifeUnmarried
Issue / ChildrenNone

Imperia Regnum+octavia
Legal Spouse+marius
Issue / Children+tacita, +silva

Imperia Nobilis+augustus
Legal Wife+aemiliana
Issue / ChildrenNone

Imperia Nobilis+nero
Legal WifeWidowed
Issue / Children+cassius, +vitrus +felix

Imperia Nobilis+domicus
Legal Wife+helvia
Issue / Children+gloriana, +erotus, +luciliana

Imperia Nobilis+rufus
Legal Wife+portia
Issue / Children+titania, +aquila

Imperia Nobilis (Shared)+marcellus
Legal WifeUnmarried
Issue / ChildrenNone

Imperia Nobilis (Shared)+lucius
Legal WifeUnmarried
Issue / ChildrenNone

Imperia Nobilis+claudius
Legal Wife+erica
Issue / Children+claudia, +lupa

Legal WifeUnmarried
Issue / ChildrenNone

Legal Wife+octavia
Issue / ChildrenNone

Legal Wife+valeria
Issue / Children+argus, +titus, +ursula, +prisca, +sabina

Legal WifeUnmarried
Issue / ChildrenNone

Legal WifeUnmarried
Issue / ChildrenNone
Roma Houses The only 'Royal' Houses of Roma are Cannae and Veneti but these are only addressed as such for respect: not legal authority. All other houses related to the royal line by marriage or distant connection are Noble Houses. Praefect Houses are the families of particular men assigned to rule over distinct provinces. A praefect without family can hold the rank of praefect but is not granted a formal House until he is married and has produced legitimate offspring.

Head of House+octavia
StatusRoyal House
Members+marius, +tacita, +silva

Head of House+caesar
StatusRoyal House
Members+iulius, +fabiana

Head of House+augustus
StatusNoble House
Members+valeria, +aemiliana, +pompeius, +valeria, +argus, +titus, +ursula, +prisca, +sabina

Head of House+nero
StatusNoble House
Members+cassius, +caelia, +julius, +vitrus, +felix

Head of House+domicus
StatusNoble House
Members+gloriana, +erotus +luciliana, +helvia

Head of House+rufus
StatusNoble House
Members+portia, +titania, +aquila, +romulus

Head of House+marcellus, +lucius
StatusNoble House

Head of House+claudius
StatusNoble House
Members+erica, +claudia, +lupa, +gallus

Read more about Houses across the site in our Houses Registry.
Provincial Leaders Roma has three tiers of Houses: Regnum (royal blooded), Nobilis (nobility) and Praefect (common). The leader of every Regnum or Nobilis is automatically appointed the rank of Imperia in the Parliamentum. The oldest male in a Regnum, Nobilis or Praefect holds the title of Dux, the oldest female Ducissa.

A Praefect is the political/administrative leader of a single province in Roma and is only bestowed a House when he is married and has produced a legitimate male heir. A man can hold the Praefect rank without the House attached. If given a House, the Praefect rank is then most often passed down through that family, but only at the approval of the Regnum or Nobilis who owns the province they manage. The Praefect rank (and the House attached) can be removed at any time by their vassal Regnum/Nobilis. A Praefect's role and duties can also be bestowed on a male from a Regnum or Nobilis house. Praefects are permitted at Court and in upper social circles but they do not hold a seat or any authority in the Parliamentum. A Praefect (or any other member of any of the three House tiers) may be appointed the additional role of Magister. This would give them a seat in the Parliamentum. Below is a table copied from our World Contribution page. Any provinces that are indicated as 'Open' can be claimed by new characters if a member wishes to create a new Nobilis or Praefect House.


For a more detailed list of each province and its industry and benefits, see the Province Listings section of Roma's Land page.
Military Leaders Each province has a war militia. The leaders of these militia are Centurions. Their subordinate officers are Miless. Centurions report to their commanding officer: the Legate of one of the 14 royal / noble families. The Legates are subservient to the House but also report to the Legate Imperia of their region (North, South, East and West). The Legate Imperia may be a member of the same House, a different one, or not nobility at all. They are the ultimate in military authority in Roma but they are also under the political command of the Imperia Parliamentum.


For more information on military rankings and the authority and duties that come with them, see the Military Ranks section in Roma's Military page.
Full Peerage The entire populace of Roma includes royals, nobles and common folk from across their different European lands. All open canons, open wanteds and in-play characters, from all classes of life, are listed below:


You can also search all of our current character profiles, open characters and wanted ads in more detail in our Character Compendium.
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