A Duke or Duchess can either be a monarch ruling over a Duchy or hold a prestigious position among the nobility of a kingdom, historically often of the highest below the monarch. This noble title is ranked higher than Count and lower than Prince. This title is granted to a certain person by the Regent.
To become a Duke or Duchess, you don't need to meet any in game mechanical requirements. A Regent can appoint up to 1 Duke for each castle the Kingdom owns. The title can also be customized to reflect a regional or roleplay equivalent. The crown icon seen above will remain the same.
This role is mainly for Role Playing purposes.
kingdoms can decide for themselves wether and which duties or privileges they want to give with the title. For reference, those may include among others:
- administrative duties, i.e. as the vassal and chief overseer of one or more regions the kingdom owns
- a commanding position in the military
- award for exemplary loyalty, efforts for the kingdom's benefit, etc.
- come with a salary
- exemtion from certain laws