The members of the royal family, the House of Knight, have the following titles:
Khagan: is used to refer to the male leader of Thialrer. Also the Archbishop of Thalrenius if an ordained Thelranian priest. The style is His Castellan Imperial Majesty.
Khatun: is used to refer to the female leader of Thialrer. Also the Archbishop of Thalrenius if an ordained Thelranian priest. The style is Her Castellan Imperial Majesty.
Khaganbikeh: is used to refer to the husband of the current Khagan or Khatun. The style is His Castellan Imperial Majesty.
Khaganbika: is used to refer to the wife of the current Khagan or Khatun. The style is Her Castellan Imperial Majesty.
Khaganzadeh: is used to refer to the male heir apparent. The style is His Castellan Imperial Highness.
Khaganzada: is used to refer to the female heir apparent. The style is Her Castellan Imperial Highness.
Morza: is used to refer to a senior member of the Castellan Family, and there are no gender-based variations. The plural is morzalar. The style is His/Her Imperial Highness.
Tegin: is used to refer to a male junior member of the Castellan Family. The style is His Castellan Highness.
Tegina: is used to refer to a female junior member of the Castellan Family. The style is Her Castellan Highness.
Tarkhan: a hereditary title of nobility which the Khagan/Khatun may bestow on anyone. The style is His Highness.
Tarkhan: a hereditary title of nobility which the Khagan/Khatun may bestow on anyone. The style is Her Highness.
An orchestra, thirty Castellan Guard on each side of the room, and flags of Thialrer, the House of Knight, and the monarch must be present in any formal room in the Imperial Palace the monarch is to enter. Before the monarch enters the room, all must kneel before the point of entry. The march of the Khagan must be played as the Khagan enters the room. The march concludes when the Khagan sits down in his throne. Once this happens, all may rise.
Languages used officially in the palace include Thialren English, Ancient Thialren, Modern Thialren, Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew, Scots, Scots Gaelic, Anglo-Saxon, Kazakh, and Latin. Using the wrong dialect of English or a language not listed will be seen as improper and require a translator. This only applies to conversations in formal rooms, and in events such as banquets. Upon entering the formal room, one must silently bow before the throne of the Khagan.
All food is already present before the entry of the Khagan, though guests are permitted to request additional food from servants. Scratching oneself will get one thrown out. Instead of napkins, all guests are provided with a gold filigreed piece of white cloth called an irqil (pronounced eer-KWILL). This is used for scratching oneself and wiping oneself.
The imperial family eat at their own table, separate from the guests. With the approval of the Khagan, a guest or guests may sit at the imperial family's table. Entertainment, such as operas or fine music is typically present at feasts. After a banquet, the orchestra will typically play various music and the guests will dance. A waltz played to Johann Strauss II's "The Blue Danube" is the traditional first dance selection.
After this, any political matters may be discussed.
Khagan Arrow Knight is the current reigning monarch of Thialrer. The Khagan is recognized as a constitutional monarch mandated to rule by Heaven and is legally the chief of the executive branch of Thialren government and the highest human authority in the nation, and thus respect in the form of a bow, kneel, or kowtow is necessary. The level of kowtow, kneel, or bow varies depending upon status.
Absolute Monarchs: monarchs with a heavenly mandate and absolute control over their nations are seen as slightly superior to the Khagan, and thus no recognition is necessary.
Semi-Constitutional Monarchs: monarchs with a heavenly mandate and significant control over their nations are seen as equal to the Khagan, and thus both must nod in respect for each other.
Constitutional and Non-Independent Monarchs: monarchs with a heavenly mandate who are restricted heavily by their nations or are rulers of a territory of a nation are seen as inferior to the Khagan, and thus must bow before him.
Non-Monarchical Royals: people of royal blood who do not have a heavenly mandate (this includes monarchs without a heavenly mandate) must recognize their inferior status to the Khagan, but as not being simple citizens. Therefore they must bow with a touch of the ground.
Ordinary Citizens and Peasants: people not of royal blood are required to kneel before the Khagan.
Criminals: all criminals are required a full kowtow.
The House of Knight is the current ruling family of Thialrer. Upon coronation, the Khagan must select a successor. The successor must be confirmed with a majority vote from Parliament. If the nominated successor dies before ascending to the throne or Parliament does not confirm them, a different successor must be nominated. The only requirements for a successor are that they are at least 17 years of age, a Protestant Christian, and a human. If, for whatever reason, the successor is not chosen before the Khagan dies or abdicates, Parliament must vote on a successor from within the current ruling family that must fulfill the ordinary requirements. The following is a list of the members of the House of Knight. M specifies a male, F specifies a female, and I specifies an intersex individual. Chosen names are in red, child names are in blue, patronymics are in green, née or né family names are in yellow, and family names are in orange. Titles are not colored.
Emperor William William Tiberiuschev Knight, executed for crimes against humanity in July 2020 (M)
Empress Consort Annabelle Emma Octaviuschev Thalrenius Knight, went missing October 2019 (F)
- Their children and their children's spouses:
Khagan Arrow Tim Williamchev Knight, Tarkhan of Trajann, age 45 (M)
Khaganbika Valeria Valerie Johnchev Rose Knight, Minister of the Economy, Tarkhana of Trajann, age 44 (F)
- Their children:
Khaganzadeh Dorian Benjamin Arrowchev Knight, Director of Delta Three, age 24 (I, M)
Tegina Valeria Knight, age 16 (F)
Dr. Apollo Knight, PhD, imprisoned for life for treason, attempted assassination, terrorism, and other crimes, stripped of all titles, age 40 (M)
Morza Dr. Artemis Knight, PhD, former President of Thialrer, Professor of Political Science, Archchancellor of the Senate, Tarkhan of New Thalrenius, age 36 (M)
Morza Thalia Knight, wife of Artemis, Minister of State, Tarkhana of New Thalrenius, age 37 (F)
- Their son:
Tegin Tiberius Knight, age 13 (M)
Morza Diana Knight, Minister of Defense, Tarkhana of Falcon City, age 33 (F)
Friends of the family:
Tiberius Kerius Keriuschev Varro, Godfather to Tiberius Knight, Regional Chairman of 1st Epitome United, Tarkhan of Draco, age 36 (M)
Nico James Samchev Carter, Tiberius Varro's fiancé, Prime Minister of Thialrer, Tarkhan of Draco, age 37 (M)
Kira bin Ashkan al-Ahmed, Emira and Tarkhana of Thalristan, age 36
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